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It's not always a good idea to do deep squats, overhead presses, or dips, and why is it that fat-bastard bicyclists wear Spandex shorts anyhow? The answers to these mysteries and more in today's article.

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Uncontrollable Growth

Nutritionist Mike Roussell lays out some of the basics (and some of the not-so basics) for eating your way towards muscularity.

Variety and Rules for Progression

The real secret to building muscle and strength is to progress. You have to challenge your body and find ways to progressively ask more of it. Christian tells you how.

5 Great Secrets of Training Success

The cold hard truth about strength training that many people would rather not hear.

Fight the Injury Blues: Keep Lifting!

Your doctor just told you to take six weeks off from lifting. Screwwww him and the Lexus he rode in on! Here's how to heal that blown shoulder or hamstring while still making progress!

3 Tape Measures of Progress

Dan John wants to know if you're making progress. It seems the answer should be simple, but is it? Fortunately, the big guy offers up 3 unorthodox ways to gauge your answer. (Wait until you read about the "pencil test".)

Crack Open My Cranium

Crack open his cranium is exactly what some of you might want to do to Chad after reading this article. It seems the boy has gotten used to being flamed and now he's just beggin' for it!

More Tips from the Weightroom Floor

Jack Reape painted all his 2.5 and 5-pound plates pink. Is he light in the loafers, or does he have a more serious intent in mind?

Mystery Meat

Kevin Neeld gained 5 pounds in one single day using a very simple protocol. He's positive it's not fat, but beyond that, he's not sure what this "mystery meat" is comprised of.

My Five Ah-Ha! Moments

Tim's "Ah-Ha" moments have to do with the superiority of supersets over combination exercises, working abs first, the proper way to gain weight, debunking the stability ball myth, and a nifty little trick to make sure you're squatting low enough.

3 Mind Power Tricks

Three psychological concepts and ideas that can be applied to your physique transformation goals. Check ‘em out.

Maximal Force

You finished boozing it up over the holiday? Good. Cuz it's time to put what's left of your brain matter to use in understanding the nervous system and how utilizing it can make you stronger and better lookin'.

The Transformation of Bartl

How one man kicked drugs, lost fat, built muscle and transformed his life.

The Proactive Patient

Maybe you're not injured and you don't plan on being injured. (Ha!) Regardless, this article contains secrets to the weightlifting universe that will help you understand how the body works and, as they say, knowledge is power.

The 4 Stages of Mental Mastery

How to use neurolinguistic programming to reach your physique goals.

Creating a Training Effect When You're Injured

You may be hurt, but it doesn't mean you can't train. Tony Gentilcore tells you how to work out, scream a lot, and still get a training effect while you're injured.

Good Sh!t

Today's menu includes Low-Carb Red and Green Pizza, Baked Stuffed Apples, Baja Fish Tacos, and Pina Colada Protein Shakes. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who looks crappy without a shirt on.

Violent Variations - Part 4

We can always count on Christian to give us some great new movements that, in addition to spurring new muscle growth, will elicit bewildered stares from all the ACE certified trainers in the gym.

The Round-Up Interviews: Dave Tate

Big Dave Tate is a powerlifting icon and a successful businessman. He's also the least politically correct man in weightlifting and always a sure bet to scorch somebody's eardrums.

28 Days, 14 Missions, 1 Ripped Physique

Chris Shugart is giving you 14 missions to accomplish in 28 days. We will disavow any knowledge of your actions should you or any of your IM Force fail to get ripped. This post will self-destruct in 10 seconds.

Soy: What's the Big Deal?

Back in 1998, TC broke the story about the evils of soy, reporting how it might squelch Testosterone levels and even kill testicular cells. Have we found out more about soy? John Berardi and Ryan Andrews review the latest research.

Cosgrove's Five Ah-Ha! Moments

Every good trainer has that moment of clarity when something he thought was true is brought into question. Alwyn calls these mini-epiphanies "Ah-ha" moments. Here are five "Ah-ha" moments that might just change the way you think, too.

Up for a Quickie?

Christian serves up 3 innovative methods for taking your gains to new heights - one for biceps, one for arms in general, and a Bizarro World method that involves doing the opposite of everything you now do.

Nutrition Quest 4

In this column, Dr. Roussell answers your questions about fat burners and glucomannan.

Stealing From the Pros: Back Training

Sure all the pros are roided out to their mutant gills. That doesn't mean we can't still learn some incredibly valuable back-training tips by observing how the big bastards train.