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About 2 years ago, we asked one of our resident nutrition and supplement gurus, John Berardi, to give us a peek into his training journal. While best known for dispersing dietary dogma, JB has built a rock-solid physique from countless hours of fraternizing with heavy dumbbells and barbells.

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Out of Kilter - Part 2

No More Back Pain

Superman Sets

How to build power and functional hypertrophy with timed sets

Staying Power

How to use Strength-Endurance Training to be Stronger... Longer

The Big Sleep - Part 2

Snooze Your Way to Bigger Muscles and Less Fat!


Eight foods that have been wrecked by science, plus the healthier alternatives.

Part-Time Beast

Big Time Gains for the Part-Time Lifter

Kill The Gurus!

Have you ever wanted to be recognized as an authority on bodybuilding, powerlifting, and performance enhancement?

Triple Threat

How to Build a 3-D Upper Body

The Psychology of Big – Part 2

Freud Pumps Up

The Psychology of Big – Part 1

A Brief History of Mind Over Matter

Texas T

Hillbilly Dichotomy

Intolerable - Part 2

How to Repair Glucose Intolerance, Part 2

The MacGyver Workout

The MacGyver TV show was about a guy who made complicated machines or devices out of ordinary things. For instance, he could take down a helicopter with a fan, a dough-scraper, and some duct tape. Similarly, he could use a light bulb to make a set of lock picks.

The Real World (of Physique Research) - Part 3

John Berardi will cover the interesting abstracts related to muscle physiology, muscle metabolism, hormones, weight loss, and nutrition.

The Juicer's SAT

How much do you know about steroids? If you're using them or planning on using them, hopefully you know a lot. Sadly, we at T-mag have learned over the years that this is seldom the case.

Mister Spine - Part 2

An interview with Stuart McGill, Part 2

Restriction Contradiction - Part 2

How to calculate your energy needs so you can lose fat without wrecking your metabolism or losing muscle.

Covering Your Nutritional Acids (and Bases)

While I do my best try to stay abreast of the latest nutrition and supplement research, once in a while I find myself totally ignorant to an important topic or sound body of literature.

Ab Training for Athletes and Babehounds, 2K3

New exercises, new format, new pain!

  • Abs
  • The Eight Keys - Part 4

    Interested in strength? Here's a training program, some training wisdom, and a little life advice from an iron icon.

    HOT-ROX Challenge Champs

    Introducing the HOT-ROX Inferno Challenge Winners!

    The Eight Keys - Part 3

    Dave gives some great tips about how to overcome weaknesses or sticking points in the squat, deadlift, and bench press that should aid the bodybuilder or athlete in general.

    What It Means To Be Swole

    An Interview with Diet Guru Chris Janusz

    The Best of the Guest 3

    Q and A with Charles Staley