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Mythbusters-2

Mythbusters 2

Are squats and deadlifts all you need to work your core? Is it "bad" to do static stretches before weight training? Answers to these questions and more.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

Seven bad benching habits that keep you weak, and how to get rid of them.

4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Workout

Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.

Mythbusters 1

The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

4 Hot Topics from The Beast

Christian tackles the myth of overtraining, why gymnasts and Olympic lifters look the way they do, and how growth occurs in spurts.

Question of Nutrition 6

Dr. Bowden gives you the real truth about saturated fats, honey, fake health foods, coffee and much more.

Exercises You've Never Tried 19

Need some change in your exercise selection? Give these unusual but effective movements a shot.

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.

Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.

Midrange Partials for the Best Pump of Your Life

For the best pump of your life - and serious size and strength gains over time - you need to incorporate midrange partial reps.

The Cure for Skinny

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

Tricks of the Trade - Get Strong Fast!

Six high-tech tactics that’ll get you even stronger.

The Black Prince

The Black Prince talks about drugs, training, nutrition, and how bodybuilding lost the luster of its Golden Age.

Question of Nutrition 4

Does diet soda make you fat? Is chia better than flax? Will tuna make your mercury rise? Dr. Bowden has the answers.

Stopwatch Fat Loss and Double Trouble for Your Back

Nutritional tips for those who roll their eyes at the thought of counting, measuring, or recording anything, plus a cool new back exercise.

The American Dream, on Steroids

Director Chris Bell talks about Bigger Stronger Faster, the documentary that dares to ask why we condemn steroids while celebrating the accomplishments of those who use them.

Isolated Pecs, Big Shoulders, and Instant Ketosis

Christian Thibaudeau tackles three topics in this article, from building pecs and delts to very low carb dieting. Check it out.

Diamond Calves and Old School Exercises

A novel calf routine plus a selection of old-school total-body exercises.

Fix That Weak Link!

Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

Question of Nutrition 3

Is pomegranate really nature’s Viagra? Is HFCS really the same as sugar? Do you need extra vitamin D? All these answers and much more here.

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.

Muscle on a Budget 2

The economy is ailing, but that's no reason to quit your gym membership and eat out of dumpsters.

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

Glute Boy Speaks

He's the newest addition to the T NATION line-up, but Bret Contreras just may be one of the most innovative coaches we've seen.

Pushing Back

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