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Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 1

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.

The Taste of Success

"Are you kidding, JB? You expect me to eat this stuff? Where's the taste? Where's the variety!?"

Junk Training

A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson

Cardio Confusion

Cardio steals your gains, bro! Or does it? Here’s what strength and power athletes really need to know.

Exercises You've Never Tried 13

Thirteen interesting exercises you've probably never tried: new movements that'll break you out of your training rut and infuse some diversity into your workouts.

The Cat's Lair 6

What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.

Bottoms Up Training

It seems that in every family there's always a black sheep, someone who just doesn't quite fit in with the rest. It might be your crazy Aunt Sally who's run off and joined a cult, or maybe your family has its own cousin Eddie of National Lampoon "Vacation" fame.

Long Haul Training

Gary Homann isn't your garden variety weightlifter. Sure, he's 180 pounds at 6% body fat. Sure, he had the best 500 meter indoor rowing time in the world last year in his class and he's been an ACSM certified health and fitness instructor for the past nine years. But Gary's also got a Master's degree in applied health psychology and is currently working on finishing his Ph.D. in psychology.

Band Training for Big Gains

Everything you need to know about advanced band training for size and strength.

How to Fight "All Show and No Go" Syndrome

his article is for those veteran trainers who have built a fair amount of size: are you seduced by mass to the exception of everything else?

Top 10 Reader Tips

Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips.

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.

Meditation for Muscle

How sometimes sitting still and doing nothing can help you build muscle.

Berardi's Top 10 Tips

Dr. Berardi shares his best training, diet, and planning tips for serious lifters and athletes.

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 Iron Game Lessons

The whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I've learned about training.

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!

Diary of a Steroid User 3

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

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Gym Time!

If you're like me in any way, you probably have about ten too many things going on in your life. Sometimes your workout gets buried in the depths of your "to do" list.

Get Your Butt In Gear! 2

Strong glutes make strong lifters... and sexy ones too. Here's how to get yours in gear.