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The Glycemic Index Revisited

The glycemic index has been around for decades. Is it legit? Somewhat. Here's a practical approach to using this tricky bastard.

Samurai Strategies for Strength 3

Learn your competitors' weaknesses and exploit them. Learn your own weaknesses and correct them.

Nutsack-Rated Nutrition 1

T Nation judges various supplements, foods, ingredients, and dietary practices with the “nutsack" rating system.

Samurai Strategies for Strength 2

Samurai-tested strategies for not only setting goals, but actually achieving them.

Band of Meatheads

Want to be more and do more? You'll get there faster with friends than you would by going at it alone. Here’s why community is essential in training.

Morphing From Blobby Bodybuilder to Bad Ass

After getting bored of bodybuilding, one lifter transitioned into a highly-conditioned athlete. Here’s what he learned along the way.

How Weight Training Saved My Life

Our coaches and experts tell inspirational stories about how iron saved their lives.

Prepping for the O Lifts

Here’s how to make learning the Olympics lifts a whole lot easier.

Must Reads: The Testosterone Files - 1999

1999 was a great Testosterone year for Charles Poliquin, Ian King, The Dead Pool, and big-time muscle building. Be prepared to be lost in our archives for several hours as you pore over our greatest hits!

Training for Skinny Guys, Beefy Guys, and Tall Guys

A few programming tweaks for your body type can mean the difference between muscle growth and stagnation.

How to Tell if Your Exercises Suck

A fast and effective way to separate the best exercises from the rest of the weak sauce pretenders.

To Eat Organic or Not: Meat

Grass fed vs. corn fed, organic vs. natural, and wild vs. farmed. What should you be eating? Get the facts.

Interval Training Doesn't Work

Is interval training really <i>that</i> effective for fat loss? An investigative report.

Controlled Overtraining for Muscle Growth

Yeah, your body could use a break. But only after you run it into the ground. Here’s what to do.

Sure Fire Fixes for Weak Points

The T NATION coaches weigh in on the quickest, most effective ways to kick-start your most stubborn bodyparts into some serious growth.

What Force Factor Are You Missing?

The stretch-shortening cycle can be your best friend or your biggest enemy. Here’s what you need to know.

Jim Wendler: Off The Cuff

The Ohio Hellraiser talks Blast & Cruise, Harley Davidsons, the pros of bodybuilding training(!), and what conditioning drills rate high on the awesomeness scale. (Hint: it ain't the treadmill).

7 Steps to Better Workouts

Here are seven steps you can use to improve your programming and get better results from your hard work.

Matt Kroc is More Man Than You

Elite powerlifter Matt Kroc lives by a code that drives him to do things we find scary and inspiring.

How I Train

They publish umpteen workouts, but do they practice what they preach? Take a peek into the workouts of John Romaniello, Clay Hyght, and Nick Tuminello.

The Strongest Gym on the Planet

Would you have the balls to train at a gym where screaming in pain and puking are everyday occurrences?

Introducing High Volume Tier Training

Increase strength, decrease fat, and improve conditioning-at the same time? Sound like guru voodoo? Well, then keep reading...

The Body Shop 4

Send us your half-naked pics and we'll evaluate your body. It's not as weird as it sounds.

What I Learned in 2009

Cressey's 2009 lessons-learned include the perfect sleep schedule, why shoes suck, and why you may want to stay away from hyper-mobile chicks.