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  • Get Huge with Evan Centopani's $100 Diet

  • Blue Collar Eating: Get Huge During Rotating Shifts!

    Even us Animals have to work for a living. I work 12-hour rotating shifts as I am sure many of you do. Find out what you need to do to still make gains through times like this...

  • Wheels Of Steel - Volume 3!

    This is the real shit, bro. This is what the people paid to see. Time to get nasty.

  • 8 Easy Ways To Increase Training Intensity

    Intensity means different things to different animals, and there's more than one way to ramp it up. Here are 8 techniques to amp up your training!

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Leg Training With The House - Squats.

    Welcome, as we introduce the first in a series of training videos with The House from This video will emphasize Squats. Check it out right here on!

  • Five Keys To Supplementing With Success

    At my level, I need more than just food. I also need supplements for an edge and to help me recover and grow efficiently. Below are my five keys to supplementing with success. Keep things simple and targeted.

  • Back To Back: Learn How To Build A Killer Back!

    Who says leg day is the only training day that'll make you puke? Learn how to get a killer back with these tips and exercises!

  • Huge On A Hundred: Roman Fritz's German Precision Growth Plan

    Training is an art, but eating for growth is a science. And it's one that IFBB pro Roman "Rex" Fritz has dialed in down to the gram. Here's his masterwork, for the price of $100 a week!

  • Bench Like An Animal: Part 4

    I can’t begin to tell you how having good people around you can really put you over the top. Good people produce a good bench...

  • The Pro-Level Split You Need To Try

    Nothing in a pro bodybuilder's program happens by accident. Learn the thinking behind IFBB pro Evan Centopani's unique split and how to incorporate it into your workout this week!

  • A Matter Of Strength: Combining Both Strength And Power Training!

    Combining both strength and power training will give a physique a look of raw power not seen on many of today's bodybuilders who practice

  • Big On A Budget: An Ode To The Calorie With Roman "Rex" Fritz

    If you're looking for the most efficient, foolproof plan to turn your hard work into sheer size, look no further than IFBB pro Roman Frit'z $50-a-week caloric masterpiece!

  • Get Huge On $100 A Week With Frank ''Wrath'' McGrath!

    The offseason diet of your dreams is just $100 away. Ride along with Frank ''Wrath'' McGrath and eat like him if you dare!

  • Off-Season Power Training: Strength & Size!

    If you want to become more muscular and advance your strength, you will find the following program of great benefit. But as you read this, you need to keep an open mind. Even if you are old school, this program will help you.

  • Animal By Nature, Freak By Device!

    So you can't figure out for the life of you why your bench is stuck at 315? You have been training everyday, eating well, thinking you are training your ass off living the clean life, and now you want to know why you can't make gains. Learn why now!

  • The Pak: Where It's At.

    You are a bodybuilder, a powerlifter. You are serious and committed. That's why you're here. Well your nutrition should reflect your lifestyle. Hardcore training requires hardcore supplementation. And Animal Pak is as hardcore as it gets.

  • Home Economics 101: Dieting.

    Eating will become like an evil stepsister. But if you are serious and want to grow then you need to eat... a lot. This is not your typical diet article.

  • Natural Anabolics

    Natural anabolic substances are the answer for many bodybuilders, competitive athletes and regular people looking to support strength and muscle gain. But until recently, proven natural anabolics didn't exist. They do now.

  • When Do You Grow?

    In the gym, we break muscle down; outside, we build it with rest, nutrients and supplements. Learn what supps to take, and when to take 'em, for maximum results.

  • Liver: The Old School Supplement!

    In this day and age, liver tabs are a throwback. Liver tabs are definitely old school. In fact, I personally know of many top bodybuilding pros who use liver today. Liver ain�t glamorous, but it flat out works.

  • Complete ANIMAL Lifting Program!

    A 4-day lifting program for extreme size gains. Full exercise descriptions, tips and a mass-building nutrition program. This is what you have been looking for!

  • You Don't Know Squat!

