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Muscular man doing dumbbell rows in the gym
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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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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Muscular man in black shorts performing pull-ups in gym
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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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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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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Man doing GHD sit ups in gym.
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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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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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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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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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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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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Muscular female and male hanging from rack in a gym
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 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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50 Tips & Tricks Guaranteed to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
No fluff, no junk. In this article, you'll find 50 straight to the point tips and tricks to help you build lean muscle mass and burn body fat! Read more.
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Man doing deadlifts in CrossFit style gym.
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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6 Strength Training Tips for the Average Lifter
A lot of lifters have a misconception on the appropriate way to strength train. Check out these tips on how an average lifter can improve their strength.
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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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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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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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M&S model doing deadlifts in gym.
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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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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Big Arms: What to Know, How to Grow
There are many myths and hyped claims about arm size in the realm of bodybuilding. Find out the truth, and grow your arms.
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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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Training Talk: Deadlift on Leg Day or Back Day?
Which training day should you actually be deadlifting? Is it the perfect low back exercise to kick off a back day or a hamstring exercise for leg day?
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6 Crucial Exercises For Shoulder Stability
To stay healthy and progress on your upper body lifts, you've got to take care of your shoulders! Add these 6 exercises to your routine to improve shoulder stability.
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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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Squats and Milk, And Then Some
A new look at the old squats and milk program. This program was designed for mass, and has been proven effective.
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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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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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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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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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Beyond Sets And Reps: A Look At Training Volume
Which rep range is best for muscle building. Move beyond these simplistic arguments, and maximize your workouts by focusing on training volume.
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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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4 Resistance Band Exercises to Build Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy your bench press PR? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 resistance band tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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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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48 Different Ways To Do A Bicep Curl
Has your bicep routine gone stale? Not getting that pump you grew accustomed to? Maybe it's time to switch things up! Check out these 48 curl variations.
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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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4 Kettlebell Exercises to Build Better Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy that bench press PR of yours? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 kettlebell tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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Superhuman Strength: A 2 Stage Plan To Get Strong Fast
Feeling weak? Feel weak no longer! Muscle & Strength has put together the ultimate plan to get you strong as quickly as possible.
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Training Talk: Should Arms Have Their Own Training Day?
In this training talk, we discuss training arms on their own day vs with other muscle groups. Which leads to more muscle growth? Which do you prefer?
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Active man doing bodyweight lunges outdoors in summer period.
A great deal of success lends itself to how you prepare for a process. In this article, learn how to prepare for your return to fitness after taking some time off.
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5 Joint Friendly Alternatives to Shoulder Press
Do you experience pain and/or discomfort when doing traditional barbell shoulder press? These 5 alternatives and modifications may be exactly what you need!
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5 Best Chest Exercises Without Equipment
If you're on the go, training at home, or looking to mix things up, try these 5 chest exercises that require little to no equipment. There's no excuse for skipping chest day!
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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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5 Romanian Deadlift Cues to Shift Tension from Your Back to Your Lower Body
Don't wreck your back trying to give your hamstrings a heavy workout. Implement these 5 cues when performing Romanian Deadlifts and build huge hamstrings!
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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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21 Year Old Bodybuilder Chris Bumstead's Big Arm Workout
MHP athlete Chris Bumstead takes us through one of his mass building arm day routines that he uses to build stage ready biceps and triceps. Check it out!
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Guide To Smolov Squat And Bench Press
Smolov and Smolov Jr. are incredibly intense but effective approaches for improving your squat and bench strength. This guide helps you to maximize these routines.
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Designing Training Routines Using Periodisation
Design the best bodybuilding training routines using periodisation. This in-depth article shows you how create your own cycling routine for maximum 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.
1.3M Reads 46 Comments

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