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Suicide by Squat

In his classic 1984 book, Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach, Fred Hatfield presented a model of training aimed at exploiting the adaptations provided by each of the three dominant rep ranges used in the strength training of that era (4-6, 10-12 and 20-25 reps).

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Violent Variations - Part 2

High Stimulation Training Methods for Enhanced Growth

The Education of a Powerlifter - Part 2

This is part 2 of a story about one man's journey into the cult of powerlifting.

The Warrior Nerd 3

Die, Vegetarian, Die!

'Roid Rebuttal

ESPN gets called out

The "Imperfect" Training Program

What if I told you that I had the perfect training program?

Massive Eating Reloaded - Part 1

An update to Dr. Berardi’s eating plan that called for high calories and a unique macro combining protocol. Check it out.

Poison Protein

Before it was a “health” food, soy protein was mainly used as cheap dog food filler. Here’s why you shouldn’t even feed it to your pooch.

The Warrior Nerd 2

Overtraining or Under-eating? Part Two

The Warrior Nerd 1

Overtraining or Under-eating? Part 1

The Cat's Lair 4

Q & A with John Paul Catanzaro

The Steroid Interviews - Professional Baseball

As part of an agreement with Testosterone Magazine, excerpts from my new book will be published in the coming months. These excerpts detail the use of performance enhancing drugs by elite athletes as well as those in non-athletic populations. The book looks at these drugs individually in a scientific manner, something not done to date by popular books on the subject or those less read books published for members of the scientific community.

Painless Carb Reduction

Two years ago my wife and I tried cyclic ketogenic dieting. We knew that many of the concepts behind these diets were valid but there was a practical, behavioral problem for us: we could no longer function as a stable, productive human beings on such low carb intakes.

Diet Planning for the Long Haul

Part Three of the Just Suck It Up Series

Anabolic Street - Part 2

An Exclusive Interview with Chris Street

Pendulum Bodybuilding

In my last article, Pendulum Training, I introduced the basic principles behind a new way to plan your workouts. This new way of thinking is based on a frequent pre-planned variation of training objectives and means.

Defeating Dietary Displacement - Part 2

Are dietary academic arguments making people even fatter? Intriguing info here.

December Diet Strategies

Thanksgiving was a fatty, sugary good time. I've never been one to do the old "modified recipe" thing when it comes to traditional holidays. Mashed potatoes and gravy, eggnog, pumpkin pie – it's all good to me.

Out of Kilter - Part 3

End needless knee pain!

Nobody Move!

As I sit here in the airport reflecting on my recent trip, I'm once again exposed to the reality that most Americans just don't move. At least not under their own power. Mostly we just like to sit motionless.

The Dark Side of College Football

In the 2001-2002 academic year, the NCAA spent almost three million dollars testing Division I and Division II football players for "anabolic agents, diuretics, and urine manipulators."

Sports Nutrition Smackdown

A raucous roundtable discussion with Jose Antonio, Doug Kalman, Chris Street, and Tim Ziegenfuss

The Creation Continues

About 2 years ago, we asked one of our resident nutrition and supplement gurus, John Berardi, to give us a peek into his training journal. While best known for dispersing dietary dogma, JB has built a rock-solid physique from countless hours of fraternizing with heavy dumbbells and barbells.

Out of Kilter - Part 2

No More Back Pain

Superman Sets

How to build power and functional hypertrophy with timed sets