Some of you might have enjoyed the Diary of a Steroid User series as much as I did. It was an interesting, unapologetic, honest portrait of what it's like when an average Joe uses steroids. But however much I enjoyed it, I cringed when I read some of the "pyramid" workouts outlined by the anonymous author
It's high time we cleared the air regarding inflammation and all of the nasty consequences thereof. I've been preaching this stuff as an underlying theme throughout much of my writing, since first coming to T-mag (now T-Nation) a few years ago.
The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.
An interview with gastrointestinal expert, Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, LDN
What you're about to read is a protein needs debate between John Berardi, Ph.D. of the University of Texas at Austin and Stuart Phillips, Ph.D. of McMaster University in Ontario.
Sometimes it's fun to drop the heavy scientific jargon and just deliver the bare factoids and helpful tips. Check these out.
A regular Joe uses steroids and keeps a diary. Controversy ensues.
Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
Skinny legs are the norm among men. Don't be normal. Here's what to do.
Instead of using one dimensional thinking and throwing rocks by doing cyclical modes of cardio, why not try to cover as many needs as possible in a short period of time with a circuit of exercises?
Advanced Bench Press Strategies
Tried everything to get your arms to grow? No, no you haven’t. Check out these training methods.
It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.
Are antioxidants (gasp!) dangerous? Here’s what you need to know.
We have some good news for you. The New Year's resolution crowd, famous for clogging up the gym for the first two months of every year, is starting to dwindle. As they devolve back into their sedentary lifestyles, you have the opportunity to evolve your training program to reach even greater heights. In this series, we'll show you how!
An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist
There's something special about a firm and flat midsection. Your abdominals attract attention like nothing else.
It happens every time I write an article or give a workshop. Someone asks me, "So, uh, Dan, do you think I should do it five times a week or should I do it twice a day?" It doesn't matter what "it" is – one arm lifts, Tabata front squats, Olympic lifts–I always get the same perplexing response.
"Ms. Beast" tells how to develop a shapely, firm physique
In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.
First, a lesson in muscle hypertrophy. Then, a training plan that takes all that science and puts it into a training plan that you can personalize to fit your needs. Check it out.
We're going to zoom off into the stratosphere with some nutritional modalities and, for lack of a better word, treatments that are new, wild and downright exciting.
It's the sound you never want to hear when weight training. Sometimes you feel it immediately; sometimes you sense something happen but it takes a few hours for the full impact to hit you. Either way you've injured your back. The big question is, what do you do?