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Training Economy

How to Maximize Efficiency in the Gym

Painless Carb Reduction

Two years ago my wife and I tried cyclic ketogenic dieting. We knew that many of the concepts behind these diets were valid but there was a practical, behavioral problem for us: we could no longer function as a stable, productive human beings on such low carb intakes.

Diet Planning for the Long Haul

Part Three of the Just Suck It Up Series

Defeating Dietary Displacement - Part 2

Are dietary academic arguments making people even fatter? Intriguing info here.

Pendulum Training

Non-Linear Periodization for Maximum Gains

Defeating Dietary Displacement - Part 1

Food displacement is an issue that must be avoided if optimal body composition and health are your goals. Here’s what you need to know.

Out of Kilter - Part 4

Stop Shoulder Pain Cold!

Out of Kilter - Part 2

No More Back Pain

Superman Sets

How to build power and functional hypertrophy with timed sets

Frankenfood

Eight foods that have been wrecked by science, plus the healthier alternatives.

The Big Sleep - Part 1

Snooze Your Way to Bigger Muscles and Less Fat!

The Psychology of Big – Part 1

A Brief History of Mind Over Matter

The Real World (of Physique Research) - Part 1

In the first part of this three-part series, Cassandra will cover the interesting abstracts related to dietary fat, fat metabolism, and gender differences.

Mister Spine - Part 1

An interview with Stuart McGill

Covering Your Nutritional Acids (and Bases)

While I do my best try to stay abreast of the latest nutrition and supplement research, once in a while I find myself totally ignorant to an important topic or sound body of literature.

Functionally Correct Calves

Look around your gym. Most trainees lack the calf thickness to suspend a pair of double striped knee socks, let along balance out the size and symmetry of the lower leg. Now look in the mirror. Are you one of them?

The Eight Keys - Part 4

Interested in strength? Here's a training program, some training wisdom, and a little life advice from an iron icon.

The Eight Keys - Part 2

In this segment, Tate covers the strength portion of the Westside program.

The Eight Keys - Part 1

In this first part of this series, Tate discusses coaching, teamwork, and conditioning.

High Steaks

It's the battle cry of any bodybuilder worth his salt, or should I say, protein. Or maybe his carbs. Anyhow, massive eating is one of our defining characteristics.

Rapid Fire

This article will be somewhat different than those I usually write. Instead of taking on one subject and detailing it thoroughly, I'm going to talk about several training tips, exercises, or methods that I find effective.

Under the Big Iron

An interview with champion powerlifter Mike Miller

Diversity for Hypertrophy

Extreme Diversity for Extreme Muscle Growth!

Hot-Rox FAQ

Answers to all your burning HOT-ROX questions!