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Mega-Shoulder Glider 2004

A Revolutionary Training Apparatus!

Pendulum Training

Non-Linear Periodization for Maximum Gains

Pendulum Bodybuilding

In my last article, Pendulum Training, I introduced the basic principles behind a new way to plan your workouts. This new way of thinking is based on a frequent pre-planned variation of training objectives and means.

Pendulum Powerlifting

Back in December, Coach Thibaudeau introduced T-Nation to Pendulum Training, his particular style of non-linear periodization, then he applied this effective approach to bodybuilding. Now, the big bald Canadian is tackling powerlifting. This should be interesting!

Violent Variations - Part 1

High Stimulation Training Methods for Enhanced Growth

Violent Variations - Part 2

High Stimulation Training Methods for Enhanced Growth

Violent Variations - Part 3

High Stimulation Training Methods for Enhanced Growth

The Mutation Series - Part 1

Ready to undergo a major mutation of body composition? Here are weeks one through three of your next big transformation.

Isometrics for Mass!

A new way to use isometric training for size and strength.

The Mutation Series - Part 2

Get ready to mutate, in a good way. Here’s weeks 4-6 of a Coach Thibaudeau’s 12-week transformation plan.

Shoulders Overhaul

Average shoulders are easy. Any lifting will make them look okay. But truly impressive shoulders are harder to get. You need this plan.

Pendulum Training for Athletes

A while back here at T-Nation, I released a series on what I called Pendulum Training. This is basically a training system that has you switching from structural training to functional training every week.

The Success Quiz

There's nothing more frustrating than committing to a training program that doesn't pan out. This is equally true for an athlete who might work hard yet still falls short of his expectations and the strength coach whose biggest satisfaction comes from the great strides his athletes make.

The Mutation Series - Part 3

In this last installment of this series, I want to give you a quick three-week physical peaking routine designed to help you gain some more muscle while increasing muscle density. You should also be able to lose more fat in this stage.

The Mutation Series - Part 3 Continued

My bodybuilding training includes a bit more heavy lifting than most "regular" bodybuilding programs, and as such will lead to some significant strength gains.

Rubber Vs. Iron

Band training for accommodating resistance, variable resistance, and max acceleration.

The Training Quiz for Smartasses

A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.

Training for Easy–Hard Gainers 1

Most strength coaches will categorize an athlete or client into one of three classes based on their responsiveness to training: easy gainer, hard gainer and average gainer. Let's take a look at each category.

Thibaudeau's Top 7 Tips

Christian Thibaudeau lays out his seven most effective tips for getting big, getting strong and performing better.

Lifting for Fat Loss

In the dawn of the bodybuilding era, back in the 1940's, 50's and 60's, muscularity was basically only a matter of having a lot of size and mass.

Training for Easy-Hard Gainers 2

Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.

Band Training for Big Gains

Everything you need to know about advanced band training for size and strength.

8 Weeks to a Record Bench

A bench press specialization cycle that'll drastically improve your max bench.

The Lost Art of Hamstring Training

Most people, even lifters, have weak hamstrings. Here’s why and how to get them bigger and stronger.