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Big Guys and Very Bad Advice

Want to build a buttload of muscle? Talk to a big guy. Well, maybe. Sometimes their training and diet advice just isn't right for you. Here's why.

The Zercher Squat Complete Guide

The Zercher squat can pack muscle on quads and traps like nothing else. It'll also weed out the weaklings. Most people won't do them. Will you?

Perfect 10 Training

A training strategy that has you hitting your lagging body parts for ten sessions each week. Yes, it can be done, and it works. Check out the plan.

The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?

Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

The basics of benching, the fine points, and a solid 16-week program. Get it all here.

Inside the Muscles: Best Chest and Triceps Exercises

Twenty different chest and triceps are put to the EMG test. Here’s which ones came on on top.

17 Nutrition Tips That Change Your Life

Useable, practical, little-known hacks you can start doing right away to change the way you look, live, and even love.

The Best Damn Diet For Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't train like drug users, and they shouldn't diet like them either. Here's your dietary playbook, natties!

Tip: Does T Nation Endorse Steroids?

Some people think we're promoting steroids. Are they right? Here's the answer.

The Hybrid Split

No workout program or weekly split is perfect for everybody of course, but this one comes pretty damn close. Take a look.

Question of Strength 59

How should you warm up to hit your 1-rep max? How should you peak for a powerlifting meet? Get those answers here.

The 6-Week Sprinting Solution

An interval training program that will radically alter your conditioning, increase endurance and power, and help you drop body fat. Get it here.

Keep Estrogen Under Control

If your estrogen levels are out of whack, it can ruin your body comp, your health, maybe even your life. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Deadlift Daily to Get Stronger

Yes, you can deadlift almost every day, get stronger, and not get injured. Here's how.

The Death of Women's Bodybuilding

More and more women are lifting weights, but women's pro bodybuilding is dying fast. Here's why, plus a frightening look at the cause of “man face.”

Conditioning 101

You'll never be the last man standing if you're fat and out of shape. Here are eight ways to ramp up your conditioning while keeping your strength.

Building a Strong Neck

Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.

6 Ways to Upgrade Your Back Workout

These unique back exercises and form tweaks will help you build a bigger, stronger back. Guaranteed.

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.

The Complete Guide to Bulking and Cutting

Here's how to adjust your nutrition to match your training goal. It covers mass phases, fat loss phases, and maintenance phases.

Tip: A Quick Guide to HCG

Is doctor-prescribed HCG monotherapy better than testosterone replacement therapy? Here's what you need to know.

The Complete Power Look Program

The look of power cannot be faked. Here's how to build a body that has the "go" to back up the "show".

Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

How Natural Is Natural Bodybuilding?

Our undercover pro exposes the truth about drug-free bodybuilding contests. Yes, it's as bad as you think.