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Two years ago my wife and I tried cyclic ketogenic dieting. We knew that many of the concepts behind these diets were valid but there was a practical, behavioral problem for us: we could no longer function as a stable, productive human beings on such low carb intakes.

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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.

The Weight Gain Troubleshooter

If you've had trouble gaining lean weight during mass building phases, here's something that will help.

The Psychology of Big – Part 1

A Brief History of Mind Over Matter

Restriction Contradiction - Part 1

How to calculate your energy needs so you can lose fat without wrecking your metabolism or losing muscle.

The Eight Keys - Part 4

Interested in strength? Here's a training program, some training wisdom, and a little life advice from an iron icon.

The Eight Keys - Part 1

In this first part of this series, Tate discusses coaching, teamwork, and conditioning.

Triple Shot

An overview of the latest steroid studies

Under the Big Iron

An interview with champion powerlifter Mike Miller

Steroid Manifesto - Part 1

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

Exercises You've Never Tried 5

The best exercises are often the ones you aren't using. To prevent adaptation, try some of these unconventional movements.

Power Broker

An Interview with Christian Thibaudeau

Massive Cooking

Healthy, muscle-building food doesn't have to be bland and boring. These cooking tips are worth learning. Check 'em out.

End Your Strength Plateaus NOW

EDT for Maximal Strength Breakthroughs!

Power Hungry

A Conversation with Jimmy "The Iron Bull" Pellechia

Cheat to Win

How to cheat on your diet and look even better

Exercises You've Never Tried 2

Progress stalled? Try something new. Give these exercises a shot.

Street Fightin' Man

An Interview with Frank Shamrock

Specialization Periodization

How to Gain (or Lose) Muscle

8 Questions About Protein

The purpose of this column is tri-fold. Purpose number one is as a "refresher course" for seasoned lifters. Sure, deep down, you may know this stuff, but it's been so long since you first read about it that you've forgotten the rationale behind the subject matter.

The Essential Berardi

A stripped down overview of JB's dietary wisdom

Shake It Up!

Of all the effective supplements available these days, one of the best is still good 'ole protein powder. That's because without enough quality protein, then all the other issues involved in bodybuilding – training, recovery, hormone manipulation etc. – are pretty much meaningless.

Pop 'Em Out Muscles

Don't you just hate those stubborn body parts that never seem to grow? This "stubbornness" is usually caused by underlying issues, or more accurately, underlying muscles.