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Bring the Pain - Part V

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CLA Revisited

I stumbled on a pretty interesting compound. It was called Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA. Chemically speaking, linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid, the kind you find in flax and other oils.

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  • Great Ass Lunges

    The glutes play a larger role in sports performance than just keeping your jock from falling down. As part of your posterior chain of muscles, properly trained glutes can help you jump higher and sprint faster.

    School Days - Part 1

    LA practical training and nutrition guide for college students.

    Made to Order Muscle

    Can you really change the shape of a muscle?

    The Fountain of GH

    The year was 1513. Don Juan Ponce de Leon, better known as "Pump" in transcontinental travel circles, was on a seemingly hopeless mission. Pump de Leon, after numerous world travels, many bodybuilding titles, and huge prize monies, had set out to find the fountain of GH.

    The Big T - Part 2

    Testosterone is the hormone of the decade. The granddaddy of the male hormones has gotten more media attention over the last few years than any other hormone around.

    The Thinking Man's Guide to Ab training

    The average guy in the gym puts about as much thought into his ab training as he puts into tying his shoes. In other words, he throws in a few sets of crunches at the end of his workout a couple of times a week and thinks no more about it. It's time we change that.

    The Real Testosterone Vixen

    What you're seeing is a genuine alpha female, the quintessential Testosterone Vixen. Now you may be thinking that this species of female is not only rare, but perhaps even extinct. You'd be wrong. We found one. We not only found a real life T-Vixen, we may have found their leader.

    Eccentric Exercise

    It seems like you've been adding weight to the stack each time you do triceps pushdowns. The veins in your neck stick out like a garden hose as you power through the sticking point, and the cable starts cutting into your neck, just like your idol, Tom Platz. You stop, however, before it cuts through and leaves a bloody mess on the floor.

    Black Belt Bodybuilder

    What do you get when you cross a bodybuilder with a martial artist? Answer: A person you want on your side in a bar fight!

    Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 2

    Ian King is back with another of his legendary 12-week programs, this one an arm-specialization routine designed help you build a hefty pair of .44 magnums that even Dirty Harry would envy.

    Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 1

    Ian King is back with another of his legendary 12-week programs, this one an arm-specialization routine designed help you build a hefty pair of .44 magnums that even Dirty Harry would envy.

    Question of Strength 32

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    15 Secrets to a Bigger Bench Press

    Unfortunately, too many weight trainers fixate on weight. Never mind that their form is shoddy, their skill at training is marginal, or that their girlfriend has just run off with a circus geek. All that matters is how much iron they're able to clang.

    Antioxidants - Part 1

    Almost every armchair nutritionist believes, deep down in his or her free radical-purged soul, that antioxidants are good for you. Trouble is, there seems to be scores of substances that have antioxidant capabilities. Figuring out which ones to take, and in what quantities, is enough to turn your body into a free-radical factory.

    Dawg School 3

    We've all been there. No matter how big and educated we think we are now, at one time or another we were small.

    Question of Strength 29

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Preparing for the Ultimate Workout

    Most trainees have the habit of waking up, shoveling down some Fruit Loops, and heading off to the gym before they've truly awakened. In other words, given the amount of prep work they've put into that particular workout, they might as well have left their Fozzie Bear jammies on and stayed in bed.

    Limping Into December - Part 2

    In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.

    Limping Into December - Part 1

    In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.

    The Lost Art of the Finisher

    Think back to the time when you had the most fun in the gym. That's right - fun! What's the last thing you did at the gym that could be described as "having a good time?"

    Protein Powder Fact and Fiction

    I love meal replacement drinks (MRPs) and protein powders in general. I can't imagine life without them. But, truth be told, one of them damn near killed me once.

    Resurrecting the Oak - Part 1

    Arnold Schwarzenegger did a lot of things wrong. He performed endless sets of leg extensions thinking that he was "cutting up" his thighs. He believed that pullovers would spread the rib cage and pull-ups would widen the shoulder girdle by spreading the scapulae.

    Question of Strength 19

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.