Each week the PTDC chooses the best fitness articles from around the Internet. This list is chosen, to the best of our ability, without bias. The coaches who choose the list have no affiliation with this site. Their only instructions that the best info makes the list each week.

To end the year, we've compiled a list of the best of the best. Below you'll find the best fitness articles written in 2015 on the Internet.


-Coach Jon (PTDC founder and head coach)

The Top Article of the Year


Some believe that exercise technique is very much a black and white affair; you're either doing it right or wrong. However there's much more to it than this, based on individual needs and anatomy.

This year's top pick delves into the squat in particular, explaining why it's not always mobility which may affect limitations in technique, and what differences in hip anatomy mean that people can't physically set up the same and squat ass-to-grass.

Should I squat with a narrow or wide stance?

Will my bony anatomy physically allow me to squat past parallel?

As coaches we need to accept and understand that everyone is not the same, and that these factors affect how we must coach the squat for different people.


General Health

Butter In Your Coffee and Other Cons: Stories From a Fitness Insider -- Dick Talens

How The Transtheoretical Model Of Behavior Change Will Help You Better Assess Client Needs -- Dave Smith, PTDC

Current Position Statement On Anterior Pelvic Tilt -- Bret Contreras

Gender Differences in Training and Diet -- Greg Nuckols

Avoiding Cardio Could Be Holding You Back -- Greg Nuckols


Strength Training

The Complete Strength Training Guide -- Greg Nuckols

Beyond The Butt Wink: Hip Shape, Injuries, and Individual Ability - Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 -- Dean Somerset

How I Cured My Squat Woes (So You Can Too) - Part 1 and Part 2 -- Tony Bonvechio

Defending Spinal Flexion: It's Not Always The Evil Step-Child We Make It Out To Be  -- Tony Gentilcore

Common Injury Sites And Clever Workarounds: Part 1 - Upper Body and Common Injury Sites And Clever Workarounds: Part 2 - Lower Body -- Eric Bach & Travis Pollen



Your Training And Nutrition Methods Don't Mean Shit -- Gregg Slater, Shredded By Science

Why We Stopped Recommending Fish Oil: It May Be Good For You, But Being Told To Take It Isn't -- Krista Scott-Dixon

Settling The Great Grain Debate. Can Wheat And Other Grains Fit Into A Healthy - And Sane - Diet? -- Brian St. Pierre, Precision Nutrition

A Teacher Lost 56 Pounds Eating McDonald's & People Are Pissed -- Nia Shanks

8 Nutrition Myths That Need To Die -- Eat to Perform



YOUR Drug-Free Muscle And Strength Potential: Part 1 & Part 2 -- Greg Nuckols

Grow Like a New Lifter Again -- Greg Nuckols

Developing A Mind-Muscle Connection For Muscle Hypertrophy -- Ian Padron, DrJohnRusin.com


Fat Loss

To Ephiphany And Beyond! Finding Your "Why" Of Weight Loss -- James Fell

How Many Calories Should A Woman Eat For Fat Loss -- Mike Vacanti

Are We "Destined To Be Fat"? -- Krista Scott-Dixon

How Fat Acceptance Doesn't Have To Glorify Obesity And Shame Fitness -- Taylor Share, Nerd Fitness

The Brutally Honest 6 Reasons You are Still Overfat -- Taylor Simon