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The Top Article of the Week

This week's top article is a huge 2-parter going deep into the science behind both your muscle and strength potential, and how these relate to each other (i.e. the more muscle you have, the higher your potential strength will be).

Part 1 explains the theory of these topics, as well as a balanced discussion of pros and cons of numerous approaches of how best to calculate your potential for muscle and strength, offering an evidence-based recommendation. Part 2 will put these models into action so you can get a good idea of your muscle and strength potential.

Keep your eyes peeled for Part 3 and 4, where Greg will go on to discuss how to choose a weight class, and rectify "strength standards" tables, offering a more objective way to classify lifters.


Strength Training

Squats Versus Hip Thrusts Part IV: Transfer To Performance -- Bret Contreras

Wasted Energy: Squat Walkouts -- Brandon Morrison

The Core 4 Training Formula -- Nick Tumminello

Becoming Unapologetically Powerful: Shoulder and Hip Position for the Deadlift -- Jennifer Blake, Thrive with Jen Sinkler

How to Flip Your Recovery Switch to Accelerate Your Results -- Andrew Heming



Let's Talk About Diet, Part 1: Quantity Versus Quality -- Michael Blevins, Breaking Muscle

Why You Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids -- Cassandra Forsythe, GGS

The Complete Incomplete Guide to Supplements -- Jorden Pagel

Are GMOs Bad for Your Health? If You're Asking this Question, You're Probably Missing the Point. -- Helen Kollias, Precision Nutrition

The Best Protein Sources -- Adam Bornstein


General Health

The Law of Repeated Exposures and How It Can Help You Master Any Topic -- Tony Gentilcore

7 Lies About Women's Fitness & Diet -- TC Luoma, T-Nation

21 Tips For Up-and-Coming Fitness Professionals -- Eric Cressey

Why We Do Stuff We Know We Shouldn't, and How It Affects Your Workouts -- Dean Somerset

The Trend Is Dead: 8 Fitness Trends That Didn't Pan Out, Part 1 -- Tony Bonvechio



Everything You Need to Know About Training and Nutrition -- Anthony Dexmier

A Multiplanar Approach is Best for Developing the Glutes -- Bret Contreras

The New Rules of Specialization: How to Add Muscle Mass -- Adam Bornstein

A Guy's Guide To Building Great Glutes -- Bill Geiger, Bodybuilding.com


Fat Loss

20 Common Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight -- Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition

5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Fat Loss Efforts -- Nick Smoot, Bach Performance

Body Composition: 'The Last 5 Pounds', Or How To Deal With Problem Areas -- Amber Rogers

Mindfullness & Dieting Success -- Adam Ali

Four DIY Conditioning Workouts for Fat Loss -- Trish Dacosta