Top 10 Most Popular Articles of 2014 – Part 2

Completing our list of the top 10 most popular articles published in 2014, here’s the final countdown from 5 to 1. Are they the most useful things we’ve posted this year? We can’t say that – but they certainly got the most interest from our readers. 

Top 5 Most Popular Articles of 2014

squats key differences5 – 5 Key Differences Between Squats and Sissy Squats

Two of our main exercises compared directly – there’s a lot to remember in both sissy squats and squats, and parts of the technique in each can require opposite considerations. This quick break down of the differences is essential reading. Check it out.



cycling knees strength4 – The Best Knee Exercises for Cyclists

Starting a trend that shows readers from specific sports backgrounds have concerns about what is best for their form of exercise, this article addressed questions we’d received from a cyclist  – and proved these were issues a lot of people wanted answered. So, how can you resolve knee problems with cycling in mind? Find out here.


running knee support3 – Why you need to learn to squat before you run

As with cycling above, here’s an article that resonate with a certain sports community – but the principles behind it are more general than you may think. We were glad to see how widely this was shared on social media. While running and squats should be closely linked, and movement training should be a priority before any form of exercise. Here’s why.


wide squat hip strain2 – Does a wide squat stance really strain your hips?

Closing the countdown it may be surprising to find that after two articles that addressed popular sports, our top 2 are actually very specific to strength training – and unlike the two above were very organically popular in searches, despite a lack of social media sharing. In the first, we question the health risks of wide squats – how dangerous are they to your hips? Read about it here.


managing pain squat parallel1 – Managing knee pain when squatting to parallel

The most read article published this year shows what matters most in knee rehabilitation. Above all, we are interested in managing and reducing knee pain, something this article is completely focused on – exploring how you can produce the most effective exercises even when you continue to feel pain. If you haven’t read it, do so here.

Does our top 10 list reflect what you’ve been reading on the site? Does it give you any ideas for what else you’d like to see us cover? Let us know in the comments.

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