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The Post-Workout Resurgence

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

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.

Massive Cooking

Healthy, muscle-building food doesn't have to be bland and boring. These cooking tips are worth learning. Check 'em out.

Glutamine: Destroying the Dogma - Part 1

Does glutamine live up to the hype? Not really. Here’s why.

The Microcurrent Revolution

Another piece of the bodybuilding puzzle?

Lateral Thinking for Wide Shoulders

The lateral raise seems like such a simple exercise. How many variations can there possibly be? Well, the answer to that question, as I'll soon show you, is "Plenty"!

The Caffeine Roundtable

You think "roid rage" is bad? Try taking away a habitual coffee drinker's morning java, then see what happens! Trust me, I've seen it and it ain't pretty.

The Thailand Trilogy - Part 3

Steroid Vacation

Bonehead Nutrition

The five most common nutrition mistakes made by lifters and wannabe bodybuilders.

Body Composition For Beginners - Part 2

Unfortunately, most of the methods usually used to determine body fat are woefully inadequate and rife with potential problems.

Body Composition For Beginners - Part 1

The measurement of body composition is an inexact science, and outside the laboratory, it becomes an even more inexact science.

Escalating Density Training - Phase 2

"The sheer effectiveness and brutality of the EDT program does not come across in the written word. This is a TOTAL gym experience"

CLA: Poison or Gift?

2001 International CLA Conference Report

  • CLA
  • Ancillary Circuits

    Admit it. A lot of times you plan your workouts around your major muscle groups and just "throw in" a few sets at the end for your ancillary muscles – calves, abs, and forearms.

    Great Ass Lunges

    The glutes play a larger role in sports performance than just keeping your jock from falling down. As part of your posterior chain of muscles, properly trained glutes can help you jump higher and sprint faster.

    Convergent Phase Training

    One of my central operating paradigms is the realization that all methods, devices, philosophies and techniques involved in strength training have specific benefits and drawbacks. If your training lacks sufficient diversity, you'll accumulate the drawbacks and habituate to the benefits. And that ain't good.

    Advanced Leg Training - Stage 1

    Bring the Pain – Part II

    Liver Paté

    The Care and Feeding of the Liver

    The Fountain of GH

    The year was 1513. Don Juan Ponce de Leon, better known as "Pump" in transcontinental travel circles, was on a seemingly hopeless mission. Pump de Leon, after numerous world travels, many bodybuilding titles, and huge prize monies, had set out to find the fountain of GH.

    Quality Has a Quantity All Its Own

    Training to failure... is it really necessary?

    Train Right for Your Type

    The subject of muscle fiber types and their role in weight training can be a complicated and sometimes confusing issue. Here's a quick and, admittedly, very general primer.

    The Forbidden Fruit?

    Some fitness experts say to avoid fruit to lose fat. Do they have a point? Here’s the real story.