The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Here's how Coach Thibaudeau fought back, took control of his health, and still managed to get stronger and leaner.

Latest and Trending

High-sled-push-complex

Tip: High Sled Push Complex

This unique metcon complex uses unilateral dumbbell exercises combined with sled work to get your heart hammering.

Tip: Your Fancy Pink Salt Is Worthless

That expensive salt really isn't worth it. In fact, it could be causing a deficiency. Here's why.

The Truth About Nighttime Eating

Nearly everyone says to avoid nighttime calories if you want to get lean or stay lean, but the evidence is all over the board. Here's how to make sense of it.

Sled-pulling-for-leg-strength

Tip: Sled Pulling for Leg Strength

No fancy sled, no problem. Make your own pulling sled and smoke your legs any time you feel like it.

Tip: Your Detox Is Dumb

There a lot of things to worry about when it comes to your health. Needing to detox isn't one of them. Here's why.

Battling-ropes-and-side-plank-finisher

Tip: Battling Ropes and Side Plank Finisher

This conditioning finisher will not only torch fat, it'll teach you to control your breathing in intense sports or workouts.

Tip: The Toughest Bench Press of All Time

Master this lift and you'll dramatically increase your upper body strength. Take a look.

Tip: Go Deep With Technique

Are you really mastering a lift or mobility drill? Probably not. Here's why.

Tip: 5 Rules For Training Success

From training to nutrition, pro bodybuilder and record-holding powerlifter Amit Sapir lists his top five tips for gains.

Barbell-quad-set

Tip: Barbell Quad-Set

Use this complex as a workout finisher to build your arms and shoulders.

Cable-tri-set-for-arms-and-shoulders

Tip: Cable Tri-Set for Arms and Shoulders

One station, three exercises. Give this a shot for bigger biceps, triceps, and delts.

Dumbbell-and-bench-tri-set

Tip: Dumbbell and Bench Tri-Set

Maximize workout time by hitting your arms and delts with this quick tri-set.

Tip: Leg Injury? 2 Ways to Keep Training

Here's how to keep training your upper body when a low-body injury has you sidelined.

Boot-camp-workout

Tip: Boot Camp Workout

Behind the scenes at one of T Nation's boot camps. Tons of workout ideas and training tips here.

Boot-camp-workout-overview

Tip: Boot Camp Workout Overview

Here's a video from one of T Nation's boot camps. In this intro, Coach Thibaudeau reviews several awesome training techniques.

Tip: 6 Easy Ways to Fine-Tune Your Physique

Already in pretty good shape? Here's how to drop those last few pounds and highlight your physique in just a few weeks.

Paused-bulgarian-split-squat

Tip: Paused Bulgarian Split Squat

Ramp up this staple exercise by adding a short pause at the bottom of each rep, then explode from that dead-stop position. Do 6-10 reps, 2-5 sets.

The-2-barbell-farmer's-walk

Tip: The 2-Barbell Farmer's Walk

This variation of the farmer's walk ramps up the core, lat, and grip work required. Give it a shot.

One-arm-cable-row

Tip: One-Arm Cable Row

Supplement your barbell and dumbbell rows with this great back training variation that also hits the core and even the glutes.

Tip: Are You Ready to Eat Bug Protein?

Protein powders made from insects are getting more popular. Here's what you need to know.

The-bench-_-chin-up-warrior-challenge

Tip: The Bench & Chin-Up Warrior Challenge

If you like pressing and pulling more than jogging on a treadmill, give this a shot.

The-sled-press

Tip: The Sled Press

Boost your pressing frequency with this. With no eccentric component, the nervous system is spared. Great for off days or deloads.

Tip: How to Autoregulate Your Diet

Are you controlling your diet or is it controlling you? Here's how to use autoregulation to avoid becoming a slave to your diet.

Kettlebell-row-with-rotation

Tip: Kettlebell Row With Rotation

The variation of the one-arm row allows you to add rotation and it tweaks the weight distribution for a new stimulus.