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Leap Tall Buildings (and Build Traps of Steel)

An awesome program to boost your vertical, plus a twice-per-week specialization plan to build your puny traps.

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.

Size and Strength Training for Generation Ent

In Part 2 of his series, Mahler shows you how to get big and strong without ever getting bored with your workouts.

Question of Nutrition 3

Is pomegranate really nature’s Viagra? Is HFCS really the same as sugar? Do you need extra vitamin D? All these answers and much more here.

6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

Muscle on a Budget 2

The economy is ailing, but that's no reason to quit your gym membership and eat out of dumpsters.

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

Glute Boy Speaks

He's the newest addition to the T NATION line-up, but Bret Contreras just may be one of the most innovative coaches we've seen.

A Better Body Without Weights?

The right bodyweight exercises can be damn tough and give you great results. Disagree? Try out a few of the exercises on this list.

Death to Crunching

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

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  • You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

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

    Pushing Back

    A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

    Massive Force

    This six-week program breaks some of the currently accepted rules for workout volume and duration. That's why you'll do more than 20 sets per workout and you'll train for 60 to 75 minutes.

    New Tools of Torture

    Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.

    22 More Random Thoughts

    Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.

    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.

    The Holistic Chest Blast

    Thibs is a sadistic SOB because he's always glad to bring more pain your way. This time the red glow of his laser sight is dancing around your chest and he's ready to pull the trigger.

    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.

    Caveman Speaks

    One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.

    Question of Nutrition 2

    The truth about bulking diets, fasting, food allergies and more.

    My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

    As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

    Total-Body Arm Training

    Bodybuilding veteran Scott Abel (pictured) has a radical plan to turn arm day into the best fat-burning workout of the week.

    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.