The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

What's called “cheating” by the form police may be just what you need to add some serious size.

Latest and Trending

Beware the Master Debater

The newest internet expert disregards in-the-trenches wisdom from big, successful lifters and coaches. He's great at debating, but not so great at building muscle. Do you even lift, bro?

Micro-Mod Sets For Mass

If you slightly change your grip or your stance on every rep or two, you recruit a far greater number of motor units.

The Secret to Ab Training

Master this little trick and even the most intense abdominal exercises will suddenly become way more effective.

  • Abs
  • Lessons from Football

    Grinders win, greatness is planned, and your attitude determines everything. Works in the NFL and it'll work for you.

    Micro-PA Activates Hypertrophy

    Stimulate muscle growth by activating mTOR, which is the master enzyme responsible for muscle protein synthesis.

    8 Exercise Variations for New Growth

    Trigger muscle growth with challenging variations of the chin-up, push-up, dip, and more!

    Identify Weak Points and Destroy Them

    To reach your training goals, you first have to identify the "kingpins" that are holding you back, then remove them.

    14 Tips For a Successful Year

    Fourteen training, programming, and diet tips to make this your best year yet.

    Are You Stronger or Just Better?

    Are you getting hung up on improving technique when you should be just concentrating on getting stronger?

    Last Set Mayhem

    Combine volume and intensity by performing multiple sets and then taking the last set to muscle-tearing oblivion.

    Insights & Alpha Male

    Your hormone levels can take a hit from sports or hard training in general, but supplementation can fix that.

    Change Your Thinking, Build Your Body

    Start bending bars and setting personal records just by opening up your mind to a few new ideas.

    Pick It Up and Bleed

    The barbell has things to teach you. Painful, but very rewarding things.

    Scratch List Training

    Structured strength programs are awesome, but sometimes it's best to just chip-away at training items you need to do. Here’s how to do it.

    Exercise Modifications For New Growth

    Simple yet effective ways to turn tired old exercises into plateau busting, muscle building dynamos.

    The Fructose Verdict

    A lot of folks are afraid of fructose. Should they be? Here are the facts.

    6 Exercises For Stress-Free Gains

    You need more volume to get big, but too much volume can mess you up. Here are 6 great movements that won't trash your CNS.

    The 2 Minute Injury Fix

    Compression wrapping is an inexpensive way to treat those troublesome knees, wrists, and elbows. Here's how to do it.

    Pain Don't Hurt

    The mind quits before the body does. You're capable of much more than you think.

    5 Training Rules You Must Obey

    We all make mistakes, but here are 5 things you better be getting right if you want to build muscle and get strong.

    Avoid the Enablers

    The world is full of enablers that make you feel good about yourself while ultimately turning you into a sucky human being. Avoid these people like the plague.

    The Hub and Spoke Method

    A new way to organize your workouts to quickly boost a lagging lift or stubborn muscle group.

    The Effort Factor

    is is a piece of the puzzle that most people think they have, but really don't. It's true in the gym and it's true in the rest of your life.

    Smash 3 PRs in One Month

    Train the assistance lifts more like the big three and watch your personal records fall like dominoes. Here's the full plan.