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The Top Article of the Week

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

Are you a trainer, or a coach? The exactly terminology may not seem like it matters, however it's what these terms represent that does. Coaches coach their clients; they understand and consider that they're human, and therefore experience emotions and live busy lives of which fitness may not be the number one priority (like it is to many of us).

This week's top pick courtesy of Gregg Slater of Shredded By Science, is an absolute must-read for fit pros, giving a detailed overview of how you can empower your clients in order to give them the best possible chance of achieving success (and you getting kick-ass testimonials).

Gone (I hope), are the days of the militant PT who drives their clients into the ground in a bath of blood, sweat and tears. It's time we, as an industry, make the general public's lives better, not worse. To get them stronger, healthier, moving better, and most importantly enjoying the process.


Strength Training

Strength Training Tricks: What Works? -- Travis Pollen, T-Nation

Your First Powerlifting Meet & Performing Under Pressure -- Adam Pine

Positive Self-Talk for Instant Strength Gains -- Tony Bonvechio

Better Bodies by Better Supersets -- Kevin Mullins

8 Steps To A Great Bench Technique -- Chad Wesley Smith, JTS



The Truth About NET Carbohydrates -- Mike Gorski, DrJohnRusin.com

How To Start Flexible Dieting -- Steve Hall

6 Bad Arguments That Make the GMO Debate Look Stupid -- Amber Rogers

The Dark Side Of Iron - Why Too Much Is Harmful -- Atli Arnarson, Authority Nutrition


General Health

There's Always More to Say: Tattoos, Semicolons, and Suicidal Depression -- John Romaniello

Can An Online Personal Trainer Still Do A Good Job? -- Jon Goodman, thePTDC.com

The Unspoken Truth About Online Fitness -- Tanner Blaze, Roman Fitness Systems

34 Things Learned from 20 Years of Lifting - Part 1 & Part 2 -- Dean Somerset

How To Get the Best Out of Your Athletes and Clients: 4 Points For Better Coaching -- Todd Bumgardner, TonyGentilcore.com



Does Size Matter? -- Bryan Krahn

Building Muscle on a Vegetarian Diet -- Kristen Perillo, JMax Fitness

A Quick Guide To Perfect Dips -- Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation

How To Lose Fat And Gain Muscle At The Same Time -- Tim Berzins

5-Minute Micro-Routines to Build Muscle -- Eric Bach


Fat Loss

One Crazy Trick: What We Can Learn From Fad Diets, Detoxes, and MLM Insanity -- Amy Dix

Is Body Fat Testing A Waste Of Time? -- Tom Venuto

Exercise for Health, NOT Weight Loss -- Dr. Spencer Nadolsky

4 Steps To Quickly Find Your Motivaton For Exercise -- Mitch Calvert

7 Ways To Burn More Fat At Breakfast -- Mike Samuels