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Mythbusters-6

Mythbusters 6

So you think you're hot stuff cuz you load up the leg press with 16 plates? Too bad that translates to about as much weight as your grandma can lift.

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Cutting-Edge Muscle Science

Dr. Lowery white-knuckled his way around the country to get the first word about the research that could change the way you train.

Mythbusters 5

New views on the myth of steroids, the myth of overtraining, and the myth that Swiss balls are for pussies.

Mythbusters 4

Four top strength coaches reveal the truth about ab training, sprinting, rep ranges, and more.

Straight Talk About the Fitness Biz

In part two of our interview, Alwyn Cosgrove talks about compliance, networking, and why aspiring actors should stay out of the fitness biz.

Question of Nutrition 7

Dr. B reveals the ugly truth behind canola oil, along with discussions on the efficacy of rhodiola and whether there are any dietary aphrodisiacs.

Functional Ab Training for Bodybuilders

An ab routine that not only trains every function of the muscles, but also gets you ripped.

More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

What I Learned in 2008

Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.

The Cure for Skinny

Three former skinny guys reveal the nutrition tips, training strategies, and lifestyle adjustments that "cured" them.

Question of Nutrition 4

Does diet soda make you fat? Is chia better than flax? Will tuna make your mercury rise? Dr. Bowden has the answers.

Solutions to Lifting Problems

Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.

Glute Boy Speaks

He's the newest addition to the T NATION line-up, but Bret Contreras just may be one of the most innovative coaches we've seen.

My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

Question of Nutrition 1

Dr. Bowden answers questions about glycemic load, food and zits, fiber as a fat-loss supplement, the super spice turmeric, and more. Check it out.

5 More Common Technique Mistakes

Faulty lunges, squats, and stretches can make you worse off than you were before entering the gym. Check these out before it's too late.

Five Myths About Training Athletes

Erick Minor's got a bone to pick: he keeps encountering personal trainers who make assertions about training athletes that just don't pan out in real life conditions, i.e. the gym and the athletic field.

Modern Day Progressions

You have to constantly force your body to do what it's not used to doing. Here are two progression methods that'll stick a firecracker up your lazy butt.

Third World Workouts

As a member of an elite Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman team that often finds itself in the Third World, Craig Weller has learned to improvise when it comes to his workouts.

Hot Wheels in a Hurry

You've spent the spring and summer training to look good on the beach. As a result, you now have the chest and arms of a silverback gorilla, but the thighs and calves of a pink flamingo. Time to fix that.

Training Advice for Generation Ent

You're punks. All of ya'. All of ya' under 25 or so, that is. Mike Mahler calls you "Generation Ent," for Entertainment, meaning you need to be constantly entertained. Well stand by to be entertained, in a manner of speaking.

More Tips from the Weightroom Floor

Jack Reape painted all his 2.5 and 5-pound plates pink. Is he light in the loafers, or does he have a more serious intent in mind?

Mystery Meat

Kevin Neeld gained 5 pounds in one single day using a very simple protocol. He's positive it's not fat, but beyond that, he's not sure what this "mystery meat" is comprised of.

3 Tricks to Increase Maximal Strength

If you've only been training for a couple of years, just about anything you do in the weightroom will make you stronger. However, those of you who have been training a bit longer need to pull out the heavy artillery.