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Tip: Adrenal Fatigue is B.S.

Here's what you really have and how to fix it.

The Insulin Advantage

Control insulin and you'll control exactly what your physique looks like. Here's how.

Isolated Pecs, Big Shoulders, and Instant Ketosis

Christian Thibaudeau tackles three topics in this article, from building pecs and delts to very low carb dieting. Check it out.

Tip: The Cold Hard Truth About Nutrition

Need to lose some body fat? Here's some tough love you need to hear.

Tip: Burn More Calories Outside of the Gym

Here's how to boost your energy expenditure and track it.

The 12 Best Ways to Build Shoulders

Nothing changes the look of your physique more than well-developed shoulders. We ask our experts for their very best tips for capped delts.

The Complete Guide to Bulking and Cutting

Here's how to adjust your nutrition to match your training goal. It covers mass phases, fat loss phases, and maintenance phases.

7 Proven Squat & Deadlift Boosters

There's more to obliterating squat and deadlift sticking points than just increasing volume. Here are 7 ways to do it.

Squat Like a Champion

Squats aren't for everyone, at least not right away. Here's how to systematically work your way up to squatting like a champion.

Turn Rest Days Into Growth Days

You're thinking about off days all wrong. And that wrong thinking is the reason you're dissatisfied with your progress in the gym. Here's how to get growing again.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

Chinese GH and Off-Season Cycles

T Nation addresses off-season drug cycles and a one-shot-a-month cruise.

The Core Training Reality Check

Let's bust three ab training myths, test for real abdominal strength, and learn the best way to build a strong, athletic core.

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  • 5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

    Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

    Tip: Use This to Make Zero-Carb Sandwiches

    All the convenience of a sandwich without the carbs.

    Fail: Pro Bodybuilding and Big Guts

    Many pro bodybuilders look pregnant. It's like they've got a six pack stretched over a keg. How does this happen? That question, answered.

    Core Training That Isn't Stupid

    Drop the planks and crunches. There's a better way. Here's how to really train your core to build overall strength and athleticism.

    The 5 Jackasses of Fitness

    Let's improve the fields of fitness and strength training. How? By calling out these five types of jackwagons.

    Tip: Avoid NSAIDS and Icing Sore Muscles

    When you ice or use pain killers after a tough workout, you're actually putting the brakes on muscle growth. Here's why.

    Tip: Do More Direct Glute Training

    Many people need more than squats and deads to fully train their glutes. Here's why you may need more butt stuff.

    Tip: You're Taking Creatine at the Wrong Time

    A new study is turning conventional wisdom on its head. Check it out.

    How to Lose 10 Pounds of Fat, Forever

    You aren't fat, but you'd like to lose about 10 pounds to better show off those muscles. Here are the best tips from our experts.

    The 11 Laws of Athletic Muscle

    Make the most of your gains by training like an athlete. Build muscle that performs as good as it looks. Here's how.

    The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

    Chronic inflammation is the cause of virtually every disease, including the disease of fatness. Here's how to fix the problem and get healthy.