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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.

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Training Tips From A to Z

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

Bulletproof That Back

More ways to keep your back strong, healthy, and ready for more plates. Check it out.

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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  • 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.

    Mythbusters 5

    New views on the myth of steroids, the myth of overtraining, and the myth that Swiss balls are for pussies.

    Eat Your Lungs Out While Getting Leaner

    Science writer Gary Taubes has a simple message: Everything you think you know about diet is wrong.

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    6-Week Bench Press Cure

    This is the United States of America. Like it or not, the bench press will always be the most popular exercise. Too bad everyone sucks at it.

    Question of Nutrition 8

    Dr. Bowden weighs in on whether you can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time, the least-horrible fast foods, and drinking your own urine. Yes, really.

    Contrast Training for Strength, Size, and Power

    Teach your body some new tricks with these exercise pairs that combine strength with explosive power.

    Catching Up On Creatine

    Creatine has been around a while. From the best ways to use it to the best type to buy, here’s what we know now.

    Mythbusters 4

    Four top strength coaches reveal the truth about ab training, sprinting, rep ranges, and more.

    Bigger Muscles Through HFT

    A few cool tricks to help make High Frequency Training work for you.

    Question of Strength 49

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Five Habits of Defective Squatters

    The five most common squatting mistakes and how to fix them.

    Crossed Up by CrossFit

    A T Nation contributor goes undercover to score a coveted CrossFit certification. Here’s what happened.

    Most Brutal Training Camp on Earth

    T Nation journalist travels to Joe DeFranco's gym to train with NFL prospects and learns what it takes to get in the game.

    What Your Doc Doesn't Know About Weightlifting

    A recent graduate of medical school challenges the medical profession on several of its long-standing beliefs.

    Five New Exercises

    Five new ways to build muscle, increase strength, improve conditioning, and impress the know-it-alls in your gym.

    7 Rules for Building Your Body

    Something you can do at home for five minutes that will add size to your chest and upper arms. That plus lots of other cool stuff. Check out the list.

    Advice You Don't Want to Hear 1

    Chances are, you're either a fat bastard or a skinny slacker. Regardless, here's some advice that might get your mind (and body) right.

    Natural Male Enhancement

    The best way to get an X-shaped physique is to build up the rear delts, forearms, traps, and calves. Jimmy Smith tells you how.

    Mythbusters 3

    Are hard gainers stuck with skinny calves and forearms? Is lower always better on squats? Answers to these questions and more in the latest installment of our series.

    Explosive Training for Bodybuilders

    You can't develop a weak or unresponsive body part with the exact same training techniques that made it that way. So try this.