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Dispelling Ab Training Myths

Most bodybuilders don't know how their abs function, or even how to train them effectively. Learn how now.

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  • Blood and Chalk 2

    The Hellraiser returns with answers about bands and chains, reverse hypers, assistance moves for the squat, mixed-grip lifting, and lots more topics.

    Death Match: You vs. Your Body

    It's a battle royale between you and your body: you want to lose fat while keeping your muscle, but your body has other plans.

    Add 20 Pounds to Your 1RM Today

    3 Tricks that can instantly add 20 to 40 pounds to your best previous lifts.

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    6-Week Bench Press Cure

    This is the United States of America. Like it or not, the bench press will always be the most popular exercise. Too bad everyone sucks at it.

    Crossed Up by CrossFit

    A T Nation contributor goes undercover to score a coveted CrossFit certification. Here’s what happened.

    The Omnibus Method

    A veteran coach borrows a page from Westside to create the Omnibus Method, a new template for hypertrophy training.

    What I Learned in 2008

    Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

    Question of Strength 47

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

    Caveman Speaks

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

    Question of Nutrition 2

    The truth about bulking diets, fasting, food allergies and more.

    Making Gains With Pain

    You're doing your mobility drills and foam-roller work, but you're still in pain. If that sounds like you, maybe you need "muscle activation training."

    Uncontrollable Growth

    Nutritionist Mike Roussell lays out some of the basics (and some of the not-so basics) for eating your way towards muscularity.

    3 Tricks to Increase Maximal Strength

    If you've only been training for a couple of years, just about anything you do in the weightroom will make you stronger. However, those of you who have been training a bit longer need to pull out the heavy artillery.

    Combination Training

    Has Mike discovered the Holy Grail of training programs? Has he figured out a way to keep the body from adapting? Can he levitate just by using the power of his mind? Answers to these questions and more are contained herein.

    4 Ways To Stay On Track

    Life getting in the way of your gains? Keep making progress with these strategies.

    The Luke Sauder Calf Routine

    This is probably the most blistering, pain-inducing calf routine you'll ever try. Make sure you first line up some Boy Scouts working on their merit badges to help you walk from your bed to the bathroom.

    Lean and Mean Cookin'

    How to eat right, get full, and woo women.

    Hybrid Training: The Prequel

    Scot Abel is a bodybuilding anarchist. He doesn't believe in tempo training, pre-determined rest intervals, back-off weeks, or the fact we have elves in the basement that make Metabolic Drive. What he does believe in is pretty cool, though.

    The 10 Rules of Corrective Lifting

    Sure, this article is about a sometimes boring, often unsexy topic: injury prevention. But unlike most articles on the subject, this one contains plenty of info that'll help any lifter, regardless of whether his joints are bulletproof or not.

    Question of Strength 37

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

    6 Dumb Training Mistakes

    Thibs is on a mission. The angry Canadian wants to see the incidence of training stupidity decrease. Are you a "kitchen sink" trainer or coach? Have you misinterpreted the concept of overtraining? If so, duck!

    Dieting Disasters

    The most common causes of diet failure and how to avoid the mistakes. Check this out.

    Meat!

    Usually in an exploration of functional foods, one hears a lot about vegetables, fruits, herbs, phytochemicals and such. That's all cool to learn, but most humans are after all omnivorous. That is, man does not generally live by plants alone.