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Sometimes it's really interesting to dig into the microscopic details of training and nutrition, to dissect the body of academia and examine every little study. That's how we learn things. That's how we refine the science that later helps us get bigger and stronger and leaner.

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The Hard Body Manifesto - Part 2

Fat loss is a hot topic. Every month there are thousands of articles and dozens of new books telling people how to eat, how to exercise, and how to supplement to lose their flab. Now's my turn.

The Hard Body Manifesto - Part 1

Fat loss is a hot topic. Every month there are thousands of articles and dozens of new books telling people how to eat, how to exercise, and how to supplement to lose their flab. Now's my turn.

It's Not About the Food – Part 2

Ten ways to handle diet and nutrition when you’re on the road.

10 Important Lessons

Coach Staley provides his best tips that have made the greatest impact on how he thinks and trains. Check it out.

10 Iron Game Lessons

The whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I've learned about training.

It’s Not About the Food – Part 1

Better nutrition is more about altering lifestyle habits and less about the food. Here’s why.

Copland Training - Part 2

The author of the following article is a cop, a twenty year vet in an urban city's police department.

Lowery's Top 10 Tips

What do you get when you ask some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips for dramatic physique changes? You get one hell of an article series!

Goal Setting for Hard Asses

Achieve your goals or eat Alpo!

Copland Training - Part 1

The author of the following article is a cop, a twenty year vet in an urban city's police department.

Meet Lou Schuler

An Interview with Lou Schuler.

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Gym Time!

If you're like me in any way, you probably have about ten too many things going on in your life. Sometimes your workout gets buried in the depths of your "to do" list.

The Bomber at 62

We don't throw around the term "living legend" much around here because not many people deserve such accolades. But T-Nation recently sat down with a man who just might fit the bill: Dave Draper.

Get Your Butt In Gear! 2

Strong glutes make strong lifters... and sexy ones too. Here's how to get yours in gear.

Hunters And Scavengers

The other day while standing in the checkout line at the local supermarket, I noticed a woman feverishly scratching one of those scratch-off lottery ticket thingies. I don't know what they're actually called, but I'm sure you've seen them.

Bodybuilding in a Low-Carb World

Low-carb hype rules the day.

The Training Quiz for Smartasses

A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.

Reps You've Never Tried

Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!

Meet Lonnie Lowery

An Interview with the Warrior Nerd, Lonnie Lowery, PhD

The Mutation Series - Part 3 Continued

My bodybuilding training includes a bit more heavy lifting than most "regular" bodybuilding programs, and as such will lead to some significant strength gains.

The Mutation Series - Part 3

In this last installment of this series, I want to give you a quick three-week physical peaking routine designed to help you gain some more muscle while increasing muscle density. You should also be able to lose more fat in this stage.

Exercises You've Never Tried 12

Replace some of your usual exercises with the ones here. Mix things up and start making progress again.

The Success Quiz

There's nothing more frustrating than committing to a training program that doesn't pan out. This is equally true for an athlete who might work hard yet still falls short of his expectations and the strength coach whose biggest satisfaction comes from the great strides his athletes make.

Refinement Training

Get revitalized and ready for your next mass program!