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10 Reasons Why You Should Never Bench, Squat and Deadlift
Serious lifters know to stay away from these 3 compound lifts, not only because they're useless but can end up hurting you in the long run.
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Samantha Jerring in the kitchen flipping her grilled chicken
Nutrex athlete and IFBB Pro, Samantha Jerring, gives M&S a sneak peek at what her pre-workout nutrition looks like before she heads deep into her 2022 Olympia Prep!
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Lean man and woman doing a plank
Know the lingo before you hit the weight room. These definitions could help you learn how to maximize your effort in the gym.
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108 Kick Ass Workout Songs
Amplify your gains with this ultimate workout playlist from Muscle & Strength. Have any songs you feel should be on this list? Let us know in the comments section.
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9 Gym Bag Essentials For People That Workout
Make sure you're well-prepared for a serious workout by packing these 9 essentials in your gym bag, and start turning good workouts into great ones!
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13 Hilarious "After Leg Day" Memes That Only People Who Train Legs Understand
Anyone who trains legs knows that the days following leg day are the worst. Here's some humor to help alleviate the excruciating (but necessary) pain!
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My First Natural Bodybuilding Show - How I Did It!
Muscle and Strength member Nico Ferrara competes in his first every Natural Bodybuilding Show! See how he cut down and got prepared!
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7 Ways You're Wasting Your Time in the Gym
Does an hour go by before you finish your first set at the gym? You may be guilty of one of the 7 ways people waste time at the gym.
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What Equipment Should You Purchase for Your Home Gym?
Building your very own gym at home can be one of the best investments you make. Before you start buying random equipment, find out which pieces are necessary!
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3 Diseases Possibly Prevented (or Cured) by Diet & Exercise
You've probably heard most diseases can be cured by maintaining proper diet and exercise. This article breaks down the diseases that is actually true about.
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Sleep Science: Nature's Most Effective Performance Enhancer (Part 2)
Want to take complete advantage of your muscle growth, fat loss, and performance potential? Learn how to take complete control of your sleep cycle.
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Straight Z's: Sleep Science for College Students
Sleeping is arguably the most important variable to achieving your health and fitness goals. And for college students, you should probably start here.
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Is Poor Digestion Wreaking Havoc on Your Gains?
Your gut could be getting in the way of your ability to make quality gains, especially if it's not doing its job. Maximize your gut health with these tips!
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Universal Texas Road Trip with Antoine Vaillant & Chris Tuttle
IFBB Pros Chris Tuttle and Antoine Vaillant went down to Texas to train at world class gyms. Watch them go hard at Texas Gym before refueling at Sonny Bryan's BBQ.
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Start the New Year Right: Awaken the New You
Ready for a better start to your New Year? Awaken the force within you by embracing these simple training principles that pave the way for success.
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The Worst Gym Advice You've Ever Heard
Whether it's coming from a clueless bro or a well-meaning personal trainer, bad gym advice is everywhere. Learn which common tips you should ignore.
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Can't Seem to Get Out Of Bed? 8 Ways To Get Enthusiastic About Working Out
We all have our bad days. If you need a little extra mental shove to make it to the gym, try one of these 8 tactics to boost your enthusiasm.
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Road to The 2016 Arnold with Brett Kahn - Episode II
Catch part 2 of IFBB Physique Pro Brett Kahn's prep for the 2016 Arnold Classic. This video includes a chest session, supplementation tips, and more.
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10 Fitness Professionals You Should be Following
There's plenty of questionable information and downright bad fitness advice out there. Let these 10 trusted fitness experts guide you.
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M&S Sits Down With 8x Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman After Back Surgery
M&S sat down with new hall of famer Ronnie Coleman at the 2016 Arnold Classic to talk about his new honor, rehab, his brand, and more.
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Cancer is Harder Than Training - Here's a Man Who Beat Both
Many believe working out most days to be a difficult feat, let alone over coming a disease such as Cancer. Brad Borland conquered both; read his story.
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7 Ways To Have Fun With Your Fitness Outside Of The Gym
When you're dedicated to a fitness lifestyle, it's not easy to find ways to have fun outside of the gym. Here are 7 ways to have fun with your fitness!
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America’s Strongest Teenager: Olympic Weightlifter CJ Cummings
CJ Cummings is America's strongest teenager. Check out this exclusive video where we discuss his training, accomplishments, and future Olympic aspirations!
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Grillin’ & Chillin’: The Best July 4th Recipes for Lifters
Hosting this year's 4th of July festivities? Stay lean and eat great with these recipes straight from the M&S kitchen!
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4 Easy Tips to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track While Traveling
Don't let all that hard work go to waste while on vacation. Check out these 4 tips and stay on track while actually enjoying your well-deserved vacation!