    From the very first day I picked up weights as a kid, squats were at the center of my lifting universe. Today, I still believe that squats are the king of all exercises.

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Leg Training With The House - Main Page.

    Welcome, as we introduce the series of leg training videos with The House from This series will emphasize proper form and safe lifting technique. Check it out right here on!

  • Intensity Or Insanity!

    The gym attendent told me not to go over there but I did and he said 'I'm going to kill you if you don't get the hell out of here. I'll kick your ass.

  • Creatine Truths And Myths

    Learn what the truths and myths of the worlds most popular muscle building supplement, creatine. Find out what works and what doesn't!

  • Training With Dynamite: Avoid Getting BURNED!

    The key to making progress is to keep thing as simple as you can. Stick with basic movements. Use strict form. Forget the dynamite and stick with the laser. Whether it's your chest or any other bodypart, you'll see some real results.

  • Grow Or Perish!

    Sure you have to murder yourself regularly in the gym. Of course you have to rest and do all that you can to maximize your recovery. It does, however, necessitate some structure, prioritizing, and a little bit of common sense.

  • The Nitty Gritty Of Building Demolition Delts!

    Let's skip the small talk and start building cannonball shoulders. Delt training can be broken into two categories: presses and raises. For your educational enrichment we will break down both to their nuts and bolts.

  • The Guns Of Wrath: High-Volume Arms With Frank ''Wrath'' McGrath

    Don't listen to the people who say to cut back on training your strongest, freakiest muscles. Frank "Wrath" McGrath saves his strengths for the end of a workout—and then savors them.

  • Back In Black: Frank "Wrath" McGrath's "Back By Feel" Workout

    Want a back that blacks out the sun? Kick your ego to the curb so your body can do the work. Frank ''Wrath'' McGrath is here to teach you the fundamentals of intuitive training!

  • Wheels Of Steel - Volume 2!

    Unless you are the rare kind of mutherf^cker who can destroy calves after training quads and hamstrings for two hours, train them separately. What exercises work?

  • Back To The Future, Vol. 1 Double Wide.

    The back is the most important portion of the bodybuilder's physique. Learn how to build a beast sized back...

  • Screw Everything Else: Are You Truly Motivated?

    The unmotivated. The weak. The ones that always have an excuse for why they have not yet reached their goals. Are you one of these people or do you go after your goals?

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Alex Fedorov's Leg Training - Calf Training, Pt. 2.

    Welcome, as we introduce the seventh in a series of training videos with Alex Fedorov. This video will emphasize more Calf Training Exercises. Check it out right here on!

  • The Money Mentality!

    If you want to transcend your limits, if you want to blow the minds of the small thinking cats in your town, follow me and the other boys at Get the Money Mentality and become an Animal.

  • Insane Tricep Training!

    The following routine is meant for putting the strength in the triceps through the roof, but it will definitely add some major ungodly mass to them arms.

  • The Seven Essential Protein Strategies

    Every serious lifter eats tons of protein. 200 grams. 300 grams. Even 400 grams and more. Ask any competitive bodybuilder: protein provides the building blocks of muscle. Whatever protein you use, here are seven tips for maximizing protein use.

  • Basic Rules Of Split Training!

    The following are a couple of basic tips to keep in mind when you're converting your old routine into a new one. Learn how to save time in the gym!

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Alex Fedorov's Leg Training - Leg Press.

    Welcome, as we introduce the third in a series of training videos with Alex Fedorov. This video will emphasize the leg press. Check it out right here on!

  • Old School, New School: The Quest For Victory!

    In the 80's, when bodybuilders would train for a show, cardio was taboo. Today it is part of a normal routine. Find out what happened when we trained with John for the 2001 Master's Olympia!

  • What Is Hardcore?

    Hardcore is being a Winner. A Champion. A Warrior. An Animal. Hardcore is walking around with that dark patch of dry skin on the back of your neck from resting the squat bar on your upper traps and neck area. It's a badge of honor. Are you hardcore?

