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10 Reasons Why You Should Never Bench, Squat and Deadlift
Serious lifters know to stay away from these 3 compound lifts, not only because they're useless but can end up hurting you in the long run.
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13 Hilarious "After Leg Day" Memes That Only People Who Train Legs Understand
Anyone who trains legs knows that the days following leg day are the worst. Here's some humor to help alleviate the excruciating (but necessary) pain!
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IFBB Figure Pro Samantha Jerring flexing in the grocery shopping aisle.
Nutrex athlete, IFBB Pro, and self-proclaimed mustard connoisseur, Samantha Jerring, gives us a rundown of what her typical grocery haul looks like during her maintenance phase.
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Lean man and woman doing a plank
Know the lingo before you hit the weight room. These definitions could help you learn how to maximize your effort in the gym.
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Who Is The Greatest Mr. Olympia Of All Time?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Joe Weider's Mr. Olympia. Join Muscle & Strength as we crunch numbers and try to determine which bodybuilder is the greatest of all time.
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9 Gym Bag Essentials For People That Workout
Make sure you're well-prepared for a serious workout by packing these 9 essentials in your gym bag, and start turning good workouts into great ones!
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Samantha Jerring in the kitchen flipping her grilled chicken
Nutrex athlete and IFBB Figure Pro, Samantha Jerring, gives M&S a sneak peek at what her pre-workout nutrition looks like before she heads deep into her 2022 Olympia Prep!
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108 Kick Ass Workout Songs
Amplify your gains with this ultimate workout playlist from Muscle & Strength. Have any songs you feel should be on this list? Let us know in the comments section.
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Prebiotics, Probiotics, & Poop: 3 Questions Every Person Should Ask Themselves
As they say, “the road to health is paved with good intestines.”. Learn the answers to 3 important questions about prebiotics, probiotics, and poop!
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Is Poor Digestion Wreaking Havoc on Your Gains?
Your gut could be getting in the way of your ability to make quality gains, especially if it's not doing its job. Maximize your gut health with these tips!
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50 Unwritten Gym Rules Every Bro Should Know!
Save yourself a lot of headaches by learning the real rules of the gym. This complete guide on etiquette covers everything from squat rack curling to personal hygiene.
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Road to 2016 Arnold with Brett Kahn - Episode III
Catch part 3 of IFBB Physique Pro Brett Kahn's prep for the 2016 Arnold Classic. This video includes the competition and Brett's takeaway from the Arnold.
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Gym Glossary: 19 Terms That Every Beginner Needs to Know
If you're new to the gym or thinking about getting into weight lifting, you'll want to learn some of the vocabulary terms. These 19 terms are a solid start.
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5 Things You Can Learn From CrossFit
Love it or hate it, we could all learn something from the success of CrossFit. Learn which 5 things you should apply to your own training - no box required.
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Sleep Science: Nature's Most Effective Performance Enhancer
Want to take complete advantage of your muscle growth, fat loss, and performance potential? It might be time to take complete control of your sleep cycle.
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6 Critical Sleep Tips to Build More Muscle at Night
A lot of the muscle building process doesn't happen in the gym, it happens in bed. Read these 6 tips to maximize your sleep and build bigger muscles.
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10 Gyms You Must Train at Before You Die
We've got a bucket list for you die hard lifters out there. Check out these 10 gyms you should train at before passing and start planning future trips!
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The Greatest Cheat Meals in the History of the Internet
Who doesn't love rewarding their hard work with an epic cheat meal? Check out our top 10 list of the greatest cheat meals in the history of YouTube!
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50 Bro-Friendly Workout Tips To Help You Decrease Gains
This bro-tastic muscle building article from Nick Ludlow features 50 bro-friendly workout tips that are sure to help you lose friends and decrease gym credibility.
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Hand Care for Lifters: Stop Tearing Calluses Today
Tired of the wear and tear lifting heavy puts on your hands? Try these hand care tips to keep your mitts healthy and looking good!
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Science Tells All: Get Shredded While You Sleep
Skip that last episode of your Netflix binge marathon and hit the hay. Sleep aids in fat loss and here are some ways to improve your quality of sleep!
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The Future of Fitness: 5 Trends to Keep Your Eye On
The future of fitness is coming fast & these 5 ground breaking technology trends could help you achieve all your fitness related goals. Check it out!
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Thoughts Of A First Time Natural Bodybuilder
Jason Slepica tells you what it takes to transformation your physique from chubby to natural bodybuilding champion in a short period of time.
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3 Diseases Possibly Prevented (or Cured) by Diet & Exercise
You've probably heard most diseases can be cured by maintaining proper diet and exercise. This article breaks down the diseases that is actually true about.
