The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

This is either going to make you feel better or feel worse about your training progress. Either way, you'll learn something valuable.

Latest and Trending

Tip: Give Barefoot Training Another Shot

Barefoot training and minimalist shoes were a big trend a few years ago, but everyone made one big mistake.

Tip: Eat This Food for Better Sex

Oh yeah, and it builds muscle, too.

The Very Best Way to Build Triceps

So, you want to stretch out your sleeves? The problem is, you can't have big arms without big triceps. Here's exactly what will help you build them.

Tip: The 1-Mile Fitness Test For Lifters Only

Every lifter should be able to pass this simple test. If not, you have some work to do. Check it out.

Tip: Nail Your Upper Glutes

Train your maximus, but don't forget about your medius. Hit the upper glutes hard with this unique exercise variation.

Tip: The Absolute Best Way to Burn Calories

This training method burns a whopping 400 calories in just 20 minutes. Check it out

Ugly Ab Training

Forget about trying to build pretty abs with crunches. Instead, build nasty-strong abs and they'll look great too. Here's how.

  • Abs
  • The Absolute Best Way to Build Quads

    It's one of the toughest muscle groups to build. We ask 10 experts for their single best tip for building quads. Check out their answers.

    Volume Training for Size & Strength

    If your gains have stalled, it's probably because you're missing one thing in your workouts: volume. Here's how to intelligently add it.

    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.

    Tip: Is Your Phone Wrecking Your Workout?

    Is your smartphone making your workout dumb? Or does it make your workout better? Science has some answers.

    IIFYM: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

    Is this a good nutrition strategy or the latest eating disorder disguised as a diet? Here's what they aren't telling you.

    Tip: Two Quad-Building Bike Workouts

    Some of the biggest quads in sport are built on bicycles. Here's are two leg blasting bike challenges you can do in the gym.

    Tip: Stop Looking for Motivation

    If you always need to be externally motivated, you're not a lifter. You're a hobbyist. Here's why.

    3 Ways to Build Muscle by Doing Cardio

    If cardio is causing you to lose gains, you're doing it wrong. Here's how to build your glutes, hamstrings and quads with conditioning work.

    12 Overlooked Foods You Should Be Eating

    What's one overlooked food that all lifters and fitness fanatics should be eating? We ask 12 of our experts. Their answers will surprise you.

    16 Nasty Exercises You've Never Tried

    Break out of your training rut and get immediate results by adding a few of these to your next workout.

    Tip: Stop Sabotaging Yourself on Weekends

    Three tips to help keep you from blowing your fat-loss diet every Saturday and Sunday. You know who you are!

    Jumping Rope: From Beginner to Boxer

    Skipping rope torches fat and builds supreme conditioning. Here's how to master everything from the basic boxer skip to crossed double-unders.

    Tip: Do This BEFORE You Curl

    Use the first-tension principle to build bigger, stronger arms. Here's how.

    The Single Best Fat Loss Tip

    What's the most important fat-loss advice you need to hear? We asked 8 experts and pros. Their answers are surprising.

    10 Mistakes Women Make With Diets

    Here are the most common mistakes and how to fix them for long-term leanness and health.

    Tip: The Deadlift That Builds More Muscle

    The standard deadlift is great for strength, but it's missing something when it comes to hypertrophy. Try this variation instead.

    Tip: A Quick Guide to HCG

    Is doctor-prescribed HCG monotherapy better than testosterone replacement therapy? Here's what you need to know.