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What Are The Ideal Body Measurements?
Find out what the ideal measurements are for a natural bodybuilder or a classical muscular male physique.
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7 Lat Pull Down Variations for Serious Back Development
Build your lats in a variety of ways with these 7 lat pulldown variations! Read the article, find ones that'll fit well with your program, & build your back!
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Long before steroids, men were using full body routines to carve out massive and strong natural physiques. This article presents 5 effective workouts!
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Strong man doing a deadlift at powerlifting meet in Russia
What is strong? I've analyzed the national records for several major drug-free powerlifting federations, and compiled my own set of raw strength standards.
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Teenage Bodybuilding Guide: How To Workout, Eat & Grow
Get answers to all your training and nutrition questions. This is a complete guide for teens that includes workouts and nutritional advice to help you maximize progress.
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This article will explore the reasons behind over training. Learn how many trainers know exactly why they shouldn't over train?
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Get Stronger At Squats With This 12 Week Routine
Work your way to a bigger, more impressive squat with this 12-week program that's designed to improve your squat and get you moving serious weight.
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Mini-cuts are a vital tool in your muscle-building toolbox. Learn why they are so effective in long-term muscle growth and how to use them to help reach your goals.
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5 Intense Chest Supersets For Your Next Chest Workout
Pump up your pecs the next time you train chest with these 5 supersets. Perform one of them as a finisher, or all 5 as a killer chest day workout routine!
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A complete guide. Learn which splits are effective, and which workouts to avoid. Included are numerous workout and training splits examples.
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Train Like An Athlete, Look Like A Bodybuilder
Learn how to design a program that helps you train like an athlete while reaping the hypertrophy benefits of bodybuilding training.
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Muscular man wearing a yellow tank top holding dumbbells in the gym.
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, "What program should I move to after I finish my current programming cycle?" This step-by-step guide will help answer that.
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Older man doing deadlifts in the gym.
As we age, the general belief is that muscle loss and increased fat gain are inevitable. This is false. In this article, you'll learn how to continue building muscle mass as you age.
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Ashwagandha is growing in popularity and for good reason. In this article, you'll learn why it's beneficial for athletes and how it can improve your training.
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5 Best Calf Exercises: How to Increase Calf Mass
Build thick and powerful calf muscles with these top 5 exercises: standing and seated calf raises, box jumps, leg press calf raises and dumbbell jump squats.
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7 Ways to Improve Mind-Muscle Connection
Boost your muscle growth by focusing on each muscle as you're training with these 7 lifting strategies to improve your mind-muscle connection.
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Women's Body Bible: Training, Diet & Supplementation
Complete training, diet and supplement guide! Build the body of your dreams! Includes a 12 week training, diet and supplementation program.
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Man in grey shorts performing barbell back squat
Getting back into the gym after some time away is hard. Learn how to get your strength back, and more, without sustaining any injuries.
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10 Awesome Bodybuilding Books You Should Read
It's time to hit the books and make some knowledge gains! This guide to the 10 best bodybuilding books will tell you which books are worth reading.
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Fit woman doing lunges with yoga pants
Intense routine aimed at women, is a mix of stretching, cardio and resistance training designed to help you tone up and tighten up!
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Barbell vs. Dumbbell Shoulder Press: Which Builds More Delt Mass?
Improve your delt training and build a more impressive torso by comparing the most two potent shoulder building exercises: dumbbell overhead press and military press.
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Forearm Mass
Add forearm mass fast with: barbell wrist curls, reverse wrist curls, dumbbell wrist curls, dumbbell reverse wrist curls and reverse barbell curls.
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75 Bench Press Tips To Improve Your One Rep Max Strength
This is a compilation of some of the best bench pressing tips you will find on the net. They are brief and to the point, and will help you improve your progress immediately.
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The Best HIIT Routines for Cardio Equipment
You already know that HIIT is the best way to get lean. So check out these 6 HIIT routines - one for each piece of common cardio equipment at the gym.
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5 Advanced Chest Workouts Using Proven Scientific Techniques
Do you have a goal of building a bigger chest? These 5 chest training techniques have the science to back them up. Try the workouts out for yourself!
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This article focuses on ab exercises, ab workouts, ab myths, and how to maximize diet, supplementation and cardio to shred your abs!
