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Diet Planning for the Long Haul

Part Three of the Just Suck It Up Series

Precision Pulling

The 9 keys to pulling bigger, badder deadlifts.

December Diet Strategies

Thanksgiving was a fatty, sugary good time. I've never been one to do the old "modified recipe" thing when it comes to traditional holidays. Mashed potatoes and gravy, eggnog, pumpkin pie – it's all good to me.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Nutritional Programs

Simple, time-tested, no nonsense habits that you need to get into when designing a good eating program. Check ‘em out.

Out of Kilter - Part 3

End needless knee pain!

The Big Sleep - Part 2

Snooze Your Way to Bigger Muscles and Less Fat!

Kill The Gurus!

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

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.

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.

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.

The Post-Workout Resurgence

How to get the most out of your post-workout nutrition to maximize recovery and gains.

The Best of the Guest 3

Q and A with Charles Staley

Under the Big Iron

An interview with champion powerlifter Mike Miller

Hot-Rox FAQ

Answers to all your burning HOT-ROX questions!

Steroid Manifesto - Part 1

What Your Doctor, Your Friends, Your Mamma, and Maybe Even You Don't Know About Steroids

Glutamine: Destroying the Dogma - Part 1

Does glutamine live up to the hype? Not really. Here’s why.

Radical Methods for Increasing Strength

"What are some of the most radical and perhaps bizarre methods you have ever heard of for increasing strength?"

3-2-1 Shoulders

When it comes to weight training, the deltoids are unique.

Lateral Thinking for Wide Shoulders

The lateral raise seems like such a simple exercise. How many variations can there possibly be? Well, the answer to that question, as I'll soon show you, is "Plenty"!

Big Muscles, Busy Schedules

How to Build by only Training Two Days a Week

Hey, Balance This!

What does having a “balanced diet” really mean? And is it even ideal for bodybuilders and athletes? Dr. Lowery looks at several popular approaches.

The Thailand Trilogy - Part 2

Sex, Sand, and Rock & Roll

The Winning Formula - Part 1

How to manipulate diet and exercise to look great naked

A Talk with Tudor Bompa

Tudor Bompa is known to many as the man who single-handedly revolutionized Western training methods. After more than forty years of work in the arena of international sports, he's widely considered one of the world's leading specialists when it comes to periodization, planning, peaking, and strength and power training.