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 Choices for the Article of the Week

This is a free 42 minute professionally-filmed presentation that was a part of the PTDC's Ultimate Fat Loss Seminar (UFLSeminar) last year. I consider it a must-watch for any trainer.

The video will be available to you anytime to watch at your leisure but you have to get it right away before the link expires.

In addition to the 3 reasons your clients aren't losing fat is a template that Dr. Nadolsky provided for filling out and sending to your clients doctors for efficient and effective communication. This shows respect and professionalism towards the doctor and should result in him or her sending you lots of his patients are clients.

It's January. That doesn't just mean it's pretty dang cold outside. It also means that seemingly everyone you know is talking about fat loss and fitness, and Adrian Crowe is talking about it, too. Adrian, however, wants to talk about fat loss and fitness realistically -- and in order to do that, there are some "delusions of grandeur" he needs to dispell. Like that you can just "flex your bingo wings" to lose fat. Or that fat loss isn't at all about food choices. Adrian doesn't just cut down the myths; he provides the alternatives, as a true pro should, and he provides all of this with the intent not to belittle those who believe the myths but to inspire.


Are You Stronger or Just Better? -- Matt Wiggins, T-Nation (our choice for Bodybuilding article of the week)

Pull Ups with Bands are Overrated: 2 Tips for the Pull-up Deficient -- Nick Tumminello

How to RDL -- Mike Robertson

Program Shock: Do the Opposite -- Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation

Love of Labour Lost -- Feminist Figure Girl

General Health

4 Ways to Become Better - Adam Bornstein (Our choice for General Health article of the week)

The Year of the Jelly Bean -- Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake, Thrive with Jen Sinkler

Making Resolutions Stick - 10 Tips for New Years' Success -- Amber, Go Kaleo

The John Lennon Weight Loss Solution -- James Fell

7 Ways to Create Badass Content -- Chris McCombs


Fat Loss

Moving Away from the Cult of the Body in 2014 -- Caitlin, Fit & Feminist (Our choice for Fat Loss article of the week)

Grow Muscle to Get Leaner -- Dani Shugart

The Best "Diets" Are The Ones That Are Never Over -- Jill Coleman

The Best Diet For Fat Loss -- Mark Fisher


Strength Training

Twerk Your Way to Stronger Lifts, Stronger Abs and Pain-Free Movement -- Joy Victoria (Our choice for Strength Training article of the week)

7 Ways to Hack Your Hip Hinge -- Kasey Esser, T-Nation

Training and Coaching: Getting It Done (Part 2) -- David Adamson, Elitefts

Sir, Please Step Away From The Athlete -- Derek Fry, Elitefts

Westside for Benching -- Greg Panora, JTS Strength



The Detox Scam: How to spot it, and how to avoid it - Scott Gavura, Science-based Medicine (Our choice for Nutrition article of the week)

Is Complete Abstinence From Junk Foods a Bad Idea? -- Kris Gunnars

Diet Pseudoscience, Falsification, & The Naturalistic Fallacy -- Nick Horton