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Ab Exercises for 8 Pack Abs w/ Brandon Hendrickson
In this video, IFBB Men's Physique Pro Brandon Hendrickson breaks down 4 ab exercises he likes to perform to get his abs stage ready and shredded.
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21 Year Old Bodybuilder Chris Bumstead's Big Arm Workout
MHP athlete Chris Bumstead takes us through one of his mass building arm day routines that he uses to build stage ready biceps and triceps. Check it out!
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Cut Like Cutler Exercise Videos - Arms & Abs
Let Jay Cutler's team of trainers show you how it's done. Each exercise video offers instructions and tips on how to perform the arms & abs exercises.
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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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Mastering Calisthenics: 11 Tough Gymnastic Rings Exercises
Dust off the Olympic rings that have been abandoned in the corner of your local gym and learn how to perform these 11 exercises. You won't be disappointed.
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What Are The Ideal Body Measurements?
Find out what the ideal measurements are for a natural bodybuilder or a classical muscular male physique.
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Kris Gethin’s Super Effective Interval Workout Strategy
Ramp up your cardiovascular conditioning with Kris Gethin's super effective interval workout strategy. Learn more and use it to crush your goals!
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8 Lies Lifters Tell Themselves Every Day
You can lie to everyone in the world about your training, but the truth is your body knows when you're lying. Are you guilty of any of these 8 lies?
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Are Barbell Squats Dangerous?
Squats are the king of all exercises, but do the risks of performing them outweigh the benefits? If you want to know just how dangerous barbell squats really are, read on!
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Antoine Vaillant flexing in the gym
IFBB Pro, Antoine Vaillant, takes us through one of his off-season mass building shoulder workouts at his gym in Burlington, Ontario, Pure Muscle & Fitness.
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Forearm Mass
Add forearm mass fast with: barbell wrist curls, reverse wrist curls, dumbbell wrist curls, dumbbell reverse wrist curls and reverse barbell curls.
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How to Choose the Best Deadlift Variation for Your Goals
In this video, The Hypertrophy Coach Joe Bennett breaks down several variations of the deadlift and how to use them in your hypertrophy workout programs.
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3 Pieces of Gym Equipment You’re Not Using and Should
Everybody loves to use barbells and dumbbells in their training, but there are so many more options out there. Check out these 3 tools you should be using!
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Cut Like Cutler Exercise Videos - Back & Calves
Let Jay Cutler's team of trainers show you how it's done. Each exercise video offers instructions and tips on how to perform the back & calves exercises.
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Men doing high intensity cardio in the gym
Join Team Scivation's Marc Lobliner and Derek Charlebois as they walk you through one of their favorite HIIT Routines and as a bonus, show you an effective Ab workout to add after your training.
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How to Develop Big & Thick Traps w/ Johnnie O Jackson
Team GASP athlete, Johnnie O Jackson, talks trap training and two of his favorite trap exercises he's used to build some of the biggest traps in bodybuilding.
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The Greatest Quad Builder Exercise!
If you want huge legs, you squat...OR... you do THIS leg exercise - that almost no one wants to do because its one of the hardest of them all.
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Increase Your Sprint Speed With These 3 Techniques Ft. Vernon Davis
Get some training tips from one of the best tight ends to ever play football! In this video, Vernon Davis tells us how to increase sprinting speed!
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8 Lessons I've Learned from the Strongest Lifters at Westside Barbell
Nick Showman, a powerlifter, recounts his experience and lessons learned while training at the home of many world record holders, Westside Barbell.
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5 Suspension Training Push Up Variations
Bolster your chest and bench training with these 5 challenging push up variations. Article includes form tips, along with the pros & cons of using a suspension trainer.
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Bodybuilding 101: 4 Rules for Contest Prep Training
Considering doing your first bodybuilding contest prep? Don't fall victim to any of the prep myths out there. Read this article and ensure you do it right.
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5 Best Calf Exercises: How to Increase Calf Mass
Build thick and powerful calf muscles with these top 5 exercises: standing and seated calf raises, box jumps, leg press calf raises and dumbbell jump squats.
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Quick Tip: How to Perfect Your Hack Squat
In this video, Fouad Abiad breaks down the hack squat exercise and different techniques you can use while performing it to emphasize leg muscle growth.
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21 Year Old Chris Bumstead's Deadlift Session at M&S Gym
21 year old bodybuilder Chris Bumstead liked our deadlift platforms. So, while filming educational videos, he had himself a deadlift party in the M&S gym.
