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The Superior Circuit - Part 1

We have some good news for you. The New Year's resolution crowd, famous for clogging up the gym for the first two months of every year, is starting to dwindle. As they devolve back into their sedentary lifestyles, you have the opportunity to evolve your training program to reach even greater heights. In this series, we'll show you how!

The Secret Weapon

An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist

9 Ab Exercises for More Sex!

There's something special about a firm and flat midsection. Your abdominals attract attention like nothing else.

The Best Lesson You'll Ever Learn

It happens every time I write an article or give a workshop. Someone asks me, "So, uh, Dan, do you think I should do it five times a week or should I do it twice a day?" It doesn't matter what "it" is – one arm lifts, Tabata front squats, Olympic lifts–I always get the same perplexing response.

Eccentric-Base Training

When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!

Hard Body Training

"Ms. Beast" tells how to develop a shapely, firm physique

The Sacked Back - Part 2

In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.

Abs on Trial

High intensity vs. volume training. Olympic lifting vs. powerlifting. High intensity cardio vs. low intensity cardio. The list of debates and disputes in this field goes on and on, and perhaps the most disputed area is abdominal training.

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  • SOB Training

    First, a lesson in muscle hypertrophy. Then, a training plan that takes all that science and puts it into a training plan that you can personalize to fit your needs. Check it out.

    Consumer Alert: The NO2/Arginine Scam - Part 1

    NO2 supplements are still popular, which is weird because, well, they don’t work. Here’s why.

    The Taste of Success

    "Are you kidding, JB? You expect me to eat this stuff? Where's the taste? Where's the variety!?"

    7 Secrets to Rapid Recovery

    You get gains by balancing training stress and recovery. Here’s how to recover faster so you can train harder.

    Junk Training

    A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson

    Eat It

    Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!

    Exercises You've Never Tried 13

    Thirteen interesting exercises you've probably never tried: new movements that'll break you out of your training rut and infuse some diversity into your workouts.

    The Cat's Lair 6

    What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.

    Bottoms Up Training

    It seems that in every family there's always a black sheep, someone who just doesn't quite fit in with the rest. It might be your crazy Aunt Sally who's run off and joined a cult, or maybe your family has its own cousin Eddie of National Lampoon "Vacation" fame.

    10 Mistakes Coaches Make

    The Blind Leading the Blind

    Shoulder the Load

    Since I've started writing for the T-Nation, I've gotten 100's of e-mails asking me varying questions about the rotator cuff and its many somewhat magical qualities. While it may not be as cool as big quads or a great set of guns, a well-developed rotator cuff is sexy in its own, injury-free kind of way.

    Long Haul Training

    Gary Homann isn't your garden variety weightlifter. Sure, he's 180 pounds at 6% body fat. Sure, he had the best 500 meter indoor rowing time in the world last year in his class and he's been an ACSM certified health and fitness instructor for the past nine years. But Gary's also got a Master's degree in applied health psychology and is currently working on finishing his Ph.D. in psychology.

    Diary of a Steroid User 5

    A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.

    How to Fight "All Show and No Go" Syndrome

    his article is for those veteran trainers who have built a fair amount of size: are you seduced by mass to the exception of everything else?

    Top 10 Reader Tips

    Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips.

    Lift Fast, Get Big

    Nothing makes PRs and gains stagnate sooner than training like a granny. Want to harden up fast? Lift fast.