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The King of Meals

You've heard it before: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!" Or perhaps you've heard it stated in reference to a long night of liver depletion and fasting catabolism: "Break the fast... breakfast!"

The Joint Health Checklist

In 1993, the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences introduced the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), a set of four reference values for nutritional intakes:

High Performance Core Training

The days of banging out a thousand crunches are over. Get your core strong to get your entire body strong. Here’s how.

  • Abs
  • Cardio Progressions

    The last time it happened I was getting changed in the locker room at my gym. Two pudgy-bellied gym members (PBGMs) were discussing the relative virtues and drawbacks of doing cardio as part of their training program.

    The Old-School Calf Blast

    Forget anything you've heard about working your calves, and get ready to learn the most productive calf routine I've ever used.

    Hammer Down: Endurance

    The best way to train for MMA endurance doesn’t involve a lot of running. Check out these more effective training strategies.

    28 Things I'm Learning

    In four months I'll be a whopping 28 years old. I know a thing or two about training and all that goes into it, but I also respect the fact that there's a hell of a lot I don't know enough about, and other topics I need to know something about that I'm not even aware of!

    HSS-100: Back Specialization

    When it’s time to specialize and bring up your back, this should be your go-to training program. Check it out.

    New Arm Size, Right Now!

    How does an advanced lifter build bigger arms? Is it even possible? It is. If you're an experienced lifter who hasn't seen arm growth in ages, here's what to do.

    Hypertrophy Booster Shots

    This article isn't going to overwhelm you with neuroscience or obscure language. Nope, it's going to be bare-bones simple. As I've learned over the years, elementary advice is usually what helps people most, and it tends to work best.

    Man Fuel 1

    Despite what you might think from the title of this article "Man Fuel" is NOT the name of a new supplement from TwinLab. Instead, it's the name of a new Question and Answer column from Testosterone contributor Mike Roussell.

    Bulk Up, Cut Up! 3

    Thib, you seem to be able to come up with a lot of new and effective exercises. Got any more that I could use to spice up my training?

    Minimal Time, Maximum Workout

    Got 20 minutes? Then you have time for a great workout. Follow these guidelines.

    Back to McGill

    If you're a lifter with back problems you'll want to read this. If you're a lifter without back problems you'll still want to read this.

    Nervous Muscle

    It's very apparent to me that there are many coaches and fitness writers who don't understand the nervous system. I'm not the least bit surprised because your nervous system is arguably the most complex and ambiguous system in your body.

    Another Power Food

    Long before 1904 when J.T. Stinson coined the legendary phrase, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," apples have been a historic symbol of good health.

    40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 7

    When it comes to exercise performance, especially the more exotic movements I often prescribe, most people grasp the big picture but miss the finer points. To remedy this, I created this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises. Here's the newest installment!

    7 Reasons You're a Weakling

    Strength is the foundation of all athletic qualities. Here's what you need to do to build it and improve across the board.

    5 Damn Good Reasons to Use FFA

    It’s tough to get enough healthy fatty acids through diet alone. Here’s why you should add them to your supplement protocol.

    6 Lost Lifters

    I'm normally somewhat of a bookworm and science geek, although – to blow a little sunshine up my own butt – I have to say, I'm getting better at reading people.

    Bulk Up, Cut Up! 2

    This new Q & A column is about building a muscular and aesthetic physique. It's not about breaking strength records or reaching speed and power personal bests.

    The Ultimate Triceps Program

    A competitive powerlifter recently contacted me to correct his woefully pathetic bench press. After a few tests and some obvious visual clues, I realized that his triceps were holding him back from pressing up big numbers.

    Top 10 Tips to Grow Bigger & Stronger!

    Ten things you should be doing to reach your size and strength goals.

    Functional Anatomy for Bad-Asses! Part 2

    In Part 2, we'll discuss muscles of the torso and lower extremity, along with my tips to help you write better, more balanced training programs.