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When many of us think of perfect physiques, we think of those belonging to Golden Age bodybuilders. These champions of the past were muscular, strong, healthy, and athletic. It's cliche but it's true: women wanted them; men wanted to be them.

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12 Tips From a Beginner (At Heart)

Although I'm better known as someone who works with high-performing athletes, I started out–like most coaches and trainers-by working with "everyday folks", and interestingly enough, after 20+ years in the game, something unusual has happened:

Exercises You've Never Tried 17

Nine challenging exercises that you probably haven't tried before. Give 'em a shot this week in the gym.

Another Power Food

Long before 1904 when J.T. Stinson coined the legendary phrase, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," apples have been a historic symbol of good health.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 7

When it comes to exercise performance, especially the more exotic movements I often prescribe, most people grasp the big picture but miss the finer points. To remedy this, I created this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises. Here's the newest installment!

7 Reasons You're a Weakling

Strength is the foundation of all athletic qualities. Here's what you need to do to build it and improve across the board.

The Secrets to Body Transformation

Losing fat and building muscle takes more than just training and dieting. Here’s what you need to know.

6 Lost Lifters

I'm normally somewhat of a bookworm and science geek, although – to blow a little sunshine up my own butt – I have to say, I'm getting better at reading people.

The Ultimate Triceps Program

A competitive powerlifter recently contacted me to correct his woefully pathetic bench press. After a few tests and some obvious visual clues, I realized that his triceps were holding him back from pressing up big numbers.

10 Things I've Learned

T-Nation asked Cosgrove to tell us his top ten tips. He gave us 34.

Top 10 Tips to Grow Bigger & Stronger!

Ten things you should be doing to reach your size and strength goals.

Functional Anatomy for Bad-Asses! Part 2

In Part 2, we'll discuss muscles of the torso and lower extremity, along with my tips to help you write better, more balanced training programs.

Functional Anatomy for Bad-Asses! Part 1

Okay, tough guy, so you want to write your own training programs, eh? You think you've got what it takes?

Finding the Groove With Spike

The key to using stimulants like Spike wisely is to find the dosage that fits your mental and physical groove. Here’s how.

10 Training Program Pitfalls

I get emails all the time from T-Nation readers who want to know why I don't write programs for the masses. About the only answer I can muster up is: "Because I have a conscience."

Dramatic Carbolin19 Study

More muscle, less body fat AND a boost in testosterone? Check out this research.

Tate Talks Hypertrophy - Part 2

Today, Dave discusses something called "the breakthrough factor," how he'd approach bodybuilding today, and a very intriguing training idea: the private warehouse gym. Let's get to it!

Tate Talks Hypertrophy - Part 1

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.

Atomic Dog: Vision Quest

Lifting weights, slaying dragons, and finding out what you’re really made of. What are you questing for? Check this out.

6 Keys to Killer Workouts

Ever had one of those days where you just couldn't get into the flow of your workout? Or worse yet, you don't even make it to the gym? It's happened to all of us before. The mind is willing, but the body just isn't ready (or vice versa).

Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 3

Now, in this last installment of the Tailor-Made Nutrition series, I'll continue where I left off in Part II, moving from the discussion of methodology to the actual adjustments you may need to tailor-make your own nutrition plan.

If It's Not Cosgrove, It's Crap!

This isn't my usual type of article. Rather than launch into a specific training program, TC's given me this opportunity to launch into an Alwyn Cosgrove rant. A brief warning for the timid, however: I am the king of the politically incorrect.

Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 2

More info about how to custom-make your own diet plan.

Exercises You've Never Tried 16

Seven weird looking (but effective!) exercises to shake up your stagnant workouts. Check ‘em out.

Lucky 13 - Alwyn Cosgrove

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.