From Jon: Each Sunday thePTDC will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Choice for the Article of the Week
Nia Shanks is dedicated to helping women “become the strongest, most awesome version” of themselves, and here she outlines 7 reasons why this effort is worth it. It’s not about restriction, it’s not about overwhelming workouts, it’s not about the scale. It’s about fun, it’s about empowerment, and it’s about being awesome. We’re down with that.
3 Reasons You Can’t Perform the Big Lifts – Mike Robertson (Our choice for Bodybuilding article of the week)
5 Things You Must Do Every Day To Stay Strong & Healthy – Rob King, JasonFerruggia.com
What World of Warcraft Can Teach Us About Genetics – Steve Kamb, Nerd Fitness (Our choice for General Health article of the week)
Pregnant Strength Trainer Goes Viral: FFG Weighs in – Feminist Figure Girl
The Cure For Hypochondria – Julia Gumm, 180 Degree Health
It Might Be Hard, But There Are Good Reasons to Share Your Secrets – Suzanne Handler, Greatist.com
5 Critical Ways a Woman’s Metabolism Differs From a Man’s (and What to Do About It) – Tabata Times (Our choice for Fat Loss article of the week)
What’s the Best Diet for Losing Fat – Jose Antonio, T-Nation
How to Set a Caloric Deficit for Fat Loss – Armi Legge, Impruvism.com
Are Usain Bolt’s Sprinting Mechanics in Need of an Overhaul? – Bret Contreras
Meltdown in the Compound – Sheena Leedham, Elitefts
If I Could Do it All Again Part 4 – Mark Watts, Elitefts
The Cost of Eating Well: How to Eat Better for Less Money – Katie Chasey, Breaking Muscle (Our choice for Nutrition article of the week)
(Re)Constructing Your Breakfast – Show Me Strength
Protein Shakes to Lower your Blood Pressure – Spencer Nadolsky, T-Nation
Intuitive Eating: A Quick-start Guide to Understanding What Foods Are Best for YOU – Sheila Viers, Thrive with Jen Sinkler