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To bring up hard-to-grow muscle groups, use mechanical drop sets instead of straight sets. Here are 8 painful ways to do it.

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Mark Dugdale Doubles Training, Hungry for More

"It used to take me five days to recover from a hard workout. Now, I'm able to train seven days a week, and chomping at the bit to hit legs twice."

Adversity Makes Us Stronger

Like it or not, the truth is that successful people just work harder than less successful people. So drop the excuses, stop blaming others, and get to work. Here’s some motivation.

Leverage-Disadvantage Squat Plan

To build up your squat, ignore things you're good at and spend time doing things that make you downright uncomfortable.

797M for Strength

Smash a new personal record every two weeks with this innovative system based on RPE (rate of perceived exertion).

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Are you scanning the world for excuses or opportunities? Read this, get your act together, and reach your goals.

Identify Weak Points and Destroy Them

To reach your training goals, you first have to identify the "kingpins" that are holding you back, then remove them.

Explode Your Deadlift

The difference between a stalled deadlift and a new PR is explosiveness. Here's how to start pulling like a pro.

Fear is Good

Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

The One-Bar Warm-Up

Here's a unique warm-up that uses just the barbell instead of bodyweight drills, foam rolling, or mobilizations.

8-Week Quad and Hamstring Assault

Give your body a break from traditional squats and deadlifts and smash your wheels with this growth-inducing plan.

Double-Paused Deadlifts

Deadlift stuck? Here's a trick that will quickly improve your technique and help you set a new PR.

9 Tricks for Consistent Workouts

Building a better body requires commitment and consistency. Here's how to never miss a workout.

Last Set Mayhem

Combine volume and intensity by performing multiple sets and then taking the last set to muscle-tearing oblivion.

The Simple Cure for Weak Body Parts

Just about everyone has one pathetic muscle group. Here's a plan to make that embarrassment a thing of the past.

The Specificity/Variability Paradox

To achieve a goal, you must train specifically for the task. But without variation you'll fizzle. Here's how to fix that problem.

Turning Pro: 7 Mind Hacks

An amateur has amateur habits, while a professional has professional habits. Which category describes you?

Don't Be the Strongest Weakling

Being the strongest guy at Planet Fitness is like being the leanest kid at fat camp. If you want to push your limits, surround yourself with people who are ahead of you in the game.

Manual Resistance Flyes for a Massive Chest

Regular dumbbell flyes can cause pec or biceps tears. For thicker pecs, try this smart variation on for size.

Find Your Fight

What are you fighting for? Why do you do this? Answer that question and all this training and diet stuff will get easier and more rewarding.

Change Your Thinking, Build Your Body

Start bending bars and setting personal records just by opening up your mind to a few new ideas.

The Return of Direct Arm Training

You don’t need direct arm training, just the big basic exercises, right? That’s what some say. Here’s why they’re wrong.

A Way of Life

The gym isn't an escape from life's problems, but a way of solving them. A strong body makes for a strong person. Challenge yourself, test yourself, and grow.

Leg Curl First, Squat Later

Squats rule, but doing hamstring curls first will make your legs even bigger and your squats even stronger. Here’s why.

To Lose Fat, Eat More Early

The most important time to get the right nutrients into your body is around the workout, but breakfast is crucial, too. Here’s why.