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First Person: The Alpha Male Experience

What happens when a regular guy takes a powerful T booster? Check it out.

The Specialization Zone

If you want to build huge muscles, you must continually challenge them by placing a greater demand upon them. If you stick with the same stress level month after month, you'll quickly reach a point where your body is used to the stress and won't need to adapt (i.e. grow) anymore.

Cycle, Peak, Taper, Dominate

Two of the hardest things about competing are sending in the entry fee for a competition and then not pulling out the last few weeks. Some of you don't compete and are just training for self-actualization, self-esteem, and to be healthier and more whole in your daily interactions in the journey we call a life experience.

Musashi On Strength

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.

The Fahrenheit Girl

T Nation talks to model and figure competitor Jelena Abbou. Check it out.

10 Strength Training Tips

Are you just getting involved in powerlifting with hopes of setting a new record or two? Or are you just a regular guy looking to increase your bench press? Whichever, the ten tips below will put you on the path to strength!

Continuum Training 2

Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design

Atomic Dog: Top Ten Testosterone Facts

Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.

Manipulating Reps for Gains in Size and Strength

The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.

Pillars of Strength

Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.

Debunking Exercise Myths - Part 2

Five common workout beliefs that are just plain wrong… if you know how to train.

The Skinny Leg Syndrome

Skinny legs are the norm among men. Don't be normal. Here's what to do.

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.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 3

To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.

Consumer Alert: The NO2/Arginine Scam - Part 2

Are you still using arginine-based nitric-oxide supplements? You’re wasting money. Here’s why.

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.

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.

20 Pounds of Untapped Muscle

This posterior chain program might just give it to you!

10 Training Myths Exposed!

Nothin' but the Truth!

Meet Lou Schuler

An Interview with Lou Schuler.

Get Your Butt In Gear! 2

Strong glutes make strong lifters... and sexy ones too. Here's how to get yours in gear.

The Training Quiz for Smartasses

A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.

Practical Fats

What you need to know about ingesting fats.

The Mutation Series - Part 1

Ready to undergo a major mutation of body composition? Here are weeks one through three of your next big transformation.