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CLA Revisited

I stumbled on a pretty interesting compound. It was called Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA. Chemically speaking, linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid, the kind you find in flax and other oils.

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    A T-man Guide to Health

    Control the Damage From Overeating

    You're sometimes going to eat a meal that's going to burst the seams of your shorts. Here's how to control the damage.

    Creatine: Scam or Staple?

    Creatine has been around forever, but you don't hear much about it these days. Does it even work? Should you be taking it? Here's what you need to know.

    Dirty Tricks

    How to avoid getting ripped off when buying supplements.

    Disturbing Trends

    A list of bonehead practices in the gym

    Do Your Supplements Work

    It happened just the other day. A fellow gym rat cornered me at the drinking fountain and started complaining about a supplement he just bought at GNC that hadn't done squat.

    Does Soy and Soy Protein Feminize You?

    Soy was once thought to shrink your balls and make it harder for you to put on muscle. Does current research back up those fears?

    Dramatic Carbolin19 Study

    More muscle, less body fat AND a boost in testosterone? Check out this research.

    Drink This, Not That!

    The truth about milk, sports drinks, beer, almond milk, broth, coffee and tea, bottled water, and more.

    Eat Big and Gain Nothing But Muscle

    What you eat will either be used by muscle or stored as fat. It's called nutrient partitioning. Here's how to optimize it.

    Eating Clean vs. Orthorexia

    Every generation of bodybuilders has its unfounded fear of certain foods. The current generation takes the cake.

    Eccentric vs. Concentric

    The purpose of this column is tri-fold. Purpose number one is as a "refresher course" for seasoned lifters. Sure, deep down, you may know this stuff, but it's been so long since you first read about it that you've forgotten the rationale behind the subject matter.

    Estrogen's Dirty Little Secret

    As it stands now, sooner or later, your prostate will start to swell up like the dinner rolls momma's baking in the oven. At best, this unwanted hypertrophy will just obstruct urine flow. At worst, it'll develop into cancer.

    Everyone Should Use Creatine

    Everyone should take creatine, even if their goal isn't to build mountains of muscle. Here's why and how to use it.

    Exercise Form Doesn't Matter... At All

    Maybe we were all wrong. Maybe form really doesn't matter, at least when it comes hypertrophy training. Here’s why.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 1

    It’s time to shake up your training. Try out the exercises in this T Nation classic and get fired up again.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 10

    A new exercise is mentally stimulating. It turns your brain on, excites the nervous system and breaks you out of the training blahs. Try these out.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 11

    Try a few of these little-used, but extremely effective exercises and break out of your training rut.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 2

    Progress stalled? Try something new. Give these exercises a shot.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 3

    If you train like everyone else in the gym, then you're probably not training very well. Try these little-known exercises, stand out, and make gains.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 4

    Shake up your training with these untraditional exercises that build muscle and strength. Check ‘em out.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 5

    The best exercises are often the ones you aren't using. To prevent adaptation, try some of these unconventional movements.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 6

    Variety in training, used wisely, is one of the factors that keeps the gains coming. Try these odd but effective exercises to mix things up.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 7

    Weight training is like sex. It can get boring if you always do it the same way. Here’s how to spice up your workout.