The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Born in Israel but he was raised on T Nation, Amit Sapir has gone from knowledge-hungry teenager to IFBB pro bodybuilder.

Latest and Trending

The Secret to Ab Training

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

  • Abs
  • Finding Your Big 3 Lifts

    Powerlifters have to bench, squat, and deadlift. But what if you just want to impress the ladies when your clothes come off?

    Intermittent Fasting Kills Muscle

    Study shows fasted training halts muscle gains, even when using BCAA.

    8 Exercise Variations for New Growth

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

    14 Tips For a Successful Year

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

    No-Nonsense Warm-Ups for Big Lifters

    Take your lifting preparation as seriously as you take your lifting. That doesn't mean you have to devote half an hour to it. Here's what to do instead.

    Embrace the Suck

    If you never find yourself in the suck, then you aren't trying hard enough to accomplish anything. Every worthwhile goal is found on the other side of the suck. And there's only one way to reach it: get mad, dig deep, and fight.

    The Return of Direct Arm Training

    You don’t need direct arm training, just the big basic exercises, right? That’s what some say. Here’s why they’re wrong.

    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.

    5 Tips From The Trenches

    In-the-trenches coach Ben Bruno talks fat-grip work, recognizing training bias, and the power of the Dead-Squat Bar.

    20 Reps with a 10 Rep Max

    Build muscle and shed fat in 20 minutes with this new rest-pause workout... if you don't pass out first.

    7 Movements For Mass

    To build strength and mass, you need a steady diet of variations of these basic, heavy exercises.

    2 Big Mistakes

    Lifting that's effective becomes lifting that's enjoyable. Make it so with this crucial advice.

    HLC: The Ultimate Workout Finisher

    Ready to shed some body fat? Try hybrid locomotion complexes. Here’s how to do them.

    Best Ways to Audit Your Program

    All training programs should have a simple audit. It’s time to look under the hood and see what’s missing.

    In Search of the Perfect Rep

    Tips on getting the most out of the deadlift, pull-up, and bent-over row.

    7 More Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

    They're still your favorite exercises, just tweaked a bit to make them that much more painful - and productive.

    Awaken the Glute Monster!

    From sports performance to looking good in a pair of jeans, the glutes are important. Here’s how to wake them up and get them working for you.

    The Virtual Squat Seminar

    Everything you need to know about squatting heavy, from stance to hand position. Check it out.

    Sissy Exercises That Aren't

    Squats and deadlifts may be bad ass and scare your momma, but some of the supposedly “sissy” exercises are really anything but!

    Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 2

    Dave Tate talks about injuries, nutrition, technique, peri-workout nutrition, and in general, busting your balls in the gym.

    Managing Training Stress

    Here are a couple of simple but telling biofeedback tests to let you how well you're managing the stress imposed by training.

    Commercial Gym Power

    What do you do if you want to perform Olympic weightlifting at your gym but it's not possible or it's against the rules?

    Getting Big Through TUT

    Time to cut the crap and build some serious muscle with these scientifically-backed training methods.