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It's high time we cleared the air regarding inflammation and all of the nasty consequences thereof. I've been preaching this stuff as an underlying theme throughout much of my writing, since first coming to T-mag (now T-Nation) a few years ago.

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The Sacked Back - Part 1

It's the sound you never want to hear when weight training. Sometimes you feel it immediately; sometimes you sense something happen but it takes a few hours for the full impact to hit you. Either way you've injured your back. The big question is, what do you do?

Lift Fast, Get Big

Nothing makes PRs and gains stagnate sooner than training like a granny. Want to harden up fast? Lift fast.

Meditation for Muscle

How sometimes sitting still and doing nothing can help you build muscle.

The Hard Body Manifesto - Part 1

Fat loss is a hot topic. Every month there are thousands of articles and dozens of new books telling people how to eat, how to exercise, and how to supplement to lose their flab. Now's my turn.

It's Not About the Food – Part 2

Ten ways to handle diet and nutrition when you’re on the road.

Copland Training - Part 2

The author of the following article is a cop, a twenty year vet in an urban city's police department.

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.

Exercises You've Never Tried 10

A new exercise is mentally stimulating. It turns your brain on, excites the nervous system and breaks you out of the training blahs. Try these out.

Dirty Tricks for Higher Vertical Jumps

I've been called a wide variety of names over the past couple of years. These names have ranged from "guru" to "cheater." Frankly, I don't give a damn what people call me. The bottom line is that I get results with my athletes.

The Steroid Interviews - Professional Bodybuilding

As part of an agreement with Testosterone Magazine, excerpts from my new book will be published in the coming months. These excerpts detail the use of performance enhancing drugs by elite athletes as well as those in non-athletic populations.

Massive Eating Reloaded - Part 2

An update to Dr. Berardi’s eating plan that called for high calories and a unique macro combining protocol. Check it out.

The Warrior Nerd 1

Overtraining or Under-eating? Part 1

Diet Planning for the Long Haul

Part Three of the Just Suck It Up Series

Mega-Shoulder Glider 2004

A Revolutionary Training Apparatus!

The Psychology of Big – Part 1

A Brief History of Mind Over Matter

Dear Mom and Dad

Some people (like maybe your mom or dad) are still worried about high protein diets blowing up your kidneys. Here's why they have nothing to worry about.

The Real World (of Physique Research) - Part 2

This week David Barr will cover the interesting abstracts related to endurance training, strength training, athletic performance and recovery.

Mister Spine - Part 2

An interview with Stuart McGill, Part 2

The Post-Workout Resurgence

How to get the most out of your post-workout nutrition to maximize recovery and gains.

Under the Big Iron

An interview with champion powerlifter Mike Miller

Booty Call

A Glute-Dominant Workout for Increased Strength

Dr. Health Nut

An Interview with Dr. Joseph Mercola

Something's Fishy - Part 1

"The aim of the legal action is to force the fast-food industry to "offer a larger variety to the consumers, including non-meat vegetarian, less grams of fat, and a reduction of size of their meals."

The Big Woof

In this installment, Westside Barbell guru Dave Tate digs deep to answer the question, "Why do we put ourselves through this?"