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You finished boozing it up over the holiday? Good. Cuz it's time to put what's left of your brain matter to use in understanding the nervous system and how utilizing it can make you stronger and better lookin'.

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The Transformation of Bartl

How one man kicked drugs, lost fat, built muscle and transformed his life.

5 Things You're Missing

Five things you should be doing – some in the gym, some at the dinner table – to help you reach your body comp goals.

Combination Training

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.

Creating a Training Effect When You're Injured

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.

Good Sh!t

Today's menu includes Low-Carb Red and Green Pizza, Baked Stuffed Apples, Baja Fish Tacos, and Pina Colada Protein Shakes. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who looks crappy without a shirt on.

The Round-Up Interviews: Dave Tate

Big Dave Tate is a powerlifting icon and a successful businessman. He's also the least politically correct man in weightlifting and always a sure bet to scorch somebody's eardrums.

The Glute Tri-Set

Charles Poliquin invented this glute tri-set for alpine skiers, but it works great for bodybuilding purposes, too. It's also a good routine if you're an ass model, but there aren't too many of those around.

5 Programming Strategies for Quick Results

Training ideas that’ll improve your squat, bench press, and even your abs.

One-Arm Barbell Eccentric Scott Curls

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.

Nutrition Quest 4

In this column, Dr. Roussell answers your questions about fat burners and glucomannan.

T-Nation Strength and Size Roundtable - Part 3

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."

T-Nation Strength and Size Roundtable - Part 1

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.

Exercise Misconceptions - Part 2

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!

The Glute Ham Raise

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.

The Iso Push-up

It's probably the simplest training method imaginable, but it's oh-so effective in promoting shoulder stability and building power and strength. All it takes is a minute and thirty seconds, three times a week.

Exercise Misconceptions - Part 1

Most personal trainers couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel, so when it comes to squats and deadlifts, their advice is usually dead wrong.

The Paillard Method

How to make the best chicken you’ll ever eat. All it takes is love… and a hammer. Oh, and some violence. Check it out.

4 Ways To Stay On Track

Life getting in the way of your gains? Keep making progress with these strategies.

10 Reasons You're Still Jacked Up

This is going to be the best training year ever, only you're so jacked up you can barely go number two without having a troop of Boy Scouts lower you onto the toilet seat. Lifter, heal thyself!

The 2008 Alphabet of Manliness

From A to Z, Tony G's got some ideas about every bodybuilding, diet, and performance topic you can think of, not to mention some appealing notions about hottie Kate Beckinsale. A very cool, fun, and informative article.

From Brain to Biceps

If you've been reading Testosterone for any length of time, you've figured out that each article is just another piece of the weightlifting puzzle. This one's about a big piece of the puzzle, one that's often neglected: the brain.

Preparing for Battle

If you need to decide what to eat, track down those foods in the proper amounts, and then finally take a bite – the chances of you skipping that meal are much higher. Here's how to take the thinking out of eating.

Applied Nutrigenomics

Did you know that one person's physiological response to a certain drug or supplement can be 70 times stronger than it is in another person? It all has to do with the science of Nutrigenomics.

The 2008 Fat Loss Roundtable - Part 2

Our fat-loss panel shoots down just about every dieter's tip known to fat bastards the world wide. Fortunately, the single-digit body fat trio offers up a bunch of stuff that works, too.