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It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.

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Eccentric-Base Training

When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!

SOB Training

First, a lesson in muscle hypertrophy. Then, a training plan that takes all that science and puts it into a training plan that you can personalize to fit your needs. Check it out.

Back Off and Grow!

The Most Important Thing I Know About Training

Shoulder the Load

Since I've started writing for the T-Nation, I've gotten 100's of e-mails asking me varying questions about the rotator cuff and its many somewhat magical qualities. While it may not be as cool as big quads or a great set of guns, a well-developed rotator cuff is sexy in its own, injury-free kind of way.

Dan John's Top 10 Tips

This legendary strength coach shares wisdom on lifting, living, and learning. Apply it all and you'll perform better than you ever have.

Lift Fast, Get Big

Nothing makes PRs and gains stagnate sooner than training like a granny. Want to harden up fast? Lift fast.

The History Of Dieting and Take Home Lessons

Moderation and Glazed Doughnuts

10 Training Myths Exposed!

Nothin' but the Truth!

Meet Lou Schuler

An Interview with Lou Schuler.

Hunters And Scavengers

The other day while standing in the checkout line at the local supermarket, I noticed a woman feverishly scratching one of those scratch-off lottery ticket thingies. I don't know what they're actually called, but I'm sure you've seen them.

Refinement Training

Get revitalized and ready for your next mass program!

The Stretching Roundtable - Part 2

Last week in Part I the coaches talked about stretching myths and how flexibility affects muscle size and strength. This week they'll delve even deeper into the subject, so warm up your brain, do some dynamic stretches for the frontal lobe, and dig in

Exercises You've Never Tried 11

Try a few of these little-used, but extremely effective exercises and break out of your training rut.

Exercises You've Never Tried 9

Break out of your training rut and adopt some challenging new exercises. Here are 8 to test out.

The "Imperfect" Training Program

What if I told you that I had the perfect training program?

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 1

This is part 1 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

Diet Planning for the Long Haul

Part Three of the Just Suck It Up Series

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.

Keep the Iron on the Bar

Too much dietary iron can wreak havoc on a man’s health. Here’s what you can do about it while still enjoying your steaks.

Five Ways to Go Deeper

How to Get "Ass to Grass" when Squatting

Train Long, Not Hard

You hear it all the time. It's one of the favorite sayings from high-intensity pundits and other "briefer is better" trainees.

Hungry, Hungry Hormones - Part 3

We here at T-nation just love them-there hormones.