"If you put a group of the most successful strength coaches in one room and their students in another, the students wouldn't agree on any training philosophy or principle, whereas the coaches would agree on almost everything."
Hey, wanna tick a lot of people off? Want to start a flame war, a heated academic discussion, or just a good old-fashioned penis-waving contest? Then come out publicly and say that total body training is better than body part split training.
Is it possible to put more stress on certain parts of a muscle?
Dr. Roussell weighs in on butter, oatmeal and milk thistle. Check it out.
Steve was about to begin a big bulking phase and wanted some advice. He had read the original Big Bulking Tips article and applied many of the ideas with great success, putting on 15 pounds in a little over two months.
Nine challenging exercises that you probably haven't tried before. Give 'em a shot this week in the gym.
More muscle, less body fat AND a boost in testosterone? Check out this research.
More info about how to custom-make your own diet plan.
Seven weird looking (but effective!) exercises to shake up your stagnant workouts. Check ‘em out.
The fitness magazines are full of them. The bodybuilding rags are full of them. Even T-Nation is full of them: articles about how to lose fat and discover your abs. What's missing? Simple: Info on how to stay that way once you've reached your goal.
We live in a world of excuses. Most people don't want to accept that when something goes wrong in their lives, they're at least partly to blame.
If you want to build huge muscles, you must continually challenge them by placing a greater demand upon them. If you stick with the same stress level month after month, you'll quickly reach a point where your body is used to the stress and won't need to adapt (i.e. grow) anymore.
If you've been around weight training for any length of time, you've probably read or tried an arm specialization routine. There are a bunch of these around with different cool names for what amounts to the same old shit: do a bunch of arm exercises. Yeah, the exercises change and the sets and reps change, but it still amounts to just doing more arm work.
One of my favorite books is A Book Of Five Rings by Miyomato Musashi. Musashi was a badass 17th century Japanese swordsman who never lost a duel in over sixty fights. This book outlines his philosophy of success. I re-read it recently and was amazed by how many of his principles apply to a variety of areas in life, including productive strength training.
We have some good news for you. The New Year's resolution crowd, famous for clogging up the gym for the first two months of every year, is starting to dwindle. As they devolve back into their sedentary lifestyles, you have the opportunity to evolve your training program to reach even greater heights. In this series, we'll show you how!
The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.
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.
Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!
Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.
What do you get when you ask some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips for dramatic physique changes? You get one hell of an article series!
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then bring them up. These exercises will do just that.
A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.
An Interview with the Warrior Nerd, Lonnie Lowery, PhD
The Psychology of Body Transformation and Peak Performance.