  • Big On A Budget: Mastering The Essentials With Jason ''Huge'' Huh

    Chicken, rice, and eggs are the staples you need in order to grow. This is the plan that fueled IFBB pro Jason Huh when he exploded out of his teen years and added 100 pounds of weight!

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Alex Fedorov's Leg Training - Donkey Calf Raises.

    Welcome, as we introduce the sixth in a series of training videos with Alex Fedorov. This video will emphasize Donkey Calf Raises. Check it out right here on!

  • Build An Animal Chest: Frank McGrath And Evan Centopani Workout

    What's better than an elite bodybuilder explaining his chest routine? How about two IFBB pros training together and discussing their pec-growth secrets! Join Evan Centopani and Frank McGrath as they push through the B.S. and talk about what works.

  • Bring Your Mass Alive With Deads!

    It is a proven fact that if you want quality muscle, heavy deadlifting is one of the best overall muscle-building exercises. I've been a world-ranked powerlifter and competitive bodybuilder with a good part of my success coming from the deadlift.

  • Seven Strategies To Avoid Injuries!

    I bet you think you just have to train hard to grow like a weed, right? Wrong, bro. To run with the big dogs, you've got to be 100% healthy and injury-free first.

  • 5 Shakes, 5 Ways: Muscle-Building Protein Recipes

    Kick boring, uninspired, and underpowered protein shakes to the curb. Try these 5 goal-specific shakes from the beasts of Animal on for size!

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Alex Fedorov's Leg Training - Squats.

    Welcome, as we introduce the second in a series of training videos with Alex Fedorov. This video will emphasize the squat. Check it out right here on!

  • Blast The Basics: A Savage Workout With Jason ''Huge'' Huh

    You can get a killer workout anywhere if you bring a pure joy for heavy lifting and a good pump. IFBB Pro Jason ''Huge'' Huh found his primitive piece of heaven on a beach in Rio and improvised the workout of a lifetime!

  • How An IFBB Pro Really Eats

  • The Guns Of Wrath: Frank McGrath's Biceps And Forearms Smoker

    Frank "Wrath" McGrath has some of the most iconic arms in all of bodybuilding. If you want to build legendary bis and forearms, you have to train for the burn until your fists are flaming.

  • Why Do I Need Cardio?

    Learn why cardio is a must for bodybuilders and what these bodybuilding experts think about cardio. Find out what the EXPERTS think!

  • Train Your Pecs Like An Animal: Roman Fritz Workout

    Train outside like they do on the ''inside'' with Roman Fritz! This chest workout will set your gains free!

  • 5 Dieting Tips For Hardcore Bodybuilders!

    I’m not saying you have to be a technical wizard with a degree in sports nutrition. You just have to combine some basics with common sense. Here are five tips that should you get started.

  • Intensity Or Insanity: Part 2!

    I lived each waking moment anticipating the ass kickin' workouts that lay ahead that day and wondering how in hell I would be able to overcome them.

  • Just Another Day: The Animal's Meal Plan.

    We are gonna break it down, meal by meal and examine what it takes to be the biggest Animal we can be. From dawn til dusk and beyond we are going to focus on everything that goes down the hatch.

  • The Secret Weight Gaining Formula!

    From Attitude To Timing, Learn The Secrets To Get F@#cking HUGE!

  • A Five-Part Series Of Developing The Physique Of Your Dreams!

    We now begin Volume 2 - the essentials of building an Olympian back. Your back is the foundation from which all your power and strength grows. Get all you need right here for that massive back.

  • Working Your Abs: Why Training More Isn't Always The Key!

    Abs. Everybody wants them, but few have the balls to get them. I see a pretty boy or a hot looking chick in the latest fashions on a Swiss ball doing the latest style of crunches. Learn why training more isn't always the answer, nutrition is!

  • Old Time Gyms.

    Some things have changed over the years, some things haven't. Take gyms for instance. Gyms are for training, not for feeling or looking good. What happened to the old hardcore gyms?

