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The Latest Research On Sports And Training
A detailed and scientific look at squatting, vertical leap and sprint performance, improving your golf/bat swing, and the importance of a dynamic warmup.
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11 Most Important Components of Health & Fitness
When people think about health, the first thing that pops into their heads is strength training. What if we told you that was just 1/11 fitness components?
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"The Zane Row" Unique Dumbbell Row Variation Inspired By Frank Zane!
In this video, Team GAT athlete Sadik goes over the "Zane Row", a unique variation to the dumbbell row that he picked up from 3X Mr. Olympia Frank Zane.
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The 5 Best Exercises That Improve Your Squat Technique
You keep squatting but something's not quite right. If you can't get a form check from a pro, try adding these 5 exercises to improve your squat technique.
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A Look At CrossFit!...Think Inside The Box
CrossFit - why is everyone talking about it? Learn the CrossFit basics. Article includes discussions on the Paleo diet, CrossFit WOD, and more.
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[Video] Victor Martinez's Legendary Arm Day Workout
MHP athlete, Victor Martinez, shows you what it takes to build legendary arms like he has. Give his workout a try and start putting on arm mass today!
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5 Unorthodox Ways to Use the Trap Bar for Gains
The trap bar itself is unorthodox and these 5 unorthodox trap bar variations are just what you need to make some serious gains. Read on to learn more!
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Tweaked Your Back? 7 Ways You Can Still Train
A back injury is no joke and they've become very common. However, it shouldn't keep you out of the gym. Here are 7 ways to make gains with a tweaked back.
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6 Exercises To Improve Your Mobility
The pressure to perform mobility work has never been greater. The question is: do you need it? In this feature Paul Carter tells you why these 6 movements might be more beneficial.
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Man in grey shorts performing barbell back squat
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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An Interview with Casey Butt, Part 2
Discussion includes exercise selection and the use of compound and isolation lifts, bulking for maximum muscle mass, and daily protein consumption.
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5 Ab Building Moves for Shredded Abs
Diet and nutrition are critical in revealing your abs, but these moves can help you build the abdominals and shape them to look shredded after your cut!
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Everything You’ve Never Been Told About the Pullup
There are a lot of myths out there about the pros & cons of the pullup. Read this article to learn everything you've never been told about the pullup.
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Lessons from Lifters: Finding the Perfect Workout Shoes
Serious lifters need serious equipment. Regular tennis shoes aren't going to cut it if you're looking to push your limits and grow.
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Growth Killer
Wonder what could be keeping your gains to a minimum? It may not be protein or carbs. Learn about cortisol, and how it might slow your progress.
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A Complete Guide to The Zercher Squat
The Zercher squat is a unique squat variation that could take your leg gainz to new heights. Learn the reasons for how and why you'd use this exercise.
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How To Avoid Plateaus And Keep Seeing The Gains Your Deserve
Design a workout with the following principles. Effective training programs will incorporate periodization, specificity, and overload, while avoiding overtraining.
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NFL Tight End Vernon Davis - Off Season Track Training
Get some training tips from one of the best tight ends to ever play football! In this video, Vernon Davis takes us down to the track for his speed training.
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Build a Big Chest: 3 Easy Tips to Maximize Incline Bench Press
Team Allmax athlete Steve Kuclo stops by the Muscle & Strength headquarters to give us 3 quick tips to build a bigger chest using an incline bench.
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10 Ways To Bust Through Your Training Rut
If your gains have slowed, don't get discouraged. Instead, take action. This article is packed with tips and advice on how to get you back on track and making progress.
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Muscular man in white tank top doing bicep curls with a 25 pound dumbbell.
Muscle confusion is dumb. Ditch it for strategic variation and harness the power of adaptive resistance to actually progress towards the gains of your dreams.
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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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Best Cable Exercises For Chest Isolation
In this video, IFBB Physique Pro and Beast athlete Brandon Hendrickson provides us with some of his favorite cable exercises that isolate the chest.
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Understanding Core Training: Maximizing Results With Minimal Risk
Save your spine some wear and tear and strengthen your abs and lower back by working with these four primary functions of your core musculature.
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Building a Better Bicep: 4 Moves for Sleeve Busting Pipes
Listen up chief, if you're looking for some tickets to the gun show then you've come to the right place. Read up and then get curling.
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Common Bench Press Mistakes
Beef up your bench press by improving your set up, rep stroke, assistance exercises, warmup protocol, training program and your mental strength.
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4 Ab Exercises for a Stronger Core w/ PhamFlexx
Team ALLMAX athlete PhamFlexx shows us his favorite exercises for targeting and building a stronger core. Give them a try for yourself during your workouts!
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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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3 Ways to Increase Your Bench Press Strength with Vernon Davis
Get some training tips from one of the best tight ends to ever play football! In this video, Vernon Davis talks about how you can improve your bench press!
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Jay Cutler's Training Tips: DB Bench Press
4x Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler, visited the Muscle & Strength gym to give his fans pointers on certain exercises. Check out how he does dumbbell bench press!
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Prep Your Gym Bag: 22 Must Haves
It's time to come prepared and bring more than a belt and shaker bottle. This feature presents you with 22 items you should consider adding to your gym bag.
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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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High Volume V Taper Back Workout w/ Brandon Hendrickson
In this video, IFBB Men's Physique Pro Brandon Hendrickson takes us through the same back workout he uses while prepping to make his V Taper pop on stage.
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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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Deadlift Domination: 5 Tips for 5 Plates
Grip and rip it may have worked for John Daly but if you're interested in longevity in the iron game, you better get your deadlift right before you take a trip to snap city.
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Man doing a pull up in the gym
An inside look at one of the greatest fitness trainers of all time, Vince Gironda. Feature includes an analysis of his 8 major lifting philosophies.
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Do the Barbell Neck Press for Greater Chest Gains!
Learn what the barbell neck press exercise is and how you can use it to boost muscle growth in your chest. Example workouts with the exercise are included.
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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.
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5 Pump-Inducing Workout Finishers You Should Try
Nothing compares to walking out of the gym with an amazing pump. In case you finish your workout without one, here are 5 workout finishers you can try!
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Ryan Terry's Drop Set Quad Workout
Ryan Terry gives us proof that physique competitors do train legs. Check out IFBB Physique Pro and USN athlete Ryan Terry's intense drop set quad workout!
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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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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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Greasing The Groove For Bigger Arms
Spent some time working with deadlift, squats, dips and chin ups? Dramatically increase your strength and arm size by Greasing The Groove.
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HIIT Outdoor Combat Cardio Workout w/ Gerardo Gabriel
In this video, Gerardo Gabriel takes us through a Marine style HIIT combat cardio style circuit outside. Give it a shot as form of cardio in your workout!
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5 Must Do Exercises If You Want a Stronger Core
To build a strong & functional core, you have to train it with all of it's functionalities in mind. Learn the best 5 exercises that will enable you to do so.
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A Beginner's Guide To Strength Training Program Fundamentals
Looking to start building some strength? Get acquainted with the 6 key elements of putting together a strength training routine!
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How To Reduce Overanalysis And Improve Results
You've read all the articles and workouts, and paralysis by analysis has set in. Now what? Set aside confusion and get back on track with these tips.
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A Complete Guide to Using TRX Suspension Training
The TRX Is a unique muscle building tool that is underutilized due to a lot of people not really knowing how to use it. Learn the basics with this article.
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Get Your Logs Rolling - Why You Need A Training Log!
Logging your training, diet and supplements is a great way to move from amateur to advanced lifter. Stop guessing, and start growing.
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