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Dr. Roussell brain-dumps sixteen facts, tips, and interesting tidbits about food and supplements.

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The Smartest Man in Fitness?

"Bill Hartman is the smartest man I know," Alwyn Cosgrove said recently at a seminar. I don't know about you, but that's pretty esteemed praise, especially from someone like Alwyn who's considered one of the foremost minds in the performance enhancement industry.

Lats: Not Just for Pulldowns!

Strengthening your lats can lead to bigger deadlifts, faster sprints, and much more. Here’s what you need to know.

Strongman for Athletes

You need to know right away that our athletes at the US Air Force Academy don't train as if they're preparing for a strongman competition. The concept of training specificity makes it clear there are few similarities between competing in a strongman competition and competing as a football, basketball, or hockey athlete.

On-The-Go Nutrition

That's me, except it's not a van and it's not down by the river. But yeah, I basically live in my car. You see, I'm a trainer who goes to people's houses all day long to work them out, so instead of having an office as my home base, my car is my home base.

Question of Strength 34

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

The Cheat Workout

A new way to give your body and brain a break and rediscover the idiotic fun of training

4 Guaranteed Tips

Strategies for sets, reps, volume, training, and for getting downright ripped. Find it all here.

7 Keys to Athletic Success

Chris Shugart recently wrote an article about balance. Basically he said, "Balance good, karate good, everything good. Balance bad? Better pack up, go home."

Nutrition, Your Brain, and Your Body

A few weeks back, at a small research meeting in Toronto, Ontario, my good friend Dr. Alan Logan handed me a book I hadn't heard of before.

In Defense of Overhead Lifting

Everything you need to know about the benefits and the risks of overhead lifts.

Precious Bodily Fluids

Now that I've got your attention with the title, let's try to raise our thinking from the lower centers of bodily function and get more cerebral, shall we? (Admittedly there are those, like a certain editor around here, who can weave <i>both</i> into an entertaining editorial, but I'm not going to attempt that bit of literary stunt pilotry.)

Food Magic X 5

If you drop about a roll and a half of Mentos mints into a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke, you'd better run like hell because the Mentos causes the Coke to erupt into a beautiful, 15-foot high, sugary-sweet Coca Cola geyser.

Bulk Up, Cut Up: Biceps!

Christian, I really want to improve my biceps development. Do you think that supersets are a good training method to use for that purpose?

Hypertrophy Booster Shots

This article isn't going to overwhelm you with neuroscience or obscure language. Nope, it's going to be bare-bones simple. As I've learned over the years, elementary advice is usually what helps people most, and it tends to work best.

The Dave Tate Project - Part 2

Powerlifter Dave Tate goes from junk food lover to nutrition nut... and gets ripped in the process. Here's how he did it.

Minimal Time, Maximum Workout

Got 20 minutes? Then you have time for a great workout. Follow these guidelines.

A Return to the Golden Age - Part 2

When many of us think of perfect physiques, we think of those belonging to Golden Age bodybuilders. These champions of the past were muscular, strong, healthy, and athletic. It's cliche but it's true: women wanted them; men wanted to be them.

The Secrets to Body Transformation

Losing fat and building muscle takes more than just training and dieting. Here’s what you need to know.

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?

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.

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.

Exercises You've Never Tried 15

Well, maybe you’ve tried some of them. But maybe not. Check out the list and challenge yourself.

Testosterone Implements

>As a collegiate S & C coach, I've noticed that an emphasis is being placed on strength and conditioning as a tool to enhance athletic performance. For example, in the last few years a majority of schools in the Mountain West Conference, including the Air Force Academy, have built new strength and conditioning facilities.

Lucky 13 - Christian Thibaudeau

This is Lucky 13, a rapid fire Q & A session with a training or nutrition expert who matters. It's fast, furious, and to the point.