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Thirteen interesting exercises you've probably never tried: new movements that'll break you out of your training rut and infuse some diversity into your workouts.

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Shoulder the Load

Since I've started writing for the T-Nation, I've gotten 100's of e-mails asking me varying questions about the rotator cuff and its many somewhat magical qualities. While it may not be as cool as big quads or a great set of guns, a well-developed rotator cuff is sexy in its own, injury-free kind of way.

Diary of a Steroid User 5

A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.

Old School Soldier

Sometimes it's really interesting to dig into the microscopic details of training and nutrition, to dissect the body of academia and examine every little study. That's how we learn things. That's how we refine the science that later helps us get bigger and stronger and leaner.

The History Of Dieting and Take Home Lessons

Moderation and Glazed Doughnuts

6 Tricks for a Sexy Squat

How to improve your squat form and hit a new PR, even if you have bad levers.

Berardi's Top 10 Tips

Dr. Berardi shares his best training, diet, and planning tips for serious lifters and athletes.

10 Important Lessons

Coach Staley provides his best tips that have made the greatest impact on how he thinks and trains. Check it out.

It’s Not About the Food – Part 1

Better nutrition is more about altering lifestyle habits and less about the food. Here’s why.

Goal Setting for Hard Asses

Achieve your goals or eat Alpo!

Diary of a Steroid User 3

A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.

Meet Lou Schuler

An Interview with Lou Schuler.

Get Your Butt In Gear! 2

Strong glutes make strong lifters... and sexy ones too. Here's how to get yours in gear.

Bodybuilding in a Low-Carb World

Low-carb hype rules the day.

Diary of a Steroid User 2

A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.

The Mutation Series - Part 3 Continued

My bodybuilding training includes a bit more heavy lifting than most "regular" bodybuilding programs, and as such will lead to some significant strength gains.

Refinement Training

Get revitalized and ready for your next mass program!

The Stretching Roundtable - Part 1

Stretching is a lot like flossing. We know we should do it, we know it's beneficial, but a lot of us don't do it very often or very well.

15 Tips for Success

The older and wiser you get, the more you start to realize there are certain "universalities" common to successful outcomes in all of life's endeavors. These realizations are as certain as the law of gravity, albeit less obvious. You should know and understand these common threads because they make success less random and more predictable.

Berardi’s Kitchen - Part 1

A diet expert shares his food rules for staying lean and building muscle. Check it out.

Does H.I.T. Training Get You Into Heaven?

H.I.T As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Religious Studies Professor

Stretching for Strengthening - Part 2

The truth about stretching without stretching the truth!

The "Imperfect" Training Program

What if I told you that I had the perfect training program?

Painless Carb Reduction

Two years ago my wife and I tried cyclic ketogenic dieting. We knew that many of the concepts behind these diets were valid but there was a practical, behavioral problem for us: we could no longer function as a stable, productive human beings on such low carb intakes.

Precision Pulling

The 9 keys to pulling bigger, badder deadlifts.