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Revenge of the Nerds
Revenge of the Nerds
by TC Fri, May 30, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Revenge of the Nerds 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 ...

Q and A with Charles Staley
Q and A with Charles Staley
by The Editors Fri, May 30, 2003

The Best of the Guest III Q and A with Charles Staley compiled by the editors How would you like to be able to ask some of the world's top bodybuilding and nutrition experts any question you wanted? Well, some of these guys charge hundreds of dollars for short phone or e-mail consultations, so you'd better have your checkbook ready. (Rumor has it that Ian King and Charles Poliquin charge $50 just for the privi...

Roundtable: Cardio - Part 2
Roundtable: Cardio - Part 2
by Chris Shugart Fri, May 30, 2003

The Cardio Roundtable, Part 2 Featuring Charles Staley, Christian Thibaudeau, Dr. Lonnie Lowery and Don Alessi Moderated by Chris Shugart When Part 1 of our Cardio Roundtable wrapped up last week, Coach Thibadeau had just concluded that many trainees mistakenly think that if "it's not done in the gym, it can't be cardio," and what they should take into account is that "the more muscles in...

Triple Shot
Triple Shot
by Cy Willson Fri, May 30, 2003

Triple Shot An overview of the latest steroid studies by Cy Willson For many people, the only source of scientific information is the mass media. That's really too bad because they miss out on a lot of interesting findings and cool studies. But what do you think would happen if their favorite newspaper or news program talked about the latest research on steroids? Why, there'd be outrage! That's because everyon...

Train Long, Not Hard
Train Long, Not Hard
by C.S. Sloan Fri, May 30, 2003

Train Long, Not Hard by C.S. Sloan You hear it all the time. It's one of the favorite sayings from high-intensity pundits and other "briefer is better" trainees. It goes something like this: You can either train long or you can train hard, but you can't do both. You know what? It's a pretty damn good quote, one I wouldn't mind using myself when I talk to different lifters seeking advice. The problem is t...

Reflections on Celibacy (It Sucks)
Reflections on Celibacy (It Sucks)
by Ms. T-Vixen Fri, May 23, 2003

The Big Woof Reflections on Celibacy (It Sucks) by Ms. T-Vixen It's been pointed out to me that several of our readers have opinions of their own. Whoda' thunk? Anyhow, these same readers have been lobbying me for a chance to espouse their views. They say, "TC, you've got your 'Atomic Dog' column, how 'bout giving us a forum where we can disgust and anger people, too?" So, "The Big Woof" was born. It's...

Bad Boys?
Bad Boys?
by TC Fri, May 23, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Bad Boys? 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 Testostero...

High Steaks
High Steaks
by Lonnie Lowery, PhD Fri, May 23, 2003

High Steaks by Lonnie Lowery Bring on the grub! It's the battle cry of any bodybuilder worth his salt, or should I say, protein. Or maybe his carbs. Anyhow, massive eating is one of our defining characteristics. But are we killing ourselves with all that beef, tuna, bread, high-calorie drink — food in general? Well, ultimately, yes. The risks are protracted but they're real and the price is pretty hig...

Rapid Fire
Rapid Fire
by Christian Thibaudeau Fri, May 23, 2003

This article will be somewhat different than those I usually write. Instead of taking on one subject and detailing it thoroughly, I'm going to talk about several training tips, exercises, or methods that I find effective.

Roundtable: Cardio - Part 1
Roundtable: Cardio - Part 1
by Chris Shugart Fri, May 23, 2003

The Cardio Roundtable, Part 1 Featuring Charles Staley, Christian Thibaudeau, Dr. Lonnie Lowery and Don Alessi Moderated by Chris Shugart There aren't many truisms in the fitness and bodybuilding community. However, one thing can certainly be set in stone: If you want to be lean, muscular and healthy, you must do cardio! Or is it…. If you want to look good naked, whatever you ...

Attack of the Blue Whales
Attack of the Blue Whales
by TC Fri, May 16, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Attack of the Blue Whales 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...

Hungry, Hungry Hormone - Part 3
Hungry, Hungry Hormone - Part 3
by John M Berardi Fri, May 16, 2003

Hungry, Hungry Hormones — Part 3 by John M Berardi We here at T-nation just love them-there hormones. And if you didn’t figure that out from the very name of our little publication, you might have figured it out from the dozens of hormone-related articles we’ve published over the years. Yep, we here at T-mag headquarters love our Testosterone, our Growth Hormone, our Insulin, and our Gl...

Cy-BORG: Vol 9
Cy-BORG: Vol 9
by Cy Willson Fri, May 16, 2003

Cy-BORG Intelligent Drug and Nutrition Info by Cy Willson Cy Willson was once a normal, rosy-cheeked youth who spent his days getting the heifers ready for the county fair. Then, one day, while plowing a neighbor girl in the barn, he was bitten on the ass by a radioactive cow. The bite transformed him, giving him strange powers. Most of them, like being able to sleep standing up, were pretty much usele...

Change It Up
Change It Up
by John Romaniello Fri, May 16, 2003

How many gurus have uttered those words? How many times have you heard them? Or repeated them? I bet that next to "pass the ketchup," they're the most repeated words in the English language. Well, maybe not, but close .

Keep Your Chin Up
Keep Your Chin Up
by Christian Thibaudeau Fri, May 09, 2003

Chin-ups are a strange animal. They can humble the strongest lifter as easily as an unsatisfied ex-girlfriend. On the other hand, mastering the art of the chin-up - doing lots of solid, easy reps - is always impressive and is generally well correlated with a good overall physical condition and solid athletic potential.

Puppies and Babes
Puppies and Babes
by TC Fri, May 09, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Puppies and Babes 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...

Champion Powerlifter Mike Miller
Champion Powerlifter Mike Miller
by Chris Shugart Fri, May 09, 2003

Under the Big Iron An interview with champion powerlifter Mike Miller by Chris Shugart So you think you know what it takes to be a top powerlifter? Man, you have no idea. Are you the best bencher in your "fitness center?" Yeah? Well, you stink . Thinking of entering your first bench press competition? You'll get crushed . Not only will you get crushed by the men in your weight class, you'll get cru...

Hungry, Hungry Hormone - Part 2
Hungry, Hungry Hormone - Part 2
by John M Berardi Fri, May 09, 2003

Hungry, Hungry Hormones — Part 2 by John M Berard We here at T-Nation just love them-there hormones. And if you didn't figure that out from the very name of our little publication, you might have figured it out from the dozens of hormone-related articles we've published over the years. Yep, we here at T-mag headquarters love our Testosterone, our Growth Hormone, our Insulin, and our Glucagon. In fac...

Peek Inside the Box
Peek Inside the Box
by TC Fri, May 02, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Peek Inside the Box 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 ...

Periodization That Works
Periodization That Works
by Charles Staley Fri, May 02, 2003

Periodization That Works by Charles Staley If you're a true musclehead like I am, you've probably read (or heard) a lot about periodization, either from classic textbooks by East-European sports training and weightlifting authorities (including the classic texts by Tudor Bompa), or by researching the subject online. Either way, if you've ever tried to apply periodization to your own training, I'd be wi...