The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

Latest and Trending

Full Body Training For Advanced Lifters

If you think full body training is just for noobs, you're missing out. Here's how to bring back the gains with this advanced approach.

Growth Hormone: Fact and Fiction

The mainstream media would have you believe that hGH is the holy grail of ergogenics, but is it?

The Gironda System

Vince Gironda was a legendary bodybuilding coach, and you can still learn a lot from him today. Check this out.

4 EMOM Challenges for Monsters

Most fitness challenges are made for tiny guys whose relative strength is off the charts. Try these specifically designed for big men.

One Exercise for Total Shoulder Health

No shoulder gains? Are they always hurting? Do this exercise once per day.

The Fake Butt Phenomenon

From fitness celebrities to reality stars, augmented asses are everywhere. Here's how they do it and how to spot the pretenders.

Strength Zone Training

Are your exercise choices covering BOTH strength training zones? Check the list and build big muscles with a purpose.

6 Push-Up Workouts for Hypertrophy

Make push-ups great again with these complexes that will challenge even the most advanced lifter.

Built For Battle

A complete workout plan for inhuman strength, athletic power, and stand-out muscle.

5 Tips For A Bigger, Badder, Overhead Press

You don't have to go through life overhead pressing candy-ass weights. Here are 5 tips to get you moving some serious iron.

2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains

You've heard of high-frequency strength training. But what about low frequency? Cut your gym time in half and still make gains. Here's how.

Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

Keep Estrogen Under Control

If your estrogen levels are out of whack, it can ruin your body comp, your health, maybe even your life. Here's what you need to know.

W-i-d-e-r, Real-Man Shoulders

A look back at bodybuilding history plus a great workout for your delts. Check it out.

Tip: Touch 'n Go Deadlifts, EMOM

This deadlift variation is often mistaken for cheating. It's not. Here's why, plus a great workout to try.

Scrape The Rack For Growth

You've got to try this. You'll get more muscle activation and more growth, yet less wear and tear on the joints. Do it.

Tip: Test Your Athleticism in 2 Minutes

Let's see how fit you really are. Take this quick test. And try not to puke.

Master the Floor Press

The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

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.

Tip: Avoid These Waist-Widening Exercises

Is your ab training causing you to develop "Ninja Turtle Belly" and a blocky waist? Here's what to avoid.

The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

These five vacuum exercises will narrow and tighten your waist by training the transverse abdominis.

The Ultimate Guide to Landmine Presses

You don't do the angled barbell press? You will. Here are 8 ways to do it that are sure to become staples of your training program.

How to Train for Fighting

Are you trying to throw a punch or are you playing patty cake? Here's how to develop raw, devastating power.

Bench More to Bench More

Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.