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Question of Strength 36

Coach Poliquin answers your questions about squats, body part splits, fasted cardio and more.

6 Things I Really Dislike

I was going to call this article "6 Things I Hate," then I realized I'd be a hypocrite. I tell my seven-year-old daughter all the time that hate is a strong word and it should be used with caution. Hence the new title.

Listening to Cialis

"Sorry, this has never happened to me before."

Question of Strength 35

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Nutrition Quest 2

Dr. Roussell answers your questions about trans fats, the Zone Diet, and more. Check it out.

50 Tips for Serious Athletes

Jeremy Frisch is the performance director at the Competitive Athlete Training Zone in Acton, Massachusetts, where he works with athletes from age six to college level.

HSS-100: Chest Specialization

Besides meaty arms, the pectorals are probably the best of the "showy" body parts. Somewhere in time (oddly enough at the same time as the rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger), the chest became the ultimate sign of manhood. Thick pecs give a three dimensional look to the upper body, and a well-defined chest makes your torso look like an old Roman soldier's breastplate.

The Misunderstood Strength Coach

The strength and conditioning field is like no other. Coaches have bitter enemies and die-hard devotees – and sometimes a person will qualify as both depending on the day of the week. There are insane egos and there are humble, incredibly bright coaches who go unnoticed. Finally, there are a lot of coaches who people really don't get.

Getting Unshredded

So you want to get shredded, do ya? Like, ridiculously shredded? You know, 3% body fat shredded? Well, if so, you're in the wrong place, bubba.

Precious Bodily Fluids

Now that I've got your attention with the title, let's try to raise our thinking from the lower centers of bodily function and get more cerebral, shall we? (Admittedly there are those, like a certain editor around here, who can weave <i>both</i> into an entertaining editorial, but I'm not going to attempt that bit of literary stunt pilotry.)

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:

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.

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.

Exercises You've Never Tried 17

Nine challenging exercises that you probably haven't tried before. Give 'em a shot this week in the gym.

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 Keys to Killer Workouts

Ever had one of those days where you just couldn't get into the flow of your workout? Or worse yet, you don't even make it to the gym? It's happened to all of us before. The mind is willing, but the body just isn't ready (or vice versa).

Exercises You've Never Tried 16

Seven weird looking (but effective!) exercises to shake up your stagnant workouts. Check ‘em out.

Explosive Neural Drive

Power up your posterior chain. These workouts will teach your body to tap into higher threshold motor units for explosive efforts.

Nitrogenous Novelty

As I sit here pondering the recently concluded Staley Training Summit, I'm left wondering - as I often do - how far overboard I went with my whirlwind lecture on diet and recovery.

The Holiday Program

Undulating periodization for in-season athletes and holiday-season regular guys.

Advanced Dumbbell Training

The most underutilized pieces of equipment in most gyms are the dumbbells. Oh sure, you might see people pumping out a few sets of biceps curls, bench presses, or flyes, but in most gyms the dumbbell racks are primarily used as a place to lean against between sets of barbell squats or benches.

10 Uses for a Smith Machine

Most coaches hate the Smith machine, but it does have a few (surprising) uses for serious athletes. Check ‘em out.

First Person: The Alpha Male Experience

What happens when a regular guy takes a powerful T booster? Check it out.