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Bustin' Ass 101
Bustin' Ass 101
by Dave Tate Fri, Nov 21, 2003

Bustin' Ass 101 Don't Think You're a Beginner? You Could be wrong! by Dave Tate Square One Being a father is one of the biggest challenges I've ever had in my life. Don’t get me wrong, this is still the best thing that's ever happened to me. It's just that there are so many things I've been trying to figure out. I'm trying to be the best father I can, but I'm stuck. I've tried everythin...

The Dark Side of College Football
The Dark Side of College Football
by RJ Elsing Fri, Nov 14, 2003

Underground Tap The Dark Side of College Football by RJ Elsing In the 2001-2002 academic year, the NCAA spent almost three million dollars testing Division I and Division II football players for "anabolic agents, diuretics, and urine manipulators." National studies have allegedly shown a decrease in steroid use among college football players. According to these studies, back in the late 1980’s,...

30 Things Women Don't Know About
30 Things Women Don't Know About
by TC Fri, Nov 14, 2003

ATOMIC DOG 30 Things Women Don't Know About Men by TC The Atomic Dog is a weekly feature that isn't necessarily about weight training or bodybuilding. Sometimes it's about sports in general, sex, women, or male issues of some kind. At times it's inspirational, but it can also be informative, funny, and even a little weird, but hopefully, always interesting and a little controversial. We h...

10 Tips for Flawless Squattin'
10 Tips for Flawless Squattin'
by Mike Robertson Fri, Nov 14, 2003

You've heard it a thousand times. To get big and strong, ya' gotta' squat. But how many of you are doing it right?

Mega-Shoulder Glider 2004
Mega-Shoulder Glider 2004
by T-Nation Fri, Nov 14, 2003

Mega-Shoulder Glider 2004 A Revolutionary Training Apparatus! by Christian Thibaudeau What if I told you that I have a brand new piece of equipment that’s guaranteed to add a whole lot of meat on your whole shoulder girdle? Would you be interested in purchasing it? Maybe… What if I told you that this marvellous machine could also dramatically build up your chest, arms, and upper back? Would ...

Naked Twister
Naked Twister
by TC Fri, Nov 07, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Naked Twister by TC The Atomic Dog is a weekly feature that isn't necessarily about weight training or bodybuilding. Sometimes it's about sports in general, sex, women, or male issues of some kind. At times it's inspirational, but it can also be informative, funny, and even a little weird, but hopefully, always interesting and a little controversial. We hope it reflects the nature of Testoste...

Steroid Super Stacks
Steroid Super Stacks
by Cy Willson Fri, Nov 07, 2003

One of the most common steroid questions Testosterone receives is, "What 'roids should I stack together for optimal results?" In this article, I'll provide several stacking protocols based on feedback sent to me over the years by T-mag readers.

Roundtable: Sports Nutrition Smackdown
Roundtable: Sports Nutrition Smackdown
by Chris Shugart Fri, Nov 07, 2003

Sports Nutrition Smackdown A raucous roundtable discussion with Jose Antonio, Doug Kalman, Chris Street, and Tim Ziegenfuss Moderated by Chris Shugart The most interesting discussions about bodybuilding never occur at the big la dee da conferences where everyone is wearing ties and is afraid to utter an opinion without a PowerPoint presentation to back them up. No, the most interesting discussions occur later. T...

Creation Continues
Creation Continues
by John M. Berardi Fri, Nov 07, 2003

The Creation Continues by John M Berardi About 2 years ago, we asked one of our resident nutrition and supplement gurus, John Berardi, to give us a peek into his training journal. While best known for dispersing dietary dogma, JB has built a rock-solid physique from countless hours of fraternizing with heavy dumbbells and barbells. The original account of his training program gave readers an idea of what type of tr...

Dead Pool: 2003
Dead Pool: 2003
by The Editors Fri, Oct 31, 2003

The Dead Pool, 2003 by the editors The Dead Pool That Almost Wasn't The now infamous Dead Pool began in 1998. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it's an article series that speculates about which top bodybuilders are most likely to die based on reported or perceived drug excesses. Admittedly, it was a sick idea, but when TC came up with the idea over five years ago, it seemed like an appropriate wake-up ...

