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So you spend maybe 5 or 6 hours a week in the gym. How much of that time is spent snapping towels or playing the soap dish game in the locker room? If you plan just a little and cut out the wasted time, you might actually build a decent physique.

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3 Ways to Get Big!

Heavy lifting, volume work, and constant tension. Here’s how to program them all for maximum hypertrophy.

New Associations, New Muscle

Lots of the usual solid folksy wisdom from Dan John, but in addition, this article contained so many great training ideas that we dropped what we were doing and ran straight to the gym to try them. (Sorry Ma, we'll fix your dialysis machine tomorrow.)

Limiting Factors

Here are 5 reasons why you're still a weenie. There are probably a bunch more, but we didn't think your ego could handle that many at once.

Everything Is About to Change

Our most fundamental belief concerning weight lifting may be wrong. It could very well be that we have it backwards. Let the controversy begin!

How To Stimulate Maximal Fat Loss

Six ways to speed up fat loss, boost energy when dieting, and stay sane. Check ‘em out.

Mastering the Deadlift - Part 3

The complete guide to dominating the deadlift, from shoe selection to advanced training techniques.

Double Trouble Hypertrophy

Most of us poor slobs have jobs so we don't have the luxury of doing two-a-days, but we figure since it's summer there are a bunch of feckless college students out there doing one bong hit after another who just might be able to take advantage of this program.

The Everlasting Bond

Here's one of the most important benefits of training that many people overlook.

(De)-Constructing Computer Guy - Part 2

Got bad posture because you have to slave away in front of the computer all day? Here’s how to fix it.

Blood on the Barbell: Thibaudeau

There are times when the world is against you, when you girlfriend left you, your momma don't love you, and even your dog don't much care for you. That's when it's time for the mental therapy that only a brutal training session can provide.

Anabolic Pump Training

How to use ramp contractions and taper training to achieve a pump and thus trigger muscle growth.

Eat My Meat, The Sequel

Screw that Spiderman sequel! We've got the only sequel that matters: the next installment of Dave Tate's "Eat my Meat." Oh, and you'll want to get a bench shirt after looking at one of the pictures in this article, guaranteed.

Eat My Meat

Dave doesn't waste words. In fact, when he met his wife, he just pointed to what he wanted. Same thing with his articles. No build up. No smooth talking. He just gets right to the point.

How to Improve Your Fitness Literacy

More wisdom about life and lifting from Testosterone Nation's sage.

Are You Doing Stupid Stuff in the Gym?

A little analysis is always good. But there's a point at which more won't make you stronger, and may lead to a lot of wasted gym time. Here's why.

Question of Strength 38

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

7 Exercises From Thib's Toolbox

Nothing beats the basic compound movements, but sometimes you need specialize or work around a problem. These exercises will help you out.

Make it Harder

The Atomic Dog's out in the nuclear doghouse. (He chewed up Tim Patterson's favorite workout shirt.) As such, TC wrote a plain ol' regular training article instead of his usual hallucinogenic-mushroom fueled rant.

The 10 Rules of Corrective Lifting

Sure, this article is about a sometimes boring, often unsexy topic: injury prevention. But unlike most articles on the subject, this one contains plenty of info that'll help any lifter, regardless of whether his joints are bulletproof or not.

EPDS: 7 Causes and Cures

Extreme Performance Decline Syndrome (EPDS) sounds like a new social disease, but it really has to do with mid-set fatigue. Ever wonder why you can pump out 12 reps on the first set but then have trouble hitting 6 or 7 reps on the fifth set? Luckily, Joel Marion knows how to boost your performance.

Two-Day Workout

Between working 40-60 hours per week, carting the kids around, or being forced to take those swing dancing lessons you promised your girlfriend (we've all been there), the last thing on the "to do list" is going to the gym. Mr. G has the answer: the Two-Day Workout.

Question of Strength 37

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

Conquering Enemies of the Spine

Are you 30 years old but feel like you've got the spine of a 90-year-old well digger? Michael and Cassandra can cure what ails ya'. Practice their deloading drills regularly and your spine will soon be as straight and springy as a young poodle dog's tail.

A Return to Bodybuilding

We'll admit it, this interview bounces all over the place, but read it and you'll come out about 8 times smarter regarding bodybuilding (okay, maybe 7), plus you'll learn some new kick-ass exercises.