Nothing beats the basic compound movements, but sometimes you need specialize or work around a problem. These exercises will help you out.
Is it possible to build muscle and improve your athletic performance at the same time? Yes. Here's how it's done.
It's a simple training strategy, but oh-so effective. Charles has just one question: Why aren't you using it!?!
Complexity – Simplicity – Ubiquity. The complexity of the human body is incredible. Maybe it's not necessarily the sheer complexity, but the complexity in spite of utter simplicity.
Prior to the early 90's, hardly anyone used scientific references to support their notions – not in real life and certainly not in the magazines. You just said what you believed and most of the time no one questioned you.
How to strengthen your grip so you can pull more weight. Bonus: Big veiny forearms. Check it out.
"Back in the days of being 297 pounds, every workout was brutal; there was no other alternative. That's not the case any more. Have I become soft, like a former all-star playing out a multi-million dollar contract?"
The most common causes of diet failure and how to avoid the mistakes. Check this out.
Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.
Jeremy Frisch is the performance director at the Competitive Athlete Training Zone in Acton, Massachusetts, where he works with athletes from age six to college level.
Dr. Roussell brain-dumps sixteen facts, tips, and interesting tidbits about food and supplements.
"Bill Hartman is the smartest man I know," Alwyn Cosgrove said recently at a seminar. I don't know about you, but that's pretty esteemed praise, especially from someone like Alwyn who's considered one of the foremost minds in the performance enhancement industry.
Hey, wanna tick a lot of people off? Want to start a flame war, a heated academic discussion, or just a good old-fashioned penis-waving contest? Then come out publicly and say that total body training is better than body part split training.
While waiting at the DMV for my moped license renewal form, I decided to kill some time with one of my favorite childhood pastimes. No, not chewing tobacco and throwing rocks at whores. I'm talking about that crazy little word game known as Mad Libs.
Everything you need to know about the benefits and the risks of overhead lifts.
A collection of the most masculine terms, phrases, concepts, and miscellaneous tidbits. But read it at your own risk because it may make you spontaneously grow a beard.
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?
"Now that's my idea of a fit woman!"
The days of banging out a thousand crunches are over. Get your core strong to get your entire body strong. Here’s how.
Creatine is the most studied sports supplement in history. Here’s what we’ve learned about loading, delivery systems, and timing issues.
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.
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!
Ten things you should be doing to reach your size and strength goals.
I get emails all the time from T-Nation readers who want to know why I don't write programs for the masses. About the only answer I can muster up is: "Because I have a conscience."