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Do it for the Children
Do it for the Children
by TC Fri, Feb 28, 2003

Atomic Dog Do it for the Children 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 Testosterone magazine in that, just as no man is com...

Stuff We Like: Vol 8
Stuff We Like: Vol 8
by John Koenig and Chris Shugart Fri, Feb 28, 2003

Stuff We Like Consumer Reports for Bodybuilders by John Koenig and Chris Shugart There are literally thousands of bodybuilding tools on the market today. These include exercise gadgets, athletic training devices, books, videos, and supplements. They run the gamut from complete garbage to products you shouldn't live without. It's probably no surprise to you that most of these toys and tools fall into the recycle bin category. Therefore, we've decided to act ...

Romanian vs. Stiff-Legged Deadlifts
Romanian vs. Stiff-Legged Deadlifts
by John Paul Catanzaro Fri, Feb 28, 2003

The Heavyweight Lifting Match: Romanian vs. Stiff-Legged Deadlifts by John Paul Catanzaro Most people own a key chain, but do they possess an adequate posterior chain? That's the question. You can easily perform back extensions or reverse hypers until you're blue (or more appropriately "red") in the face, but to truly work the posterior chain in a functional movement pattern, consider these two variations of the deadlift — the Romanian deadlif...

Cy-BORG: Vol 11
Cy-BORG: Vol 11
by Cy Willson Fri, Feb 28, 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 useless, but others, like being able to digest pharmaceutical ...

Single Guys vs. Married Guys
Single Guys vs. Married Guys
by TC Fri, Feb 21, 2003

Atomic Dog Single Guys vs. Married Guys 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 Testosterone magazine in that, just as no ...

Outlaw Strength and Conditioning
Outlaw Strength and Conditioning
by Chad Waterbury Fri, Feb 21, 2003

Outlaw Strength and Conditioning by Chad Waterbury My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys There was an influential movement in the 1970's that totally changed the face of music. This movement was led by my heroes: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and a bunch of other crazy, rule-breaking nonconformists. They looked tradition right in the eyes and proclaimed a better way. Because of this, they were laughed at, spit on and labeled "outlaws." But i...

Break That Plateau!
Break That Plateau!
by Mike Mahler Fri, Feb 21, 2003

Break That Plateau! Tired of your routine? Time to shake it up! by Mike Mahler "The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth." —Gerald Burrill Sometimes training can become monotonous and you find yourself stuck in a rut. If you don't shake things up, you'll end up like that geek at your gym that's been bench pressing 185 pounds for ten years. You know who I'm talking about. Every gym has at least one and they often enjoy rea...

Two plus Two
Two plus Two
by TC Fri, Feb 14, 2003

2 plus 2 equals 7? by TC One of the questions we get asked most often is "How can I put on some extra muscle fast ?" Usually, the person asking is going to a school reunion, spring break, or has a hot date coming up and is anticipating that it'll end with both parties being buck nekid. If any of the preceding apply to you, this article's for you. I often ask gym rats what they'd pay, right now, for an additional 5 to 7 pounds of lean mass. I tell them to ...

How to Please Your Man
How to Please Your Man
by TC Fri, Feb 14, 2003

Atomic Dog How to Please Your Ma n 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 Testosterone magazine in that, just as no man is c...

Making of a Modern Hero
Making of a Modern Hero
by Ken Kinnan Fri, Feb 14, 2003

The Making of a Modern Hero by Ken Kinnan A couple of weeks ago, TC wrote an Atomic Dog column called "The Man of the Year". The article lamented the fact that he couldn't think of a single famous or semi-famous person who qualified for the title of "Testosterone Man of the Year." While we received many suggestions, most readers weren't considering the whole picture. Their recommendations were based on individuals who had committed a single act of heroism or ...

Big Back Stack
Big Back Stack
by Christian Thibaudeau Fri, Feb 14, 2003

The Big Back Stack How to Build a Huge, Complete Back by Christian Thibaudeau Trolls in the Mirror There's a guy at my gym who trains as hard as hell and always gives it all he's got. Despite this, the poor fellow looks awful! He looks like a mix between the hunchback of Notre Dame and a troll. After observing him for some time, I spotted his problem: he was a firm believer in the mirror training method, a.k.a. the "I only train what I can see ...

Steroid Manifesto - Part 3
Steroid Manifesto - Part 3
by John M Berardi and Kris Aiken Fri, Feb 07, 2003

Steroid Manifesto, Part 3 What Your Doctor, Your Friends, Your Mamma, and Maybe Even You Don't Know About Steroids by John M Berardi and Kris Aiken As you might imagine, almost every secret, or even not-so-secret club, gang, pack, or gaggle has a manifesto, a document detailing all the important information that every devotee should possess. The Christian club has the Bible, the US gang has got the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and even that Bill P...

Roundtable: Docs on Gear
Roundtable: Docs on Gear
by Chris Shugart Fri, Feb 07, 2003

Docs on Gear A Roundtable Discussion Moderated by Chris Shugart Sometimes I think we live in two separate realities existing within the same space. In one reality, steroids are dangerous drugs used by cheats and raging addicts who could fall over dead at any moment. This is the reality of the general public and popular media. In the other reality, steroids are amazing drugs that can battle disease, fight aging, and safely take a man beyond the genetic ...

Exercises You've Never Tried, Vol. 6
Exercises You've Never Tried, Vol. 6
by Chris Shugart and TC Fri, Feb 07, 2003

Variety is the spice of life. That and Korean chicks dressed like Catholic schoolgirls. And really dark beer. Oh, and big screen TVs. In fact, if we had Korean schoolgirls serving us dark beer while we watched the game on the big screen, heck, we'd die happy.

Toothpicks to Timber
Toothpicks to Timber
by Don Alessi Fri, Feb 07, 2003

Variety is the spice of life. That and Korean chicks dressed like Catholic schoolgirls. And really dark beer. Oh, and big screen TVs. In fact, if we had Korean schoolgirls serving us dark beer while we watched the game on the big screen, heck, we'd die happy.

Testosterone Body Politic
Testosterone Body Politic
by TC Fri, Feb 07, 2003

Atomic Dog The Testosterone Body Politic 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 Testosterone magazine in that, just as no man...

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