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This short column might give you a neat little training tip, or it may address diet, supplementation, drugs, or even cooking. If it's interesting, and it's relatively short, it may find its way here.

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A Closer Look at Tempo

The difference that speed of movement really makes.

Rocket Scientist

On September 24th 1988, the world held its breath for 9.79 seconds. It was the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and Ben Johnson had just become the fastest human being on earth.

Quality Has a Quantity All Its Own

Training to failure... is it really necessary?

Black Belt Bodybuilder

What do you get when you cross a bodybuilder with a martial artist? Answer: A person you want on your side in a bar fight!

Question of Strength 33

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Twelve Weeks to Super Strength - Phase 4

If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?

Question of Strength 31

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

The Evolution of Ab Training

Ah, the elusive art of abs. These days, the "lift shirt and crunch" has replaced flexed biceps as the choice method for proving that you are, indeed, a studly man-beast. Despite this latest "muscle of the moment" craze, Americans are getting fatter. Want to know the secret reason? Okay, I'll tell you...but this is just between you and me, deal?

The Forbidden Fruit?

Some fitness experts say to avoid fruit to lose fat. Do they have a point? Here’s the real story.

Question of Strength 30

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Preparing for the Ultimate Workout

Most trainees have the habit of waking up, shoveling down some Fruit Loops, and heading off to the gym before they've truly awakened. In other words, given the amount of prep work they've put into that particular workout, they might as well have left their Fozzie Bear jammies on and stayed in bed.

Resurrecting the Oak, Part 2

"Every day, I hear someone say, 'I'm too fat. I need to lose 25 pounds, but I can't. I never seem to improve.' I'd hate myself if I had that kind of attitude, if I were that weak. I can lose 10-40 pounds rapidly, easily, painlessly, by simply setting my mind to it. By observing the principles of strict discipline that bodybuilding taught me, I can prepare myself for anything."

The Real Miracle Worker

Back in my small hometown in Texas, some of the more eccentric churches would hold these great tent revivals. Even if we didn't like their particular style of religion, we would still sit out in our cars and watch just for the sheer entertainment value of the show.

Question of Strength 22

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Question of Strength 13

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

The Swiss Ball Arm Workout

Contrary to popular belief, the Swiss Ball is not where you take Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis after she wins the Wimbledon Championship. The Swiss Ball is actually an large, inflated, polyurethane/vinyl ball that can be an indispensable aid in training arms, legs, or any other body part for that matter.

London Calling

A lot of Americans think that the muscle building world begins and ends at the shores and boundaries of North America. Call it snobbish; call it provincial; call it whatever you want; just make sure you call it incorrect.

Tip: Growth Hormone – A Doctor's View

Is it worth injecting? Can you boost GH naturally? Do any supplements work? Answers here.

Tip: Is This Thing Worth Using?

Arnold used one. Should you? Here's who will benefit the most.

Tip: The Cable Chop for Rear Delts

All the reverse flyes in the world won't build up your lagging posterior delts. Add this move to shoulder day.

Tip: Should You Bench With Your Feet Up?

A new study says you should bench with your legs up for maximum muscle fiber recruitment, but are they right?

Tip: Master the J-Row

Build a better back with this one-arm row variation.

Tip: Is Your Tracker Making You Fat?

Maybe. Why? Because they're pretty terrible at tracking how many calories you burn. Here's the scoop.

Tip: How to Get Better Results with Chin-Ups

Make this change and you'll build bigger biceps and lats. Oh, and your joints will feel better.