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These painful combos prolong time under tension and increase metabolic stress. That means a bigger chest, back, and legs!

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Stimulants & Explosive Performance

Stimulants can really get you amped up for a tough workout, but do they have other effects as well? Dr. Lowery hooked himself up to fancy lab equipment to find out.

6 Ways to Bring the Pain

Increase time under tension and trigger new muscle growth with these six lethal combinations of compound and static exercises.

How To Build A Tight, Rock-Hard Waist

Shrink your waist, maximize strength, and crush the big lifts with these core training techniques.

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  • Bodybuilder Big, Powerlifter Strong

    How to use a blend of heavy and moderate loads for specific TUTs to trigger both sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar hypertrophy.

    Micro-PA Activates Hypertrophy

    Stimulate muscle growth by activating mTOR, which is the master enzyme responsible for muscle protein synthesis.

    8 Exercise Variations for New Growth

    Trigger muscle growth with challenging variations of the chin-up, push-up, dip, and more!

    The One-Bar Warm-Up

    Here's a unique warm-up that uses just the barbell instead of bodyweight drills, foam rolling, or mobilizations.

    The 3-Week Wimpy Back Cure

    Doing a back workout once a week isn't going to cut it. You need to crush it and crush it hard several times a week.

    Skinny Guy Builds 55 Pounds of Muscle

    Former skinny-guy Justin Negrete tells you how he built over 55 pounds of pure muscle with T Nation and Biotest.

    Manual Resistance Flyes for a Massive Chest

    Regular dumbbell flyes can cause pec or biceps tears. For thicker pecs, try this smart variation on for size.

    The 2 Minute Injury Fix

    Compression wrapping is an inexpensive way to treat those troublesome knees, wrists, and elbows. Here's how to do it.

    The Hub and Spoke Method

    A new way to organize your workouts to quickly boost a lagging lift or stubborn muscle group.

    Get Bigger and Stronger, Even Banged Up

    Losers use injuries as excuses to be lazy. Winners find ways to work around them. Here are 17 tips for wounded winners.

    The Scary Truth About Probiotics

    They play a role in allergies, the immune system, body weight, and even testicle size! They also do something really, really, weird (or weird-er).

    5 Heavy Lifts To Increase Mobility

    Think you need to spend more time stretching? You don’t. Here’s how to make gains while gaining mobility.

    Accelerate Gains By Overreaching

    The most radical gains of your life won't come by accident. For that, you need a gut full of ambition and a borderline crazy plan.

    8 Things I Learned in 2012

    The most successful coaches stay on top cause they never stop learning. Here's what one of the best learned last year.

    The 5 Key Principles

    Goal setting requires an ongoing assessment. Here's what lifters should know about making it from point A to point B.

    2012 in Review

    Forget the crappy "things I learned" lists being spammed at you on Facebook. Here are some real lessons to help you.

    John Meadows Got Shredded by "Accident"

    The story of how John stood on stage far heavier, far more muscular, and far more shredded than he's ever been.

    The Virtual Squat Seminar

    Everything you need to know about squatting heavy, from stance to hand position. Check it out.

    Becoming A Personal Trainer

    Have the recent economic woes led you to consider becoming a personal trainer? You should read this first.

    The Difference Between Organic and Natural

    Are you one of those people who get all holier-than-thou when it comes to organic or natural food? Get off your organic high horse and read this article.

    Hard Ab Training

    A quick and dirty old-school routine you can do in 6 to 10 minutes.

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