It’s hard to believe that 2013 is coming to a close. It’s been a fun and busy year at BuiltLean as we’ve restructured all the content on our website, added several new members to our team, and published over 255 articles (more than double last year).
Below you’ll find the top 5 articles, which I chose based on a combination of of social media shares, comments, ratings, and pageviews. It was very difficult to choose the top 5, so I also included a list of runners up that could easily have made the list as well.
This article was the most shared we published in 2013 with 2.4K Facebook shares. There is a lot of confusion over whether eating fruits can actually help you lose fat, or if eating fruits may actually cause weight gain. Our experts unanimously recommend fruits, and give their favorite fruits and why.
The deadlift can be a very effective strength training exercise, but it may be the most dangerous exercise when done with improper form. Few gym goers use proper form when doing a deadlift for a number of reasons. Steve Bergeron, CSCS, CPT included photos, video demonstrations, and wrote very clear and direct cues to help you master the deadlift while minimizing injury. This article attracted 20k pageviews.
It is no secret the food industry exists to make a profit, but the claims that are made in order to sell more food that is of questionable nutritional value is startling. Nate Morrow identified 7 nutritional claims that food marketing companies make that are misleading at best. Check them out to see for yourself.
This year we were a lot more active on our social media platforms. On most Monday’s this year, we included motivational images to help create some positive momentum at the start of your week. This article included 10 of the most popular motivational images we posted this year. Some people expected a bunch of ripped bodies to be featured, but were pleasantly surprised by the depth and breadth of the quotes. Hope you enjoy them.
I wrote this article to debunk the myth that lower intensity exercise burns more fat. This was the #1 most viewed article we published in 2013 with 70K+ pageviews and 500+ Facebook shares. While cardio machines around the world still promote the “fat burning zone,” you will be one of the smart exercisers who knows the fat burning zone doesn’t exist.
Thank you for your readership and participation to make 2013 a memorable year! We hope 2014 will be even more fun, productive, and informative.