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The Top Article of the Week
Dave wants to become a personal trainer. Dave buys a textbook, studies hard, passes his exam, and gets his first job at the local gym. Woo-hoo Dave. But there’s a problem. Dave doesn’t know all the answers to the wide array of questions the gym members ask him. So, in an effort to affirm his position as “the fitness expert”, Dave responds confidently with answers that he’s pretty sure are true. At least, he’s definitely heard these answers before. Somewhere. At some point. He thinks.
Dave’s situation is, unfortunately, far from unique. Let’s face it, no certification could possibly prepare a new trainer to know everything about everything related to fitness. It’s one of the reasons continuing education (not to be confused with collecting CEU’s) is so crucial. In this week’s top article, you’ll read through 4 popular core training beliefs that you might be pretty sure are true. But are they?
3 Ways to Tap into Your Mental Muscle — Nate Palmer, DrJohnRusin.com
Don’t Let the Fitness Industry Tell You What to Do — Robert Camacho, Breaking Muscle
Life Ain’t Easy: Train Anyway — Pete Hitzeman, Breaking Muscle
How to Talk to Fat People — James Fell
4 Easy Ways to Fix Shoulder Pain — Alex Nurse, T-Nation
Partial Movements for Raw Lifters? — Thomas Lilley, Juggernaut
6 Unconventionally Simple Exercises — Chris Cooper, TonyGentilcore.com
Tip: Hone Your Technique With Wall Squats — Chad Waterbury, T-Nation
Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Bottoms-Up Anything — Tony Gentilcore
How Food Marketing Strategies Fool Us Into Thinking Their Food Is Healthy — Yoni Freedhoff, the PTDC
Why Some People Can Eat More Carbs Than Others — Adam Bornstein, Greatist
How To Eat For Maximum Muscle Growth At Any Age! — Layne Norton, Bodybuilding.com
How Creatine Helps You Gain Muscle and Strength — Rudy Mawer, Authority Nutrition
How Short-Chain Fatty Acids Affect Health and Weight — Mary Jane Brown, Authority Nutrition
4 Exercises You Should Do To Build A Bigger Back — Tanner Baze
The Flat Butt Fix — Dani Shugart, T-Nation
The 7 New Rules of Lifting — Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation
More Fibre, More Fat Loss — David O’Connor
Water Burns: Tread Water to Lose Fat — Chris Holder, Breaking Muscle
How to Stay Fit (And Avoid Fat Gain) While Traveling — Slyvon Blanco