The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

A step-by-step approach to setting new PRs in the squat, bench, and deadlift.

Latest and Trending

How to Purchase Indigo-3G™

A lot more people want to purchase and continue purchasing Indigo-3G™ than we can supply, so here's the plan...

Winning the IT Band War

If you really care about your lifespan as a lifter, you should pay a bit more attention to your IT band.

Corrective Complexes

Short but sweet corrective complexes that give method to the mobility madness.

Train Like a Man 3

Lifts that have been outlawed by some people that you should do anyway.

Samurai Tweaks to Eating Plans

The Samurai warrior offers common-sense tweaks to many popular eating strategies. Check ‘em out.

11 Years, 11 Lessons, 100 Pounds

A decade in the iron game packs on some serious pounds, in addition to teaching some heavy life-lessons.

5 Superior Single Leg Exercises

These unilateral exercises are so tough that’ll wish you could use both legs. (But you can’t.)

Your Brain is Rancid

Your brain can rot like that half-eaten Pizza you found under your X-Box. Here's how to prevent it.

Iron Core: How to Build a Punch-Proof Body

Sculpt a core of steel the MMA way!

Tony G is Pissed Off

Tony's about to pop a blood vessel! He's watching people do moronic stuff in the gym and he's pissed!

5 Pull-up Challenges

You can't consider yourself a ballsy lifter if you're terrible at pull-ups. Here are five tests to see how you measure up.

In Defense of Cheat Days

Are cheat days like giving a heroin addict an occasional fix? Nope. Here’s who should be cheating, when, and how.

Hired Gun of Pros to Help 20 Readers Get Shredded

If you really want to get into the very best shape possible, while making the least amount of mistakes, you have one choice...

Iron Evolution – Phase 4

Most of you don't have what it takes to train at Westside. But it's not your body that will break down, it's your mind. Here’s why.

Exercise Form Doesn't Matter... At All

Maybe we were all wrong. Maybe form really doesn't matter, at least when it comes hypertrophy training. Here’s why.

5 Surprising Reasons You Blew Your Diet

Diets don't fail. People do. Here's how to fix your nutrition, avoid the pitfalls, and succeed.

The Good, the Bad, and The Ass-Fattening

Let’s clear up some of the carb confusion out there. Here’s what lifters and athletes should be eating and avoiding when it comes to carbs.

How to Train Like a Bad Ass

Back pain got you hobbled up in the corner of the gym? Dust off your manhood and read this article.

Front-squat-hand-positions

Front Squat Hand Positions

Christian Thibaudeau teaches three different hand positions for the front squat, making the exercise doable for everyone.

Pushing the Limits: A Pain Roundtable

Push past the pain barrier to test your mettle. Dan John, Martin Rooney, Craig Weller, and Dan Twight show you how.

The Tabata Method, Perfected

Four new ways to use the infamous Tabata method, plus some dumb ideas to avoid.

Truth About Gluten

Turns out, not all protein is awesome. Gluten can make you bloated and might put the brakes on hypertrophy. Here's how.

Ibb-shoulders-tue

I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Tuesday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

Ibb-shoulders-wed

I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Wednesday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.