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Excelling at the Big Lifts

Becoming a better, stronger lifter takes years of practice, but you can speed up the process by remembering a few simple cues.

18 Training Tips

Coach Henriques has trained hundreds of men and women for strength and muscle gains. Here are his best tips.

Extended Sets for Pain

Do you like pain? Do you like showing off your gym work ethic? Here are some sure-fire ways to do it.

The Truth About the Media Creatine Scare

Something was fishy at the high school in McMinnville, Oregon. Was creatine to blame? Here’s the real story.

Must Reads: The Testosterone Files - 1999

1999 was a great Testosterone year for Charles Poliquin, Ian King, The Dead Pool, and big-time muscle building. Be prepared to be lost in our archives for several hours as you pore over our greatest hits!

How to Tell if Your Exercises Suck

A fast and effective way to separate the best exercises from the rest of the weak sauce pretenders.

6 New Exercises to Boost Muscle Growth

Bust through plateaus and challenge your muscles in new ways with this killer list of upper body exercises.

20 Training Tips From John Romaniello

Break out the tape measure and get ready to hit the gym. Roman's got some tips to make this your best training year ever.

Thib's 35 Minutes to Hardcore Muscle

Use different force curves and the principles of high-threshold hypertrophy to gain serious muscle with only three workouts per week.

Sure Fire Fixes for Weak Points

The T NATION coaches weigh in on the quickest, most effective ways to kick-start your most stubborn bodyparts into some serious growth.

Kroc Talk

Kroc talks about his current hybrid training program, gaining weight, and the absolute best exercises for putting on muscle.

What Force Factor Are You Missing?

The stretch-shortening cycle can be your best friend or your biggest enemy. Here’s what you need to know.

Simple But Way Cool Nervous System Tests

Forget space being the final frontier, it's the nervous system. Here's how to finally tap into what it's telling you.

Matt Kroc is More Man Than You

Elite powerlifter Matt Kroc lives by a code that drives him to do things we find scary and inspiring.

Are You Inflamed?

Inflammation helps protect the body... and then it kills you. Mike Russell shows you how to smash it before it smashes your goals.

Blast: Metabolic Interval Training

Call it whatever you want: circuit training, interval training, whatever. Two things are certain: 1. It ain't for wimps. 2. It'll rip the fat off you.

The Body Shop 4

Send us your half-naked pics and we'll evaluate your body. It's not as weird as it sounds.

What I Learned in 2009

Cressey's 2009 lessons-learned include the perfect sleep schedule, why shoes suck, and why you may want to stay away from hyper-mobile chicks.

Food Nazi: Nuts to You

Harness the metabolic power of real food to build muscle, lose fat, and live damn-near forever.

The Tao of Dr. Clay Hyght

The good doctor teaches us some new exercises, defends the sport of bodybuilding, and even mentions the Dalai Lama. Intrigued? So were we.

Supplements vs. Whole Foods

Where does healthy, muscle-building nutrition really come from, the garden or the supplement bottle? The answer may surprise you.

Nutritional Leverage with Shelby Starnes 2

A bodybuilding diet expert answers all your questions, covering everything from cheat meals to how to measure body fat. Check it out.

Exercise Progressions for Bigger Pulls

Slow down there, Hoss; you can't start pulling heavy weights from the get-go. Let us show you the proper progressions to make your deadlift truly worthwhile.

The Tao of Cressey

The perfect deadlift, a sample week of training, baseball talk, and Cressey admits to doing curls.