The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Before you ever step foot into the gym, you have a big choice to make. That choice will determine everything. Here it is.

Latest and Trending

Tip: 3 Cable Exercises for Strong Abs & Obliques

Abs are made in the kitchen... and at the cable machine. After all, you have to build them too in order to see them. Check out these exercises.

Tip: Use a Balloon to Boost Your Deadlift

Sounds weird because, well, it is kinda weird. But this technique really works! Take a look.

Tip: Take the Half-Mile Of Hell Challenge

Grab a few kettlebells or dumbbells, find an open space, and see what you're made of. Here's how.

Tip: Before Your Leg Workout, Do This Exercise

Perform this exercise before squats, especially if you've been sitting a lot. Your squats will feel great! Check it out.

Tip: Do This Exercise FIRST on Back Day

Some of your back muscles are functionally shortened. Doing this movement first will get them ready for smooth, heavy lifting.

Tip: Smash Plateaus With One Simple Trick

If your fat loss, muscle gains, or strength gains have stalled out, this important lesson is for you.

Tip: Test Your Grip Strength!

If you can't pass this test, then your grip is not only weak sauce, your elbows will start to give you problems too.

Tip: The Best Lunge for Hard Glutes and Pain-Free Knees

Not only will this lunge variation work better on your saggy ass, it's also safer on the knees. Here's exactly how to do it.

Tip: Build or Preserve Muscle At All Times

Losing fat doesn't have to mean losing muscle. And building muscle doesn't have to mean gaining fat. Here are the facts.

Tip: Take the Two-Squat Challenge

Two types of squat, 20 reps, a little pain, a lot of gain. Are you up for it? Check out this nasty leg workout.

Tip: Stop Making This Diet Mistake

Most people think they need to cut carbs and calories on their days off. They're wrong. Here's why.

Tip: Use Time Blocks Instead of Sets

A new way to plan your workouts that will break you out of a rut and keep you focused. Check it out.

Tip: Accelerate Workout Recovery Two Ways

Lymphatic drainage: Sounds nasty, but it's not. Here's why you need to promote it and a couple of ridiculously easy ways to do it.

Tip: Build a Stronger, Harder Butt

Blast your glutes and hamstrings like never before with dynamic-static compound sets. Here's how.

The Absolute Best and Worst Therapy Methods

Four of these rehab methods are great... and two are wasting your money. Here's what works and what doesn't. Bonus: Videos of the best techniques!

Tip: Use Primer Singles

Here are two ways that smart lifters prime their bodies for monster lifts and new personal records.

Tip: Use 3-Second Descents for Biceps

Want arm growth? Extend the eccentric phase of biceps exercises. Just follow the guidelines here.

Tip: Stop Eating Like a Pro Bodybuilder

You know what's even worse than that? Paying them for their diet plans. Check this out.

Tip: Know Why You're Squatting

Do you want more muscle or more weight on the bar? How you answer should determine how you squat. Info here.

Tip: Do the Key Press for Pecs

Stimulate your chest in a whole new way with this powerful exercise. Check it out.

Tip: Try This Quick & Dirty Calf Fix

Small calves? Stop blaming genetics and use this shock-training method.

Tip: Fix Your Diet. Stop Ignoring the Obvious.

Disregard the quick-fix advice that most women's magazines are pedaling these days. Zero in on the big habitual blunders.

Tip: Lift Hard, Lift Wisely

Keep these 15 things in mind and you'll have a long lifting career.

Tip: Train for Systemic Growth

Don't try to isolate every little muscle. Prioritize big compound lifts, especially if you're natural. Here's why.