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If a trainer were to come to us and say he had a method of ab training that would reduce the waist size of anyone in three weeks, we'd ask him what he was selling and then kick him out the door. Luckily, Don Alessi was a fast talker and before we could introduce him to the sidewalk, he'd convinced us that he had some pretty nifty ideas.

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TNT 2

In his first TNT article, big Dave Tate cut through the BS and dropped some great training info on us. This week Dave provides us with a few more explosive tips and tricks, this time for the more advanced trainee.

What Nerve!

Movements that "Trick" the Nervous System

The Two Faces of Juarez - Part 2

This is part two of an article about Chris Shugart and Cy Willson's trip into Mexico to check out the steroid scene and bordertown culture.

Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 4

Bring on the Pain

The Two Faces of Juarez - Part 1

This is part one of an article about Chris Shugart and Cy Willson's trip into Mexico to check out the steroid scene and bordertown culture.

CLA: Poison or Gift?

2001 International CLA Conference Report

  • CLA
  • Ancillary Circuits

    Admit it. A lot of times you plan your workouts around your major muscle groups and just "throw in" a few sets at the end for your ancillary muscles – calves, abs, and forearms.

    Recipes for Success 2

    More Dawg Food for T-Men

    Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 3

    Bring on the Pain-Upper Body

    Muscle Masochism! - Part 2

    Part 2 continues to look at muscle catabolism, in addition to giving you methods by which to conduct fiendish laboratory-like experiments on yourself!

    I Could Just Spit!

    The Joys of Salivary Hormone Testing

    The Land of Giants

    A behind the scenes look at the world of the strongman

    The Creation of a T-Man

    Want to find out what it really takes to build a great physique? Then take a peek into the training journal of someone who's already done it.

    60 Seconds of Pain

    Try something new, experiment, mix it up, sometimes let her get on top and hold the riding crop... well, you know what we mean.

    The Missing Ingredient

    Whether your main goal is fat loss or unadulterated muscle gain, here’s what you need to do.

    The Natural Man who Switched Colors

    Why would someone who once fervently rallied the industry against steroids eventually succumb to their call?

    Muscle Masochism! - Part 1

    Heavy weights. Forced reps. Negatives. They freakin' hurt. There's just no denying it. And yet we punish ourselves with these techniques like a bad boy at Mistress Cruella's House of Pain.

    Vitamins: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    Have you ever been in a health food store or drug store and found yourself staring at a multivitamin bottle and wondering what do all these "ABC's" do and how much of each do I really need? Hell, I have.

    TNT 1

    I've titled this article TNT (Tips-n-Tricks) for a very good reason. Many times it's the small things that make the biggest difference. Usually when reading a new book or article you walk away with one good idea. This one idea could've been presented in a paragraph or two. So I got to thinking, why not just provide all those great ideas in a format that cuts out the BS? What you're left with is pure TNT, the stuff great explosions are made of.

    The Turkish Get-up

    Given the fact that most people wouldn't dare deviate from the norm in the gym, they never try some of the coolest, most interesting exercises available.

    Big Bad Bench

    To bench big you have to have a plan. And if you've gone beyond beginner status that plan will have to be strategic. Start with this.

    Time To Explode!

    Reverse hypers and explosive standing calf raises

    Get a Grip

    Improve Your Grip Strength, Improve Your Physique

    Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 1

    Bring on the Pain-Upper Body