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    You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

    A muscle-numbing routine for the most spectacular, but often most-neglected body part.

    Pushing Back

    A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

    Massive Force

    This six-week program breaks some of the currently accepted rules for workout volume and duration. That's why you'll do more than 20 sets per workout and you'll train for 60 to 75 minutes.

    New Tools of Torture

    Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.

    22 More Random Thoughts

    Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.

    3 Simple Tips That Work

    Using dead stop movements to blow past a sticking point; how ab work has nothing to do with building a six-pack; and how you should blow-torch the treadmill and burn fat in a way that works.

    Question of Nutrition 2

    The truth about bulking diets, fasting, food allergies and more.

    Total-Body Arm Training

    Bodybuilding veteran Scott Abel (pictured) has a radical plan to turn arm day into the best fat-burning workout of the week.

    Beef Up Your Body Composition

    Muscle insulin sensitivity, lifting tempo, and how to use control days to maximize your mass phase.

    Making Gains With Pain

    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."

    Question of Nutrition 1

    Dr. Bowden answers questions about glycemic load, food and zits, fiber as a fat-loss supplement, the super spice turmeric, and more. Check it out.

    Get Off the Treadmill and Get Metabolic!

    Rachel Cosgrove's back with a metabolic circuit program that'll melt that fat off faster than any treadmill ever could.

    Jack Up Your Arms With Mechanical Drop Sets

    With mechanical drop sets, instead of reducing the load, you switch to a new but similar exercise by changing the grip, angle, etc. The result is a whole lot of burning and a whole lot of growth.

    Stripping Fat With Metabolic Pairings

    Drastically increase fat use for fuel by increasing energy expenditure and stimulating the release of free-fatty acids. Here’s how.

    5 More Common Technique Mistakes

    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.

    The Truth About Nutrition

    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.

    The Reality Show Mass Circuit

    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."

    Five Myths About Training Athletes

    Erick Minor's got a bone to pick: he keeps encountering personal trainers who make assertions about training athletes that just don't pan out in real life conditions, i.e. the gym and the athletic field.

    The Constant Tension Alternate Curl

    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.

    Modern Day Progressions

    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.

    I Hate Medium

    For someone who wants to lose fat, Dan can't imagine a more perfect week: Two days of locking down nutrition, two days of lifting, and a total of eight minutes getting the system to burn fat.

    Protein: More Muscle, Less Guesswork

    How to figure out how much protein you really need for muscle gain and fat loss.

    Hot Wheels in a Hurry

    You've spent the spring and summer training to look good on the beach. As a result, you now have the chest and arms of a silverback gorilla, but the thighs and calves of a pink flamingo. Time to fix that.