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Catching Up On Creatine

Creatine has been around a while. From the best ways to use it to the best type to buy, here’s what we know now.

Mythbusters 4

Four top strength coaches reveal the truth about ab training, sprinting, rep ranges, and more.

Most Brutal Training Camp on Earth

T Nation journalist travels to Joe DeFranco's gym to train with NFL prospects and learns what it takes to get in the game.

Five New Exercises

Five new ways to build muscle, increase strength, improve conditioning, and impress the know-it-alls in your gym.

7 Rules for Building Your Body

Something you can do at home for five minutes that will add size to your chest and upper arms. That plus lots of other cool stuff. Check out the list.

So You Want to Be a Fitness Professional?

In the first half of our two-part interview with Alwyn Cosgrove, the veteran coach talks about business, psychology, and the art of getting clients sore in all the right places.

Stuff You Should Be Doing, But Aren't

It’s the nagging stuff you probably know you need to do. You just haven’t been TOLD to do it yet. Start here, then get to work.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

Seven bad benching habits that keep you weak, and how to get rid of them.

Mythbusters 1

The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

Question of Nutrition 6

Dr. Bowden gives you the real truth about saturated fats, honey, fake health foods, coffee and much more.

An Interview with Dave Tate

The powerlifter and entrepreneur talks about bodybuilding, success, injuries, and what we can learn from kindergartners.

The American Dream, on Steroids

Director Chris Bell talks about Bigger Stronger Faster, the documentary that dares to ask why we condemn steroids while celebrating the accomplishments of those who use them.

Isolated Pecs, Big Shoulders, and Instant Ketosis

Christian Thibaudeau tackles three topics in this article, from building pecs and delts to very low carb dieting. Check it out.

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.

The Constant Tension Alternate Curl

There are 3 ways to simulate growth: Inflict structural damage, increase neural activation, or prevent blood and oxygen from entering the muscle during a set. Few exercises do all three, but the constant tension alternate curl does.

More Tips from the Weightroom Floor

Jack Reape painted all his 2.5 and 5-pound plates pink. Is he light in the loafers, or does he have a more serious intent in mind?

Beyond Kettlebells

Mike Mahler knows a lot of training bad asses but he thinks they're complete pushovers in their personal life. They avoid risk and couldn't make a tough decision if their lives depended on it. He wants to change that.

The Transformation of Bartl

How one man kicked drugs, lost fat, built muscle and transformed his life.

Combination Training

Has Mike discovered the Holy Grail of training programs? Has he figured out a way to keep the body from adapting? Can he levitate just by using the power of his mind? Answers to these questions and more are contained herein.

Good Sh!t

Today's menu includes Low-Carb Red and Green Pizza, Baked Stuffed Apples, Baja Fish Tacos, and Pina Colada Protein Shakes. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who looks crappy without a shirt on.

28 Days, 14 Missions, 1 Ripped Physique

Chris Shugart is giving you 14 missions to accomplish in 28 days. We will disavow any knowledge of your actions should you or any of your IM Force fail to get ripped. This post will self-destruct in 10 seconds.

All Hardgainers are Not Created Equal

A lot of lifters think that hardgainers rank right up there with Big Foot and Nessie on the believability scale. Writer Phillip Nation begs to differ. He thinks that true hardgainers exist and, more importantly, can be cured.

Nutrition Quest 4

In this column, Dr. Roussell answers your questions about fat burners and glucomannan.

The Deadlift Walk

Here's the latest exercise to make you curse us: Imagine doing a heavy deadlift and then going for a stroll. Okay, that doesn't exactly describe the Deadlift Walk, but it comes close.