Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.
Does diet soda make you fat? Is chia better than flax? Will tuna make your mercury rise? Dr. Bowden has the answers.
Nutritional tips for those who roll their eyes at the thought of counting, measuring, or recording anything, plus a cool new back exercise.
Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.
Christian Thibaudeau tackles three topics in this article, from building pecs and delts to very low carb dieting. Check it out.
Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.
Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.
He's the newest addition to the T NATION line-up, but Bret Contreras just may be one of the most innovative coaches we've seen.
This six-week program breaks some of the currently accepted rules for workout volume and duration. That's why you'll do more than 20 sets per workout and you'll train for 60 to 75 minutes.
Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.
Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.
One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.
The truth about bulking diets, fasting, food allergies and more.
As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.
Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.
Unbeknownst to most, rest periods are a critical part of defining the body you want, and there's actually a science behind it, too.
You're doing your mobility drills and foam-roller work, but you're still in pain. If that sounds like you, maybe you need "muscle activation training."
Faulty lunges, squats, and stretches can make you worse off than you were before entering the gym. Check these out before it's too late.
Eureka! A mainstream nutrition book that pretty much agrees with everything T-Nation's been preaching about for the last 10 years! Chris Shugart interviews the wise, wise author.
This week Thibs presents a "Survivor" inspired workout where you do four basic strength-exercises in a circuit. As soon as you reach failure on a particular movement, it gets "voted off the island."
Erick Minor's got a bone to pick: he keeps encountering personal trainers who make assertions about training athletes that just don't pan out in real life conditions, i.e. the gym and the athletic field.
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.
How to figure out how much protein you really need for muscle gain and fat loss.
You're punks. All of ya'. All of ya' under 25 or so, that is. Mike Mahler calls you "Generation Ent," for Entertainment, meaning you need to be constantly entertained. Well stand by to be entertained, in a manner of speaking.