The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Begin with 7 full reps, then do 7 bottom-half partials, and finally 7 top-half partials.

Latest and Trending

Reverse_21_%e2%80%93_pull-ups

Tip: Reverse 21 – Pull-Ups

Start with full reps, then do top-half partials, and finish with bottom-half partials. Your lats will hate you, but you'll love the results.

Tip: Do You Really Need a Training Log?

Newbies do, but how about advanced lifters? Here's why intuition and autoregulation is often best.

Reverse_21s_%e2%80%93_front_squat

Tip: Reverse 21s – Front Squat

If this doesn't build your quads, nothing will. Do 7 full reps, 7 bottom-half partials, then 7 top-half partials without racking the bar.

Tip: 4 Thigh-Quaking Squat Variations

The basic squat is the missionary position of leg workouts. Go Kama Sutra on your leg training with these alternatives.

Tip: The Surprising Side Effect of Getting Too Fat

A new study gives us some fascinating insights about fat gain, fat loss, and food deliciousness.

Tip: Scare Yourself Tougher

Here's why you need to do a few things that scare the crap out of you.

Tip: 1RM Training – Risk vs. Reward

Why you should stop focusing so much on your one-rep max and what to do instead.

Tip: The Core Squat

Here's how to turn a squat into a very challenging core exercise.

Modified-reverse-hypers

Tip: Modified Reverse Hyper

You should feel this variation almost entirely in your glutes. Start with body weight for around 10 reps.

Bilateral_four_corners_farmer's_walk

Tip: Bilateral Four Corners Farmer's Walk

Here's a full-body farmer's walk workout that burns fat and increases metabolic conditioning.

Tip: Know Your Benchmarks, Then Smash Them

Intensity, volume, density, quality. All can be used for progression, and the one you choose needs to be somewhat instinctive. Info here.

Over-pulling-on-pull-ups-and-pulldowns

Tip: Over-Pulling On Pull-Ups and Pulldowns

It's a common mistake. Here's what it looks like and how to fix it.

The-most-outlawed-exercise

Tip: The Most Outlawed Exercise

Don't let the fitness police keep you from doing this safe and proven strength-building lift.

Tip: Parkinson's Law and Effective Workouts

Know this law. Get better results from your training. Check it out.

Heel-elevated-step-up

Tip: Heel-Elevated Step-Up

The vastus medialis muscle often lags behind in strength. Use this exercise to bring it up and prevent injuries.

Tip: Have a Plan, But Embrace Imperfection

Yes, your workout needs structure. But it also needs to be flexible, which often leads to more gains. Here's why and how to do it.

Zercher-squat-with-zig-zag-bar

Tip: Zercher Squat with Zig-Zag Bar

The bar placement in the Zercher squat makes it a lot easier to activate the core and control the low back and pelvis. A straight bar without chains will work too.

High-box-squat-with-safety-bar

Tip: High Box Squat with Safety Bar

When you have knee or shoulder issues, this is a good alternative to a standard squat. This is the touch-and-go version with chains for overload at the top.

Tip: Cheat Your Single-Leg Training

If you want to build muscle and reap the benefits of unilateral work, start out by doing it like this.

Touch-and-go-deadlift

Tip: Touch-And-Go Deadlift – Good Form

The key is that it's not a bounce; it's a one-second pause. Tension is maintained and the bar is lowered under control.

Tip: Hit Your Abs and Chest With One Exercise

All you need is big balls. Actually, just one big ball. Check it out.

Tip: Do This Before Heavy Squats

Fire up your central nervous system and recruit a monster amount of muscle fibers with this movement.

Banded-good-morning

Tip: Banded Good Morning

Ramp up this powerlifting accessory exercise with a band to add resistance at the waist and cue yourself to get the hips through. Great for glutes.

10-and-2-stationary-lunge

Tip: 10 and 2 Stationary Lunge

Pretend you're standing on a clock and finish off leg day with 3 sets of 10 (each leg).