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Building a Powerful V-Shape

The look of a tiny waist and big-back is what makes heads turn. Build your upper body to achieve that look. Here's how.

Mythbusters 2

Are squats and deadlifts all you need to work your core? Is it "bad" to do static stretches before weight training? Answers to these questions and more.

Get Big Without Getting Fat

Yes, it really is possible to do a “clean bulk,” getting bigger and stronger while eating healthy foods and staying lean. Here’s how.

The Delt Triad

The perfect way to torch your delts in the shortest time possible.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

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

An Interview with the Blond Bomber

Dave Draper, the best bodybuilder to never win Mr. Olympia, expounds on the agony and ecstasy of a life spent lifting.

Go Barefoot to Get Stronger

To get bigger and stronger, you may need to kick off the shoes and start from the ground up.

4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Workout

Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.

Mythbusters 1

The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

Return of the Warrior Nerd

Dr. Lowery comes out swinging against the high priests of high-carb diets and defends the honor of protein-loving meatheads.

Lifts I Never Did, Used to Do, or Just Started Doing Again

A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.

An Interview with Dave Tate

The powerlifter and entrepreneur talks about bodybuilding, success, injuries, and what we can learn from kindergartners.

8 More Power Foods

Hope you didn't go food shopping yet, because you're about to make big-time changes to your grocery list.

Intro to Mechanical Drop Sets

Christian shows you how to blast your biceps into oblivion, damaging the muscle fibers so much that they either grow or die!

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.

How Strong Are Your Abs, Really?

Think your core strength is pretty good? Now's the time to find out. These two tests will tell you if your abs are strong or if they're a weak link.

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  • Seven Keys to a Successful Body Transformation

    There are lots of ways to go from lumpy to lean, or skinny to studly, but all muscle makeovers have these common traits.

    What I Learned in 2008

    Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

    Heavier Weight, Less Time

    It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.

    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.

    Question of Strength 48

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Hacking Your Strength Training

    Cut your time in the gym without compromising your results? It's a smarter and more effective approach to training.