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High intensity vs. volume training. Olympic lifting vs. powerlifting. High intensity cardio vs. low intensity cardio. The list of debates and disputes in this field goes on and on, and perhaps the most disputed area is abdominal training.

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    To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.

    Questions and Answers About Spike

    Energy, intensity, concentration, drive, power, confidence, even euphoria!

    Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 2

    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.

    The Sacked Back - Part 1

    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?

    Consumer Alert: The NO2/Arginine Scam - Part 2

    Are you still using arginine-based nitric-oxide supplements? You’re wasting money. Here’s why.

    Consumer Alert: The NO2/Arginine Scam - Part 1

    NO2 supplements are still popular, which is weird because, well, they don’t work. Here’s why.

    Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 1

    For several years, I was the Watson to Strength Coach Charles Poliquin's Sherlock Holmes. I chronicled his theories, revelations and discoveries. I like to think I played a small part in his success but in all probability, guys like Charles don't need any help; they get famous all on their own.

    The Taste of Success

    "Are you kidding, JB? You expect me to eat this stuff? Where's the taste? Where's the variety!?"

    7 Secrets to Rapid Recovery

    You get gains by balancing training stress and recovery. Here’s how to recover faster so you can train harder.

    Junk Training

    A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson

    Cardio Confusion

    Cardio steals your gains, bro! Or does it? Here’s what strength and power athletes really need to know.

    Back Off and Grow!

    The Most Important Thing I Know About Training

    Eat It

    Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!

    Customized Volume Training

    Personalize high volume training for your body type and get maximum gains in size and strength. Get the details here.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 13

    Thirteen interesting exercises you've probably never tried: new movements that'll break you out of your training rut and infuse some diversity into your workouts.

    The Cat's Lair 6

    What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.

    8 Weeks to a Record Bench

    A bench press specialization cycle that'll drastically improve your max bench.

    10 Mistakes Coaches Make

    The Blind Leading the Blind

    Shoulder the Load

    Since I've started writing for the T-Nation, I've gotten 100's of e-mails asking me varying questions about the rotator cuff and its many somewhat magical qualities. While it may not be as cool as big quads or a great set of guns, a well-developed rotator cuff is sexy in its own, injury-free kind of way.

    Dan John's Top 10 Tips

    This legendary strength coach shares wisdom on lifting, living, and learning. Apply it all and you'll perform better than you ever have.

    Long Haul Training

    Gary Homann isn't your garden variety weightlifter. Sure, he's 180 pounds at 6% body fat. Sure, he had the best 500 meter indoor rowing time in the world last year in his class and he's been an ACSM certified health and fitness instructor for the past nine years. But Gary's also got a Master's degree in applied health psychology and is currently working on finishing his Ph.D. in psychology.

    Neanderthal No More - Part 5

    The complete, head-to-toe guide to fixing your bad posture. Check it out.

    Diary of a Steroid User 5

    A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.