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With all the cardio options out there, it's no wonder we're confused about the best way to incorporate it into our workouts! Coach Robertson summarizes the pros and cons of each variation and helps us with fat-burning program design.

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What I Learned in 2008

Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.

The Cure for Skinny

Three former skinny guys reveal the nutrition tips, training strategies, and lifestyle adjustments that "cured" them.

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.

Built for Show

In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Nate Green looks at the beliefs and behaviors that keep skinny guys skinny and fat guys fat.

Solutions to Lifting Problems

Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.

Muscle on a Budget 2

The economy is ailing, but that's no reason to quit your gym membership and eat out of dumpsters.

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

Glute Boy Speaks

He's the newest addition to the T NATION line-up, but Bret Contreras just may be one of the most innovative coaches we've seen.

Pushing Back

A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

Beef Up Your Body Composition

Muscle insulin sensitivity, lifting tempo, and how to use control days to maximize your mass phase.

Get Off the Treadmill and Get Metabolic!

Rachel Cosgrove's back with a metabolic circuit program that'll melt that fat off faster than any treadmill ever could.

The Voyer Shrug

The Voyer Shrug is for anybody that has a slouched posture, shoulder problems, is preparing for an intense strength phase, or just wants to tap into some new growth.

The Reality Show Mass Circuit

This week Thibs presents a "Survivor" inspired workout where you do four basic strength-exercises in a circuit. As soon as you reach failure on a particular movement, it gets "voted off the island."

Five Myths About Training Athletes

Erick Minor's got a bone to pick: he keeps encountering personal trainers who make assertions about training athletes that just don't pan out in real life conditions, i.e. the gym and the athletic field.

Modern Day Progressions

You have to constantly force your body to do what it's not used to doing. Here are two progression methods that'll stick a firecracker up your lazy butt.

Hot Wheels in a Hurry

You've spent the spring and summer training to look good on the beach. As a result, you now have the chest and arms of a silverback gorilla, but the thighs and calves of a pink flamingo. Time to fix that.

6 Mistakes: Fitting Round Pegs into Square Holes

It's not always a good idea to do deep squats, overhead presses, or dips, and why is it that fat-bastard bicyclists wear Spandex shorts anyhow? The answers to these mysteries and more in today's article.

5 Great Secrets of Training Success

The cold hard truth about strength training that many people would rather not hear.

Fight the Injury Blues: Keep Lifting!

Your doctor just told you to take six weeks off from lifting. Screwwww him and the Lexus he rode in on! Here's how to heal that blown shoulder or hamstring while still making progress!

3 Tape Measures of Progress

Dan John wants to know if you're making progress. It seems the answer should be simple, but is it? Fortunately, the big guy offers up 3 unorthodox ways to gauge your answer. (Wait until you read about the "pencil test".)

Crack Open My Cranium

Crack open his cranium is exactly what some of you might want to do to Chad after reading this article. It seems the boy has gotten used to being flamed and now he's just beggin' for it!