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T Nation Twitter - The Magic Five

Got only enough room in your cupboard for five foods or supplements? What, are you renting a single-family cave in Tora Bora?

Four Secrets to Beating Stress to Build Muscle

Stress can rob you of your gains. Here's how to prevent it.

The Tao of Martin Rooney

Too often we get lost in the insignificant stuff. We need to step back and look at the big picture. What are we trying to do? Grow bigger muscles and become indestructible, of course.

Three Work-Arounds for Physique Success

Get bigger legs when you can't squat. Build muscle when you can't even hold on to weights. Get leaner when cardio stops working. Nick T. shows you how.

Grip Training for the Deadlift

Andy Bolton, he of the 1008-pound deadlift, reveals how he built up his grip for the deadlifting task at hand.

The Body Shop 2

Our expert physique judge tells T NATION readers where their physiques shine and where they suck. How do you stack up?

The Squat: Good Exercise Gone Bad?

Four experts - a functional strength coach, a bodybuilder, a powerlifter, and an athlete-creator - share their thoughts on one of the most beloved (and hated) exercises.

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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    If your progress has stalled or you just need a new challenge, here are ten exercises to try out you may not have ever seen before.

    From Pie Hole to Poop Chute

    Dr. Brian Walsh gives you the real poop on gastrointestinal health.

    Five Deadly Strength Errors

    Been a while since you've added some plates to the bar? See if you've fallen victim to one of the five deadly strength errors and learn how to fix it.

    Nutritional Leverage with Shelby Starnes 1

    Bodybuilding diet guru Shelby Starnes answers your questions about dieting for fat loss and muscle gains. Check it out.

    The Body Shop 1

    Dr. Clay Hyght helps sculpt the bodies of a few lucky T NATION readers by diagnosing their weaknesses and telling them how to fix them.

    The Best Exercise You're Not Doing

    Don't let the simplicity of the Turkish Get-Up fool you. It's one mean ass-kicker that'll challenge your muscles in new ways and have you gasping for air.

    T Nation Twitter - Short Answers to Short Questions

    Got barely enough time to check your email? The T Nation coaches cut to the chase to cure your training woes.

    Dirty Nutrition 3

    Bowden reveals the truth about organic food, grapefruit as a fat loss food (it works!), soy (it's still bad), palm oil, and other juicy dietary tidbits.

    Get Ready For The Workout Of Your Life!

    Everything you need to know to make your next workout the best workout of your life.

    Bigger, Better, Faster, Longer

    Dan John is the Yoda of strength training. He's not quite as wrinkly, but the wisdom, man, the wisdom!

    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.

    30 Things Waterbury Said

    Sometimes the best interviews take place when you turn the recorder on and kick back while the interviewee just talks.

    How to Pull 1,008 Pounds and Make it Look Easy

    Andy Bolton has pulled 1,008 pounds in competition. Get his best deadlifting advice here.

    Dirty Nutrition 2

    Dr. Bowden describes the perfect meathead breakfast, after which he discusses addictive foods, CLA, sugar alcohols, and oh yeah, Megan Fox.

    Use Your Strong Hand - Advanced Grip Training

    Most guys can't sweep the room without using wrist straps to grab onto the broom. Here's how to fix that sad, sad, problem.

    37 Tips and Tales from Dave Tate

    Strength specialist Dave Tate talks about training, nutrition, supplements, and dumping oil on pizza in the quest to get big.