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Sucker Punch: Erick Minor

T NATION'S newest strength coach hates functional training, cardio, and yoga. He's also a bodybuilder who does direct arm work. So what's not to like?

The Cure for Ostrich Legs

Have your legs ever been compared to those of an ostrich? Keep reading and you'll gain the tools to cure your affliction.

The Tao of the Iron

Why a skinny and long-dead martial artist named Bruce Lee continues to intrigue and influence the bodybuilding world.

Fat, Weak, and Gassy Ain't Your Fault?

Dr. Bryan Walsh, the "go-to" guy for fat loss, says that being fat, having high cortisol, and being insufferably gassy can all be fixed with a few dietary tweaks.

Mythbusters 7

Dave Tate and others weigh-in on the difference between "compound movements" and "isolation movements" and the necessity of eating 6 times a day.

You Ain't Got No Meat

Okay Spunky, go to the mirror and take a peek at your backside. Careful, chances are the view back there is a mess. Chances are you ain't got no meat back there. That's right, no muscle, or very little.

Cutting-Edge Muscle Science

Dr. Lowery white-knuckled his way around the country to get the first word about the research that could change the way you train.

Training Tips From A to Z

Tony is back with 26 new tips to advance your training and nutrition knowledge.

Bulletproof That Back

More ways to keep your back strong, healthy, and ready for more plates. Check it out.

Eat Your Lungs Out While Getting Leaner

Science writer Gary Taubes has a simple message: Everything you think you know about diet is wrong.

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6-Week Bench Press Cure

This is the United States of America. Like it or not, the bench press will always be the most popular exercise. Too bad everyone sucks at it.

Mythbusters 4

Four top strength coaches reveal the truth about ab training, sprinting, rep ranges, and more.

Five New Exercises

Five new ways to build muscle, increase strength, improve conditioning, and impress the know-it-alls in your gym.

7 Rules for Building Your Body

Something you can do at home for five minutes that will add size to your chest and upper arms. That plus lots of other cool stuff. Check out the list.

Straight Talk About the Fitness Biz

In part two of our interview, Alwyn Cosgrove talks about compliance, networking, and why aspiring actors should stay out of the fitness biz.

Question of Nutrition 7

Dr. B reveals the ugly truth behind canola oil, along with discussions on the efficacy of rhodiola and whether there are any dietary aphrodisiacs.

Functional Ab Training for Bodybuilders

An ab routine that not only trains every function of the muscles, but also gets you ripped.

Thank You for Guzzling Corn Syrup

The high-fructose corn syrup people are telling you their product is the same as sugar, but they're lying mo-fo's.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

Seven bad benching habits that keep you weak, and how to get rid of them.

Question of Nutrition 6

Dr. Bowden gives you the real truth about saturated fats, honey, fake health foods, coffee and much more.

Exercises You've Never Tried 19

Need some change in your exercise selection? Give these unusual but effective movements a shot.

The Cardio Conundrum

With all the cardio options out there, it's no wonder we're confused about the best way to incorporate it into our workouts! Coach Robertson summarizes the pros and cons of each variation and helps us with fat-burning program design.

What I Learned in 2008

Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.