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Cut Like Cutler Exercise Videos - Legs & Calves
Let Jay Cutler's team of trainers show you how it's done. Each exercise video offers instructions and tips on how to perform the legs & calves exercises.
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Man standing in his living room
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff discusses the importance of training your full body for a balanced physique. Guys - don't skip out on leg training. Ladies - don't neglect your upper body.
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[Video] Physique Champ Arm Workout w/ Brandon Hendrickson
Men’s Physique Champion and Beast Sports athlete, Brandon Hendrickson, takes you through the arm workout he did while on prep for the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest.
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Upping the Training Intensity: Plateau Busting Training Methods
This article looks at ways to can increase the intensity of your training routine and continue muscle gains beyond a plateau!
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3 Alternate Shoulder Movements You Should Try
Earlier this month, we visited Kris Gethin to get an inside look at some of the unique exercise variations he has developed over the years in the gym.
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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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Mike Rashid bench pressing in the gym
100 reps in as many sets as it takes. Very difficult, very painful, and the pump is the epitome of a stupid pump. The muscle endurance and pure rush are absolutely crazy.
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3 Best Bicep Exercises for Building Mass w/ Joel Thomas
Joel Thomas takes us through 3 of the bicep exercises he personally uses to add bicep mass. Check out the video for a full breakdown of the exercises.
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Expand Your Chest Mass With These 5 Exercises
Increase your chest mass with these potent five exercises: the barbell and dumbbell bench press, explosive push ups, inclined bench press, and decline bench press.
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8 Bodyweight Exercises That You've Never Heard Of
No gym? No problem! With these 8 bodyweight exercises, you can get in a good workout anywhere. And here's the twist, you've probably never heard of them!
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2 Exercises to Build Bigger Bicep Peaks With Victor Martinez
IFBB Pro Victor Martinez knows a thing or two about building biceps. In this video, Victor shares his two favorite exercises to build biceps that peak.
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Cut Like Cutler: Jay Cutler's Big & Shredded Workout Program
Get ready to pack on lean mass. Cut Like Cutler is Jay Cutler's 12-week transformation trainer designed to get you as big and lean as possible.
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Man doing reverse flys in the gym
Muscle and Strength spends a day training with the Mighty Stu Yellin. In Part 2 of a 3 part series, Stu talks about life as a bodybuilder and the different techniques he used to build his chest.
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5 Challenging Plank Variations (& Tips to Help You Master Them)
Ditch the marathon sets and step your planking game up the right way with any of these 5 challenging plank variations. Your core will reap the benefits!
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Looking To Be A Beast? Part 2: From Nutrition To Training
Now that we are eating right - it's time to train! A look at gaining mass, overtraining and toning.
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Training Talk: Which Muscle Group is Most Important for Aesthetics?
Which muscle group is most important for an aesthetic physique? Is it your chest, back, legs, arms, or shoulders? Read more and join in on the discussion!
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Off Season Leg Day Workout With Brandon Beckrich
If you're in need of a great, quad-dominant leg workout, then you're in luck! Check out Team Allmax's Brandon Beckrich's insane off season leg day routine!
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69 Ways To Boost Your Testosterone Levels
Low testosterone got you down? This article presents 69 ways to boost your testosterone levels using nutrition, exercise, supplementation and more!
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A Complete Guide on How/When to Lift to Failure
There's so much information out there that promotes training to failure and condemns it. Learn what the science actually says and how to best apply it.
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How To Increase Your Bench Press By 200%
Stop wasting time in the gym. Powerlifter Christian Ampania shows you how to get your bench press as strong as hell!
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Quick Tip: How to Perfect Your Lat Pull Downs
In this video, The Hypertrophy Coach Joe Bennett gives us a few tips on how to maximize the lat pull down exercise to build more back muscle. Check it out!
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Dallas McCarver's 2017 Arnold Classic Superset Shoulder Workout
We follow 25 year old IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Dallas McCarver 4.5 weeks out from the 2017 Arnold Classic as he hits an intense superset shoulder workout.
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BPI Sports Supplements
Out with the old, in with the new. If you want to know what it takes to build muscle, balance your training, and stay in shape for life then it's time to adopt the new commandments of lifting.
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Bodybuilder doing dumbbell flys on bench
Muscle and Strength spends a day training with the Mighty Stu Yellin. In the final episode of the series, Stu gives some great advice on calf development and carb cycling.
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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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Bodybuilding 101: 60 Rules for a Better Physique!
Do you need a refresher course in building a more massive, stronger and leaner body? Here are 60 short reminders to get you to the next level.
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