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A while back here at T-Nation, I released a series on what I called Pendulum Training. This is basically a training system that has you switching from structural training to functional training every week.

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The Stretching Roundtable - Part 2

Last week in Part I the coaches talked about stretching myths and how flexibility affects muscle size and strength. This week they'll delve even deeper into the subject, so warm up your brain, do some dynamic stretches for the frontal lobe, and dig in

Exercises You've Never Tried 11

Try a few of these little-used, but extremely effective exercises and break out of your training rut.

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 4

When you’re near the end of a strict competition-style diet, extreme measures are often needed. Try these tricks out.

The Stretching Roundtable - Part 1

Stretching is a lot like flossing. We know we should do it, we know it's beneficial, but a lot of us don't do it very often or very well.

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 3

Simple calorie draining techniques for contest dieters or people who just want to get lean fast. Check ‘em out.

The One Dumbbell Workout

What if you only had one dumbbell to train with? Actually, you’d get a great workout if you followed this plan. Check it out.

The Mutation Series - Part 2

Get ready to mutate, in a good way. Here’s weeks 4-6 of a Coach Thibaudeau’s 12-week transformation plan.

15 Tips for Success

The older and wiser you get, the more you start to realize there are certain "universalities" common to successful outcomes in all of life's endeavors. These realizations are as certain as the law of gravity, albeit less obvious. You should know and understand these common threads because they make success less random and more predictable.

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 2

More tips and tricks for staying in a negative energy balance when cutting.

The Cat's Lair 5

Q & A with John Paul Catanzaro

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 1

Tips and tricks for replacing higher calorie foods with filling, lower calorie fare to keep you full when cutting.

Does H.I.T. Training Get You Into Heaven?

H.I.T As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Religious Studies Professor

The Mutation Series - Part 1

Ready to undergo a major mutation of body composition? Here are weeks one through three of your next big transformation.

Stretching for Strengthening - Part 2

The truth about stretching without stretching the truth!

Steroids in Mixed Martial Arts

We know they're out there. We even know who some of them are. But most of these underground trainers and coaches work on the fringe, carefully out of the public eye. We call them shadow gurus, experts in training, nutrition and the use of performance enhancing drugs.

The Anti-Bodybuilding Hypertrophy Program – Part 2

Here’s the sequel to one of our most popular training plans. Check it out.

Exercises You've Never Tried 9

Break out of your training rut and adopt some challenging new exercises. Here are 8 to test out.

Suicide by Squat

In his classic 1984 book, Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach, Fred Hatfield presented a model of training aimed at exploiting the adaptations provided by each of the three dominant rep ranges used in the strength training of that era (4-6, 10-12 and 20-25 reps).

High Performance Nutrition Made Easy

I'm going to spare you nutrition intricacies like the latest information on Glut-4 transporter translocation and just give you the Cliff's Notes–or Clay's Notes–on how to piece together meals and eating plans that'll help you achieve your physique and/or strength goals.

The Black Sheep of Bodybuilding

An interview with former pro Mike Quinn

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 2

This is part 2 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

The Warrior Nerd 3

Die, Vegetarian, Die!

The "Imperfect" Training Program

What if I told you that I had the perfect training program?

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 1

This is part 1 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.