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All too often I'll hear various statements about certain artificial sweeteners being harmful. "Toxic" seems to be a word that the general public likes to throw around. In the following article, I'd like to address some of the completely false statements I've seen being made about one sweetener in particular: sucralose.

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The Journey To Excellence

This week, one of the great mentors in my life died. He was Coach Ralph Maughan of Utah State, and he taught me one great lesson.

Pulling Your Chain For Massive Gains!

Ever notice how two supposedly inviolate principles of resistance training are basically contradictory?

2 x 4 Muscle

It was a dire situation, a nightmare of indescribable proportions that only Dante could relate to. Every salacious thought I've ever had and every misdeed I ever committed was paid back to me in spades.

Man Fuel 2

When it comes to building muscle or performing at your peak athletically, nutrition is 50% of the equation. Or is it 75%? Maybe 90%? Whatever. It's, like, really important, okay?

The Low-Carb Roundtable - Part 2

Low-carbohydrate diets have certainly received their share of attention in recent years. While the popularity of Atkins, South Beach, and other low-carb diets peaked last year, it remains an interesting topic among physique athletes.

The Low-Carb Roundtable - Part 1

Low-carbohydrate diets have certainly received their share of attention in recent years. While the popularity of Atkins, South Beach, and other low-carb diets peaked last year, it remains an interesting topic among physique athletes.

Food Magic X 5

If you drop about a roll and a half of Mentos mints into a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke, you'd better run like hell because the Mentos causes the Coke to erupt into a beautiful, 15-foot high, sugary-sweet Coca Cola geyser.

Rope Revolution

They're both assets to my training programs. Indeed, I've used kettlebells for years with success. And Pavel? He's a good guy. I definitely consider him a friend and a juggernaut in the strength and conditioning community.

The King of Meals

You've heard it before: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!" Or perhaps you've heard it stated in reference to a long night of liver depletion and fasting catabolism: "Break the fast... breakfast!"

Bulk Up, Cut Up: Biceps!

Christian, I really want to improve my biceps development. Do you think that supersets are a good training method to use for that purpose?

High Performance Core Training

The days of banging out a thousand crunches are over. Get your core strong to get your entire body strong. Here’s how.

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  • Creatine Update, 2006

    Creatine is the most studied sports supplement in history. Here’s what we’ve learned about loading, delivery systems, and timing issues.

    28 Things I'm Learning

    In four months I'll be a whopping 28 years old. I know a thing or two about training and all that goes into it, but I also respect the fact that there's a hell of a lot I don't know enough about, and other topics I need to know something about that I'm not even aware of!

    Man Fuel 1

    Despite what you might think from the title of this article "Man Fuel" is NOT the name of a new supplement from TwinLab. Instead, it's the name of a new Question and Answer column from Testosterone contributor Mike Roussell.

    Bulk Up, Cut Up! 3

    Thib, you seem to be able to come up with a lot of new and effective exercises. Got any more that I could use to spice up my training?

    Fight School

    Make no mistake about it, hand to hand combat has been around for as long as Testosterone has poured through the bloodstream of Homo sapiens.

    Nervous Muscle

    It's very apparent to me that there are many coaches and fitness writers who don't understand the nervous system. I'm not the least bit surprised because your nervous system is arguably the most complex and ambiguous system in your body.

    The Athlete Diet

    From North American Diet to Athlete Diet: Tips for Making the Transition

    Slammer Muscle

    These twelve tips, compiled by ex-con Jay Mullins, will help Cy (or you, if you find yourself in a similar situation) make the best of his time in the Big House.

    A Return to the Golden Age - Part 2

    When many of us think of perfect physiques, we think of those belonging to Golden Age bodybuilders. These champions of the past were muscular, strong, healthy, and athletic. It's cliche but it's true: women wanted them; men wanted to be them.

    12 Tips From a Beginner (At Heart)

    Although I'm better known as someone who works with high-performing athletes, I started out–like most coaches and trainers-by working with "everyday folks", and interestingly enough, after 20+ years in the game, something unusual has happened:

    Exercises You've Never Tried 17

    Nine challenging exercises that you probably haven't tried before. Give 'em a shot this week in the gym.

    Another Power Food

    Long before 1904 when J.T. Stinson coined the legendary phrase, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," apples have been a historic symbol of good health.

    40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 7

    When it comes to exercise performance, especially the more exotic movements I often prescribe, most people grasp the big picture but miss the finer points. To remedy this, I created this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises. Here's the newest installment!