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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Back
If you've been leaving these 3 exercises out of your workouts, you're missing out on some serious gains. Check out Lee Boyce's top 3 back exercises!
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The Science Behind the Drop Set & Muscle Growth
Drop sets are an excellent intensity technique to incorporate into your workouts, especially when you're in a time crunch. Read on to learn about drop sets!
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Training and Exercise for Children and Teenagers - Part 1
Part 1 in a 4 part series for children and teenagers. This article is a must read for teens who should understand their body before they start training!
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The Top 5 Exercises For Killer Abs
Build thick and shredded abs with the top 5 abs exercises: bicycle crunches, vertical leg raises, the ab wheel, clothespins and flutter kicks.
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How to Choose the Best Deadlift Variation for Your Goals
In this video, The Hypertrophy Coach Joe Bennett breaks down several variations of the deadlift and how to use them in your hypertrophy workout programs.
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Quick Tip: How to Perfect Your Hack Squat
In this video, Fouad Abiad breaks down the hack squat exercise and different techniques you can use while performing it to emphasize leg muscle growth.
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A Complete Guide on How/When to Lift to Failure
There's so much information out there that promotes training to failure and condemns it. Learn what the science actually says and how to best apply it.
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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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Understanding Drop Sets For Muscle Building
Jim Brewster provides an extremely detailed look at drop sets, drop set variations, and provides examples of drop set usage and workouts.
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How Your Body Type Affects Your Bench Press (and What to Do About It)
Your body type naturally affects how you should bench press. Read this article to learn what you need to know for pain free and effective bench pressing!
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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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Train Legs & Arms at the Same Time!
Most lifters love training arms & hate training legs. Get the best of both worlds with this full body circuit that utilizes leg exercises for rest periods!
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Massive Shoulders
If you're trying to build massive shoulders but are focusing solely on lateral and front raises, you're selling yourself short. Get the scoop in this guide!
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Breathing and Bracing: The Combo YOU Need for a Big Lift
Are you breathing incorrectly? You might miss your next big squat or deadlift if so...
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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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10 Tips To Get You In The Best Shape Of Your Life
Trainer and competitive bodybuilder Robert Connick presents tips, along with a diet and workout plan to help you get in the best shape of your life.
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 5 - Non-Linear Periodization
Natural bodybuilder Joe "the pro" Ohrablo explains non-linear periodization, and talks about the American Muscle TV show and Mike Mentzer.
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Power. Rep Range. Shock. Time to Grow Without Plateau
Bodybuilder Eric Broser explains the power, rep range, shock training system, and provides workout examples.
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Asian man doing front squats in CrossFit-style gym.
Have you ever wondered what the optimal rep speed and rest periods are for muscle growth? Learn the science behind both to help you train for maximum results.
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Bringing Up The Hamstrings And Forearms – The Forgotten Muscles
It's time to attack your hamstrings and forearms! In this article Jim Brewster talks forearm and hamstring anatomy and forearm and hamstring training.
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10 Best Bicep Building Exercises of All Time
Building big biceps is the goal of most lifters when they start training. Learn which exercises are the top 10 all-time best for targeting the biceps.
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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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Intensely Brutal Leg Workout w/ Brandon Hendrickson
In this video, Team Beast athlete and 2018 Olympia Men's Physique champion, Brandon Hendrickson, takes us through his typical leg day prep workout.
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Overtraining 101 - What You Need To Know
What is overtraining? This article tells you what you need to know about overtraining, how to tell if you're overtraining and what to do about it.
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3 Unique Chest Fly Variations Ft. Jason Poston
Team Prosupps athlete and global fitness trainer, Jason Poston, shares his top three dumbbell chest fly variations. Give these a try on your next chest day!
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5 Core Exercises That Will Make You Better at Pull Ups
Performing perfect pull-ups requires a lot of core strength and stability. Add these 5 exercises into your workouts to start improving your pull-ups!
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Stronger Squat Tips With Ronnie Coleman
Need help putting up big numbers on squats? Take it to the next level by following these 3 tips and start seeing improvement in numbers in no time.
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5 Advanced Chest Workouts Using Proven Scientific Techniques
Do you have a goal of building a bigger chest? These 5 chest training techniques have the science to back them up. Try the workouts out for yourself!
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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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What Powerlifters Can Learn from Bodybuilders (And Vice Versa)
Instead of being so black and white when it comes to selecting your preferred training method, learn how other forms of training can benefit your end goals.
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Branch Warren’s Back Workout at MetroFlex Gym
We travel down to MetroFlex Gym in Texas to get a back workout in with IFBB Pro, bodybuilding legend, and GASP athlete, Branch Warren. Check it out!
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Could Training Barefoot Lead to Better Gains?
Many bodybuilders from the golden era of bodybuilding believed training barefoot yielded better muscular results. Learn if barefoot training is beneficial.
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Guide To Advanced Muscle Building Training Techniques
Boost your muscle and strength gains by learning how to use drop sets, supersets, rest pause training and other popular advanced training techniques.
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7 Abs Exercises You Need to Try
You may think you're training abs the right way, but if you want to build a serious core you need to incorporate these 7 exercises into your workout!
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Training and Exercise for Children and Teenagers - Part 2
This part of the 4 part series looks at physiological responses of teens and children and outlines some guidelines for training for under 16s.
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Training and Exercise for Children and Teenagers - Part 4
The final part to Doug's 4 part series on weight training for children and teenagers. This part looks at workouts for teenagers at various levels of training.
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3 Best Tricep Exercises for Building Mass w/ Joel Thomas
In this video, IFBB Pro and Nutrex Research athlete, Joel Thomas, takes us through 3 of the tricep exercises he personally uses to add tricep mass.
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The Ultimate Guide To Building Massive Traps
Want to build your traps, but not seeing any progress from your marathon sets of dumbbell shrugs? Check out this guide & build your traps the right way!
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9 Advanced Arm Training Secrets to Build Massive Guns
Take your arm training to the next level with these 9 advanced arm training secrets! Learn more about smart arm training and begin building massive guns!
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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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Neck Training 101: How to Transform Your Pencil Neck
Transform your skinny neck and build a stronger overall body by implementing these training tips and exercises into your daily workout routines.
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Titanic Triceps: Exercises To Build Thick Upper Arms!
Triceps make up 2/3rds of your arm mass, so if you want big arms you have to hit those triceps! Philip Ricardo Jr shows you how to build triceps mass.
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4 Resistance Band Exercises to Build Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy your bench press PR? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 resistance band tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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An Interview with Casey Butt, Part 1
Dr. Casey Butt addresses natural muscle mass potential, and the surprising truths and myths surrounding the use of full body weight training routines.
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3 Killer Side Plank Variations to Build Your Obliques
Solidify your core strength and build sturdier obliques by adding these 3 side planking variations into your core workout routines. Read on to learn more.
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Shirtless muscular man doing TRX pushups.
EMOMs - perfect for the CrossFit athlete or average gym-goer. Learn how to build the perfect EMOM for you and why EMOMs should be in your workout routine.
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Bodybuilding Contest Prep - The 3 Biggest Mistakes
Present the best possible package on stage by avoiding these contest prep mistakes. Article includes information on sodium, carb and water loading.
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Bodybuilder doing chest flys in the gym
Old school volume training was popularized by Arnold Schwarzenegger. This new approach focuses on volume training for natural bodybuilders.
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Woman doing pushups outside.
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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