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Of Batman and Superman
Of Batman and Superman
by TC Fri, Dec 31, 2004

I was never a big fan of Superman. I think it's largely because things came too easy for him. All Superman had to do to get his super powers was show up. Our yellow sun gave him immeasurable strength, invulnerability, the ability to fly, and X-ray vision.

10 Mistakes Coaches Make
10 Mistakes Coaches Make
by Eric Cressey Thu, Dec 30, 2004

The Blind Leading the Blind It's often been said that program design is an art more than it is a science. While I don't completely agree with this assertion, I think we can all agree that some "artists" are a lot better than others. In this article, I'll discuss why some strength and conditioning coaches really do deserve to be "starving artists" — or at least employed in some other field.

Shoulder The Load
Shoulder The Load
by Mike Robertson Wed, Dec 29, 2004

Since I’ve started writing for the T-Nation, I’ve gotten 100’s of e-mails asking me varying questions about the rotator cuff and its many somewhat magical qualities. While it may not be as cool as big quads or a great set of guns, a well-developed rotator cuff is sexy in its own, injury-free kind of way.

Massive Learning
Massive Learning
by Bryan Krahn Tue, Dec 28, 2004

Heart pounding, I race down an endless hallway lined with identical doors. I check my watch for what must be the tenth time. 10:46 a.m. Good Lord, I’m late!

Dan John's Top 10 Tips
Dan John's Top 10 Tips
by Dan John Mon, Dec 27, 2004

The Classic Tips Years ago, I offered this list of tips for athletes: 1. Use whole body lifts; rarely isolate a muscle. 2. Constantly strive to add weight to the bar and move it faster. 3. The best anabolic is water. 4. Did you eat breakfast? If not, don’t ask me anything about nutrition. 5. If you smoke or don’t wear your seatbelt, please don’t tell me the quick lifts are dangerous. 6. Go heavy, go hard. 7. Keep it simple. Less is more. 8. You have to put the bar over your head. 9. Put the bar on the floor and pick it up a bunch of different ways. 10. Know and love the roots of your sport.

It?s A Wonderful Life
It?s A Wonderful Life
by TC Fri, Dec 24, 2004

[Cautionary note: If you’re expecting something really warm and fuzzy for Christmas, don’t read this. Oh, it’s a little warm and fuzzy–if you relax your definition of warm and fuzzy a whole lot–but for the most part it’s the usual confounding blend of elegance and puerile humor that’s TC’s trademark.]

Long Haul Training
Long Haul Training
by Dr. John M. Berardi Thu, Dec 23, 2004

Gary Homann isn't your garden variety weightlifter. Sure, he's 180 pounds at 6% body fat. Sure, he had the best 500 meter indoor rowing time in the world last year in his class and he's been an ACSM certified health and fitness instructor for the past nine years. But Gary's also got a Master's degree in applied health psychology and is currently working on finishing his Ph.D. in psychology.

Neanderthal No More - Part 5
Neanderthal No More - Part 5
by Eric Cressey and Mike Robertson Wed, Dec 22, 2004

The program contained in this article is designed to reintroduce more of the traditional exercises that you've grown to love while still maintaining the emphasis on postural corrections through appropriate prioritization and volume manipulation. Essentially, it's one step closer to the balanced training programs you should seek to create. Remember, we shifted the balance in the opposite direction to start to take care of the problems created by lack of balance in previous programs.

Waterbury Method
Waterbury Method
by Chad Waterbury Mon, Dec 20, 2004

The most effective training programs are usually designed with information from the past, combined with unorthodox thinking into the future. Sure, there have been some relatively effective programs in the past, but results aren’t anywhere near where they could be.

Diary of A Steroid User: Vol 5
Diary of A Steroid User: Vol 5
by Anonymous Thu, Dec 16, 2004

A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues. If you missed the first four parts of this series, you can follow the links below:

Erector Set
Erector Set
by Mike Robertson Wed, Dec 15, 2004

Under Construction What is it that set Dorian Yates apart from his competition? And what is it that can often help a powerlifter or Olympic lifter put pounds on his total? Answer: A super-strong set of spinal erectors that resemble two big boa constrictors running down the back!

Band Training for Big Gains
Band Training for Big Gains
by Christian Thibaudeau Mon, Dec 13, 2004

Rubber bands have been used as a source of resistance in one shape or another for a long time. Rehab specialists have been utilizing this tool a lot in the past and now it’s worked its way into the hardcore powerlifting crowd who use mega rubber bands that provide several hundred pounds of added resistance on top of the free-weight they’re lifting.

Nighttime Blues
Nighttime Blues
by TC Mon, Dec 13, 2004

The next time (most likely tomorrow morning) your nerves are shattered by the electronic rake-across-the-cement that’s known as an alarm clock, blame those damn medieval monks.

Bullshit Degree?
Bullshit Degree?
by TC Fri, Dec 10, 2004

Starting in the fall of 2005, slack-jawed but presumably firm-bottomed college students will be able to enroll in Purdue University’s four-year degree in personal training.

How To Fight 'All Show & No Go' Syndrome
How To Fight 'All Show & No Go' Syndrome
by Lonnie Lowery, PhD Thu, Dec 09, 2004

This article is for those veteran trainers who have built a fair amount of size: are you seduced by mass to the exception of everything else?

Top 10 Reader Tips
Top 10 Reader Tips
by Dr. John Berardi Tue, Dec 07, 2004

Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips. To say these guys know a thing or two about training and nutrition is the equivalent to saying Lance Armstrong knows a thing or two about cycling. No surprise, these "Top 10" articles have become Internet gold .

Lift Fast, Get Big
Lift Fast, Get Big
by Chad Waterbury Mon, Dec 06, 2004

Accelerated Strength and Size The three-year anniversary of my first T-article has come to pass. I look back on my articles much like a proud father watching his son score a third consecutive touchdown in a college football game. But I think a few stones have been left unturned. Mainly, I don’t think readers have caught on to the importance of fast training .

Worst Thing You Can Call A Man...
Worst Thing You Can Call A Man...
by TC Fri, Dec 03, 2004

Warning: I have no idea where I'm going with this column. It's pure stream of consciousness rant, so if it runs out of gas and dumps you at the end of a lonely mountain road, I apologize in advance.

Interview with Dan John
Interview with Dan John
by Chris Shugart Thu, Dec 02, 2004

Sometimes it's really interesting to dig into the microscopic details of training and nutrition, to dissect the body of academia and examine every little study. That's how we learn things. That's how we refine the science that later helps us get bigger and stronger and leaner.

Hard Body Manifesto - Part 2
Hard Body Manifesto - Part 2
by Dr. John M. Berardi Mon, Nov 29, 2004

Fat loss is a hot topic. Every month there are thousands of articles and dozens of new books telling people how to eat, how to exercise, and how to supplement to lose their flab. Now’s my turn.

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