The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

Latest and Trending

The 185 Rep Squat Workout

Climb out of that training rut and challenge your muscles and mental fortitude with these old-school squat workouts.

Front Squat vs. Goblet Squat

Two anteriorly loaded squat variations, both with benefits and drawbacks. So which is best for you?

In Defense of Deficit Deadlifts

Is the deficit deadlift a dangerous exercise, or is it a safe way to build super strength? Answer here.

5/3/1 Rest Pause: A 6-Week Challenge

What happens when you combine a brutally hard hypertrophy system with one of the most successful strength templates ever invented? Check it out and see.

Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

A 6-Week Squat, Bench, or Deadlift Program

A simple, foolproof program to boost up your big lifts in just six weeks. Check it out.

Hip Belt Squats

Blast your quads and spare your lower back with this old school strength-training staple. Here’s how.

The Lumberjack Squat

The "lumberjack squat" isn't what people in the logging industry head off to do behind a large poplar tree after having a hearty breakfast of bran flakes. Instead, it's a helluva' cool squatting movement that doesn't compress the spine.

Baseball and Bad Men

A roundtable discussion featuring Lou Schuler, TC, Chris Street and Jim Vigue

Neanderthal No More - Part 4

The complete, head-to-toe guide to fixing your bad posture. Check it out.

Tip: Fix Your Hips with a Foam Pad

Using half-kneeling lifts? They're great... until they wreck your hips and back. Here's the simple fix.

Tip: Eat One a Day to Lose Fat and Prevent Cancer

Make your body more resistant to gaining fat. Bonus: The same inexpensive food helps you fight off two forms of cancer.

Tip: Build A Bigger Chest (No Weights Required)

If you haven't tried these at-home pec-building exercises, now's your chance.

Tip: 4 Days of Minimalist Workouts

You don't need a ton of equipment to challenge yourself. Here are four home workouts that get the job done.

Tip: Do SST for a Mind-Blowing Pump

Scientists find that a particular style of training can immediately stretch out the seams of your T Nation shirt. Info here.

The Game Changers – Exposed

Do the documentaries popularizing veganism hold up? Not this one. Here's what you really need to know.

7 Reasons You're Stuck at Medium

This is the advice someone would give you if he were brutally honest and didn't give a damn about your feelings. Wear your cup.

The 7 Most Important Lifts

Quick, name the seven most effective exercises. Got it? Now see if your list matches ours.

Concurrent Training: The Ultimate Cardio Strategy

Get stronger and increase your work capacity and cardiovascular health at the same time. Here's your plan.

Tip: The Complete Guide to Ab Wheel Rollouts

There are two correct ways to do this exercise, then there's the way most people do it. Know the difference.

The Very Best Way to Build Forearms

I lift hard and I can crush you. That's the message big forearms send the world. Here's how our pros and experts train them.

CrossFit for Meatheads

Make gains while getting leaner. Here's exactly what to do every day for the next three weeks.

Tip: The GHD Sit-Up – Dangerous or Awesome?

This CrossFit favorite is getting more popular. Is it safe and effective? Well, it depends. Here's what you need to know.

Arm Training for Natural Lifters

Not genetically blessed? Not a friend of the needle? Then you have to be smarter about your biceps and triceps training. Here's what to do.