Dan John is Testosterone's Yoda, wise as hell but with better skin and a heckuva' lot higher PR in the snatch than the original. However, our Yoda has had his share of Yodas to learn from. Read here as he shares his most valuable weight-lifting lessons.
New things to try out in the gym this week or in the kitchen tonight.
I was going to call this article "6 Things I Hate," then I realized I'd be a hypocrite. I tell my seven-year-old daughter all the time that hate is a strong word and it should be used with caution. Hence the new title.
Imagine if there were no barriers to strength attainment: we'd all be power cleaning 500, squatting 1000, and benching 600 in no time.
Instead of my usual Q & A column this month, I'm going to get a few things off my chest. Don't worry though, it won't simply be the ranting of a dieting bodybuilder; you'll probably learn a few helpful things along the way, too!
Usually in an exploration of functional foods, one hears a lot about vegetables, fruits, herbs, phytochemicals and such. That's all cool to learn, but most humans are after all omnivorous. That is, man does not generally live by plants alone.
I've come to the realization that not everybody is interested in entering powerlifting competitions, but they <i>are</i> interested in improving their training by using powerlifting concepts. So here are a few things I picked up in the powerlifting pits that you can use to reach whatever lifting goals you may have.
Within the realm of training for greater strength, muscle mass, and endurance lies an area of science that remains relatively untapped: Neuroscience. It's indeed the uncharted waters in the vast ocean of the science and practice of resistance training. That's because so little is known about how the nervous system actually works.
It's been three weeks since I issued The BIGGER-ARMS Challenge to T-Nation members. More than 100 of you signed up to do 4 workouts – which consisted of unique biceps and triceps cycles – from May 8<sup>th</sup> to May 21<sup>st</sup>.
More muscle, less body fat AND a boost in testosterone? Check out this research.
Power up your posterior chain. These workouts will teach your body to tap into higher threshold motor units for explosive efforts.
Building impressive hamstrings requires specialization and good training methodology. Here’s what you need to know.
One of my favorite books is A Book Of Five Rings by Miyomato Musashi. Musashi was a badass 17th century Japanese swordsman who never lost a duel in over sixty fights. This book outlines his philosophy of success. I re-read it recently and was amazed by how many of his principles apply to a variety of areas in life, including productive strength training.
You lift hard but the gains just aren’t coming. Here's what's happening and how to finally pack on muscle.
The truth about the so-called post-workout nutrition window. You may be surprised.
Ten years ago, most people who trained with weights had never heard of a "strength coach." Oh sure, there were sports coaches who worked with athletes on performance. And there were famous bodybuilders who theorized on hypertrophy methods in the magazines.
Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design
There's no such thing as isolation in training or in life. Everything you do, have done, and will do, affects everything else. Success is a synergistic – not additive – phenomenon.
Muscle mass secrets from the old countries
Do you know squat about the squat and other lifts? Here are some misconceptions.
Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips.
Coach Staley provides his best tips that have made the greatest impact on how he thinks and trains. Check it out.
What do you get when you ask some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips for dramatic physique changes? You get one hell of an article series!
Build your back and prevent strength imbalances. Here’s everything you need to know.