Over the past few years I've seen many lifters and coaches discussing the seemingly strange movements I prescribe for strength development. Many of these guys are grasping the big picture but missing many of the finer points. To remedy this, I've written this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
Classic muscle and bodybuilding lessons from Dr. Ellington Darden. Get 'em here.
A simple but smart plan that blends old-school basics with new-school periodization.
Christian Thibaudeau lays out his seven most effective tips for getting big, getting strong and performing better.
The author of the following article is a cop, a twenty year vet in an urban city's police department.
Build your back and prevent strength imbalances. Here’s everything you need to know.
What do you get when you ask some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips for dramatic physique changes? You get one hell of an article series!
An Interview with Lou Schuler.
If you're like me in any way, you probably have about ten too many things going on in your life. Sometimes your workout gets buried in the depths of your "to do" list.
We don't throw around the term "living legend" much around here because not many people deserve such accolades. But T-Nation recently sat down with a man who just might fit the bill: Dave Draper.
Strong glutes make strong lifters... and sexy ones too. Here's how to get yours in gear.
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!
Because you've gotta train ass in order to haul ass. Here’s your guide to athletic glute training.
Warning: This is hilarious powerlifter humor and probably offensive to hyper-sensitive weak people.
A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.
The T Nation article that ignited the whole Tabata craze. Check it out.
To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then bring them up. These exercises will do just that.
This article is going to give you a basic off-season template and the options necessary to build freaky athletes.
Band training for accommodating resistance, variable resistance, and max acceleration.
Break Out of the Rep Range Rut!
Strength coach Ian King lists his top exercises for building mass. Are you doing them all?
In this final installment, I'll cover some of the variations in more detail and I'll also be providing a training cycle that features the snatch as an "anchor" movement.
In the first installment of this article, I discussed the various benefits of the snatch and I also hinted at the large number of possible snatch variations.
Replace some of your usual exercises with the ones here. Mix things up and start making progress again.
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.