The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Get the best pump of your life and trigger new muscle growth with the extended set method.

Latest and Trending

Wall-and-dowel-hip-hinge-drills

Tip: Wall and Dowel Hip Hinge Drills

Dial in your hip hinge to master deadlifts, kettlebell swings, pull-throughs and more. Here's how.

Kettlebell-row-with-rotation

Tip: Kettlebell Row With Rotation

The variation of the one-arm row allows you to add rotation and it tweaks the weight distribution for a new stimulus.

Partner-assisted-pull-ups

Tip: Partner Assisted Pull-Ups

Struggle with pull-ups? Don't use a band for assistance. These two methods are better.

Tip: Insulin Sensitivity and Protein Pancakes

Breakfast, early morning workouts, and individual differences. Here's what you need to know.

Stability-ball-tri-set

Tip: Stability-Ball Tri-Set

Try this ab-focused tri-set: stability-ball arch, straight-arm rollout and pike/push-up combo. Great for a crowded gym.

Tip: Train Between Extremes

There are two ways people like to think about their workouts. Neither lead to progress. Here's the smart way to approach hard training.

The-renegade-row

Tip: The Renegade Row

The compound exercise attacks a weak core, improves performance, and stimulates muscle growth. It also prevents injury and builds a rock-solid physique.

Tip: The Good and Bad of Bodybuilding

Competitive bodybuilding can bring out the best and worst in people. Here's something to think about.

Triceps-of-death

Tip: Triceps of Death

This is a brutal triceps builder. Start with a 2-board close-grip press for 5 reps, then a 3-board for 5 reps, then a 5-board for max reps. The shortening ROM allows you to fatigue and keep going.

Compound-set-combo-curls

Tip: Compound Set Combo Curls

Do 4 sets of 15 reps. On the first 10 reps of a set, do normal curls. On the last 5 reps of each set, switch to hammer curls.

Tip: Do the Opposite

In training and in life, the majority seldom gets it right. Maybe it's time to do things differently.

The-child's-pose-for-athletes

Tip: The Child's Pose For Athletes

Improve upper back rotation and posture with this simple drill. Do 10 reps per side twice a day.

Press-outs-for-abs

Tip: Press Outs for Abs

This variation of the ab rollout is intense because you spend more time in the toughest part of the movement.

The-standing-barbell-rollout

Tip: The Standing Barbell Rollout

A bar takes the ab rollout to the next level. Try a wide grip to hit the chest and shoulders as well as the abs. Have a super strong core? Narrow the grip.

The-barbell-rollout

Tip: The Barbell Rollout

Ditch the ab wheel and give this a shot. It's more challenging due to the increased range of motion.

Trigger-point-technique-for-posterior-shoulder

Tip: Trigger Point Technique For Posterior Shoulder

Place a firm ball under the posterior delt. Lift the arm for 15 to 45 seconds.

Tip: The 4 Principles of Great Technique

Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.

The-dead-start-bench-press

Tip: The Dead-Start Bench Press

Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.

Military-press-with-overhead-shrug

Tip: Military Press With Overhead Shrug

For this upper-body warm-up, perform a barbell military press followed by an overhead shrug for 15 reps. Keep the arms locked. Focus on raising your shoulder girdle up and down.

The-t-spine-extension

Tip: The T-Spine Extension

This drill will help you with that slumped, kyphotic posture. Do about 10 reps in each position as often as you'd like.

The-banded-face-pull

Tip: The Banded Face Pull

Use this modification to make the face pull exercise even more effective.

Stretch-your-neck-and-traps-like-this

Tip: Stretch Your Neck and Traps Like This

Keep your neck and traps happy and prevent shoulder injuries with the yes/no stretch. Here's how to do it.

The-scrape-the-rack-triceps-extension

Tip: The Scrape The Rack Triceps Extension

Apply pressure against the rack throughout to really build the long head of the triceps.

Tip: Triple Threat Push-Up Workouts

Two smart, challenging push-up workouts you just gotta try. Check 'em out.