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Top 10 Reader Tips

Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips.

The Hard Body Manifesto - Part 2

Fat loss is a hot topic. Every month there are thousands of articles and dozens of new books telling people how to eat, how to exercise, and how to supplement to lose their flab. Now's my turn.

It's Not About the Food – Part 2

Ten ways to handle diet and nutrition when you’re on the road.

It’s Not About the Food – Part 1

Better nutrition is more about altering lifestyle habits and less about the food. Here’s why.

Copland Training - Part 2

The author of the following article is a cop, a twenty year vet in an urban city's police department.

Lowery's Top 10 Tips

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!

Copland Training - Part 1

The author of the following article is a cop, a twenty year vet in an urban city's police department.

Meet Lou Schuler

An Interview with Lou Schuler.

5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Gym Time!

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.

Bodybuilding in a Low-Carb World

Low-carb hype rules the day.

The Training Quiz for Smartasses

A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.

My, That's A Nice Snatch You Have... 2

In this final installment, I'll cover some of the variations in more detail and I'll also be providing a training cycle that features the snatch as an "anchor" movement.

The Mutation Series - Part 3 Continued

My bodybuilding training includes a bit more heavy lifting than most "regular" bodybuilding programs, and as such will lead to some significant strength gains.

Practical Fats

What you need to know about ingesting fats.

Exercises You've Never Tried 12

Replace some of your usual exercises with the ones here. Mix things up and start making progress again.

The Success Quiz

There's nothing more frustrating than committing to a training program that doesn't pan out. This is equally true for an athlete who might work hard yet still falls short of his expectations and the strength coach whose biggest satisfaction comes from the great strides his athletes make.

Refinement Training

Get revitalized and ready for your next mass program!

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 4

When you’re near the end of a strict competition-style diet, extreme measures are often needed. Try these tricks out.

Losing Your (Energy) Balance 2

More tips and tricks for staying in a negative energy balance when cutting.

The Cat's Lair 5

Q & A with John Paul Catanzaro

How to Eat Like a Man

I've been brought back to the basics of solid–one might even say "manly"–nutrition too many times lately for it not to affect my writing.

The Science of Nutrient Timing – 2

The two other key phases of nutrient timing: the Growth Phase and the Rest of The Day Phase.

Exercises You've Never Tried 9

Break out of your training rut and adopt some challenging new exercises. Here are 8 to test out.

High Performance Nutrition Made Easy

I'm going to spare you nutrition intricacies like the latest information on Glut-4 transporter translocation and just give you the Cliff's Notes–or Clay's Notes–on how to piece together meals and eating plans that'll help you achieve your physique and/or strength goals.