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For several years, I was the Watson to Strength Coach Charles Poliquin's Sherlock Holmes. I chronicled his theories, revelations and discoveries. I like to think I played a small part in his success but in all probability, guys like Charles don't need any help; they get famous all on their own.

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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.

Training for Easy-Hard Gainers 2

Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.

20 Pounds of Untapped Muscle

This posterior chain program might just give it to you!

It's Not About the Food – Part 2

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

Diary of a Steroid User 4

A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.

10 Training Myths Exposed!

Nothin' but the Truth!

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 2

Over the past few years I've seen many lifters and coaches discussing the seemingly strange movements I prescribe for strength development. Many of these guys are grasping the big picture but missing many of the finer points. To remedy this, I've written this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.

Waterbury'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!

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.

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.

Single-Leg Supplements

Single-leg exercise options to help you achieve all your strength and physique goals. Check ’em out.

Fruits and Veggies

Eights fruits and vegetables you should be eating… whether you like them or not! Check out the list.

Berardi’s Kitchen - Part 2

A noted nutrition expert gives you a peek into his pantry. How does yours compare?

The Science of Nutrient Timing – 1

Getting the physique you want is about much more than calories in, calories out. You also need to think about the Energy Phase and the Anabolic Phase.

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.

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!

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 1

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

Violent Variations - Part 1

High Stimulation Training Methods for Enhanced Growth

Exercises You've Never Tried 8

Here are eight exercises you've probably never tried. Shake up your next workout.

Training Economy

How to Maximize Efficiency in the Gym