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Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 1

For several years, I was the Watson to Strength Coach Charles Poliquin's Sherlock Holmes. I chronicled his theories, revelations and discoveries. I like to think I played a small part in his success but in all probability, guys like Charles don't need any help; they get famous all on their own.

Junk Training

A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson

Bottoms Up Training

It seems that in every family there's always a black sheep, someone who just doesn't quite fit in with the rest. It might be your crazy Aunt Sally who's run off and joined a cult, or maybe your family has its own cousin Eddie of National Lampoon "Vacation" fame.

Diary of a Steroid User 5

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

How to Fight "All Show and No Go" Syndrome

his article is for those veteran trainers who have built a fair amount of size: are you seduced by mass to the exception of everything else?

The History Of Dieting and Take Home Lessons

Moderation and Glazed Doughnuts

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.

20 Pounds of Untapped Muscle

This posterior chain program might just give it to you!

10 Important Lessons

Coach Staley provides his best tips that have made the greatest impact on how he thinks and trains. Check it out.

10 Iron Game Lessons

The whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I've learned about training.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 2

Over the past few years I've seen many lifters and coaches discussing the seemingly strange movements I prescribe for strength development. Many of these guys are grasping the big picture but missing many of the finer points. To remedy this, I've written this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.

Copland Training - Part 1

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

Hunters And Scavengers

The other day while standing in the checkout line at the local supermarket, I noticed a woman feverishly scratching one of those scratch-off lottery ticket thingies. I don't know what they're actually called, but I'm sure you've seen them.

Designer Athletes

This article is going to give you a basic off-season template and the options necessary to build freaky athletes.

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 4

When you’re near the end of a strict competition-style diet, extreme measures are often needed. Try these tricks out.

The Mutation Series - Part 2

Get ready to mutate, in a good way. Here’s weeks 4-6 of a Coach Thibaudeau’s 12-week transformation plan.

15 Tips for Success

The older and wiser you get, the more you start to realize there are certain "universalities" common to successful outcomes in all of life's endeavors. These realizations are as certain as the law of gravity, albeit less obvious. You should know and understand these common threads because they make success less random and more predictable.

The Cat's Lair 5

Q & A with John Paul Catanzaro

High Performance Nutrition Made Easy

I'm going to spare you nutrition intricacies like the latest information on Glut-4 transporter translocation and just give you the Cliff's Notes–or Clay's Notes–on how to piece together meals and eating plans that'll help you achieve your physique and/or strength goals.

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 2

This is part 2 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

'Roid Rebuttal

ESPN gets called out

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.

Anabolic Street - Part 1

An Exclusive Interview with Chris Street