The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Look down at your calves. Sad, huh? Don't worry, eight of our experts drop their best training tips here.

Latest and Trending

Tip: Dump the Seated Leg Extension, Do This Instead

Most standard leg exercises are "missing" a very important quad muscle. Here's how to target it to build stronger legs.

Tip: Train With Arnold's Golden Six

This full-body, three-days-per-week routine got The Oak started in bodybuilding. Check it out.

Dips: You're Doing Them Wrong

Dips build tons of muscle and strength while also being therapeutic for the shoulders. Yes, really. Here are 13 tips to help you do them right.

Delts on Fire

If you're a hardgainer in the shoulder department it's time to ramp up the way you've been training.

6 Tips to Master the Sumo Deadlift

The sumo deadlift shortens the ROM, works the hips more, and is less stressful on the back than conventional deadlifts.

Maximal Fat Loss, Minimal Equipment

Combine minimal equipment and tons of groundwork for brutally effective fat-loss exercise combinations. Here’s how.

Eat Big and Gain Nothing But Muscle

What you eat will either be used by muscle or stored as fat. It's called nutrient partitioning. Here's how to optimize it.

400-Pound Kettlebell Swings

Kettlebells are great for conditioning. Now let's use them to build devastating strength and explosive power. Here’s how.

The Truth about Training Frequency

How often should you train for maximal results? It depends on a few things, and this article breaks them down for you.

How Bodybuilders Should Eat

A tried-and-true eating plan for packing on muscle. Check it out.

Full Body vs. Split Training

Which is really better for your goals? Each has its pros and cons. Read this to help you decide.

Lactic Acid Training for Fat Loss

Increase lactic acid to increase growth hormone and get shredded. One problem: It really hurts. Check out the program.

Question of Strength 54

Are SARMs safe, legal, and as effective as steroids? Does German Volume Training work for natural lifters? Info here.

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

Big strong hammies are rare, even though everyone trains them. Here's what they're doing wrong and how to really build them.

Volume Training for Size & Strength

If your gains have stalled, it's probably because you're missing one thing in your workouts: volume. Here's how to intelligently add it.

The Single Best Muscle-Building Method

A recent study shows that training to failure is the true key to muscle growth... regardless of the weight used. If your goal is size, this is a must-read.

Tip: Test Your Athleticism in 2 Minutes

Let's see how fit you really are. Take this quick test. And try not to puke.

Protein Facts You Better Know!

You don't know crap about protein! Or maybe you do. See if you can sort the facts from the myths. Most people can't.

Kroc Rows 101

A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.

Muscle Specific Hypertrophy: Biceps, Back, and Lower Body

Don't read this unless you want to get bummed out about how you've been training the wrong grips, rep ranges, and exercises for your biceps, your back, and your entire lower body.

The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period!

Think you know all there is to know about push-ups? Ha! We thought so too...until we read this.

Sprinting Towards Single Digit Body Fat

The secret to dropping fat and building a great posterior chain may be just a few hundred meters away. Check out this plan.

12 Hamstrings Exercises for Hardasses

Only doing deadlifts and leg curls for your hamstrings? You're missing out on some killer exercises that'll quickly add muscle and power.

The Carb Cycling Codex

Cutting body fat doesn't have to mean cutting out the carbs. Get shredded with this carb cycling approach and hang on to more muscle in the process.