From Jon: Each Sunday thePTDC will publishing a list of the top articles from around the web in 5 different categories: bodybuilding, general health, fat loss, strength training, and nutrition.
We scan the net, but if you'd like to submit your article for consideration, please send it to [email protected].

Our Choice for the Article of the Week

IIFYM, "metabolic damage," the c-word (you know, cardio?)... Jen Comas Keck tackles the confusing picture of fat loss and simplifies it, breaking down what works, what to expect (namely, a little hunger), and what shouldn't happen when we are eating for fat loss.


The Glute Guy's Secrets: The Art of Glute Building Part I - The First Session - Bret Contreras  (Our choice for Bodybuilding article of the week)

How to Move Vol. 1 - Deadlifts, Squats and Presses - Lee Boyce

Science of Lifting: Quick Thoughts, Part 3 - Brandon Patterson, Elitefts

The Myth of Female Specific Training - Tony Gentilcore

Squats for Those Who Can't Squat - Ben Bruno, T-Nation

General Health

Are You Dragonborn? The Dangerous Power of Words - Steve Kamb, Nerd Fitness (Our choice for General Health article of the week)

On WOD-Life Imbalance - Johnny Rooks, Tabata Times

Filling the Cracks in the Fitness Training Foundation - Derek, Smart Group Training

How to Attract More Females to Your Facility - Kat Whitfield, The PTDC


Fat Loss

7 Things that Dieters Do that Lean People Don't - Jill Coleman (Our choice for Fat Loss article of the week)

Why You Don't See Results from Your Workouts (or Diet Plans) - Adam Bornstein

What Is the Value of Lifting "Heavy" If Someone's Goal Is to Get Lean? - Tony Gentilcore

Weight Loss is Not a Behaviour! - Dr. Sharma


Strength Training

Ground-Based Core Training - Mike Robertson (Our choice for Strength Training article of the week)

Ipsilateral versus Contralateral: What Arm & Leg Combination To Use - Dean Somerset

7 Habits of Highly Effective Strength Athletes - Greg Nuckols, JTS

How to Improve Mobility for a Stronger Squat - Jordan Syatt

Training with Purpose: Possible, Useful, Appropriate - Gabriel Naspinksi, Elitefts



Your Problem With Sugar is THE Problem With Sugar - Joy Victoria (Not exactly from this week, but still our choice for Nutrition article of the week)

Why I Don't Promote "Clean Eating" - Brandon Morrison, Lift Big Eat Big

Boosting recovery: Solutions to the most common recovery problems - Kurtis Frank, Precision Nutrition

How to Attract More Females to Your Facility - Kat Whitfield