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Canadian Cannons

Build Bulging Biceps the Quebec Way!

Ditch the Holiday Leftovers

I've been riddled with guilt. I threw out a batch of mom's Christmas cookies today. Her fudge went too soft – as did my wife's cornbread-sausage stuffing, the candied yams, and the bowls of lovingly prepared homemade munchies that have been sitting around my house.

Steroids for Health, 2003

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away (on-line issue #18 to be precise), T-mag ran an article called "Steroids for Health." The idea behind the article was sound and quite revolutionary at the time: steroids, when used safely and sanely, will not adversely affect your health; in fact, they may even be healthy.

Booty Call

A Glute-Dominant Workout for Increased Strength

Power Broker

An Interview with Christian Thibaudeau

Radical Methods for Increasing Strength

"What are some of the most radical and perhaps bizarre methods you have ever heard of for increasing strength?"

The Carbohydrate Roundtable - Part 2

Last week, John Berardi, Lonnie Lowery, Cy Willson, and that annoying Jared kid from the TV commercials discussed different aspects of carbohydrate metabolism. When last we left them, they were about to start explaining the differences between individual types of carbohydrates.

3-2-1 Shoulders

When it comes to weight training, the deltoids are unique.

The Carbohydrate Roundtable - Part 1

It's been nearly two years since Lonnie Lowery and I teamed up to get our macronutrient roundtable on. First, we invited Cy Willson to share in an interesting protein discussion.

Fat Roundtable 2

Getting Even Fatter

Refresher Course 2

Five Ways to Get Unstuck and Turn Back on the Gains!

Something's Fishy - Part 2

Across-the-board condemnation of dietary fat is like branding all drugs as bad... or all people of a particular ethnic background as undesirable. I suppose we could call the media hype against fat "nutritional racism."

Something's Fishy - Part 1

"The aim of the legal action is to force the fast-food industry to "offer a larger variety to the consumers, including non-meat vegetarian, less grams of fat, and a reduction of size of their meals."

Exercises You've Never Tried 2

Progress stalled? Try something new. Give these exercises a shot.

The Staley Principles

An Interview with Charles Staley

The Caffeine Roundtable

You think "roid rage" is bad? Try taking away a habitual coffee drinker's morning java, then see what happens! Trust me, I've seen it and it ain't pretty.

Are You Getting Rusty?

Ever notice rust on your hands after working out?

Why Lurch Won't Grow

You're good at pushing cars out of the snow. You can punch somebody's lights out pretty easily. Yep, life's pretty easy for tall guys... until they get to the gym.

More Can Be Better!

Why you should train each muscle group more than once a week

Bonehead Nutrition

The five most common nutrition mistakes made by lifters and wannabe bodybuilders.

Lean Eatin' – Part 2

A calorie is not a calorie. A fat is not a fat. A carb is not a carb. A protein is not a protein. Here’s why.

Body Composition For Beginners - Part 2

Unfortunately, most of the methods usually used to determine body fat are woefully inadequate and rife with potential problems.

Specialization Periodization

How to Gain (or Lose) Muscle

The Winning Formula - Part 2

How to manipulate diet and exercise to look good naked, part 2