It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.
In today's training world, most experts would agree that high intensity interval training (HIIT) performed after resistance training is the best way to get lean.
Are antioxidants (gasp!) dangerous? Here’s what you need to know.
An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist
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.
When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!
"Ms. Beast" tells how to develop a shapely, firm physique
In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.
The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.
Energy, intensity, concentration, drive, power, confidence, even euphoria!
We're going to zoom off into the stratosphere with some nutritional modalities and, for lack of a better word, treatments that are new, wild and downright exciting.
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?
Are you still using arginine-based nitric-oxide supplements? You’re wasting money. Here’s why.
NO2 supplements are still popular, which is weird because, well, they don’t work. Here’s why.
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.
"Are you kidding, JB? You expect me to eat this stuff? Where's the taste? Where's the variety!?"
You get gains by balancing training stress and recovery. Here’s how to recover faster so you can train harder.
Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!
Thirteen interesting exercises you've probably never tried: new movements that'll break you out of your training rut and infuse some diversity into your workouts.
What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.
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.
A bench press specialization cycle that'll drastically improve your max bench.
The Blind Leading the Blind
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.