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Yes, you need to consume plenty of quality calories to gain muscle, but many lifters take it too far. Here's what to do instead.

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Tip: Stop Overusing Belts and Wraps

Sometimes they're needed, and sometimes you're just setting yourself up for future injury. Here's why.

5 Signs You're About to Get Hurt

Are you on your way to becoming a broken down lifter? Here are the signs to watch out for and how to intervene.

Tip: Avoid NSAIDS and Icing Sore Muscles

When you ice or use pain killers after a tough workout, you're actually putting the brakes on muscle growth. Here's why.

Tip: Do Heavy Squat Stand-Ups

Bust plateaus and add more pounds to the bar with this simple technique. Check it out.

Tip: Use These 3 Lifting Techniques to Burn Fat

Do finisher sets to torch more calories and reveal your muscle. Here's how.

Tip: Do Stage Reps to Improve Your Pull-Ups

Suck at pull-ups? Avoid machines and use this training technique instead. Check it out.

Tip: For Delt Gains, Increase Time Under Tension

Constant time under tension mimics occlusion training and stimulates growth. Try this workout.

Tip: Stop Doing Fasted Cardio

To keep muscle and lose more fat, do morning cardio in a "post-absorptive" state. Here's how.

Tip: Use Caffeine Before Workouts for Fat Loss

Pre-training caffeine promotes fat burning two different ways. Check this out.

Meat and Cancer

The research is questionable, but even if there is a link between meat and cancer there are 8 things you can do to prevent the risks. Check 'em out.

Tip: Eat Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies won't make you fat, they're healthy, and they'll fuel your workouts. Get the recipe.

Tip: Do the Jettison Technique Barbell Curl

All you need is a bar, a band, and the ability to withstand pain. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Fix Your Dumbbell Row to Build More Muscle

Don't pull the dumbbell straight up. Instead, use a dragging J motion. Watch this video.

Tip: Learn the Zercher Squat

Yes, it hurts, but it'll also strengthen your entire body, from quads to upper back. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Stop Shoulder Injuries with Spiral Loading

Here's how to prevent wrecked shoulders by getting your setup right.

Tip: Kill Bad Gut Bacteria to Stop Cravings

Cravings aren't all in your head. They're partly caused by what's going on in your gut. Here's how to fix it and kill the cravings.

Tip: Fire Up Your Glutes With This Exercise

This is like a concentration curl for your butt. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Take the Hang Pull-Up Test

Take this quick test of grip strength, then ramp it up and see if you can pass the 5 minute pull-up challenge.

Dessert Pizza For Lifters

Turn protein powder into pizza... dessert pizza. Raspberry cheesecake dessert pizza that won't make you fat, to be specific. Here's how.

The NPGL: America's Newest Sport?

Scoot over, CrossFit. Competitive fitness is on the rise. Could it become America's new team sport? You decide.

5 New Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Think your foam roller is just for warm-ups and mobility? Think again. How to use it to build muscle and get stronger.

Omega-7: The Lifter's Fatty Acid

Want to be leaner, healthier, and build more muscle? Get more Omega-7's in your diet. Here's why, plus the foods you need to eat.

6 Deadlift Tips for Non-Powerlifters

You don't have to be a powerlifter to benefit from the deadlift, but you do need to train the lift differently for your unique goal. Here's how.

5 Reasons Your Program Isn't Working

Most so-called workout programs suck. It's time to choose a goal, pick a plan, and stick to it for at least 12 weeks.