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Question of Nutrition 4

Does diet soda make you fat? Is chia better than flax? Will tuna make your mercury rise? Dr. Bowden has the answers.

Stopwatch Fat Loss and Double Trouble for Your Back

Nutritional tips for those who roll their eyes at the thought of counting, measuring, or recording anything, plus a cool new back exercise.

The American Dream, on Steroids

Director Chris Bell talks about Bigger Stronger Faster, the documentary that dares to ask why we condemn steroids while celebrating the accomplishments of those who use them.

Built for Show

In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Nate Green looks at the beliefs and behaviors that keep skinny guys skinny and fat guys fat.

Solutions to Lifting Problems

Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.

Fix That Weak Link!

Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

Muscle on a Budget 2

The economy is ailing, but that's no reason to quit your gym membership and eat out of dumpsters.

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

Pushing Back

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

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.

Caveman Speaks

One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.

Question of Nutrition 2

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

My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

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.

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.

The Five Elements of Program Dominance

Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.

The New Rules of Rest

Unbeknownst to most, rest periods are a critical part of defining the body you want, and there's actually a science behind it, too.

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.

Secrets of Plateau-Busting Nutrition

Pay attention to the details of your nutrition regime and watch your body respond. Here’s what to do.

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.