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The Mental Game: 11 Mindset Tips For Focus And Motivation
When it comes to training, your mental focus can make or break your success. Check out these 11 mindset tips and get the most out of every single workout!
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Sleep Science: Nature's Most Effective Performance Enhancer
Want to take complete advantage of your muscle growth, fat loss, and performance potential? It might be time to take complete control of your sleep cycle.
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How Ryan Terry Prepares For a Pro Physique Competition
After placing 2nd in the 2016 Physique Olympia last year, USN Athlete Ryan Terry is hungry to win the title at the 2017 Arnold Classic! Join Ryan's journey!
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Dallas McCarver's Lifestyle: Nutrition, Training, Business & Work Ethic
We finish off our 3 part series with A Day In the life of Dallas McCarver 4.5 weeks out from the 2017 Arnold Classic. Check out how the 315lb pro lives!
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Part 3: How Ryan Terry Prepares For Competition
After placing 2nd in the 2016 Men's Physique Olympia last year, USN Athlete Ryan Terry is hungry to win the title at the 2017 Arnold Classic! Follow his prep!
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The Future of Fitness: 5 Trends to Keep Your Eye On
The future of fitness is coming fast & these 5 ground breaking technology trends could help you achieve all your fitness related goals. Check it out!
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Be On Your Mark Contest Day, With INBF Champion Philip Ricardo
10 days before your photo shoot or competition, how do you look your best!? Philip Ricardo shares his secrets on how to get shredded for your big day!
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4 Fitness Tests You Should Be Able to Pass
Can you pass these 4 non-traditional fitness tests and prove to yourself how healthy you actually are? Check them out and see how your results measure up!
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Top 20 Things You Should Think About for Your First Show
Entering your first bodybuilding contest? Top natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo gives you 20 things to think about. Don't miss this competition prep wisdom!
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8 Life Lessons You Can Learn Underneath the Iron
There are a lot of life lessons waiting to be learned. Read this article to learn 8 of the more valuable lessons you can learn underneath the iron at the gym!
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 3 - Why Compete?
Bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo asks the question - why compete? Joe also talks about lifting during contest cutting, and tells you how to get thick delts.
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6 Critical Sleep Tips to Build More Muscle at Night
A lot of the muscle building process doesn't happen in the gym, it happens in bed. Read these 6 tips to maximize your sleep and build bigger muscles.
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Thoughts Of A First Time Natural Bodybuilder
Jason Slepica tells you what it takes to transformation your physique from chubby to natural bodybuilding champion in a short period of time.
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A Lifter's Guide to Avoiding Winter Weight Gain
Winter can be a damaging time on your waistline. Gear up for the colder months with knowledge on how to stay fit so you can be shredded come summer!
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Teen Christine Beauchamp Talks Competition!
Want to know what it's like to compete in a figure competition? Teen Christine Beauchamp shares all the details, and some secrets too!
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Why You Failed at Achieving Your New Years Resolution
Did you walk into the gym on Jan 1st ready to crush the new year? Have you fallen off since? Check out this article to learn why and how to fix it!
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Want To Compete? Learn Where To Start!
Interested in competing in a bodybuilding competition? Joe Ohrablo tells you how to get started. Joe also discusses his current training and competition plans.
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41 Things You Should Never Do At A Commercial Gym
Yo, bro! It's time to clean up your act in the gym. These 41 tips might not help you become a better lifter, but they will help you gain respect and maybe even make a few friends.
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Mr. Olympia Motivation: Ronnie, Jay, Phil Heath, Kai, Cedric, Bumstead & More
Prepare for the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest with a motivational compilation of all of the Olympia competitors Muscle & Strength has worked with over the years.
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Close up of man with t-shirt on
There are 86,400 seconds in each day. Every day at midnight we are given the gift of time. There will never be another today. What are you going to do with this 86,400 second gift?
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5 Steps to Improving Body Image & Overcoming Locker Room Phobia
New to the gym and afraid of the shared locker room? Check out these 5 tips to help with overcoming locker room phobia and improving your body image.
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Flex Lewis flexing muscle in the gym
Be obsessed with a purpose. Why are we obsessed? Because life expects something more from us. We have unique gifts and are not here by mistake.
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Flex Lewis doing cable extension
Relive the night that history was made when Team BSN's Flex Lewis became the first ever Arnold Classic 212 class bodybuilding Champion.
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Who Is The Greatest Mr. Olympia Of All Time?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Joe Weider's Mr. Olympia. Join Muscle & Strength as we crunch numbers and try to determine which bodybuilder is the greatest of all time.
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What's Your Excuse? Double Amputee Athlete Anthony Burruto Motivation
Double-Amputee athlete Anthony Burruto stops by the Muscle & Strength Gym to show the world just how unstoppable he is.
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