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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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4 Advanced Training Techniques to Build Massive Lats
When it comes to building massive lats, you need an effective plan. If you've found your gains have stalled, you really need to try out these moves!
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How to Properly Train & Grow Your Calves With Kris Gethin
Kris Gethin joins the Muscle & Strength team and teaches us a few things about how to properly target the calf muscles for growth. Check it out!
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Quick Tip: How to Perform Dumbbell Upright Rows
In this video, IFBB Men's Physique Pro & Beast athlete Brandon Hendrickson breaks down everything you need to know to perform the dumbbell upright row.
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Do This Tricep Exercise to Build Tricep Size and Strength
If you're going to add any tricep exercise to your workouts, this is the one it should be. Learn more about the exercise and how to add it to your workout!
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 5 - Non-Linear Periodization
Natural bodybuilder Joe "the pro" Ohrablo explains non-linear periodization, and talks about the American Muscle TV show and Mike Mentzer.
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5 Tips to Ensure Rapid and Sustainable Progress
You want results and you want them fast, right? These 5 tips on achieving rapid and sustainable progress will help you do just that. Check them out!
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 Aesthetic Training Tips | How to Build a Shredded Chest
In this video, MuscleTech athlete and IFBB Classic Pro Santi Aragon shows you some tips on how to build an aesthetic and shredded chest. Give these a shot!
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Training On The Go - Anton Antipov's Hotel Gym Workout Circuit
Can you train while traveling? Check out how Nutrex Athlete Anton Antipov trains with minimal equipment at his hotel gym while visiting Muscle & Strength!
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[Video] Fouad Abiad's Big Arm Day Workout
Kaged Muscle athlete, Fouad Abiad, takes us through his full arm superset workout. Give this workout a try on your next arm day for a pump like no other.
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3 Exercises You Should Start Doing to Improve Your Squat
Trying to improve your squat technique and personal records, but to no avail? If you're not performing these 3 exercises, then you're doing it wrong!
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IFBB Physique Pros Brett Kahn & Chase Savoie's Chest Building Workout
Train your chest like the pros do. Check out IFBB Physique Pros Brett Kahn & Chase Savoie's killer chest and bicep workout at the Muscle & Strength Gym!
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Kurt's new video series, Animal Instincts, is a complete video guide to natural muscle building and nutrition. And it's all done Animal style!
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5 Rules You Should Break in Your Strength Training
There are a lot of "rules" preached in strength training. Some you should follow, some you should break. Find out which ones you should break in this article.
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4 Strategies for Breaking Through Muscle Building Plateaus
Your beginner gains are a thing of the past, so now what do you do to gain strength and size? Add these plateau-busting strategies to your training today!
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Can You Be Beach Ready Year Round?
Is staying in beach-ready condition year round healthy, realistic and safe? Chris and Eric Martinez asked the experts and detail what they found out in this article.
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Power. Rep Range. Shock. Time to Grow Without Plateau
Bodybuilder Eric Broser explains the power, rep range, shock training system, and provides workout examples.
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Jose "The Boston Mass" Raymond's Mass Building Exercise Recommendations
There's one thing that Jose Raymond knows how to do... build MASS. Check out his top 5 favorite mass building exercises in this video & start doing them!
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The 22 Inch "Bread N' Butter" Arm Workout With Cory Mathews
If you want massive guns, you've got to put in work. If anyone knows how to put in work, it's IFBB pro Cory Mathews. Check out his full arm day workout!
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Kurt "The Animal" Weidner talks about Day 1 of his 4 day workout split. On day 1, Kurt focuses on his back and shoulders.
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Horseshoe Triceps | 3 Unique Tricep Variations w/ Jason Poston
In this video, Prosupps athlete Jason Poston shows us three unique tricep variations he likes to do when he's looking to build horsehoe defined triceps.
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5 Moves for a Ripped Six-Pack
If you're looking to build a six pack that others will envy this summer, then you need to be including these 5 exercises into your workout routines!
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Strongman standing outside holding large log
Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski is a world champion and world record holding powerlifter as well as a national caliber bodybuilder. Today Matt talks about using log carrys as part of his workout to increase "GPP".
