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One of my central operating paradigms is the realization that all methods, devices, philosophies and techniques involved in strength training have specific benefits and drawbacks. If your training lacks sufficient diversity, you'll accumulate the drawbacks and habituate to the benefits. And that ain't good.

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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.

Bring the Pain - Part 1

Taking your workouts to the next level

School Days - Part 2

A practical training and nutrition guide for college students

Made to Order Muscle

Can you really change the shape of a muscle?

High Octane Training 1

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good isn't often good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.

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.

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.

Rocket Scientist

On September 24th 1988, the world held its breath for 9.79 seconds. It was the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and Ben Johnson had just become the fastest human being on earth.

Quality Has a Quantity All Its Own

Training to failure... is it really necessary?

Warming-Up to a Great Workout

A perfect warm-up virtually ensures a perfect workout, but a poor one will almost certainly ruin what COULD have been a great training experience. Ever wake up dreading the idea of going to the gym, but after getting there, you end up having a great workout? You can thank your warm-up for that.

Dawg School 5

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

Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 3

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.

Dawg School 4

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

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.

Man on a Mission

If dietary fat had a different name than bodyfat, maybe fewer people would be fat "phobic." To the general public, the very word "fat" carries a negative connotation.

The Evolution of Ab Training

Ah, the elusive art of abs. These days, the "lift shirt and crunch" has replaced flexed biceps as the choice method for proving that you are, indeed, a studly man-beast. Despite this latest "muscle of the moment" craze, Americans are getting fatter. Want to know the secret reason? Okay, I'll tell you...but this is just between you and me, deal?

Twelve Weeks to Super Strength - Phase 3

If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?

Twelve Weeks to Super Strength - Phase 2

If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?

Poetry in Motion 4

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

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.

Dawg School 1

But wouldn't it have been nice if we would've had a mentor, some experienced lifter to teach us how to squat and eat right? He would have saved us from years of slow gains.

Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone replacement is an issue that concerns most men over the age of 35 or 40. Although these men may feel great, they know, deep down, that they feel differently than when they were in their twenties. Granted, a lot of it has to do with general wear and tear and a host of age-related declines, but some of it has to do with the steady decline in testosterone production.

Workout Du Jour 3

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.

Smart Training 2

Dr. Ken Kinakin, much like Dr. Mike Leahy, knows your pain. In fact, he's made a living off of it. The doc is one of the best in the world at devising training protocols to help make you injury-proof. Yeah, he likes bodybuilding and powerlifting routines, too, but when it comes to figuring out how to fix what ails ya', he's one of the best.