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Think of this as the Cliff Note's to the Ian King 101 class. Here you'll find the highlights of Ian's training principles that have changed the way most of us workout.

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The Two Faces of Juarez - Part 2

This is part two of an article about Chris Shugart and Cy Willson's trip into Mexico to check out the steroid scene and bordertown culture.

Shrug Science - Part 1

A famous medical doctor, C. Chan Gunn, once likened the human upper trapezius muscle to that of a cobra snake's hood.

Recovery Update

Post-Workout nutrition Q&A

High Octane Training 3

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability?

Bring the Pain - Part 1

Taking your workouts to the next level

Made to Order Muscle

Can you really change the shape of a muscle?

Rocket Scientist

On September 24th 1988, the world held its breath for 9.79 seconds. It was the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and Ben Johnson had just become the fastest human being on earth.

The Big T - Part 1

Testosterone is the hormone of the decade. The granddaddy of the male hormones has gotten more media attention over the last few years than any other hormone around.

Pattern Overload - Part 2

When I first approached corrective and performance exercise specialist Paul Chek about writing for Testosterone, his first concern was whether I'd choose to soft-peddle his article. In other words, he was worried that I'd try to "dumb down" his material.

Black Belt Bodybuilder

What do you get when you cross a bodybuilder with a martial artist? Answer: A person you want on your side in a bar fight!

Question of Strength 33

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Poetry in Motion 4

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

Limping Into December - Part 1

In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.

Limping into October - Part 1

The following article is Part I of a two-part leg training article that's very different from anything you've ever done.

An Interview With Dr. Joey Antonio

The following is the written transcript of TC's Audio Interview with Jose Antonio, PhD.

Resurrecting the Oak - Part 1

Arnold Schwarzenegger did a lot of things wrong. He performed endless sets of leg extensions thinking that he was "cutting up" his thighs. He believed that pullovers would spread the rib cage and pull-ups would widen the shoulder girdle by spreading the scapulae.

The Top Seven Ways to F Up in the Gym!

The aim of this article is to touch upon some of what I consider to be the more common and damaging "mistakes" used in strength training.

The Oscillating Wave Program Part 2

Exactly three weeks ago, I posted an article I called The Oscillating Wave Program.

Question of Strength 17

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

A Bowlful of Jelly

I've got a little round belly That shakes when I laugh, Like a bowlful of jelly...

Question of Strength 15

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Workout Du Jour 1

It occurred to us that our website didn't really contain any workouts. I mean, if you, the loyal reader, just wanted to log on and pull out a new workout, you couldn't do it. You'd probably have to resort to pulling out a copy of Ironman or something (shudder).

Brain Steroids

As bodybuilders and chemical daredevils, we augment this and we augment that. We take steroids. We take prohormones.

Killer Instinct

I've never fit in anywhere. Actually, I never really think about it. As a result, I usually leave a wake of mayhem and controversy wherever I go.