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Iron Evolution – Phase 2

Zubaz pants, Hotskinz tights, and matching fanny packs. Dave Tate survived bodybuilding in the '80s - and learned a few things along the way, too.

Two Seconds to Peak Performance

Make better gains starting today. Here’s what you need to know about Active Isolated Stretching.

Shattering Your Plateaus in 3 Steps

A short, simple, brilliantly logical program for busting through training plateaus.

Strong in the Stretch

Get stronger and improve movement quality at the same time with these five exercises.

Nutsack-Rated Nutrition 3

The salmon and beef industry have fooled us, and the miracle food of the week is a joke. Here's why.

A Cold Slap in the Newbie Face

For novice lifters, the focus on staying extremely lean ruins their progress. Here’s what those little weak guys need to accept if they want to become big strong guys.

The Metabolic Swing

One simple exercise can help you build more power and athleticism than any other. Oh, and it'll get you ripped too. Here’s how to do it.

Warrior Fitness

This T-Nation warrior says a combo of paleo-ish eating and cutting-edge sports nutrition is the best diet for getting ripped and building muscle. Here's why.

The Five Tools of Mental Strength, A.K.A. Balls

The strength of your muscles isn't nearly as important as the strength of your mind or the metaphorical size of your balls.

Too Much Muscle

T Nation talks to Olympic weightlifting coach Glenn Pendlay in this insightful interview. Check it out.

21st Century Core Training

A chiseled midsection. A strong, functional core. Who says you can't train for both? Here’s how to do it.

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  • Anti-Estrogens, Synthol, and Johnny Law

    In this issue: A fresh look at Proviron, anti-estrogens, Synthol, and avoiding the long arm of the law.

    Proper Back Position for Power

    One simple adjustment in your lower back position could allow you to start smashing personal records immediately.

    Leucine and Protein Synthesis

    Leucine is the key amino acid responsible for stimulating muscle protein synthesis. Here’s how to make it even better.

    The Four Types of Movements

    Simple adjustments to both your style and speed of training can take you closer to your goals, whether you're an MMA fighter or a powerlifter.

    The Ultimate Cardio Solution: Disclosed

    The fastest fat loss possible. The most muscle retention possible. Let's do it.

    Get More Nerve!

    There's one ridiculously simple way to guarantee muscle growth. Are you open-minded enough to try it?

    Iron Evolution – Phase 1

    To get strong, listen to a strong guy’s advice. Here’s what you can learn from Dave Tate’s early experiences under the bar.

    Relax... Women Prefer Low-Cortisol Men

    Studies show that women prefer men with high testosterone, but there’s more to the story. Check this out.

    Wasabi Glucosinolates

    You've probably never eaten wasabi, even if you think you have. That's too bad, because the real stuff might extend your life. Here’s how.

    Nutsack-Rated Nutrition 2

    A deeper look at the great hormones-in-milk scare and much more.

    DeFranco Prowler Training

    That which does not kill us makes us stronger... and faster, and bigger, and a hell of a lot tougher. Here’s how to use a pushing sled to get it all.

    Creatine for Athletes

    New research shows that creatine helps with concussions, temperature regulation, and recovery. Check it out.

    World's Simplest Training Template

    Most lifters try to progress in strength, hypertrophy, stretching, and conditioning at the same time. Huge mistake! Here's a better way to, well, get better.