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Dieting: A Rant

Have you ever had to go out to eat with a group of people while you're on a strict diet? Dave Tate feels your pain.

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5/3/1 and Reactive Pump Hypertrophy

Two killer training programs. Two beastly coaches. But which plan will work best for your goals?

The Jogging Delusion

Long distance running beats sitting on your butt, but it's absolutely inferior to weight training and HIIT on every front.

How to Fix CrossFit

CrossFit hurts a lot of people, and the goal of exercise is to make you better, not worse. There's a simple fix, though.

Training Hard vs. Training Smart

Are you a geek or a meathead? There's a sweet spot to be found between training hard and training smart. In that sweet spot lies success.

You Don't Know How To Breathe

Focusing on proper breathing can enhance your training and improve strength in a whole lot of unexpected ways.

How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 3

Enter the Intensity Phase. Supersets, drop sets, slow tempos, partial reps, it's all here! Bring a puke bucket.

Mark Dugdale Doubles Training, Hungry for More

"It used to take me five days to recover from a hard workout. Now, I'm able to train seven days a week, and chomping at the bit to hit legs twice."

Micro-Mod Sets For Mass

If you slightly change your grip or your stance on every rep or two, you recruit a far greater number of motor units.

Conditioning Stations for Fat Loss

Ditch the treadmill. These conditioning workouts will get you shredded without muscle loss or boredom.

High Frequency Squatting

A bigger squat requires more squatting. Here's a unique way to squat frequently without burning out or breaking down.

6 Challenges You Must Accept and Beat

Think you're an alpha male? Here are some brutal challenges that might make you feel like a poodle. Wearing a pink bow.

Adversity Makes Us Stronger

Like it or not, the truth is that successful people just work harder than less successful people. So drop the excuses, stop blaming others, and get to work. Here’s some motivation.

Bodybuilder Big, Powerlifter Strong

How to use a blend of heavy and moderate loads for specific TUTs to trigger both sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar hypertrophy.

Pull the Hypertrophy Trigger

Wild, neuro-science based methods to recruit and fatigue the maximum number of motor units with each exercise.

The Biggest Training Lie

Most trainers insist that you change your program every 4 weeks. This is complete and utter BS.

How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 2

It takes more than heavy weights to hypertrophy muscle. Add an insane volume phase if you want insane amounts of muscle.

Skinny Kid to Pro Bodybuilder: Amit Sapir

Born in Israel but he was raised on T Nation, Amit Sapir has gone from knowledge-hungry teenager to IFBB pro bodybuilder.

Plates Work Better Than Kettlebells

No kettlebells? No problem! Here’s how to do the best kettlebell exercises with plates. They may even work better.

Leverage-Disadvantage Squat Plan

To build up your squat, ignore things you're good at and spend time doing things that make you downright uncomfortable.

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Are you scanning the world for excuses or opportunities? Read this, get your act together, and reach your goals.

3 Mind Tricks for Hitting New PRs

You'll never hit that PR if your mind isn't in the game. Here's how to trick your brain into blasting big weights.

Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or BS?

Can you really activate muscles with your mind? According to the author's research study, a lot more than you realize.

How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 1

I love lifting heavy, but you need a lot more than that to develop the muscular hypertrophy of a bodybuilder.

The Secret to Ab Training

Master this little trick and even the most intense abdominal exercises will suddenly become way more effective.

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