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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.

Fat Loss Edition 2

The T Nation coaches continue their look at a very timely topic – fat loss – this time concentrating on exercise routines!

The Body Shop 3

Our resident judge evaluates T NATION readers and shows them how to improve their physiques! This time Clay evaluates a wanna-be competitive bodybuilder and a smoking hot figure competitor.

Nutritional Leverage with Shelby Starnes 2

A bodybuilding diet expert answers all your questions, covering everything from cheat meals to how to measure body fat. Check it out.

Sucker Punch: Jason Ferruggia

One of the most outspoken trainers in the industry comes out swinging against strength training convention.

T Nation Twitter - Cool Tricks Edition

The T Nation coaches offer up some cool tricks to make your next workout a memorable one.

The Perfect Workout Checklist

Common sense and dirty tricks combine for the perfect workout checklist. Which important steps are you missing?

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?