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Tip: Take This Mental Toughness Test

You'll be shaking, sucking for air, and cursing T Nation... but you'll also be developing mental toughness. Try it!

Bad Back, Big Muscles

Nagging back pain is no excuse to get fat and weak. Here's how to keep training hard while your back heals up.

Tip: Take the Plank and Push-up Challenge

It's time to shake up your workout. Challenge your friends (or enemies) and see who lasts the longest. Check it out.

Tip: Take This Squat Challenge

This workout only takes 9 minutes. Note: These will be the worst 9 minutes of your life. Check it out.

How To Break Up With CrossFit

Maybe it's the cost, maybe you got hurt, or maybe you just want to specialize. Here's how to move on to something that better fits your needs.

The NPGL: America's Newest Sport?

Scoot over, CrossFit. Competitive fitness is on the rise. Could it become America's new team sport? You decide.

10 Dumb Ways to Use Smart Workout Tools

Kettlebells, chains, sleds, stability balls, and foam rollers fill the gym. Should you use them? Yes. But not like a jackass.

6 Steps to Building the Perfect Workout

Want strength? Muscle mass? Fat loss? Follow these 6 steps and finally get the results you're after.

Kroc Row Vs. Pendlay Row

If you want a big back, the Kroc row and the Pendlay row are the biggest, baddest rows on the planet. But which one will build more strength and grow more muscle?

The 12 Most Powerful Athletes

No golfers or marathoners on this list of the world's greatest athletes. No, this is ranking of the freakishly powerful.

CrossFitters Aren't Athletes

Are bodybuilders or CrossFitters athletes? Are bodybuilding and CrossFit even sports? You might not like the answers.

Back Squats Vs. Box Squats

The box squat doesn't get all that much respect, but in this match-up, it's the Rocky Balboa of the squat world.

Front Squat vs. Goblet Squat

Two anteriorly loaded squat variations, both with benefits and drawbacks. So which is best for you?

Conditioning Stations for Fat Loss

Ditch the treadmill. These conditioning workouts will get you shredded without muscle loss or boredom.

5 Exercises for Upper-Back Strength

Strengthening a handful of small, upper-back muscles through some deceptively hard exercises can pay big dividends.

Scratch List Training

Structured strength programs are awesome, but sometimes it's best to just chip-away at training items you need to do.

5 Critical Training Mistakes

How many of the following training mistakes do you make on a regular basis? The answer may shame you.

Big Forearms, Crushing Grip

Building menacing forearms and developing a bar-bending grip require two unique approaches. Here's how to get both.

Bad Form Builds Muscle

Is there a case for less than perfect form? Or should you terminate a set the second form breaks down?

How to Build Posterior Chain Power

If your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back are weak, everything will be weak. Here's how to fix your all-powerful posterior chain.

Build a Thicker Back in 28 Days

A wide back will separate you from the typical tank-top lifter. But you're going to need more than rows and pull-ups.

4 Ways to Build Mental Toughness

Mental toughness separates champions from also-rans. If you weren't born with it, here are four ways to develop it.

Injured? Squat and Deadlift Anyway

Don't let an injury keep you from doing the big lifts. With these variations, you won't lose an ounce of muscle size or strength.

4 Maxims For Squatting Excellence

Toes out, knees out, chest up, sit back, scream like a chicken...all those cues are enough to make you want to kill yourself. Here's how to make sense of it all.

4-Week Radical Re-Inflation Plan

Rapid changes in body composition require extreme approaches. This program isn't easy. But for putting on size fast, it's crazy smart.