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Mythbusters 3

Are hard gainers stuck with skinny calves and forearms? Is lower always better on squats? Answers to these questions and more in the latest installment of our series.

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Stuff You Should Be Doing, But Aren't

It’s the nagging stuff you probably know you need to do. You just haven’t been TOLD to do it yet. Start here, then get to work.

Is Sport-Specific Training a Myth?

Coach Mike explains why the exercises an athlete doesn't perform can have the biggest impact on his success in a training program.

More New Techniques You've Never Tried

Dan's secret weight loss stack, a new five-toed rehab tool, and a novel, one-rep-at-a-time method for hypertrophy.

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.

Stripping Fat With Metabolic Pairings

Drastically increase fat use for fuel by increasing energy expenditure and stimulating the release of free-fatty acids. Here’s how.

The Constant Tension Alternate Curl

There are 3 ways to simulate growth: Inflict structural damage, increase neural activation, or prevent blood and oxygen from entering the muscle during a set. Few exercises do all three, but the constant tension alternate curl does.

Modern Day Progressions

You have to constantly force your body to do what it's not used to doing. Here are two progression methods that'll stick a firecracker up your lazy butt.

Hot Wheels in a Hurry

You've spent the spring and summer training to look good on the beach. As a result, you now have the chest and arms of a silverback gorilla, but the thighs and calves of a pink flamingo. Time to fix that.

Shut the Hell Up and Listen

Dave Tate has spent thousands of hours under the bar and training strong lifters to get even stronger. Listen up or stay weak.

Type of Contraction and Exercise Duration

The Canadian Vin Diesel shows you which type of contraction (constant tension, stretch reflex, etc.) to use with different movements, along with explaining why you should absolutely keep your training sessions under 60 minutes.

Dissecting The Deadlift

There's more than one way to deadlift. Fire up your glutes and hams with these 10 variations. Get 'em here.

Beast Building - Part 3

In the first two phases of the program, the focus was on strength and power. Now it’s time to hit the mirror muscles and get the look too.

The Shotgun Method

The Shotgun Method allows you to train for both size and symmetry without having to skimp on either. It actually allows you to concentrate on the big lifts without neglecting isolation exercises that address lagging body parts.

Beast Building – Part 2

The second phase of a three-month plan designed for those who want to get bigger and have the power and strength to back it up.

How Not to Warm Up

Five warm-up routines and stretches that do more harm than good, plus some better ideas.

28 Days, 14 Missions, 1 Ripped Physique

Chris Shugart is giving you 14 missions to accomplish in 28 days. We will disavow any knowledge of your actions should you or any of your IM Force fail to get ripped. This post will self-destruct in 10 seconds.

Up for a Quickie?

Christian serves up 3 innovative methods for taking your gains to new heights - one for biceps, one for arms in general, and a Bizarro World method that involves doing the opposite of everything you now do.

Gironda Perfect Curl

Bodybuilding legend Vince Gironda called it the "perfect curl". Christian Thibaudeau says it may be the best biceps-building exercise ever. With street cred like that, you just gotta' try it!

All Hardgainers are Not Created Equal

A lot of lifters think that hardgainers rank right up there with Big Foot and Nessie on the believability scale. Writer Phillip Nation begs to differ. He thinks that true hardgainers exist and, more importantly, can be cured.

5 Lessons in Hardcore Cookin

Learn how to make "Anabolic Eggs", "Full Frontal Frittatas", "Metabolic Pie", and "Beer Can Chicken". (Just don't go crazy and try that last recipe with a keg of beer and a whole cow.)

It Looked Good on Paper

Certain things look good on paper, but most don't pan out. For instance, Eric Cressey thinks wave loading is a bunch of hooey, as are weight gain powders and, believe it or not, the notion that external rotation movements are a cure all.

Max Load Training in the Real World

Scott Abel says that maximum load isn't the same thing as maximum weight and he wonders why most people don't get this. How much you can lift isn't the deciding factor; the deciding factor is how much stress a muscle endures.

Transform Your Physique - Part 1

Testosterone is about to unveil a very cool new feature called "The Physique Clinic." This is where select T-Nation members will be personally coached by Christian Thibaudeau so that they can finally achieve their physique goals.

The Round-Up Interviews: Chad Waterbury

Waterbury talks about his new e-book, Larry David, his gig with Rickson Gracie, and oh yeah, training and stuff. In fact, we're heading off to the gym right now to test drive his little dip, chin, and deadlift training circuit.