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Diet is the hardest piece of the puzzle for most lifters and athletes. But these tips will lighten the load. Here's how to eat better with ease.

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Tip: Eat More, Get Ripped

Trying to lose fat? Can't drop calories any lower? Then it's time to reverse diet and keep the fat loss coming. Here's how.

Tip: For Stronger Traps, Do THIS Instead of Shrugs

One exercise combined with a specific technique can be the key to increasing trap size and strength. Take a look.

Cops on Gear

T Nation talks to three law enforcement officers who use steroids in this classic article.

Tip: Surprising New Research on Rep Ranges

If you train upper body with this specific rep range while working the lower body with another specific range, you'll make lots more progress.

5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

Tip: What Alcoholics Can Teach You About Diet

Want to lose fat and, more importantly, stay lean for life? Here's what you can learn from alcoholics.

Tip: Squatting Misses This Leg Muscle

Squats rock, but they actually don't give you complete quad development. Here's what gets skipped and what exercise will fix it.

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

Tip: Bicep Tears and Back Problems

Deadlifting with a mixed grip (one hand under, one hand over) is a mistake for most lifters.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

The Get-Big Diet for Bodybuilders

You can’t eat like a bird and look like a beast. Here’s how to calculate your calories, plus a sample eating plan.

Train Like a Man 3

Lifts that have been outlawed by some people that you should do anyway.

Tip: The Most Important Mealtime Strategy

Eat your meals this way and you'll be able to control your waistline better than ever before.

The 16:8 Fasting Diet

There are a ton of different ways to fast. Here's one that's not too painful and will get you shredded fast.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

6 Best Exercises for Strength

You probably don't need dozens of movements to develop strength and size - you just need the six very best ones. This is all killer, no filler!

The One-Shake Diet

Keep it simple. Here's a realistic, economical, and easy way to get lean and fuel muscle growth without all the diet math.

Enormous and Strong Legs: The Mountain Dog Way

Most lifters are lacking in the leg department. Why? Because the type of training you have to do for leg growth is brutal. Here’s how to get it done.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.

Tip: Your Hatred of the Smith Machine is Dumb

Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.

The 6 Most Overrated Exercises Ever

Just because everyone does them doesn't mean they're optimal for you. It's time we reevaluate these 6 popular movements.

The Best Damn Workout Plan for Natural Lifters, Part 2

Not using drugs? Then stop training like someone who is. Here's how to milk your training for all its worth when taking the natural route.

The Texas Method

A proven strength training method to help you keep making progress after the newbie phase. Check it out.

Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.