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T Nation Twitter - Calves Edition

Got barely enough time to check your email? The T NATION coaches serve up some savory knowledge about calf training, quick, fast, and in a hurry.

Dispelling Ab Training Myths

Most bodybuilders don't know how their abs function, or even how to train them effectively. Learn how now.

  • Abs
  • Exercises You've Never Tried 20

    If your progress has stalled or you just need a new challenge, here are ten exercises to try out you may not have ever seen before.

    30 Things Waterbury Said

    Sometimes the best interviews take place when you turn the recorder on and kick back while the interviewee just talks.

    How to Pull 1,008 Pounds and Make it Look Easy

    Andy Bolton has pulled 1,008 pounds in competition. Get his best deadlifting advice here.

    A Novel Approach to Rest Periods

    A 2-kilogram discuss traveled 140 feet through the air and landed in Dan John's skull. After that, he "rested" for five months. Now he has some interesting ideas about rest periods in general.

    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.

    Training Tips From A to Z

    Tony is back with 26 new tips to advance your training and nutrition knowledge.

    Best of Biceps

    Nine biceps exercises proven to work better than standard curls.

    Crossed Up by CrossFit

    A T Nation contributor goes undercover to score a coveted CrossFit certification. Here’s what happened.

    So You Want to Be a Fitness Professional?

    In the first half of our two-part interview with Alwyn Cosgrove, the veteran coach talks about business, psychology, and the art of getting clients sore in all the right places.

    The Omnibus Method

    A veteran coach borrows a page from Westside to create the Omnibus Method, a new template for hypertrophy training.

    4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Workout

    Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.

    Mythbusters 1

    The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

    Seven Keys to a Successful Body Transformation

    There are lots of ways to go from lumpy to lean, or skinny to studly, but all muscle makeovers have these common traits.

    Question of Strength 47

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Diamond Calves and Old School Exercises

    A novel calf routine plus a selection of old-school total-body exercises.

    Fix That Weak Link!

    Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

    Death to Crunching

    Ditch the traditional core exercises and try out a few of these athletic moves for stronger abs.

  • Abs
  • You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

    A muscle-numbing routine for the most spectacular, but often most-neglected body part.

    New Tools of Torture

    Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.

    Caveman Speaks

    One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.

    My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

    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.