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Work, Rest, Play, Pray: Explained

Dan John explains how to live the perfect life, inside the gym and outside the gym.

Why I Train

Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Are you scanning the world for excuses or opportunities? Read this, get your act together, and reach your goals.

What I Learned in 2009

Cressey's 2009 lessons-learned include the perfect sleep schedule, why shoes suck, and why you may want to stay away from hyper-mobile chicks.

Weekend Training for the Busy Guy

Here's a basic, balls-out program that works around the busy guy’s life.

Training Behind Bars 2

Time behind bars teaches you that the gym is therapy. Need motivation? Check out these lessons on lifting and life.

Training Behind Bars 1

T Nation goes to prison to find out how those convicts get their workouts in. Check out this investigative report.

Top 10 Ways to Build Mental Toughness

We asked our coaches and experts for their best mental toughness tips. Pick the one that speaks to you and get to work.

Today's Lifters Are Snowflakes

The modern lifter is being a pantywaist... and he doesn't even realize it. He needs a kick in the butt. Here it is.

Tip: Your Social Media – Motivating or Nah?

Are your fitness posts and photos motivating people or de-motivating them? Check out this surprising new study.

Tip: Weight Loss is BS

Throw away your bathroom scale. Here's why.

Tip: Two Truths About Training

To stay motivated in the gym, you need to know the truth about training and making progress. In fact, you need to know two truths.

Tip: This Type of Workout Music is Best

Music can power your workout to new heights, but the wrong kind can trash your nervous system.

Tip: The Second Stage of Motivation

There are two stages to staying motivated enough to reach your goal. Most people get stuck in the first stage... and don't even know about the second.

Tip: The Power of Urgency and Accountability

You need to feel the pressure to find your true potential. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: The Most Important Key to Workout Consistency

Researchers have figured out how to stay consistent in the gym. Have you? Check this out.

Tip: The High Performance Mindset

The best athletes have trained their brains to deflect fear and anxiety. You can to. Here's how.

Tip: The Cold Hard Truth About Nutrition

Need to lose some body fat? Here's some tough love you need to hear.

Tip: The Case for Gym Selfies

They can get annoying to other people sometimes, but science says they can also help you get lean. Check it out.

Tip: The 30-Minute Trick for a Better Day

Make every day better. Start it by working on yourself and getting your mind right. Here's how.

Tip: Tap Out to Win

Want to develop grit and resolve? Tap out, learn something, then get right back in there and fight again.

Tip: Take Gratitude To The Extreme

This mental exercise is harder than you think. Try it for a week and become a tougher, happier person.

Tip: Take Cold Showers for a Week

Shake off a bad mood with frigid water. Get your energy and motivation up instantly.

Tip: Step Up and Compete

Studies show how competition allows you to achieve things you couldn't have otherwise. Check this out.

Tip: Shark Habits and Pirate Maps

Use these two tools to increase discipline, boost mental toughness, and get more done.