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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Top 20 Things You Should Think About for Your First Show
Entering your first bodybuilding contest? Top natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo gives you 20 things to think about. Don't miss this competition prep wisdom!
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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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America’s Strongest Teenager: Olympic Weightlifter CJ Cummings
CJ Cummings is America's strongest teenager. Check out this exclusive video where we discuss his training, accomplishments, and future Olympic aspirations!
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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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What Equipment Should You Purchase for Your Home Gym?
Building your very own gym at home can be one of the best investments you make. Before you start buying random equipment, find out which pieces are necessary!
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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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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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Relive the night that history was made when Team BSN's Flex Lewis became the first ever Arnold Classic 212 class bodybuilding Champion.
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What's Your Excuse? Double Amputee Athlete Anthony Burruto Motivation
Double-Amputee athlete Anthony Burruto stops by the Muscle & Strength Gym to show the world just how unstoppable he is.
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12 Gym Bag Essentials with Calum Von Moger
3x Mr. Universe & Cellucor-sponsored athlete Calum Von Moger shares what items he thinks are essential to every lifter's gym bag.
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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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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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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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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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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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Can't Seem to Get Out Of Bed? 8 Ways To Get Enthusiastic About Working Out
We all have our bad days. If you need a little extra mental shove to make it to the gym, try one of these 8 tactics to boost your enthusiasm.
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Road to The 2016 Arnold with Brett Kahn - Episode II
Catch part 2 of IFBB Physique Pro Brett Kahn's prep for the 2016 Arnold Classic. This video includes a chest session, supplementation tips, and more.
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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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7 Ways You're Wasting Your Time in the Gym
Does an hour go by before you finish your first set at the gym? You may be guilty of one of the 7 ways people waste time at the gym.
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4 Easy Tips to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track While Traveling
Don't let all that hard work go to waste while on vacation. Check out these 4 tips and stay on track while actually enjoying your well-deserved vacation!
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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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Part 3: How Ryan Terry Prepares For 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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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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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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10 Fitness Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow
If you need extra motivation in your life, look no further. These 10 fitness Instagram accounts are sure to get you fired up to crush your next 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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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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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 10 - Who Are The Top 5 Naturals?
Natural bodybuilder Joe the Pro Ohrablo has the run down on all past Mr. Olympians, as well as the top 5 natural bodybuilders currently competing.
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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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An Inside Look into the Trophy Case of 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia Lee Haney
8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia, Lee Haney, invites Muscle & Strength into his home to show us his 8 Sandow trophies while reflecting on his epic career.
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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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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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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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41 Things You Should Never Do At A Commercial Gym
Yo, bro! It's time to clean up your act in the gym. These 41 tips might not help you become a better lifter, but they will help you gain respect and maybe even make a few friends.
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Mr. Olympia Motivation: Ronnie, Jay, Phil Heath, Kai, Cedric, Bumstead & More
Prepare for the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest with a motivational compilation of all of the Olympia competitors Muscle & Strength has worked with over the years.
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IFBB Pro & Animal-Sponsored Lifter Jason Huh
Get a personal look into IFBB Pro Jason Huh's life growing up, and his insight on the many important aspects of life that have helped him throughout his bodybuilding career.
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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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Start the New Year Right: Awaken the New You
Ready for a better start to your New Year? Awaken the force within you by embracing these simple training principles that pave the way for success.
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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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 Road to The 2016 Arnold with Brett Kahn - Episode I
Catch part 1 of IFBB Physique Pro Brett Kahn's prep for the 2016 Arnold Classic. This video includes a back session, meal prep tips, and more.
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