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Inflammatory Comments 2

If you're ready for another inflammatory and quite possibly insulting article on how we might tweak our diets to reduce the insidious nature of inflammation, read on.

Frequency: The Key to Success

I'll freely admit it. I've been extremely reluctant to sit down and write this article. Why? Well, the reasons are numerous, but it basically boils down to the pertinacity of the exercise community.

Locked and Loaded

Everything you need to know about choosing the right weight and loading schemes for your lifting goals.

Hardcore Stretching - Part 1

Hardcore training needs to incorporate (smart) hardcore stretching. Here’s why.

Atomic Dog: Top Ten Testosterone Facts

Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.

SOB Training

First, a lesson in muscle hypertrophy. Then, a training plan that takes all that science and puts it into a training plan that you can personalize to fit your needs. Check it out.

Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 2

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.

The Sacked Back - Part 1

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?

Old School Soldier

Sometimes it's really interesting to dig into the microscopic details of training and nutrition, to dissect the body of academia and examine every little study. That's how we learn things. That's how we refine the science that later helps us get bigger and stronger and leaner.

20 Pounds of Untapped Muscle

This posterior chain program might just give it to you!

The Bomber at 62

We don't throw around the term "living legend" much around here because not many people deserve such accolades. But T-Nation recently sat down with a man who just might fit the bill: Dave Draper.

Reps You've Never Tried

Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!

Berardi’s Kitchen - Part 1

A diet expert shares his food rules for staying lean and building muscle. Check it out.

The Science of Nutrient Timing – 1

Getting the physique you want is about much more than calories in, calories out. You also need to think about the Energy Phase and the Anabolic Phase.

Violent Variations - Part 1

High Stimulation Training Methods for Enhanced Growth

Massive Eating Reloaded - Part 2

An update to Dr. Berardi’s eating plan that called for high calories and a unique macro combining protocol. Check it out.

Exercises You've Never Tried 8

Here are eight exercises you've probably never tried. Shake up your next workout.

Variable Cluster Training

We all know building a muscular body takes time, but if you want to speed things up and kickstart some serious hypertrophy, you must make intelligent use of two core muscle-building concepts: absolute strength and absolute volume.

Frankenfood

Eight foods that have been wrecked by science, plus the healthier alternatives.

The Serrano Show

You can say a lot of things about Dr. Eric Serrano, but you can't say he's boring.

The Real World (of Physique Research) - Part 1

In the first part of this three-part series, Cassandra will cover the interesting abstracts related to dietary fat, fat metabolism, and gender differences.

The Post-Workout Resurgence

How to get the most out of your post-workout nutrition to maximize recovery and gains.

The Eight Keys - Part 1

In this first part of this series, Tate discusses coaching, teamwork, and conditioning.

Triple Shot

An overview of the latest steroid studies