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7 Lat Pull Down Variations for Serious Back Development
Build your lats in a variety of ways with these 7 lat pulldown variations! Read the article, find ones that'll fit well with your program, & build your back!
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Man doing deadlifts in CrossFit style gym.
This article will explore the reasons behind over training. Learn how many trainers know exactly why they shouldn't over train?
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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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What Are The Ideal Body Measurements?
Find out what the ideal measurements are for a natural bodybuilder or a classical muscular male physique.
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Muscular man doing dumbbell rows in the gym
Long before steroids, men were using full body routines to carve out massive and strong natural physiques. This article presents 5 effective workouts!
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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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Train Like An Athlete, Look Like A Bodybuilder
Learn how to design a program that helps you train like an athlete while reaping the hypertrophy benefits of bodybuilding training.
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Teenage Bodybuilding Guide: How To Workout, Eat & Grow
Get answers to all your training and nutrition questions. This is a complete guide for teens that includes workouts and nutritional advice to help you maximize progress.
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5 Best Calf Exercises: How to Increase Calf Mass
Build thick and powerful calf muscles with these top 5 exercises: standing and seated calf raises, box jumps, leg press calf raises and dumbbell jump squats.
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A complete guide. Learn which splits are effective, and which workouts to avoid. Included are numerous workout and training splits examples.
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Mini-cuts are a vital tool in your muscle-building toolbox. Learn why they are so effective in long-term muscle growth and how to use them to help reach your goals.
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Forearm Mass
Add forearm mass fast with: barbell wrist curls, reverse wrist curls, dumbbell wrist curls, dumbbell reverse wrist curls and reverse barbell curls.
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Muscular man wearing a yellow tank top holding dumbbells in the gym.
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, "What program should I move to after I finish my current programming cycle?" This step-by-step guide will help answer that.
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Barbell vs. Dumbbell Shoulder Press: Which Builds More Delt Mass?
Improve your delt training and build a more impressive torso by comparing the most two potent shoulder building exercises: dumbbell overhead press and military press.
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10 Awesome Bodybuilding Books You Should Read
It's time to hit the books and make some knowledge gains! This guide to the 10 best bodybuilding books will tell you which books are worth reading.
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5 Intense Chest Supersets For Your Next Chest Workout
Pump up your pecs the next time you train chest with these 5 supersets. Perform one of them as a finisher, or all 5 as a killer chest day workout routine!
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75 Bench Press Tips To Improve Your One Rep Max Strength
This is a compilation of some of the best bench pressing tips you will find on the net. They are brief and to the point, and will help you improve your progress immediately.
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Natural Muscle Building: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size
How much muscle can you add naturally? What arm size can you expect? Is it even possible to know the answers to these questions? Find out in this complete guide to natural bodybuilding genetics.
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Front shot of strong brunette female doing barbell overhead squats in the gym
Ashwagandha is growing in popularity and for good reason. In this article, you'll learn why it's beneficial for athletes and how it can improve your training.
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Women's Body Bible: Training, Diet & Supplementation
Complete training, diet and supplement guide! Build the body of your dreams! Includes a 12 week training, diet and supplementation program.
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Older man doing deadlifts in the gym.
As we age, the general belief is that muscle loss and increased fat gain are inevitable. This is false. In this article, you'll learn how to continue building muscle mass as you age.
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7 Ways to Improve Mind-Muscle Connection
Boost your muscle growth by focusing on each muscle as you're training with these 7 lifting strategies to improve your mind-muscle connection.
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Tips On Deadlift Form And Mistakes To Avoid
Ready to bust through your plateau and pull a bigger deadlift? Learn to correct these common deadlifting mistakes and you'll be lifting big in no time.
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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.
397.6K Reads 85 Comments
Bodybuilder doing wide grip pull up in dark gym
Blast and bomb your back into growth with these 5 exercises: bent over rows, pull ups, barbell shrugs, dumbbell rows and deadlifts.
