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Fix That Weak Link!

Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

Muscle on a Budget 2

The economy is ailing, but that's no reason to quit your gym membership and eat out of dumpsters.

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

The Truth About CrossFit

Is CrossFit a cult? Are its workouts insane? We answer those questions, and many more, in this investigation.

Glute Boy Speaks

He's the newest addition to the T NATION line-up, but Bret Contreras just may be one of the most innovative coaches we've seen.

I'll Be Damned, It Works!

Christian gives you a peek into his current diet, his current supplementation plan, and a new, rapid-growth strength building program.

Death to Crunching

Ditch the traditional core exercises and try out a few of these athletic moves for stronger abs.

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  • You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

    A muscle-numbing routine for the most spectacular, but often most-neglected body part.

    Pushing Back

    A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

    G-Flux Redux

    Dr. Berardi goes long, showing you how to flick the metabolic switch to get bigger, stronger, and leaner while eating more food than you do now, including a sample workout system and photographic case study of a very hot G-Fluxer.

    New Tools of Torture

    Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.

    22 More Random Thoughts

    Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.

    3 Simple Tips That Work

    Using dead stop movements to blow past a sticking point; how ab work has nothing to do with building a six-pack; and how you should blow-torch the treadmill and burn fat in a way that works.

    The Holistic Chest Blast

    Thibs is a sadistic SOB because he's always glad to bring more pain your way. This time the red glow of his laser sight is dancing around your chest and he's ready to pull the trigger.

    Question of Strength 46

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

    Kettlebells 101

    Our cub reporter went to Sin City to do some swinging and sweating, but not the usual kind. He was there to learn the basics of kettlebell training with our own Mike Mahler, and to share that knowledge with you.

    Question of Nutrition 2

    The truth about bulking diets, fasting, food allergies and more.

    My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

    As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

    Beef Up Your Body Composition

    Muscle insulin sensitivity, lifting tempo, and how to use control days to maximize your mass phase.

    Question of Nutrition 1

    Dr. Bowden answers questions about glycemic load, food and zits, fiber as a fat-loss supplement, the super spice turmeric, and more. Check it out.

    Jack Up Your Arms With Mechanical Drop Sets

    With mechanical drop sets, instead of reducing the load, you switch to a new but similar exercise by changing the grip, angle, etc. The result is a whole lot of burning and a whole lot of growth.

    Stupid Things Young Guys Do in the Gym

    Ten mistakes younger guys make in the gym.. and yeah, some older guys too. And some women.

    5 More Common Technique Mistakes

    Faulty lunges, squats, and stretches can make you worse off than you were before entering the gym. Check these out before it's too late.