The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Does your back suck compared to your chest? Do your triceps lag behind your biceps? Whatever your puny muscle group is, here's how to fix it.

Latest and Trending

Tip: The Combo Exercise That's Just Plain Silly

It's a popular exercise that kills two birds with one stone... except it really doesn't. It just screws up two good exercises.

Rotating-lat-pulldown

Tip: Rotating Lat Pulldown

Build your lats with this unilateral pulldown variation. You'll get a growth-inducing stretch at the top and a hard contraction at the bottom.

Tip: The Sissy Machine That'll Get You Strong

The wimpiest machine in the gym can actually help you build strength and muscle. Who knew? Try these two exercises.

3 Ridiculous Things People Say About Diet

You've heard these sayings before. They make sense... if you don't think about them very hard. Let's think about them hard and get to the truth.

Good_curl_form_with_elbow_raise

Tip: Good Curl Form with Elbow Raise

Finish the curl with a shoulder flexion for a stronger biceps contraction. Don't let the traps raise up.

2-1-accentuated-eccentric-machine-press

Tip: 2:1 Accentuated Eccentric Machine Press

Negatives help you build muscle. Try this technique for chest training.

Hip-thrusts-in-a-rack

Tip: Hip Thrusts in a Rack

Doing this glute-builder in a rack acts as a depth gauge, much like box squats. It keeps your form in check and it makes it easy load and unload plates.

Do-clap-push-ups-before-heavy-chest-work

Tip: Do Clap Push-Ups Before Heavy Chest Work

A few sets of these after your warm-up and before doing your main chest exercises fires up the CNS and improves muscle fiber recruitment.

Towel-bent-row

Tip: Towel Bent Row

This is a great bang for your buck exercise to work your upper back and grip at the same time.

Seated_overhead_pin_press

Tip: Seated Overhead Pin Press

Build more overhead strength using this concentric-based movement.

Jerk-from-pins

Tip: Jerk From Pins

Improve your rate of force development with this variation of the jerk.

Tip: The 10-Second Test for Overhead Efficiency

Test your mobility, stability, and strength with this overhead exercise.

DNA Gains

New research shows that one type of training may decrease cellular aging and DNA damage, but another type may increase it.

The-weighted-muscle-up

Tip: The Weighted Muscle-Up

Once you master the muscle-up, progress by adding weight just as you would a pull-up.

Tip: 3 Oddball Exercises to Boost Your Bench Press

Build better shoulder and back stability and your bench numbers will blow up. Here's what to do.

Use_this_trick_for_perfect_push-ups

Tip: Use This Trick for Perfect Push-Ups

The most common push-up mistake is letting the hips sag. Here's a simple cue to fix that problem instantly.

Tip: Skip These Foods, Suffer More Mental Distress

Two foods will boost your mood and mental health, depending on how old you are. Here are the foods to focus on and when.

Tip: Build Your Rep Strength, Build More Muscle

Chances are, if muscle growth has stopped it's because you adopted too many fancy techniques instead of just getting stronger. Here's what to do.

Tip: Does Foam Rolling Have to Hurt?

Turns out, more pain doesn't equal more gain. Here's the latest science.

Hip-extension-and-the-hip-thrust

Tip: Hip Extension and the Hip Thrust

Get better results from the butt-building hip thrust with these tips.

Tip: 5 Trumped Up Claims About Organic Food

Science finally has some conclusions about organic food. You may be surprised.

Vertical-pallof-press

Tip: Vertical Pallof Press

Think of this exercise as a kind of standing ab rollout. Great for overall core strength.

The-body-saw

Tip: The Body Saw

Nail your core and strengthen your serratus with this tougher-than-it-looks exercise.

Tip: Age Makes No Difference in Recovery Rates

Science shows that recovery rates stay fairly consistent in the young and old(er). Take a look.