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When it comes to exercise performance, especially the more exotic movements I often prescribe, most people grasp the big picture but miss the finer points. To remedy this, I created this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises. Here's the newest installment!

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The Dave Tate Project - Part 1

When Dave Tate needed nutrition help, he turned to Dr. John Berardi. Here’s what he learned.

7 Reasons You're a Weakling

Strength is the foundation of all athletic qualities. Here's what you need to do to build it and improve across the board.

Build Your Own HFT Program!

Drop the conventional body part split and take a high-frequency approach. Check this out.

5 Damn Good Reasons to Use FFA

It’s tough to get enough healthy fatty acids through diet alone. Here’s why you should add them to your supplement protocol.

6 Lost Lifters

I'm normally somewhat of a bookworm and science geek, although – to blow a little sunshine up my own butt – I have to say, I'm getting better at reading people.

Bulk Up, Cut Up! 2

This new Q & A column is about building a muscular and aesthetic physique. It's not about breaking strength records or reaching speed and power personal bests.

The Ultimate Triceps Program

A competitive powerlifter recently contacted me to correct his woefully pathetic bench press. After a few tests and some obvious visual clues, I realized that his triceps were holding him back from pressing up big numbers.

10 Things I've Learned

T-Nation asked Cosgrove to tell us his top ten tips. He gave us 34.

100 Workouts From Ripped City

How to get truly ripped without losing muscle mass.

Functional Anatomy for Bad-Asses! Part 2

In Part 2, we'll discuss muscles of the torso and lower extremity, along with my tips to help you write better, more balanced training programs.

Functional Anatomy for Bad-Asses! Part 1

Okay, tough guy, so you want to write your own training programs, eh? You think you've got what it takes?

Finding the Groove With Spike

The key to using stimulants like Spike wisely is to find the dosage that fits your mental and physical groove. Here’s how.

Bulk Up, Cut Up! 1

This new Q & A column is about building a muscular and aesthetic physique. It's not about breaking strength records or reaching speed and power personal bests.

10 Training Program Pitfalls

I get emails all the time from T-Nation readers who want to know why I don't write programs for the masses. About the only answer I can muster up is: "Because I have a conscience."

Dramatic Carbolin19 Study

More muscle, less body fat AND a boost in testosterone? Check out this research.

Good Grains, Bad Grains

Chapter Three: Whole Grains

Tate Talks Hypertrophy - Part 2

Today, Dave discusses something called "the breakthrough factor," how he'd approach bodybuilding today, and a very intriguing training idea: the private warehouse gym. Let's get to it!

Atomic Dog: Vision Quest

Lifting weights, slaying dragons, and finding out what you’re really made of. What are you questing for? Check this out.

6 Keys to Killer Workouts

Ever had one of those days where you just couldn't get into the flow of your workout? Or worse yet, you don't even make it to the gym? It's happened to all of us before. The mind is willing, but the body just isn't ready (or vice versa).

Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 3

Now, in this last installment of the Tailor-Made Nutrition series, I'll continue where I left off in Part II, moving from the discussion of methodology to the actual adjustments you may need to tailor-make your own nutrition plan.

Power Foods

Thirteen foods you should be eating. Check ‘em out.

If It's Not Cosgrove, It's Crap!

This isn't my usual type of article. Rather than launch into a specific training program, TC's given me this opportunity to launch into an Alwyn Cosgrove rant. A brief warning for the timid, however: I am the king of the politically incorrect.

Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 2

More info about how to custom-make your own diet plan.

Exercises You've Never Tried 16

Seven weird looking (but effective!) exercises to shake up your stagnant workouts. Check ‘em out.