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Atomic Dog: Top Ten Testosterone Facts

Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.

The Protein Debate

What you're about to read is a protein needs debate between John Berardi, Ph.D. of the University of Texas at Austin and Stuart Phillips, Ph.D. of McMaster University in Ontario.

Pillars of Strength

Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.

Arm Yourself!

Tried everything to get your arms to grow? No, no you haven’t. Check out these training methods.

The Secret Weapon

An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 3

To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.

Questions and Answers About Spike

Energy, intensity, concentration, drive, power, confidence, even euphoria!

7 Secrets to Rapid Recovery

You get gains by balancing training stress and recovery. Here’s how to recover faster so you can train harder.

Back Off and Grow!

The Most Important Thing I Know About Training

Eat It

Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!

10 Mistakes Coaches Make

The Blind Leading the Blind

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.

Training for Easy-Hard Gainers 2

Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.

Berardi's Top 10 Tips

Dr. Berardi shares his best training, diet, and planning tips for serious lifters and athletes.

It’s Not About the Food – Part 1

Better nutrition is more about altering lifestyle habits and less about the food. Here’s why.

10 Training Myths Exposed!

Nothin' but the Truth!

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!

Bodybuilding in a Low-Carb World

Low-carb hype rules the day.

The Stretching Roundtable - Part 1

Stretching is a lot like flossing. We know we should do it, we know it's beneficial, but a lot of us don't do it very often or very well.

Berardi’s Kitchen - Part 1

A diet expert shares his food rules for staying lean and building muscle. Check it out.

The Mutation Series - Part 1

Ready to undergo a major mutation of body composition? Here are weeks one through three of your next big transformation.

How to Eat Like a Man

I've been brought back to the basics of solid–one might even say "manly"–nutrition too many times lately for it not to affect my writing.

The Warrior Nerd 3

Die, Vegetarian, Die!