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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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6 Event Home Fitness And Conditioning Test
Are you a fitness freak? Test yourself with the following 6 fitness & conditioning events. They can be performed at home, and should be done on the same day.
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How To Perform The Basic Squat With Perfect Form
Follow these quick tips on form and bar placement, and learn what it takes to execute the perfect squat with Animal-sponsored powerlifter Jay Nera.
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Heavy Bodybuilding Back Routine With Steve Kuclo
Last week we traveled to Dallas, TX to meet up with Allmax Athletes Steve & Amanda Kuclo. In this video Steve takes us through one of his back routines!
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Kai Greene's Leg Workout 5 Weeks Out From Arnold 2016
5 weeks out from the 2016 Arnold Classic, bodybuilder Kai Greene hit a late night leg workout and shared some tips with Muscle & Strength.
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Close up of weight in gym
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff talks about what should be the staple of any workout routine: compound movements!
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10 Best Bicep Building Exercises of All Time
Building big biceps is the goal of most lifters when they start training. Learn which exercises are the top 10 all-time best for targeting the biceps.
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How To Naturally Increase Your Testosterone
Trainer James Chan helps you to maximize your testosterone levels by presenting some workout and food intake advice that will help raise your low T naturally.
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No Gym? No Problem!
Grab a sledgehammer, sandbag or large rock. It's time to workout! Jeremy Wood shows you how to build strength without a gym membership.
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Courtney King's Bleacher Booty Workout
BPI Athlete Courtney King shares one of her favorite 15-20 min outdoor circuit routines for leg toning and glute development without using any equipment.
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Hardgainer? Try These 9 Tips for Hardcore Gains!
Logging in hours of effort with minimal results? Being a hardgainer can be disheartening; however, these 9 tips may give you the edge to make hardcore gains!
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Man doing pull up in the gym
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff and his client Brian demonstrate the proper form for the Pull-Up. Follow this great advice to build a muscular back!
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Big Back Workout with Mike Rashid and Cory G
Can you imagine the type of workout Cory Gregory and Mike Rashid could create together? No need to play make believe, check out this intense workout!
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Increase Squat Strength With These 70 Tips
Take your barbell squat from average to enormous. These seventy tips will help you to improve your training, form, focus and weaknesses. Time to smash new PRs.
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A Look At Popular Bodybuilding Workouts
Joe Ohrablo discusses many popular training systems: Doggcrapp training, Heavy Duty, FST-7, AGS-10, Blood and Guts, and Non-Linear Periodization.
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Golden Era Gains: 4 Lifts From the Greatest Bodybuilding Era
Some of the greatest lifts from the golden era of bodybuilding don't see the light of day anymore, but we're changing that! Check out these 4 iconic lifts!
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Coach Myers' 5 Exercises You're Probably Doing Wrong
Swaying, sweeping, or slinging? These are some of the adjectives that may describe your form when performing these five exercises!
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[Video] Chest Workout: Charles Glass Trains Errol Moore at The Mecca
Nutrex athlete and IFBB Pro, Errol Moore, goes through a chest workout in with his coach, Charles Glass, at Gold's Gym Venice. Check it out and give it a try!
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2 Unique Shoulder Exercises You've Never Done
Looking for two unique shoulder exercises that you probably haven't done before? Look no further and give these a shot to detail your cannonball delts!
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Bodybuilder doing dumbbell flys
Kurt "The Animal" Weidner talks about Day 1 of his split. The focus is on back and shoulders utilizing a wide variety of heavy compound movements.
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Common Weight Gain Myths
Weight gain myths. Gary Mathews takes a look at some of the common weight gain myths. If you're trying to gain weight this article is a must read!
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Plank vs. Crunch: Which is the Best Exercise for Abs & Core?
Which exercise is the better abdominal builder? BSN athlete Scott Herman breaks down the differences between the plank and the floor abdominal crunch.
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Is Workout Periodization Necessary For Getting Bigger & Stronger?
Are you lost without pages of workout logs in hand at the gym? By following these guidelines, you can ditch the elaborate programs and still see big results in size and strength.
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Bodybuilder doing a curl in the gym
Kurt "The Animal" Weidner talks about Day 3 of his split: chest and arms. See some of his non-conventional methods on blasting his body for optimal growth.
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Build Bigger Biceps With This Curl Variation
Hitting those barbell curls hard, but still not making bicep gains? Maybe it's time to switch things up. Try Joe Donnelly's barbell curl variation!
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Workout Partner Training: Maximize Your Gym Time
Take your workouts with a training partner to a whole new level and improve motivation with these 6 gym strategies and 7 benefits from bodybuilder Brad Borland.
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How to Build a Muscular Chest w/ Victor Martinez
Victor Martinez shows us 4 different chest exercise variations he likes to use to add muscle to his chest. Give these a shot during your next chest workout!
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Principles For Bringing Up Weak Body Parts
Dustin Elliott explains how to bring up a lagging body part by doing away with once a week training, and adding in a second workout.
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RJ Perkins flexing biceps in the gym
Scivation sponsored IFPA Pro RJ Perkins brings you his Power Hyper Deload muscle building workout system. Get to work and prepare to dominate!
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Cedric McMillan's Cable Crossover Chest Building Technique
In this video, Cedric McMillan (IFBB Pro and Scitec athlete) shares a simple variation that makes a HUGE impact on overall chest size and development.
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Bench Pressing Linked to Poor Sexual Performance
A new study published in the Journal of Exercise Physiology and Phallic Hemodynamics has linked bench pressing with poor sexual performance.
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Athlete Cory Gregory standing in the gym
Exclusive to M&S. Q&A with MusclePharm co-founder and fitness expert Cory Gregory! Your muscle building, fat loss, nutrition and supplement questions answered.
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Quick Tip: How to Isolate Your Chest on Machine Flys
In this video, IFBB Pro Regan Grimes shares a simple, yet effective, technique to eliminate all shoulder engagement while performing machine pec dec flys.
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Stronger Squat Tips With Ronnie Coleman
Need help putting up big numbers on squats? Take it to the next level by following these 3 tips and start seeing improvement in numbers in no time.
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