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5 Reasons for Failed Body Transformations

Everyone wants a great “after” photo, but why do so few achieve it? Probably because of one (or more) of these mistakes.

Pump Down the Volume

Do less to build more muscle? The pros and cons of low volume training.

Nutrition for Newbies - Part 2

Not sure what to eat? Here are 14 nutritional nuggets, and how to accomplish almost any physique goal. Check it out.

Nutrition for Newbies - Part 1

New to lifting? Here's what you need to know about nutrition. Check it out.

Training for Newbies - Part 2

More great training advice for new lifters. Even you crusty vets will learn something. Check it out.

Training for Newbies - Part 1

If you're new to bodybuilding, this one is for you. Check it out.

Staggered Ab Training

Finally, an ab training program that's excuse proof! No more throwing in a couple of pathetic, obligatory crunches at the end of a workout. And the answer was staring you in the face the whole time.

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  • 3 Ways to Grow More Muscle

    From beginner to advanced lifter, here’s how to balance the three most important mechanisms of hypertrophy.

    How to Design a Damn Good Program - Part 2

    Tired of relying on a personal trainer? Learn to write your own workouts. Get the hang of exercise order, rest intervals, recovery, and special methods for muscle growth. Here's how it works.

    How to Design a Damn Good Program - Part 1

    The smart lifter’s guide to writing the best training program for his needs and goals. Check it out.

    The Best Reps

    Four smart rep schemes you can apply to almost any workout.

    Motivate Lagging Muscles

    Thibs lists five reasons why you're not growing (not including the fact that your workout consists of 5 minutes on the Thigh Master you found in your mom's closet). Oh yeah, he also gives some pretty cool quick fixes.

    Stimulate More Muscle Growth

    If you understand your opponent, you can manipulate him and win the battle. Similarly, if you understand why weight lifting builds muscles, you can control those babies and make them do your bidding. Muscle Master Christian tells you how.

    3 Ways to Get Big!

    Heavy lifting, volume work, and constant tension. Here’s how to program them all for maximum hypertrophy.

    Refined Physique Transformation

    Christian Thibaudeau's transformation from dud to stud put him on the map. Looking back, he'd do things a whole lot differently and a whole lot better. Check it out.

    6 New Exercises For New Muscle!

    More exercises from Christian that you probably never tried before. Each is terrifically effective and each is guaranteed to make your fellow gym rats assume youre some sort of mad scientist slash exercise physiologist.

    The Shoulder Training Bible

    Everthing you need to know about effective shoulder training. Check out this guide.

    Muscles for Athletes - Part 2

    This article contains so many training concepts and ideas that it'll likely keep your workouts fresh and productive for months to come. This is one you'll want to print out and save.

    Blood on the Barbell: Thibaudeau

    There are times when the world is against you, when you girlfriend left you, your momma don't love you, and even your dog don't much care for you. That's when it's time for the mental therapy that only a brutal training session can provide.

    7 Exercises From Thib's Toolbox

    Nothing beats the basic compound movements, but sometimes you need specialize or work around a problem. These exercises will help you out.

    Destroying Fat

    It takes more than just “eating less and exercising more” to reach single-digit body fat. Check out these advanced fat loss strategies.

    Muscles for Athletes - Part 1

    Is it possible to build muscle and improve your athletic performance at the same time? Yes. Here's how it's done.

    The Training Strategy Handbook

    Let’s tackle several different training approaches and explain why they work and when they're optimal to use.

    Unilateral Work for Building Muscle

    You probably never thought about it, but most people can't produce as much force using two bilateral limbs to perform an exercise as they can if they perform the exercise with each limb individually and then add together the force of each side. It's called the bilateral deficit and you should take advantage of it to pack on some muscle.

    6 Dumb Training Mistakes

    Thibs is on a mission. The angry Canadian wants to see the incidence of training stupidity decrease. Are you a "kitchen sink" trainer or coach? Have you misinterpreted the concept of overtraining? If so, duck!