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Man in blue shirt and black shorts in the bottom position of a front squat.
Learn how strategic weight gain and mini cuts can put you on the path to pack on muscle and dramatically transform your body to achieve your most muscular physique.
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Aesthetic Training Tips | How to Build Shredded Shoulders
In this video, MuscleTech athlete and IFBB Classic Pro Santi Aragon shows you some tips on how to build aesthetic and shredded shoulders. Give them a try!
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3 Row Variations You're Doing Wrong (And How to Fix Them)
The row is a staple in any muscle building workout routine. However, a lot of trainees do these 3 row variations wrong. Learn the correct form here!
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Tabata 101: Legit Workout Style or Just a Training Fad?
What is Tabata training? And is it a fad? Learn how this unique training method can help you get in quicker & effective workouts to help you reach your goals!
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Traps
If you're having trouble bringing up your lagging traps, you're not alone. Fortunately, Coach Lee Boyce is here to reveal his top three trap exercises!
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Eat healthy and exercise
We all want to eat healthier and exercise, but can't find the motivation to get started. Article includes 15 helpful tips to get you looking and feeling better.
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10 Lunge Exercise Variations You Must Try
John Rusin helps you to elevate your lunges from boring to beast mode. This complete guide to the lunge include form tips and 10 highly-effective exercise variations.
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Some Ideas About Muscle Gain
Embrace puberty, dump sugar, lift heavy...Strength coach and author Dan John tells you how to improve your athletic performance and build strength.
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Super High Volume Leg Workout w/ Steve Kuclo
A few months back, we visited Steve Kuclo during his 2018 Arnold Classic Prep. In this video, The King Snake takes us through one of his Quad Workouts.
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Fit man standing with palm on his face
Hey bro, are you a meathead or a gym genius? Test your knowledge of exercise, nutrition, and supplementation and see how you stack up.
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[Video] Epic Arm Blasting Workout w/ Steve Kuclo
Team ALLMAX athlete and IFBB Pro, Steve Kuclo, destroys his arms with this high volume arm workout just 4 weeks out from the 2019 Arnold Classic.
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High Volume, Hard Work But Poor Results?
Did you know that 80% of your results are likely coming from 20% of your gym work? Learn why you should start evaluating and refining your workouts today.
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Weight Training Programs: You Can’t Just Keep Adding
Thinking about adding more bicep and ab work? Cardio? Shoulder pre-hab? This article provides some insight on training volume and competing demands.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Massive Shoulders
If you're trying to build massive shoulders but are focusing solely on lateral and front raises, you're selling yourself short. Get the scoop in this guide!
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Ryan Terry's Top 3 Arm Exercises For Size & Pump
A few days after winning the 2017 Arnold Classic, Team USN Athlete Ryan Terry visited the M&S HQ to share some of his training and nutrition techniques.
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Gym Etiquette 201: An Advanced Lifter's Guide to Common Decency
Strength coach Tony Gentilcore is here to teach you all you need to know about gym etiquette. Advanced lifters and trainers are not exempt from these rules!
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Fitness athlete shirtless in the gym
Improve your gains and motivation with some interesting new approaches: single leg presses, liver tabs, cable pullovers, slow negatives and more!
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Intense Shoulder Destruction Workout w/ Johnnie O. Jackson
Team GASP and IFBB Pro, Johnnie O. Jackson, absolutely destroys his shoulders while training at JoJ fitness in Dallas, Texas. Try it out for yourself!
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Are You Immune To Your Training Program?
Blast through strength plateaus and learn how often to change workouts. Mike Mahler presents a workout that will end your current training immunity.
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Lifting Straps And Increasing Your Grip Strength
If you want to improve your grip strength you should never use lifting straps, right? Wrong. The stronger your back is, the stronger your grip strength will be.
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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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Cory Gregory doing a bench press in the gym
Using the effective Mix of Methods training approach, MusclePharm's Cory Gregory helps you to build up your chest and triceps size and strength while losing fat.
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Things That Are Good For You
Bench press, lat pull downs and curls? No! Top strength coaches share their recommended 5 exercises, and you won't like them!
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Sleeve-Bursting Arm Pump Workout w/ Ryan Terry
In this video, Ryan Terry takes us through an off-season arm workout. This workout is a quick arm workout you can do in 30 mins and has a ton of volume.
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4 Moves For A Bigger Bench
This proven bench-building protocol from Jackson Williams of Raleigh Barbell will have your pressing numbers skyrocketing in no time. 4 moves. Monster numbers. 'Nuff said.
