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Jay Cutler's Training Tips: DB Bench Press
4x Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler, visited the Muscle & Strength gym to give his fans pointers on certain exercises. Check out how he does dumbbell bench press!
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Prep Your Gym Bag: 22 Must Haves
It's time to come prepared and bring more than a belt and shaker bottle. This feature presents you with 22 items you should consider adding to your gym bag.
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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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Optimally Training For Muscle Hypertrophy: A Deeper Dive
Confused by muscle building training systems? Learn the science behind muscle growth, and provides a template for you to maximize gains.
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High Volume V Taper Back Workout w/ Brandon Hendrickson
In this video, IFBB Men's Physique Pro Brandon Hendrickson takes us through the same back workout he uses while prepping to make his V Taper pop on stage.
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Training Talk: Should Arms Have Their Own Training Day?
In this training talk, we discuss training arms on their own day vs with other muscle groups. Which leads to more muscle growth? Which do you prefer?
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Deadlift Domination: 5 Tips for 5 Plates
Grip and rip it may have worked for John Daly but if you're interested in longevity in the iron game, you better get your deadlift right before you take a trip to snap city.
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The Philosophies Of Vince Gironda
An inside look at one of the greatest fitness trainers of all time, Vince Gironda. Feature includes an analysis of his 8 major lifting philosophies.
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Do the Barbell Neck Press for Greater Chest Gains!
Learn what the barbell neck press exercise is and how you can use it to boost muscle growth in your chest. Example workouts with the exercise are included.
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Big Arms: What to Know, How to Grow
There are many myths and hyped claims about arm size in the realm of bodybuilding. Find out the truth, and grow your arms.
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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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Ryan Terry's Drop Set Quad Workout
Ryan Terry gives us proof that physique competitors do train legs. Check out IFBB Physique Pro and USN athlete Ryan Terry's intense drop set quad workout!
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6 Steps To A 405 Pound Bench Press
A 405 bench press seems impossible, right? Powerlifter Josh Mac once thought so too. Learn how to stop wasting time and improve your bench progress now.
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Reduce the risk of injury and increase strength and muscle mass potential with mobility! Learn about the 3 most common mobility issues and how to improve them.
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Greasing The Groove For Bigger Arms
Spent some time working with deadlift, squats, dips and chin ups? Dramatically increase your strength and arm size by Greasing The Groove.
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HIIT Outdoor Combat Cardio Workout w/ Gerardo Gabriel
In this video, Gerardo Gabriel takes us through a Marine style HIIT combat cardio style circuit outside. Give it a shot as form of cardio in your workout!
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5 Must Do Exercises If You Want a Stronger Core
To build a strong & functional core, you have to train it with all of it's functionalities in mind. Learn the best 5 exercises that will enable you to do so.
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A Beginner's Guide To Strength Training Program Fundamentals
Looking to start building some strength? Get acquainted with the 6 key elements of putting together a strength training routine!
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How To Reduce Overanalysis And Improve Results
You've read all the articles and workouts, and paralysis by analysis has set in. Now what? Set aside confusion and get back on track with these tips.
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A Complete Guide to Using TRX Suspension Training
The TRX Is a unique muscle building tool that is underutilized due to a lot of people not really knowing how to use it. Learn the basics with this article.
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Get Your Logs Rolling - Why You Need A Training Log!
Logging your training, diet and supplements is a great way to move from amateur to advanced lifter. Stop guessing, and start growing.
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Tricep Trifecta: 3 Power Exercises For Tricep & Bench Strength
Coach Myers has the answer for two weightlifting woes. This workout will get you past your bench press plateaus and leave you with massive triceps!
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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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6 Things I Miss About Training At A Big Box Gym
Josh "The Red-Bearded Bastard" Mac takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the differences between the big box gyms he left behind and his current powerlifting gym.
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Think you can't have a great leg day from home with just your bodyweight? Think again! Check out these 9 underrated leg exercises that require no equipment.
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4 Big Reasons Why You're Still Small And Weak
Want to know why your results still suck? Start gaining muscle mass and strength as quickly as possible with these four workout training tips.
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Quick Tip: Weight Lifting For Tall Guys w/ 7ft Matt Morgan
In this video, Redcon1 athlete and 7 footer Matt Morgan (aka The Genetic Giant) provides viewers with weightlifting tips for taller guys. Check it out!
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3 Unique Chest Exercise Variations For Growth With Ryan Terry
A few days after winning the 2017 Arnold Classic, Team USN Athlete Ryan Terry visited the M&S HQ to share some of his training and nutrition techniques.
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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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Mythbusters: 5 Common Fitness Misconceptions
What works, and what is too good to be true? This article addresses 5 common fitness misconceptions, helping you to separate fact from myth.
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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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How I Got Big: The 3 Secrets
These three "secrets" transformed me from scrawny hardgainer into a massive, muscular natural bodybuilder.
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Get Stronger At Squats With This 12 Week Routine
Work your way to a bigger, more impressive squat with this 12-week program that's designed to improve your squat and get you moving serious weight.
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Jay Cutler Trains 2016 Contest Winner at Muscle & Strength HQ
What would you do if you had the chance to train with bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler? Watch our Train With Jay winner cash in on his 1-on-1 training session.
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Powerlifting Meets: Myths And Misconceptions
In this feature Raleigh Barbell's Josh Mac explains why the sport of powerlifting is much more than behemoths moving mountains of incomprehensible weight on Youtube.
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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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Frequent Pulling For Faster Progress: 12 Weeks To A Bigger Deadlift
Give your deadlift some love with this 12 week program by 660 pound natural deadlifter and strength trainer Eric Cressey.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Massive Chest
Don't get stuck with a tiny chest because all you do is focus on bench pressing. Read this article to learn how to properly build you chest muscles!
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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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Bodybuilder thinking while sitting on a bench in the gym
You may only bench on Mondays but it's time to consider if you should be benching at all. Listen up bro...
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Strong man doing a deadlift at powerlifting meet in Russia
What is strong? I've analyzed the national records for several major drug-free powerlifting federations, and compiled my own set of raw strength standards.
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[Video] How To Build Freakishly Big Calves w/ Steve Kuclo
IFBB Pro and ALLMAX athlete, Steve Kuclo, gives us some tips and exercises that have helped him build some of the best calves in bodybuilding.
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Time for Traps - Trap Training Techniques And Exercises
It's time to add slabs of mass to your traps! This article provides training tips, exercsies and techniques that will help you build massive traps.
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Single Leg Strength: The Leg Day Solution For Lifters With Back Issues
Leg day is unbearable for those with lower back pain. The good news is Coach Myers has the solution to an effective leg day so you can still make progress!
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Hamstring Muscle Development
So many people neglect their hamstrings. Do you fall into this category? Check out Lee Boyce's top 3 exercises for hamstrings and build better, full legs!
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Cory Gregory deep barbell squat
Using the effective Mix of Methods training approach, MusclePharm's Cory Gregory helps you to build up your squat and leg size and strength while losing fat.
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Think training to failure is necessary for gains? Think again. Train with technical proficiency at percentages of your 1 rep max and you'll see far greater results.
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How Chin-Ups/Pull-Ups Can Help Your Bench Press
Stuck in a bench press rut? Beef up this bro-favorite exercise by focusing on heavy chin ups and pull ups.
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Quick Tip: Do This Warm Up Before Front Squats
In this video, Scott Herman shares his tips on how to properly warm up before doing front squats to avoid wrist & elbow pain. Check it out & give it a shot!
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Training Fundamentals With Charles Glass - Pt. 4 Arms
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises work to build arm muscles.
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