The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

This simple loaded carry will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Here's how to do it right and work it into your training plan.

Latest and Trending

The 6 Unwritten Rules of the Gym

Are you the person in the gym that other people secretly hate? You are if you break these rules.

Tip: The Most Common Bench Press Mistake

If you're not a powerlifter, should you be testing your bench press 1RM often? Here's the answer.

Inside the Muscles: Best Chest and Triceps Exercises

Twenty different chest and triceps are put to the EMG test. Here’s which ones came on on top.

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

An inside look into the drug use of a real IFBB pro bodybuilder.

Tip: The Surefire Way to Build Biceps

Load up the lengthened position and finally pack on some size. Here's how.

Lessons From a Change Maker

John Berardi, PhD, talks about food, fads, and playing the long game in the fitness biz.

The Truth for Tall Lifters

Hey, tall guy, you know all those lifting rules that apply to short people - the ones that got no reason to live? They don't apply to you.

The New 5x5

The 5x5 system has been around forever for a reason: it works. But it has its shortcoming. Let's make it even better.

How to Build 50 Pounds of Muscle in 12 Months

DC training works. Never heard of it? Here’s what it is and how to do it.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.

The Best Leg Exercise You're Not Doing

Boost performance, wipe out imbalances, annihilate weak points, build muscle, and improve all the big lifts... with one exercise.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

The ultimate combination of the most powerful kettlebell exercise and hardcore strength work. Get ready to be better... at everything!

Are You Strong?

So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.

Squat Like You Mean It

If you ain't squatting deep, you're just taking up space in our power rack. Here's what you need to get low.

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.

Vegans Suck at Science. Here's The Proof.

Ignore the vegans and their bad science. Here's the truth about meat, cancer, heart disease, inflammation, and the environment.

Tip: Bulletproof Your Biceps

Bicep tears suck. Prevent them by doing this unique exercise.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.

Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

The Hybrid Athlete Program

Want to build strength, size, and athleticism with one training program? All you need is this plan.

Squatter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Squats irritating your shoulders? Don't go to the doctor’s office yet. There's a reason it's happening and a way to fix it. 

The Ultimate Body Transformation Agent

This naturally-occurring substance maximizes carb intake in muscle, burns fat, and prevents the storage of extra carbs. Here's the science.

Creatine: Scam or Staple?

Creatine has been around forever, but you don't hear much about it these days. Does it even work? Should you be taking it? Here's what you need to know.