One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.
Is CrossFit a cult? Are its workouts insane? We answer those questions, and many more, in this investigation.
He's the newest addition to the T NATION line-up, but Bret Contreras just may be one of the most innovative coaches we've seen.
The right bodyweight exercises can be damn tough and give you great results. Disagree? Try out a few of the exercises on this list.
Ditch the traditional core exercises and try out a few of these athletic moves for stronger abs.
A muscle-numbing routine for the most spectacular, but often most-neglected body part.
A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.
Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.
Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.
Using dead stop movements to blow past a sticking point; how ab work has nothing to do with building a six-pack; and how you should blow-torch the treadmill and burn fat in a way that works.
Thibs is a sadistic SOB because he's always glad to bring more pain your way. This time the red glow of his laser sight is dancing around your chest and he's ready to pull the trigger.
Low-budget S&M flick, or just an entertaining look into the world of HIT? Guest appearances from Mike Mentzer, Arthur Jones, Joe Weider, and the Governator.
Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.
Our cub reporter went to Sin City to do some swinging and sweating, but not the usual kind. He was there to learn the basics of kettlebell training with our own Mike Mahler, and to share that knowledge with you.
The Thibster shows you how to build your shoulders, save your waistline when dining out, and appreciate some old-school lifts from the floor.
One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.
If you’re looking to jack up your wheels as fast as possible, this is the program for you.
As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.
Bodybuilding veteran Scott Abel (pictured) has a radical plan to turn arm day into the best fat-burning workout of the week.
Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.
This forgotten squat exercise is still one of the best ways to build quads.
If this list can't convince you to include at least a bit of fast lifting in your routine, you might want to seek professional help to discuss why you're avoiding maximum success.
Muscle insulin sensitivity, lifting tempo, and how to use control days to maximize your mass phase.
Unbeknownst to most, rest periods are a critical part of defining the body you want, and there's actually a science behind it, too.
You're doing your mobility drills and foam-roller work, but you're still in pain. If that sounds like you, maybe you need "muscle activation training."