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From the Gym to the Road

Not too many years ago, the idea of an endurance athlete like a cyclist, triathlete, or runner hitting the weights was almost unheard of. Why, everyone knows that weight training will make you big, bulky, and slow, right? Well, believe it or not, endurance athletes are lifting weights to improve performance.

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.

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 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?

Eat Like a Man, Part 2

It didn't hit me until that first week in the grocery store. There I was with a shopping cart full of eggs, hamburger, sausage, huge blocks of cheese, and an entire cow.

Youth Gone Wild

Note: While this article is geared toward teenagers, the info that it contains will be helpful for anyone who's new to weight training.

A Bowlful of Jelly

I've got a little round belly That shakes when I laugh, Like a bowlful of jelly...

Variations on a Theme

There are scores of biceps movements. Furthermore, there are hundreds of ways to do those biceps movements. The trouble is, unless you're involved in this business full-time, you tend to adopt certain exercises and do them over and over again, to the exclusion of all others.

Brain Steroids

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

Poetry in Motion 1

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

Chanko

Can’t seem to put on any quality weight? Try this strategy borrowed from sumo wrestlers. And don’t worry, you won’t get fat like a sumo! Check it out.

Question of Strength 2

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

London Calling

A lot of Americans think that the muscle building world begins and ends at the shores and boundaries of North America. Call it snobbish; call it provincial; call it whatever you want; just make sure you call it incorrect.

Tip: Change Your Attitude About Achy Joints

Think achy joints are a good reason to sit out another workout? Screw that.

Tip: The 30-Second Weakness Finder

Find your weaknesses in half a minute with this full-body scan. Then, of course, fix them! Here's how.

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Tip: Are Overhead Kettlebell Swings Worth It?

American (overhead) kettlebell swings aren't for everyone, but is there ever a place for them? Well, yes and no.

Tip: Does T Nation Endorse Steroids?

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

Tip: This Marble Cake Will Blow Your Dang Mind

Raspberries and vanilla? High protein? No added sugar? Heck yeah. Eat this dessert without derailing your diet.

Question of Strength 52

Is adrenal fatigue real? Is feeling the muscle more important than adding weight to the bar? Answers here.

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Tip: Beards, Baldness, and Sexiness

We jokingly asked Coach Carter about baldness and beards. And the big guy actually dropped some science on us.

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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.

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Tip: The Curtsy Lunge

Nail your glutes and challenge your overall mobility, stability, and strength with this lunge variation.

Tip: 6 Surprising Ways to Avoid Cold or Flu

It's hard to make progress in the gym if you're sick. Here are some unusual ways to avoid it.

Tip: Cannabis, Body Fat, and Testosterone

Does weed make you overeat? Does it lower T levels? Here's what science tells us.