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18 TAT (Tension Alteration Technique) Movements

Tom Furman unearths and revitalizes an old forgotten technique to extend sets. Remember not to kill the messenger when the paralyzing pain hits you.

The Jungle Gym and Malaria

Craig Weller seems to have figured out the answer to two of the problems he faces almost every time he's deployed to some 3rd world country: how to keep working out and how to avoid malaria.

Gettin' MASSive With Food

Some time-honored and battle-tested ideas for packing on the muscle meat, along with some incredibly calorie-dense food and shake recipes.

Iron Evolution – Phase 2

Zubaz pants, Hotskinz tights, and matching fanny packs. Dave Tate survived bodybuilding in the '80s - and learned a few things along the way, too.

Shattering Your Plateaus in 3 Steps

A short, simple, brilliantly logical program for busting through training plateaus.

The Four Types of Movements

Simple adjustments to both your style and speed of training can take you closer to your goals, whether you're an MMA fighter or a powerlifter.

Get More Nerve!

There's one ridiculously simple way to guarantee muscle growth. Are you open-minded enough to try it?

Iron Evolution – Phase 1

To get strong, listen to a strong guy’s advice. Here’s what you can learn from Dave Tate’s early experiences under the bar.

Relax... Women Prefer Low-Cortisol Men

Studies show that women prefer men with high testosterone, but there’s more to the story. Check this out.

Wasabi Glucosinolates

You've probably never eaten wasabi, even if you think you have. That's too bad, because the real stuff might extend your life. Here’s how.

Fish Oil: Gender Matters

Research suggests males and females respond differently to DHA and EPA supplementation. Details here.

Resveratrol Decreases Fat Storage

If obesity is a disease of inflammation, resveratrol is one key piece of the anti-inflammatory puzzle.

Citrulline Helps Muscle Recover Faster

Citrulline protects muscles from fatiguing and helps them recover faster from intense exercise. Here’s where to get it.

Strong Mind, Stronger Body

The difference between a high-performance body and a slow, chubby body is all in your head... literally.

Pulse Fast For Mass Phases

Fasting isn't just for skinny chicks. Build muscle without gaining fat. Here's how.

Five Movements to Make You Hate Life

Learn how to do the goblet squat with pulse, the anterior loaded barbell step-up, and other movements that will make you monetarily hate life.

Alpha Male Potentiates Muscle Growth

A unique way to use T boosters to get even better results from your workouts. Check it out.

Samurai Strategies for Strength 3

Learn your competitors' weaknesses and exploit them. Learn your own weaknesses and correct them.

Samurai Strategies for Strength 2

Samurai-tested strategies for not only setting goals, but actually achieving them.

Morphing From Blobby Bodybuilder to Bad Ass

After getting bored of bodybuilding, one lifter transitioned into a highly-conditioned athlete. Here’s what he learned along the way.

Nutritional Leverage: Dieting Edition

Ketogenic diets, cheat meals, fat loss plateaus, and blowing your diet straight to hell. Isn't this fat loss thing supposed to be simple?

Breathe, Stupid, Breathe!

The vast majority of people don't know how to breathe properly, and it's hurting them. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Tell if Your Exercises Suck

A fast and effective way to separate the best exercises from the rest of the weak sauce pretenders.

To Eat Organic or Not: Meat

Grass fed vs. corn fed, organic vs. natural, and wild vs. farmed. What should you be eating? Get the facts.