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Usually, when you're talking weight training, you're talking about the five acute training variables; exercise selection, order of exercise, load, volume, and rest. There are literally thousands of training articles out there, discussing the many thousands of possible combinations of these variables.

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Built Like a Neanderthal 2

We'll take a look at ourselves, Homo sapiens sapiens, and try to flesh-out some meaningful insights about evolution, brains, brawn, fat, and disease.

The Fahrenheit Girl

T Nation talks to model and figure competitor Jelena Abbou. Check it out.

Something VERY Cool

I'm not sure there's anyone who hates TV commercials more than I do.

A New View of Energy Balance

"Truth always goes in 3 stages. First it is ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally accepted as self-evident."

Evil Antioxidants?

Are antioxidants (gasp!) dangerous? Here’s what you need to know.

Eccentric-Base Training

When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!

Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 2

We're going to zoom off into the stratosphere with some nutritional modalities and, for lack of a better word, treatments that are new, wild and downright exciting.

Consumer Alert: The NO2/Arginine Scam - Part 1

NO2 supplements are still popular, which is weird because, well, they don’t work. Here’s why.

The Cat's Lair 6

What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.

The Hard Body Manifesto - Part 2

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.

Meditation for Muscle

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

Diary of a Steroid User 3

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

The Training Quiz for Smartasses

A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.

My, That's A Nice Snatch You Have... 1

In the first installment of this article, I discussed the various benefits of the snatch and I also hinted at the large number of possible snatch variations.

Exercises You've Never Tried 11

Try a few of these little-used, but extremely effective exercises and break out of your training rut.

Diary of a Steroid User 1

A first time juicer tells his anabolic tale.

The Cat's Lair 4

Q & A with John Paul Catanzaro

Ab Training for Athletes and Babehounds, 2K3

New exercises, new format, new pain!

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  • Popped: Doing Time in a Tijuana Jail

    It started out innocently enough. He wanted to get bigger. He lived near the Mexican border so he crossed over and brought back some steroids for his personal use. No harm, no foul.

    The Post-Workout Resurgence

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

    The Eight Keys - Part 1

    In this first part of this series, Tate discusses coaching, teamwork, and conditioning.

    Train Long, Not Hard

    You hear it all the time. It's one of the favorite sayings from high-intensity pundits and other "briefer is better" trainees.

    Hot-Rox FAQ

    Answers to all your burning HOT-ROX questions!

    Exercises You've Never Tried 7

    Weight training is like sex. It can get boring if you always do it the same way. Here’s how to spice up your workout.