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Leg Press: How to, Tips, & Tricks w/ Steve Kuclo
IFBB Pro and Team ALLMAX athlete, Steve Kuclo, breaks down the many ways you can utilize the leg press machine in this comprehensive leg press guide video.
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Are You Using These in Your Workouts? If Not, You Should Be!
Ever tried a full body blitz? A post-exhaust drop set? A Haney Shrug? A drag curl? Jim Brewster lays out unique exercises and training approaches.
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Are You Fit? Try David Morin's Fitness Assessment Test
Team Dymatize athlete David Morin has created the ultimate fitness test to see how fit you really are. Give it a try and let us know where you stand!
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2 Unique Ab Exercises You Probably Haven’t Done Before
Tightening your core & revealing your 6 pack can be a difficult task. Make things easier for yourself with these two movements that engage the entire core!
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Kurt "The Animal" Weidner talks about Day 3 of his 4 day workout split. On day 3, Kurt focuses on chest and arms.
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5 Reasons to Stop Performing Combo-Exercises
You might think you're getting more work in & in less time by performing combo exercises, but you'd be wrong. Learn how these moves are limiting your gains.
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How to Increase Your PRs with Explosive Warm Ups
If you're looking for a surefire way to increase your personal records on the big 3 lifts, these 9 explosive warm ups are exactly what you need to be doing.
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Metabolic Med-Ball Core Training
Mix up your core training with a dose of metabolic medicine ball training. These 3 med-ball moves will help you define your abs and blast your upper body.
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[Video] 3 Exercises to Build a Wider Back w/ George Peterson
George Peterson is known for having one of the widest backs in bodybuilding. Learn which 3 movements he prioritizes to build his impressive back.
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IFBB Pro Jose Raymond's Injury Prevention Techniques
Veteran IFBB Pro and team BPI athlete, Jose Raymond, breaks down three simple rules for injury prevention and longevity in the gym. Check them out!
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Anton Antipov's Striated Chest Workout
Team Nutrex Athlete Anton Antipov takes us through one of his high paced off-season chest workouts to complete the series with this IFBB Physique Pro.
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Band Resisted Deadlifts: Build Explosive Power and Massive Quads
The trap bar is a powerful training tool. Learn how adding bands takes your training to the next level, helping you build power, muscle, and strength.
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[Video] 3 Tips for Better Bicep Contractions w/ Sadik Hadzovic
Sadik Hadzovic shares with us 3 of his favorite bicep exercises to optimize peak contraction. Start incorporating these exercises into your bicep workouts.
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Top 5 Exercises That Increase Athletic Performance
Need help boosting your athleticism? Check out Coach Loren Landow's top 5 exercises that will increase your performance during athletic competition.
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Superset Swole Arm Workout ft. Santi Aragon & Pastor Pump
Team MuscleTech's Santi Aragon and his coach Pastor Pump join us again and this time they're training arms in a superset fashion to spark arm growth.
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Dismissing Progression: It’s More Than Just Adding Weight to the Bar
The weight on the bar is just one tool in your toolbox. Use it wisely but realize there are also other options which might be more advisable.
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Strongman Matt Kroc standing by car
Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski is a world champion and world record holding powerlifter as well as a national caliber bodybuilder. Today Matt talks about using log lunges as the finishing exercise for his leg workout.
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 9 - The Scoop On MAX-OT Training
How can you make a HIT advocate gag? Is the MAX-OT routine a sensible training approach? Can you gain strength after a severe injury?
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The Ultimate Guide to Face Pulls: How, When, & Why to Perform Them
When it comes to posture, upper back strength, and completing the rounded caps of the deltoid, the face pull is the exercise for you. Read on to learn more.
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3 Core Strengthening Exercises with Physique Pro Qaden Lee
Looking to add in some core work to your workouts? IFBB Physique Pro Qaden Lee breaks down three of his favorite core strengthening movements at the M&S Gym!
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Barbell Bench is Overrated: 9 Dumbbell Variations You Need to Try
Barbell benching has been a staple in every bro's split since the dawn of protein shakes and stringer tanks. But, it's time to get your head out of the sand and examine all the options available.
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