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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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Quick Tip: Weight Lifting For Tall Guys w/ 7ft Matt Morgan
In this video, Redcon1 athlete and 7 footer Matt Morgan (aka The Genetic Giant) provides viewers with weightlifting tips for taller guys. Check it out!
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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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Sleep is essential both in and out of the weight room. Learn how to maximize your zzzz's and improve your recovery time, workout performance, and muscle growth.
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Body recomposition is difficult, but not impossible. In this article you'll learn several tips to help you simultaneously and successfully build muscle and lose fat.
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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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How to Use Yielding Isometrics & Eccentrics to Build Muscle Mass
Learn how to use yielding isometrics and eccentrics to build lean muscle mass, strength, & to rehab from injuries. Check out how to use them in your workouts.
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How To Properly Romanian Deadlift To Maximize Glute Growth
Think Romanian Deadlifts are just accessory work? Learn how to perfect your form on this important lift for more developed glutes and hamstrings.
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EAAs play a pivotal role in more than just your health. In this article you'll learn the benefits of EAAs, why you need them, and how they play a fundamental role in athletic performance.
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Cory Gregory explains why Arnold loved chest flys, and how performing them properly can help you build a massive chest like Golden-Era Schwarzenegger!
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Looking for a way to boost your bench press max? Mike Westerdal explains the benefits of training with heavy bench press singles.
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Irradiation: How Your Fist Can Instantly Make You Stronger
What is Irradiation? Find out how to apply this technique to your workouts for a simple alteration that will really pack a punch!
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Thinking of adding eccentric training to your strength program? Learn the basics of two of the most common techniques and how to effectively implement them into your routine.
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The Science Behind the Drop Set & Muscle Growth
Drop sets are an excellent intensity technique to incorporate into your workouts, especially when you're in a time crunch. Read on to learn about drop sets!
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Muscle & Strength's 10 Most Downloaded Workout Routines of 2018
Get a good start on your 2019 New Year's Resolution by downloading one of the 10 most downloaded workout routines in 2018 on Muscle & Strength.
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Routine Design for Dummies: Build Your Own Custom Workout
Last time you designed your own workout routine you ended up curling 7 days a week. It's time to program the smart way using these tips and template.
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How Your Body Type Affects Your Bench Press (and What to Do About It)
Your body type naturally affects how you should bench press. Read this article to learn what you need to know for pain free and effective bench pressing!
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Drop Sets: How to Use Drop Sets For Strength & Hypertrophy
Increase your workout intensity by incorporating these three incredibly challenging drop set formats: change in angulation, lift speed and base of support.
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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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Train Legs & Arms at the Same Time!
Most lifters love training arms & hate training legs. Get the best of both worlds with this full body circuit that utilizes leg exercises for rest periods!
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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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Breathing and Bracing: The Combo YOU Need for a Big Lift
Are you breathing incorrectly? You might miss your next big squat or deadlift if so...
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5 Trap Bar Exercises You Should Try w/ PhamFlexx
The trap bar is an underutilized piece of the equipment and when used appropriately can build explosive strength and power. Learn the best trap bar exercises.
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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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Muscle & Strength Bodybuilding Glossary
The most comprehensive bodybuilding glossary on the web. Includes a huge list of bodybuilding acronyms. This page is always growing so check back!
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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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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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Take your back development to the next level with these advanced movements. These exercises can be added to your next pulling session, back workout, or full-body training session.
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Lacking gym equipment? Don't let that stop you from making gains. These home gym hacks can help you expand your home training options.
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CT Fletcher is Bringing Back the Strict Curl
The strict curl used to be the fourth "big" lift in powerlifting. The ultimate test of bicep strength is reviving it's popularity thanks to CT Fletcher!
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9 Tips for Building a Shelf-Like Upper Chest
Need help adding muscle to your upper chest? Check out these 9 tips and give the included workout a shot for the ultimate upper chest development!
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4 Exercises You Should Start Doing to Improve Your Overhead Press
If you want to put up stronger numbers on the overhead press, then you should include these 4 exercises in your workout routine. Read on to learn more!
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Advanced Back Training: 5 Brutal Back Workout Finishers
Take your back training to the next level by adding a couple these 5 brutal finishing exercises to the end of your workout!
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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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4 Dumbbell Exercises for Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy that bench press PR of yours? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 dumbbell tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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Branch Warren’s Back Workout at MetroFlex Gym
We travel down to MetroFlex Gym in Texas to get a back workout in with IFBB Pro, bodybuilding legend, and GASP athlete, Branch Warren. Check it out!
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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Your Legs
Looking for new ways to build bigger, stronger legs? Check out these 5 proven leg exercises plus a unique twist on each to really maximize muscle growth!
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Barbell Reverse Lunges: The Most Underrated Lift of All-Time?
Is the greatest leg building exercise of all-time even in your workout routine? Learn how, why, & when to add barbell reverse lunges to your workouts.
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Tip # 13 - Marc talks about the perfect training routine. Wait - There is none! The key is to find out what works best for you.
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4 Golden Rules That Will Keep You Lifting & Healthy for Decades
Make sure you make gainz throughout your whole lifetime by following these 4 golden rules to gym-longevity. Spoiler Alert: You're probably not doing them.
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Training and Exercise for Children and Teenagers - Part 1
Part 1 in a 4 part series for children and teenagers. This article is a must read for teens who should understand their body before they start training!
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Pre-Olympia Chest Workout with BEAST Pro Brandon Hendrickson
Brandon Hendrickson takes us through one of his typical chest workouts during is 2017 Olympia prep. Does he have what it takes to place in the top three?
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10 Training Tips to Maximize Your Chest Workouts
Transform your chest into one you can beat your fists against like King Kong. Start by getting the most out of your chest workouts with these 10 tips!
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5 Reasons Why Your Bench Press Sucks
Brian Carroll, author of the 10/20/Life training book, helps you to weed through all the poor bench press technique advice, and improve your form, safety and gym results.
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[Video] Regan Grimes’ Leg Day on Prep
IFBB Pro and Primeval Labs athlete, Regan Grimes, takes us through his typical leg day while training during his prep to end 2019.
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Tiny Calves? Try These Tips to Build Bigger Calves
In this video, BSN Athlete and popular fitness Youtuber Scott Herman shares a few tips on packing on mass for calves. Apply these tips to your own workouts!
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Top 3 Back Exercises To Build The Perfect V-Taper
Team MHP athlete Chris Bumstead shows us the top three exercises he's personally used to build one of the most aesthetic physiques in modern day bodybuilding.
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4 Ways To Tell That Your Workout Sucks
Been spinning your wheels in the gym lately? Your workout routine could be to blame. Look for these 4 warning signs that it's time to pick a better program!
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Gets things done on a tight college budget. From nutrition and supplements to busting butt in the gym, nobody works harder than Kyle Griffin!
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[Video] How to Workout Like a Bodybuilder: Training Tips from 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia Lee Haney
8x undefeated Mr. Olympia, Lee Haney, provides M&S with insight into how he used to train for competition during his illustrious bodybuilding career.
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