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

Loving Your Body - Bret Contreras

Having a man weigh in on women, body-esteem, and self-esteem might seem like a recipe for disaster, but Bret Contreras offers some significant and useful ideas for ways to change our training focus from an exercise in comparative aesthetics to an exercise in self-love.


11 Training Myths That Kill Muscle Growth - Jason Ferruggia (Our choice for Bodybuilding article of the week)

Protein Pulsing for Muscle - Mike Roussell, T-Nation

JoshStrength: Herculean Traps 101 - Josh Bryant, Elitefts

General Health

Burn Down the Farm - Leo Babauta, Zen Habits (Our choice for General Health article of the week)

Say Yes to Distress - Tabata Times

The 'Bare Essential' to Preventing Knee Pain - Cameron Josse, DeFranco's Training Systems: Ask Joe

Deadbugs: The What, Why, and How - Tony Gentilcore

Don't stop, Understand: 8 Things a Trainer Wants You to Understand - Jonathan Goodman on thePTDC


Fat Loss

NYSC Undercover: What Kind of Dieter Are You? - Fred Duncan, Elitefts (Our choice for Fat Loss article of the week)

Your Scientific Guide to Strength Training for Fat Loss - podcast with Brad Schoenfeld, Impruvism

Three Completely Obvious (and FREE) Aspects of Rapid Fat Loss You're Blatantly Ignoring - Roman Fitness Systems

What's a Realistic Rate of Fat Loss? - Armi Legge


Strength Training

Can You Guarantee Improved Performance? - Mike Robertson (Our choice for Strength Training article of the week)

The Pause Method for Teaching Olympic Weightlifting to the Beginner - Ursula Garza Papandrea, Breaking Muscle

The Glute Guy's Secrets: The Art of Glute Building Part II - Programming - Bret Contreras

3 Common Mistakes in the Deadlift - Brandon Lilly, JTS Strength

6 Common Turkish Get-up Technique Mistakes - Greg Robins,



Controlled Cheating: 6 Strategies for Intelligent Indulgence - Jill Coleman (Our choice for Nutrition article of the week)

Is Fruit Good or Bad For Your Health? The Sweet Truth - Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition

What the Hell is Gluten? - Steve, Nerd Fitness

Top 9 Biggest Lies About Dietary Fat and Cholesterol - Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition