The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

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.

Latest and Trending

A Tried and True Bodybuilding Program Template

Want to design your own kick-ass training programs? All you need is the perfect template based on 20 years of trial and error.

Tip: Drop The Bro Splits If You're Over 40

Still training one body part a day? There's a better plan. Check it out.

4 Weeks To Bigger Legs

Leg training multiple times per week may be torture, but it delivers rapid gains in size and strength. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Big Arms, No Weights

This bodyweight superset is tougher than it looks. Prepare to hurt the next day. Check it out.

The New Rules of Over-40 Lifting

Everything most young coaches tell you about over-40 training is wrong. Here's why and what to do instead.

Shredded in 6 Days

How to quickly dump fat, water, and bloat for a photo shoot or special event.

How to Use Linear Periodization

Legendary lifters used linear progression to break records. It's time to revisit that proven method.

The 8 Most Effective Training Splits

It's time for a new training split, one that better fits your goals and your schedule. Choose one of these 8 proven splits and get to work.

The Effects of Mild Cycles

Some men use tiny doses of testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. Others use massive amounts for bodybuilding. But what are the effects of “light” cycles? Here's the science.

The Secret of Loaded Carries

Add this to your workouts and you'll be bigger, leaner, and stronger. No BS, just results. Here are several ways to do it.

Ditch Your Diet. Stay Ripped.

You got shredded by dropping calories and adding cardio, but you can't do that forever. Here's how to drop the diet, stay lean, and avoid fat rebound.

The Simple Deadlift Program

This once-per-week deadlift program will give you a 20-50 pound increase in 1RM over a 16-week period.

Boring But Big 3-Month Challenge

If you're not as strong as you look, you're a fake, a scam, a knuckle-dragging billboard for "all show and no go" syndrome. Here's your intervention.

The Push-Pull Workout

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

Primer 52: The Program

Completely reshape your body with this sophisticated and straightforward diet and training plan.

How to Build 50 Pounds of Muscle in 12 Months

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

Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

Tip: Protein Oat Cake for Breakfast

A no-sugar added (lazy AF) recipe for those who would rather be eating than baking.

Tip: The Glute Exercise for Athletes

Yeah, yeah, it'll make your butt look good too. Check it out.

The 7-Day Workout Challenge

We asked our experts to give us their best week-long training challenge. Pick one and tackle it. In seven days you'll be bigger, stronger, and wiser.

The Best Damn Strength Plan For Natural Lifters

If you're a natural lifter doing the workouts of drugged lifters, you're going to be disappointed. Build maximal strength the natural way. Here's how.

7 Things Successful Lifters Do

What's the most effective workout? The best eating plan? Apply these 7 proven decision-making methods and you'll know.

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.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.