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So You Want to Be a Fitness Professional?

In the first half of our two-part interview with Alwyn Cosgrove, the veteran coach talks about business, psychology, and the art of getting clients sore in all the right places.

Intro to Mechanical Drop Sets

Christian shows you how to blast your biceps into oblivion, damaging the muscle fibers so much that they either grow or die!

Overload Your Delts for Explosive Growth

Overload is the training stress the body must adapt to. It’s the driving force of muscle growth. Get it in your training to make gains.

Glute Training for Dudes

Training your glutes can make you stronger, prevent injuries, and turn you into one sexy bastard.

6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

Caveman Speaks

One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.

Total-Body Arm Training

Bodybuilding veteran Scott Abel (pictured) has a radical plan to turn arm day into the best fat-burning workout of the week.

Stupid Things Young Guys Do in the Gym

Ten mistakes younger guys make in the gym.. and yeah, some older guys too. And some women.

The Voyer Shrug

The Voyer Shrug is for anybody that has a slouched posture, shoulder problems, is preparing for an intense strength phase, or just wants to tap into some new growth.

Training Advice for Generation Ent

You're punks. All of ya'. All of ya' under 25 or so, that is. Mike Mahler calls you "Generation Ent," for Entertainment, meaning you need to be constantly entertained. Well stand by to be entertained, in a manner of speaking.

Type of Contraction and Exercise Duration

The Canadian Vin Diesel shows you which type of contraction (constant tension, stretch reflex, etc.) to use with different movements, along with explaining why you should absolutely keep your training sessions under 60 minutes.

Beast Building - Part 3

In the first two phases of the program, the focus was on strength and power. Now it’s time to hit the mirror muscles and get the look too.

Mystery Meat

Kevin Neeld gained 5 pounds in one single day using a very simple protocol. He's positive it's not fat, but beyond that, he's not sure what this "mystery meat" is comprised of.

7 Steps to a Balanced Fighter

To be a good fighter, you need a balance between strength, endurance, and mobility. Here’s what to do to ramp up all three.

The 200 Rep Challenge

Need to shock your muscles into new growth? Need to make that personal trainer with the oversized head and youth-sized Under Armour shirt drop his favorite baby blue dumbbell on his toe? Then this killer workout is for you.

T-Nation Strength and Size Roundtable - Part 2

In part 2 of our training roundtable, our moderator asks Dave Tate whether you have to look strong to be strong, causing Dave Tate to get really red and start busting up stuff.

Fructose Wars

Is fructose as bad as some people say it is? Our nutrition experts have the answer.

T-Nation Strength and Size Roundtable - Part 1

A cadre of coaches discuss various bodybuilding and powerlifting topics, including the wisdom of trying to build size and strength at the same time, and the relative benefits of isolation movements vs. compound movements.

Big Jim's Plateau-Busting Surge Routine

We love the workouts that make you ache, the ones that make you shake your fist at the heavens above. This one involves doing one-rep maxes with 60-second negatives, followed by some nice drop sets.

Question of Strength 42

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

Preparing for Battle

If you need to decide what to eat, track down those foods in the proper amounts, and then finally take a bite – the chances of you skipping that meal are much higher. Here's how to take the thinking out of eating.

The 2008 Fat Loss Roundtable - Part 2

Our fat-loss panel shoots down just about every dieter's tip known to fat bastards the world wide. Fortunately, the single-digit body fat trio offers up a bunch of stuff that works, too.

Max Load Training in the Real World

Scott Abel says that maximum load isn't the same thing as maximum weight and he wonders why most people don't get this. How much you can lift isn't the deciding factor; the deciding factor is how much stress a muscle endures.