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Sucker Punch: Erick Minor

T NATION'S newest strength coach hates functional training, cardio, and yoga. He's also a bodybuilder who does direct arm work. So what's not to like?

Screw Cardio! Four Complexes for a Shredded Physique

Get ripped fast with 9-minute workouts! Too bad most "fit" people will likely throw up on minute 8.

The Cure for Ostrich Legs

Have your legs ever been compared to those of an ostrich? Keep reading and you'll gain the tools to cure your affliction.

The Box Squat for Bodybuilders

It helps the powerlifter squat big weights and the athlete perform better, but what can the box squat do for the bodybuilder? A lot more than you'd think.

Dirty Nutrition 1

Jonny Bowden pulls out his nutritional whipping stick and whomps on NO2 products, trans fats, and even poor ol' cows.

Big Back, Big Chest, Real Fast

Six days each week, do 100 push-ups and 50 pull-ups. Sounds simple and maybe a little crazy, but it works. Get the full plan here.

The Drug Coach

Behind every champion is a trusted coach who's savvy about drug use. T Nation talks shop with a physique competitor's secret weapon.

Bastards on Biceps

Four T Nation coaches (who are actually nice guys) debate biceps training. Read up. You’ll learn a lot.

The Tao of the Iron

Why a skinny and long-dead martial artist named Bruce Lee continues to intrigue and influence the bodybuilding world.

The Truth About Olympic Lifts

They can be a great tool for athletes and gym rats, as long as you know how to use them... and when to avoid them.

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.

Button-Popping Pecs in Just 8 Weeks

This simple, fairly painless twist on a traditional chest workout will armor-up your pecs in a very short time.

Best of Calves

Are calves an afterthought in your program? Yeah, that’s why yours are kinda sad. Make 'em happy with these exercises and workouts.

A Novel Approach to Rest Periods

A 2-kilogram discuss traveled 140 feet through the air and landed in Dan John's skull. After that, he "rested" for five months. Now he has some interesting ideas about rest periods in general.

Best of Abs

Most of you just have an ab, as in one non-distinct blobby area between your pecs and your naughty parts. Here's how to make your singular ab into plural abs.

  • Abs
  • Sucker Punch: Alwyn Cosgrove

    When you question a coach's values, you usually get some interesting answers, along with a fist in the eye.

    Build Bigger Legs, One at a Time

    Coach Boyle discovers a faster, safer way to increase lower-body muscle size and strength.

    Best of Quads

    Five great exercises to hammer your quads. Some you know, some you don’t! Check ‘em out.

    Why You Aren't Getting Bigger

    Eating more and training more can get you pretty far. But if you’ve stopped making progress, it’s time to reassess and do things differently. Here’s what may be putting your gains on hold.

    How Bodybuilders Should Eat

    A tried-and-true eating plan for packing on muscle. Check it out.

    How to Build a Muscular Midsection

    Too many bodybuilders ruin their waistlines by turning themselves into human fireplugs. T Nation coaches show you how to do it right.

  • Abs
  • Best of Hamstrings

    Why are hamstrings usually underdeveloped on most lifters? Because most lifters only train a portion of the muscle group. Change that. Here’s how.

    Final Solutions for Frustrated Lifters: Arms

    Charles Poliquin answers your questions about arm training. Check it out.

    The 4 Pillars of Strength Training

    Weight training wisdom from Dan John, blended with cool techniques and routines that will make you want to rush off to the gym.