  • The Art Of Spotting!

    Not many people in the Pilates Spandex era of today know how to properly spot someone. Learn why most spotters suck and a hilarious story of two jerks in my old gym.

  • Balls Of Steel: What Does It Mean To Have Steel Balls?

    Long before the warm and fuzzy spas known today as 'gyms' took over, I trained for powerlifting in an insane asylum known as Eiferman's Gym. Learn what real training is, without the pretty spandex and music!

  • Bench Like An Animal: Part 3

    We have spent enough time talking about turning the average lifter into an Animal, the kind who has strength training on the brain 24/7. By this time, you should be able to taste it...

  • In The Trenches: Uncensored, Unedited, And Hardcore!

    True, no-holds-barred stories about life in the trenches. Uncensored, unedited, and hardcore. Covering topics from Most Memorable Moments In The Gym, Best Competition Moments, What Defines Hardcore, and many others.

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Training With Erik Fankhouser & Evan Centopani, Volume 1

    Welcome, as we introduce the first in a series of training videos with IFBB Pros Evan Centopani and Erik Fankhouser.

  • Bench Like An Animal: Part 1

    There are many milestones when entering the world of bench pressing. When starting into the gym life, you might see others in the gym benching big weight and wonder how you too can get there.

  • 8 Easy Ways To Increase Training Intensity

    Regardless of how you train, one thing should remain consistent: intensity. Learn why!

  • A Five-Part Series Of Developing The Physique Of Your Dreams!

    We now begin Volume 3 - where we will work the ever-dreaded legs. The legs are a personal favorite of mine and I am going to share with you a real bodybuilder's workout. Check it out!

  • Intensity Or Insanity: Part 5!

    It wasn't too long after that when I noticed the two slip away and head towards the bathroom. After I see them run to the bathroom, I grab the PA and yell please come out of the bathroom now!

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Leg Training With The House - Lunges.

    Welcome, as we introduce the fourth in a series of training videos with The House from This video will emphasize Lunges. Check it out right here on!

  • 7 Reasons Why Bodybuilders Need More Water

    Water is needed for every single metabolic process, including protein synthesis. So if your training intensity is high, one of the simplest things you can do for your body is to drink more water.

  • Bodybuilding Vs. Powerlifting!

    There are a lot of myths surrounding the sports of bodybuilding and powerlifting. I've decided to shed some light on these two sports here at If you're new to the iron game and can't decide which to pursue, this article should help.

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Alex Fedorov's Leg Training.

    Welcome, as we introduce the first in a series of training videos with Alex Fedorov. The first series of videos will be leg training. Check it out right here on!

  • Supplement Roundtable By AnimalPak.

    A talk about supplements with Machine, Vag, The Lad, Schak, and Freak... some hardcore mofos. What do they use?

  • A Five-Part Series Of Developing The Physique Of Your Dreams - Shoulders!

    Welcome to volume 5 of this 5-part series. Today we are going to work exclusively on the shoulders. Warm-up good and then blast those delts!

  • Bodybuilders In The Middle

    Bodybuilding's got two extremes. At one end are pro bodybuilders like myself. At the other end are beginners who've just started lifting. Everyone else falls into the middle. Are you in the middle?

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Alex Fedorov's Leg Training Main Page.

    Welcome! Here we will introduce the UN series of training videos with Alex Fedorov. Watch as this European IFBB pro trains his legs. Learn correct form from a pro! Check them out right here on!

  • It's Showtime: Fixing Your Diet In The Last Few Weeks!

    So you have been dieting for the past 12 or 16 weeks and it's been hard, very hard. You feel miserable, can't concentrate, strength is way down. You don't even feel like training. Find out what you need to do in the last few weeks to look great on stage!

  • Road To Power: The Formula For A Monster Bench!

    It sometimes feels like there is a big secret to success when you are the new guy at the gym, and no one is letting you in on it. Well here it is, the article you have been waiting for.

