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Tip: For Big Traps, Do the Deadlift-Shrug

Build those stubborn traps. Here's how to combine trap-bar deads and shrugs into one powerful exercise.

Tip: Do the Drag Curl for Bigger Biceps

Need a better biceps exercise? Yes, yes you do. Try this one.

Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlift

The deadlift is used by both powerlifters and bodybuilders, but there are 8 important differences. Here are the answers to all your questions.

Is Your Ab Workout Making You Look Fat?

Many people, especially women, believe that deadlifts and squats can make them look blocky. False. But the wrong kind of ab training can!

The 4 Dumbest Forms of Cardio

The four most joint-destroying types of cardio, plus four safer alternatives that burn fat faster.

The New High Frequency Training

Choose an exercise, do it daily, add a rep every day. Yes, it can be done. And yes, it will lead to shocking new muscle growth. Get the details here.

The Current State of S&C Coaching

Strength & conditioning coaches are a dime a dozen, and most aren't worth that. Why has the field devolved? Let's find out.

From 0 to 100: Know Your Percentages!

Each training percentage, from zero to 100% of your 1RM, has a distinct effect on speed, power, and hypertrophy. Here’s how to use that info wisely.

6 Challenges You Must Accept and Beat

Think you're an alpha male? Here are some brutal challenges that might make you feel like a poodle. Wearing a pink bow.

5/3/1 and Athletes

Sports specific training is a myth. Athletes need to be mobile, fast, and strong, and it starts by following the basic rules outlined here.

Conditioning 101

You'll never be the last man standing if you're fat and out of shape. Here are eight ways to ramp up your conditioning while keeping your strength.

2 Weeks to Shredded

Need to look your absolute best but only have two weeks to do it? We've got the perfect plan for you. Check this out.

13,064 Pull-Ups in 5 Months

What happens when an old-school training staple meets an insane high-frequency approach? Awesome things. Check it out.

Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

The basics of benching, the fine points, and a solid 16-week program. Get it all here.

Reawaken Your Rhomboids

Fix these overlooked muscles and you’ll look better and be able to pull more weight. Here’s how.

The Best Damn Cardio Article - Period

A small amount of cardio is okay if you enjoy it, but it's really not necessary for fat loss. Here’s a better way.

Ten Killer Splits

Progress stalled? Then you might need a new training split. Here are ten effective ways to organize your training week.

12 Hamstrings Exercises for Hardasses

Only doing deadlifts and leg curls for your hamstrings? You're missing out on some killer exercises that'll quickly add muscle and power.

How Tall Guys Get Jacked

The rules of size training change a bit for tall lifters. Check out these lifting guidelines for lanky guys.

Isometrics for Mass!

A new way to use isometric training for size and strength.

The Most Hated Man in Bodybuilding

In this classic T Nation interview, one of the freakiest, strangest guys in bodybuilding answers some tough questions.

Tip: Unlock New Overhead Strength

Free up your upper back and shoulders and you'll unlock your overhead pressing strength. Here's how.

Tip: Benching vs. Push-Ups – The Shocking Science

This new study will definitely surprise you. Check it out.

Tip: Much Better Than Hip Thrusts

A study of female lifters compared the glute-growing abilities of hip thrusts to a common exercise. Here's what they found.