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Thibaudeau Talks Training

Christian Thibaudeau, perhaps inadvertently, starts to reveal some of the secrets behind the upcoming "I, Bodybuilder" plan.

Fat, Weak, and Gassy Ain't Your Fault?

Dr. Bryan Walsh, the "go-to" guy for fat loss, says that being fat, having high cortisol, and being insufferably gassy can all be fixed with a few dietary tweaks.

Mythbusters 7

Dave Tate and others weigh-in on the difference between "compound movements" and "isolation movements" and the necessity of eating 6 times a day.

Training Tips From A to Z

Tony is back with 26 new tips to advance your training and nutrition knowledge.

Eat Your Lungs Out While Getting Leaner

Science writer Gary Taubes has a simple message: Everything you think you know about diet is wrong.

Mythbusters 4

Four top strength coaches reveal the truth about ab training, sprinting, rep ranges, and more.

Crossed Up by CrossFit

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

Cressey's Favorite Exercises

A few unique exercises that Cressey gives to all his athletes, whether they're baseball players, powerlifters, boxers, or ordinary schlubs.

Functional Ab Training for Bodybuilders

An ab routine that not only trains every function of the muscles, but also gets you ripped.

Lifts I Never Did, Used to Do, or Just Started Doing Again

A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.

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.

Heavier Weight, Less Time

It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.

Counting Your Reps for More Muscle

Three exercises, 25 total reps with a 4-6RM. Don’t worry about sets, rest periods, or even reps per round. Do it. Here’s how and why.

The Cure for Skinny

Three former skinny guys reveal the nutrition tips, training strategies, and lifestyle adjustments that "cured" them.

Question of Strength 47

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

Crazy Bells

Bench pressing with Crazy Bells feels like having a wild animal tugging on the bar as you move it.

Solutions to Lifting Problems

Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.

A Better Body Without Weights?

The right bodyweight exercises can be damn tough and give you great results. Disagree? Try out a few of the exercises on this list.

Death to Crunching

Ditch the traditional core exercises and try out a few of these athletic moves for stronger abs.

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  • Pushing Back

    A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

    Kettlebells 101

    Our cub reporter went to Sin City to do some swinging and sweating, but not the usual kind. He was there to learn the basics of kettlebell training with our own Mike Mahler, and to share that knowledge with you.

    My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

    As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

    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.

    I Hate Medium

    For someone who wants to lose fat, Dan can't imagine a more perfect week: Two days of locking down nutrition, two days of lifting, and a total of eight minutes getting the system to burn fat.