The World's Largest Hardcore Training Site

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

Eager to pull big numbers? You're more likely to make mistakes that'll bring your max down. Here's what to do... and what not to do.

Latest and Trending

The-hyght-flye-for-pecs

Tip: The Hyght Flye for Pecs

This chest exercise will challenge your pecs in a whole new way. And that means more muscle growth.

Tip: The Top TRX Exercises for Muscle Growth

Suspension exercises for hypertrophy? Yes. Give these a shot.

Tip: Fight Dead Butt Syndrome

Chances are if you're over 30 that backside of yours is starting to look like two gluten-free pancakes, even if you train. Here's why and how to fix it.

Tip: Build Pecs and Tri's, Save Your Shoulders

You don't have to give up pressing just because your shoulders are cranky or you're rehabbing an injury. Just do it like this.

Tip: A Japanese Method of Stress & Anxiety Control

Forest bathing sounds like something only naked hippies do, but now science backs up the practice. Read this to chill out.

Tip: The Best Trap Exercise You're Not Doing

People will look at you funny when you do this exercise. That's okay, your traps will be bigger and stronger than theirs. Take a look.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

The Simple Plan For Stubborn Body Fat

Nearly every trainer will say that you can't spot reduce. Well, maybe THEY can't. But here's what stubborn body fat actually is, and how to lose it.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

5 Ways to Screw Up Intermittent Fasting

If you're going to try fasting, then at least avoid these all-too common mistakes.

Tip: Speed Work for the Deadlift

Pull more weight off the floor... faster. Here are two ways to program speed and technique work.

11 Training Tips for the Skinny Fat Ectomorph

Skinny fat: it's the perfect storm of piss-poor male physical characteristics. Here's what to do if you were dealt this bum hand.

Super-Fast, Super-Effective Workouts

Build more muscle from two or three short weekly workouts than most guys do from training six days a week. Try these programs.

The Breast Implant Illness Epidemic

Many weight training women get breast implants. And many get them removed because of mysterious symptoms. Here's why.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Wide Delts

Build stronger, healthier shoulders with this unique exercise. Take a look.

The Very Best Bodyweight Exercises

Nine butt-kicking bodyweight moves that lifters and athletes need, no matter how advanced they are.

Tip: Crush Your Lats With This Exercise

This is really going to hurt, but it'll build your back like nobody's business. Check it out.

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

Tip: The Scientific Cure for a Flat Upper Chest

Sure, the incline bench press helps, but you need to add something else to your inclines to really build the clavicular head. Info here.

Tip: A Startling Benefit of Exercise

A huge study of tens of thousands of people reveals that the upside of exercise is far more potent than we realized.

Big, Thick, Chunky Ab Training

Abs aren't really made in the kitchen... unless that's where you train. You have to build them like any other muscle. Here's how.

Six New Tabata Workouts for Fast Fat Loss

Fat loss workouts don't have to be drawn out and boring. In fact, the best ones last only four minutes.

Tip: The Ultimate Trap-Bar Deadlift

This lift is really a deadlift-squat hybrid. Here's how to make it an even better muscle and strength builder.