Nine challenging exercises that you probably haven't tried before. Give 'em a shot this week in the gym.
More muscle, less body fat AND a boost in testosterone? Check out this research.
The legendary strength athlete tells us why muscle growth is vital for max lifts, and why it's not the same for powerlifters as it is for bodybuilders.
Lifting weights, slaying dragons, and finding out what you’re really made of. What are you questing for? Check this out.
Undulating periodization for in-season athletes and holiday-season regular guys.
The other day I was training at a local gym and witnessed a horrible tragedy taking place – a personal trainer taking his client through a warm-up!
In Part One of my "no curls" arm specialization training series, I talked about the absurdity of most arm specialization routines. I proposed that most trainees do more than enough biceps curls and triceps press downs and don't really need more of either of them.
Usually, when you're talking weight training, you're talking about the five acute training variables; exercise selection, order of exercise, load, volume, and rest. There are literally thousands of training articles out there, discussing the many thousands of possible combinations of these variables.
I'm a salty consumer advocate. Ask anyone I know, including the editors of this web site. Being such, I do my best to associate only with good people whether it's in academics, business, or personal endeavors. Likewise, I associate myself only with ideas and concepts that have both empirical and professional support.
This is Lucky 13, a rapid fire Q & A session with a training or nutrition expert who matters. It's fast, furious, and to the point.
One of my favorite books is A Book Of Five Rings by Miyomato Musashi. Musashi was a badass 17th century Japanese swordsman who never lost a duel in over sixty fights. This book outlines his philosophy of success. I re-read it recently and was amazed by how many of his principles apply to a variety of areas in life, including productive strength training.
You lift hard but the gains just aren’t coming. Here's what's happening and how to finally pack on muscle.
Everything you need to know about choosing the right weight and loading schemes for your lifting goals.
What you're about to read is a protein needs debate between John Berardi, Ph.D. of the University of Texas at Austin and Stuart Phillips, Ph.D. of McMaster University in Ontario.
Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.
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!
We're going to zoom off into the stratosphere with some nutritional modalities and, for lack of a better word, treatments that are new, wild and downright exciting.
Are you still using arginine-based nitric-oxide supplements? You’re wasting money. Here’s why.
NO2 supplements are still popular, which is weird because, well, they don’t work. Here’s why.
A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson
Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!
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.
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?
A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.