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.
Some of you might have enjoyed the Diary of a Steroid User series as much as I did. It was an interesting, unapologetic, honest portrait of what it's like when an average Joe uses steroids. But however much I enjoyed it, I cringed when I read some of the "pyramid" workouts outlined by the anonymous author
A regular Joe uses steroids and keeps a diary. Controversy ensues.
Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
Tried everything to get your arms to grow? No, no you haven’t. Check out these training methods.
In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.
Energy, intensity, concentration, drive, power, confidence, even euphoria!
"Are you kidding, JB? You expect me to eat this stuff? Where's the taste? Where's the variety!?"
Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!
What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.
It seems that in every family there's always a black sheep, someone who just doesn't quite fit in with the rest. It might be your crazy Aunt Sally who's run off and joined a cult, or maybe your family has its own cousin Eddie of National Lampoon "Vacation" fame.
The Blind Leading the Blind
his article is for those veteran trainers who have built a fair amount of size: are you seduced by mass to the exception of everything else?
Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips.
This posterior chain program might just give it to you!
Coach Staley provides his best tips that have made the greatest impact on how he thinks and trains. Check it out.
The whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I've learned about training.
What do you get when you ask some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips for dramatic physique changes? You get one hell of an article series!
An Interview with Lou Schuler.
If you're like me in any way, you probably have about ten too many things going on in your life. Sometimes your workout gets buried in the depths of your "to do" list.
Low-carb hype rules the day.
A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then bring them up. These exercises will do just that.