Best Articles of 2017: My Picks

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Yesterday I linked to the articles that resonated most with my readers and received the most traffic on the site in 2017.

You can check them out HERE.

Today, however, I’m going to highlight MY picks. Because me, me, me, me, and me.


The Hardest Topic to Write About: Program Design

Whether you’re a fan of undulated periodization, block periodization, or plain ol’ vanilla linear periodization….writing effective training programs is a must if you want to be known as a legitimate coach or personal trainer.

Where to start? Which is best?

I attempt to answer that in this article.

My Wish For Female Fitness: Less Talk About Less

Look at the magazine cover above. What do you see?

Airbrushing, yes.

But look at the words and titles…..lose, lose, slim, guilt-free, sexy…all are words used to insinuate women need to be less or that they’re not good enough now.

I wish it would stop.

The Trap Bar Deadlift Is Not Cheating

I think the title says it all.

If you need a little more convincing please read on.1

How to Fix Scapular Winging

For the record, you’re likely not going to fix THAT (^^^^^).

That’s “true” scapular winging, a neurological issue where the long thoracic nerve is unable to innervate the Serratus Anterior.

What your client, Jake from accounting, has….is NOT scapular winging.

The Rotator Cuff and Boy Bands

Sometimes you write something you feel is going to resonate so hard and be such a hit with your readers you’ll make a draft of your Pulitzer acceptance speech before you click “publish.”

And then there’s articles like this one…..LOLs.

I thought it was going to be hit and I thought I was being clever. Come on….how many people have tried to tie in boy bands when discussing the rotator cuff?

But, well, sometimes you miss.

Maybe this is a perfect example of people not recognizing greatness until after the fact. Maybe I’m a literary version of Van Gogh?

Yeah, that’s it……;o)

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  1. And if you still disagree with me, well, we can’t be friends…..;o)