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Pushing Back

A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

Massive Force

This six-week program breaks some of the currently accepted rules for workout volume and duration. That's why you'll do more than 20 sets per workout and you'll train for 60 to 75 minutes.

22 More Random Thoughts

Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.

3 Simple Tips That Work

Using dead stop movements to blow past a sticking point; how ab work has nothing to do with building a six-pack; and how you should blow-torch the treadmill and burn fat in a way that works.

The Holistic Chest Blast

Thibs is a sadistic SOB because he's always glad to bring more pain your way. This time the red glow of his laser sight is dancing around your chest and he's ready to pull the trigger.

Question of Strength 46

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Caveman Speaks

One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.

My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

Total-Body Arm Training

Bodybuilding veteran Scott Abel (pictured) has a radical plan to turn arm day into the best fat-burning workout of the week.

Making Gains With Pain

You're doing your mobility drills and foam-roller work, but you're still in pain. If that sounds like you, maybe you need "muscle activation training."

Jack Up Your Arms With Mechanical Drop Sets

With mechanical drop sets, instead of reducing the load, you switch to a new but similar exercise by changing the grip, angle, etc. The result is a whole lot of burning and a whole lot of growth.

Stripping Fat With Metabolic Pairings

Drastically increase fat use for fuel by increasing energy expenditure and stimulating the release of free-fatty acids. Here’s how.

5 More Common Technique Mistakes

Faulty lunges, squats, and stretches can make you worse off than you were before entering the gym. Check these out before it's too late.

Secrets of Plateau-Busting Nutrition

Pay attention to the details of your nutrition regime and watch your body respond. Here’s what to do.

The Truth About Nutrition

Eureka! A mainstream nutrition book that pretty much agrees with everything T-Nation's been preaching about for the last 10 years! Chris Shugart interviews the wise, wise author.

Five Myths About Training Athletes

Erick Minor's got a bone to pick: he keeps encountering personal trainers who make assertions about training athletes that just don't pan out in real life conditions, i.e. the gym and the athletic field.

Modern Day Progressions

You have to constantly force your body to do what it's not used to doing. Here are two progression methods that'll stick a firecracker up your lazy butt.

Protein: More Muscle, Less Guesswork

How to figure out how much protein you really need for muscle gain and fat loss.

Hot Wheels in a Hurry

You've spent the spring and summer training to look good on the beach. As a result, you now have the chest and arms of a silverback gorilla, but the thighs and calves of a pink flamingo. Time to fix that.

Training Advice for Generation Ent

You're punks. All of ya'. All of ya' under 25 or so, that is. Mike Mahler calls you "Generation Ent," for Entertainment, meaning you need to be constantly entertained. Well stand by to be entertained, in a manner of speaking.

6 Mistakes: Fitting Round Pegs into Square Holes

It's not always a good idea to do deep squats, overhead presses, or dips, and why is it that fat-bastard bicyclists wear Spandex shorts anyhow? The answers to these mysteries and more in today's article.

Uncontrollable Growth

Nutritionist Mike Roussell lays out some of the basics (and some of the not-so basics) for eating your way towards muscularity.

Delt-Building Duo

Building shoulders isn't rocket science. Here's what to do to get yours huge.

Fight the Injury Blues: Keep Lifting!

Your doctor just told you to take six weeks off from lifting. Screwwww him and the Lexus he rode in on! Here's how to heal that blown shoulder or hamstring while still making progress!