The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Can you sprint your way to summer leanness in only 30 seconds? Hey, it's worth a shot. After all, it only takes 30 seconds!

Latest and Trending

Timed Arm Blast

Forget about counting reps! Do your biceps and triceps sets for time instead!

Heavy Lessons

A long-time strength coach finally enters a powerlifting meet. Here's what you can learn from his experiments.

5 Indoor Cardio Drills For Tough Guys

Five ways to get your cardio in that actually won’t bore you to death.

Glutes Gone Wild

Whatta' ya' know? There appears to be more than one glute guy around here. Here's how to build a stare-worthy caboose without messing up your lower back.

My Shoulder Hurts: The Finest Whine

Want healthy shoulders? Rethink your overhead pressing, bench to chin-up ratio, spinal mobility, and more. Here's how to find the culprit and fix it.

10 Forgotten Tips for Smarter Lifting

Mike Robertson wants to remind you to do some of the great stuff you used to, but may have forgotten about.

The Definition of an Expert

Everybody is an expert today… except they’re really not. Here’s how to separate the experts from the fakers.

Hard Ab Training

A quick and dirty old-school routine you can do in 6 to 10 minutes.

  • Abs
  • Why the Bench Press is the Best Exercise

    For the goals of improved strength, more muscle size, better athletic function, and even general fitness, the bench press is the best exercise. Here’s why.

    Deadlift or Squat: What's the Diff?

    The difference between squats and deadlifts and all the variations of each is a lot less than what you might have been led to believe.

    Dropping the A-Bomb on Your Waistline

    Getting lean is a heck of a lot easier when you take advantage of this lioplytic smart bomb. Here’s how to do it.

    Single-Leg Training Put To the Test

    Enough theorizing and debating - what really happens when a squat-loving lifter abandons bilateral lifts for single-leg versions?

    Big Without Strong is Nothing

    The road to a massive body that sports its own zip code begins with simply getting stronger. Here's a minimalist approach to getting maximal results.

    The Walk On

    From walk-on to scholarship football player - a guide to achieving your dream, whatever it is.

    Ain't So Bad! Foods That Have Gotten a Bum Rap

    These foods will kill you! And they’re evil! And they will steal your retirement funds! No, just relax. Turns out they’re fine for most people. Check out the list.

    The Return of Aerobic Work

    Steady state aerobic exercise makes you slow, fat, and weak. Or is that belief just holding you back? Check out this info.

    7 Triple Threat Protocols for an Awesome Burn

    A simple yet exciting way to spice up your old workout to stimulate new growth and burn fat.

    7 Single-Leg Exercises You've Never Tried

    Shake up your training and correct strength imbalances with these challenging exercises.

    A Comeback for Lat Pulldowns?

    Pulldowns are only for people who can’t do pull-ups, right? Well, maybe not. Here are a few very effective ways to do it.

    Get Your Mind Right!

    Your brain determines your success as much as your muscles. Here's how to make sure that blob of gray matter doesn't get the best of you.

    Your Cardio Makes No Sense

    Is puking on your shoes really improving your conditioning? Here's a scientific approach to building the aerobic and anaerobic systems.

    9 Strategies to Train Around Lower Body Pain

    Keeping the tibia vertical, increasing hip flexor length, step-ups, and other novel tricks to fix those bum knees.

    Rise of the Cardio Machines

    Here are some innovative ways to get a kick-ass conditioning workout at the boring old commercial gym.

    Stretching is B.S.

    Stretching... it doesn't decrease soreness, prevent injury, or even improve your performance. The truth has been stretched too far for too long. Let's put it in its place.