How sometimes sitting still and doing nothing can help you build muscle.
Moderation and Glazed Doughnuts
Fat loss is a hot topic. Every month there are thousands of articles and dozens of new books telling people how to eat, how to exercise, and how to supplement to lose their flab. Now's my turn.
Sometimes it's really interesting to dig into the microscopic details of training and nutrition, to dissect the body of academia and examine every little study. That's how we learn things. That's how we refine the science that later helps us get bigger and stronger and leaner.
Nothing makes PRs and gains stagnate sooner than training like a granny. Want to harden up fast? Lift fast.
Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips.
his article is for those veteran trainers who have built a fair amount of size: are you seduced by mass to the exception of everything else?
Everything you need to know about advanced band training for size and strength.
Whether your goal is to build an amazing physique, a record deadlift, or simply put slabs of muscle on your lower back, try out a few of these exercises.
A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.
A unique program for size and strength that uses full-body workouts and a set/rep scheme you’ve probably never tried before. Check it out.
The complete, head-to-toe guide to fixing your bad posture. Check it out.
Gary Homann isn't your garden variety weightlifter. Sure, he's 180 pounds at 6% body fat. Sure, he had the best 500 meter indoor rowing time in the world last year in his class and he's been an ACSM certified health and fitness instructor for the past nine years. But Gary's also got a Master's degree in applied health psychology and is currently working on finishing his Ph.D. in psychology.
This legendary strength coach shares wisdom on lifting, living, and learning. Apply it all and you'll perform better than you ever have.
Since I've started writing for the T-Nation, I've gotten 100's of e-mails asking me varying questions about the rotator cuff and its many somewhat magical qualities. While it may not be as cool as big quads or a great set of guns, a well-developed rotator cuff is sexy in its own, injury-free kind of way.
The Blind Leading the Blind
A bench press specialization cycle that'll drastically improve your max bench.
It seems that in every family there's always a black sheep, someone who just doesn't quite fit in with the rest. It might be your crazy Aunt Sally who's run off and joined a cult, or maybe your family has its own cousin Eddie of National Lampoon "Vacation" fame.
What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.
Thirteen interesting exercises you've probably never tried: new movements that'll break you out of your training rut and infuse some diversity into your workouts.
Personalize high volume training for your body type and get maximum gains in size and strength. Get the details here.
Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!
The Most Important Thing I Know About Training
If you've spent most of your lifting career doing 3 sets of 10 reps, do the opposite and you'll see astounding new gains. Here's why and how to program it.
Cardio steals your gains, bro! Or does it? Here’s what strength and power athletes really need to know.