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Get a Grip: Ditch the Wrist Straps and Build Better Grip Strength
Poor grip strength can limit the amount of weight you're able to use during certain lifts. Learn the best exercises to help improve your grip strength!
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The Importance of Coaching Yourself on Major Lifts
If you're a weight room regular or just starting out, technique and form should be at the top of your priority list. Check out these 6 ways to coach yourself on your lifts!
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Diego Sebastian's Arms & Abs Superset Workout
Cover model Diego Sebastian shares his go-to arms and abs superset workout. Watch the video for the secret to cover ready abs, biceps, and triceps!
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4 Advanced Training Techniques to Build Massive Lats
When it comes to building massive lats, you need an effective plan. If you've found your gains have stalled, you really need to try out these moves!
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4 Brutal Exercises That Build Extreme Core Strength
Achieve a strong core by building strength through exercises that work your muscles as a whole group, while eliminating mid-body weakness in the process.
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5 Tips to Ensure Rapid and Sustainable Progress
You want results and you want them fast, right? These 5 tips on achieving rapid and sustainable progress will help you do just that. Check them out!
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Dumbbell Pullovers: Why Arnold Loved Them
Now living in the shadow of more popular exercises, the Dumbbell Pullover was one of Arnold's favorites in the gym, and Cory Gregory explains why it should also be one of yours.
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3 Exercises You Should Start Doing to Improve Your Squat
Trying to improve your squat technique and personal records, but to no avail? If you're not performing these 3 exercises, then you're doing it wrong!
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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.
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Horseshoe Triceps | 3 Unique Tricep Variations w/ Jason Poston
In this video, Prosupps athlete Jason Poston shows us three unique tricep variations he likes to do when he's looking to build horsehoe defined triceps.
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Are You Using These in Your Workouts? If Not, You Should Be!
Ever tried a full body blitz? A post-exhaust drop set? A Haney Shrug? A drag curl? Jim Brewster lays out unique exercises and training approaches.
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Are You Fit? Try David Morin's Fitness Assessment Test
Team Dymatize athlete David Morin has created the ultimate fitness test to see how fit you really are. Give it a try and let us know where you stand!
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How to Increase Your PRs with Explosive Warm Ups
If you're looking for a surefire way to increase your personal records on the big 3 lifts, these 9 explosive warm ups are exactly what you need to be doing.
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10 Simple Rules to Teenage Mass
Teens, it's time to get growing! Brad Borland lays out 10 simple rules that will help you to reach your muscle building goals in no time.
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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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The Ultimate Guide to Neural Adaptation Training (NAT)
Learn how neural adaptation training can improve your strength, speed, and power all by simply adding eccentric training prior to your main strength lifts.
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Band Resisted Deadlifts: Build Explosive Power and Massive Quads
The trap bar is a powerful training tool. Learn how adding bands takes your training to the next level, helping you build power, muscle, and strength.
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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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How To Perform The Basic Squat With Perfect Form
Follow these quick tips on form and bar placement, and learn what it takes to execute the perfect squat with Animal-sponsored powerlifter Jay Nera.
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How to Perform Bulgarian Split Squats
Team Gaspari athlete Jessie Keller shows us how to perform a perfect Bulgarian split squats and explains different ways you can use the leg exercise.
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CT Fletcher is Bringing Back the Strict Curl
The strict curl used to be the fourth "big" lift in powerlifting. The ultimate test of bicep strength is reviving it's popularity thanks to CT Fletcher!
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How To Naturally Increase Your Testosterone
Trainer James Chan helps you to maximize your testosterone levels by presenting some workout and food intake advice that will help raise your low T naturally.
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Bigger Biceps: 4 Unique Bicep Curls Using a Bench
In this video, Jason Poston shows us four unique bicep curl variations he likes to do when he's looking to build bigger and more defined biceps.
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4 Exercises You Should Start Doing to Improve Your Overhead Press
If you want to put up stronger numbers on the overhead press, then you should include these 4 exercises in your workout routine. Read on to learn more!
