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Tip: 2 Ways to Get a Skin-Splitting Pump

A muscular pump helps build muscle (and it looks awesome of course). Here are two ways to get the best pump of your life.


4 Politically Correct Fitness Lies

Let's cut the crap and talk about how touchy-feely fitness advice actually works the opposite of how people expect. Consider this your trigger …


The 5 Dumbest Muscle Myths | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...<p>Soreness isn't a sign of an effective workout. Those who lift heavy regularly don't experience debilitating DOMS as …


How To Not Lose Muscle When Cutting

Have you ever lost muscle when trying to cut fat? I’m sure you have. Me too – years ago before I knew what I was doing. Despite what some would have …

Healthy Eating

Strength Training is Learning from Tail Events

Nassim Nicholas Taleb<p>I was honored to be asked by Mark Rippetoe to write the foreword of [book]. But the reader may ask the following: What does …


Tip: A New Reason to Take Creatine

There are many good reasons to take creatine. Here's a new one that's pretty darn exciting.

6 Heavy Bench Press Lessons | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...<p>When trying to bring up the bench press, don't focus on bench press variations at the expense of overhead work. For …


The Beginner's Guide to Long Term Gains | The Zone

The Beginner’s Guide to Long Term Gains<p><b>10</b> votes, <b>3.60</b> avg. rating (<b>72</b>% score)<p>By Ray Klerke<p>The Beginner’s Guide to Long Term Gains<p>Mapping the future is …

Can You Make More Muscle Fibers?

You can increase the size of your muscle fibers (hypertrophy). But can you increase the number of muscle fibers you have (hyperplasia)? Here's the …


10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do | T Nation

Focus on what you need to do, not necessarily on what you want to do. That's the secret to strength training success. But how do you know what you …

Roughhousing Is Good for You

A bit of rough-and-tumble play never hurt anyone. In fact, it might be just the thing you need in your training.We have an odd relationship with …

Old-School Muscle | T Nation

Lead Photo: Casey Viator, Circa 1972<p>I recently found a photo of Casey Viator while reviewing some files and it brought back a number of old-school …


Tip: Always Start With An Empty Bar

Some of the strongest lifters on the planet start their workouts with an empty bar. Here's why you should too.

Strength Training

5 Secrets of the Relentless | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...<p>Those who are relentless find comfort in discipline. For them, hard work is cleansing, good for body and mind.<br>• The …


Ten Bodybuilding Practices That Can Help Anyone Get Shredded

Training Articles<p>Ten Bodybuilding Practices That Can Help Anyone Get Shredded<p>Physique training is more popular than ever. At the same time, …


Strength Training Tricks: What Works? | T Nation

Can You Really Improve Strength Instantly?<p>Maybe you've heard that to put up bigger numbers on the bench press, you shouldn't stretch beforehand and …


Tip: Understand the Law of Metabolic Demand

Stop using the word "weight" and get smarter about calories. This will help.


The Ultimate Guide to Oldtime Strongman Fitness: 26 Forgotten Exercises Every Man Should Try

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Twist and Shout: The Missing Link in Your Training

The body moves in three planes of motion... is your training addressing movement in all of them?


DOMS: No Pain, No Gain?

Does getting sore actually lead to more muscle growth? Can you get big and strong without getting sore? The answers here may surprise you.


13 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift, Fast!

These tips, cues, adjustments, and "tricks" will have you deadlifting more weight right away. Check 'em out.


3 Ways to Control Insulin and Get Jacked | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...<p>Insulin is an anabolic hormone. Some people think that it only causes fat storage, but it also increases muscle …

Neural Charge Training

I've found nothing that works better than Neural Charge Training at increasing the rate of gains and enhancing recovery. You want to experience that? …


A Safe System for Heavy Lifting After a Disc Bulge

With the right rehab expertise, it's possible to move big weight successfully - and safely.I’ve had a mountain of enquiries from people all over the …


16 bizarre truths I learned as a bikini fitness competitor

Competitive fitness is blowing up among general fitness connoisseurs, thanks to Instagram stars like Paige Hathaway and Michelle Lewin. Their bods and commitment are inspiring women around the world to set the goal of one day stepping on the stage as a fitness competitor in the bikini division at …


Is Perfectionism Holding Your Training Back?

If your standards are improperly high, you may never see the progress you're looking for.<b>In today’s world, perfectionism is a popular term.</b> It’s …


Tip: Avoid NSAIDS and Icing Sore Muscles | T Nation

The Truth About Inflammation<p>Without inflammation, wounds wouldn't heal... ever. Any illness might last for years. Even the muscle you strive to …


3 Strategies to Conquer the Pain Cave

<b>The workout of the day is set. You look on the whiteboard and see suffering written all over it.</b> If you’ve been around CrossFit long enough or have …

4 Reasons You Suck at Building Mass | T Nation

The 4 Reasons You Can't Build Mass<p>Why can’t you build muscle mass? Well, probably because you suck at eating and training. Here’s how you can stop …