The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

We can't escape the clock, as hormones and blood constituents rise and fall throughout the day, as does our glucose tolerance. In fact, glucose tolerance can become so poor in the evening, researchers have related it to Type II diabetes!

Latest and Trending

Temporal Nutrition - Part 1

we investigate our differences by looking at some hard data, and decide that there can be no sane approach that will work for every "dieter."

Frequent and Furious

How to get strong fast with frequent workouts!

Steroid Manifesto - Part 1

What Your Doctor, Your Friends, Your Mamma, and Maybe Even You Don't Know About Steroids

Ditch the Holiday Leftovers

I've been riddled with guilt. I threw out a batch of mom's Christmas cookies today. Her fudge went too soft – as did my wife's cornbread-sausage stuffing, the candied yams, and the bowls of lovingly prepared homemade munchies that have been sitting around my house.

The Carbohydrate Roundtable - Part 2

Last week, John Berardi, Lonnie Lowery, Cy Willson, and that annoying Jared kid from the TV commercials discussed different aspects of carbohydrate metabolism. When last we left them, they were about to start explaining the differences between individual types of carbohydrates.

Regurgitate your Lunch

This is when the old saying, "necessity is the mother of invention" comes into play.

The Microcurrent Revolution

Another piece of the bodybuilding puzzle?

Fat Roundtable 2

Getting Even Fatter

Something's Fishy - Part 2

Across-the-board condemnation of dietary fat is like branding all drugs as bad... or all people of a particular ethnic background as undesirable. I suppose we could call the media hype against fat "nutritional racism."

Something's Fishy - Part 1

"The aim of the legal action is to force the fast-food industry to "offer a larger variety to the consumers, including non-meat vegetarian, less grams of fat, and a reduction of size of their meals."

The Staley Principles

An Interview with Charles Staley

The Caffeine Roundtable

You think "roid rage" is bad? Try taking away a habitual coffee drinker's morning java, then see what happens! Trust me, I've seen it and it ain't pretty.

Mr. Hypertrophy

An Interview with Bryan Haycock

Hey, Balance This!

What does having a “balanced diet” really mean? And is it even ideal for bodybuilders and athletes? Dr. Lowery looks at several popular approaches.

Are You Getting Rusty?

Ever notice rust on your hands after working out?

More Can Be Better!

Why you should train each muscle group more than once a week

Bonehead Nutrition

The five most common nutrition mistakes made by lifters and wannabe bodybuilders.

Lean Eatin' – Part 2

A calorie is not a calorie. A fat is not a fat. A carb is not a carb. A protein is not a protein. Here’s why.

The Big Woof

In this installment, Westside Barbell guru Dave Tate digs deep to answer the question, "Why do we put ourselves through this?"

Body Composition For Beginners - Part 1

The measurement of body composition is an inexact science, and outside the laboratory, it becomes an even more inexact science.

Street Fightin' Man

An Interview with Frank Shamrock

Specialization Periodization

How to Gain (or Lose) Muscle

Dawg School 7

The Bodybuilder's Hierarchy of Needs

How to Build a T-Vixen

Now you want her to join you in the gym because the couple that trains together, stays together.