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Titanic Triceps: Exercises To Build Thick Upper Arms!
Triceps make up 2/3rds of your arm mass, so if you want big arms you have to hit those triceps! Philip Ricardo Jr shows you how to build triceps mass.
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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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11 Hardcore Gym Rules You Must Know
Ready to get serious? It's time to leave the big box gym behind and get hardcore. In this article Josh Mac gives you 11 rules to remember before you step into the door.
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Man doing underhand barbell row in CrossFit style gym.
Stop jumping from one program to the next. Learn how to manipulate 8 specific training variables to actually reach your goals and avoid plateaus, injury, and boredom!
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12 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Building Muscle & Losing Fat
Trying to build muscle and lose fat, but don't have the means to get a gym membership? Work out literally anywhere with these 12 bodyweight exercises!
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Train Legs & Arms at the Same Time!
Most lifters love training arms & hate training legs. Get the best of both worlds with this full body circuit that utilizes leg exercises for rest periods!
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Muscular man doing barbell rows in gym setting.
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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Breathing and Bracing: The Combo YOU Need for a Big Lift
Are you breathing incorrectly? You might miss your next big squat or deadlift if so...
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Peri-Workout Supplements: Complete Pre, Intra & Post-Workout Guide
With so many workout supplement choices where do you start? This guide takes a complete look at supplement ingredients, and includes recommendations and timing.
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50 Reasons You Might Be A Bro Lifter
Do you use a neck pad during squats? Pose or flex in between each set? Train with a hangover? Wear lifting gloves when curling? Then you might be a bro lifter, bro!
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4 Reasons You Can't Squat to Depth
It's important to squat. Still, a lot of people have difficulty squatting to the appropriate depth. If you fall into that category, you should read this!
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Asian man doing front squats in CrossFit-style gym.
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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10 Things Over 40 Lifters Should Do Differently
There's no denying that working out gets harder as you grow older, but implementing these tips into your daily routine will ease the process.
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Take your back development to the next level with these advanced movements. These exercises can be added to your next pulling session, back workout, or full-body training session.
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21 Different Ways to Perform a Push Up
The push up is a classic bodyweight exercise that builds serious muscle. Add these 21 push up variations to your workouts to build a better upper body!
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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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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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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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4 Kettlebell Exercises to Build Better Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy that bench press PR of yours? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 kettlebell tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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 A Look At Overtraining
Alex Stewart presents common training and nutrition mistakes and helps you to maximize your muscle gains and avoid overtraining.
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Boyce’s Choices: 3 Best Exercises for Glutes
Build a better booty for your future #humpday Instagram posts. Lee Boyce provides his top 3 selections to build stronger and more functional glutes!
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Resistance Training Exercise Variables
Learn how to choose exercises based on your goals and how to tailor these exercises to your body type and goals.
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Pros & Cons Of Home And Gym Training
This article takes a look at the pros and cons of both home and commercial gym training and helps you to determine which workout environment is right for you.
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The Science Behind the Drop Set & Muscle Growth
Drop sets are an excellent intensity technique to incorporate into your workouts, especially when you're in a time crunch. Read on to learn about drop sets!
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Redefining Strength: How Strong is Strong Enough?
Do you find yourself trying to go heavier and heavier each and every workout just to nail a new PR? Turns out, it might not be necessary. Learn more!
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5 Tips for Skin Tight & Sleeve Bursting Bicep Pumps
If you want to grow your biceps, it's going to be extremely beneficial for you to achieve a pump during your bicep workouts. Try out these 5 tips!
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10 Training Tips to Maximize Your Chest Workouts
Transform your chest into one you can beat your fists against like King Kong. Start by getting the most out of your chest workouts with these 10 tips!
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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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The Top 5 Exercises For Killer Abs
Build thick and shredded abs with the top 5 abs exercises: bicycle crunches, vertical leg raises, the ab wheel, clothespins and flutter kicks.
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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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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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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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Kris Gethin's Bicep Mass Building Workout
In this article, Kris Gethin covers some of his favorite bicep exercises & how he puts them together to form a bicep workout. Check it out & give it a shot!
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Muscular man in white tank top doing bicep curls with a 25 pound dumbbell.
Muscle confusion is dumb. Ditch it for strategic variation and harness the power of adaptive resistance to actually progress towards the gains of your dreams.
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Bodybuilder doing chest flys in the gym
Old school volume training was popularized by Arnold Schwarzenegger. This new approach focuses on volume training for natural bodybuilders.
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Woman doing pushups outside.
Crush your goals with these 3 keys to effective home workouts! Plus, try out a 3 week home workout program and learn how to design your own home workout.
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5 Pump-Inducing Workout Finishers You Should Try
Nothing compares to walking out of the gym with an amazing pump. In case you finish your workout without one, here are 5 workout finishers you can try!
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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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How to Build a Bigger Back Using Chin Ups
Chin ups are an old school and basic bodyweight back exercise. But it's a classic. Learn how you can utilize this foundational exercise to build a bigger back.
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Charles Glass coaching man doing lat pull down
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises work to build back muscles.
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The Triple Progression Training Approach
Standard progression focuses on the addition of weight. Triple progression has you adding reps, sets then weight.
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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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Top Six Dumbbell Exercises for Athletic Muscle
Even if you have access to a fully loaded gym, try adding these 6 dumbbell only lifts to your routine for increased strength, size, and athleticism.
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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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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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Held on Memorial Day weekend, the Murph is an annual test of endurance, willpower, and commitment to pay tribute to United States Navy SEAL Michael Murphy.
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Become a Plank Pro and Achieve an Iron Core
What's the point of following a strict diet only to reveal a weak core? Learn how to use planks to build a strong core that's functional and shredded.
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8 Tips to Maximize Your Upper Chest Training
Having a well-built upper chest is an important part of having an aesthetic physique. Learn how to maximize your upper chest training with these 8 tips.
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