22 articles

Tip: Feel Pain, Reach Goals

Pain tolerance is a requirement for mental and physical strength. Welcome it. Here's the deal.

Tip: Pick the Right Deadlift Style for You

Sumo or conventional? Check out these tips for choosing the best style for your body type.

Tip: Be Willing to Train Around Injuries

View injuries as bumps on the road to success, not dead-ends. Here's how one of the strongest guys on planet deals with setbacks.

10 Rules of the Insanely Strong

Casual lifters won't get this, but you have to be a little bit crazy to get super strong. Here are ten "insane" things you need to do to get there.

The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?

The Simple Deadlift Program

This once-per-week deadlift program will give you a 20-50 pound increase in 1RM over a 16-week period.

Heavy Deadlifting 101

Sumo or conventional stance? Mixed, overhand or hook grip? And what's the best way to program it? You have deadlift questions, Matt Kroc has answers.

Adversity Makes Us Stronger

Like it or not, the truth is that successful people just work harder than less successful people. So drop the excuses, stop blaming others, and get to work. Here’s some motivation.

12 Weeks to Ridiculous Wheels

Enough with the shoulders and arms articles - lets build some legs that are as strong as they are big!

Kroc Rows 101

A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.

Get Your Mind Right!

Your brain determines your success as much as your muscles. Here's how to make sure that blob of gray matter doesn't get the best of you.

Bands For Size and Strength

How to use bands to get bigger benches, stronger squats, and add pounds of new mass - in just a few months!

Gruesome Tales from the Garage

Horrible setbacks can happen when you're pursuing strength. Are these stories horrific, or are they inspiring?

5 Surefire Steps to Setting Goals

Goal setting might be essential, but it doesn't require weeks of sober self-analysis. Here's a fast and effective way to get on the path to success and fulfillment.


Kroc grabs you by the throat, throws you into a chair, and gives you some straight talk about choices.

Eat to Get Big Without Getting Fat

Use this lean mass calculator and diet plan to build muscle without having to pull the fat pants out of the closet.

Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

The basics of benching, the fine points, and a solid 16-week program. Get it all here.

Building a Big, Freaky Back

Hardcore advice on building a strong back that stands out in a crowd.

How to Stay Motivated

Even the most hardcore lifters experience low motivation. Here's how the craziest of them all gets back on track.

A Ballsy Approach to Injuries

Matt Kroc has torn more muscles than any man alive. You know how he cures them? He gives them the metaphorical finger.

The Confidence Switch

How to develop hardcore confidence, in the gym and out.

The Five Tools of Mental Strength, A.K.A. Balls

The strength of your muscles isn't nearly as important as the strength of your mind or the metaphorical size of your balls.