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Eat My Meat

Dave doesn't waste words. In fact, when he met his wife, he just pointed to what he wanted. Same thing with his articles. No build up. No smooth talking. He just gets right to the point.

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Nutrition Quest 3

Did you know that if you pig out after a short calorie restriction period, you can trick your body into adding more muscle? Did you know that you can make protein bars out of road kill? Okay we lied about that last one, but regardless, Mike does offer some cool recipes for high-protein snacks.

Strength Exercises That Work Your Core

Real "core" training - not that Bosu Ball crap - with cool videos. What else do ya' need?

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  • The Fat Loss Troubleshooter

    Can't lose fat? Can't figure out why? Well, can you answer simple "yes" or "no" questions? Of course you can! And that's all Dr. L's nifty little algorithm requires. You should have the answer to your fat-loss dilemma in no time and soon be well on your way to buffdom.

    EPDS: 7 Causes and Cures

    Extreme Performance Decline Syndrome (EPDS) sounds like a new social disease, but it really has to do with mid-set fatigue. Ever wonder why you can pump out 12 reps on the first set but then have trouble hitting 6 or 7 reps on the fifth set? Luckily, Joel Marion knows how to boost your performance.

    25 Years, 25 Mistakes

    Coach Boyle's been dragging his calloused butt through the weighlifting business for 25 years. During that time he's made a few mistakes, but luckily for you whippersnappers, he wants to save you from making those same mistakes.

    The Rest-Pause Technique

    It's a simple training strategy, but oh-so effective. Charles has just one question: Why aren't you using it!?!

    A Return to Bodybuilding

    We'll admit it, this interview bounces all over the place, but read it and you'll come out about 8 times smarter regarding bodybuilding (okay, maybe 7), plus you'll learn some new kick-ass exercises.

    Beat the Snot Out of Death

    Are your bulking phases, or just the act of eating like a bodybuilder, shortening your athletic career or your life? It's possible, but Dr. L's got a plan and it involves "calorie restriction mimetics." Read, learn, live long and prosper.

    10 Things to Do

    New things to try out in the gym this week or in the kitchen tonight.

    Hardgainer No More!

    Don't settle for not achieving your lean body mass goals. Apply these nutrient timing strategies.

    Strategic Overeating for Mass

    "No one in this world can you trust: not men, not women, not beasts... this you can trust."

    Triple Threat Training

    If there's one constant in strength training, it's variety. Those who vary their programs will often make consistent progress. What's common in most programs, however, is a lack of variety!

    Waterbury Rules

    At first glance, it might seem that the title of this article is a double entendre (you know, like "Kid Rock Rules!"). I assure you, it's not. My linguistic reference of choice is not a music-challenged snowboarder but the <i>Oxford English Dictionary,</i> or for all you acronym lovers: OED.

    Holiday Workout

    It's that time of year again. The most dedicated and hardcore lifters are still in the gym for two hours a day, six days per week, while the rest of us (a.k.a. the non-loser majority) are facing a time-crunched, often unavoidable four to six week period packed full of bullshit shopping, crowded malls, kick ass family get-togethers, boring-as-all-hell family get-togethers, parties with friends, parties with co-workers, parties that you just crashed, and hangovers.

    Question of Strength 35

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    My "Secret" Coaching Methods

    So, Mike sat in my front room after a six hour drive from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City and asked a simple question: "Dan, why do people ask you to coach them?"

    Strongman for Athletes

    You need to know right away that our athletes at the US Air Force Academy don't train as if they're preparing for a strongman competition. The concept of training specificity makes it clear there are few similarities between competing in a strongman competition and competing as a football, basketball, or hockey athlete.

    Shifting Tension

    Is it possible to put more stress on certain parts of a muscle?

    The Plastic Surgeon

    Bruce Nadler has seen more boobs than you.

    The Cheat Workout

    A new way to give your body and brain a break and rediscover the idiotic fun of training

    The Beast Rants, You Learn

    Instead of my usual Q & A column this month, I'm going to get a few things off my chest. Don't worry though, it won't simply be the ranting of a dieting bodybuilder; you'll probably learn a few helpful things along the way, too!

    Nutrition, Your Brain, and Your Body

    A few weeks back, at a small research meeting in Toronto, Ontario, my good friend Dr. Alan Logan handed me a book I hadn't heard of before.

    Hormonal Optimization Through Sleep

    How to get better quality sleep, recover faster, and be ready for the gym. Check out these tips.

    The New Alphabet of Manliness

    A collection of the most masculine terms, phrases, concepts, and miscellaneous tidbits. But read it at your own risk because it may make you spontaneously grow a beard.