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6-Pack Abs: Diet, Cardio, & Training Tips for Shredded Abs
Build the 6 pack you've always dreamed of. In this article, Team ALLMAX provides a guide to building 6 pack abs including diet, cardio, & workout tips.
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Coach Myers' 5 Exercises You're Probably Doing Wrong
Swaying, sweeping, or slinging? These are some of the adjectives that may describe your form when performing these five exercises!
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5 Advanced Arm Workouts Using Proven Scientific Techniques
Do you have a goal of building big, thick arm muscles? These 5 arm training techniques has the science to back them up. Try the workouts out for yourself!
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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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Common Weight Gain Myths
Weight gain myths. Gary Mathews takes a look at some of the common weight gain myths. If you're trying to gain weight this article is a must read!
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Is Workout Periodization Necessary For Getting Bigger & Stronger?
Are you lost without pages of workout logs in hand at the gym? By following these guidelines, you can ditch the elaborate programs and still see big results in size and strength.
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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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Principles For Bringing Up Weak Body Parts
Dustin Elliott explains how to bring up a lagging body part by doing away with once a week training, and adding in a second workout.
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Build More Muscle: Don't Do These 5 Time-Wasting Exercises
Spending the time in the gym, but not reaping the benefits? You may be wasting your time with one of these five time wasting exercises.
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An Inside Look At The 60-Minute Workout Myth
Training longer than an hour makes you catabolic, right? Wrong! Find out why cortisol may not be the big bad muscle destroying villain you thought it was.
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How to Develop an Optimal Training Split
Everyone wants to figure out how to create the best muscle building split. Learn how you can do so and train optimally with these simple guidelines.
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8 Ways to Incorporate the Sled into Your Workout
Want to build some serious strength and power? Maybe you should try out sled training! Check out these 8 ways to incorporate the sled into your workouts!
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Shirtless muscular man holding barbell overhead.
Do you hit the gym week after week, only to see the same physique? You may just have hit a plateau! Check out these 9 steps to help you kick that plateau to the curb.
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6 Exercises Beginners Should Focus On in the Gym
There's a lot of misinformation out there on where beginners should start with their training. These 6 basic movements are solid adds to any beginner program!
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3 Back Exercises That Risk Shoulder Injury
Have you used any of these three exercises to train your back muscles? If the answer is yes, you may be putting your shoulder health at serious risk.
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4 Killer Pushup Variations for Explosive Power
Add variety to a fitness classic with Dustin Myers' 4 Killer Pushup Variations. These superhero inspired plyo pushups will build some serious strength!
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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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10 Training Tips to Maximize Your Chest Workouts
Transform your chest into one you can beat your fists against like King Kong. Start by getting the most out of your chest workouts with these 10 tips!
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5 Reasons Why Your Bench Press Sucks
Brian Carroll, author of the 10/20/Life training book, helps you to weed through all the poor bench press technique advice, and improve your form, safety and gym results.
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[Video] How to Workout Like a Bodybuilder: Training Tips from 8x Undefeated Mr. Olympia Lee Haney
8x undefeated Mr. Olympia, Lee Haney, provides M&S with insight into how he used to train for competition during his illustrious bodybuilding career.
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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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8 Lies Lifters Tell Themselves Every Day
You can lie to everyone in the world about your training, but the truth is your body knows when you're lying. Are you guilty of any of these 8 lies?
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How to Develop Big & Thick Traps w/ Johnnie O Jackson
Team GASP athlete, Johnnie O Jackson, talks trap training and two of his favorite trap exercises he's used to build some of the biggest traps in bodybuilding.
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8 Lessons I've Learned from the Strongest Lifters at Westside Barbell
Nick Showman, a powerlifter, recounts his experience and lessons learned while training at the home of many world record holders, Westside Barbell.
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Cut Like Cutler: Jay Cutler's Big & Shredded Workout Program
Get ready to pack on lean mass. Cut Like Cutler is Jay Cutler's 12-week transformation trainer designed to get you as big and lean as possible.
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Looking To Be A Beast? Part 2: From Nutrition To Training
Now that we are eating right - it's time to train! A look at gaining mass, overtraining and toning.
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