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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.

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Thank You for Guzzling Corn Syrup

The high-fructose corn syrup people are telling you their product is the same as sugar, but they're lying mo-fo's.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

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

The Cardio Conundrum

With all the cardio options out there, it's no wonder we're confused about the best way to incorporate it into our workouts! Coach Robertson summarizes the pros and cons of each variation and helps us with fat-burning program design.

The Steroid Nurse

One of T-Nation's forum steroid gurus talks cycles, tapering, staying healthy, and why the Golden Age of bodybuilding deserves a little more tarnish.

Counting Your Reps for More Muscle

Three exercises, 25 total reps with a 4-6RM. Don’t worry about sets, rest periods, or even reps per round. Do it. Here’s how and why.

Question of Nutrition 5

What do belly measurements really tell you? How much water should you drink? Those answers and much more here.

The Cure for Skinny

Three former skinny guys reveal the nutrition tips, training strategies, and lifestyle adjustments that "cured" them.

Question of Nutrition 4

Does diet soda make you fat? Is chia better than flax? Will tuna make your mercury rise? Dr. Bowden has the answers.

Isolated Pecs, Big Shoulders, and Instant Ketosis

Christian Thibaudeau tackles three topics in this article, from building pecs and delts to very low carb dieting. Check it out.

Solutions to Lifting Problems

Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.

Question of Nutrition 3

Is pomegranate really nature’s Viagra? Is HFCS really the same as sugar? Do you need extra vitamin D? All these answers and much more here.

Death to Crunching

Ditch the traditional core exercises and try out a few of these athletic moves for stronger abs.

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  • Massive Force

    This six-week program breaks some of the currently accepted rules for workout volume and duration. That's why you'll do more than 20 sets per workout and you'll train for 60 to 75 minutes.

    22 More Random Thoughts

    Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.

    The Holistic Chest Blast

    Thibs is a sadistic SOB because he's always glad to bring more pain your way. This time the red glow of his laser sight is dancing around your chest and he's ready to pull the trigger.

    My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

    As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

    Making Gains With Pain

    You're doing your mobility drills and foam-roller work, but you're still in pain. If that sounds like you, maybe you need "muscle activation training."

    Question of Nutrition 1

    Dr. Bowden answers questions about glycemic load, food and zits, fiber as a fat-loss supplement, the super spice turmeric, and more. Check it out.

    The Voyer Shrug

    The Voyer Shrug is for anybody that has a slouched posture, shoulder problems, is preparing for an intense strength phase, or just wants to tap into some new growth.

    The Reality Show Mass Circuit

    This week Thibs presents a "Survivor" inspired workout where you do four basic strength-exercises in a circuit. As soon as you reach failure on a particular movement, it gets "voted off the island."

    Five Myths About Training Athletes

    Erick Minor's got a bone to pick: he keeps encountering personal trainers who make assertions about training athletes that just don't pan out in real life conditions, i.e. the gym and the athletic field.

    5 Great Secrets of Training Success

    The cold hard truth about strength training that many people would rather not hear.

    Dissecting The Deadlift

    There's more than one way to deadlift. Fire up your glutes and hams with these 10 variations. Get 'em here.