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Question of Strength 47

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

Diamond Calves and Old School Exercises

A novel calf routine plus a selection of old-school total-body exercises.

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.

Death to Crunching

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

  • Abs
  • You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

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

    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.

    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.

    The Five Elements of Program Dominance

    Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.

    Beef Up Your Body Composition

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

    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.

    The Final Nail in the Cardio Coffin

    Steady state cardio will stall your fat loss. Reclaim your metabolism and get leaner by burying your inner cardio-queen.

    The Truth About Nutrition

    Eureka! A mainstream nutrition book that pretty much agrees with everything T-Nation's been preaching about for the last 10 years! Chris Shugart interviews the wise, wise author.

    Uncontrollable Growth

    Nutritionist Mike Roussell lays out some of the basics (and some of the not-so basics) for eating your way towards muscularity.

    3 Tape Measures of Progress

    Dan John wants to know if you're making progress. It seems the answer should be simple, but is it? Fortunately, the big guy offers up 3 unorthodox ways to gauge your answer. (Wait until you read about the "pencil test".)

    Question of Strength 44

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

    3 Mind Power Tricks

    Three psychological concepts and ideas that can be applied to your physique transformation goals. Check ‘em out.

    10 Strength Tips From a Legend

    Doug Hepburn was the first man to bench 500 pounds, drug-free. His old school strength advice still stands up. Check it out.

    The 4 Stages of Mental Mastery

    How to use neurolinguistic programming to reach your physique goals.

    Grass-Fed Beef Recipes for a Healthy, Hard Body

    Five healthy recipes you gotta try.

    The Revised and Improved Bigger Arms Challenge

    Add almost an inch of muscle to your arms in a short amount of time. Here are the exercises to do and exactly how to do them.

    Big Jim's Plateau-Busting Surge Routine

    We love the workouts that make you ache, the ones that make you shake your fist at the heavens above. This one involves doing one-rep maxes with 60-second negatives, followed by some nice drop sets.

    Half-Calorie Granola

    With apologies to Tony the Tiger, breakfast cereals sucks. And that includes the "healthy" cereals, too. Time to whip up some of your own using low-fat, low-sugar ingredients: low on calories, high on flavor!