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Think of this as the Cliff Note's to the Ian King 101 class. Here you'll find the highlights of Ian's training principles that have changed the way most of us workout.

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Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 4

Bring on the Pain

The Two Faces of Juarez - Part 1

This is part one of an article about Chris Shugart and Cy Willson's trip into Mexico to check out the steroid scene and bordertown culture.

Roll Your Way to Killer Abs!

There's a vicious rumor being spread by unknown parties that you should probably know about. Now, this rumor is pretty ugly so be prepared. Are you ready?

Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 3

Bring on the Pain-Upper Body

Muscle Masochism! - Part 2

Part 2 continues to look at muscle catabolism, in addition to giving you methods by which to conduct fiendish laboratory-like experiments on yourself!

I Could Just Spit!

The Joys of Salivary Hormone Testing

The Land of Giants

A behind the scenes look at the world of the strongman

60 Seconds of Pain

Try something new, experiment, mix it up, sometimes let her get on top and hold the riding crop... well, you know what we mean.

The Natural Man who Switched Colors

Why would someone who once fervently rallied the industry against steroids eventually succumb to their call?

The Turkish Get-up

Given the fact that most people wouldn't dare deviate from the norm in the gym, they never try some of the coolest, most interesting exercises available.

Biomechanical Advantage - Part 2

How you could stretch out a set by making use of the fact that you can give yourself a biomechanical advantage simply by changing your foot or hand position.

Xenoestrogens

The War Rages On

From Bonsai to Bamboo

Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 4

Bring the Pain - Part V

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 2

Bring the Pain – Part III

Convergent Phase Training

One of my central operating paradigms is the realization that all methods, devices, philosophies and techniques involved in strength training have specific benefits and drawbacks. If your training lacks sufficient diversity, you'll accumulate the drawbacks and habituate to the benefits. And that ain't good.

Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

Bring the Pain - Part 1

Taking your workouts to the next level

Dawg School 6

I've been getting a lot of requests for a basic weight training program geared toward beginners.

The Fountain of GH

The year was 1513. Don Juan Ponce de Leon, better known as "Pump" in transcontinental travel circles, was on a seemingly hopeless mission. Pump de Leon, after numerous world travels, many bodybuilding titles, and huge prize monies, had set out to find the fountain of GH.

Pattern Overload - Part 2

When I first approached corrective and performance exercise specialist Paul Chek about writing for Testosterone, his first concern was whether I'd choose to soft-peddle his article. In other words, he was worried that I'd try to "dumb down" his material.

Dawg School 5

We've all been there. No matter how big and educated we think we are now, at one time or another we were small.

Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 3

Ian King is back with another of his legendary 12-week programs, this one an arm-specialization routine designed help you build a hefty pair of .44 magnums that even Dirty Harry would envy.

Black Belt Bodybuilder

What do you get when you cross a bodybuilder with a martial artist? Answer: A person you want on your side in a bar fight!