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In the Trenches 2

Jim Wendler, Scott Abel, Dan John, Lonnie Lowery, and Shelby Starnes talk about some of their most fulfilling "case studies."

Dirty Nutrition 3

Bowden reveals the truth about organic food, grapefruit as a fat loss food (it works!), soy (it's still bad), palm oil, and other juicy dietary tidbits.

Death Match: You vs. Your Body

It's a battle royale between you and your body: you want to lose fat while keeping your muscle, but your body has other plans.

30 Things Waterbury Said

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

The Stair-Step Approach to Muscle

When do you do low reps and heavy weight? What about higher reps and light weight? Read this and finally feel good about writing your own training programs.

Inject Some Testosterone into Your Health Club

So what if your gym refers to the power rack as the "curl station"? There are ways to butch up even the wussiest gym.

Sucker Punch: Alwyn Cosgrove

When you question a coach's values, you usually get some interesting answers, along with a fist in the eye.

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.

Combat Psychology and Sports Performance

Use that thumping heart and that mad-dog-mean you feel to blast through any physical challenge.

Big Gains with Active Recovery

Why are you wasting time between sets? Why the hell don't you do something, like grow, for instance?

Cutting-Edge Muscle Science

Dr. Lowery white-knuckled his way around the country to get the first word about the research that could change the way you train.

Training Tips From A to Z

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

Eat Your Lungs Out While Getting Leaner

Science writer Gary Taubes has a simple message: Everything you think you know about diet is wrong.

Question of Nutrition 8

Dr. Bowden weighs in on whether you can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time, the least-horrible fast foods, and drinking your own urine. Yes, really.

Five New Exercises

Five new ways to build muscle, increase strength, improve conditioning, and impress the know-it-alls in your gym.

7 Rules for Building Your Body

Something you can do at home for five minutes that will add size to your chest and upper arms. That plus lots of other cool stuff. Check out the list.

Mythbusters 3

Are hard gainers stuck with skinny calves and forearms? Is lower always better on squats? Answers to these questions and more in the latest installment of our series.

Straight Talk About the Fitness Biz

In part two of our interview, Alwyn Cosgrove talks about compliance, networking, and why aspiring actors should stay out of the fitness biz.

Question of Nutrition 7

Dr. B reveals the ugly truth behind canola oil, along with discussions on the efficacy of rhodiola and whether there are any dietary aphrodisiacs.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

Seven bad benching habits that keep you weak, and how to get rid of them.

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.

Question of Nutrition 6

Dr. Bowden gives you the real truth about saturated fats, honey, fake health foods, coffee and much more.

Return of the Warrior Nerd

Dr. Lowery comes out swinging against the high priests of high-carb diets and defends the honor of protein-loving meatheads.