The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Coach Thibaudeau discusses the four types of recovery after one our boot camp workouts.

Latest and Trending

Tip: Eat Your Whole Grains, Paleo People!

It turns out that whole grains are hugely anti-inflammatory. Here's the science.

Progression-methods_-t-nation-boot-camp

Tip: Progression Methods, T Nation Boot Camp

After one of our boot camp workouts, Coach Thibaudeau talked about several ways to progress in training.

The Secret Cause of Food Intolerances

You know that food allergy that causes you bloating, headaches, or lethargy? It's probably your fault, not the food's fault. Here's why.

Corrective_complex__quads_and_hip_flexors

Tip: Corrective Complex, Quads and Hip Flexors

Sequence these drills in this order before your next leg day and you'll have a better workout.

Corrective_complex__back

Tip: Corrective Complex, Back

A corrective complex is where you find a restricted muscle, roll it, mobilize it, and then activate its antagonist. Here's one for your tight back.

Tip: This Vitamin Flat-Out Builds Muscle

The evidence is strong that it burns fat, too. Here's the science.

Tip: The Case for Gym Selfies

They can get annoying to other people sometimes, but science says they can also help you get lean. Check it out.

Neutral-hip-nordic-hamstring-curl

Tip: Neutral-Hip Nordic Hamstring Curl

Looks simple enough, but this is one of the toughest hamstring exercises there is.

Tip: Young vs. Old: Who Wins?

A surprising study looks at the recovery rates of 20-somethings vs. 40-somethings.

Tip: The Best Juice to Drink for Prostate Health

Protect your butt walnut, pee like a teenager, and live longer. Here's how.

Tip: Fix This Common Deadlifting Mistake

Many people are unaware they're doing this. Check it out.

Single-arm-push-press-with-accentuated-eccentric

Tip: Single-Arm Push Press with Accentuated Eccentric

Use an explosive dip and drive to power the dumbbell up, then take about 4 seconds to lower the weight.

Split-stance-one-arm-dumbbell-press

Tip: Split-Stance One-Arm Dumbbell Press

Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.

Tip: Body-Build to Keep Strength Gains Coming

Hypertrophy training should always be a part of your plan, even if your primary goal is strength. Here's why.

Single-arm-dumbbell-overhead-press

Tip: Single-Arm Dumbbell Overhead Press

Not only is this a great exercise for delts, it'll also strengthen your obliques and abs. Try 4-5 sets of 5-8 reps for strength gains.

Tip: For Maximal Strength, Periodize Your Training

Only newbies can bring up every lift at the same time. Once you get stronger, you'll have to get smarter. Here's how.

Handcuffs

Tip: Handcuff Drill

Improve your shoulder mobility with this drill.

Density_training

Tip: Density Training: Leg Extensions & Goblet Squats

Occluded extensions alternated with heels-elevated goblet squats for 3 rounds. Remove the wraps and rest 3 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times.

Proper-box-jump

Tip: The Proper Box Jump

It's not about how high the box is. It's about how explosive you are from the ground.

Tip: Attack the Bar Violently

Build strength and set new personal records using compensatory acceleration training. Here's how.

Zercher-shrug

Tip: The Zercher Shrug

Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.

6_reeves-grip_trap_bar_exercises

Tip: 6 Reeves-Grip Trap Bar Exercises

Using a trap bar combined with the Reeves grip (holding the plates) puts you in a great position for training the traps, legs, back, and more.

Tip: Do Inclines With a Thumbless Grip

Shoulder pain when bench pressing? Don't stop benching, just try this variation.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.