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The Little Black Book of Training Methods

A lot of you have been training for years, and as such have experimented with dozens of training methods. Most are probably long since forgotten, like the girl with the braces and padded bra that you dated once or twice back in high school. There wasn't any chemistry and you went your separate ways.

Made to Order Muscle

Can you really change the shape of a muscle?

Quality Has a Quantity All Its Own

Training to failure... is it really necessary?

Pattern Overload - Part 2

When I first approached corrective and performance exercise specialist Paul Chek about writing for Testosterone, his first concern was whether I'd choose to soft-peddle his article. In other words, he was worried that I'd try to "dumb down" his material.

Pattern Overload - Part 1

When I first approached corrective and performance exercise specialist Paul Chek about writing for Testosterone, his first concern was whether I'd choose to soft-peddle his article. In other words, he was worried that I'd try to "dumb down" his material.

Question of Strength 33

I've often heard that athletes should perform their lifts standing up when appropriate. For example, they should always stand when performing overhead presses for shoulders.

Twelve Weeks to Super Strength - Phase 4

If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?

Man on a Mission

If dietary fat had a different name than bodyfat, maybe fewer people would be fat "phobic." To the general public, the very word "fat" carries a negative connotation.

Question of Strength 28

I have good levels of strength, but because I'm in chiropractic college, I'm rather limited in the amount of time that I can train. I would like to gain a few pounds over the school year, and I don't want do any of those wussy Stuart McRobert routines where my arms will shrink to what you refer to as the "eleventeen-inch" mark. Any suggestions for a a routine?

Limping Into the New Millennium - Part 2

In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.

Limping Into the New Millennium - Part 1

In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.

Limping Into December - Part 1

In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.

Smart Training 2

Dr. Ken Kinakin, much like Dr. Mike Leahy, knows your pain. In fact, he's made a living off of it. The doc is one of the best in the world at devising training protocols to help make you injury-proof. Yeah, he likes bodybuilding and powerlifting routines, too, but when it comes to figuring out how to fix what ails ya', he's one of the best.

Youth Gone Wild

Note: While this article is geared toward teenagers, the info that it contains will be helpful for anyone who's new to weight training.

Question of Strength 21

I've searched your site and haven't really found anything about how to train shoulders. Any tips or suggestions?

Question of Strength 19

When training twice a day, can you train only one muscle group for that day or can you train two, such as a pair of antagonists like chest and back?

Question of Strength 15

I would like to start your GVT in a few weeks. Should I take some time off after a high-intensity cycle before I begin it? And what should I do during that period?

Question of Strength 13

I love squatting, but when I go heavy (5 RM or less), I get freaked out, and I think this fear is somehow inhibiting my success in the movement. Any ideas as to how I can get around it?

Variations on a Theme

There are scores of biceps movements. Furthermore, there are hundreds of ways to do those biceps movements. The trouble is, unless you're involved in this business full-time, you tend to adopt certain exercises and do them over and over again, to the exclusion of all others.

The Nausea Workout

It's a hot Saturday in the Colorado Rockies and I'm at the office trying to think of a topic for an article. I've been sitting here for hours, just staring into the computer screen.

Poetry in Motion 1

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

A Simpleton's Guide to Charles Poliquin's Training Principles 2

In Part I of this article, I carefully picked out seven of Charles Poliquin's principles and tried to make them a little easier to understand. Of course, as I mentioned, picking out only seven was a little like trying to pick my top seven favorite Hanson songs?okay, bad analogy.

Strong Medicine

In the old days, whenever a doctor said something anything it was pretty much taken as gospel. After all, they're all incredibly bright, they all pull down some serious cash, and, well, they're doctors.

The Five Percent Solution

I too have my own version of the seven percent solution, only it has nothing to do with illegal opiates. Instead, it has to do with rep schemes. I call it my Five Percent Solution.