The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Three experts devise training programs for 5 different body parts. If there’s something you want to build, start with one of these plans.

Latest and Trending

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.

The 5 Key Principles

Goal setting requires an ongoing assessment. Here's what lifters should know about making it from point A to point B.

A Power Clean Primer For Beginners

A beautiful, logical, and simple step-by-step guide to doing power cleans.

Omega-6 vs Omega-3 Who Cares

Do you really need to worry about the ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids? Here’s what science has to say.

Maximal Leg Development

You won’t build your legs if you don’t pay attention to the angle of your torso or tibias. Here’s what to do for bigger, harder wheels.

Learn Only 1 Lesson in 2013

Nate Miyaki says to forget the resolutions, forget the endless string of magical diet and training tips; all you need to do is learn one simple lesson.

6 Coaches Weigh in on Chest Training

What’s the best way to build your chest? The experts reveal their most powerful tips.

2012 in Review

Forget the crappy "things I learned" lists being spammed at you on Facebook. Here are some real lessons to help you.

John Meadows Got Shredded by "Accident"

The story of how John stood on stage far heavier, far more muscular, and far more shredded than he's ever been.

How to Get to 20 Chin-Ups

Lots of guys can pump out 20. Of course, their range of motion is so short, it looks more like they're convulsing than actually doing legitimate chin-ups. Here's how to change that.

6 Strategies for Improved Insulin Sensitivity

Train your body to handle carbs better and watch it kick your muscle building and fat loss efforts into overdrive. Here’s how.

Not Your Average B.S. Core Training

Forget crunches, leg raises, and the latest ab gadget. Here are some unique core exercises that deliver real results, fast.

  • Abs
  • Dangerous Exercises

    Are the four exercises listed here worth the risk? See for yourself.

    8 Tips From an 800-Pound Bencher

    The soft-pause technique, extended ROM presses, the induction method, and other tips from a monster bench presser. Check ‘em out.

    The Most Effective Way To Build Muscle

    If you're looking to optimize your hypertrophy training while taking your strength to new levels, follow these guidelines.

    Why I Train

    Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.

    The Comprehensive Guide to the Snatch

    If you want to learn how to snatch, stop watching miserable YouTube poseurs and read this article.

    Train Like A Man 8

    This workout challenge looks easy… on paper. But just wait until you actually try it.

    Stretching Doesn't Work

    Stretching and mobility aren't the same thing. Here’s what you really need to know to move better and feel better.

    Does Everyone Need to Squat (Deep)?

    You gotta' squat butt-to-calves, right? Or is it butt-to-floor? Thighs-to- parallel? The answer is... it depends.

    6 Interesting Things About Strength

    Some things you know about strength, some things you thought you knew, and some things you plain just don't know.

    Foam Rollers Are For Wimps!

    All hail a smarter, more effective, more efficient, and decidedly manlier approach to corrective exercise.

    7 Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

    Here are some simple tweaks to take a few basic exercises to a whole new level of muscle-building awesomeness.

    6 Coaches Weigh in on Pull-Ups

    You know you should be doing pull-ups. But what's the best way to attack them? Six of our coaches tell you what works for them.