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Inferno Challenge Winner John Romaniello
Inferno Challenge Winner John Romaniello
by Chris Shugart Fri, Jul 04, 2003

The Next Level An Interview with Inferno Challenge Winner John Romaniello by Chris Shugart A couple of weeks ago, we announced the four winners of the HOT-ROX Inferno Challenge . Most who finished the Challenge made dramatic changes in their bodies. They lost a lot of fat, added some muscle, and many even improved their gym performances and became stronger. But a couple of them didn't make huge visual cha...

Functionally Correct Calves
Functionally Correct Calves
by Don Alessi Fri, Jul 04, 2003

Look around your gym. Most trainees lack the calf thickness to suspend a pair of double striped knee socks, let along balance out the size and symmetry of the lower leg. Now look in the mirror. Are you one of them?

Irony of Testosterone
Irony of Testosterone
by TC Fri, Jun 27, 2003

ATOMIC DOG The Irony of Testosterone 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 natur...

Training for Maximal Size
Training for Maximal Size
by Joel Marion Fri, Jun 27, 2003

Training for Maximal Size 12 Weeks to Ultimate Masshood by Joel Marion Moderate weight or moderate sets? Use more reps per set, or use heavier weight, more sets, and fewer reps per set? God almighty, which is the optimal way to train for size? Well, if you ask me — and I hope you do — the answer is both! Both higher-rep and lower-rep training, so long as the tot...

8 Keys to Maximum Strength - Part 4
8 Keys to Maximum Strength - Part 4
by Dave Tate Fri, Jun 27, 2003

The Eight Keys, Part IV A complete guide to maximum strength development by Dave Tate In Part I , Part II , and Part III of this series, Dave covered the first five keys of his strength development system: coaching, teamwork, conditioning, and strength and speed. In this final segment, he'll talk about recovery, attitude, and diet. At the end, the big fella will provide you with a complete training...

Ab Training for Athletes and Babe Hounds - 2
Ab Training for Athletes and Babe Hounds - 2
by Christian Thibaudeau Fri, Jun 27, 2003

About this time last year I wrote an article called " Ab Training for Athletes and Babehounds " which proved to be one of my most popular pieces (at least if I look at the amount of positive feedback I received). For some reason, developing sculpted abs remains a priority in strength training and the well-respected sport of babehounding.

Cosmological Crapshoot
Cosmological Crapshoot
by TC Fri, Jun 20, 2003

ATOMIC DOG A Cosmological Crapshoot 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...

HOT-ROX Challenge Winners
HOT-ROX Challenge Winners
by The Editors Fri, Jun 20, 2003

HOT-ROX Challenge Champs Introducing the HOT-ROX Inferno Challenge Winners! by the editors The Ultimate Test It's simple, but it's not easy. That's what people say when it comes to the subject of losing fat and keeping it off. For most, it's the ultimate test of self-discipline. A solid training program plays a role and a good nutrition plan is a big piece of the puzzle. The right supplements can give...

8 Keys to Maximum Strength - Part 3
8 Keys to Maximum Strength - Part 3
by Dave Tate Fri, Jun 20, 2003

The Eight Keys, Part III A complete guide to maximum strength development by Dave Tate In Part I and Part II of this series, Dave covered the first four keys of his strength development system: coaching, teamwork, conditioning and strength itself. In this segment, he'll take an in-depth look at the speed portion of the Westside program. [ EDITOR'S NOTE: Give this article a read even if you...

Alternative Pharmacist: Vol 5
Alternative Pharmacist: Vol 5
by Doug Kalman Fri, Jun 20, 2003

The Alternative Pharmacist by Doug Kalman As a scientist who's involved in both patient care and research, not a week goes by that I don't get asked a decent question by a patient who's seeking an alternative method of healing or recovery. This got me thinking. How many of us have questions and are interested in knowing about herbals, nutraceuticals or drugs before they become popular or eve...

Ab Training From the Inside Out
Ab Training From the Inside Out
by John Romaniello Fri, Jun 20, 2003

Breathing isn't one of those things we normally think about. Being the morons that we are — according to the general public, at least — bodybuilders generally prefer to devote our limited brain power towards things which seem more pertinent, such as calculating food intake or figuring out which tank top will make our guns look the biggest (okay, maybe that one's just me).

