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The First Stop on the Road to Muscle

Welcome, my friends, to grocery shopping with T-Nation.

First Person: The Spike Odyssey

What happens when you take the super-stimulant Spike and hit the gym? Here’s one guy’s experience.

You're a Yo-Yo Dieter!

What do competitive physique athletes and sedentary housewives have in common? They’re both yo-yo dieters and suffer the same health issues because of it. Here’s how to avoid the problems.

Exercises You've Never Tried 14

Add a few of these unique exercises to your training program to liven up your next workout.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 6

This Tool Box series has become one of my most popular article sets to date, so why break with what's working? Here's the latest installment of this series designed to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and learn the finer points of strength development.

Powerlifting for Bodybuilders

What can bodybuilders learn from powerlifters? A lot actually. Here are 6 examples.

Beach Training for Performance-Oriented Lifters

"Bodybuilding training? No way! Not for me! I'm training only for strength and function," said the huge sumbitch after deadlifting a load that was roughly equivalent to a Sherman tank.

Inflammatory Comments 2

If you're ready for another inflammatory and quite possibly insulting article on how we might tweak our diets to reduce the insidious nature of inflammation, read on.

Deadlifting for Stubby Guys

Big Numbers for the Mechanically Disadvantaged Lifter

Something VERY Cool

I'm not sure there's anyone who hates TV commercials more than I do.

Meet Eric Cressey

Ten years ago, most people who trained with weights had never heard of a "strength coach." Oh sure, there were sports coaches who worked with athletes on performance. And there were famous bodybuilders who theorized on hypertrophy methods in the magazines.

Nutrition vs. Injury

A journey through bodybuilding injury.

Continuum Training 2

Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design

Continuum Training 1

Understanding Various Strength Training Continuums for Optimal Conjugate Design

The F-Word

Despite years of anti-fat sentiment, it's becoming clear that the right kinds of fats can make you healthier, smarter, more muscular, and leaner.

28 Synergistic Factors for Success

There's no such thing as isolation in training or in life. Everything you do, have done, and will do, affects everything else. Success is a synergistic – not additive – phenomenon.

Primed For Muscle

Maximizing the neuromuscular system for greater hypertrophy.

Blood & Guts (Mostly Guts)

An interview with gastrointestinal expert, Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, LDN

7 Naked Nutrition Tips

Sometimes it's fun to drop the heavy scientific jargon and just deliver the bare factoids and helpful tips. Check these out.

500 the Hard Way

Advanced Bench Press Strategies

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 3

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

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?

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.