The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

They say cheese raises your cholesterol, leads to high blood pressure, and makes you fat. Here's what science says.

Latest and Trending

Tip: Climbing Up In Age? Bump Up The Volume

Think you're done gaining size? Raise your rep ranges and get bigger. Here's why it works for middle-aged lifters.

The Tendonitis Cure

Nagging joint pain - everyone deals with it at some point. But don't think a little time off is going to cure it. Be proactive to get long-term relief. Here's how.

Tip: The Truth About Eating Lots of Eggs

Researchers put participants on a diet with lots of eggs to see how their waistlines and hearts would handle it. Here are the results.

You Should be Doing Face Pulls

Fix your posture, build your rear delts, and heal your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.

Tip: Lat Width – The Hard Way

Build a brutal back with this lat-widening finisher.

5 Things We Can Learn From Arnold About Building Muscle

Back before he was governing the state and impregnating the hired help, Arnold Schwarzenegger was way ahead of his time as a bodybuilder.

Mastering the Mind-Muscle Connection

Strengthen your mind-muscle connection and immediately start building more muscle. Here's how.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

Tip: The Right Number of Calories for Clean Gains

To build muscle at an optimal rate, you need to consume extra calories. But how many? Here's an easy formula to use.

5 Things to Stop Doing in the Gym

Many experienced lifters make these training mistakes. Do you?

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

Tip: The Absolute Best Way to Burn Calories

This training method burns a whopping 400 calories in just 20 minutes. Check it out

The New Rules of Over-40 Lifting

Everything most young coaches tell you about over-40 training is wrong. Here's why and what to do instead.

Tip: The Case for Full-Fat Dairy

Choose the right sources and dairy is not only healthy, it's also a muscle-building powerhouse.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

Tip: Big Arms, No Weights

This bodyweight superset is tougher than it looks. Prepare to hurt the next day. Check it out.

The 7 Best Workouts for Fat Loss

Any fool can lose fat, but getting shredded while keeping or even building muscle takes know-how. Here's how to do it.

Volume Training for Size & Strength

If your gains have stalled, it's probably because you're missing one thing in your workouts: volume. Here's how to intelligently add it.

Balance Gut Bacteria. Get Leaner. Get Happier.

Gut bacteria contribute to your mood, your waistline, your overall health, and even the size of your nads. Here's how to make sure you have the right balance.

Tip: Ditch the Barbell Row

There's a better exercise to build your back. Safer too. Check it out.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

The Single Most Effective Workout Split

There are several ways to organize your training week, but one split is superior for the vast majority of lifters. Here it is.

Hard Body Training for Women

Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.

Tip: Use Vinegar to Get Lean & Build Muscle

Vinegar helps optimize insulin sensitivity. Learn how it works and how much to use.