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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.

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  • T and Your Ticker

    The Positive Effects of Testosterone on the Heart

    The Hanging Circumduction

    Amaze Your Friends, Stun Your Enemies

    Shrug Science - Part 2

    In this article, we'll look at the variations of the shrug that can be used to accomplish several specific objectives.

    Recovery Update

    Post-Workout nutrition Q&A

    Evils of Soy

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

    The Psychology of Training

    I remember when I first got the notion of how powerful the psychology behind training can be.

    Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle - Part 1

    Everything you need to know about post-workout nutrition.

    Convergent Phase Training

    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.

    The Pound O' Week Diet

    or "Why Johnny Can't Gain Weight"

    The Recovery Battlefield

    Getting aggressive with your recovery

    The Little Black Book of Training Methods

    A lot of you have been training for years, and as such have experimented with dozens of training methods. Most are probably long since forgotten, like the girl with the braces and padded bra that you dated once or twice back in high school. There wasn't any chemistry and you went your separate ways.

    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?

    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.

    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 War on Estrogen

    Estrogen. It's definitely not a hormone we bodybuilders want circulating in our bodies. If it were up to us, there wouldn't be a damn drop of that stuff around.

    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.

    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.

    Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 4

    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 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.