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Jonny Bowden pulls out his nutritional whipping stick and whomps on NO2 products, trans fats, and even poor ol' cows.

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Bastards on Biceps

Four T Nation coaches (who are actually nice guys) debate biceps training. Read up. You’ll learn a lot.

The Tao of the Iron

Why a skinny and long-dead martial artist named Bruce Lee continues to intrigue and influence the bodybuilding world.

The Truth About Olympic Lifts

They can be a great tool for athletes and gym rats, as long as you know how to use them... and when to avoid them.

Fat, Weak, and Gassy Ain't Your Fault?

Dr. Bryan Walsh, the "go-to" guy for fat loss, says that being fat, having high cortisol, and being insufferably gassy can all be fixed with a few dietary tweaks.

A Novel Approach to Rest Periods

A 2-kilogram discuss traveled 140 feet through the air and landed in Dan John's skull. After that, he "rested" for five months. Now he has some interesting ideas about rest periods in general.

Sucker Punch: Alwyn Cosgrove

When you question a coach's values, you usually get some interesting answers, along with a fist in the eye.

Best of Quads

Five great exercises to hammer your quads. Some you know, some you don’t! Check ‘em out.

Final Solutions for Frustrated Lifters: Arms

Charles Poliquin answers your questions about arm training. Check it out.

The 4 Pillars of Strength Training

Weight training wisdom from Dan John, blended with cool techniques and routines that will make you want to rush off to the gym.

Mythbusters 7

Dave Tate and others weigh-in on the difference between "compound movements" and "isolation movements" and the necessity of eating 6 times a day.

Combat Psychology and Sports Performance

Use that thumping heart and that mad-dog-mean you feel to blast through any physical challenge.

Best of Chest

Five great pec exercises, some you’ve tried and some that may be brand new to you.

Mythbusters 6

So you think you're hot stuff cuz you load up the leg press with 16 plates? Too bad that translates to about as much weight as your grandma can lift.

My Greatest Gains Ever: Joe DeFranco

Find out what brutal mini-cycle Joe DeFranco used to add an inch to his legs in just three weeks!

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 2

Tough, tough love from 7 coaches; stuff that will make you pull the pillow over your head and shout, "no, no, no!"

Get Bigger By Doing Less

There's a term for people who don't do back-off weeks: pencil necked losers. Here's why you should do them and here's how to do them.

Best of Triceps

Seven proven exercises and training methods to add some size to your sad little triceps.

Cutting-Edge Muscle Science

Dr. Lowery white-knuckled his way around the country to get the first word about the research that could change the way you train.

Training Tips From A to Z

Tony is back with 26 new tips to advance your training and nutrition knowledge.

Hardball Nutrition for Muscle

Our panel of nutritional scientists answer your questions about protein, energy drinks, mass plans and more. Check it out.

Stronger Abs, Bigger Lifts

Good abs, along with looking purty, allow you to lift heavier weights and build bigger muscles. Here's how to make that core do more.

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  • Best of Biceps

    Nine biceps exercises proven to work better than standard curls.

    Add 20 Pounds to Your 1RM Today

    3 Tricks that can instantly add 20 to 40 pounds to your best previous lifts.

    Big Lats

    Stop sweating the small stuff when it comes to back training, and focus on your biggest, strongest, and most important upper-body muscles.