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Custom Hypertrophy Progression

The key to getting the best training results at the fastest rate is heavily dependant on an effective progression plan.

6 Things I Really Dislike

I was going to call this article "6 Things I Hate," then I realized I'd be a hypocrite. I tell my seven-year-old daughter all the time that hate is a strong word and it should be used with caution. Hence the new title.

GSP: A Rush of Blood

Five wins by TKO, four wins by submission, three wins by decision... and a single loss to Matt Hughes by armbar in his first title fight. It's that last one that haunts Spike athlete Georges "Rush" St-Pierre.

The Training Split Roundtable - Part 1

Hey, wanna tick a lot of people off? Want to start a flame war, a heated academic discussion, or just a good old-fashioned penis-waving contest? Then come out publicly and say that total body training is better than body part split training.

On-The-Go Nutrition

That's me, except it's not a van and it's not down by the river. But yeah, I basically live in my car. You see, I'm a trainer who goes to people's houses all day long to work them out, so instead of having an office as my home base, my car is my home base.

Question of Strength 34

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches

In Defense of Overhead Lifting

Everything you need to know about the benefits and the risks of overhead lifts.

The New Alphabet of Manliness

A collection of the most masculine terms, phrases, concepts, and miscellaneous tidbits. But read it at your own risk because it may make you spontaneously grow a beard.

The Truth About Sucralose

All too often I'll hear various statements about certain artificial sweeteners being harmful. "Toxic" seems to be a word that the general public likes to throw around. In the following article, I'd like to address some of the completely false statements I've seen being made about one sweetener in particular: sucralose.

Naked Truth: Xenoestrogens

The strength coaches, trainers, scientists, nutritionists, and editors at T-Nation have been debunking nutrition, supplementation, and fitness myths for years now with topics ranging from glutamine use to training frequency to tuna fish & mercury.

Rope Revolution

They're both assets to my training programs. Indeed, I've used kettlebells for years with success. And Pavel? He's a good guy. I definitely consider him a friend and a juggernaut in the strength and conditioning community.

High Performance Core Training

The days of banging out a thousand crunches are over. Get your core strong to get your entire body strong. Here’s how.

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  • Hammer Down: Endurance

    The best way to train for MMA endurance doesn’t involve a lot of running. Check out these more effective training strategies.

    Hammer Down: Strength

    Your guide to building MMA strength. Check it out.

    Fight School

    Make no mistake about it, hand to hand combat has been around for as long as Testosterone has poured through the bloodstream of Homo sapiens.

    The Athlete Diet

    From North American Diet to Athlete Diet: Tips for Making the Transition

    A Return to the Golden Age - Part 2

    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.

    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:

    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.

    5 Damn Good Reasons to Use FFA

    It’s tough to get enough healthy fatty acids through diet alone. Here’s why you should add them to your supplement protocol.

    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.

    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?