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The Superior Circuit, Part I

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com We have some good news for you. The New Year’s resolution crowd, famous for clogging up the gym for the first two months of every year, is starting to dwindle. As they devolve back into their sedentary lifestyles, you have the opportunity to evolve your training program to reach even greater […]

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The Superior Circuit, Part II

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com In Part I, we discussed the many pros and cons associated with traditional “cardio” practices. In today’s training world, most experts would agree that high intensity interval training (HIIT) performed after resistance training is the best way to get lean. While neither of us disregards the benefits of those practices, we […]

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The Superior Circuit, Part III

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com Building a Better Boomerang In Part I and Part II of this series, we explained how some creative thinking and efficient programming can kill a flock of birds like a boomerang. Instead of using one dimensional thinking and throwing rocks by doing cyclical modes of cardio, why not try to cover […]

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Yo, How Much Ya Bench?

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com Striving for the Big Bench I recently had the privilege of being an assistant coach for the USA’s World Bench Press Team. While I was there I refused to sleep more than a few hours a night; I wasn’t about to miss out on learning some kick-ass tips and tricks to […]

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Shoulder The Load

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com Since I’ve started writing for the T-Nation, I’ve gotten 100’s of e-mails asking me varying questions about the rotator cuff and its many somewhat magical qualities. While it may not be as cool as big quads or a great set of guns, a well-developed rotator cuff is sexy in its own, […]

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Erector Set

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com Under Construction What is it that set Dorian Yates apart from his competition? And what is it that can often help a powerlifter or Olympic lifter put pounds on his total? Answer: A super-strong set of spinal erectors that resemble two big boa constrictors running down the back! But what muscle […]

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6 Tricks For a Sexy Squat

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com Confessions of an Ugly Squatter This article is dedicated to those of you that either aren’t squatting, or squatting with weights well below what you should be using because you have bad levers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people bitch and moan about having a short back, […]

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10 Iron Game Lessons

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com Before I get into this article, let me just say that I’m really excited to write an article that’s not 100% training related. Sure, the whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I’ve learned about training, but I’m hoping to share some insight with […]

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Wanna Grow? Gotta Row!

Originally Posted at www-t-nation.com Death by Bench Press! (Or at least you may get a nasty imbalance) Where are you going to be in five years? Will you have added 30 pounds of solid muscle? Will you have put hundreds of pounds on your powerlifting total? Or will you be a has-been who talks about […]

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Get Your Butt In Gear! I: With Eric Cressey

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com Rumor has it that Jennifer Lopez insured her booty for one billion dollars! Now that’s a significant chunk of change for a significant chunk of booty. However, while her booty may be the object of many men’s affection, the truth of the matter is J-Lo uses her booty to sell records, […]

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Get Your Butt In Gear! II: With Eric Cressey

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com Strength Training for the Glutes In Part I we covered some pre-training measures you can use to get your glutes fired up and ready to go. Now it’s time to get to work on strengthening them. Before we discuss the exercises, let’s go over four regulations. If you violate these four […]

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Designer Athletes

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com How to Build a Freaky Athlete Since I started writing for T-Nation, I’ve received literally thousands of e-mails asking me to describe how I set up strength training programs for my athletes. I’m not a big fan of setting up cookie-cutter routines; I like to give people options so they can […]

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Feel Better For 10 Bucks: With Eric Cressey

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com Ten bucks doesn’t buy much nowadays. You could pick up a day pass at some commercial gym, or pull off the co-pay on a visit to the chiropractor. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to swing a mediocre Russian mail order bride. Or, you could just go the safe […]

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Single Leg Supplements

Originally posted at www.t-nation.com In your quest for developing legs that are bigger, stronger, and more powerful, chances are you’ve already read dozens of articles on the basic exercises. Any decent strength training routine will put emphasis on the big lifts like squats and deadlifts. While I’m not saying these exercises aren’t important, a lot […]

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Neanderthal No More, Part I: With Eric Cressey

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com Disclaimer: What you’re about to read is some very technical, very geeky stuff, but don’t panic if you don’t have your kinesiology degree just yet. In the future articles in this series, Eric and Mike will break it all down for you and show you how to fix your posture and […]

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