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Building a Bodybuilder Chest

A complete guide to help you build your chest, even if your genetics suck. Check it out.

Sucker Punch: Scott Abel

One of the industry's top bodybuilding coaches reflects on four decades as a competitor and coach ... and throws a few punches at the status quo.

In the Trenches 1

Dave Tate, Bret Contreras, Scott Abel, Christian Thibaudeau, Eric Cressey, and Tony Gentilcore describe some of their favorite "case histories."

Dirty Nutrition 2

Dr. Bowden describes the perfect meathead breakfast, after which he discusses addictive foods, CLA, sugar alcohols, and oh yeah, Megan Fox.

Use Your Strong Hand - Advanced Grip Training

Most guys can't sweep the room without using wrist straps to grab onto the broom. Here's how to fix that sad, sad, problem.

37 Tips and Tales from Dave Tate

Strength specialist Dave Tate talks about training, nutrition, supplements, and dumping oil on pizza in the quest to get big.

The Stair-Step Approach to Muscle

When do you do low reps and heavy weight? What about higher reps and light weight? Read this and finally feel good about writing your own training programs.

Six Things You Need to Know About Protein

Dr. Lonny Lowery talks about new protein research and little-known facts about protein. Check it out.

Inject Some Testosterone into Your Health Club

So what if your gym refers to the power rack as the "curl station"? There are ways to butch up even the wussiest gym.

Building a Bodybuilder Back

Saying you're going to train your back is like saying you're going to train your front. You gotta' get more specific if you want to progress. Here’s how.

Blood and Chalk 1

Elite Fitness System's own Devil's Advocate pulls out his pitchfork and stabs your questions about getting seriously strong.

Thibaudeau Talks Training

Christian Thibaudeau, perhaps inadvertently, starts to reveal some of the secrets behind the upcoming "I, Bodybuilder" plan.

Four Challenges to Light Your Fire!

Four routines from Dan John that will keep your puke bucket filled to the brim.

Five Reasons You're Still Skinny

Listen up, Twiggy. Drop the Bruce Lee comic book you're reading and pull up a chair. You're about to get the skinny on gaining muscle.

“D” is for Doping

How to use Vitamin D, the “most underrated Vitamin on the planet,” to boost performance, live longer, and look good naked.

The Regular Guy Off-Season Strength Program

This off-season program typically puts 20 pounds of muscle on athletes. Sound good? Check it out.

Do This, Not That!

Honest, hardcore advice about diet and training that just might hurt your feelings. Check it out.

Tight, Stiff, and Buttless

When the hamstrings get too short or too stiff, you'll end up with a flat-back posture. Translation: You'll have no visible ass.

Ballistic Muscle

You have a bunch of dormant muscle fibers trapped inside of you just waiting to make you bigger and stronger. Why don't you give them a chance?

Sucker Punch: Erick Minor

T NATION'S newest strength coach hates functional training, cardio, and yoga. He's also a bodybuilder who does direct arm work. So what's not to like?

The Cure for Ostrich Legs

Have your legs ever been compared to those of an ostrich? Keep reading and you'll gain the tools to cure your affliction.

The Box Squat for Bodybuilders

It helps the powerlifter squat big weights and the athlete perform better, but what can the box squat do for the bodybuilder? A lot more than you'd think.

Dirty Nutrition 1

Jonny Bowden pulls out his nutritional whipping stick and whomps on NO2 products, trans fats, and even poor ol' cows.

Big Back, Big Chest, Real Fast

Six days each week, do 100 push-ups and 50 pull-ups. Sounds simple and maybe a little crazy, but it works. Get the full plan here.