A lot of lifters think that hardgainers rank right up there with Big Foot and Nessie on the believability scale. Writer Phillip Nation begs to differ. He thinks that true hardgainers exist and, more importantly, can be cured.
Maybe you're a bodybuilder through and through, but you still ought to know how to do some of the "old time" training methods like the split style. Besides, it may just put on some muscle, and that ain't bad.
In part 2 of our training roundtable, our moderator asks Dave Tate whether you have to look strong to be strong, causing Dave Tate to get really red and start busting up stuff.
Is fructose as bad as some people say it is? Our nutrition experts have the answer.
A cadre of coaches discuss various bodybuilding and powerlifting topics, including the wisdom of trying to build size and strength at the same time, and the relative benefits of isolation movements vs. compound movements.
Finally, some ammo to use against those putzes who insist on benching with their feet in the air. Craig also makes the case that chin-ups are a better lat exercise than pull-ups. Let the arguments begin!
It's potentially the best hamstring exercise known to man, but it may also be the most difficult and the most humbling. Luckily, even doing it half-assed is hugely effective.
We love the workouts that make you ache, the ones that make you shake your fist at the heavens above. This one involves doing one-rep maxes with 60-second negatives, followed by some nice drop sets.
Most personal trainers couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel, so when it comes to squats and deadlifts, their advice is usually dead wrong.
How to make the best chicken you’ll ever eat. All it takes is love… and a hammer. Oh, and some violence. Check it out.
Life getting in the way of your gains? Keep making progress with these strategies.
This is going to be the best training year ever, only you're so jacked up you can barely go number two without having a troop of Boy Scouts lower you onto the toilet seat. Lifter, heal thyself!
From A to Z, Tony G's got some ideas about every bodybuilding, diet, and performance topic you can think of, not to mention some appealing notions about hottie Kate Beckinsale. A very cool, fun, and informative article.
If you need to decide what to eat, track down those foods in the proper amounts, and then finally take a bite – the chances of you skipping that meal are much higher. Here's how to take the thinking out of eating.
Our fat-loss panel shoots down just about every dieter's tip known to fat bastards the world wide. Fortunately, the single-digit body fat trio offers up a bunch of stuff that works, too.
It's the New Year, the traditional time to think about ditching all that blubber. What's the best way to do it, low carbs, low fat, low calories, exercise, supplements, or some novel approach?
It may just be the biggest of the big compound movements. Find out why this hellacious exercise is a favorite of Charles Poliquin!
Those guys who think planks and Bosu Ball triceps kickbacks are giving their core a good workout are poor, pathetic slobs. If you really want to work the core, you've got to raise the weight over your head.
Scott Abel says that maximum load isn't the same thing as maximum weight and he wonders why most people don't get this. How much you can lift isn't the deciding factor; the deciding factor is how much stress a muscle endures.
Your teacher always said that ditching math class would come back to bite you on the butt and she was right. Luckily, Nick Tumminello is here to show you how vector mathematics can improve your workouts. (Really.)
Bulking is dead. The new approach? Carb manipulation. Use food to get your body to release its own anabolic hormones. Here’s how.
No matter your age, it's a safe bet that you're occasionally banged up from lifting huge amounts of weight. That's okay, but you need to to do a "prehab deload" one week out of every four.
Testosterone is about to unveil a very cool new feature called "The Physique Clinic." This is where select T-Nation members will be personally coached by Christian Thibaudeau so that they can finally achieve their physique goals.
Those aches and pains, that annoying inflexibility, that injury that flares up whenever you try to deadlift a number that's higher than your IQ – all of it could be the result of tight or inflamed fascia.