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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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11 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger
When it comes to lifting, plateaus are inevitable for most people. Take these 11 tips into consideration and get back on track to building strength gains.
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Intra-workout supplements can be beneficial to help maximize your performance. In this article you'll learn about their benefits, and what ingredients you need to power your performance.
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5/10/20 Method: Killer Supersets for a Huge Pump
Is your current routine stale? You can increase endurance, destroy plateaus, and get an incredible pump with the 5/10/20 superset method.
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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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Beginner's Guide to Power: 5 Exercises for Explosive Strength
Who said beginner's couldn't train explosively? If you want power, check out this beginner's guide with explosive exercises you should add to your workouts.
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5 Core Exercises That Will Make You Better at Pull Ups
Performing perfect pull-ups requires a lot of core strength and stability. Add these 5 exercises into your workouts to start improving your pull-ups!
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The Perfect Superset: A Simple & Effective Template
Supersets are a great way to get the most out of your workout. Before you add them into your routine, you should learn what qualifies as a perfect superset.
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Muscle Building After 40
Bodybuilder Alex Stewart helps the 40+ lifter get on track by providing training, nutrition and supplementation advice that works.
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5 New Landmine Exercises for Explosive Gains
The landmine accessory can help you train certain major exercises in a new and even safer way. Check out these 5 landmine exercises & use them in your workouts!
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Design your workouts to suit different types of muscle requirements. The more you know about your muscles, the bigger you can build them.
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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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Lat Pull Downs Vs Pull Ups: Which One Builds A Bigger Back?
Team BSN athlete & Youtube star Scott Herman breaks down the differences between the Lat Pull Down and the Pull Up. Which exercise builds a bigger back?
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Designing Training Routines Using Periodisation
Design the best bodybuilding training routines using periodisation. This in-depth article shows you how create your own cycling routine for maximum gains.
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5 Brutal Quad Workout Finishers For Your Next Leg Day
Get ready to destroy your next leg day with these 5 brutal quad finishers for maximum muscle growth. But don't blame us if you have to buy new jeans!
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Brian Carroll, author of the 10/20/Life training book, helps you to weed through all the poor deadlift technique advice, and improve your form, safety and gym results.
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5 Best Chest Exercises Without Equipment
If you're on the go, training at home, or looking to mix things up, try these 5 chest exercises that require little to no equipment. There's no excuse for skipping chest day!
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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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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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6 Strength & Athleticism Training Tips for Team Sports Athletes
Do you want to be the one your team turns to in a moment of need? If you answered yes, you need to check out these 6 tips for strength and athleticism!
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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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[Video] Chris Bumstead’s Joocy Chest Workout
Chris Bumstead takes us through one of his favorite off-season chest workouts that he does to build a thicker dense chest. Give it a shot for yourself!
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Increasing Your Bench Press - Top 10 Tips
Stuck in a bench press plateau? Use these tips to mix up your workouts and bench training and add some pounds to your bench!
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The Best 10 Minute Yoga & Mobility Routine for Weight Lifters
Tight & tense muscles preventing you from making the gains you desire? It's time to add in mobility work. Try Coach Myers' "Yoga for Meatheads" program!
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Pocket Guide to Warm-ups, Pre-hab, Foam Rolling
Bolster your workout performance and gym results with the use of pre-workout cardio, proper warmups, foam rolling, static stretching and proper CNS activation.
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Running workout
Running, when applied correctly, maybe exactly what you need in your fitness arsenal. Learn how and why running should be incorporated into your workouts.
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10 Killer Pull Up Variations to Grow Huge Lats
Pull ups have stood the test of time and for good reason. Build up your lagging lats with these 10 different variations of a bodybuilding classic.
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5 Romanian Deadlift Cues to Shift Tension from Your Back to Your Lower Body
Don't wreck your back trying to give your hamstrings a heavy workout. Implement these 5 cues when performing Romanian Deadlifts and build huge hamstrings!
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A Complete Guide to The Zercher Squat
The Zercher squat is a unique squat variation that could take your leg gainz to new heights. Learn the reasons for how and why you'd use this exercise.
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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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You don’t get bigger or stronger by only lifting weights. Learn the importance of effective training stimuli and great recovery in achieving exceptional results.
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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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The Minimalist Guide to Weight Lifting
When it comes to muscle, bigger is better. But what about your training? Learn how to do more with less with this minimalist guide to weight lifting.
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The Quadzilla – 60 Minutes of Leg Destruction
Want leg size? Willing to do anything? Look no further. The quadzilla is a shocking leg workout that will induce monster-sized leg gains.
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Never Stop Making Gains! Use Micro-Progressions For Non-Stop Growth
Reached your plateau? Considering switching up your entire routine? Not so fast! Use these micro-progressions tips to never stop making gains!
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Overtraining 101 - What You Need To Know
What is overtraining? This article tells you what you need to know about overtraining, how to tell if you're overtraining and what to do about it.
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6 Common Warm Up Mistakes You're Still Making
Are you guilty of one of these 6 common workout mistakes? Find out what they are, the appropriate way to fix them, & the perfect warm up regimen to follow!
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Muscle And Strength Basics - Understanding Autoregulated Progression
Wondering when to add weight? This article explains the concept of auto-regulated progression, and provides examples of how to use it with your workout.
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Kaatsu Training: A Techinque for Enhanced Muscle Growth
Kaatsu Training has been shown to have positive effects on muscular strength and hypertrophy. Learn how to properly incorporate it into your workouts!
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5 Brutal Arm Workout Finishers You Have To Try
It's time to up the intensity of arm day with these 5 brutal finishers. Learn how to execute these moves to get the big arms you've always wanted!
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The Dumbbell Row: Form Flaws, Set Up & Execution
The 1-arm dumbbell row is one of the greatest "bang for your buck" muscle and strength building exercises you can be doing. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked.
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Quads Mass
Fortify your quads with these 5 beefy leg building exercises: sprints, barbell step ups, barbell lunges, barbell squats and leg press.
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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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The Ultimate Guide To Building Massive Traps
Want to build your traps, but not seeing any progress from your marathon sets of dumbbell shrugs? Check out this guide & build your traps the right way!
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Use Posing To Get In Shape Quicker
Posing can improve muscle awareness, muscle maturity and overall definition. Explore the benefits of posing, and learn how to perform 5 popular poses.
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[Video] How to Perform Perfect Bicep Curl 21s w/ Steven Cao
BPI Athlete and IFBB Pro Steven Cao demonstrates how to perform perfect bicep curls using the "21 method". Add this into your arm training for better pumps!
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Neck Training 101: How to Transform Your Pencil Neck
Transform your skinny neck and build a stronger overall body by implementing these training tips and exercises into your daily workout routines.
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5 Barbell Hip Thrust Tips to Take Your Glutes From Stick to Thicc
Completely transform your glutes by mastering perfect form on the barbell hip thrust. These 5 tips will help you take your glute strength to new heights.
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50 Tips & Tricks Guaranteed to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
No fluff, no junk. In this article, you'll find 50 straight to the point tips and tricks to help you build lean muscle mass and burn body fat! Read more.
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Building muscle isn’t easy. Put simply, your training needs to be hard and it needs to get harder over time. See what science has to say about effective training volume to maximize muscle growth!
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