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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Quads
Accept the fact that most people are quad-dominant and stop neglecting your quad training. Build your quads with Lee Boyce's top 3 choices for quad training!
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Don't have access to your favorite upper body gym machines but still want to hit your favorite upper body workout? Check out these band, barbell, and dumbbell alternatives!
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Kris Gethin’s Brutal Giant Set Shoulder Workout
Check out Kris Gethin's intense shoulder giant set routine and give it a shot during your next shoulder workout. Your future pump & gains won't regret it!
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Have you ever wondered what the optimal rep speed and rest periods are for muscle growth? Learn the science behind both to help you train for maximum results.
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[Video] 3 Exercises to Target the Upper Chest w/ Steve Kuclo
The upper portion of your pecs tends to be a lagging area for a lot of lifters. Learn which exercises Steve Kuclo uses to target this problem area.
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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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How Low Should You Squat?
Get the lowdown on how down-low your squat should be, and the pros and cons of squatting to build power, versus squatting for bodybuilding.
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Westside Barbell Powerlifting Training Made Easy
Baffled by the Westside Barbell powerlifting system? In this article Jeremy Wood walks through the basics of upper and lower body work.
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Pump Up Your Chest | Steven Cao's Fuller Chest Workout
In this video, Steven Cao takes us through his chest day workout. Steven likes to focus on hitting the upper chest & pumps a lot of volume into his workout.
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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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9 Intense Ways to Take Your Workouts to the Next Level
Take your workouts to the next level with these 9 workout intensity techniques. From drop sets to rest pause, we cover everything you need to know!
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Pain Free Squat Alternatives to Squat Big Weights
If you're squatting in pain, your body is trying to tell you something. Rather than push through it, try one of these 7 alternatives.
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Training and Exercise for Children and Teenagers - Part 4
The final part to Doug's 4 part series on weight training for children and teenagers. This part looks at workouts for teenagers at various levels of training.
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Muscular man deadlift in the gym
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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Common Weight Lifting Mistakes Made By Beginners
Avoid the common mistakes most beginners to weight training make and start growing as soon as you hit the gym!
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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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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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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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Muscle & Strength Bodybuilding Glossary
The most comprehensive bodybuilding glossary on the web. Includes a huge list of bodybuilding acronyms. This page is always growing so check back!
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Top 8 Exercises You're Not Doing (And You Should!)
These 8 exercises don't see the time of day in most lifter's workout routines. Learn which ones they are and why you should incorporate them into yours!
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What's the Best Way to Train Your Core While Bulking?
We've got the answers to all your bulk core training questions. Read this article and make sure you train your core the right way this bulking season.
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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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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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9 Hacks to Maximize the Dumbbell Row
The dumbbell row is often thought of as a tier 2 back exercise. However, with these 9 hacks, you'll be able to modify your one arm row to build a bigger back.
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Get Intense! The Basics Of Extended Set Techniques
Jim Brewster helps you to understand key high intensity training techniques including rest-pause training, drop sets, supersets and more!
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Wasted Gains: 3 Reasons Your Workout Program Sucks
These 3 simple reasons are holding you back from accomplishing all of your fitness goals. Learn what they are and alter your workout program accordingly!
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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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Stretching and Flexibility
How many of you stretch? Detailed look at why you should be stretching, when you should stretch and different types of stretching exercises.
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An Inside Look At The 60-Minute Workout Myth
Training longer than an hour makes you catabolic, right? Wrong! Find out why cortisol may not be the big bad muscle destroying villain you thought it was.
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6 Proven Ways to Boost Workout Motivation
There is absolutely no excuse for slacking off in the gym. If you're lacking the drive, check out these 6 proven ways to boost motivation and get after it!
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Squat Depth: How Deep Should You Squat?
Squat depth is one of the most controversial and debated topics in the realm of weight lifting. Learn what factors might affect your ability to squat.
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Training and Exercise for Children and Teenagers - Part 1
Part 1 in a 4 part series for children and teenagers. This article is a must read for teens who should understand their body before they start training!
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5 Reasons Why Your Bench Press Sucks
Brian Carroll, author of the 10/20/Life training book, helps you to weed through all the poor bench press technique advice, and improve your form, safety and gym results.
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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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Old School Chest Workout with Calum von Moger
Mr. Universe Calum von Moger goes back to basics with this old school aesthetic chest workout inspired by Golden Era physiques.
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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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Top 10 Mass Building Movements of All Time
These 10 lifts have helped turn amateurs into Mr. Olympians. Check it out to see if your favorites made the cut or get ideas for your next workout!
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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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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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EMOMs - perfect for the CrossFit athlete or average gym-goer. Learn how to build the perfect EMOM for you and why EMOMs should be in your workout routine.
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How to Use Complexes to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
Complexes are the perfect tool for those looking to get more out of their workouts. Give these variations a try to maximize your muscle building & fat loss.
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10 Lunge Exercise Variations You Must Try
John Rusin helps you to elevate your lunges from boring to beast mode. This complete guide to the lunge include form tips and 10 highly-effective exercise variations.
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7 Joint-Friendly Alternatives to the Barbell Bench Press
The traditional barbell bench press can cause a lot of shoulder and elbow joint pain for lifters. These 7 alternatives alleviate some of that stress!
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Chest Muscle Development
Have you been getting stronger on bench press with little chest development to show for it? Give these 3 exercises a try for better pectoral growth!
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Phase 2 of the P.B.S. Model, the Build Phase, capitalizes on the groundwork done in the Primer phase and uses it as a launchpad to see radical changes in your physique.
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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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Variable Split Training
Natural bodybuilding champion Sean Sullivan discusses variable split training; an approach that focuses on training each muscle group on its own cycle.
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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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[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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Training Talk: Do You Really Need to Squat?
In this training talk, we discuss the barbell back squat. Is the exercise really necessary to build muscle? Or can you get away without having to do them?
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