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Question of Strength 24

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

The Oscillating Wave Program Part 1

I'm always experimenting in the gym. Hell, I sometimes think if I didn't spend so much time trying new ways to train that I'd be a lot further ahead, physique-wise.

Question of Strength 14

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

Adapting Eating Patterns to Your Body Type

When most of us want to make some sort of long-term change to our bodies, we generally look for answers in the medicine cabinet.

Workout Du Jour 1

It occurred to us that our website didn't really contain any workouts. I mean, if you, the loyal reader, just wanted to log on and pull out a new workout, you couldn't do it. You'd probably have to resort to pulling out a copy of Ironman or something (shudder).

Brain Steroids

As bodybuilders and chemical daredevils, we augment this and we augment that. We take steroids. We take prohormones.

Question of Strength 10

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

Dangerously Hardcore™

I've never fit in anywhere. Actually, I never really think about it.

Tip: What Powerlifters Can Learn From Bodybuilders

When strength athletes occasionally train like bodybuilders, they get even stronger and decrease the chance of injuries. Here's how.

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Tip: Reverse-Grip Pushdown

To enhance your mind-muscle connection, try this. Be sure to roll your knuckles back towards your body and hold for a 2-3 count for 3-4 sets.

Tip: Does T Nation Endorse Steroids?

Some people think we're promoting steroids. Are they right? Here's the answer.

Tip: Is Corn Syrup in Beer Bad For You?

Bud Lite calls out other beer companies for using a fattening and unhealthy ingredient. Are they right?

Tip: The College Diet For Iron Addicts

What's a good diet for college kids who can't spend a lot? Get the answer here.

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Tip: The Machine-Assisted Pull-Up

Yes, do your regular pull-ups. But finish off with an assisted machine to get more reps and build volume.

Tip: Partial Reps for Full Muscle Growth

Not a newbie anymore? Then partial reps can be wildly effective. Here's why.

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Tip: One-Arm Cable Rear-Delt Flye Drop Set

Change the angle to really nail your rear delts.

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Tip: Front Shoulder Raise Drop Set

Build full-range strength with this drop set by going from sitting to supine.

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Tip: The Two-Up, One-Down Calf Press

Use the leg press for this one. Lift with both feet, hold the contraction for 3 seconds, and lower slowly with one foot.

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Tip: Standing Calf Raise, Rest-Pause

Hit failure at 12-15 reps, rest only 20 seconds, then repeat for as many reps as possible.

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Tip: Seated Dumbbell Calf Raise

If your gym doesn't have a seated calf machine, you probably don't work your soleus. Let's fix that.

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Tip: Banded Close-Grip Bench Press

Blow up your triceps by doing these out of a rack, from mid to top range, using bands.

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Tip: Independent Handle Pushdown

Rope pulldowns are fine, but try this pushdown variation using two handles for a great pump and a new stimulus. Great for warm-ups.

Tip: Is Your Chronotype Making You Depressed?

Could THIS be making depressive symptoms worse? According to science, yes. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: You're Overfed But Undernourished

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies in America are astonishingly high, with over 90% of us lacking in at least one mineral.