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Tom Furman unearths and revitalizes an old forgotten technique to extend sets. Remember not to kill the messenger when the paralyzing pain hits you.

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The Jungle Gym and Malaria

Craig Weller seems to have figured out the answer to two of the problems he faces almost every time he's deployed to some 3rd world country: how to keep working out and how to avoid malaria.

Gettin' MASSive With Food

Some time-honored and battle-tested ideas for packing on the muscle meat, along with some incredibly calorie-dense food and shake recipes.

Iron Evolution – Phase 2

Zubaz pants, Hotskinz tights, and matching fanny packs. Dave Tate survived bodybuilding in the '80s - and learned a few things along the way, too.

What I Learned in 2010

Cressey doesn't miss anything. Stuff he didn't miss in 2010 includes the myth of symmetry, zones of convergence, the complete overuse of barefoot training, and the dangers of zits.

Nutsack-Rated Nutrition 3

The salmon and beef industry have fooled us, and the miracle food of the week is a joke. Here's why.

The Ultimate Cardio Solution: Disclosed

The fastest fat loss possible. The most muscle retention possible. Let's do it.

Get More Nerve!

There's one ridiculously simple way to guarantee muscle growth. Are you open-minded enough to try it?

Iron Evolution – Phase 1

To get strong, listen to a strong guy’s advice. Here’s what you can learn from Dave Tate’s early experiences under the bar.

The Pulse Feast

Gain muscle, stay lean, and do it all without having to worry about food. Here’s how.

Relax... Women Prefer Low-Cortisol Men

Studies show that women prefer men with high testosterone, but there’s more to the story. Check this out.

Nutsack-Rated Nutrition 2

A deeper look at the great hormones-in-milk scare and much more.

Ordinary Muscle

Powerlifting's version of Clark Kent shows you how to develop superhuman strength.

Blood and Chalk 8

Bad Santa is back with a sleigh full of info on unilateral training, winning habits, and how to combine 5/3/1 with bodybuilding.

Rule Number One: Do What Works

Man up and discover the training program that works best for your body. Here’s how.

Pulse Fast For Mass Phases

Fasting isn't just for skinny chicks. Build muscle without gaining fat. Here's how.

Resveratrol for Muscle Growth

Enough resveratrol in the bloodstream at the right time enables the growth of more muscle. Check this out.

Muscle Memory, Steroids, and Creatine

Athletes that have used anabolic steroids may have an increased form of muscle memory. Here are some legal ways to get a similar effect.

The Glycemic Index Revisited

The glycemic index has been around for decades. Is it legit? Somewhat. Here's a practical approach to using this tricky bastard.

Unilateral Movements Make You Weak

There's a term to describe the overzealous advocates of unilateral movements: small and weak. Here’s why.

Nutsack-Rated Nutrition 1

T Nation judges various supplements, foods, ingredients, and dietary practices with the “nutsack" rating system.

More Quick Fixes for Problem Muscles

Build your scrawny looking delts, weak upper chest, and nearly nonexistent serratus. Here’s how.

Band of Meatheads

Want to be more and do more? You'll get there faster with friends than you would by going at it alone. Here’s why community is essential in training.

The 7 Principles of NFL Athleticism

Motivational lessons learned from the gridiron can help supercharge your training.

Morphing From Blobby Bodybuilder to Bad Ass

After getting bored of bodybuilding, one lifter transitioned into a highly-conditioned athlete. Here’s what he learned along the way.