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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.

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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.

The Five Elements of Program Dominance

Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.

Beef Up Your Body Composition

Muscle insulin sensitivity, lifting tempo, and how to use control days to maximize your mass phase.

The New Rules of Rest

Unbeknownst to most, rest periods are a critical part of defining the body you want, and there's actually a science behind it, too.

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."

Question of Nutrition 1

Dr. Bowden answers questions about glycemic load, food and zits, fiber as a fat-loss supplement, the super spice turmeric, and more. Check it out.

Get Off the Treadmill and Get Metabolic!

Rachel Cosgrove's back with a metabolic circuit program that'll melt that fat off faster than any treadmill ever could.

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.

Stupid Things Young Guys Do in the Gym

Ten mistakes younger guys make in the gym.. and yeah, some older guys too. And some women.

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.

The Final Nail in the Cardio Coffin

Steady state cardio will stall your fat loss. Reclaim your metabolism and get leaner by burying your inner cardio-queen.

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.

Boost Your Deadlift 40 Pounds in 6 Weeks!

Progressive movement training: here's how to make it work for you.

The Voyer Shrug

The Voyer Shrug is for anybody that has a slouched posture, shoulder problems, is preparing for an intense strength phase, or just wants to tap into some new growth.

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.

The Reality Show Mass Circuit

This week Thibs presents a "Survivor" inspired workout where you do four basic strength-exercises in a circuit. As soon as you reach failure on a particular movement, it gets "voted off the island."

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.

Starting Strength

Get back to the basics and build your foundational strength. Here’s how.

The Small Calf Solution

Never take calf-building advice from guys with naturally huge calves. Instead, seek advice from the guy who had small calves but built them up. Get that advice here.

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.

I Hate Medium

For someone who wants to lose fat, Dan can't imagine a more perfect week: Two days of locking down nutrition, two days of lifting, and a total of eight minutes getting the system to burn fat.

Demolish Your Bench Plateau

Has your bench been stuck so long you've considered loading up the bar to your usual weight and just welding the damn plates on? If that's true, it's time to bust through that pesky plateau.