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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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Get Huge Fast! The 2 Year Plan For Extreme Mass
Here it is! The ultimate guide to packing on muscle mass. 6 stages, two years of training. Learn how to eat, what supplements to take, and how to train. Every set is detailed.
478.3K Reads 479 Comments
Man doing GHD sit ups in gym.
This article focuses on ab exercises, ab workouts, ab myths, and how to maximize diet, supplementation and cardio to shred your abs!
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EZ Bar Vs Straight Bar Curl: Which is Better For Building Biceps?
BSN athlete Scott Herman breaks down the differences between the EZ Bar Curl and the Straight Bar Curl. Which one should be in your arm workout routine?
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Shirtless, muscular man doing ez-bar bicep curls.
Build bulging, peaked biceps with these 5 exercises: barbell curl, alternating dumbbell curl, hammer curl, supinated bent rows and the chin up.
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6 Crucial Exercises For Shoulder Stability
To stay healthy and progress on your upper body lifts, you've got to take care of your shoulders! Add these 6 exercises to your routine to improve shoulder stability.
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4 Shoulder Supersets That'll Torch Your Delts
Supersets are a great way to fit in more volume in a shorter amount of time. And these 4 shoulder supersets are just what you need to torch your delts!
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The Best HIIT Routines for Cardio Equipment
You already know that HIIT is the best way to get lean. So check out these 6 HIIT routines - one for each piece of common cardio equipment at the gym.
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Hamstrings Mass
Hammer your hamstrings with these 5 exercises: stiff leg deadlifts, leg curls, wide stance box squats, plate drags and barbell deadlifts.
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Extreme Powerbuilding: The Hepburn Method
Doug Hepburn was one of the biggest and strongest natural lifters in the history of the sport. Discover how Doug trained.
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Getting back into the gym after some time away is hard. Learn how to get your strength back, and more, without sustaining any injuries.
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M&S model doing deadlifts in gym.
Are you ectomorph, endomorph, or mesomorph? In the article, Doug Lawrenson explains each body type and how to maximize muscle-building results.
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Strong brunette woman doing a deadlift in the gym.
Intra-workout supplements can be beneficial to help maximize your performance. In this article you'll learn about their benefits, and what ingredients you need to power your performance.
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Cable Crossovers Vs Dumbbell Fly: Which Builds A Bigger Chest?
BSN athlete Scott Herman (from the Youtube channel Scott Herman Fitness) breaks down the differences between the cable crossover and the dumbbell fly.
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Muscular, shirtless man doing cable tricep pushdowns.
Build your arms the fast way: weighted dips, close grip bench press, seated tricep extension, clapping diamond pushups and rope pushdowns.
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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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8 Bodyweight Exercises That You've Never Heard Of
No gym? No problem! With these 8 bodyweight exercises, you can get in a good workout anywhere. And here's the twist, you've probably never heard of them!
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Expand Your Chest Mass With These 5 Exercises
Increase your chest mass with these potent five exercises: the barbell and dumbbell bench press, explosive push ups, inclined bench press, and decline bench press.
1.3M Reads 46 Comments
5 Romanian Deadlift Cues to Shift Tension from Your Back to Your Lower Body
Don't wreck your back trying to give your hamstrings a heavy workout. Implement these 5 cues when performing Romanian Deadlifts and build huge hamstrings!
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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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Woman in sports bra and leggings doing bird dogs on a yoga mat.
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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Fit woman doing lunges with yoga pants
Intense routine aimed at women, is a mix of stretching, cardio and resistance training designed to help you tone up and tighten up!
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Frontal shot of muscular shirtless man using the cables at the gym
Body recomposition is difficult, but not impossible. In this article you'll learn several tips to help you simultaneously and successfully build muscle and lose fat.
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Posterior shot of African American muscular man flexing upper body in the gym
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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African American muscular man wearing an orange tank top doing cardio on the treadmill
In this article you'll learn what the research shows regarding fasted cardio and fat loss loss. Hint: it could be a useful tool to help you reach your goals.
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