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The Top Article of the Week
The Functional Movement Screening (FMS) has been a highly debated topic since its’ creation, raising intense discussion about how effective it really is. As ever in the fitness industry we tend to either love or hate trends, with no middle ground, no grey area.
But we shouldn’t. Following trends to the extreme can give us tunnel vision, allowing us to miss, ignore or avoid important information we should logically consider. The top coaches in our field are all evidence based, and commonly remind us that we need to keep an open mind if there is legitimate science behind any claim or approach.
This week’s top article is a brilliant debate on the topic between Elsbeth Vaino and Bret Contreras, drawing on whether it is useful to become FMS certified, which populations would benefit from it and which wouldn’t, as well as strengths and potential improvements.
All About German Volume Training – A Brutally Hard but Extremely Effective Program for More Muscle — Charles Poliquin, thePTDC.com
The Complete Guide to Zerchers — Christian Thibaudeau, T-Nation
Band Glute Exercises for the Win: Erin McComb’s Intriguing Training Methods — Bret Contreras & Erin McComb
The Road to the Trophy — Hayden Perno
3 Ways to Power Up Your Glutes — Kyle Arsenault, T-Nation
Hamstrings: The Most Overrated Muscle for the Squat 2.0 — Greg Nuckols
How to Do Weighted Carries for Stronger Athletes — Eric Bach
5 Supplemental Exercises to Develop a Stronger Deadlift — Mike Dewar, Breaking Muscle
Can exercise really defeat depression? — Camille DePutter, Precision Nutrition
The Poor Sleep-Hormone Connection — Dr. Brooke Larson, GGS
5 Tips For Training In Crowded Gyms — Stuart Aitken, Shredded By Science
Squat: It Does A Body (And A Booty) Good — Karen Smith, GGS
Own Your Profession — Jarrett Brumett
Dr. Oz, Weight Loss, and the Ordinary Miracle — James Fell
Why Everyone Starts From The Beginning (the ETP Board Game) — Gina Patterson, Eat To Perform
The Caloric Deficit Cheat Sheet — James Fell
4 Steps to Sustainable Weight Loss — Sheila Viers, ExperienceLife.com
The Science Behind Caffeine — Kamel Patel, Examine.com
The Official Top 7 Best Books for Nutrition Coaches — Jordan Syatt
Pepsi Removing Aspartame — Steven Novella, Science-Based Medicine