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Get Your Logs Rolling - Why You Need A Training Log!
Logging your training, diet and supplements is a great way to move from amateur to advanced lifter. Stop guessing, and start growing.
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Tricep Trifecta: 3 Power Exercises For Tricep & Bench Strength
Coach Myers has the answer for two weightlifting woes. This workout will get you past your bench press plateaus and leave you with massive triceps!
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Smart Training: Don't Break Your Body Trying to Build It
Train smart and use mechanical tension, metabolic stress, muscle damage, or a combination of the three. This article shows you how & why to train smart!
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6 Things I Miss About Training At A Big Box Gym
Josh "The Red-Bearded Bastard" Mac takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the differences between the big box gyms he left behind and his current powerlifting gym.
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Man in black shorts and black tank top doing lateral lunges.
Think you can't have a great leg day from home with just your bodyweight? Think again! Check out these 9 underrated leg exercises that require no equipment.
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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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3 Unique Chest Exercise Variations For Growth With Ryan Terry
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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Why Do My Joints Hurt? How to Diagnose and Work Around Lifting Injuries
Cranky elbows and creaky knees? Turns out it could be due a variety of issues but first and foremost you need to address biomechanics and programming - here's how.
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Jay Cutler Trains 2016 Contest Winner at Muscle & Strength HQ
What would you do if you had the chance to train with bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler? Watch our Train With Jay winner cash in on his 1-on-1 training session.
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Frequent Pulling For Faster Progress: 12 Weeks To A Bigger Deadlift
Give your deadlift some love with this 12 week program by 660 pound natural deadlifter and strength trainer Eric Cressey.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Massive Chest
Don't get stuck with a tiny chest because all you do is focus on bench pressing. Read this article to learn how to properly build you chest muscles!
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Bodybuilder thinking while sitting on a bench in the gym
You may only bench on Mondays but it's time to consider if you should be benching at all. Listen up bro...
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[Video] How To Build Freakishly Big Calves w/ Steve Kuclo
IFBB Pro and ALLMAX athlete, Steve Kuclo, gives us some tips and exercises that have helped him build some of the best calves in bodybuilding.
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Time for Traps - Trap Training Techniques And Exercises
It's time to add slabs of mass to your traps! This article provides training tips, exercsies and techniques that will help you build massive traps.
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Hamstring Muscle Development
So many people neglect their hamstrings. Do you fall into this category? Check out Lee Boyce's top 3 exercises for hamstrings and build better, full legs!
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Cory Gregory deep barbell squat
Using the effective Mix of Methods training approach, MusclePharm's Cory Gregory helps you to build up your squat and leg size and strength while losing fat.
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Man doing barbell back squat in gym.
Think training to failure is necessary for gains? Think again. Train with technical proficiency at percentages of your 1 rep max and you'll see far greater results.
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Quick Tip: Do This Warm Up Before Front Squats
In this video, Scott Herman shares his tips on how to properly warm up before doing front squats to avoid wrist & elbow pain. Check it out & give it a shot!
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Training Fundamentals With Charles Glass - Pt. 4 Arms
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises work to build arm muscles.
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Juan Morel’s Superset Chest Workout at the East Coast Mecca
Looking for an intense chest day workout to get a killer pump? Give IFBB Pro and Beast Sports athlete Juan Morel's superset chest day workout a try!
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Cory Gregory doing a heavy deadlift
Using the effective Mix of Methods training approach, MusclePharm's Cory Gregory helps you to build up your back and biceps size and strength while losing fat.
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Understanding Heart Rate Variability
Put your wearable to work! Learn how to use the metrics your wearable device provides to monitor your stress, influence your recovery, and customize your workouts.
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How to Use Supersets, Trisets, & Giant Sets for Muscle Growth
In this video, The Hypertrophy Coach (Joe Bennett) explains how you can add supersets, trisets, & giant sets to your workout programs to build more muscle.
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6 Single Leg Exercises to Double Your Leg Day Gains
Looking to double your leg day gains? Well then you might want to try unilateral training by utilizing these 6 single leg exercises. Read to learn more!
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Roman in the Wild: German Precision in Brazilian Paradise
Bodybuilder Roman Fritz may have been out of his element at open-air Flintstones Gym in Brazil, but that didn't keep him from training hard. Check out his stripped down routine!
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[Video] Victor Martinez's Bodybuilding Chest Workout
Learn from a legend and build your chest with IFBB pro and MHP athlete Victor Martinez's full chest workout! Give it a try during your next chest workout!
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The Beginner’s Guide to Working With Your Personal Trainer
The new year is here! You have a personal trainer, and are ready to go! Maximize your training and diet results with these 8 tips from natural figure competitor Kassandre Harper-Cotton.
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Broscientists Unite! Maybe You've Been Right All Along?
While broscience doesn't have 100% scientific backing, it does follow the scientific method. Learn more about how broscience may actually be right!
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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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Physique Champion Ryan Terry's Total Ab Workout
In this video Ryan Takes us through his FULL ab routine used to win the 2017 Arnold Classic! Check it out, try it out, and let us know what you think!
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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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