Sets, reps, time under tension, rest periods, and everything you need to know to DIY the right plan for you.
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!
Here are eight exercises you've probably never tried. Shake up your next workout.
Here’s the sequel to one of our most popular training plans. Check it out.
Break out of your training rut and adopt some challenging new exercises. Here are 8 to test out.
Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.
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.
What if you only had one dumbbell to train with? Actually, you’d get a great workout if you followed this plan. Check it out.
Try a few of these little-used, but extremely effective exercises and break out of your training rut.
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.
Single-leg exercise options to help you achieve all your strength and physique goals. Check ’em out.
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.
If you're stuck in a rut and you've been training for more than a year, this program will induce appreciable strength and size gains.
Replace some of your usual exercises with the ones here. Mix things up and start making progress again.
The program is simple, the workouts are short, and the results are fantastic. The catch? It’s also brutally hard. Check it out.
Strength coach Ian King lists his top exercises for building mass. Are you doing them all?
Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!
Band training for accommodating resistance, variable resistance, and max acceleration.
This article is going to give you a basic off-season template and the options necessary to build freaky athletes.
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then bring them up. These exercises will do just that.
A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.
Warning: This is hilarious powerlifter humor and probably offensive to hyper-sensitive weak people.
Because you've gotta train ass in order to haul ass. Here’s your guide to athletic glute training.
Although this article is aimed at athletes, if you're looking to get into shredded, athletic shape, try some of the exercises Coach DeFranco describes. You can practically feel the fat melting off your body!
Build your back and prevent strength imbalances. Here’s everything you need to know.