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10 Great Things About Lifting Weights

If your friends and family don't understand why you spend all that time in the gym, send them this.

Tip: A New Way to Build Your Hammies and Glutes

Take an old exercise, add a new tool, and blow up your posterior chain. Here's how.

5 Things Big Strong Guys Do

Here are five habits of highly effective lifters that you should adopt. Or just keep sucking. It's up to you.

Tip: Use Isometric Holds to Master Pull-Ups

You should be able to do pull-ups with as much weight (including bodyweight) as you can bench press. If not, this will help.

Fail: Pro Bodybuilding and Big Guts

Many pro bodybuilders look pregnant. It's like they've got a six pack stretched over a keg. How does this happen? That question, answered.

Tip: Lifters Shouldn't Go Keto

Ketogenic diets might work for endurance athletes, but lifters might want to look elsewhere for a diet. Here's why.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

5 Grip & Forearm Exercises That Actually Work

Build a crushing grip and add a new slab of muscle to your forearms. Here are 5 exercises you've never seen before to help you do it.

5 Redundant Exercises You Just Don't Need

Many popular exercises work the same muscles the exact same way. That's a waste of your time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

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!

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Tip: Partial ROM vs. Full ROM Triceps Extensions

In one study, partial range of motion skull crushers triggered almost twice the muscle growth as full range of motion.

Tip: A Better Way to RDL

This dead-stop, pinned variation of the Romanian deadlift is easier on your back, keeps your form in check, and nails your glutes.

Coconut Oil: Health Food or Heart Killer?

Coconut oil went from superfood to serious concern for the American Heart Association. They say it clogs the arteries. Are they right? Here's the real story.

Tip: Low-Carb Diets and Cortisol

Long-term low-carb dieting leads to chronically elevated cortisol levels. Not good. Here's how to avoid it.

Why CrossFit Girls Are Stronger Than You

Many CrossFit women can do 200-pound clean & jerks and they have six-packs without dieting. Sound like you? Probably not. Here's why.

Tip: Control Insulin with Food

Insulin is your frenemy. Here are some easy ways to make it work for you instead of against you.

How to Hit a Triple Bodyweight Deadlift

It takes a special breed of animal to be able to deadlift 3X his bodyweight. Here's how to become one.

Tip: Better Barbell Rowing

What to do before you ever lift the bar, plus some great advice about form.

The Best Training Method You're Not Using

This training method adds volume and builds strength, size, and endurance while getting you ripped. It's also fun. Here's how to do it.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

The Best Damn Workout Plan for Natural Lifters, Part 2

Not using drugs? Then stop training like someone who is. Here's how to milk your training for all its worth when taking the natural route.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.

4 Exercises for Real Posture Improvement

Most postural correction movements are missing the big picture. Here's what will really fix your posture fast.

22 Proven Rep Schemes

Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.