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Tip: The Golden Ratio for Hardgainers

How much time should you spend building versus cutting? Your physique depends on the answer. Check this out.

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

An inside look into the drug use of a real IFBB pro bodybuilder.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

The Best Damn Strength Plan For Natural Lifters

If you're a natural lifter doing the workouts of drugged lifters, you're going to be disappointed. Build maximal strength the natural way. Here's how.

Tip: Do the Archer Pull-Up

Fresh off the playground: A tutorial on how to do a little-known pull-up variation from the master of bodyweight exercises.

Tip: Make Protein Powder Ice Cream

High protein, super clean, no added sugar, and holy-crap delicious. Get the easy recipe here.

The Drug Coach

Behind every champion is a trusted coach who's savvy about drug use. T Nation talks shop with a physique competitor's secret weapon.

The Effects of Mild Cycles

Some men use tiny doses of testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. Others use massive amounts for bodybuilding. But what are the effects of “light” cycles? Here's the science.

Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.

How to Warm Up for a One-Rep Max

Ready to go for a new PR in the bench press, squat, or deadlift? How you warm up could make or break your max. Follow these guidelines.

Shredded in 6 Days

How to quickly dump fat, water, and bloat for a photo shoot or special event.

The Truth About Bulking

There's more to gaining muscle mass than lifting and pigging out. Don't fall for bulking advice that just makes you fat.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

The Best Cable Exercises You're Not Doing

For strength and size gains, you need some cable work. Here are eleven cable exercises you've probably never even tried.

Tip: Find Your Stance For Sumo Deadlifts

Most lifters go super wide, but that only works if it fits your anatomy. Here's how to find YOUR best stance.

You Don't Know How To Breathe

Focusing on proper breathing can enhance your training and improve strength in a whole lot of unexpected ways.

Full Body Training For Advanced Lifters

If you think full body training is just for noobs, you're missing out. Here's how to bring back the gains with this advanced approach.

Tip: Do a Deep Bodyweight Squat Daily

Want to retain athletic functioning and mobility for life? All you need is 30 seconds a day. Here's what to do.

Athlete Lean, Athlete Strong

The fastest and most effective way to get ripped is to train like a power/speed athlete. Here's your complete program.

The 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter alternatives.

2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains

You've heard of high-frequency strength training. But what about low frequency? Cut your gym time in half and still make gains. Here's how.