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Toothpicks to Timber

Five Exercises for Fierce Forearms!

Ditch the Holiday Leftovers

I've been riddled with guilt. I threw out a batch of mom's Christmas cookies today. Her fudge went too soft – as did my wife's cornbread-sausage stuffing, the candied yams, and the bowls of lovingly prepared homemade munchies that have been sitting around my house.

Refresher Course

10 Ways to Screw Up Your Diet

Behind the Iron Curtain

Soviet Training "Secrets" to Spark New Muscle Growth

Power Broker

An Interview with Christian Thibaudeau

Save Your Parents!

Let's see if this situation sounds vaguely familiar. You're passionate about taking care of your body. You work out, you eat right, and you take supplements to fine tune the way your body looks, feels, and functions. If you piled up all the hours you've spent studying all this stuff, you'd think some University would just flat out give you a PhD.

4 Weightlifting Myths Dispelled

I'm here to tackle four of the most common myths you probably hear spouted as fact by some meathead at least once a week in the gym.

Regurgitate your Lunch

This is when the old saying, "necessity is the mother of invention" comes into play.

The Microcurrent Revolution

Another piece of the bodybuilding puzzle?

Refresher Course 2

Five Ways to Get Unstuck and Turn Back on the Gains!

Power Hungry

A Conversation with Jimmy "The Iron Bull" Pellechia

Something's Fishy - Part 2

Across-the-board condemnation of dietary fat is like branding all drugs as bad... or all people of a particular ethnic background as undesirable. I suppose we could call the media hype against fat "nutritional racism."

Hey, Balance This!

What does having a “balanced diet” really mean? And is it even ideal for bodybuilders and athletes? Dr. Lowery looks at several popular approaches.

The Thailand Trilogy - Part 2

Sex, Sand, and Rock & Roll

Awesome Abs – Stage 4

12 Weeks to Astounding Abdominals

The Thailand Trilogy - Part 1

Descent into Bangkok

Lean Eatin' – Part 2

A calorie is not a calorie. A fat is not a fat. A carb is not a carb. A protein is not a protein. Here’s why.

Specialization Periodization

How to Gain (or Lose) Muscle

The Jumping Box Squat

Take your explosive strength to the next level!

Dawg School 7

The Bodybuilder's Hierarchy of Needs

Chemical Solution

The Lowdown on the Latest in Bodybuilding Chemistry

Bedtime Story

About halfway through the night your body runs out of muscle-building fuel and leaves you in a catabolic state. Here’s what you can do about it.

Say Goodbye to your Weakest Link!

The purpose of this column is tri-fold. Purpose number one is as a "refresher course" for seasoned lifters. Sure, deep down, you may know this stuff, but it's been so long since you first read about it that you've forgotten the rationale behind the subject matter.

The One-Arm a Day Arm Cure

Has anyone out there tried "The One-Day Arm Cure" by Charles Poliquin? Or am I the only nut who spent an entire day devoted to training arms?