It’s almost the end of 2016 which means a lot of people are going to be recapping what happened over the course of the year. It’s been a busy year of writing articles on this side of the computer, whether for this page specifically, guest posts on other pages, or regularly featured articles for other websites. I accomplished two of my fitness writing goals, being published on ThePTDC.com and making their “Top Articles of the Week” list (not once, but several times over).
All in all, I think in 2016, I put my own version of a stamp on the interwebz. With that said, below are my top 10 articles of 2016.
- Manual Therapy & The Personal Trainers Scope of Practice DrJohnRusin.com This was probably the most controversial article I’ve ever written as it put trainers in there place as far as manual therapy & stretching, and set the table for where a hybrid LMT/Trainer fits into this wacky industry.
- 6 Ways to Rock a Deadbug Mobility101.com/MovementResilience.com This was my first guest post of the year, really ever and set the tone for what I would accomplish over the course of the year. So thanks to Matt for helping me out on this one.
- Match Your Clients Want with the Corrective Exercises They Need– The PTDC.com One of my goals as a trainer and a writer was to have an article on this site. Well, check that off the list. This was my take on corrective exercise and how I program them to put my clients in the most optimal positions for success.
- Preventing Re-Injury with Integrated Rehab & Training– DrJohnRusin.com It was interesting to see how this article spurned on a course of the same name that went into more depth into how I approach my post-rehab clients in terms of exercise selection and programming.
- Bulletproof Your Core with Crawling Exercises– Stack.com Crawling is a killer exercise that not only works you’re core,but can teach you how to maintain a neutral spine while moving.
- The 5 Exercise Thoracic Spine Mobility Fix– DrJohnRusin.com Another guest post for Dr. John Rusin, this time on how improving thoracic spine mobility can help shoulder and low back health.
- Bulgarian Split Squat Variation for Powerful Legs– Stack.com Single leg training is a great way to develop strength, power and size in your legs, and one way to do that is a hand assisted split squat using a safety squat bar. You can overload the legs and use the hands to assist the movement through sticking points.
- 6 Unconventionally Simple Exercises– TonyGentilcore.com I approached Tony at the Mark Fisher Fitness Summit about writing and blogging in general and through that conversation, he offered up a guest post if I was interested, which of course I was. This was what I came up with, simple exercises that look easy but are soul crushing. *side note* Tony introduced me to Schmackary’s, quite possibly the best cookie place ever!
- Build Strong Hamstrings to Avoid Pulls & Strains– Stack.com Hamstring injuries suck, and they tend to linger and never fully heal. But if we program certain exercises and train them in a particular way, we can make the hamstrings more resilient to injury.
- Top 5 Hip Mobility Drills– Amp-training.com Hip mobility is important in order to squat or deadlift with solid form. Most of the time the focus is solely on external rotation, but I like to throw some internal rotation exercises in there too.
Thanks for checking out any of my articles, and I hope I can keep this up in 2017!