Staying Faithful
Staying Faithful
by TC Fri, Oct 31, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Staying Faithful by TC The Atomic Dog is a weekly feature that isn't necessarily about weight training or bodybuilding. Sometimes it's about sports in general, sex, women, or male issues of some kind. At times it's inspirational, but it can also be informative, funny, and even a little weird, but hopefully, always interesting and a little controversial. We hope it reflects the nature of Tes...

Out of Kilter - Par 2
Out of Kilter - Par 2
by Ian King Fri, Oct 31, 2003

Out of Kilter II: No More Back Pain by Ian King A few weeks ago, we published an article by Ian called Out of Kilter . In it, Ian taught us how to correct and identify postural imbalances which will help keep us injury free in the future. In this article, the big Aussie will continue with that theme, focusing this time on treating and preventing back pain. Oh, My Achin' Back! ...

Great Santini
Great Santini
by TC Fri, Oct 24, 2003

ATOMIC DOG The Great Santini by TC The Atomic Dog is a weekly feature that isn't necessarily about weight training or bodybuilding. Sometimes it's about sports in general, sex, women, or male issues of some kind. At times it's inspirational, but it can also be informative, funny, and even a little weird, but hopefully, always interesting and a little controversial. We hope it reflects the nature of Te...

Superman Sets
Superman Sets
by Christian Thibaudeau Fri, Oct 24, 2003

Superman Sets How to build power and functional hypertrophy with timed sets by Christian Thibaudeau Anatomy of the Rep Most strength training programs are based on only one thing: reps. How often have you heard "ya gotta do 1 to 5 reps for strength and 8 to 12 reps for size" and other such pearls of wisdom from Michelin Man Joe, the self-appointed expert at your gym? If you’re anyth...

Stuff We Like: Vol 9
Stuff We Like: Vol 9
by Chris Shugart and John Koenig Fri, Oct 24, 2003

Ever read one of those other bodybuilding magazines and wonder why the exercise gear they review is so lame? We'll tell you why.

Big Boy Basics
Big Boy Basics
by Chad Waterbury Fri, Oct 24, 2003

Big Boy Basics 8 training principles you should be using plus a beginner program! by Chad Waterbury Lessons From Dallas I made a trip to Texas a few weeks ago to give a seminar and hang out with T-mag assistant editor Chris Shugart. My introduction to Dallas was nothing short of memorable. There are many valuable pieces of information I learned during my first trip to the "Big D." The first ...

Variable Cluster Training
Variable Cluster Training
by Don Alessi Fri, Oct 17, 2003

Variable Cluster Training by Don Alessi Absolute Mass We all know building a muscular body takes time, but if you want to speed things up and kickstart some serious hypertrophy, you must make intelligent use of two core muscle-building concepts: absolute strength and absolute volume . Absolute strength is 66% correlated to functional mass. The stronger you are, the larger the fiber cross-sectional area (...

Corn-Fed Blubber
Corn-Fed Blubber
by TC Fri, Oct 17, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Corn-Fed Blubber by TC The Atomic Dog is a weekly feature that isn't necessarily about weight training or bodybuilding. Sometimes it's about sports in general, sex, women, or male issues of some kind. At times it's inspirational, but it can also be informative, funny, and even a little weird, but hopefully, always interesting and a little controversial. We hope it reflects the nature of Tes...

Staying Power
Staying Power
by Matt Wiggins Fri, Oct 17, 2003

Staying Power How to use Strength-Endurance Training to be Stronger… Longer by Matt Wiggins There's one question I can't stand hearing and it's "How much can you bench?" If I had a quarter for every time I've heard that damn question, I could quit my job. Either that or stay parked in front of a pinball machine for 16 years. Virtually any trainee (male trainees, at least) that's ever set his ...

Big Sleep - Part 2
Big Sleep - Part 2
by RJ Elsing Fri, Oct 17, 2003

The Big Sleep, Part 2 Snooze Your Way to Bigger Muscles and Less Fat! by JR Elsing In Part I you learned that lack of quality sleep can really slow your gains in the gym. In Part II, JR will teach you how to determine the optimal amount of sleep and how to make the most out of your time in the sack. Hardcore Slumber Are you getting optimal, muscle building levels of sound sleep? ...