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20 Pounds of Untapped Muscle

This posterior chain program might just give it to you!

It's Not About the Food – Part 2

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

10 Important Lessons

Coach Staley provides his best tips that have made the greatest impact on how he thinks and trains. Check it out.

10 Iron Game Lessons

The whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I've learned about training.

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!

Goal Setting for Hard Asses

Achieve your goals or eat Alpo!

Diary of a Steroid User 3

A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.

Meet Lou Schuler

An Interview with Lou Schuler.

The Training Quiz for Smartasses

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

Meet Lonnie Lowery

An Interview with the Warrior Nerd, Lonnie Lowery, PhD

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!

The Stretching Roundtable - Part 2

Last week in Part I the coaches talked about stretching myths and how flexibility affects muscle size and strength. This week they'll delve even deeper into the subject, so warm up your brain, do some dynamic stretches for the frontal lobe, and dig in

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 3

Simple calorie draining techniques for contest dieters or people who just want to get lean fast. Check ‘em out.

15 Tips for Success

The older and wiser you get, the more you start to realize there are certain "universalities" common to successful outcomes in all of life's endeavors. These realizations are as certain as the law of gravity, albeit less obvious. You should know and understand these common threads because they make success less random and more predictable.

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

Does H.I.T. Training Get You Into Heaven?

H.I.T As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Religious Studies Professor

Exercises You've Never Tried 10

A new exercise is mentally stimulating. It turns your brain on, excites the nervous system and breaks you out of the training blahs. Try these out.

Diary of a Steroid User 1

A first time juicer tells his anabolic tale.

The Science of Nutrient Timing – 2

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