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But wouldn't it have been nice if we would've had a mentor, some experienced lifter to teach us how to squat and eat right? He would have saved us from years of slow gains.

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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.

Workout Du Jour 3

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.

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.

Limping Into November - 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.

Smart Training 1

The old adage goes something like this: Two guys try to chop down a tree. One is using an axe, and the other is using a sledgehammer. Both are working hard, but only one is working smart.

Limping Into November - 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.

Eat Like a Man, Part 2

It didn't hit me until that first week in the grocery store. There I was with a shopping cart full of eggs, hamburger, sausage, huge blocks of cheese, and an entire cow.

Limping into October - Part 2

By now, you should have at least tried the leg workout that I described in Part 1 of this article posted last week. If all is well, you should be feeling really bad because your legs hurt so much.

Limping into October - Part 1

The following article is Part I of a two-part leg training article that's very different from anything you've ever done.

An Interview With Dr. Joey Antonio

The following is the written transcript of TC's Audio Interview with Jose Antonio, PhD.

Poetry in Motion 3

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

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 24

Football season is coming up. I'm still a few pounds underweight and need to gain weight fast. Any tricks that can put me in an anabolic state faster?

Testosterone's Guide to the Warrior Diet

I don't like a lot of complicated instructions. Stuff like that really makes me mad and prevents me from getting involved. So, after analyzing the Warrior Diet, I've put together a simple guide on how to get started.

The Lost Art of the Finisher

Think back to the time when you had the most fun in the gym. That's right - fun! What's the last thing you did at the gym that could be described as "having a good time?"

Question of Strength 23

There's an epidemic at my gym. Everyone and their mother seems to be doing all of their exercises on a Swiss ball.

The Real Miracle Worker

Back in my small hometown in Texas, some of the more eccentric churches would hold these great tent revivals. Even if we didn't like their particular style of religion, we would still sit out in our cars and watch just for the sheer entertainment value of the show.

Resurrecting the Oak - Part 1

Arnold Schwarzenegger did a lot of things wrong. He performed endless sets of leg extensions thinking that he was "cutting up" his thighs. He believed that pullovers would spread the rib cage and pull-ups would widen the shoulder girdle by spreading the scapulae.

Question of Strength 21

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

Four Seconds to More Productive Workouts

I think it's a safe bet that at least 50% of bodybuilders are making one little mistake that, in effect, is making most or all of their workouts a waste of time.

Can't Add Size to Your Biceps?

Direct grip and forearm training can be just what you need when arm gains have stalled out. Here’s why, plus a full training program to get you started.

Question of Strength 20

I've heard and read tons about how you need to change your routine frequently in order to obtain maximal results. However, I am a creature of habit (no, not a nun).

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?

The Oscillating Wave Program Part 2

Exactly three weeks ago, I posted an article I called The Oscillating Wave Program.