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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.

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The Jumping Box Squat

Take your explosive strength to the next level!

A Talk with Tudor Bompa

Tudor Bompa is known to many as the man who single-handedly revolutionized Western training methods. After more than forty years of work in the arena of international sports, he's widely considered one of the world's leading specialists when it comes to periodization, planning, peaking, and strength and power training.

Hip Belt Squats: The Anabolic Equalizer

Hip belt squats are a unique exercise that first caught my attention through two published articles by John McCallum in the March and April, 1970 issues of Strength & Health> magazine (yes, you whipper snappers out there, weight training and/or bodybuilding did exist before the Pumping Iron movie came out).

Escalating Density Training - Phase 2

"The sheer effectiveness and brutality of the EDT program does not come across in the written word. This is a TOTAL gym experience"

Dawg School 7

The Bodybuilder's Hierarchy of Needs

Chemical Solution

The Lowdown on the Latest in Bodybuilding Chemistry

How to Build a T-Vixen

Now you want her to join you in the gym because the couple that trains together, stays together.

The Essential Berardi

A stripped down overview of JB's dietary wisdom

Tornado Training – Part 1

The importance of rotational training in anyone's exercise program whether they're an athlete, a weekend warrior, or anything in between.

What Speed of Movement Should I Use?

If you don't already have Ian King's 'Get Buffed!' book, you've probably heard about it. It's definitely one of best-received books about weight training on the market.

Bedtime Story

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.

Hot Stuff!

A smokin' review of all the popular fat loss agents

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

The Protein-Pulse Eating Plan

An Interview with Brian Batcheldor

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

Eccentric vs. Concentric

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.

Pop 'Em Out Muscles

Don't you just hate those stubborn body parts that never seem to grow? This "stubbornness" is usually caused by underlying issues, or more accurately, underlying muscles.

Pelvis Has Left the Building!

How pelvic alignment and proper exercise program design can keep the injury goblins at bay

Damage Control

Cheat meals are fine for some people and a big mistake for others. Here’s what you need to know.

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.

The Next "Big Three" Program

An abbreviated program for strength and overall development