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Made to Order Muscle

Can you really change the shape of a muscle?

Dawg School 6

I've been getting a lot of requests for a basic weight training program geared toward beginners.

The Real Testosterone Vixen

What you're seeing is a genuine alpha female, the quintessential Testosterone Vixen. Now you may be thinking that this species of female is not only rare, but perhaps even extinct. You'd be wrong. We found one. We not only found a real life T-Vixen, we may have found their leader.

Dawg School 5

We've all been there. No matter how big and educated we think we are now, at one time or another we were small.

The Top Ten Testosterone Myths

Testosterone is hot. It gets lead story status in big-name international newsmagazines like Time, and it's been making the rounds on both national and local news programs. Everybody, it seems, is suddenly intrigued by it. And moreover, everybody seems to want it.

The Protein Conspiracy

The image appears on the TV screen. The camera is shaky, the angle skewed. Several figures in dark suits sit around a table, their features blurred and choppy. The button camera attached to the spy's lapel is minuscule, virtually undetectable.

Poetry in Motion 6

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

Tsunami Training

I'm going to describe a little 6-week program that I call Tsunami Training (I'll get to why I call it that a little later). It's based, for the most part, on training methodologies that I picked up from Ian King and Charles Poliquin, with some razzle-dazzle thrown in by myself.

The Forbidden Fruit?

Some fitness experts say to avoid fruit to lose fat. Do they have a point? Here’s the real story.

Poetry in Motion 4

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

Preparing for the Ultimate Workout

Most trainees have the habit of waking up, shoveling down some Fruit Loops, and heading off to the gym before they've truly awakened. In other words, given the amount of prep work they've put into that particular workout, they might as well have left their Fozzie Bear jammies on and stayed in bed.

Question of Strength 25

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Testosterone's Guide to the Warrior Diet

I don't like a lot of complicated instructions. Stuff like that really makes me mad and prevents me from getting involved. So, after analyzing the Warrior Diet, I've put together a simple guide on how to get started.

The Real Miracle Worker

Back in my small hometown in Texas, some of the more eccentric churches would hold these great tent revivals. Even if we didn't like their particular style of religion, we would still sit out in our cars and watch just for the sheer entertainment value of the show.

Question of Strength 21

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

A Bowlful of Jelly

I've got a little round belly That shakes when I laugh, Like a bowlful of jelly...

The Swiss Ball Arm Workout

Contrary to popular belief, the Swiss Ball is not where you take Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis after she wins the Wimbledon Championship. The Swiss Ball is actually an large, inflated, polyurethane/vinyl ball that can be an indispensable aid in training arms, legs, or any other body part for that matter.

Chanko

Can’t seem to put on any quality weight? Try this strategy borrowed from sumo wrestlers. And don’t worry, you won’t get fat like a sumo! Check it out.

Dangerously Hardcore™

I've never fit in anywhere. Actually, I never really think about it.

Tip: How to Dump the Bar When Things Go Wrong

Training alone? Here's how to bail out of the back squat, front squat, bench press, and split squat.

Tip: Steroids vs. Your Brain

Do anabolic-androgenic steroids make you, well, kinda stupid? Here's the new science.

Tip: The Back Burner

Finish off your back workout with a few rounds of this. Bonus: It'll wake up your rhomboids too, which will help improve your crappy posture.

3 Psych Skills for Strength Training

Are you standing in the way of your own goals? Here’s how to tackle the mental side of getting bigger, leaner, and stronger.

Tip: Garhammer for Strong Abs

It might hurt to breathe the day after you do this, but you'll like the results.