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Strong brunette woman doing a deadlift in the gym.
Intra-workout supplements can be beneficial to help maximize your performance. In this article you'll learn about their benefits, and what ingredients you need to power your performance.
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Natural Muscle Building: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size
How much muscle can you add naturally? What arm size can you expect? Is it even possible to know the answers to these questions? Find out in this complete guide to natural bodybuilding genetics.
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Strength Building Guide
Looking to get strong? This expert guide teaches you how to increase your strength and power. Learn how to maximize your workouts and diet for maximum strength gains!
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Expand Your Chest Mass With These 5 Exercises
Increase your chest mass with these potent five exercises: the barbell and dumbbell bench press, explosive push ups, inclined bench press, and decline bench press.
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4 Big Reasons Why You're Still Small And Weak
Want to know why your results still suck? Start gaining muscle mass and strength as quickly as possible with these four workout training tips.
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African American muscular man wearing an orange tank top doing cardio on the treadmill
In this article you'll learn what the research shows regarding fasted cardio and fat loss loss. Hint: it could be a useful tool to help you reach your goals.
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Shirtless, muscular man doing ez-bar bicep curls.
Build bulging, peaked biceps with these 5 exercises: barbell curl, alternating dumbbell curl, hammer curl, supinated bent rows and the chin up.
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Held on Memorial Day weekend, the Murph is an annual test of endurance, willpower, and commitment to pay tribute to United States Navy SEAL Michael Murphy.
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Get Huge Fast! The 2 Year Plan For Extreme Mass
Here it is! The ultimate guide to packing on muscle mass. 6 stages, two years of training. Learn how to eat, what supplements to take, and how to train. Every set is detailed.
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Blast and bomb your back into growth with these 5 exercises: bent over rows, pull ups, barbell shrugs, dumbbell rows and deadlifts.
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EZ Bar Vs Straight Bar Curl: Which is Better For Building Biceps?
BSN athlete Scott Herman breaks down the differences between the EZ Bar Curl and the Straight Bar Curl. Which one should be in your arm workout routine?
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Hamstrings Mass
Hammer your hamstrings with these 5 exercises: stiff leg deadlifts, leg curls, wide stance box squats, plate drags and barbell deadlifts.
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Tips On Deadlift Form And Mistakes To Avoid
Ready to bust through your plateau and pull a bigger deadlift? Learn to correct these common deadlifting mistakes and you'll be lifting big in no time.
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3 Back Exercises That Risk Shoulder Injury
Have you used any of these three exercises to train your back muscles? If the answer is yes, you may be putting your shoulder health at serious risk.
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Training Talk: Which Muscle Group is Most Important for Aesthetics?
Which muscle group is most important for an aesthetic physique? Is it your chest, back, legs, arms, or shoulders? Read more and join in on the discussion!
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Are you ectomorph, endomorph, or mesomorph? In the article, Doug Lawrenson explains each body type and how to maximize muscle-building results.
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How To Structure A High-Frequency Workout Plan
Learn to structure a high-frequency training program that helps build muscle faster by ditching traditional training, but still using the same basic principles.
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Muscular, shirtless man doing cable tricep pushdowns.
Build your arms the fast way: weighted dips, close grip bench press, seated tricep extension, clapping diamond pushups and rope pushdowns.
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How Often Should You Change Your Workouts?
Thinking about changing up your workout routine? Not sure if it's the right time? Read this article to learn when the best time to program hop is.
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Extreme Powerbuilding: The Hepburn Method
Doug Hepburn was one of the biggest and strongest natural lifters in the history of the sport. Discover how Doug trained.
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Bodybuilding 101: 4 Rules for Contest Prep Training
Considering doing your first bodybuilding contest prep? Don't fall victim to any of the prep myths out there. Read this article and ensure you do it right.
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6 Steps To A 405 Pound Bench Press
A 405 bench press seems impossible, right? Powerlifter Josh Mac once thought so too. Learn how to stop wasting time and improve your bench progress now.
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The Steve Reeves Solution For Size, Strength And Health
Mike Mahler takes a look at Steve Reeves' 10 rules for training and diet, and outlines 3 workouts that will boost your size and strength.
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What's the Best Way to Train Your Core While Bulking?
We've got the answers to all your bulk core training questions. Read this article and make sure you train your core the right way this bulking season.
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