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Texas T
Texas T
by Chris Shugart Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Texas T by Chris Shugart Hillbilly Dichotomy "This is going to hurt," the big guy in the Hank Williams T-shirt tells me right before he sinks his fingers deep into my pec minor. He was right. I wince and he has to remind me to breathe. We're in Dallas, Texas, and T-mag contributor Chad Waterbury is showing me how the Vietcong used to torture prisoners of war. Okay, he's not really torturing me; he's diggi...

Queer Eye for the Extinct Guy
Queer Eye for the Extinct Guy
by TC Fri, Aug 29, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Queer Eye for the Extinct Guy 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 n...

Intolerable - Part 2
Intolerable - Part 2
by Lonnie Lowery, PhD Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Intolerable How to Repair Glucose Intolerance, Part 2 by Lonnie Lowery In the first part of this article, we attempted to tease apart the intolerable confusion surrounding a hormone that can be both our enemy and ally: insulin. Sure, it builds muscle and fat indiscriminately but there are ways to control the beast! So how do we do it? First, include PROTEIN with each meal. A commo...

Roundtable: T-Vixens - Part 2
Roundtable: T-Vixens - Part 2
by Chris Shugart Fri, Aug 22, 2003

The T-Vixen Roundtable, Part II Featuring Patricia Smith, Cassandra Forsythe, Eva Moore, Sandy Joyce and Jalaine Ulsh Moderated by Chris Shugart In Part I , our panel of T-Vixens discussed weight training for women and dispelled a lot of myths that keep females out of the weight room. This week, they'll talk about dietary concerns and lay the smack down on insecure, candy-ass m...

Dietary Malfeasance
Dietary Malfeasance
by TC Fri, Aug 22, 2003

ATOMIC DOG Dietary Malfeasance 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 ...

MacGyver Workout
MacGyver Workout
by Christian Thibaudeau Fri, Aug 22, 2003

The MacGyver TV show was about a guy who made complicated machines or devices out of ordinary things. For instance, he could take down a helicopter with a fan, a dough-scraper, and some duct tape. Similarly, he could use a light bulb to make a set of lock picks.

Intolerable
Intolerable
by Lonnie Lowery, PhD Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Intolerable How to Repair Glucose Intolerance, Part I by Lonnie Lowery How much does glucose tolerance — or intolerance — matter to a physique athlete? With all the talk in T-mag and the T-mag forum, it's high time we covered some basics. Many of us realize that obesity is related to poor carbohydrate handling in Type II diabetics but how about the rest of us? Why is insulin a "Jekyll and H...

Roundtable: T-Vixens - Part 1
Roundtable: T-Vixens - Part 1
by Chris Shugart Fri, Aug 15, 2003

The T-Vixen Roundtable Featuring Patricia Smith, Cassandra Forsythe, Eva Moore, Sandy Joyce and Jalaine Ulsh Moderated by Chris Shugart I feel bad for women. Things like internal combustion engines, chess, and video games are mysteries to most of them. They can't pee standing up and therefore can never experience the joy of writing their name...

To All the Girls I've Loved Before...
To All the Girls I've Loved Before...
by TC Fri, Aug 15, 2003

ATOMIC DOG To All the Girls I've Loved Before… 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 th...

Militant Hypertrophy
Militant Hypertrophy
by Marc McDougal Fri, Aug 15, 2003

Militant Hypertrophy—A 12 Step Program by Marc McDougal It’s the first thing you obsess about when you wake up in the morning. Well, if your Testosterone levels are where they should be, maybe it’s the second. But it’s definitely the first thing you think about when you head for the pool on a hot summer day. What are all of those bikini-wearin' tazzies going to think when they see you...

If They Had the Balls...
If They Had the Balls...
by TC Fri, Aug 15, 2003

If They Had the Balls… by TC I don't read bodybuilding magazines very often. Doing so, I really believe, can quite literally fill your brain with fungal rot. When I do pick one up, I'm careful to gaze at it through a cardboard box that has a little pinhole in it, kind of like the one I used to look at the last solar eclipse. Oh, there are plenty of things about them that bug the hell out of...

Endurance and Hypertrophy Paradox
Endurance and Hypertrophy Paradox
by Chad Waterbury Fri, Aug 08, 2003

The Endurance and Hypertrophy Paradox by Chad Waterbury Much like a voluptuous vixen who loves to cook and clean, endurance-based conditioning programs that won’t wreak havoc on strength and hypertrophy are hard to come by. If you neglect maximal strength training parameters in your workout plan, you'll never reach your full muscular or athletic potential. Sticking primarily to many of t...

Accentuated Eccentric Training
Accentuated Eccentric Training
by Christian Thibaudeau Fri, Aug 08, 2003

The eccentric action of a muscle refers to a resisted lengthening of that muscle. In short, the muscle is exerting force while it's being lengthened. This type of action has also been called the yielding action (opposed to the overcoming action which refers to the actual lifting of the resistance) as well as negative action.

Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith
by TC Fri, Aug 08, 2003

ATOMIC DOG A Leap of Faith 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 Test...

Real World of Physique Research - Part 3
Real World of Physique Research - Part 3
by John M. Berardi, David Barr, and Cassandra Forsythe Fri, Aug 08, 2003

The Real World (of Physique Research), Part III by John M. Berardi, David Barr, and Cassandra Forsythe In Part I and Part II , David and Cassandra summarized dozens of new studies presented at the ACSM's annual conference. In this final installment, John Berardi will cover the interesting abstracts related to muscle physiology, muscle metabolism, hormones, weight loss, and...

One on One
One on One
by TC Fri, Aug 01, 2003

ATOMIC DOG One on One 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 Testoster...

Real World of Physique Research - Part 2
Real World of Physique Research - Part 2
by John M. Berardi, David Barr, and Cassandra Forsythe Fri, Aug 01, 2003

The Real World (of Physique Research), Part II by John M. Berardi, David Barr, and Cassandra Forsythe What do cable cars, Rice-A-Roni, and muscle physiology have in common? Today, nothing. But last month, the American College of Sports Medicine held their annual meeting in San Francisco. During the five-day science fair, training met the trolley, research met Rice-A-Roni, and muscle ...

Juicer's SAT
Juicer's SAT
by Cy Willson Fri, Aug 01, 2003

How much do you know about steroids? If you're using them or planning on using them, hopefully you know a lot. Sadly, we at T-mag have learned over the years that this is seldom the case.

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