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Band of Meatheads

Want to be more and do more? You'll get there faster with friends than you would by going at it alone. Here’s why community is essential in training.

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The 7 Principles of NFL Athleticism

Motivational lessons learned from the gridiron can help supercharge your training.

Morphing From Blobby Bodybuilder to Bad Ass

After getting bored of bodybuilding, one lifter transitioned into a highly-conditioned athlete. Here’s what he learned along the way.

Does Your "Fat Math" Add Up?

Fat is back on the menu, but the amount and kind you eat matters. Fix your health and improve your body comp. Get your fat facts straightened out here.

Excelling at the Big Lifts

Becoming a better, stronger lifter takes years of practice, but you can speed up the process by remembering a few simple cues.

The Truth About the Media Creatine Scare

Something was fishy at the high school in McMinnville, Oregon. Was creatine to blame? Here’s the real story.

Pumped Up On The Paleo Diet

It's a diet so simple, a caveman can follow it. But can it help you build a stronger, leaner body? Find out here.

How to Tell if Your Exercises Suck

A fast and effective way to separate the best exercises from the rest of the weak sauce pretenders.

20 Training Tips From John Romaniello

Break out the tape measure and get ready to hit the gym. Roman's got some tips to make this your best training year ever.

What Force Factor Are You Missing?

The stretch-shortening cycle can be your best friend or your biggest enemy. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Become a Personal Trainer

It’s a tough job, at least if you do it right. There are three ways to do it. Here are the pros and cons of each.

Simple But Way Cool Nervous System Tests

Forget space being the final frontier, it's the nervous system. Here's how to finally tap into what it's telling you.

Sucker Punch: Charles Staley

The Zen Master of weightlifting wants you to simplify your approach, build muscle, and live the good life.

Introducing High Volume Tier Training

Increase strength, decrease fat, and improve conditioning-at the same time? Sound like guru voodoo? Well, then keep reading...

What I Learned in 2009

Cressey's 2009 lessons-learned include the perfect sleep schedule, why shoes suck, and why you may want to stay away from hyper-mobile chicks.

Food Nazi: Nuts to You

Harness the metabolic power of real food to build muscle, lose fat, and live damn-near forever.

The Tao of Dr. Clay Hyght

The good doctor teaches us some new exercises, defends the sport of bodybuilding, and even mentions the Dalai Lama. Intrigued? So were we.

The Body Shop 3

Our resident judge evaluates T NATION readers and shows them how to improve their physiques! This time Clay evaluates a wanna-be competitive bodybuilder and a smoking hot figure competitor.

The Tao of Cressey

The perfect deadlift, a sample week of training, baseball talk, and Cressey admits to doing curls.

Brain Blast 5

Steroids, cannibalism, sex cults, big benchin', and rule breakin'. Sounds like business as usual here at T Nation!

Seven Things You Need to Know About Fats

Dr. Lonnie Lowery fills your noggin with the latest dietary fat research, including what fats you should be eating to gain muscle and lose that belly!

The Perfect Workout Checklist

Common sense and dirty tricks combine for the perfect workout checklist. Which important steps are you missing?

Are Omega-6 Fats Really That Bad?

You pop Omega-3's like Pez candy, but avoid Omega-6's like candy corn. Maybe it's time to use both.

How to Pull 1,008 Pounds and Make it Look Easy

Andy Bolton has pulled 1,008 pounds in competition. Get his best deadlifting advice here.

Dirty Nutrition 2

Dr. Bowden describes the perfect meathead breakfast, after which he discusses addictive foods, CLA, sugar alcohols, and oh yeah, Megan Fox.