Author: Chris Colucci

The Case Against Trap Training
by Chris Colucci | Tue, Jul 16, 2013

Your traps are puny, and it's probably because you train them directly with shrugs. Here's a better way build your yoke.

High Protein, High Set Program
by Chris Colucci | Wed, Mar 27, 2013

A great program from the past for getting stronger, bigger, and leaner that pre-dates some of the theories of Rippetoe, Meadows, and Wendler.

Knocks to the Weightlifting Head
by Chris Colucci | Wed, Mar 06, 2013

Groupthink and preconceived notions about lifting and diet are as hard to kill as zombies, but Chris Colucci does his best to smash in a few brainstems.

The 11 Body Part Split
by Chris Colucci | Fri, Dec 07, 2012

There are plenty of splits that train all 11 body parts, but do you know the pros and cons of each?

The Biggest Exercise in Bodybuilding
by Chris Colucci | Thu, Oct 18, 2012

Can you do 12 reps of clean and press with a pair of 75-pound dumbbells? It's been a test of strength since the 1930s.

Symmetry Training for Size and Strength
by Chris Colucci | Thu, Jul 05, 2012

Logical, sure-fire methods to make sure your right side and your left side look like they belong to the same person.

Pullovers: Bodybuilding's Most Controversial Exercise
by Chris Colucci | Tue, Feb 21, 2012

Back in the "Golden Age of Bodybuilding," guys performed the now-forgotten pullover to build their upper bodies. Who says you can't go back?

5 Timeless Lessons
by Chris Colucci | Mon, Sep 05, 2011

If some trainer or coach has been pushing the same principle for 70 to 100 years, chances are it's worth adopting.

The Overhead Press: Bodybuilding's Forgotten Muscle Builder
by Chris Colucci | Tue, Jun 30, 2009

The shoulder press was the original go-to exercise for upper-body mass and strength, and it still offers major benefits for bodybuilders.

More Reps, Bigger Legs
by Chris Colucci | Mon, Jun 08, 2009

High-rep leg training isn't for everyone — just the guys who want to be the biggest, strongest mofos in the weight room.

The Dark Side of Bodybuilding
by Chris Colucci | Tue, May 26, 2009

Randy Roach, author of Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors, looks deep into the hidden corners of bodybuilding.

An Interview with the Blond Bomber
by Chris Colucci | Wed, Mar 04, 2009

Dave Draper, the best bodybuilder to never win Mr. Olympia, expounds on the agony and ecstasy of a life spent lifting.

The Black Prince: Robby Robinson Speaks
by Chris Colucci | Thu, Dec 18, 2008

The Black Prince talks about drugs, training, nutrition, and how bodybuilding lost the luster of its Golden Age.

Starting Strength
by Chris Colucci | Wed, Aug 13, 2008

Every once in a while, you need to go back to the beginning; back to the basics, to see just where it was you began to screw up.

Building Fat Guy Calves
by Chris Colucci | Thu, Apr 17, 2008

Finally, an article on how to become a fat bastard! Nah, not really, but Chris Colucci does tell you how to develop calves as big as those you might see on a fat guy.

T-Man At The Movies
by Chris Colucci | Thu, Nov 22, 2007

It's all here, the top 5 Testosterone movie lines, the top 5 fight scenes, and the top 5 Testosterone moments in film. Oh yeah, we almost forgot, the least manly moment in the 100-year history of motion pictures.

Terror Speaks: Matt Serra
by Chris Colucci | Thu, Jan 25, 2007

Matt "The Terror" Serra is a busy, busy guy. He operates two Brazilian jiujitsu schools on Long Island, New York, he recently won the welterweight division of The Ultimate Fighter 4 , and he's currently training to be Georges St. Pierre's first opponent after St. Pierre's decisive win against Matt Hughes.

First Person: The Alpha Male Experience
by Chris Colucci | Wed, Sep 28, 2005

A couple of months ago, we got the idea of recruiting random T-Nation readers and letting them each try a particular Biotest supplement. They would then detail their experiences in diary form, hence this new column titled "First Person." This installment was written by Chris Colucci, a technical writer who admittedly was having some profound problems in the sack. Nahh, just kidding. We selected Chris simply because he seemed like a talented writer. Chris is also a personal trainer who runs his own site ( Here's what he had to say about Alpha Male: