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4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Workout

Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.

Steroids in the Sand

In the booming fitness culture of Dubai, steroids are cool, pot is not, and good supplements are hard to find.

Mythbusters 1

The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

Is Sport-Specific Training a Myth?

Coach Mike explains why the exercises an athlete doesn't perform can have the biggest impact on his success in a training program.

4 Hot Topics from The Beast

Christian tackles the myth of overtraining, why gymnasts and Olympic lifters look the way they do, and how growth occurs in spurts.

Question of Nutrition 6

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

Return of the Warrior Nerd

Dr. Lowery comes out swinging against the high priests of high-carb diets and defends the honor of protein-loving meatheads.

Exercises You've Never Tried 19

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

Lifts I Never Did, Used to Do, or Just Started Doing Again

A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.

Can Vegetarians Build Muscle?

What happens when a lifelong meathead goes veg for a bulking cycle? John Berardi, Ph.D., is about to find out.

An Interview with Dave Tate

The powerlifter and entrepreneur talks about bodybuilding, success, injuries, and what we can learn from kindergartners.

8 More Power Foods

Hope you didn't go food shopping yet, because you're about to make big-time changes to your grocery list.

Intro to Mechanical Drop Sets

Christian shows you how to blast your biceps into oblivion, damaging the muscle fibers so much that they either grow or die!

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.

Seven Keys to a Successful Body Transformation

There are lots of ways to go from lumpy to lean, or skinny to studly, but all muscle makeovers have these common traits.

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.

Joint-Friendly Training

Coach Nick has new ways to build strength and size for the lifter with wounded knees, shell-shocked shoulders, or a balky back.

Heavier Weight, Less Time

It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.

Kettlebells Put to the Test

What happens when a barbell guy devotes himself to kettlebells for eight weeks? More than he expected.

The Steroid Nurse

One of T-Nation's forum steroid gurus talks cycles, tapering, staying healthy, and why the Golden Age of bodybuilding deserves a little more tarnish.

Counting Your Reps for More Muscle

Three exercises, 25 total reps with a 4-6RM. Don’t worry about sets, rest periods, or even reps per round. Do it. Here’s how and why.

Question of Nutrition 5

What do belly measurements really tell you? How much water should you drink? Those answers and much more here.

Overload Your Delts for Explosive Growth

Overload is the training stress the body must adapt to. It’s the driving force of muscle growth. Get it in your training to make gains.

The Right Way to Stretch the Pecs

Stretches to ensure chest/shoulder stability, health, AND performance. Check ‘em out.