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Much more than a cool-looking core exercise, the dragon flag will even strengthen your glutes and lower back. Follow these progressions.

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Tip: Dips, Rear Delt Flyes, Over and Backs

Mark Dugdale uses this depletion circuit as part of his contest prep.

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Tip: 3 Tips for a Perfect Curl

Stagger your stance, think bend and extend, and use the pane-of-glass cue to get the best results from standing curls.

Tip: Stop Maxing Out for No Damn Reason

If you're not a powerlifter, or it's not the right time in your training cycle, then going for a PR is just plain dumb. Here's why.

Tip: Why You Need a Cheap Stopwatch

Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.

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Tip: Dumbbell Curl, Overhead Extension Superset

Finish off your arm workout with this intense superset.

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Tip: Single-Leg Hip Thrust – Slow Negative

Good at the glute-building hip thrust? Now try it with one leg using slow eccentrics. It tougher, and as a bonus you don't have to re-rack all those plates.

Tip: The Optimal Amount of Time Off

Now we know exactly how much time we can take off between training and a strength competition. Check out the new science.

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Tip: Hip Thrust – Two Legs Up, One Leg Down

Try this unilateral variation of the best butt-builder around. Bridge up on two legs, then lower very slowly with one leg.

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Tip: Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat

Lower under control, keep the torso upright, and only lightly touch the knee to the floor. Weight vest and chains optional, but definitely cool looking.

Tip: Are You Ready to Olympic Lift?

The O-lifts are getting more popular, but some folks are jumping into them too fast. Here's how to know if you're ready.

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Tip: Reverse-Grip Paused Pulldown

To build your mid-back, use a wider supinated grip and take a solid pause as the bar touches your upper chest.

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Tip: Bulgarian Split Squat

The rear-leg elevated split squat isn't actually used by Bulgarian weightlifters, but hey, it's still a great exercise.

Tip: Train Glutes While Defying Gravity

This new version of an age-old powerlifting exercise will really sizzle that backside.

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Tip: Dynamic Oscillatory Pec Stretch

A safer, smarter way to stretch the pecs.

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Tip: Backward Static Lunge

For bigger quads, the reverse static lunge beats the forward version.

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Tip: Self Myofascial Release for Anterior Delt & Pec Major

Reduce intramuscular scar tissue at this critical spot to avoid future injuries and dysfunction. Here's how.

Tip: The Forbidden Food for Healthy Hearts

People were once told to avoid this food. No more. In fact, eating a few of them every day is good for your ticker.

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Tip: Rib and Chest Position for the Deadlift

Learn to brace, no over-arch, with these form cues.

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Tip: Incline Concentration Curl

For a more effective concentration curl, use an incline bench and forcefully squeeze the dumbbells together. Contract extra hard at the top.

Tip: This Type of Workout Music is Best

Music can power your workout to new heights, but the wrong kind can trash your nervous system.

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Tip: Dip Machine, Heavy Negatives

Grab a partner and give this growth-inducing triceps exercise a shot.

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Tip: Curls with 3-Second Negatives

The lowering phase of the curl is where a lot of the muscle damage, and thus growth, is created. Don't just drop the bar.

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Tip: Smith Machine BOSU Ab Crunch

Combining two of the silliest things in the gym – the Smith machine and the BOSU ball – actually makes for a fantastic ab exercise. Try it.

Tip: Elevation Masks Just Don't Work

A new study shows that these goofy masks make everything about your workout less effective. Here's why.