The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Fix this common posture problem. Not only will you look better, but you'll get better results from training.

Latest and Trending

No-Weights Calf Training

Calves are tough to grow. Take this simple test of strength, then use the no-machines workout provided to finally add some meat to yours.

Training Percentages Made Simple

Find your true 1 RM and use it to build even more strength. Here’s how.

The 40-Day Program

Most of you are too weak to put on muscle. Here's a simple 40-day program that will make you strong and buff.

The Cure for Weak Glutes

Can you pass these tests of glute activation and strength? If not, we'll show you how to get those babies firing.

Tip: Don't Use a Mixed Grip When Deadlifting

If you always used a mixed grip when deadlifting, you'll get injured. Instead, master the hook grip. Here's how.

No More Strong Fat Guys

You don't have to be fat to lift a ton of weight. And the right kind of conditioning will accelerate recovery and make you stronger.

10 Secrets to Building Mass

Ten secrets, eight exercises, and one sweet three-day-a-week program to help you pile on muscle weight fast.

The Snatch Grip Deadlift

It's a fact: the exercises that make you hate life the most also tend to deliver the best results. If you're in serious need of a hamstring overhaul, then this article is a great (although painful) place to start.

Rebuild Yourself with Complexes

For a fat burning hit, a massive conditioning bang, and some appreciable muscle, do complexes. Here’s how.

Neanderthal No More - Part 4

The complete, head-to-toe guide to fixing your bad posture. Check it out.

Can't Add Size to Your Biceps?

Direct grip and forearm training can be just what you need when arm gains have stalled out. Here’s why, plus a full training program to get you started.

Boost Testosterone, Control Estrogen – Naturally

This healthy plant extract raises testosterone and lowers estrogen, along with making muscle fibers grow thicker. Here's how.

Heart Health: 5 Strategies You Don't Know

Given the prevalence of heart problems with young people – even young athletes – it's time to start giving the heart a little love. Here's how.

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

Tired of looking pretty much the same year after year? If you're ready to make radical changes in your body composition, start here.

Carb Cycling That Actually Works

Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.

Train Your Calves Every Day

Got calves? Probably not. That's because you have to work them every day to get them to grow.

The Glute-Ham Raise from A to Z

Did your lame gym finally get a GHR? Good! Here’s how to use it.

Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

  • Abs
  • Tip: The Cardiac Output Method

    Improve your resting heart rate, recover faster, and live longer. It's incredibly easy to do, but most lifters avoid it.

    Tip: One Forearm Exercise to Rule Them All

    Build a crushing grip and big nasty forearms with this unique exercise. Here's how.

    Tip: Monster Glutes, Meatier Hamstrings

    Build an athletic butt and strong hamstrings with these clever exercise variations.

    Build a Monster Squat

    Wanna squat more weight? Your weakest links must get stronger. Here's how to find and fix them.

    The Very Best Way to Build Forearms

    I lift hard and I can crush you. That's the message big forearms send the world. Here's how our pros and experts train them.