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Exercise Misconceptions - Part 2

Finally, some ammo to use against those putzes who insist on benching with their feet in the air. Craig also makes the case that chin-ups are a better lat exercise than pull-ups. Let the arguments begin!

The Glute Ham Raise

It's potentially the best hamstring exercise known to man, but it may also be the most difficult and the most humbling. Luckily, even doing it half-assed is hugely effective.

Recovery Methods 101

Dan John's been dragging his calloused butt across Terra Firma for a relatively long time, but he only recently realized he'd been wasting a lot of time on assistance exercises and aerobics.

3 Fat Loss Steps

She did 15 minutes on the elliptical trainer. Then she did arm curls, leg extensions, straight leg raises, and side bends-lots of side bends. In short, she was doing everything wrong.

The Ankle Paradox

Ten ways to fix and prevent ankle injuries.

Let's Get Nasty

Add size to your frame by adding weight to the bar. Here are four methods to use.

Big Jim's Plateau-Busting Surge Routine

We love the workouts that make you ache, the ones that make you shake your fist at the heavens above. This one involves doing one-rep maxes with 60-second negatives, followed by some nice drop sets.

The Iso Push-up

It's probably the simplest training method imaginable, but it's oh-so effective in promoting shoulder stability and building power and strength. All it takes is a minute and thirty seconds, three times a week.

Exercise Misconceptions - Part 1

Most personal trainers couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel, so when it comes to squats and deadlifts, their advice is usually dead wrong.

4 Ways To Stay On Track

Life getting in the way of your gains? Keep making progress with these strategies.

The 8-Week Calf Blitzkrieg

Too often, lifters assume what works for the chest works for the calves. Not so. Here, finally, is the definitive calf-training article.

Hungarian Oak Leg Blast

We don't have a picture of him in the article. We don't even know his name. But this alleged monster's training program was too compelling to pass up because of a technicality.

10 Reasons You're Still Jacked Up

This is going to be the best training year ever, only you're so jacked up you can barely go number two without having a troop of Boy Scouts lower you onto the toilet seat. Lifter, heal thyself!

The 2008 Alphabet of Manliness

From A to Z, Tony G's got some ideas about every bodybuilding, diet, and performance topic you can think of, not to mention some appealing notions about hottie Kate Beckinsale. A very cool, fun, and informative article.

From Brain to Biceps

If you've been reading Testosterone for any length of time, you've figured out that each article is just another piece of the weightlifting puzzle. This one's about a big piece of the puzzle, one that's often neglected: the brain.

Question of Strength 42

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

The Deadlift From Hell

It may just be the biggest of the big compound movements. Find out why this hellacious exercise is a favorite of Charles Poliquin!

So You Think You Know Strong

Are you strong? Like really strong? Find out here.

The Mobility Complex

We'll admit it. Warm-ups suck. They're no fun, but we realize their importance. Luckily, Jeremy Frisch has come up with a couple that are hugely effective while still being tolerable to us warm-up haters.

Pump Down the Volume

Do less to build more muscle? The pros and cons of low volume training.

Progressions for Hypertrophy and Fat Loss

A program is only as good as its progressions. Why? Because once you adapt to the challenges, they stop working. Here's what to do to continue losing fat and building muscle.

It Looked Good on Paper

Certain things look good on paper, but most don't pan out. For instance, Eric Cressey thinks wave loading is a bunch of hooey, as are weight gain powders and, believe it or not, the notion that external rotation movements are a cure all.

Single Dummbell Overhead Squats

Those guys who think planks and Bosu Ball triceps kickbacks are giving their core a good workout are poor, pathetic slobs. If you really want to work the core, you've got to raise the weight over your head.

The Mobility-Stability Continuum

There's a difference between mobility and stability. Mobility is the ability to produce a desired movement, while stability is the ability to resist an undesired movement. Knowing the difference is the key to performance.

Max Load Training in the Real World

Scott Abel says that maximum load isn't the same thing as maximum weight and he wonders why most people don't get this. How much you can lift isn't the deciding factor; the deciding factor is how much stress a muscle endures.