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Exercises You've Never Tried 17

Nine challenging exercises that you probably haven't tried before. Give 'em a shot this week in the gym.

Another Power Food

Long before 1904 when J.T. Stinson coined the legendary phrase, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," apples have been a historic symbol of good health.

Dramatic Carbolin19 Study

More muscle, less body fat AND a boost in testosterone? Check out this research.

Good Grains, Bad Grains

Chapter Three: Whole Grains

The Holiday Program

Undulating periodization for in-season athletes and holiday-season regular guys.

Armed For Combat

Drastically increase arm size and strength over a twelve week period. Here’s your plan.

How Your Muscles Grow

If they aren't growing, is high frequency training the answer?

The Creatine Controversy

Creatine has been around a while, but many people are still confused about it, and even worried about its effects. This guide will help them out.

The Specialization Zone

If you want to build huge muscles, you must continually challenge them by placing a greater demand upon them. If you stick with the same stress level month after month, you'll quickly reach a point where your body is used to the stress and won't need to adapt (i.e. grow) anymore.

Bodybuilding for Powerlifters

Six things you can learn from bodybuilders, even if your goal is to just get strong on three lifts.

Continuum Training 2

Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design

The F-Word

Despite years of anti-fat sentiment, it's becoming clear that the right kinds of fats can make you healthier, smarter, more muscular, and leaner.

Atomic Dog: Top Ten Testosterone Facts

Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.

Debunking Exercise Myths - Part 2

Five common workout beliefs that are just plain wrong… if you know how to train.

Diary of a Steroid User 6

A regular Joe uses steroids and keeps a diary. Controversy ensues.

Arm Yourself!

Tried everything to get your arms to grow? No, no you haven’t. Check out these training methods.

Evil Antioxidants?

Are antioxidants (gasp!) dangerous? Here’s what you need to know.

The Best Lesson You'll Ever Learn

It happens every time I write an article or give a workshop. Someone asks me, "So, uh, Dan, do you think I should do it five times a week or should I do it twice a day?" It doesn't matter what "it" is – one arm lifts, Tabata front squats, Olympic lifts–I always get the same perplexing response.

The Sacked Back - Part 1

It's the sound you never want to hear when weight training. Sometimes you feel it immediately; sometimes you sense something happen but it takes a few hours for the full impact to hit you. Either way you've injured your back. The big question is, what do you do?

Junk Training

A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson

8 Weeks to a Record Bench

A bench press specialization cycle that'll drastically improve your max bench.

Diary of a Steroid User 5

A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.

Top 10 Reader Tips

Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips.

The Hard Body Manifesto - Part 2

Fat loss is a hot topic. Every month there are thousands of articles and dozens of new books telling people how to eat, how to exercise, and how to supplement to lose their flab. Now's my turn.