A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.
One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.
As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.
Muscle insulin sensitivity, lifting tempo, and how to use control days to maximize your mass phase.
You're doing your mobility drills and foam-roller work, but you're still in pain. If that sounds like you, maybe you need "muscle activation training."
Faulty lunges, squats, and stretches can make you worse off than you were before entering the gym. Check these out before it's too late.
Pay attention to the details of your nutrition regime and watch your body respond. Here’s what to do.
Eureka! A mainstream nutrition book that pretty much agrees with everything T-Nation's been preaching about for the last 10 years! Chris Shugart interviews the wise, wise author.
This week Thibs presents a "Survivor" inspired workout where you do four basic strength-exercises in a circuit. As soon as you reach failure on a particular movement, it gets "voted off the island."
There are 3 ways to simulate growth: Inflict structural damage, increase neural activation, or prevent blood and oxygen from entering the muscle during a set. Few exercises do all three, but the constant tension alternate curl does.
You have to constantly force your body to do what it's not used to doing. Here are two progression methods that'll stick a firecracker up your lazy butt.
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.
The cold hard truth about strength training that many people would rather not hear.
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.
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.
Three psychological concepts and ideas that can be applied to your physique transformation goals. Check ‘em out.
Mike Mahler knows a lot of training bad asses but he thinks they're complete pushovers in their personal life. They avoid risk and couldn't make a tough decision if their lives depended on it. He wants to change that.
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.
It's hard to work fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially vegetables. It's not like you can add spinach or broccoli sprouts to muffins, cheesecakes, and pancakes... or can you?
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.
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.
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.
The epic roundtable concludes with a discussion of nutrition, supplementation, and recovery, along with some final thoughts and musings by Clay Hyght on why "girls like guys who take them for granted."
In part 2 of our training roundtable, our moderator asks Dave Tate whether you have to look strong to be strong, causing Dave Tate to get really red and start busting up stuff.