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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.

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Dawg School 7

The Bodybuilder's Hierarchy of Needs

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.

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.

The One-Arm a Day Arm Cure

Has anyone out there tried "The One-Day Arm Cure" by Charles Poliquin? Or am I the only nut who spent an entire day devoted to training arms?

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.

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!

Precision Nutrition for 2002 and Beyond

Post-workout nutrition. Pre-workout nutrition. Mid-workout nutrition. Over the last year, you've heard a whole lot about these topics and for good reason. Whether you're a strength or endurance athlete, the correct nutrients before, during, and after exercise can dramatically impact your muscle mass and recovery.

Clean Livin'

A T-man Guide to Health

The Next Poliquin? Part 2

An Interview with Don Alessi - Part 2

The Next Poliquin? Part 1

An Interview with Don Alessi - Part 1

Bone Crackin' Bench

Advanced Training to Boost your Bench Press

Bucking the Trends

Have the balls to make up your own mind!

The Texas Arm Wrestler's Curl

Here's a nasty little exercise we picked up from a couple of competitive arm wrestlers.

Knife Fight!

Facing an Edged Weapon

Disturbing Trends

A list of bonehead practices in the gym

Row to Grow

A Closer Look at the Seated Row

Bodybuilder, Heal Thyself

An Interview with Dr. Ken Kinakin

Long Live Your Bench

I don't need to tell you how revered the bench press is. Along with exercises such as the squat and deadlift, it forms the basis of most strength training and bodybuilding programs. And it wouldn't be too bold a statement to say that the bench press is the most popular upper-body exercise in the world!

The Ian King Cheat Sheets - Part 2

Think of this as the Cliff Note's to the Ian King 101 class. Here you'll find the highlights of Ian's training principles that have changed the way most of us workout.

Estrogen's Dirty Little Secret

As it stands now, sooner or later, your prostate will start to swell up like the dinner rolls momma's baking in the oven. At best, this unwanted hypertrophy will just obstruct urine flow. At worst, it'll develop into cancer.