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Do these before weight training and you'll recruit more muscle during your workout. Here's how.

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Tip: Make Your Own Healthy Ketchup

This no-sugar-added, grown-up ketchup will blow your mind. Here's how to make it.

Tip: Do the Constant-Tension Curl

Stretch out those shirtsleeves by adding this unique exercise variation to your arm training plan. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do the Strip-the-Rack Press

For big, strong, and healthy shoulders, scrape the rack. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: Pair Kettlebell Swings with Planks

Not only will this workout rip off the fat, it'll teach you to breathe correctly when fatigued. Check it out.

Tip: Eat More to Build, But Not That Much More

Yes, you need to consume plenty of quality calories to gain muscle, but many lifters take it too far. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: Stop Overusing Belts and Wraps

Sometimes they're needed, and sometimes you're just setting yourself up for future injury. Here's why.

Tip: Build Your Calves With This Superset

Chances are, you've never tried this! Check it out.

Tip: Two New Ways to Build Bigger Traps

Finish off your traps with these unique exercise variations.

5 Signs You're About to Get Hurt

Are you on your way to becoming a broken down lifter? Here are the signs to watch out for and how to intervene.

Tip: Don't Try to Hit the Triceps With Dips

Changing your form on dips to train the triceps will wreck your joints. Here's a better method that works great.

Control the Damage From Overeating

You're sometimes going to eat a meal that's going to burst the seams of your shorts. Here's how to control the damage.

Tip: Use These 3 Lifting Techniques to Burn Fat

Do finisher sets to torch more calories and reveal your muscle. Here's how.

Tip: Do Stage Reps to Improve Your Pull-Ups

Suck at pull-ups? Avoid machines and use this training technique instead. Check it out.

Tip: Train the Deep Ab Muscles with this Exercise

The stir-the-pot exercise will strengthen your core like nothing else. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Test Yourself with the Renegade Row

This test will teach you a lot about your strength and athleticism. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Don't Use Soreness to Judge Workout Effectiveness

You can get sore and not make progress. And you can make progress and not get sore. Here are the facts.

Tip: Shut Up About Your Goals

Studies show that telling others about your goals makes you less likely to achieve them. Here's why, plus a better method.

Tip: For Delt Gains, Increase Time Under Tension

Constant time under tension mimics occlusion training and stimulates growth. Try this workout.

Tip: Do this Exercise to Build Biceps and Abs

This variation of the cable curl strengthens the core and biceps at the same time. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Use These 4 Strategies for Better Sleep

Stress and anxiety keep you from getting restorative sleep. That kills gains. Here's how to squash stress and sleep deeply.

Tip: Beat Stress with Rhodiola Rosea

Stress can rob you of your gains. Enhance your body's ability to adapt naturally. Here's how.

Tip: Stop Doing Static Stretching

Regular stretching often does more harm than good, especially for lifters and strength athletes. Here's why.

Tip: End Every Workout With Your Worst Lift

Pick one lift and do 3-4 sets at 80% of your max at the end of every training session. Here's why.

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.