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Building a Bodybuilder Back

Saying you're going to train your back is like saying you're going to train your front. You gotta' get more specific if you want to progress. Here’s how.

Blood and Chalk 1

Elite Fitness System's own Devil's Advocate pulls out his pitchfork and stabs your questions about getting seriously strong.

Thibaudeau Talks Training

Christian Thibaudeau, perhaps inadvertently, starts to reveal some of the secrets behind the upcoming "I, Bodybuilder" plan.

The Regular Guy Off-Season Strength Program

This off-season program typically puts 20 pounds of muscle on athletes. Sound good? Check it out.

Do This, Not That!

Honest, hardcore advice about diet and training that just might hurt your feelings. Check it out.

Ballistic Muscle

You have a bunch of dormant muscle fibers trapped inside of you just waiting to make you bigger and stronger. Why don't you give them a chance?

Sucker Punch: Erick Minor

T NATION'S newest strength coach hates functional training, cardio, and yoga. He's also a bodybuilder who does direct arm work. So what's not to like?

The Cure for Ostrich Legs

Have your legs ever been compared to those of an ostrich? Keep reading and you'll gain the tools to cure your affliction.

Dirty Nutrition 1

Jonny Bowden pulls out his nutritional whipping stick and whomps on NO2 products, trans fats, and even poor ol' cows.

Bastards on Biceps

Four T Nation coaches (who are actually nice guys) debate biceps training. Read up. You’ll learn a lot.

The Tao of the Iron

Why a skinny and long-dead martial artist named Bruce Lee continues to intrigue and influence the bodybuilding world.

The Truth About Olympic Lifts

They can be a great tool for athletes and gym rats, as long as you know how to use them... and when to avoid them.

Button-Popping Pecs in Just 8 Weeks

This simple, fairly painless twist on a traditional chest workout will armor-up your pecs in a very short time.

A Novel Approach to Rest Periods

A 2-kilogram discuss traveled 140 feet through the air and landed in Dan John's skull. After that, he "rested" for five months. Now he has some interesting ideas about rest periods in general.

Best of Quads

Five great exercises to hammer your quads. Some you know, some you don’t! Check ‘em out.

Why You Aren't Getting Bigger

Eating more and training more can get you pretty far. But if you’ve stopped making progress, it’s time to reassess and do things differently. Here’s what may be putting your gains on hold.

Final Solutions for Frustrated Lifters: Arms

Charles Poliquin answers your questions about arm training. Check it out.

The 4 Pillars of Strength Training

Weight training wisdom from Dan John, blended with cool techniques and routines that will make you want to rush off to the gym.

Mythbusters 7

Dave Tate and others weigh-in on the difference between "compound movements" and "isolation movements" and the necessity of eating 6 times a day.

Best of Chest

Five great pec exercises, some you’ve tried and some that may be brand new to you.

Bodybuilding's Forgotten Muscle Builder

This exercises was the original go-to movement for upper-body mass and strength, and it still offers major benefits for bodybuilders. Check it out.

Mythbusters 6

So you think you're hot stuff cuz you load up the leg press with 16 plates? Too bad that translates to about as much weight as your grandma can lift.

Best of Back

Seven great back exercises you definitely need to try.

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 2

Tough, tough love from 7 coaches; stuff that will make you pull the pillow over your head and shout, "no, no, no!"