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Dawg School 6

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

Accommodating Resistance

Top powerlifters use bands and chains to increase their max lifts. Here’s what you can learn from them.

High Octane Training 1

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good isn't often good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.

A Thinking Man's Guide to Sets and Reps

One of the most common areas of confusion for bodybuilders and other athletes engaged in resistance training is the question of the appropriate or optimal number of reps and sets for any given workout session or cycle.

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.

From the Gym to the Road

Not too many years ago, the idea of an endurance athlete like a cyclist, triathlete, or runner hitting the weights was almost unheard of. Why, everyone knows that weight training will make you big, bulky, and slow, right? Well, believe it or not, endurance athletes are lifting weights to improve performance.

A Closer Look at Tempo

The difference that speed of movement really makes.

The War on Estrogen

Estrogen. It's definitely not a hormone we bodybuilders want circulating in our bodies. If it were up to us, there wouldn't be a damn drop of that stuff around.

The Big T - Part 2

Testosterone is the hormone of the decade. The granddaddy of the male hormones has gotten more media attention over the last few years than any other hormone around.

The Thinking Man's Guide to Ab training

The average guy in the gym puts about as much thought into his ab training as he puts into tying his shoes. In other words, he throws in a few sets of crunches at the end of his workout a couple of times a week and thinks no more about it. It's time we change that.

The Big T - Part 1

Testosterone is the hormone of the decade. The granddaddy of the male hormones has gotten more media attention over the last few years than any other hormone around.

Quality Has a Quantity All Its Own

Training to failure... is it really necessary?

Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 4

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.

Warming-Up to a Great Workout

A perfect warm-up virtually ensures a perfect workout, but a poor one will almost certainly ruin what COULD have been a great training experience. Ever wake up dreading the idea of going to the gym, but after getting there, you end up having a great workout? You can thank your warm-up for that.

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.

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!

Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 2

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.

The Protein Conspiracy

The image appears on the TV screen. The camera is shaky, the angle skewed. Several figures in dark suits sit around a table, their features blurred and choppy. The button camera attached to the spy's lapel is minuscule, virtually undetectable.

Great Guns in Twelve Weeks - Phase 1

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.

Dawg School 4

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

Poetry in Motion 6

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

Tsunami Training

I'm going to describe a little 6-week program that I call Tsunami Training (I'll get to why I call it that a little later). It's based, for the most part, on training methodologies that I picked up from Ian King and Charles Poliquin, with some razzle-dazzle thrown in by myself.

15 Secrets to a Bigger Bench Press

Unfortunately, too many weight trainers fixate on weight. Never mind that their form is shoddy, their skill at training is marginal, or that their girlfriend has just run off with a circus geek. All that matters is how much iron they're able to clang.

Antioxidants - Part 2

Antioxidant supplementation is one of the most confusing areas of nutrition. Hell, if you read the average daily newspaper, you're met with a deluge of information about the latest and greatest alleged antioxidants. If you followed all of the advice of the nutritional pundits, you'd be popping pills filled with exotic substances all day long.