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Training and Conditioning Around the World

What could you learn after two years of traveling and training with some of the world's finest athletes? It all depends on what you're willing to try.

Blood and Chalk 2

The Hellraiser returns with answers about bands and chains, reverse hypers, assistance moves for the squat, mixed-grip lifting, and lots more topics.

Are Omega-6 Fats Really That Bad?

You pop Omega-3's like Pez candy, but avoid Omega-6's like candy corn. Maybe it's time to use both.

T Nation Twitter - Short Answers to Short Questions

Got barely enough time to check your email? The T Nation coaches cut to the chase to cure your training woes.

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.

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.

Thibaudeau Talks Training

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

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?

Dirty Nutrition 1

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

The Tao of the Iron

Why a skinny and long-dead martial artist named Bruce Lee continues to intrigue and influence the bodybuilding world.

A Novel Approach to Rest Periods

A 2-kilogram discuss traveled 140 feet through the air and landed in Dan John's skull. After that, he "rested" for five months. Now he has some interesting ideas about rest periods in general.

Mythbusters 7

Dave Tate and others weigh-in on the difference between "compound movements" and "isolation movements" and the necessity of eating 6 times a day.

Mythbusters 6

So you think you're hot stuff cuz you load up the leg press with 16 plates? Too bad that translates to about as much weight as your grandma can lift.

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 2

Tough, tough love from 7 coaches; stuff that will make you pull the pillow over your head and shout, "no, no, no!"

Cutting-Edge Muscle Science

Dr. Lowery white-knuckled his way around the country to get the first word about the research that could change the way you train.

Hardball Nutrition for Muscle

Our panel of nutritional scientists answer your questions about protein, energy drinks, mass plans and more. Check it out.

Mythbusters 5

New views on the myth of steroids, the myth of overtraining, and the myth that Swiss balls are for pussies.

Eat Your Lungs Out While Getting Leaner

Science writer Gary Taubes has a simple message: Everything you think you know about diet is wrong.

Question of Strength 49

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

Five New Exercises

Five new ways to build muscle, increase strength, improve conditioning, and impress the know-it-alls in your gym.

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 1

Chances are, you're either a fat bastard or a skinny slacker. Regardless, here's some advice that might get your mind (and body) right.

Mythbusters 3

Are hard gainers stuck with skinny calves and forearms? Is lower always better on squats? Answers to these questions and more in the latest installment of our series.

More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

Mythbusters 2

Are squats and deadlifts all you need to work your core? Is it "bad" to do static stretches before weight training? Answers to these questions and more.