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Screw Cardio! Four Complexes for a Shredded Physique

Get ripped fast with 9-minute workouts! Too bad most "fit" people will likely throw up on minute 8.

Athlete Lean, Athlete Strong

The fastest and most effective way to get ripped is to train like a power/speed athlete. Here's your complete program.

Full Body Training For Advanced Lifters

If you think full body training is just for noobs, you're missing out. Here's how to bring back the gains with this advanced approach.

The Cure for Weak Glutes

Can you pass these tests of glute activation and strength? If not, we'll show you how to get those babies firing.

The Farmer's Walk Cure

This simple loaded carry will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Here's how to do it right and work it into your training plan.

Cops on Gear

T Nation talks to three law enforcement officers who use steroids in this classic article.

Bodybuilding's Most Controversial Exercise

Back in the “Golden Age of Bodybuilding,” guys performed the now-forgotten pullover to build their upper bodies. Who says you can't go back?

The 6-Week Sprinting Solution

An interval training program that will radically alter your conditioning, increase endurance and power, and help you drop body fat. Get it here.

The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

The ultimate combination of the most powerful kettlebell exercise and hardcore strength work. Get ready to be better... at everything!

You Should be Doing Face Pulls

Fix your posture, build your rear delts, and heal your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.

The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

Why do smart lifters let their technique go haywire? Ego lifting? Unawareness? Here are the most common problems.

It’s Not About the Food – Part 1

Better nutrition is more about altering lifestyle habits and less about the food. Here’s why.

Keep Kicking Ass After 40

Everything you need to know about training, diet, and supplements to help you keep kicking butt after age 40.

Nonstop Natural Gains: The Neuro Typing System

The future of training is here. Your neurological type determines what kind of workouts you should be doing for maximum results. Learn your type now.

The Set / Rep Bible

If you're not sure what to do with your sets and reps, look no further. This plan has your workout laid out for you – no matter the goal.

Are You Strong?

So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.

Delts on Fire

If you're a hardgainer in the shoulder department it's time to ramp up the way you've been training.

6 Best Exercises for Strength

You probably don't need dozens of movements to develop strength and size - you just need the six very best ones. This is all killer, no filler!

Get Abs Without Being Skinny and Weak

Being big is great, but being big with visible abs is a thousand times better. Here's how to get there.

6 Stronger Bench Exercises

Most benchers have one of four problems. Here are six innovative fixes.

How Bodybuilders REALLY Get Ripped

Everyone knows pro bodybuilders use drugs to get huge, but what do they do to get shredded for competition? It's more extreme than you think. Check this out.

Atomic Dog: Top Ten Testosterone Facts

Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.

Tip: Muscle Building Exercises for Weightlifters

Love the Olympic lifts but also want to look like you lift? Add these accessory moves to your plan.

The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.