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About halfway through the night your body runs out of muscle-building fuel and leaves you in a catabolic state. Here’s what you can do about it.

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Shake It Up!

Of all the effective supplements available these days, one of the best is still good 'ole protein powder. That's because without enough quality protein, then all the other issues involved in bodybuilding – training, recovery, hormone manipulation etc. – are pretty much meaningless.

Say Goodbye to your Weakest Link!

The purpose of this column is tri-fold. Purpose number one is as a "refresher course" for seasoned lifters. Sure, deep down, you may know this stuff, but it's been so long since you first read about it that you've forgotten the rationale behind the subject matter.

Big Numbers

The Mathematics of Determining a Single-Rep Maximum

Things We've Learned

Sit down with a bunch of bodybuilders and ask them to sum up all the important stuff they've learned and you'll probably hear some interesting info. But sit down with a bunch of experts in the field, guys with years of experience training themselves and working with others, and what you hear may change how you eat and train forever.

Push-up Your Explosive Strength!

Techniques for breaking through strength plateaus in the bench press

Good Fat and Where It's At

There are a lot of facts bombarding our gray matter nowadays. Pretty much everyone realizes that we live in an age of information overload.

Reactive Strength

How a bony white boy from Buffalo increased his strength by a whopping 60 pounds in 56 days!

Precision Nutrition for 2002 and Beyond

Post-workout nutrition. Pre-workout nutrition. Mid-workout nutrition. Over the last year, you've heard a whole lot about these topics and for good reason. Whether you're a strength or endurance athlete, the correct nutrients before, during, and after exercise can dramatically impact your muscle mass and recovery.

The Next Poliquin? Part 2

An Interview with Don Alessi - Part 2

Dirty Tricks

How to avoid getting ripped off when buying supplements.

Bucking the Trends

Have the balls to make up your own mind!

Booming Biceps – Part 2

Balance and Stability

Knife Fight!

Facing an Edged Weapon

Bodybuilder, Heal Thyself

An Interview with Dr. Ken Kinakin

What Nerve!

Movements that "Trick" the Nervous System

Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 4

Bring on the Pain

CLA: Poison or Gift?

2001 International CLA Conference Report

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  • Muscle Masochism! - Part 2

    Part 2 continues to look at muscle catabolism, in addition to giving you methods by which to conduct fiendish laboratory-like experiments on yourself!

    I Could Just Spit!

    The Joys of Salivary Hormone Testing

    60 Seconds of Pain

    Try something new, experiment, mix it up, sometimes let her get on top and hold the riding crop... well, you know what we mean.

    The Natural Man who Switched Colors

    Why would someone who once fervently rallied the industry against steroids eventually succumb to their call?

    Muscle Masochism! - Part 1

    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.

    TNT 1

    I've titled this article TNT (Tips-n-Tricks) for a very good reason. Many times it's the small things that make the biggest difference. Usually when reading a new book or article you walk away with one good idea. This one idea could've been presented in a paragraph or two. So I got to thinking, why not just provide all those great ideas in a format that cuts out the BS? What you're left with is pure TNT, the stuff great explosions are made of.