Popped: Doing Time in a Tijuana Jail
Popped: Doing Time in a Tijuana Jail
by Chris Shugart Fri, Jun 13, 2003

Underground Tap Popped: Doing Time in a Tijuana Jail by Chris Shugart It started out innocently enough. He wanted to get bigger. He lived near the Mexican border so he crossed over and brought back some steroids for his personal use. No harm, no foul. That was his first trip, the first of many. They were all uneventful, until this last one. Now he's sitting in a Tijuana jail, contemplating best and worst case ...

Bin Laden vs. Big Breasted Girls
Bin Laden vs. Big Breasted Girls
by TC Fri, Jun 13, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Bin Laden vs. Big Breasted Girls 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 ...

Post-Workout Resurgence
Post-Workout Resurgence
by Chris Shugart Fri, Jun 13, 2003

The Post-Workout Resurgence An interview with John M. Berardi by Chris Shugart Once upon a time, athletes and bodybuilders didn't think too much about post-workout nutrition. Gradually, some began to notice that what they consumed after training made a big difference in their performance and their physique. In the 90's, science taught us that quickly ingesting a liquid meal of protein and carbs made a huge imp...

Game Plan
Game Plan
by Christian Thibaudeau Fri, Jun 13, 2003

Game Plan How Often Should I Work Out? by Christian Thibaudeau So you want to gain as much muscle as possible, huh? Okay, what's your game plan? The first thing you need to decide is how many training days per week you want to devote to each muscle group. The experts all agree on this subject: they agree their ideas are right and everyone else's are wrong! It can get confusing. Some say you should tra...

8 Keys to Maximum Strength - Part 2
8 Keys to Maximum Strength - Part 2
by Dave Tate Fri, Jun 13, 2003

The Eight Keys, Part II A complete guide to maximum strength development by Dave Tate In Part I of this four part series, Dave covered the first three keys of his strength development system: coaching, teamwork, and conditioning. In this segment, the big guy will cover the strength portion of the Westside program. Strength To be strong you must have strength. Pretty simple concept, don’...

Old-School Triceps
Old-School Triceps
by Mike Robertson, M.S., C.S.C.S. Fri, Jun 06, 2003

Old-School Triceps by Mike Robertson, M.S., C.S.C.S. Using Your Head(s) The title should say it all. This isn't an article about triceps kickbacks, isolation exercises, or anything of the sort. The goal of this article is to teach you basic triceps anatomy coupled with the knowledge necessary to design a triceps training program that'll increase your functional strength and power. As an added bonus, we're going to ...

Manly Little Dance
Manly Little Dance
by TC Fri, Jun 06, 2003

Atomic Dog Do a Manly Little Dance by TC   Back in April, a pall fell over the entire T-mag office. And it all stemmed from the emotional vibes of one man — Tim Patterson. Larry — the character played by Robert Downey Jr. on Fox’s hit TV show, Ally McBeal — had just dumped Ally. It seemed that Ally was destined to spend another summer alone. Tim was disconsolate. All he did was stare listlessly out the window, mutt...

Interview with Diet Guru Chris Janusz
Interview with Diet Guru Chris Janusz
by Bob Hillman Fri, Jun 06, 2003

What It Means To Be Swole An Interview with Diet Guru Chris Janusz by Bob Hillman We live in a society of specialists. You don't just go to the doctor anymore, you go to the podiatrist, urologist, or any one of a number of "ists." Lawyers specialize in divorce, contracts, or defending mobsters. The same thing is true of practically any field simply because, as knowledge expands, it's just too damn difficult to...

8 Keys to Maximum Strength - Part 1
8 Keys to Maximum Strength - Part 1
by Dave Tate Fri, Jun 06, 2003

The Eight Keys, Part I A complete guide to maximum strength development by Dave Tate Remind us not to bug Dave Tate about submitting articles to T-mag. See, here's what happened. Dave got a little busy with life in general and didn't send us any articles for a while. We kept nagging him and finally he must've snapped. Luckily, he didn't go Hulk on us and toss TC's car through the office window (again)...