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Admit it. A lot of times you plan your workouts around your major muscle groups and just "throw in" a few sets at the end for your ancillary muscles – calves, abs, and forearms.

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Recipes for Success 2

More Dawg Food for T-Men

Muscle Masochism! - Part 2

Part 2 continues to look at muscle catabolism, in addition to giving you methods by which to conduct fiendish laboratory-like experiments on yourself!

I Could Just Spit!

The Joys of Salivary Hormone Testing

The Natural Man who Switched Colors

Why would someone who once fervently rallied the industry against steroids eventually succumb to their call?

Biomechanical Advantage - Part 2

How you could stretch out a set by making use of the fact that you can give yourself a biomechanical advantage simply by changing your foot or hand position.

Time To Explode!

Reverse hypers and explosive standing calf raises

White Men Can Jump!

8 Weeks to a Killer Vertical

Recipes for Success 1

Dawg Food for T-Men

From Bonsai to Bamboo

Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 4

Bring the Pain - Part V

Squat 900 Pounds

Sure, you squat, but do you squat BIG? Master coach and powerlifter Dave Tate will show you how.

CLA Revisited

I stumbled on a pretty interesting compound. It was called Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA. Chemically speaking, linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid, the kind you find in flax and other oils.

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  • Advanced Leg Training - Stage 3

    Bring the Pain – Part IV

    Great Ass Lunges

    The glutes play a larger role in sports performance than just keeping your jock from falling down. As part of your posterior chain of muscles, properly trained glutes can help you jump higher and sprint faster.

    Shrug Science - Part 2

    In this article, we'll look at the variations of the shrug that can be used to accomplish several specific objectives.

    Recovery Update

    Post-Workout nutrition Q&A

    The Psychology of Training

    I remember when I first got the notion of how powerful the psychology behind training can be.

    Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

    Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

    Liver Paté

    The Care and Feeding of the Liver

    The Pound O' Week Diet

    or "Why Johnny Can't Gain Weight"

    Frankenstein's Hamstring Exercise

    This short column might give you a neat little training tip, or it may address diet, supplementation, drugs, or even cooking. If it's interesting, and it's relatively short, it may find its way here.

    The Recovery Battlefield

    Getting aggressive with your recovery

    The Little Black Book of Training Methods

    A lot of you have been training for years, and as such have experimented with dozens of training methods. Most are probably long since forgotten, like the girl with the braces and padded bra that you dated once or twice back in high school. There wasn't any chemistry and you went your separate ways.

    High Octane Training 2

    Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good often isn't good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.