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A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

Love lifting heavy? Then you either have some shoulder issues or you soon will. Follow these 5 steps to get them healthy and keep them healthy.

Tip: Better Than Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent calorie restriction works better than regular dieting or even intermittent fasting. Here's the science.

Painful Advice Every Lifter Needs to Hear

Listen up. The training and diet advice in this article will be tough to hear. It might even make you mad. But it will definitely make you better.

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Tip: Neural Fatigue, T Nation Boot Camp

Is your nervous system too burned out to train productively? Coach Thibaudeau discusses this topic during one of our boot camps.

Tip: The Truth About Pulldowns

Two studies tell us the truth about grip width and whether pulling to the chest or the neck works better.

The Effects of Eating Truckloads of Protein

What happens when you consume extra protein? Like 700% more than RDA guidelines? Here's the real science.

6 Reasons You Should Never Open a Gym

Ever wonder what it'd be like to run a gym? Most lifters do. But don't let the fantasy fool you. It can be pretty terrible.

Tip: The Vitamin Problem That Kills Your Boner

Erectile dysfunction has many causes, but here's one that you don't hear much about. Sorry, vegans, this is especially bad news for you.

The Complete Guide to Bulking and Cutting

Here's how to adjust your nutrition to match your training goal. It covers mass phases, fat loss phases, and maintenance phases.

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Tip: Bottom-Up Bulgarian Split Squat

To get results from this exercise, you must build a stable base. One way to do that is with the bottom-up variation. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Determine Your Testosterone Level Instantly

Find out if you have high or low T just by checking out this body part. And no, it's not the part you're thinking about.

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Tip: Cable Hip Belt Squats

Looks odd, but it's brutal on the quads due to the constant tension, even at the top of the rep.

PEDs and the Myth of the Level Playing Field

According to this expert, banning performance enhancing drugs doesn't create fairness in sports, and it never will. Here's why.

Tip: Fix Your Ankle Mobility For Deeper Squats

The inability to go deep with squats is often caused by ankle issues, not hip issues. Here's how to fix that right up.

Arm Training for Natural Lifters

Not genetically blessed? Not a friend of the needle? Then you have to be smarter about your biceps and triceps training. Here's what to do.

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Tip: 3 Drills to Prime Your Body for Squats

Add these drills to your warm-up on leg day for smoother, safer squats and lunges.

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Tip: Glute Bridge Walkouts

Try this bodyweight exercise for glutes and hams. Keep the hips up throughout the whole set. Walk your legs out at an angle, like a V.

Tip: How to Naturally Control Anxiety

Anxiety sucks, but the side effects of anxiety drugs can ruin your workouts. Here's a natural way to calm the heck down.

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Tip: A Quick Warm-Up for Deadlifts & More

Prime your nervous system, boost performance, and increase joint health with this warm-up.

The Simple Plan for Ultimate Back Size

Back training advice has become sissified and overcomplicated. Here's how to really build your back.

Never-Ending Natural Gains: Neuro Type 3

Neurotransmitter balance dictates your personality. If your training style doesn't match up, progress will stall. Here's how Type 3 should be lifting.

Tip: Nail Your Upper Glutes

Train your maximus, but don't forget about your medius. Hit the upper glutes hard with this unique exercise variation.

Tip: The 5 Best Ab Exercises for Athletes

Build a strong core that not only looks good, but makes you a better athlete. Here's how.

Tip: Do This First, Trigger More Muscle Growth

Tap into Type II muscle fibers first in your workout and turn on growth. Here's how to do it.