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Mike Rashid bench pressing in the gym
Here's Mike Rashid, CT Fletcher, Big Rob and Bulo providing some raw, in-your-face motivation with some heavy weight at an insane amount of reps!
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M&S Heavy Vol. 1: Workout Music For Extreme People
Warning: This playlist is not for the faint of heart. If you're looking for tunes that bring the pain for some gains, you're in the right place.
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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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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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Supplemental Brewing Protein Beer
No longer do you have to make the choice between a protein shake and few beers! The question is, would you knock back a couple of Brewtein beers post-workout?
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The 12 Days of ChristMASS: Tips from Santa Himself
Greetings lifters, Santa is here with 12 fitness tips of which to adhere. Follow them all and you will appear to gain Muscle & Strength throughout the new year!
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The Future Of Fitness: What To Watch for in 2016
Fitness trends come and go (squatting on an exercise ball, anyone?). Stay ahead of the curve by looking ahead at the hottest fitness trends of 2016.
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New Years Accountability: You Probably Haven't Gotten Any Fitter
Resolution reality check: How many resolutions have you kept? How many do you even remember? There's still time to get back on track and have your best year!
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5 Things You Can Learn From CrossFit
Love it or hate it, we could all learn something from the success of CrossFit. Learn which 5 things you should apply to your own training - no box required.
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 Road to The 2016 Arnold with Brett Kahn - Episode I
Catch part 1 of IFBB Physique Pro Brett Kahn's prep for the 2016 Arnold Classic. This video includes a back session, meal prep tips, and more.
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Jay Cutler’s 2016 Arnold Classic Predictions
When it comes to bodybuilding, no one knows more about the sport than Jay Cutler. Here are his expert picks for the 2016 Arnold Classic!
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Throwback Fitness: Old School Gym
In the Throwback Fitness series, Coach Myers profiles different hardcore gyms across the US. He kicks things off at Old School Gym in Ohio.
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Hand Care for Lifters: Stop Tearing Calluses Today
Tired of the wear and tear lifting heavy puts on your hands? Try these hand care tips to keep your mitts healthy and looking good!
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Road to 2016 Arnold with Brett Kahn - Episode III
Catch part 3 of IFBB Physique Pro Brett Kahn's prep for the 2016 Arnold Classic. This video includes the competition and Brett's takeaway from the Arnold.
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Science Tells All: Get Shredded While You Sleep
Skip that last episode of your Netflix binge marathon and hit the hay. Sleep aids in fat loss and here are some ways to improve your quality of sleep!
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10 Gyms You Must Train at Before You Die
We've got a bucket list for you die hard lifters out there. Check out these 10 gyms you should train at before passing and start planning future trips!
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10 Fitness Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow
If you need extra motivation in your life, look no further. These 10 fitness Instagram accounts are sure to get you fired up to crush your next workout!
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The Greatest Cheat Meals in the History of the Internet
Who doesn't love rewarding their hard work with an epic cheat meal? Check out our top 10 list of the greatest cheat meals in the history of YouTube!
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Virtual Reality: The Future of Fitness? BB.com's Founder Sits Down With M&S
Step into the future with an exclusive interview with BB.com founder, Ryan Deluca, as he describes his vision to bring technology and fitness together!
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Muscle & Strength's 2017 Fitness Survey
Find out everything on challenges that make or break a great fitness plan, see which diets are easy to follow and much more about bodybuilding and fitness.
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Editor’s Picks: Muscle & Strength’s Best of 2016
Another year is in the books and we've provided an enormous amount of amazing content to our Muscle & Strength readers. Check out the best articles of 2016!
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5 Fitness Trends of 2016 That Need to End
Old habits never die, but should these recent fitness trends? Check out the 5 biggest fitness trends of 2016 & determine if we should bring them into 2017.
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Part 2: How Ryan Terry Prepares For a Pro Physique 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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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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Early Riser: 7 Tips to Improve Your Early Morning Workouts
Feeling sluggish getting out of bed to workout in the morning? These 7 tips are exactly what you need to get focused and make gains in the morning!
