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High-Rep Deadlifts Are Dead

All those benefits people think they're getting from high-rep deads? They're not. But there is something you can do to make those gains.

The 6 Stages of Transformation

How does a person go from couch potato to shredded beast? In 6 behavioral stages. What stage are you in? Will you make it to the final stage?

Tip: Two Things Steroid Users Need

Using bodybuilding drugs can be risky. Here's what users need to do to stay as healthy as possible.

Testosterone Advantage Training

Small arms? You need testosterone and GH. No, not the illegal kind. The kind you get when you use this science-backed training split.

Tip: A Back-Friendly Alternative to Bent-Over Rows

You need to be doing more horizontal pulls, but the standard barbell row may be doing more harm than good. Try this instead.

CrossFit and Steroids

A noted performance enhancing drug expert examines CrossFit and answers the controversial question: are top CrossFitters using PEDs?

Tip: Do Farmer's Walks Like This to Get Ripped

This loaded carry beats everything when it comes to metabolic conditioning and fat loss. Here's why, plus two ways to do it.

The 5 Best Exercises Ever

Here are the most effective exercises in the history of forever.

The Belt and the Deadlift

Chances are you're using the wrong belt when you deadlift. Worse yet, you may not even know why or how to use it.

Building a Big, Freaky Back

Hardcore advice on building a strong back that stands out in a crowd.

Ab Training for Athletes and Babehounds, 2K3

New exercises, new format, new pain!

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  • 5 Fat Loss Myths You Still Believe

    These diet beliefs are still rampant online. Let's end that now.

    Tip: How to Read T Nation

    We've been accused of offering conflicting information. Let's clear that up.

    Tip: Turn Off the Hip Flexors to Build Abs

    If you can easily knock out dozens of reps of an ab exercise, it's probably because your abs aren't doing much work. Fix that. Here's how.

    The 5 Most Worthless Exercises of All Time

    Most exercises have value if you do them correctly. But not these. Hope you're not doing any of them.

    Tip: Hanging Leg Raise – 3 Mistakes to Avoid

    It's one of the best ab exercises out there, but hardly anyone does it right. Here's how to really do it.

    Carb Cycling That Actually Works

    Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

    4 Exercises for a Thick Back

    Do you turn sideways and disappear? Then you need to work on back thickness. Pull-ups alone won't do it either. Try these exercises.

    Tip: Know When to Use Lifting Straps

    The strongest lifters use straps, but not all the time. Here's a guide to help you decide when, and when not, to use them.

    Tip: Use Vinegar to Get Lean & Build Muscle

    Vinegar helps optimize insulin sensitivity. Learn how it works and how much to use.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

    After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • Push-Ups, Face Pulls, and Shrugs

    Screw the rotator cuff! That's right, screw it. When it comes to fixing shoulder pain, the the rotator cuff is over-hyped and gets way too much attention.

    The Power Look

    How to build powerful traps that perform as good as they look.

    The Mineral Deficiency Epidemic

    Not getting enough of these five minerals affects testosterone production, protein synthesis, energy levels, and carb utilization. Let's fix that.