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The Truth About Olympic Lifts

They can be a great tool for athletes and gym rats, as long as you know how to use them... and when to avoid them.

A Novel Approach to Rest Periods

A 2-kilogram discuss traveled 140 feet through the air and landed in Dan John's skull. After that, he "rested" for five months. Now he has some interesting ideas about rest periods in general.

The 4 Pillars of Strength Training

Weight training wisdom from Dan John, blended with cool techniques and routines that will make you want to rush off to the gym.

Battle of the Strength Sports

When you go all-in with one training philosophy - whether it's bodybuilding, powerlifting, or CrossFit - you set yourself up for a lifetime of repercussions, including lots of embarrassment.

Mythbusters 7

Dave Tate and others weigh-in on the difference between "compound movements" and "isolation movements" and the necessity of eating 6 times a day.

How to Master the Power Clean

The power clean just might be the best barbell exercise you aren't doing. Here’s why you should make it a part of your program.

Boy, You Gotta Carry That Weight!

Heavy carries muscle you up, improve your core strength, and beat the crap out of cardio!

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

Bulletproof That Back

More ways to keep your back strong, healthy, and ready for more plates. Check it out.

Add 20 Pounds to Your 1RM Today

3 Tricks that can instantly add 20 to 40 pounds to your best previous lifts.

The 40-Day Program

Most of you are too weak to put on muscle. Here's a simple 40-day program that will make you strong and buff.

6 Week Bench Press Cure

To bench press more weight, you need to fix your technique and design a smart training program. Here’s how to do both.

Contrast Training for Strength, Size, and Power

Teach your body some new tricks with these exercise pairs that combine strength with explosive power.

Five Habits of Defective Squatters

The five most common squatting mistakes and how to fix them.

Things You Should Know How To Do #1: The Pull-Up

Not a pro at pull-ups? Double your reps in just a few weeks. Here’s how.

Most Brutal Training Camp on Earth

T Nation journalist travels to Joe DeFranco's gym to train with NFL prospects and learns what it takes to get in the game.

Five New Exercises

Five new ways to build muscle, increase strength, improve conditioning, and impress the know-it-alls in your gym.

More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

Stuff You Should Be Doing, But Aren't

It’s the nagging stuff you probably know you need to do. You just haven’t been TOLD to do it yet. Start here, then get to work.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

Seven bad benching habits that keep you weak, and how to get rid of them.

Mythbusters 1

The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

An Interview with Dave Tate

The powerlifter and entrepreneur talks about bodybuilding, success, injuries, and what we can learn from kindergartners.

Counting Your Reps for More Muscle

Three exercises, 25 total reps with a 4-6RM. Don’t worry about sets, rest periods, or even reps per round. Do it. Here’s how and why.

Question of Strength 48

Sir Charles reveals why you see so many crappy exercises in muscle mags, the best and worst lifts for athletes, and how to separate winners from losers before the race even starts.

How to Warm Up for a One-Rep Max

Ready to go for a new PR in the bench press, squat, or deadlift? How you warm up could make or break your max. Follow these guidelines.