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Ditch the Holiday Leftovers

I've been riddled with guilt. I threw out a batch of mom's Christmas cookies today. Her fudge went too soft – as did my wife's cornbread-sausage stuffing, the candied yams, and the bowls of lovingly prepared homemade munchies that have been sitting around my house.

Refresher Course

10 Ways to Screw Up Your Diet

Save Your Parents!

Let's see if this situation sounds vaguely familiar. You're passionate about taking care of your body. You work out, you eat right, and you take supplements to fine tune the way your body looks, feels, and functions. If you piled up all the hours you've spent studying all this stuff, you'd think some University would just flat out give you a PhD.

The Supercharger

A closer look at the supplement that can improve your mind, your muscles, and even your sex life!

4 Weightlifting Myths Dispelled

I'm here to tackle four of the most common myths you probably hear spouted as fact by some meathead at least once a week in the gym.

Radical Methods for Increasing Strength

"What are some of the most radical and perhaps bizarre methods you have ever heard of for increasing strength?"

The Carbohydrate Roundtable - Part 2

Last week, John Berardi, Lonnie Lowery, Cy Willson, and that annoying Jared kid from the TV commercials discussed different aspects of carbohydrate metabolism. When last we left them, they were about to start explaining the differences between individual types of carbohydrates.

The Carbohydrate Roundtable - Part 1

It's been nearly two years since Lonnie Lowery and I teamed up to get our macronutrient roundtable on. First, we invited Cy Willson to share in an interesting protein discussion.

Regurgitate your Lunch

This is when the old saying, "necessity is the mother of invention" comes into play.

The Microcurrent Revolution

Another piece of the bodybuilding puzzle?

Fat Roundtable 2

Getting Even Fatter

Refresher Course 2

Five Ways to Get Unstuck and Turn Back on the Gains!

Something's Fishy - Part 2

Across-the-board condemnation of dietary fat is like branding all drugs as bad... or all people of a particular ethnic background as undesirable. I suppose we could call the media hype against fat "nutritional racism."

Something's Fishy - Part 1

"The aim of the legal action is to force the fast-food industry to "offer a larger variety to the consumers, including non-meat vegetarian, less grams of fat, and a reduction of size of their meals."

The Caffeine Roundtable

You think "roid rage" is bad? Try taking away a habitual coffee drinker's morning java, then see what happens! Trust me, I've seen it and it ain't pretty.

Hey, Balance This!

What does having a “balanced diet” really mean? And is it even ideal for bodybuilders and athletes? Dr. Lowery looks at several popular approaches.

Are You Getting Rusty?

Ever notice rust on your hands after working out?

More Can Be Better!

Why you should train each muscle group more than once a week

Awesome Abs – Stage 3

12 Weeks to Astounding Abdominals

Lean Eatin' – Part 2

A calorie is not a calorie. A fat is not a fat. A carb is not a carb. A protein is not a protein. Here’s why.

Lean Eatin' – Part 1

A calorie is not a calorie. A fat is not a fat. A carb is not a carb. A protein is not a protein. Here’s why.

Body Composition For Beginners - Part 2

Unfortunately, most of the methods usually used to determine body fat are woefully inadequate and rife with potential problems.

Awesome Abs – Stage 2

12 Weeks to Astounding Abdominals

8 Questions About Protein

The purpose of this column is tri-fold. Purpose number one is as a "refresher course" for seasoned lifters. Sure, deep down, you may know this stuff, but it's been so long since you first read about it that you've forgotten the rationale behind the subject matter.