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Muscle Masochism! - Part 1

Heavy weights. Forced reps. Negatives. They freakin' hurt. There's just no denying it. And yet we punish ourselves with these techniques like a bad boy at Mistress Cruella's House of Pain.

Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 2

Bring on the Pain-Upper Body

The Turkish Get-up

Given the fact that most people wouldn't dare deviate from the norm in the gym, they never try some of the coolest, most interesting exercises available.

Biomechanical Advantage - Part 2

How you could stretch out a set by making use of the fact that you can give yourself a biomechanical advantage simply by changing your foot or hand position.

Big Bad Bench

To bench big you have to have a plan. And if you've gone beyond beginner status that plan will have to be strategic. Start with this.

Time To Explode!

Reverse hypers and explosive standing calf raises

Xenoestrogens

The War Rages On

From Bonsai to Bamboo

Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged

The Hanging Circumduction

Amaze Your Friends, Stun Your Enemies

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 3

Bring the Pain – Part IV

Shrug Science - Part 2

In this article, we'll look at the variations of the shrug that can be used to accomplish several specific objectives.

Food on the Go

How to Eat Like a Bodybuilder, Even at McDonalds

Atlas Speaks

An Interview with Ed Coan

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 2

Bring the Pain – Part III

Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle - Part 1

Everything you need to know about post-workout nutrition.

Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

Bring the Pain - Part 1

Taking your workouts to the next level

Frankenstein's Hamstring Exercise

This short column might give you a neat little training tip, or it may address diet, supplementation, drugs, or even cooking. If it's interesting, and it's relatively short, it may find its way here.

School Days - Part 2

A practical training and nutrition guide for college students

School Days - Part 1

LA practical training and nutrition guide for college students.

The Testosterone Training Codex

For years, I've been watching zombies, training zombies. They wander aimlessly from station to station, doing exercises haphazardly with really no rhyme or reason except that, "this one kinda' feels like it's doing something." Once in awhile, they'll grasp on to a particular program but they'll end up beating it into the ground, doing it for months and months until they've long since milked any effectiveness from it.

High Octane Training 1

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good isn't often good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.

From the Gym to the Road

Not too many years ago, the idea of an endurance athlete like a cyclist, triathlete, or runner hitting the weights was almost unheard of. Why, everyone knows that weight training will make you big, bulky, and slow, right? Well, believe it or not, endurance athletes are lifting weights to improve performance.

The Big T - Part 2

Testosterone is the hormone of the decade. The granddaddy of the male hormones has gotten more media attention over the last few years than any other hormone around.