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Ordinary Muscle

Powerlifting's version of Clark Kent shows you how to develop superhuman strength.

Curcumin a Fat Burner?

Curcumin has a host of health benefits, but could it help with body composition too? Looks that way. Info here.

Blueberry Bioactives

Improve insulin sensitivity with blueberries and you'll build muscle and lose fat faster. Here’s how.

Resveratrol Decreases Fat Storage

If obesity is a disease of inflammation, resveratrol is one key piece of the anti-inflammatory puzzle.

Citrulline Helps Muscle Recover Faster

Citrulline protects muscles from fatiguing and helps them recover faster from intense exercise. Here’s where to get it.

Strong Mind, Stronger Body

The difference between a high-performance body and a slow, chubby body is all in your head... literally.

Pulse Fast For Mass Phases

Fasting isn't just for skinny chicks. Build muscle without gaining fat. Here's how.

Are You a G.A.M.E.R.?

What is it that separates the masterful from the mediocre? And do you have it? Find out here.

Muscle Memory, Steroids, and Creatine

Athletes that have used anabolic steroids may have an increased form of muscle memory. Here are some legal ways to get a similar effect.

Five Movements to Make You Hate Life

Learn how to do the goblet squat with pulse, the anterior loaded barbell step-up, and other movements that will make you monetarily hate life.

The Glycemic Index Revisited

The glycemic index has been around for decades. Is it legit? Somewhat. Here's a practical approach to using this tricky bastard.

CLA Fights Asthma

CLA can increase lean mass and reduce body fat, but can it help with asthma? Research says yes.

Nutsack-Rated Nutrition 1

T Nation judges various supplements, foods, ingredients, and dietary practices with the “nutsack" rating system.

Band of Meatheads

Want to be more and do more? You'll get there faster with friends than you would by going at it alone. Here’s why community is essential in training.

Morphing From Blobby Bodybuilder to Bad Ass

After getting bored of bodybuilding, one lifter transitioned into a highly-conditioned athlete. Here’s what he learned along the way.

Excelling at the Big Lifts

Becoming a better, stronger lifter takes years of practice, but you can speed up the process by remembering a few simple cues.

Prepping for the O Lifts

Here’s how to make learning the Olympics lifts a whole lot easier.

18 Training Tips

Coach Henriques has trained hundreds of men and women for strength and muscle gains. Here are his best tips.

Extended Sets for Pain

Do you like pain? Do you like showing off your gym work ethic? Here are some sure-fire ways to do it.

The Truth About the Media Creatine Scare

Something was fishy at the high school in McMinnville, Oregon. Was creatine to blame? Here’s the real story.

Must Reads: The Testosterone Files - 1999

1999 was a great Testosterone year for Charles Poliquin, Ian King, The Dead Pool, and big-time muscle building. Be prepared to be lost in our archives for several hours as you pore over our greatest hits!

Pumped Up On The Paleo Diet

It's a diet so simple, a caveman can follow it. But can it help you build a stronger, leaner body? Find out here.

Quick Fixes to Common Training Injuries

Because you can't build a good body while you're hurt, we asked experts Cressey and Robertson how they'd fix four common injuries.

10 Simple Tips to Get More Mass

Here's ten mass-gaining essentials for your toolbox.