The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

Driven by the intelligent and relentless pursuit of muscle since 1998.

Our resident judge evaluates T NATION readers and shows them how to improve their physiques! This time Clay evaluates a wanna-be competitive bodybuilder and a smoking hot figure competitor.

Latest and Trending

Nutritional Leverage with Shelby Starnes 2

A bodybuilding diet expert answers all your questions, covering everything from cheat meals to how to measure body fat. Check it out.

Exercise Progressions for Bigger Pulls

Slow down there, Hoss; you can't start pulling heavy weights from the get-go. Let us show you the proper progressions to make your deadlift truly worthwhile.

The Tao of Cressey

The perfect deadlift, a sample week of training, baseball talk, and Cressey admits to doing curls.

Brain Blast 5

Steroids, cannibalism, sex cults, big benchin', and rule breakin'. Sounds like business as usual here at T Nation!

T Nation Twitter - Cool Tricks Edition

The T Nation coaches offer up some cool tricks to make your next workout a memorable one.

T Nation Twitter - The Magic Five

Got only enough room in your cupboard for five foods or supplements? What, are you renting a single-family cave in Tora Bora?

The Tao of Martin Rooney

Too often we get lost in the insignificant stuff. We need to step back and look at the big picture. What are we trying to do? Grow bigger muscles and become indestructible, of course.

Three Work-Arounds for Physique Success

Get bigger legs when you can't squat. Build muscle when you can't even hold on to weights. Get leaner when cardio stops working. Nick T. shows you how.

T Nation Twitter - Calves Edition

Got barely enough time to check your email? The T NATION coaches serve up some savory knowledge about calf training, quick, fast, and in a hurry.

The Body Shop 2

Our expert physique judge tells T NATION readers where their physiques shine and where they suck. How do you stack up?

The Squat: Good Exercise Gone Bad?

Four experts - a functional strength coach, a bodybuilder, a powerlifter, and an athlete-creator - share their thoughts on one of the most beloved (and hated) exercises.

Five Deadly Strength Errors

Been a while since you've added some plates to the bar? See if you've fallen victim to one of the five deadly strength errors and learn how to fix it.

Are Omega-6 Fats Really That Bad?

You pop Omega-3's like Pez candy, but avoid Omega-6's like candy corn. Maybe it's time to use both.

Bigger, Better, Faster, Longer

Dan John is the Yoda of strength training. He's not quite as wrinkly, but the wisdom, man, the wisdom!

Death Match: You vs. Your Body

It's a battle royale between you and your body: you want to lose fat while keeping your muscle, but your body has other plans.

How to Pull 1,008 Pounds and Make it Look Easy

Andy Bolton has pulled 1,008 pounds in competition. Get his best deadlifting advice here.

In the Trenches 1

Dave Tate, Bret Contreras, Scott Abel, Christian Thibaudeau, Eric Cressey, and Tony Gentilcore describe some of their favorite "case histories."

Thibaudeau Talks Training

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

Four Challenges to Light Your Fire!

Four routines from Dan John that will keep your puke bucket filled to the brim.

The Tao of the Iron

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

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.

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.

Cutting-Edge Muscle Science

Dr. Lowery white-knuckled his way around the country to get the first word about the research that could change the way you train.

Training Tips From A to Z

Tony is back with 26 new tips to advance your training and nutrition knowledge.