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The Importance of Coaching Yourself on Major Lifts
If you're a weight room regular or just starting out, technique and form should be at the top of your priority list. Check out these 6 ways to coach yourself on your lifts!
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Training Fundamentals With Charles Glass - Pt. 5 Legs
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises work to build leg muscles.
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Diego Sebastian's Arms & Abs Superset Workout
Cover model Diego Sebastian shares his go-to arms and abs superset workout. Watch the video for the secret to cover ready abs, biceps, and triceps!
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15 Min Quick Ab Circuit for Shredded 6 Pack Abs w/ Gerardo Gabriel
In this video, Men's Physique Pro & Nutrex athlete Gerardo Gabriel takes us through his quick 15 min ab circuit that helped him build his shredded 6 pack.
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Santi Aragon's Massive Shoulder Workout
Want to know how IFBB Pro Santi Aragon grew his truly massive shoulders? Check out his 4 favorite moves that blast his delts from all angles.
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Top 8 Excuses People Use For Not Squatting
Are squats are bad for your knees? Can you substitute running for squats? You've heard all the excuses not to use the barbell squat, now find out if they are valid.
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[Video] 3 BIG Shoulder Raise Variations w/ Regan Grimes
IFBB Pro and Primeval Labs athlete, Regan Grimes, shows us 3 unique shoulder raise variations he uses to build massive shoulders. Give them a try!
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I S.A.I.D. K.I.S.S. This
SAID (Specific Adaptation to an Imposed Demand) and KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid), and what they mean for muscle building.
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Abs
You may think you know how to train your core, but unless you're doing these 3 exercises, you're missing out on some solid core strength! Check it out!
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More Muscles Equal More Testosterone
The role and importance of testosterone, compound exercises, workout duration and strength training when trying to build muscle naturally.
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10 Ways Acupuncture Can Help With Fitness
Top model Anthony Catanzaro and acupuncturist Faith Ying Mao exchange a series of questions and answers to help you better decide if acupuncture is right for you.
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How to Build a V-Taper with Sadik Hadzovic
Sadik Hadzovic is known for his V-Taper. But, he doesn't recommend stressing on your midsection. Learn what body parts he does focus on to create his V.
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How to Warm Up in the Gym Using an Olympic Barbell
Warming up is a crucial part to preventing injury and being able to accomplish your long-term goals. Get started with this Olympic barbell warm up routine.
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How to Build Classic Shoulders | 3 Shoulder Exercises w/ Robert Timms
In this video, Gaspari Nutrition athlete & IFBB Pro Robert Timms gives us his favorite shoulder exercises to build the classic shoulders he has on stage.
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Functional Training: 6 Keys to 360* Power & Strength
A lot of lifters ignore functional training simply because they don't understand its benefits. Learn how functional training can help you achieve your goals.
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Meathead Quiz: Test Your Muscle Building Knowledge
Test your knowledge of training, nutrition and supplementation with this true/false quiz from Elliot Reimers. Do you have a degree in Swole-ology, or failing Gains 101?
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Q&A With Coach Potts Vol 1
Coach Potts helps you to improve your vertical jump, provides advice on how to retain muscle while losing weight, and more!
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3 Tips For Staying Shredded & Lean Year-Round w/ David Morin
David Morin has been a fitness cover model for more than a decade and is always shoot-ready. In this video, David gives you 3 tips for staying lean all year!
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From Start to Finish: How to Avoid These 5 Training Mistakes
If you're not making the gains you are hoping to make, you need to read this article! Find out the 5 most common mistakes lifters make and how to fix them!
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Secrets To Building Huge Arms
Bodybuilder Chad Shaw presents an arm growing workout that focuses on high intensity arm work and training to failure.
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Epic Back Day w/ Santi Aragon & Pastor Pump
In this video, Santi Aragon's training coach, Carlos Rodriguez (Pastor Pump), puts Santi through his full off-season back day. Try it for yourself!
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3 Shoulder Exercises You Probably Haven't Done Before
Team Nutrex Athlete Anton Antipov stops by the Muscle & Strength Gym and shares three unique shoulder exercises that you probably haven't done before.
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Strongman Matt Kroc standing in from of tire deadlift
Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski is a world champion and world record holding powerlifter as well as a national caliber bodybuilder. Today Matt talks about using the tire deadlift to build strength and size!
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Regan Grimes' Favorite Way to Do T-Bar Rows
IFBB Pro, Regan Grimes, breaks down how he likes to perform the T-bar Row. Check it out and give it a shot for yourself the next time you're training back!
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Can Your Training Beat You?
Andy Chasse' talks training programs, and tells you if you're using a routine that's either too tough or too smart.
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