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What do you get when you ask some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips for dramatic physique changes? You get one hell of an article series!

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Meet Lou Schuler

An Interview with Lou Schuler.

Bodybuilding in a Low-Carb World

Low-carb hype rules the day.

The Training Quiz for Smartasses

A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.

My, That's A Nice Snatch You Have... 2

In this final installment, I'll cover some of the variations in more detail and I'll also be providing a training cycle that features the snatch as an "anchor" movement.

Meet Lonnie Lowery

An Interview with the Warrior Nerd, Lonnie Lowery, PhD

Practical Fats

What you need to know about ingesting fats.

The Success Quiz

There's nothing more frustrating than committing to a training program that doesn't pan out. This is equally true for an athlete who might work hard yet still falls short of his expectations and the strength coach whose biggest satisfaction comes from the great strides his athletes make.

Refinement Training

Get revitalized and ready for your next mass program!

Mental Muscle

The Psychology of Body Transformation and Peak Performance.

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

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 4

When you’re near the end of a strict competition-style diet, extreme measures are often needed. Try these tricks out.

The Stretching Roundtable - Part 1

Stretching is a lot like flossing. We know we should do it, we know it's beneficial, but a lot of us don't do it very often or very well.

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 3

Simple calorie draining techniques for contest dieters or people who just want to get lean fast. Check ‘em out.

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 2

More tips and tricks for staying in a negative energy balance when cutting.

The Cat's Lair 5

Q & A with John Paul Catanzaro

Exercises You've Never Tried 10

A new exercise is mentally stimulating. It turns your brain on, excites the nervous system and breaks you out of the training blahs. Try these out.

How to Eat Like a Man

I've been brought back to the basics of solid–one might even say "manly"–nutrition too many times lately for it not to affect my writing.

Violent Variations - Part 3

High Stimulation Training Methods for Enhanced Growth

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 2

This is part 2 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

The Warrior Nerd 3

Die, Vegetarian, Die!

'Roid Rebuttal

ESPN gets called out

The "Imperfect" Training Program

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

The Steroid Interviews - Professional Bodybuilding

As part of an agreement with Testosterone Magazine, excerpts from my new book will be published in the coming months. These excerpts detail the use of performance enhancing drugs by elite athletes as well as those in non-athletic populations.

Massive Eating Reloaded - Part 1

An update to Dr. Berardi’s eating plan that called for high calories and a unique macro combining protocol. Check it out.