The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Start with 5 reps then do a 5 second iso-hold at the bottom. Do the same thing with 4 reps (4 second hold), and on down to 1 rep.

Latest and Trending

Tip: A Super Easy Way to Improve Your Nutrition

Keeping a bowlful of this so-called processed food on the counter improves heart health, reduces inflammation, and even makes you leaner.

Tip: Overfeeding and BMR

How to use your metabolic rate to keep the gains coming.

Tip: The Appetite Connection

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

Tip: The Invisible Cable Flye

Looks weird, but it'll light up your shoulders, chest, lats, and even your traps.

Tip: Screw JAMA and Their Fish Oil Report

Every once in a while, someone says that fish oil doesn't work and the whole world gets suckered in. Here's where they get it all wrong.

Tip: The Most Brutal Smith Machine Exercise

Want big, nasty quads? Do this exercise. Is it functional? Yes, it functions to build big, nasty quads.

Tip: Forget the Foam Roller. Do Quad Smashes

Feeling beat up after leg day? Try this to work out the tightness and free up your mobility.

Tip: The Second Stage of Motivation

There are two stages to staying motivated enough to reach your goal. Most people get stuck in the first stage... and don't even know about the second.

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.

Full-kneeling-dumbbell-overhead-press

Tip: Full-Kneeling Dumbbell Overhead Press

This accessory lift teaches you to use proper form before moving to the standing barbell press.

Tip: Eat Fat, But Find the Middle Ground

Don't get stuck in the extremes when figuring out your diet.

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.

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.

The_50-rep_front_squat_challenge

Tip: The 50-Rep Front Squat Challenge

Aim to complete 50 reps in four minutes, breaking up the sets and rest periods as needed. Work up to using your bodyweight on the bar.

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!

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: A Cheap Way to Improve Your Diet

Phytochemicals, fiber, filling low-calorie volume... try this for one week and you'll get it all.

Tip: 6 Suspension Strap Moves for Serious Lifters

Think those TRX-style gadgets are just for newbies? Think again. Try these challenging exercises.

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.

Bent-over-lateral-raise-back-extension-station

Tip: Bent Over Lateral Raise, Back Extension Machine

This targets the glutes, hamstrings, postural muscles and, of course, the rear delts.

Tip: What Your Number One Goal Should Be

It doesn’t matter if you want to lose fat or build muscle. There’s something else you need to do first.

Angled-unilateral-romanian-deadlift

Tip: Angled, Unilateral Romanian Deadlift

This RDL variation, using a barbell placed in a corner, really nails your glutes.

Tip: Take Gratitude To The Extreme

This mental exercise is harder than you think. Try it for a week and become a tougher, happier person.