The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

DC training works. Never heard of it? Here’s what it is and how to do it.

Latest and Trending

Lactic Acid Training for Fat Loss

Increase lactic acid to increase growth hormone and get shredded. One problem: It really hurts. Check out the program.

Rock-Hard Glutes, Strong Hamstrings

Lunges aren't just for quads. There are several knee-friendly variations that'll pack muscle onto your butt and hams. Here they are.

No Weights, Big Wheels

Drop your regular leg-day workout and try this for 8 weeks. If you can take the pain, your quads, hams, and glutes will explode. In a good way.

The MATADOR Intermittent Diet

Lose the fat and keep the strength with this two-weeks on, two-weeks off plan. It's actually pretty easy. Check it out.

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

Love lifting heavy? Then you either have some shoulder issues or you soon will. Follow these 5 steps to get them healthy and keep them healthy.

Tip: The Best Bench Press for Chest Development

Looks scary, but it's the best way to bench if your goal is chest size.

Stronger Wrists, Bigger Lifts

Wrist pain is common for those who lift big. Kill the pain by strengthening them and adding mobility. Here's what to do.

Tip: How to Make Fast Strength Gains in 4 Weeks

Combine these two strength training methods and you'll be popping PRs left and right. Check it out.

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.

Tip: Train the Brachialis First

The key to bigger arms? Hit the little muscle between the biceps and triceps first in your workout. Here's the best way to do it.

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.

Growth Hormone: Fact and Fiction

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

Mass Made Simple

A heavy bar across your back and peanut butter sandwiches in your belly: it's time to build mass the Dan John way!

Fix Everything With One Brutal Exercise

Not just for strength and conditioning, loaded carries will make you suck less at all other movement. Here are the seven best variations.

5 Things You Can Train Everyday

Think you've gotta wait a few days before training some muscles again? Nope. Make gains faster. Here's what thrives with frequency.

How To Build Superhero Muscle

How do celebs build superhero bodies so fast? No, it's not always with anabolics. Get the answer here and try this program.

The Athletic Aesthetic Program

Lift like a beast, move like an athlete, look like a Greek god. Here's your plan.

Tip: 3 Reasons Trap Bar Deadlifts Are King

For non-powerlifters, trap bar deads beat the pants off the barbell variation. Here's why.

Tip: How to Read T Nation

We've been accused of offering conflicting information. Let's clear that up.

Tip: 70 Percent of Your Sexiness Comes From This

What really makes a woman attracted to a man? How much does upper-body muscle matter? Let's ask science.

Tip: mTOR Training for Biceps

The burn is intense, but it sure does work for triggering new muscle growth. Take a look.

The Complete Guide to T Replacement

Do you think you have low testosterone? Here's everything you need to know, from symptoms and testing to injecting and what to expect.

The Testosterone Boosting Workout

Train in a way that's specifically designed to elevate post-workout testosterone production. Here's exactly how you do it.

A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.