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If your back training program involves nothing but machine pulldowns, then put on a frilly pink dress 'cause you're training like a little girl!

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Evils of Soy

More bad news about a bad protein source. Check it out.

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 2

Bring the Pain – Part III

The Psychology of Training

I remember when I first got the notion of how powerful the psychology behind training can be.

Hise Breathing Shrugs

Move over abs; traps are in style this season.

High Octane Training 3

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability?

Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle - Part 1

Everything you need to know about post-workout nutrition.

Convergent Phase Training

One of my central operating paradigms is the realization that all methods, devices, philosophies and techniques involved in strength training have specific benefits and drawbacks. If your training lacks sufficient diversity, you'll accumulate the drawbacks and habituate to the benefits. And that ain't good.

Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

Liver Paté

The Care and Feeding of the Liver

Frankenstein's Hamstring Exercise

This short column might give you a neat little training tip, or it may address diet, supplementation, drugs, or even cooking. If it's interesting, and it's relatively short, it may find its way here.

The Recovery Battlefield

Getting aggressive with your recovery

The Little Black Book of Training Methods

A lot of you have been training for years, and as such have experimented with dozens of training methods. Most are probably long since forgotten, like the girl with the braces and padded bra that you dated once or twice back in high school. There wasn't any chemistry and you went your separate ways.

High Octane Training 2

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good often isn't good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.

From Russia With Love

By definition, a peak is surrounded by two valleys, which means (despite what athletes always like to tell me), you can't be in peak condition all the time.

School Days - Part 2

A practical training and nutrition guide for college students

School Days - Part 1

LA practical training and nutrition guide for college students.

The Testosterone Training Codex

For years, I've been watching zombies, training zombies. They wander aimlessly from station to station, doing exercises haphazardly with really no rhyme or reason except that, "this one kinda' feels like it's doing something." Once in awhile, they'll grasp on to a particular program but they'll end up beating it into the ground, doing it for months and months until they've long since milked any effectiveness from it.

Made to Order Muscle

Can you really change the shape of a muscle?

Dawg School 6

I've been getting a lot of requests for a basic weight training program geared toward beginners.

High Octane Training 1

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good isn't often good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.

A Thinking Man's Guide to Sets and Reps

One of the most common areas of confusion for bodybuilders and other athletes engaged in resistance training is the question of the appropriate or optimal number of reps and sets for any given workout session or cycle.

The Fountain of GH

The year was 1513. Don Juan Ponce de Leon, better known as "Pump" in transcontinental travel circles, was on a seemingly hopeless mission. Pump de Leon, after numerous world travels, many bodybuilding titles, and huge prize monies, had set out to find the fountain of GH.

Games Olympic People Play

On some levels, it somehow seems a shame to reignite the flame of scandal so soon after the Olympic flame has been extinguished.

Rocket Scientist

On September 24th 1988, the world held its breath for 9.79 seconds. It was the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and Ben Johnson had just become the fastest human being on earth.