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Carbohydrate Tolerance

There's a term used to describe people who don't control their tolerance to carbohydrates. They're called fat people. Dave Barr is here to tell you how to make carbs work for you and not against you.

New Associations, New Muscle

Lots of the usual solid folksy wisdom from Dan John, but in addition, this article contained so many great training ideas that we dropped what we were doing and ran straight to the gym to try them. (Sorry Ma, we'll fix your dialysis machine tomorrow.)

Eccentrics with Pavel

Pavel and Chad and bears, oh my! Pavel and Chad and bears, oh my! Okay, there are no bears in this article, but hey, Pavel Tsatsouline and Chad Waterbury working together ought to be exciting enough!

Are You Doing Stupid Stuff in the Gym?

A little analysis is always good. But there's a point at which more won't make you stronger, and may lead to a lot of wasted gym time. Here's why.

Strength Exercises That Work Your Core

Real "core" training - not that Bosu Ball crap - with cool videos. What else do ya' need?

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  • Make it Harder

    The Atomic Dog's out in the nuclear doghouse. (He chewed up Tim Patterson's favorite workout shirt.) As such, TC wrote a plain ol' regular training article instead of his usual hallucinogenic-mushroom fueled rant.

    The Philosophy of Physical Capital

    Why do so many lifters follow programs that fail to fit any of their equipment needs, exercise issues, volume or intensity issues, or personality? Dan John calls it the "Cinderella's Stepsister Syndrome." In other words, the shoe don't fit! Here's how to find the right shoe for you. Hopefully, it doesn't have a 6-inch clear plastic heel, you tramp, you.

    Question of Strength 37

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

    The Critic vs. Waterbury

    Hello, T-Nation peckerheads! I'm the Critic. My job in this new article series is to call out various T-Nation contributors and put them on the firing line.

    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.

    Powerlifting Tricks For Regular Joes

    I've come to the realization that not everybody is interested in entering powerlifting competitions, but they <i>are</i> interested in improving their training by using powerlifting concepts. So here are a few things I picked up in the powerlifting pits that you can use to reach whatever lifting goals you may have.

    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.

    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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  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    How Your Muscles Grow

    If they aren't growing, is high frequency training the answer?

    Genetics: Limitation or Copout?

    We live in a world of excuses. Most people don't want to accept that when something goes wrong in their lives, they're at least partly to blame.

    Lucky 13 - Chad Waterbury

    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.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 14

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

    Continuum Training 1

    Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design

    The F-Word

    Despite years of anti-fat sentiment, it's becoming clear that the right kinds of fats can make you healthier, smarter, more muscular, and leaner.

    Hardcore Stretching - Part 2

    How to stretch your most problematic muscle groups. This is gonna hurt.