Tim's "Ah-Ha" moments have to do with the superiority of supersets over combination exercises, working abs first, the proper way to gain weight, debunking the stability ball myth, and a nifty little trick to make sure you're squatting low enough.
Three psychological concepts and ideas that can be applied to your physique transformation goals. Check ‘em out.
Magnum guns, bowling pin forearms, and a Herculean torso, all in one article.
Five healthy recipes you gotta try.
Has Mike discovered the Holy Grail of training programs? Has he figured out a way to keep the body from adapting? Can he levitate just by using the power of his mind? Answers to these questions and more are contained herein.
You may be hurt, but it doesn't mean you can't train. Tony Gentilcore tells you how to work out, scream a lot, and still get a training effect while you're injured.
Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.
Charles Poliquin is a genius when it comes to devising innovative, painful exercises and his One-Arm Barbell Eccentric Curls are no exception. They're guaranteed to hurt, along with eliciting stares from other gym members.
Back in 1998, TC broke the story about the evils of soy, reporting how it might squelch Testosterone levels and even kill testicular cells. Have we found out more about soy? John Berardi and Ryan Andrews review the latest research.
Bodybuilding legend Vince Gironda called it the "perfect curl". Christian Thibaudeau says it may be the best biceps-building exercise ever. With street cred like that, you just gotta' try it!
How to fix the most common mistakes with rows, squats, bench presses and more.
Maybe you're a bodybuilder through and through, but you still ought to know how to do some of the "old time" training methods like the split style. Besides, it may just put on some muscle, and that ain't bad.
The epic roundtable concludes with a discussion of nutrition, supplementation, and recovery, along with some final thoughts and musings by Clay Hyght on why "girls like guys who take them for granted."
In part 2 of our training roundtable, our moderator asks Dave Tate whether you have to look strong to be strong, causing Dave Tate to get really red and start busting up stuff.
A cadre of coaches discuss various bodybuilding and powerlifting topics, including the wisdom of trying to build size and strength at the same time, and the relative benefits of isolation movements vs. compound movements.
Finally, some ammo to use against those putzes who insist on benching with their feet in the air. Craig also makes the case that chin-ups are a better lat exercise than pull-ups. Let the arguments begin!
It's potentially the best hamstring exercise known to man, but it may also be the most difficult and the most humbling. Luckily, even doing it half-assed is hugely effective.
It may just be the biggest of the big compound movements. Find out why this hellacious exercise is a favorite of Charles Poliquin!
Those guys who think planks and Bosu Ball triceps kickbacks are giving their core a good workout are poor, pathetic slobs. If you really want to work the core, you've got to raise the weight over your head.
There's a difference between mobility and stability. Mobility is the ability to produce a desired movement, while stability is the ability to resist an undesired movement. Knowing the difference is the key to performance.
The Fortress believes there are four fundamental directions a weight must be pulled or lifted in order to build a kick-ass back. He calls it his Directional Back Training Principle and it has nothing to do with North and South.
Not sure what to eat? Here are 14 nutritional nuggets, and how to accomplish almost any physique goal. Check it out.
More great training advice for new lifters. Even you crusty vets will learn something. Check it out.
Whether you're a pock-marked adolescent or a 35-year-old who prematurely looks like an old catcher's mitt, the health of your skin is probably important to you. Dr. Alan Logan knows how to use nutrition to fix you up.