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Our resident judge evaluates T NATION readers and shows them how to improve their physiques! This time Clay evaluates a wanna-be competitive bodybuilder and a smoking hot figure competitor.

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Nutritional Leverage with Shelby Starnes 2

A bodybuilding diet expert answers all your questions, covering everything from cheat meals to how to measure body fat. Check it out.

Exercise Progressions for Bigger Pulls

Slow down there, Hoss; you can't start pulling heavy weights from the get-go. Let us show you the proper progressions to make your deadlift truly worthwhile.

The Tao of Cressey

The perfect deadlift, a sample week of training, baseball talk, and Cressey admits to doing curls.

Brain Blast 5

Steroids, cannibalism, sex cults, big benchin', and rule breakin'. Sounds like business as usual here at T Nation!

Unconventional Workout - Biceps

Got a set of biceps that haven't grown since the Clinton years? Well, put down that cigar and start stretching some shirtsleeves.

Timed Circuits

Did all that holiday snacking leave you stretching the seams on your Santa suit? Coach Chris Bathke has what you need to get back into fighting shape, fast.

Sucker Punch: Jason Ferruggia

One of the most outspoken trainers in the industry comes out swinging against strength training convention.

Dirty Nutrition 4

From the differences between protein powders, to CoQ10 as a muscle builder, to how often you should poop, Dr. Bowden covers it all!

Blood and Chalk 3

The original Bad Santa reveals the best assistance lifts, the best posterior chain movements, and the merits of the box squat as opposed to the standard squat.

T Nation Twitter - Cool Tricks Edition

The T Nation coaches offer up some cool tricks to make your next workout a memorable one.

T Nation Twitter - The Magic Five

Got only enough room in your cupboard for five foods or supplements? What, are you renting a single-family cave in Tora Bora?

Four Secrets to Beating Stress to Build Muscle

Stress can rob you of your gains. Here's how to prevent it.

The Tao of Martin Rooney

Too often we get lost in the insignificant stuff. We need to step back and look at the big picture. What are we trying to do? Grow bigger muscles and become indestructible, of course.

Three Work-Arounds for Physique Success

Get bigger legs when you can't squat. Build muscle when you can't even hold on to weights. Get leaner when cardio stops working. Nick T. shows you how.

T Nation Twitter - Calves Edition

Got barely enough time to check your email? The T NATION coaches serve up some savory knowledge about calf training, quick, fast, and in a hurry.

The Body Shop 2

Our expert physique judge tells T NATION readers where their physiques shine and where they suck. How do you stack up?

Seven Things You Need to Know About Carbs

Carbs will help you build slabs and slabs of muscle, or make you so fat that you'll give your bathtub stretch marks. Dr. Lowery is here to clear up the confusion.

Exercises You've Never Tried 20

If your progress has stalled or you just need a new challenge, here are ten exercises to try out you may not have ever seen before.

Five Deadly Strength Errors

Been a while since you've added some plates to the bar? See if you've fallen victim to one of the five deadly strength errors and learn how to fix it.

In the Trenches 2

Jim Wendler, Scott Abel, Dan John, Lonnie Lowery, and Shelby Starnes talk about some of their most fulfilling "case studies."

Blood and Chalk 2

The Hellraiser returns with answers about bands and chains, reverse hypers, assistance moves for the squat, mixed-grip lifting, and lots more topics.

Are Omega-6 Fats Really That Bad?

You pop Omega-3's like Pez candy, but avoid Omega-6's like candy corn. Maybe it's time to use both.

The Body Shop 1

Dr. Clay Hyght helps sculpt the bodies of a few lucky T NATION readers by diagnosing their weaknesses and telling them how to fix them.