Wow! It’s been a crazy year. Looking back on 2013, I’ve cranked out a lot of articles, and my blog has risen immensely in popularity. Here are the 25 most popular articles of the year:
I’ll start off with this one since it kicked the shit out of every other article I wrote this year. This blogpost went viral, receiving more visits and pageviews than any article I’ve ever written, and I’m not sure why. The content? The pictures? The references? A combination of all? At any rate, it was very well-received.
Next up is the infamous post on female training. This article received more Facebook likes than any article I’ve ever written. It was a very polarizing article, and I paid the price for the poor style of wording. It doesn’t really provide tips; mostly observations. And it pissed off a multitude of ladies. My friend Jen Sinkler told me that I needed “sensitivity training” after she saw this article, and I couldn’t see it at the time. Having looked over the article today, I can’t believe I posted that. It was a learning experience, and I’m now a better writer because of it. If I could go back in time and rewrite it, I would. In fact, it would be quite easy to rewrite without offending anyone. My sincerest apologies for anyone I offended. But it is what it is so upward and onward!
Next up we’ve got the Hugh Jackman post. The highlight was when Hugh’s trainer chimed in and confirmed my suspicions. Hugh kicks ass, no need to hate!
Never in a million years did I think that this scientific article would be so well-received. You guys do care about science! Hallelujah!
I was so happy to see that the fitness community embraced my hip thruster invention. This article got a lot of attention and shares from fellow trainers, coaches, and writers, which I appreciated.
I came up with this idea on a whim when I saw various challenges using only bodyweight squats. Glad to see it was so popular amongst the ladies.
I wrote this passionate article after my friend Gene was told by a couple medical experts that he’d never squat again. How dare they!!!
I’m very proud of this comprehensive article on progressive overload and was happy that it resonated with the fitness community.
We were dying when we filmed the video embedded in this article. Glad to see that you all appreciated the humor!
This article took me forever to write! I was afraid that it was going to piss some people off, but luckily it didn’t appear to do so. Looks like I learned a lesson from past mistakes and worded the article properly.
I get really annoyed sometimes at the lack of research that goes into other’s articles and recommendations. This rant seemed to be highly appreciated by my readers!
You can’t go wrong with articles on goblet squats! Add in a Dan John quote and your article is bound for success.
This article by Greg Nuckols was a home run with my readers. I’m going to elaborate more on this in the future as I feel it’s very important and requires further explanation as Greg alluded to.
Knee Valgus (Valgus Collapse), Glute Medius Strengthening, Band Hip Abduction Exercises, and Ankle Dorsiflexion Drills
I was very happy to see this article getting shared over the internet as it’s a very important topic!
This was another article (and video) that I was happy to see getting shared over the internet as it’s also a very important topic!
I think people hit “like” on this just for the pictures! If a picture says a thousand words, then this article contains a lot of content. You have to admit, bikini is all about the glutes!
I wrote this after realizing that there wasn’t a single article on the internet on this topic that I felt was decent. I’ve received many emails since this article was written from people thanking me for the advice.
The popularity of this article goes to show you that many women are looking for answers to this topic!
Understanding the potential mechanisms is important for understanding how to correct the situation. You want glutes and hamstrings to share the job of hip extension, not just hamstrings.
This is another article that was best portrayed in picture format. Can’t argue with the results!
This was another 30-day challenge – the ladies seemed to love these!
Here’s the final challenge. Can’t go wrong with these!
The S&C community seemed very happy with my visit with Dr. McGill. I had a lot of fun seeing Stu’s operation and learning more about his methodology.
Personally, this is probably my favorite article of the year.
I was glad to see the number of people who were interested in learning about how Usain trains.