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You've seen his name on a lot of recent T-Nation articles, and you've seen him pass out some outstanding training advice on the forum. And you've probably thought, "Man, that guy is smart, but who is he anyway?"

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Meet Eric Cressey

Ten years ago, most people who trained with weights had never heard of a "strength coach." Oh sure, there were sports coaches who worked with athletes on performance. And there were famous bodybuilders who theorized on hypertrophy methods in the magazines.

10 Strength Training Tips

Are you just getting involved in powerlifting with hopes of setting a new record or two? Or are you just a regular guy looking to increase your bench press? Whichever, the ten tips below will put you on the path to strength!

Nutrition vs. Injury

A journey through bodybuilding injury.

Continuum Training 2

Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design

28 Synergistic Factors for Success

There's no such thing as isolation in training or in life. Everything you do, have done, and will do, affects everything else. Success is a synergistic – not additive – phenomenon.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 5

Dave Tate is the co-owner of Elite Fitness Systems and has been involved in the sport of powerlifting since 1982. A true testament to his skills rests in the 10,000 hours of personal training and strength consulting sessions he has performed with novice to elite athletes. Numerous clients have broken barriers they never thought possible through the use of maximal, dynamic and absolute strength development methods.

A New View of Energy Balance

"Truth always goes in 3 stages. First it is ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally accepted as self-evident."

Atomic Dog: Top Ten Testosterone Facts

Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.

3 Dead-Ends and a Loophole

Some of you might have enjoyed the Diary of a Steroid User series as much as I did. It was an interesting, unapologetic, honest portrait of what it's like when an average Joe uses steroids. But however much I enjoyed it, I cringed when I read some of the "pyramid" workouts outlined by the anonymous author

Manipulating Reps for Gains in Size and Strength

The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.

Blood & Guts (Mostly Guts)

An interview with gastrointestinal expert, Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, LDN

Pillars of Strength

Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.

7 Naked Nutrition Tips

Sometimes it's fun to drop the heavy scientific jargon and just deliver the bare factoids and helpful tips. Check these out.

East European Bodybuilding

Muscle mass secrets from the old countries

Diary of a Steroid User 6

A regular Joe uses steroids and keeps a diary. Controversy ensues.

Sick? Go Train!

"I'm sick. Should I train or not?"

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 4

Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.

The Skinny Leg Syndrome

Skinny legs are the norm among men. Don't be normal. Here's what to do.

The Superior Circuit - Part 3

Instead of using one dimensional thinking and throwing rocks by doing cyclical modes of cardio, why not try to cover as many needs as possible in a short period of time with a circuit of exercises?

Top 10 Profanity Sets

It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.

Evil Antioxidants?

Are antioxidants (gasp!) dangerous? Here’s what you need to know.

The Secret Weapon

An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist

Eccentric-Base Training

When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!

The Sacked Back - Part 2

In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.