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The Top Article of the Week
In this week’s top fitness article, Krista dives into the problems with the “thrifty gene” hypothesis. Yes, the theory makes sense but some potential issues include:
- Some people are obese. But some are not.
- Genetics matter, but it’s complicated.
- Epigenetics also matter, and it’s also complicated.
- It’s not just about how much fat, but where it goes and why it’s there. Again, complicated.
- For most people, past a certain point, it’s hard to put on a lot of weight on purpose.
Read the article for well-researched viewpoints covering the topic of obesity and fat gain. Then enjoy the rest of the list!
Training is for Building, Not Testing — Chad Smith
High Bar and Low Bar Squatting 2.0 — Greg Nuckols
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Deadlifters – Part 2 — Tony Gentilcore
What’s Your Favourite Position? — Travis Pollen, Dean Somerset
BioLayne Guest Blog by Jonathan Goodman – The Fitness Industry is Failing — Jon Goodman, BioLayne.com
Core Confusion –Nick Tumminello, T-Nation
Long-Term Athletic Development: Optimizing A Young Athlete’s First Day at the Gym — John O’Neil, Eric Cressey
Don’t Eat Your Keg Stand for Dinner — Josh Hillis
Is Obesity a Life Sentence? — Amber, GO Kaleo
11 Principles For Rapid Fat Loss — Eric Bach
Is Being a Hardgainer a Myth? — Anthony Dexmier, Jmax Fitness
The Biggest Mistake I Made Building Muscle — Bryan Krahn
The Best Cardio for Skinny guys — Eric Bach
Guest Post: Food Abstinence for Food Addicts: Deprivation or a New Freedom? — Dr. Vera Tarman, Dr. Sharma
17 Things Every Clean Eater Needs to Know — Mike Samuels
4 Mistakes That Ruin Your Diet — Ines Shubashka