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If you drop about a roll and a half of Mentos mints into a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke, you'd better run like hell because the Mentos causes the Coke to erupt into a beautiful, 15-foot high, sugary-sweet Coca Cola geyser.

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The Rule of Five

I remember lying on the incline bench. It was an "old school" incline bench: long, straight, and red, with footpads at the bottom so you're literally locked in from heel to shoulder for every rep.

Rope Revolution

They're both assets to my training programs. Indeed, I've used kettlebells for years with success. And Pavel? He's a good guy. I definitely consider him a friend and a juggernaut in the strength and conditioning community.

Hungry Like The Wolfe

"Now that's my idea of a fit woman!"

The Joint Health Checklist

In 1993, the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences introduced the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), a set of four reference values for nutritional intakes:

High Performance Core Training

The days of banging out a thousand crunches are over. Get your core strong to get your entire body strong. Here’s how.

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  • Cardio Progressions

    The last time it happened I was getting changed in the locker room at my gym. Two pudgy-bellied gym members (PBGMs) were discussing the relative virtues and drawbacks of doing cardio as part of their training program.

    The Old-School Calf Blast

    Forget anything you've heard about working your calves, and get ready to learn the most productive calf routine I've ever used.

    6 BIGGER Bulking Tips

    Steve was about to begin a big bulking phase and wanted some advice. He had read the original Big Bulking Tips article and applied many of the ideas with great success, putting on 15 pounds in a little over two months.

    Program Design for Dummies

    Did you design your own workout plan? Well it's probably missing a few things. Here's how to kill your weaknesses, fix imbalances, and beef up those chicken legs.

    Creatine Update, 2006

    Creatine is the most studied sports supplement in history. Here’s what we’ve learned about loading, delivery systems, and timing issues.

    Hammer Down: Endurance

    The best way to train for MMA endurance doesn’t involve a lot of running. Check out these more effective training strategies.

    28 Things I'm Learning

    In four months I'll be a whopping 28 years old. I know a thing or two about training and all that goes into it, but I also respect the fact that there's a hell of a lot I don't know enough about, and other topics I need to know something about that I'm not even aware of!

    New Arm Size, Right Now!

    How does an advanced lifter build bigger arms? Is it even possible? It is. If you're an experienced lifter who hasn't seen arm growth in ages, here's what to do.

    Hypertrophy Booster Shots

    This article isn't going to overwhelm you with neuroscience or obscure language. Nope, it's going to be bare-bones simple. As I've learned over the years, elementary advice is usually what helps people most, and it tends to work best.

    Man Fuel 1

    Despite what you might think from the title of this article "Man Fuel" is NOT the name of a new supplement from TwinLab. Instead, it's the name of a new Question and Answer column from Testosterone contributor Mike Roussell.

    Bulk Up, Cut Up! 3

    Thib, you seem to be able to come up with a lot of new and effective exercises. Got any more that I could use to spice up my training?

    Fight School

    Make no mistake about it, hand to hand combat has been around for as long as Testosterone has poured through the bloodstream of Homo sapiens.

    Minimal Time, Maximum Workout

    Got 20 minutes? Then you have time for a great workout. Follow these guidelines.

    Back to McGill

    If you're a lifter with back problems you'll want to read this. If you're a lifter without back problems you'll still want to read this.

    Nervous Muscle

    It's very apparent to me that there are many coaches and fitness writers who don't understand the nervous system. I'm not the least bit surprised because your nervous system is arguably the most complex and ambiguous system in your body.

    12 Tips From a Beginner (At Heart)

    Although I'm better known as someone who works with high-performing athletes, I started out–like most coaches and trainers-by working with "everyday folks", and interestingly enough, after 20+ years in the game, something unusual has happened:

    Training Behind Bars 2

    Time behind bars teaches you that the gym is therapy. Need motivation? Check out these lessons on lifting and life.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 17

    Nine challenging exercises that you probably haven't tried before. Give 'em a shot this week in the gym.

    A Return to the Golden Age - Part 1

    Today, competitive bodybuilding is a freak show. From the late 1960's to the early 1980's - the Golden Age of bodybuilding - it was an art exhibit.