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Heavy weights. Forced reps. Negatives. They freakin' hurt. There's just no denying it. And yet we punish ourselves with these techniques like a bad boy at Mistress Cruella's House of Pain.

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Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 2

Bring on the Pain-Upper Body

Biomechanical Advantage - Part 2

How you could stretch out a set by making use of the fact that you can give yourself a biomechanical advantage simply by changing your foot or hand position.

From Bonsai to Bamboo

Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 4

Bring the Pain - Part V

Dawg School Q&A

Q&A for high-performance athletes

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.

  • CLA
  • Massive Eating - Part 2

    Healthy eating isn't as clear or simple as it sounds. But this is! Plan your meals for leanness, athleticism, health, and strength. Here's how.

    Recovery Update

    Post-Workout nutrition Q&A

    Evils of Soy

    More bad news about a bad protein source. Check it out.

    Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle - Part 1

    Everything you need to know about post-workout nutrition.

    Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

    Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

    Frankenstein's Hamstring Exercise

    This short column might give you a neat little training tip, or it may address diet, supplementation, drugs, or even cooking. If it's interesting, and it's relatively short, it may find its way here.

    The Recovery Battlefield

    Getting aggressive with your recovery

    School Days - Part 2

    A practical training and nutrition guide for college students

    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?

    Dawg School 6

    I've been getting a lot of requests for a basic weight training program geared toward beginners.

    From the Gym to the Road

    Not too many years ago, the idea of an endurance athlete like a cyclist, triathlete, or runner hitting the weights was almost unheard of. Why, everyone knows that weight training will make you big, bulky, and slow, right? Well, believe it or not, endurance athletes are lifting weights to improve performance.

    Games Olympic People Play

    On some levels, it somehow seems a shame to reignite the flame of scandal so soon after the Olympic flame has been extinguished.

    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 Big T - Part 1

    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.

    Quality Has a Quantity All Its Own

    Training to failure... is it really necessary?

    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.

    Pattern Overload - Part 2

    When I first approached corrective and performance exercise specialist Paul Chek about writing for Testosterone, his first concern was whether I'd choose to soft-peddle his article. In other words, he was worried that I'd try to "dumb down" his material.