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Thibaudeau Talks Training

Christian Thibaudeau, perhaps inadvertently, starts to reveal some of the secrets behind the upcoming "I, Bodybuilder" plan.

Do This, Not That!

Honest, hardcore advice about diet and training that just might hurt your feelings. Check it out.

Sucker Punch: Erick Minor

T NATION'S newest strength coach hates functional training, cardio, and yoga. He's also a bodybuilder who does direct arm work. So what's not to like?

Sucker Punch: Alwyn Cosgrove

When you question a coach's values, you usually get some interesting answers, along with a fist in the eye.

You Ain't Got No Meat

Okay Spunky, go to the mirror and take a peek at your backside. Careful, chances are the view back there is a mess. Chances are you ain't got no meat back there. That's right, no muscle, or very little.

Mythbusters 6

So you think you're hot stuff cuz you load up the leg press with 16 plates? Too bad that translates to about as much weight as your grandma can lift.

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 2

Tough, tough love from 7 coaches; stuff that will make you pull the pillow over your head and shout, "no, no, no!"

Eat Your Lungs Out While Getting Leaner

Science writer Gary Taubes has a simple message: Everything you think you know about diet is wrong.

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6-Week Bench Press Cure

This is the United States of America. Like it or not, the bench press will always be the most popular exercise. Too bad everyone sucks at it.

Most Brutal Training Camp on Earth

T Nation journalist travels to Joe DeFranco's gym to train with NFL prospects and learns what it takes to get in the game.

Mythbusters 3

Are hard gainers stuck with skinny calves and forearms? Is lower always better on squats? Answers to these questions and more in the latest installment of our series.

Straight Talk About the Fitness Biz

In part two of our interview, Alwyn Cosgrove talks about compliance, networking, and why aspiring actors should stay out of the fitness biz.

Building a Powerful V-Shape

The look of a tiny waist and big-back is what makes heads turn. Build your upper body to achieve that look. Here's how.

Is Sport-Specific Training a Myth?

Coach Mike explains why the exercises an athlete doesn't perform can have the biggest impact on his success in a training program.

4 Hot Topics from The Beast

Christian tackles the myth of overtraining, why gymnasts and Olympic lifters look the way they do, and how growth occurs in spurts.

Exercises You've Never Tried 19

Need some change in your exercise selection? Give these unusual but effective movements a shot.

Lifts I Never Did, Used to Do, or Just Started Doing Again

A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.

Heavier Weight, Less Time

It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.

Hacking Your Strength Training

Cut your time in the gym without compromising your results? It's a smarter and more effective approach to training.

Midrange Partials for the Best Pump of Your Life

For the best pump of your life - and serious size and strength gains over time - you need to incorporate midrange partial reps.

Tricks of the Trade - Get Strong Fast!

Six high-tech tactics that’ll get you even stronger.

My 8 "Ah-Ha!" Moments

Chris Shugart lists the 8 realizations that changed everything for him, physique-wise.

More New Techniques You've Never Tried

Dan's secret weight loss stack, a new five-toed rehab tool, and a novel, one-rep-at-a-time method for hypertrophy.

Stopwatch Fat Loss and Double Trouble for Your Back

Nutritional tips for those who roll their eyes at the thought of counting, measuring, or recording anything, plus a cool new back exercise.