How to stretch your most problematic muscle groups. This is gonna hurt.
Hardcore training needs to incorporate (smart) hardcore stretching. Here’s why.
There's no such thing as isolation in training or in life. Everything you do, have done, and will do, affects everything else. Success is a synergistic – not additive – phenomenon.
Maximizing the neuromuscular system for greater hypertrophy.
"Truth always goes in 3 stages. First it is ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally accepted as self-evident."
Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.
It's high time we cleared the air regarding inflammation and all of the nasty consequences thereof. I've been preaching this stuff as an underlying theme throughout much of my writing, since first coming to T-mag (now T-Nation) a few years ago.
The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.
An interview with gastrointestinal expert, Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, LDN
What you're about to read is a protein needs debate between John Berardi, Ph.D. of the University of Texas at Austin and Stuart Phillips, Ph.D. of McMaster University in Ontario.
Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.
Sometimes it's fun to drop the heavy scientific jargon and just deliver the bare factoids and helpful tips. Check these out.
Five common workout beliefs that are just plain wrong… if you know how to train.
Muscle mass secrets from the old countries
A regular Joe uses steroids and keeps a diary. Controversy ensues.
Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
Skinny legs are the norm among men. Don't be normal. Here's what to do.
Instead of using one dimensional thinking and throwing rocks by doing cyclical modes of cardio, why not try to cover as many needs as possible in a short period of time with a circuit of exercises?
It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.
Are antioxidants (gasp!) dangerous? Here’s what you need to know.
Accelerate your strength development, increase your explosiveness, and boost your work capacity. Here’s how.
An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist
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.
When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!