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Are You a G.A.M.E.R.?

What is it that separates the masterful from the mediocre? And do you have it? Find out here.

Are You Tough?

The first step to achieving your goal is to stop acting like a self-entitled sissy and get tough. This will put things into perspective for you.

Atomic Dog: Vision Quest

Lifting weights, slaying dragons, and finding out what you’re really made of. What are you questing for? Check this out.

Avoid the Enablers

The world is full of enablers that make you feel good about yourself while ultimately turning you into a sucky human being. Avoid these people like the plague.

Band of Meatheads

Want to be more and do more? You'll get there faster with friends than you would by going at it alone. Here’s why community is essential in training.

Brain Blast 5

Steroids, cannibalism, sex cults, big benchin', and rule breakin'. Sounds like business as usual here at T Nation!

Bustin' Ass 101

If you think you're way beyond this basic advice, think again. Warning: Not for snowflakes.

Change Your Thinking, Build Your Body

Start bending bars and setting personal records just by opening up your mind to a few new ideas.

Choices

What every lifter should know about personal responsibility, the greatest factor for success, and the benefits of adversity.

Dieting: A Rant

Have you ever had to go out to eat with a group of people while you're on a strict diet? Dave Tate feels your pain.

Elite Wisdom

Dave Tate is not a motivational speaker. He just kicks your butt into gear by telling you the cold hard truth. So listen up.

Embrace the Suck

If you never find yourself in the suck, then you aren't trying hard enough to accomplish anything. Every worthwhile goal is found on the other side of the suck. And there's only one way to reach it: get mad, dig deep, and fight.

Fear is Good

Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

Figuring Out Your Life and Lifting Goals

How combining the threads of training, career, and family can make for a full, fit life.

Find Your Fight

What are you fighting for? Why do you do this? Answer that question and all this training and diet stuff will get easier and more rewarding.

Finding Flow: How to Get in the Zone

Reach your physique goals faster. Smash personal records. Make other teams fear you. How? Tap into the flow state. Here's how to do it.

Genetic Limits and Muscle Migration

Still trying to be the biggest dude in the gym? Once you've reached your muscular potential, your body will fight back. Here's what to do when it does.

Get Your Girl To Lift

Does lifting make women bulky? Many still seem to think so. But if you want to help them get in shape without scaring them off, here's the script you need to follow.

Get Your Mind Right!

Your brain determines your success as much as your muscles. Here's how to make sure that blob of gray matter doesn't get the best of you.

Going From Point A to Point B

Figuring out what point B is, the problems with goal setting, and realistic body fat percentages.

How to Get Better at Anything

Teach yourself to eat more vegetables, do more pull-ups, lift more weight, or anything else you think you should be doing. Here's how.

How to Stay Motivated

Even the most hardcore lifters experience low motivation. Here's how to get back on track.

How Weight Training Saved My Life

Our coaches and experts tell inspirational stories about how iron saved their lives.

Identify Weak Points and Destroy Them

To reach your training goals, you first have to identify the "kingpins" that are holding you back, then remove them.

Iron Evolution – Phase 1

To get strong, listen to a strong guy’s advice. Here’s what you can learn from Dave Tate’s early experiences under the bar.