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The Sacked Back - Part 1

It's the sound you never want to hear when weight training. Sometimes you feel it immediately; sometimes you sense something happen but it takes a few hours for the full impact to hit you. Either way you've injured your back. The big question is, what do you do?

Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 1

For several years, I was the Watson to Strength Coach Charles Poliquin's Sherlock Holmes. I chronicled his theories, revelations and discoveries. I like to think I played a small part in his success but in all probability, guys like Charles don't need any help; they get famous all on their own.

Cardio Confusion

Cardio steals your gains, bro! Or does it? Here’s what strength and power athletes really need to know.

Eat It

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

It's Not About the Food – Part 2

Ten ways to handle diet and nutrition when you’re on the road.

Diary of a Steroid User 4

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

It’s Not About the Food – Part 1

Better nutrition is more about altering lifestyle habits and less about the food. Here’s why.

Copland Training - Part 1

The author of the following article is a cop, a twenty year vet in an urban city's police department.

Diary of a Steroid User 3

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

Meet Lou Schuler

An Interview with Lou Schuler.

The Training Quiz for Smartasses

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

My, That's A Nice Snatch You Have... 2

In this final installment, I'll cover some of the variations in more detail and I'll also be providing a training cycle that features the snatch as an "anchor" movement.

The Mutation Series - Part 3 Continued

My bodybuilding training includes a bit more heavy lifting than most "regular" bodybuilding programs, and as such will lead to some significant strength gains.

Practical Fats

What you need to know about ingesting fats.

Triple Total Training

If you're stuck in a rut and you've been training for more than a year, this program will induce appreciable strength and size gains.

The Success Quiz

There's nothing more frustrating than committing to a training program that doesn't pan out. This is equally true for an athlete who might work hard yet still falls short of his expectations and the strength coach whose biggest satisfaction comes from the great strides his athletes make.

Refinement Training

Get revitalized and ready for your next mass program!

Berardi’s Kitchen - Part 2

A noted nutrition expert gives you a peek into his pantry. How does yours compare?

The Stretching Roundtable - Part 2

Last week in Part I the coaches talked about stretching myths and how flexibility affects muscle size and strength. This week they'll delve even deeper into the subject, so warm up your brain, do some dynamic stretches for the frontal lobe, and dig in

The Cat's Lair 5

Q & A with John Paul Catanzaro

Exercises You've Never Tried 10

A new exercise is mentally stimulating. It turns your brain on, excites the nervous system and breaks you out of the training blahs. Try these out.

The Science of Nutrient Timing – 2

The two other key phases of nutrient timing: the Growth Phase and the Rest of The Day Phase.

Suicide by Squat

In his classic 1984 book, Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach, Fred Hatfield presented a model of training aimed at exploiting the adaptations provided by each of the three dominant rep ranges used in the strength training of that era (4-6, 10-12 and 20-25 reps).

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 2

This is part 2 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.