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Six Things You Need to Know About Protein

Dr. Lonny Lowery talks about new protein research and little-known facts about protein. Check it out.

Inject Some Testosterone into Your Health Club

So what if your gym refers to the power rack as the "curl station"? There are ways to butch up even the wussiest gym.

Blood and Chalk 1

Elite Fitness System's own Devil's Advocate pulls out his pitchfork and stabs your questions about getting seriously strong.

Five Reasons You're Still Skinny

Listen up, Twiggy. Drop the Bruce Lee comic book you're reading and pull up a chair. You're about to get the skinny on gaining muscle.

“D” is for Doping

How to use Vitamin D, the “most underrated Vitamin on the planet,” to boost performance, live longer, and look good naked.

The Regular Guy Off-Season Strength Program

This off-season program typically puts 20 pounds of muscle on athletes. Sound good? Check it out.

Do This, Not That!

Honest, hardcore advice about diet and training that just might hurt your feelings. Check it out.

Tight, Stiff, and Buttless

When the hamstrings get too short or too stiff, you'll end up with a flat-back posture. Translation: You'll have no visible ass.

Ballistic Muscle

You have a bunch of dormant muscle fibers trapped inside of you just waiting to make you bigger and stronger. Why don't you give them a chance?

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.

Dirty Nutrition 1

Jonny Bowden pulls out his nutritional whipping stick and whomps on NO2 products, trans fats, and even poor ol' cows.

Bastards on Biceps

Four T Nation coaches (who are actually nice guys) debate biceps training. Read up. You’ll learn a lot.

The Tao of the Iron

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

The Truth About Olympic Lifts

They can be a great tool for athletes and gym rats, as long as you know how to use them... and when to avoid them.

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.

Button-Popping Pecs in Just 8 Weeks

This simple, fairly painless twist on a traditional chest workout will armor-up your pecs in a very short time.

Sucker Punch: Alwyn Cosgrove

When you question a coach's values, you usually get some interesting answers, along with a fist in the eye.

Best of Quads

Five great exercises to hammer your quads. Some you know, some you don’t! Check ‘em out.

How to Build a Muscular Midsection

Too many bodybuilders ruin their waistlines by turning themselves into human fireplugs. T Nation coaches show you how to do it right.

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  • Final Solutions for Frustrated Lifters: Arms

    Charles Poliquin answers your questions about arm training. Check it out.

    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.

    How to Master the Power Clean

    The power clean just might be the best barbell exercise you aren't doing. Here’s why you should make it a part of your program.

    Combat Psychology and Sports Performance

    Use that thumping heart and that mad-dog-mean you feel to blast through any physical challenge.