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What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.

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Diary of a Steroid User 5

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

Old School Soldier

Sometimes it's really interesting to dig into the microscopic details of training and nutrition, to dissect the body of academia and examine every little study. That's how we learn things. That's how we refine the science that later helps us get bigger and stronger and leaner.

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.

Goal Setting for Hard Asses

Achieve your goals or eat Alpo!

My, That's A Nice Snatch You Have... 1

In the first installment of this article, I discussed the various benefits of the snatch and I also hinted at the large number of possible snatch variations.

Exercises You've Never Tried 9

Break out of your training rut and adopt some challenging new exercises. Here are 8 to test out.

The Science of Nutrient Timing – 1

Getting the physique you want is about much more than calories in, calories out. You also need to think about the Energy Phase and the Anabolic Phase.

Poison Protein

Before it was a “health” food, soy protein was mainly used as cheap dog food filler. Here’s why you shouldn’t even feed it to your pooch.

The Pro-Maker

Joe DeFranco is a busy man. Right now he's training sixty high school athletes, thirty college athletes, and ten professionals. NFL agents keep his phone ringing all day long

Two Fisted T-Man

Bas Rutten might just be the ultimate T-man. This 6'1", 220-pounder is a former Ultimate Fighting Champion and three time King of Pancrase.

Defeating Dietary Displacement - Part 2

Are dietary academic arguments making people even fatter? Intriguing info here.

Mega-Shoulder Glider 2004

A Revolutionary Training Apparatus!

The Big Sleep - Part 1

Snooze Your Way to Bigger Muscles and Less Fat!

Part-Time Beast

Big Time Gains for the Part-Time Lifter

Dear Mom and Dad

Some people (like maybe your mom or dad) are still worried about high protein diets blowing up your kidneys. Here's why they have nothing to worry about.

Ab Training for Athletes and Babehounds, 2K3

New exercises, new format, new pain!

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  • Under the Big Iron

    An interview with champion powerlifter Mike Miller

    Diversity for Hypertrophy

    Extreme Diversity for Extreme Muscle Growth!

    Temporal Nutrition - Part 2

    We can't escape the clock, as hormones and blood constituents rise and fall throughout the day, as does our glucose tolerance. In fact, glucose tolerance can become so poor in the evening, researchers have related it to Type II diabetes!

    Triple Decker Delts

    What would you give to have delts so big and wide that you had to strip naked and coat yourself with lard before being able to pass from room to room?

    The Cheater's Diet

    A Complete Program to Maximize Your Cutting Cycles

    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.

    GH: The Untold Story

    How to lose fat and gain muscle with low doses of growth hormone

    More Can Be Better!

    Why you should train each muscle group more than once a week