It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.
Are antioxidants (gasp!) dangerous? Here’s what you need to know.
An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist
When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!
In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.
The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.
High intensity vs. volume training. Olympic lifting vs. powerlifting. High intensity cardio vs. low intensity cardio. The list of debates and disputes in this field goes on and on, and perhaps the most disputed area is abdominal training.
First, a lesson in muscle hypertrophy. Then, a training plan that takes all that science and puts it into a training plan that you can personalize to fit your needs. Check it out.
Energy, intensity, concentration, drive, power, confidence, even euphoria!
It's the sound you never want to hear when weight training. Sometimes you feel it immediately; sometimes you sense something happen but it takes a few hours for the full impact to hit you. Either way you've injured your back. The big question is, what do you do?
Are you still using arginine-based nitric-oxide supplements? You’re wasting money. Here’s why.
NO2 supplements are still popular, which is weird because, well, they don’t work. Here’s why.
"Are you kidding, JB? You expect me to eat this stuff? Where's the taste? Where's the variety!?"
A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson
The Most Important Thing I Know About Training
Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!
What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.
It seems that in every family there's always a black sheep, someone who just doesn't quite fit in with the rest. It might be your crazy Aunt Sally who's run off and joined a cult, or maybe your family has its own cousin Eddie of National Lampoon "Vacation" fame.
A bench press specialization cycle that'll drastically improve your max bench.
The Blind Leading the Blind
Gary Homann isn't your garden variety weightlifter. Sure, he's 180 pounds at 6% body fat. Sure, he had the best 500 meter indoor rowing time in the world last year in his class and he's been an ACSM certified health and fitness instructor for the past nine years. But Gary's also got a Master's degree in applied health psychology and is currently working on finishing his Ph.D. in psychology.
A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.
his article is for those veteran trainers who have built a fair amount of size: are you seduced by mass to the exception of everything else?
Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips.