The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

Driven by the intelligent and relentless pursuit of muscle since 1998.

Drop the weenie weights, load this exercise heavy, and watch your deadlift PR skyrocket. Oh, and you'll build great glutes and hamstrings.

Latest and Trending

An Open Letter to CrossFit HQ

A sports medicine physician who worked at the CrossFit Games has some pointed advice for CrossFit HQ. Check it out.

2 Training Secrets of Jacked Olympic Lifters

These two brutal drills will get you more athletic and shredded, even if you're not into Olympic lifting. Do them. Here's how.

10 Secrets to Building Mass

Ten secrets, eight exercises, and one sweet three-day-a-week program to help you pile on muscle weight fast.

Tip: What You Don't Know About Overtraining

Are you overtraining? That depends a lot on one important factor. Check it out.

Is Gut Bacteria Making You Fat?

Can't seem to lose fat and keep it off? Have crazy cravings? It could be caused by a problem with your natural gut bacteria. Here's why and how you can fix it.

Tip: Ditch This Exercise

There's a much better way to train the core and obliques. Take a look.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

3 Supersets for Big Pecs, Lats and Quads

These painful combos prolong time under tension and increase metabolic stress. That means a bigger chest, back, and legs!

Tip: Pop Your Sacrum to Squat Better

Your glutes won't fire properly if your sacrum is out of alignment. Try this and save a trip to the chiropractor.

6 Stronger Bench Exercises

Most benchers have one of four problems. Here are six innovative fixes.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

Lift Hard, Lift Smart, Recover Faster

Joints hurting? CNS fried? Here's how to intelligently train the bench, deadlift, and squat to keep the gains coming.

How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 1

I love lifting heavy, but you need a lot more than that to develop the muscular hypertrophy of a bodybuilder.

The Death of Women's Bodybuilding

More and more women are lifting weights, but women's pro bodybuilding is dying fast. Here's why, plus a frightening look at the cause of "man face."

4 Weeks To Bigger Legs

Leg training multiple times per week may be torture, but it delivers rapid gains in size and strength. Here's how to do it.

A Tried and True Bodybuilding Program Template

Want to design your own kick-ass training programs? All you need is the perfect template based on 20 years of trial and error.

Tip: Don't Train Biceps Before Shoulders

Hit your delts first, or ideally, on a different day than biceps. Here's why.

Tip: The 20 Reps Method for Strength

Forget counting sets. Instead, think about weight and total reps. Here's why and how to do it.

Shredded in 6 Days

How to quickly dump fat, water, and bloat for a photo shoot or special event.

Big Guys Use Bad Form

What's called “cheating” by the form police may be just what you need to add some serious size.

Programs For the Pull-Up Deficient

Suck at pull-ups? Then it’s time to fix that. Here’s how.

Tip: One Capsule For Strength and Endurance

This natural supplement benefits practically every aspect of human existence. And science agrees.

Tip: For Deadlifts, Put Your Armpits Over the Bar

This puts you in a safer, more efficient position for big pulls and new PRs. Here's why.