  • 4 Must-Try Training Tactics Of Pro Bodybuilders

    Experienced bodybuilders can walk into any gym and get a great workout. Here's how Antoine Vaillant and Chris Tuttle craft pro-level workouts wherever they may lift.

  • Increase Your 1 Reps Max In 12 Weeks!

    Find out what factors contribute to increasing your one rep max. Try this routine to improve your one rep max in the next 12 weeks!

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Alex Fedorov's Leg Training - Standing Leg Curls.

    Welcome, as we introduce the fifth in a series of training videos with Alex Fedorov. This video will emphasize Standing Leg Curls. Check it out right here on!

  • Keepin Things Simple With Your Diet!

    Find out what factors contribute to helping you stick with your diet and how you can create a better diet and better eating habits!

  • Hardcore Livin'

    When it comes to bodybuilding, hardcore is more. It's a mentality, a way of living. For hardcore lifters, it means training as hard as you possibly can without all the fancy trimmings.

  • A Warrior's Shoulders Program

    To the Warrior, there's only one goal in life: To be stronger than the previous day. To be a warrior, you must adopt this way of thinking. Now let's use this knowledge to improve your arsenal. It's time to build your shoulders.

  • Use Fear To Your Advantage... And Keep Growing.

    In this installment I am going to be talking about fear. Learn how to break out of any plateau and make those great gains with this killer workout.

  • Intensity Or Insanity: Part 7!

    There is no greater feeling on earth than the feeling that you have when you know that you have done everything humanly possible to achieve your goal and live your dream!

  • The Nitty Gritty Of Building Demolition Delts, Vol. 2.

    Basic and simple displays of strength - Shoulder presses are the cornerstone exercise in any serious delt workout. Read on here as we blast your shoulders again with a variety of exercises. Try it and see if you are man enough!

  • Diary Of A Madman!

    The following diary entries show a true dedication of hardcore ehtics and determination. Read these 16 entries to be inspired and motivated!

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Training With Wrath, Volume 1.

    Welcome, as we introduce the first in a series of training videos with Wrath from Watch Wrath's full-body workout. Check it out right here on!

  • The Bodybuilder's Guide To Shopping Sales

  • Big On A Budget: The Staples Of Size With Dorian "Heavy D" Hamilton

    The secret to monster size? A short and sweet grocery list. Learn what Dorian Hamilton ate to earn his nickname "Heavy D" and what he's eating to earn the coveted IFBB pro card!

  • Trash Your Triceps With Evan ''Ox'' Centopani

    Are you giving your triceps as much attention as your biceps? Try this pro-level routine to forge a set of horseshoe triceps any blacksmith would be proud of!

  • Frank McGrath: The Making Of An Animal

    Legendary Animal athlete Frank McGrath opens up his life to the cameras as he prepares to return to the pro bodybuilding stage. Follow his every step in this incredible behind-the-scenes video series!

  • Why Dieting Sucks!

    This will not be the first or last time you hear this: Dieting Sucks! Find out what some of our writers have to say about the subject.

  • Intensity Or Insanity: Part 4!

    I came 3000 miles to show you what I am made of, and I intend to do just that. As he finished setting up the roped-off battle zone, he sternly said, You, my friend, are going to die.

  • Hardcore Pre-Contest Diets!

    Check out these three awesome pre-contest diets for the biggest shows in the industry. Find out what you need to do to be the best!

  • Universal Nutrition Training Videos: Leg Training With The House - Leg Curls.

    Welcome, as we introduce the second in a series of training videos with The House from This video will emphasize Leg Curls. Check it out right here on!

  • A Five-Part Series Of Developing The Physique Of Your Dreams - Chest!

    Welcome to volume 4 of this 5-part series. Today we are going to work exclusively on the chest. Get a real chest burner right here!

  • Essential Amino Acid's & The Growth Trigger!

    The synergistic effect of Essential Amino Acids and carb ingestion maximizes the anabolic response of resistance training by limiting the post-exercise rise in protein degradation and inhibiting post-training cortisol release. Learn more!