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4 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known When I Started Training
We all make mistakes. The important part is learning from them. Here are 4 lessons Mike Wines would tell himself about at the beginning of his training career.
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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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3 Unhealthy Habits Preventing You from Losing Fat
Have you developed any of these 3 unhealthy habits? If so, you're seriously preventing your fat loss success. Learn more about them and how to fix it!
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The Costs (The Hidden and Not So Hidden) of Competing
Kassandre Harper-Cotton explores just what it takes to commit yourself to competition, including the many hidden costs. Get your check book ready!
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Training Talk: What Do You Love Most About Training?
What do you love most about working out? Join the discussion in this edition of Training Talk; We'd love to hear your thoughts on what makes training great!
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FAME - Mindy and Jeff
Jeffrey Kippel and Mindy Blackstein discuss the big changes taking place at FAME in 2010 and beyond, and specifics about the Body Proud Manifesto.
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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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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 8 - An Accurate Perception
Natural bodybuilder Joe the pro Ohrablo talks about off-season bulking, pre-contest definition and ...kratom?
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Prebiotics, Probiotics, & Poop: 3 Questions Every Person Should Ask Themselves
As they say, “the road to health is paved with good intestines.”. Learn the answers to 3 important questions about prebiotics, probiotics, and poop!
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 10 - Who Are The Top 5 Naturals?
Natural bodybuilder Joe the Pro Ohrablo has the run down on all past Mr. Olympians, as well as the top 5 natural bodybuilders currently competing.
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3 Things You Should Steal From a Bodybuilding Competitor’s Lifestyle
There's a reason bodybuilders are successful in building muscle & losing fat. Steal these 3 things from their lifestyle to help you accomplish your goals!
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The Comeback Of Julie Michaelson Part 1
After a battle with diuretics, figure competitor Julie Michaelson is back and better than ever. Follow Julie as she makes her comeback to the stage.
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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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Bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman in blue shirt
Q&A with big Ronnie "The King" Coleman, 8 time Mr. Olympia winner! Today we ask Ronnie who was his biggest inspiration in bodybuilding.
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An Inside Look into the Trophy Case of 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia Lee Haney
8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia, Lee Haney, invites Muscle & Strength into his home to show us his 8 Sandow trophies while reflecting on his epic career.
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Jeremy Scott standing with hands on hips
You need to start making success mandatory. Day after day you are losing the opportunity to become the person you are meant to be. Stop making excuses today.
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Gym Glossary: 19 Terms That Every Beginner Needs to Know
If you're new to the gym or thinking about getting into weight lifting, you'll want to learn some of the vocabulary terms. These 19 terms are a solid start.
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Flex Lewis flexing muscle in the gym
With a nickname that couldn't be more fitting for a bodybuilder, it surprises fans to learn that 'Flex' originated on the rugby pitch instead of the weight room.
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50 Unwritten Gym Rules Every Bro Should Know!
Save yourself a lot of headaches by learning the real rules of the gym. This complete guide on etiquette covers everything from squat rack curling to personal hygiene.
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50 Bro-Friendly Workout Tips To Help You Decrease Gains
This bro-tastic muscle building article from Nick Ludlow features 50 bro-friendly workout tips that are sure to help you lose friends and decrease gym credibility.
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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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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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IFBB Pro & Animal-Sponsored Lifter Jason Huh
Get a personal look into IFBB Pro Jason Huh's life growing up, and his insight on the many important aspects of life that have helped him throughout his bodybuilding career.
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12 Gym Bag Essentials with Calum Von Moger
3x Mr. Universe & Cellucor-sponsored athlete Calum Von Moger shares what items he thinks are essential to every lifter's gym bag.
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Gym Membership vs Home Gym: Choosing the Right Gym for You
Training in the right place can help you reach your goals faster. See if you're better off investing in a home gym or joining your local gym.
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