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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.

Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 2

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

The Holiday Program

Undulating periodization for in-season athletes and holiday-season regular guys.

Dairy Dilemma

So why an article on dairy? Because the controversy it elicits gets people hotter than Louis Pasteur's Bunsen burners, that's why. In fact, raging debates have broken out many times over the years here among the T-faithful. Just recently TC had to break out the rubber bullets to keep an angry mob of anti-dairy zealots from tearing down the place.

Built Like a Neanderthal 2

We'll take a look at ourselves, Homo sapiens sapiens, and try to flesh-out some meaningful insights about evolution, brains, brawn, fat, and disease.

The First Stop on the Road to Muscle

Welcome, my friends, to grocery shopping with T-Nation.

Exercises You've Never Tried 14

Add a few of these unique exercises to your training program to liven up your next workout.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 4

Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.

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 Sacked Back - Part 2

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

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.

Berardi's Top 10 Tips

Dr. Berardi shares his best training, diet, and planning tips for serious lifters and athletes.

Waterbury's Top 10 Tips

What do you get when you ask some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips for dramatic physique changes? You get one hell of an article series!

Beans and Nuts

The best beans and nuts to eat, plus why you shouldn’t worry about so-called anti-nutrients.

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.

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 4

When you’re near the end of a strict competition-style diet, extreme measures are often needed. Try these tricks out.

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.

Pendulum Powerlifting

Back in December, Coach Thibaudeau introduced T-Nation to Pendulum Training, his particular style of non-linear periodization, then he applied this effective approach to bodybuilding. Now, the big bald Canadian is tackling powerlifting. This should be interesting!

The Pro-Maker

Joe DeFranco is a busy man. Right now he's training sixty high school athletes, thirty college athletes, and ten professionals. NFL agents keep his phone ringing all day long

Diet Planning for the Long Haul

Part Three of the Just Suck It Up Series

Quattro Dynamo

Train every muscle group 4 times per week? Yes, it can be done, if you plan it right. Try this program.

Mega-Shoulder Glider 2004

A Revolutionary Training Apparatus!

Variable Cluster Training

We all know building a muscular body takes time, but if you want to speed things up and kickstart some serious hypertrophy, you must make intelligent use of two core muscle-building concepts: absolute strength and absolute volume.