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An Interview with Dave Tate

The powerlifter and entrepreneur talks about bodybuilding, success, injuries, and what we can learn from kindergartners.

8 More Power Foods

Hope you didn't go food shopping yet, because you're about to make big-time changes to your grocery list.

The Cardio Conundrum

With all the cardio options out there, it's no wonder we're confused about the best way to incorporate it into our workouts! Coach Robertson summarizes the pros and cons of each variation and helps us with fat-burning program design.

How Strong Are Your Abs, Really?

Think your core strength is pretty good? Now's the time to find out. These two tests will tell you if your abs are strong or if they're a weak link.

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  • Seven Keys to a Successful Body Transformation

    There are lots of ways to go from lumpy to lean, or skinny to studly, but all muscle makeovers have these common traits.

    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.

    Kettlebells Put to the Test

    What happens when a barbell guy devotes himself to kettlebells for eight weeks? More than he expected.

    Question of Nutrition 5

    What do belly measurements really tell you? How much water should you drink? Those answers and much more here.

    Overload Your Delts for Explosive Growth

    Overload is the training stress the body must adapt to. It’s the driving force of muscle growth. Get it in your training to make gains.

    The Right Way to Stretch the Pecs

    Stretches to ensure chest/shoulder stability, health, AND performance. Check ‘em out.

    Question of Strength 48

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

    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 Black Prince

    The Black Prince talks about drugs, training, nutrition, and how bodybuilding lost the luster of its Golden Age.

    My 8 "Ah-Ha!" Moments

    Chris Shugart lists the 8 realizations that changed everything for him, physique-wise.

    More New Techniques You've Never Tried

    Dan's secret weight loss stack, a new five-toed rehab tool, and a novel, one-rep-at-a-time method for hypertrophy.

    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.

    Get Huge in a Hurry

    Proven, effective size training advice that’s a lot different than what you normally hear. Check it out.

    Stopwatch Fat Loss and Double Trouble for Your Back

    Nutritional tips for those who roll their eyes at the thought of counting, measuring, or recording anything, plus a cool new back exercise.

    The American Dream, on Steroids

    Director Chris Bell talks about Bigger Stronger Faster, the documentary that dares to ask why we condemn steroids while celebrating the accomplishments of those who use them.

    Question of Strength 47

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

    Isolated Pecs, Big Shoulders, and Instant Ketosis

    Christian Thibaudeau tackles three topics in this article, from building pecs and delts to very low carb dieting. Check it out.

    Glute Training for Dudes

    Training your glutes can make you stronger, prevent injuries, and turn you into one sexy bastard.

    Diamond Calves and Old School Exercises

    A novel calf routine plus a selection of old-school total-body exercises.

    Crazy Bells

    Bench pressing with Crazy Bells feels like having a wild animal tugging on the bar as you move it.