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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 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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Eric Broser's Fiber Damage Fiber Saturation Training Method
Are you willing to embrace stretch marks, purchase a new wardrobe and take up more space? If so, Eric Broser shows you how to grow!
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Deadlifts Hurt Your Back? Here Are 4 Pain Free Alternatives
Struggle to get out of bed the day after you deadlift? Turns out conventional deadlifts aren't for everyone, here's a few healthier alternatives.
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Bodybuilder doing chest flys in the gym
Cory Gregory explains why Arnold loved chest flys, and how performing them properly can help you build a massive chest like Golden-Era Schwarzenegger!
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16 Squat Tips To Improve Form, Strength And Size
It's time to improve your barbell squat form and performance. These 16 tips by mammoth raw squatter Steve Shaw will help you get your squats on track in no time.
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Tendonitis Fact Sheet
All you need to know about tendonitis and muscle building. Outlines the symptoms, common causes, rehab etc. A must read if you suffer from tendonitis.
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The Rest Pause Technique And It's Variations
Jim Brewster helps you to intensify your training by detailing several popular rest pause training techniques.
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Back shot of shirtless muscular man doing bicep curls
Thinking of adding eccentric training to your strength program? Learn the basics of two of the most common techniques and how to effectively implement them into your routine.
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8 Week Intense Workouts: Part 1 - Back Workout
This back workout is short, intense and designed to build a strong v-shaped back. Warning, this workout is not for the faint hearted!
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Quick Tip: How to Isolate Your Chest on Machine Flys
In this video, IFBB Pro Regan Grimes shares a simple, yet effective, technique to eliminate all shoulder engagement while performing machine pec dec flys.
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IFBB Physique Pro Jason Poston doing bicep curl
Need a way to finish off your arm workouts? Jason Poston shares his ultimate bicep finisher. Don't have an arm day routine? We've got you covered.
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Sandbag Strength And Conditioning Workouts For MMA Training
Need a quick way to up your mixed martial arts game? Gain the technical and physical benefits of MMA training with sandbag training - no sparring partner required!
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7 Abs Exercises You Need to Try
You may think you're training abs the right way, but if you want to build a serious core you need to incorporate these 7 exercises into your workout!
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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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Are You Training Or Working Out?
If you're trying to build muscle, it doesn't matter how much you sweat in the gym. Learn why chasing after anything other than progression is a waste of time.
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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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Built And Lean: Is Diet Really More Important?
It is often said that results boil down to 70, 80 or even 90% diet. Is this true? Eric Brown wants you to focus on putting 100% effort into both your training and eating plan.
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Functional Training
Exercises and tips to improve your performance with the major muscle building exercises, strengthen your rotator cuff, and ward off tendinitis.
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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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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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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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How to Build More Muscle Using Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training
Dr. John Rusin describes what blood flow restriction training is, the benefits of adding it into your workouts, and how to implement it into your plan!
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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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Drop Sets: How to Use Drop Sets For Strength & Hypertrophy
Increase your workout intensity by incorporating these three incredibly challenging drop set formats: change in angulation, lift speed and base of support.
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Gym Rat Joe: It's Time for that Routine to Go!
Gym Rat Joe: there's more to bodybuilding then bicep curls, bench press and sit-ups. Are you ready for gains? Then read on...
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Shirtless muscular man doing single arm bicep curls.
Wondering how to choose your next workout program? Confused about when to take deload weeks? We're answering those questions and more! Train smarter, not harder.
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Gym Etiquette 201: An Advanced Lifter's Guide to Common Decency
Strength coach Tony Gentilcore is here to teach you all you need to know about gym etiquette. Advanced lifters and trainers are not exempt from these rules!
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Hamstring Training: How to Fix Common Mistakes
It's time to stop neglecting your hamstrings. Check out this article for common hamstring training mistakes, how to fix them, and a hamstring workout!
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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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Lifting Straps And Increasing Your Grip Strength
If you want to improve your grip strength you should never use lifting straps, right? Wrong. The stronger your back is, the stronger your grip strength will be.
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Beef Up Those Baby Calves With This 300 Rep Calf Workout
Plenty of lifters struggle with the genetic challenge of building bigger calf muscles. This 300 rep calf workout may be the solution they're looking for.
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Get a Grip: Ditch the Wrist Straps and Build Better Grip Strength
Poor grip strength can limit the amount of weight you're able to use during certain lifts. Learn the best exercises to help improve your grip strength!
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Go Heavy, Get Explosive, Grow Bigger
A detailed look at muscle fiber types, and explains why you should be focusing on heavy and explosive lifts rather than time under tension.
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4 Advanced Training Techniques to Build Massive Lats
When it comes to building massive lats, you need an effective plan. If you've found your gains have stalled, you really need to try out these moves!
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5 Rules You Should Break in Your Strength Training
There are a lot of "rules" preached in strength training. Some you should follow, some you should break. Find out which ones you should break in this article.
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7 Joint-Friendly Alternatives to the Deadlift
Do you experience pain and/or discomfort when performing conventional deadlifts? These 7 alternatives and modifications may be exactly what you need!
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5 Reasons to Stop Performing Combo-Exercises
You might think you're getting more work in & in less time by performing combo exercises, but you'd be wrong. Learn how these moves are limiting your gains.
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10 Simple Rules to Teenage Mass
Teens, it's time to get growing! Brad Borland lays out 10 simple rules that will help you to reach your muscle building goals in no time.
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The Ultimate Guide to Neural Adaptation Training (NAT)
Learn how neural adaptation training can improve your strength, speed, and power all by simply adding eccentric training prior to your main strength lifts.
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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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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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Shirtless fit man doing abdominal work in his living room.
Lacking gym equipment? Don't let that stop you from making gains. These home gym hacks can help you expand your home training options.
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How To Build A Great Abdominal Foundation
Fitness model and writer Bry Jensen helps you to achieve that dream six pack through the use of clean eating and the practice of engaging your abs in the gym.
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Incorporate Cardio Into Your Training Routine
Set aside traditional cardio and burn some extra calories while you are pumping iron. Kim Brenton shows you how to kick your resistance training workouts up a notch.
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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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9 Tips for Building a Shelf-Like Upper Chest
Need help adding muscle to your upper chest? Check out these 9 tips and give the included workout a shot for the ultimate upper chest development!
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Increase Squat Strength With These 70 Tips
Take your barbell squat from average to enormous. These seventy tips will help you to improve your training, form, focus and weaknesses. Time to smash new PRs.
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Plank vs. Crunch: Which is the Best Exercise for Abs & Core?
Which exercise is the better abdominal builder? BSN athlete Scott Herman breaks down the differences between the plank and the floor abdominal crunch.
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