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Tricks of the Trade - Get Strong Fast!

Six high-tech tactics that’ll get you even stronger.

The Black Prince

The Black Prince talks about drugs, training, nutrition, and how bodybuilding lost the luster of its Golden Age.

My 8 "Ah-Ha!" Moments

Chris Shugart lists the 8 realizations that changed everything for him, physique-wise.

Stopwatch Fat Loss and Double Trouble for Your Back

Nutritional tips for those who roll their eyes at the thought of counting, measuring, or recording anything, plus a cool new back exercise.

The American Dream, on Steroids

Director Chris Bell talks about Bigger Stronger Faster, the documentary that dares to ask why we condemn steroids while celebrating the accomplishments of those who use them.

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.

Glute Training for Dudes

Training your glutes can make you stronger, prevent injuries, and turn you into one sexy bastard.

Crazy Bells

Bench pressing with Crazy Bells feels like having a wild animal tugging on the bar as you move it.

Built for Show

In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Nate Green looks at the beliefs and behaviors that keep skinny guys skinny and fat guys fat.

Fix That Weak Link!

Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

Size and Strength Training for Generation Ent

In Part 2 of his series, Mahler shows you how to get big and strong without ever getting bored with your workouts.

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.

6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

Muscle on a Budget 2

The economy is ailing, but that's no reason to quit your gym membership and eat out of dumpsters.

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

Glute Boy Speaks

He's the newest addition to the T NATION line-up, but Bret Contreras just may be one of the most innovative coaches we've seen.

Death to Crunching

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

  • Abs
  • You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

    A muscle-numbing routine for the most spectacular, but often most-neglected body part.

    Pushing Back

    A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

    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.

    New Tools of Torture

    Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.

    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.

    Caveman Speaks

    One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.