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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.
1.2M Reads 155 Comments
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!
3.6M Reads 595 Comments
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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Why You Should Focus on Building Core Strength
If you think a strong core is just a visible six pack, you're missing half the story. Learn how to develop a solid, stable foundation for a stronger body.
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Muscular man in black shorts performing pull-ups in gym
A complete guide. Learn which splits are effective, and which workouts to avoid. Included are numerous workout and training splits examples.
3.1M Reads 146 Comments
What Are The Ideal Body Measurements?
Find out what the ideal measurements are for a natural bodybuilder or a classical muscular male physique.
973.5K Reads 39 Comments
Not Seeing Results In The Gym? You Might Be A Non-Responder
You are probably not one of these people. They make up less than 10% of those who exercise. These aren’t elite athletes or weekend warriors. These are non-responders.
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Strength Building Guide
Looking to get strong? This expert guide teaches you how to increase your strength and power. Learn how to maximize your workouts and diet for maximum strength gains!
907.7K Reads 32 Comments
Are You Working Out or Are You Training?
Are you training or are you working out? Yes, there is a huge difference and if you don't understand the difference, you may be missing out on quality gains.
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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.
62.4K Reads 6 Comments
Muscular female and male hanging from rack in a gym
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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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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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!
204.9K Reads 9 Comments
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?
78.5K Reads 6 Comments
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.
865.5K Reads 22 Comments
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.
394.5K Reads 41 Comments
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.
1M Reads 137 Comments
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.
462.1K Reads 479 Comments
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?
680.1K Reads 92 Comments
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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6 Strength Training Tips for the Average Lifter
A lot of lifters have a misconception on the appropriate way to strength train. Check out these tips on how an average lifter can improve their strength.
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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.
270.5K Reads 29 Comments
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.
253.7K Reads 39 Comments
5 Most Effective Exercises To Build Chest Muscle
Maximize your chest muscle by giving traditional exercises a twist that takes full advantage of their motions, making them twice as effective.
171.6K Reads 23 Comments
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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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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Don't Just Bulk - Maximize Yoru Bulk!
It's time to bulk, and bodybuilder Alex Stewart has 10 tips to help you maximize your off season and pack on new muscle mass.
391.8K Reads 42 Comments
Mastering Calisthenics: 11 Tough Gymnastic Rings Exercises
Dust off the Olympic rings that have been abandoned in the corner of your local gym and learn how to perform these 11 exercises. You won't be disappointed.
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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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Beyond Sets And Reps: A Look At Training Volume
Which rep range is best for muscle building. Move beyond these simplistic arguments, and maximize your workouts by focusing on training volume.
162.4K Reads 20 Comments
The Best 10 Minute Yoga & Mobility Routine for Weight Lifters
Tight & tense muscles preventing you from making the gains you desire? It's time to add in mobility work. Try Coach Myers' "Yoga for Meatheads" program!
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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.
394.3K Reads 58 Comments
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.
145.2K Reads 18 Comments
48 Different Ways To Do A Bicep Curl
Has your bicep routine gone stale? Not getting that pump you grew accustomed to? Maybe it's time to switch things up! Check out these 48 curl variations.
124.7K Reads 2 Comments
5 Best Chest Exercises Without Equipment
If you're on the go, training at home, or looking to mix things up, try these 5 chest exercises that require little to no equipment. There's no excuse for skipping chest day!
65.2K Reads 3 Comments
Guide To Smolov Squat And Bench Press
Smolov and Smolov Jr. are incredibly intense but effective approaches for improving your squat and bench strength. This guide helps you to maximize these routines.
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Intense routine aimed at women, is a mix of stretching, cardio and resistance training designed to help you tone up and tighten up!
721.4K Reads 67 Comments
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.
881.6K Reads 42 Comments
21 Year Old Bodybuilder Chris Bumstead's Big Arm Workout
MHP athlete Chris Bumstead takes us through one of his mass building arm day routines that he uses to build stage ready biceps and triceps. Check it out!
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4 Reasons You Can't Squat to Depth
It's important to squat. Still, a lot of people have difficulty squatting to the appropriate depth. If you fall into that category, you should read this!
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Bodybuilding 101: 60 Rules for a Better Physique!
Do you need a refresher course in building a more massive, stronger and leaner body? Here are 60 short reminders to get you to the next level.
64.9K Reads 11 Comments
How To Structure A High-Frequency Workout Plan
Learn to structure a high-frequency training program that helps build muscle faster by ditching traditional training, but still using the same basic principles.
150.4K Reads 29 Comments
Chris Bumstead's Classic Bodybuilding Chest Workout At The Mecca
What do you do the morning after a 10,000 calorie cheat meal? If you're IFBB Pro Chris Bumstead, you train chest of course...especially if it is a Monday.
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The Steve Reeves Solution For Size, Strength And Health
Mike Mahler takes a look at Steve Reeves' 10 rules for training and diet, and outlines 3 workouts that will boost your size and strength.
80.6K Reads 6 Comments
Increase Bench Press Power With These 10 Simple Tips
Take your bench press to the next level and start putting up big numbers by following these tips that clean up your technique and help break plateaus!
46.1K Reads 4 Comments
Increasing Your Bench Press - Top 10 Tips
Stuck in a bench press plateau? Use these tips to mix up your workouts and bench training and add some pounds to your bench!
503.5K Reads 137 Comments
5 New Landmine Exercises for Explosive Gains
The landmine accessory can help you train certain major exercises in a new and even safer way. Check out these 5 landmine exercises & use them in your workouts!
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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.
434.7K Reads 2 Comments
Muscle & Strength's 10 Most Downloaded Workout Routines of 2018
Get a good start on your 2019 New Year's Resolution by downloading one of the 10 most downloaded workout routines in 2018 on Muscle & Strength.
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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.
100.2K Reads 12 Comments

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