If you're a lifter with back problems you'll want to read this. If you're a lifter without back problems you'll still want to read this.
Here's how Jones Trained Viator for the 1971 Mr. America
It's very apparent to me that there are many coaches and fitness writers who don't understand the nervous system. I'm not the least bit surprised because your nervous system is arguably the most complex and ambiguous system in your body.
These twelve tips, compiled by ex-con Jay Mullins, will help Cy (or you, if you find yourself in a similar situation) make the best of his time in the Big House.
When many of us think of perfect physiques, we think of those belonging to Golden Age bodybuilders. These champions of the past were muscular, strong, healthy, and athletic. It's cliche but it's true: women wanted them; men wanted to be them.
Improve performance, reduce risk of injury, and look better with your shirt off. Here's how.
Although I'm better known as someone who works with high-performing athletes, I started out–like most coaches and trainers-by working with "everyday folks", and interestingly enough, after 20+ years in the game, something unusual has happened:
If you're interested in becoming leaner, faster, and more muscular, keep reading.
Time behind bars teaches you that the gym is therapy. Need motivation? Check out these lessons on lifting and life.
Nine challenging exercises that you probably haven't tried before. Give 'em a shot this week in the gym.
Today, competitive bodybuilding is a freak show. From the late 1960's to the early 1980's - the Golden Age of bodybuilding - it was an art exhibit.
When it comes to exercise performance, especially the more exotic movements I often prescribe, most people grasp the big picture but miss the finer points. To remedy this, I created this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises. Here's the newest installment!
T Nation goes to prison to find out how those convicts get their workouts in. Check out this investigative report.
Strength is the foundation of all athletic qualities. Here's what you need to do to build it and improve across the board.
Drop the conventional body part split and take a high-frequency approach. Check this out.
I'm normally somewhat of a bookworm and science geek, although – to blow a little sunshine up my own butt – I have to say, I'm getting better at reading people.
This new Q & A column is about building a muscular and aesthetic physique. It's not about breaking strength records or reaching speed and power personal bests.
A competitive powerlifter recently contacted me to correct his woefully pathetic bench press. After a few tests and some obvious visual clues, I realized that his triceps were holding him back from pressing up big numbers.
T-Nation asked Cosgrove to tell us his top ten tips. He gave us 34.
Which is really better for your goals? Each has its pros and cons. Read this to help you decide.
Ten things you should be doing to reach your size and strength goals.
How to get truly ripped without losing muscle mass.
Build your shoulders and damn near everything else with these “forgotten” exercises. Here’s how.
In Part 2, we'll discuss muscles of the torso and lower extremity, along with my tips to help you write better, more balanced training programs.
Okay, tough guy, so you want to write your own training programs, eh? You think you've got what it takes?