The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Sure, free weights are usually best, but don't scoff at machine exercises. Here's why.

Latest and Trending

Tip: The Appetite Connection

Your appetite can help you find your sweet spot when it comes to training volume. Here's how.

Tip: Three Rules for Dietary Fat

Stay lean and improve your health. Follow this solid advice on dietary fat.

Tip: Do These Two Exercises Before You Lift

Do these fast and explosive dumbbell movements and get psyched up for the rest of your workout.

2.5-deficit-deadlift

Tip: 2.5 Inch Deficit Deadlifts

For this deadlift variation, stand on a small platform or plates. Great accessory exercise to boost your standard deadlift strength.

Tip: 5 Facts About Fat You MUST Remember

Don't forget the importance of fat. Here's what kind, and how much you need (minimum) for testosterone production.

Ring-press-up

Tip: Ring Press-Up

Not only is this a great core exercise, it'll help you overhead press better by teaching you to use full-body tension.

Alternating-handcuff-drill

Tip: Alternating Handcuff Drill

Trouble pressing overhead? It could be a mobility issue. Try this drill.

Z-press-variations

Tip: Z Press Variations

The Z press is the ultimate exercise to test your ability to keep your posture while pressing something overhead.

Tip: The Truth About Testosterone and Aggression

Is it your high testosterone levels that won't let you be dissed without throwing a retaliatory punch, or is it something else? Info here.

Half-kneeling-bottoms-up-kettlebell-press

Tip: Half-Kneeling Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press

Use this to strengthen your stabilizers and get stronger in all overhead pressing movements.

Tip: Build Your Back with Iso-Lateral Pulldowns

Here's a new twist on pulldowns. Pair this exercise with the 5 x 5 method. Here's how.

Tip: Get Your Fat Intake Down To A Science

Take this advice from a researcher and bodybuilder.

The_rest-pause_bench_press

Tip: The Rest-Pause Bench Press

Do as many good reps as you can in the 4-6 rep range. Your goal will then be to double that number of reps. To do that you take short rest periods (15 seconds).

Tip: How to Customize Your Fat Intake

Fat intake is not a one-size-fits-all deal. Here's why and how to adjust.

Tabata-front-squats

Tip: Tabata Front Squats

In this variation of the Tabata method, do 20 seconds of front squats, rest 10 seconds, and repeat 8 times. Good luck!

Suspension-straps-w-row

Tip: Suspension Straps W Row

Bad posture? Try this if you're chronically internally rotated at the shoulders. Good for rear delts and upper back too.

Suspension-straps-one-arm-row

Tip: Suspension Straps One-Arm Row

A back exercise. A core strength exercise. A much-tougher-than-it-looks exercise. Try it!

Deficit-trap-bar-deadlift

Tip: Deficit Trap Bar Deadlift

Build your quads and improve your standard deadlift with this variation.

Close-stance-trap-bar-deadlift

Tip: Close-Stance Trap Bar Deadlift

Turn this lift into a quad builder with a closer stance. Keep the hips down and chest up to keep the stress on the legs and off the back.

Single-leg_reeves_deadlift

Tip: Single-Leg Reeves Deadlift

Single-leg trap bar exercises in the style of the Reeves deadlift (hands on plates, not bar) provides the perfect stimulus for crushing every muscle in the body.

Tip: How to Fight Late-Night Cravings

Having a TV-induced craving? Don't suffer needlessly, but don't blow your diet either. Here's what to eat.

Squeeze-the-bar-in-bench-press

Tip: Squeeze-The-Bar-In Bench Press

If chest size if your goal, don't use the common spread-the-bar-apart cue. Instead, squeeze the bar in. Here's why.

Tip: Simple vs. Systems vs. Science

Let's take a closer look at training science, bro-science, and the gurus who claim to know it all.

Hanging-band-bench-press

Tip: Hanging Band Bench Press

Looks crazy, but when used as a supplement to your regular benching it can really promote healthy shoulders and boost your standard bench press.