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How to Eat Like a Man

I've been brought back to the basics of solid–one might even say "manly"–nutrition too many times lately for it not to affect my writing.

Suicide by Squat

In his classic 1984 book, Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach, Fred Hatfield presented a model of training aimed at exploiting the adaptations provided by each of the three dominant rep ranges used in the strength training of that era (4-6, 10-12 and 20-25 reps).

High Performance Nutrition Made Easy

I'm going to spare you nutrition intricacies like the latest information on Glut-4 transporter translocation and just give you the Cliff's Notes–or Clay's Notes–on how to piece together meals and eating plans that'll help you achieve your physique and/or strength goals.

Violent Variations - Part 2

High Stimulation Training Methods for Enhanced Growth

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 2

This is part 2 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

The Warrior Nerd 3

Die, Vegetarian, Die!

'Roid Rebuttal

ESPN gets called out

The "Imperfect" Training Program

What if I told you that I had the perfect training program?

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 1

This is part 1 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

The Steroid Interviews - Professional Bodybuilding

As part of an agreement with Testosterone Magazine, excerpts from my new book will be published in the coming months. These excerpts detail the use of performance enhancing drugs by elite athletes as well as those in non-athletic populations.

Massive Eating Reloaded - Part 1

An update to Dr. Berardi’s eating plan that called for high calories and a unique macro combining protocol. Check it out.

The Warrior Nerd 2

Overtraining or Under-eating? Part Two

Training Economy

How to Maximize Efficiency in the Gym

The Warrior Nerd 1

Overtraining or Under-eating? Part 1

Painless Carb Reduction

Two years ago my wife and I tried cyclic ketogenic dieting. We knew that many of the concepts behind these diets were valid but there was a practical, behavioral problem for us: we could no longer function as a stable, productive human beings on such low carb intakes.

The Pro-Maker

Joe DeFranco is a busy man. Right now he's training sixty high school athletes, thirty college athletes, and ten professionals. NFL agents keep his phone ringing all day long

Pendulum Bodybuilding

In my last article, Pendulum Training, I introduced the basic principles behind a new way to plan your workouts. This new way of thinking is based on a frequent pre-planned variation of training objectives and means.

December Diet Strategies

Thanksgiving was a fatty, sugary good time. I've never been one to do the old "modified recipe" thing when it comes to traditional holidays. Mashed potatoes and gravy, eggnog, pumpkin pie – it's all good to me.

Bustin' Ass 101

If you think you're way beyond this basic advice, think again. Warning: Not for snowflakes.

Frankenfood

Eight foods that have been wrecked by science, plus the healthier alternatives.

The Psychology of Big – Part 2

Freud Pumps Up

Texas T

Hillbilly Dichotomy

Intolerable - Part 2

How to Repair Glucose Intolerance, Part 2