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The Big Woof

In this installment, Westside Barbell guru Dave Tate digs deep to answer the question, "Why do we put ourselves through this?"

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Lean Eatin' – Part 1

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 Protein Insider

An Inside Look at the Protein Business

8 Questions About Protein

The purpose of this column is tri-fold. Purpose number one is as a "refresher course" for seasoned lifters. Sure, deep down, you may know this stuff, but it's been so long since you first read about it that you've forgotten the rationale behind the subject matter.

The Jumping Box Squat

Take your explosive strength to the next level!

A Talk with Tudor Bompa

Tudor Bompa is known to many as the man who single-handedly revolutionized Western training methods. After more than forty years of work in the arena of international sports, he's widely considered one of the world's leading specialists when it comes to periodization, planning, peaking, and strength and power training.

Escalating Density Training - Phase 2

"The sheer effectiveness and brutality of the EDT program does not come across in the written word. This is a TOTAL gym experience"

Dawg School 7

The Bodybuilder's Hierarchy of Needs

Chemical Solution

The Lowdown on the Latest in Bodybuilding Chemistry

Tornado Training – Part 2

I'll show you some more challenging and dynamic rotational exercises that are sure to help you develop Tornado-like power!

Tornado Training – Part 1

The importance of rotational training in anyone's exercise program whether they're an athlete, a weekend warrior, or anything in between.

What Speed of Movement Should I Use?

If you don't already have Ian King's 'Get Buffed!' book, you've probably heard about it. It's definitely one of best-received books about weight training on the market.

Say Goodbye to your Weakest Link!

The purpose of this column is tri-fold. Purpose number one is as a "refresher course" for seasoned lifters. Sure, deep down, you may know this stuff, but it's been so long since you first read about it that you've forgotten the rationale behind the subject matter.

Big Numbers

The Mathematics of Determining a Single-Rep Maximum

Top 10 Deadlifting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

When a guy who can pull 800 pounds in his sleep talks deadlifting, you'd better listen up and take notes.

Testosterone Unleashed!

Let's start with a few questions. Would you re-wrap your presents the day after Christmas? Or tie one hand behind your back before you head to the gym? Or perhaps tie up your girlfriend before you... okay, so that one's a different story.

Push-up Your Explosive Strength!

Techniques for breaking through strength plateaus in the bench press

Pop 'Em Out Muscles

Don't you just hate those stubborn body parts that never seem to grow? This "stubbornness" is usually caused by underlying issues, or more accurately, underlying muscles.

Pelvis Has Left the Building!

How pelvic alignment and proper exercise program design can keep the injury goblins at bay

Good Fat and Where It's At

There are a lot of facts bombarding our gray matter nowadays. Pretty much everyone realizes that we live in an age of information overload.

Reactive Strength

How a bony white boy from Buffalo increased his strength by a whopping 60 pounds in 56 days!

Clean Livin'

A T-man Guide to Health

Soy is Still Bad Protein

Want to build muscle? Eat more protein, but not soy protein. Here’s why.