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

William Banting has been hailed in low-carb circles as one of the first preachers of the low-carb lifestyle. He did, after all, claim to have lost about 50 pounds on a low-carb meal plan. But was his diet really "low-carb"? Or was it really just low calorie? Leigh Peele looks at the math behind Banting's self-reported meal plan, ultimately using Banting's example to guide us toward smarter analysis of anecdotal evidence.


My Case For The Heels Elevated Squat -- Lee Boyce (Our choice for Bodybuilding article of the week)

Build Muscle With Heavy Singles - Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation

Advanced 21s for Hypertrophy - Nick Tumminello, T-Nation

Is Muscle Soreness an Indicator of a Good Workout? - Harold Gibbons


General Health

Find Your Fight - Nate Miyaki, T-Nation (Our choice for General Health article of the week)

3 Ways to Open Up Your Hips - Eric Wong,

You're Not Good Enough to Be Disappointed - James Clear

How the Mighty Ducks Will Make You a Better Person - Steve, NerdFitness

8 Natural Ways to Fuel Your Energy Level Through the Day -- Katie Chasey, Breaking Muscle


Fat Loss

How Much Protein Do You Need to Maintain Muscle Mass While Dieting? -- Armi Legge, Impruvism (Our choice for Fat Loss article of the week)

In Defense of Alcohol: Why Drinking is "Good for You" and How to Not Get Fat from It -- Pat Flynn, Breaking Muscle


Strength Training

5 Things You Should Do Every Day - Bret Contreras (Our choice for Strength Training article of the week)

Best Exercise in Ever: Cossack Squat - Dean Somerset

DEFICIT DEADLIFTS - WHAT, WHY, WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW -- Greg Robins, The Strength House

Training with Purpose: Individualization -- Gabriel Naspinski, Elitefts

Rethinking Bilateral Training - Kevin Neeld,



Do Carbs Kill Your Brain? -- Chris Kresser (Our choice for Nutrition article of the week)

4 Bad Justifications For Detoxing -- Mike Howard,

Grass-fed Butter is a Superfood For The Heart --  Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition