The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Sometimes they're needed, and sometimes you're just setting yourself up for future injury. Here's why.

Latest and Trending

5 Signs You're About to Get Hurt

Are you on your way to becoming a broken down lifter? Here are the signs to watch out for and how to intervene.

The 5 Minute Workout Booster

Five minutes is all it takes to make more gains, build more strength, and hit goals faster. Just add a simple pre-workout primer to your training. Here's how.

Tip: Test Yourself with the Renegade Row

This test will teach you a lot about your strength and athleticism. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Stop Doing Static Stretching

Regular stretching often does more harm than good, especially for lifters and strength athletes. Here's why.

Tip: Superset for Spinal Health & Increased Strength

Do an exercise that deloads the spine immediately after one that loads it heavily. You'll get stronger and keep the spine healthy. Here's how.

Tip: Eat Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies won't make you fat, they're healthy, and they'll fuel your workouts. Get the recipe.

Tip: Do the Dixon 3-Way for Bigger Arms

Forget how awkward that sounds. This is an intense workout for biceps and triceps. Check it out.

Tip: Control Nutrient Partitioning With C3G

Turn food into muscle instead of storing it as fat by maximizing muscle nutrient uptake.

Tip: Use This Workout to Build Your Puny Calves

To add size to the calves you must remove the stretch-reflex and perform loaded stretching.

The Complete Guide to Barbell Squats

To be strong, you have to squat. But which barbell variation is best for you? Low bar, high bar, front, overhead? Find out here.

Flexible Training For Faster Gains

Advanced lifters don't just follow training programs blindly. They know when to push and when to back off. Here's how to become one of them.

The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.

CrossFitters, You're Too Weak

Explosive movements make you faster, but there's more to strength than the concentric portion of a lift. Stop being a weakling on the lowering.

Fat Shame Yourself

Are you fat? Maybe you should be shamed. But don't let some jerk do it to you. Do it yourself, then do something about it.

Why We Lift

They say you can't chase two rabbits. But don't let the metaphors fool you. It's absolutely possible to achieve more than one objective under the iron.

5 New Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Think your foam roller is just for warm-ups and mobility? Think again. How to use it to build muscle and get stronger.

5 Reasons Your Program Isn't Working

Most so-called workout programs suck. It's time to choose a goal, pick a plan, and stick to it for at least 12 weeks.

Build 360 Degree Strength

Take the flexibility test, then use a unique exercise to build strength in new body positions. Your squat and deadlift will thank you.

Stimulants & Explosive Performance

Stimulants can really get you amped up for a tough workout, but do they have other effects as well? Dr. Lowery hooked himself up to fancy lab equipment to find out.

6 Ways to Bring the Pain

Increase time under tension and trigger new muscle growth with these six lethal combinations of compound and static exercises.

The Daily Squat Cure

A single "squat day" isn't going to cut it anymore. Bring up your Olympic lifts by starting every workout with squats. Here’s how.

Sport, Not Beauty Pageant

Our undercover IFBB pro dishes the dirt on what really goes on behind the scenes of professional bodybuilding competitions. In this installment, he tackles the questionable judging criteria.

Reflexive Strength and Spider-Man

Get shredded and increase your "secret" reflexive strength. But remember, with great abs come great responsibility.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Deadly?

The lawyers, the media, and supposedly science are saying that testosterone might kill you. Could they be right?