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

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The 100/100 Routine

A training program doesn't have to be complicated to work. In fact, sometimes the most simplistic routines can be the most exhaustive and result-producing.

Evils of Soy

More bad news about a bad protein source. Check it out.

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 2

Bring the Pain – Part III

The Psychology of Training

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

High Octane Training 3

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability?

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.

Bring the Pain - Part 1

Taking your workouts to the next level

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.

School Days - Part 2

A practical training and nutrition guide for college students

School Days - Part 1

LA practical training and nutrition guide for college students.

Made to Order Muscle

Can you really change the shape of a muscle?

The Fountain of GH

The year was 1513. Don Juan Ponce de Leon, better known as "Pump" in transcontinental travel circles, was on a seemingly hopeless mission. Pump de Leon, after numerous world travels, many bodybuilding titles, and huge prize monies, had set out to find the fountain of GH.

Games Olympic People Play

On some levels, it somehow seems a shame to reignite the flame of scandal so soon after the Olympic flame has been extinguished.

The Thinking Man's Guide to Ab training

The average guy in the gym puts about as much thought into his ab training as he puts into tying his shoes. In other words, he throws in a few sets of crunches at the end of his workout a couple of times a week and thinks no more about it. It's time we change that.

The Big T - Part 1

Testosterone is the hormone of the decade. The granddaddy of the male hormones has gotten more media attention over the last few years than any other hormone around.

Pattern Overload - Part 2

When I first approached corrective and performance exercise specialist Paul Chek about writing for Testosterone, his first concern was whether I'd choose to soft-peddle his article. In other words, he was worried that I'd try to "dumb down" his material.

Warming-Up to a Great Workout

A perfect warm-up virtually ensures a perfect workout, but a poor one will almost certainly ruin what COULD have been a great training experience. Ever wake up dreading the idea of going to the gym, but after getting there, you end up having a great workout? You can thank your warm-up for that.

Black Belt Bodybuilder

What do you get when you cross a bodybuilder with a martial artist? Answer: A person you want on your side in a bar fight!

Dawg School 4

We've all been there. No matter how big and educated we think we are now, at one time or another we were small.

Tsunami Training

I'm going to describe a little 6-week program that I call Tsunami Training (I'll get to why I call it that a little later). It's based, for the most part, on training methodologies that I picked up from Ian King and Charles Poliquin, with some razzle-dazzle thrown in by myself.

Twelve Weeks to Super Strength - Phase 4

If you've tried Ian King's "Limping" series for legs, then I don't need to tell you how effective his 12-week programs are. If you haven't tried the aforementioned program, then all I can say is, what the hell is your problem?

Dawg School 3

We've all been there. No matter how big and educated we think we are now, at one time or another we were small.

Man on a Mission

If dietary fat had a different name than bodyfat, maybe fewer people would be fat "phobic." To the general public, the very word "fat" carries a negative connotation.

The Evolution of Ab Training

Ah, the elusive art of abs. These days, the "lift shirt and crunch" has replaced flexed biceps as the choice method for proving that you are, indeed, a studly man-beast. Despite this latest "muscle of the moment" craze, Americans are getting fatter. Want to know the secret reason? Okay, I'll tell you...but this is just between you and me, deal?