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5 Steps to Improving Body Image & Overcoming Locker Room Phobia
New to the gym and afraid of the shared locker room? Check out these 5 tips to help with overcoming locker room phobia and improving your body image.
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Gym Membership vs Home Gym: Choosing the Right Gym for You
Training in the right place can help you reach your goals faster. See if you're better off investing in a home gym or joining your local gym.
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The Worst Gym Advice You've Ever Heard
Whether it's coming from a clueless bro or a well-meaning personal trainer, bad gym advice is everywhere. Learn which common tips you should ignore.
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Sleep Science: Nature's Most Effective Performance Enhancer (Part 2)
Want to take complete advantage of your muscle growth, fat loss, and performance potential? Learn how to take complete control of your sleep cycle.
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Early Riser: 7 Tips to Improve Your Early Morning Workouts
Feeling sluggish getting out of bed to workout in the morning? These 7 tips are exactly what you need to get focused and make gains in the morning!
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The Comeback Of Julie Michaelson Part 1
After a battle with diuretics, figure competitor Julie Michaelson is back and better than ever. Follow Julie as she makes her comeback to the stage.
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Side profile shot of a muscular bodybuilder wearing a black tank top in the gym
After taking a couple of years off from competing, IFBB Pro, Sadik Hadzovic is back to take you inside his journey and mindset to becoming a Champion.
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M&S Heavy Vol. 1: Workout Music For Extreme People
Warning: This playlist is not for the faint of heart. If you're looking for tunes that bring the pain for some gains, you're in the right place.
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Supplemental Brewing Protein Beer
No longer do you have to make the choice between a protein shake and few beers! The question is, would you knock back a couple of Brewtein beers post-workout?
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Muscle & Strength's 2017 Fitness Survey
Find out everything on challenges that make or break a great fitness plan, see which diets are easy to follow and much more about bodybuilding and fitness.
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Editor’s Picks: Muscle & Strength’s Best of 2016
Another year is in the books and we've provided an enormous amount of amazing content to our Muscle & Strength readers. Check out the best articles of 2016!
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A Lifter's Guide to Avoiding Winter Weight Gain
Winter can be a damaging time on your waistline. Gear up for the colder months with knowledge on how to stay fit so you can be shredded come summer!
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10 Fitness Professionals You Should be Following
There's plenty of questionable information and downright bad fitness advice out there. Let these 10 trusted fitness experts guide you.
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M&S Sits Down With 8x Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman After Back Surgery
M&S sat down with new hall of famer Ronnie Coleman at the 2016 Arnold Classic to talk about his new honor, rehab, his brand, and more.
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7 Ways To Have Fun With Your Fitness Outside Of The Gym
When you're dedicated to a fitness lifestyle, it's not easy to find ways to have fun outside of the gym. Here are 7 ways to have fun with your fitness!
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The Mental Game: 11 Mindset Tips For Focus And Motivation
When it comes to training, your mental focus can make or break your success. Check out these 11 mindset tips and get the most out of every single workout!
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5 Fitness Trends of 2016 That Need to End
Old habits never die, but should these recent fitness trends? Check out the 5 biggest fitness trends of 2016 & determine if we should bring them into 2017.
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Part 2: How Ryan Terry Prepares For a Pro Physique Competition
After placing 2nd in the 2016 Men's Physique Olympia last year, USN Athlete Ryan Terry is hungry to win the title at the 2017 Arnold Classic! Follow his prep!
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4 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known When I Started Training
We all make mistakes. The important part is learning from them. Here are 4 lessons Mike Wines would tell himself about at the beginning of his training career.
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My First Natural Bodybuilding Show - How I Did It!
Muscle and Strength member Nico Ferrara competes in his first every Natural Bodybuilding Show! See how he cut down and got prepared!
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3 Unhealthy Habits Preventing You from Losing Fat
Have you developed any of these 3 unhealthy habits? If so, you're seriously preventing your fat loss success. Learn more about them and how to fix it!
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The Costs (The Hidden and Not So Hidden) of Competing
Kassandre Harper-Cotton explores just what it takes to commit yourself to competition, including the many hidden costs. Get your check book ready!
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Training Talk: What Do You Love Most About Training?
What do you love most about working out? Join the discussion in this edition of Training Talk; We'd love to hear your thoughts on what makes training great!
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FAME - Mindy and Jeff
Jeffrey Kippel and Mindy Blackstein discuss the big changes taking place at FAME in 2010 and beyond, and specifics about the Body Proud Manifesto.
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Straight Z's: Sleep Science for College Students
Sleeping is arguably the most important variable to achieving your health and fitness goals. And for college students, you should probably start here.
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 8 - An Accurate Perception
Natural bodybuilder Joe the pro Ohrablo talks about off-season bulking, pre-contest definition and ...kratom?
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