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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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50 Tips & Tricks Guaranteed to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
No fluff, no junk. In this article, you'll find 50 straight to the point tips and tricks to help you build lean muscle mass and burn body fat! Read more.
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Top Six Dumbbell Exercises for Athletic Muscle
Even if you have access to a fully loaded gym, try adding these 6 dumbbell only lifts to your routine for increased strength, size, and athleticism.
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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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11 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger
When it comes to lifting, plateaus are inevitable for most people. Take these 11 tips into consideration and get back on track to building strength gains.
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Training Talk: Which Bench Variation Builds Your Chest Best?
Is barbell bench press a safe exercise? Is incline, decline, or flat benching better than the other? Find out in this month's edition of training talk!
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Superhuman Strength: A 2 Stage Plan To Get Strong Fast
Feeling weak? Feel weak no longer! Muscle & Strength has put together the ultimate plan to get you strong as quickly as possible.
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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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Dumbbell Pullover: Chest or Back Exercise?
BSN Athlete Scott Herman breaks down the differences in the technique used when performing the dumbbell pullover to better isolate the back and the pecs.
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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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Pain Free Squat Alternatives to Squat Big Weights
If you're squatting in pain, your body is trying to tell you something. Rather than push through it, try one of these 7 alternatives.
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Running workout
Running, when applied correctly, maybe exactly what you need in your fitness arsenal. Learn how and why running should be incorporated into your workouts.
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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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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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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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How to Build a Bigger Back Using Chin Ups
Chin ups are an old school and basic bodyweight back exercise. But it's a classic. Learn how you can utilize this foundational exercise to build a bigger back.
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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.
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Training Talk: Deadlift on Leg Day or Back Day?
Which training day should you actually be deadlifting? Is it the perfect low back exercise to kick off a back day or a hamstring exercise for leg day?
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Top 8 Excuses People Use For Not Squatting
Are squats are bad for your knees? Can you substitute running for squats? You've heard all the excuses not to use the barbell squat, now find out if they are valid.
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Modern Bodybuilding & Fitness Acronyms
HIIT, DOMS, BCAAs and PRs? You've seen these acronyms everywhere, now find out what they mean. Each term includes a definition and example of common usage.
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Improve your metabolism, burn calories, and increase your heart rate with these workouts. Plus you'll be able to improve skills that will help you improve your overall athletic ability.
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5 Common Ab Workout Myths Debunked
Looking to build a ripped 6-pack? Cliff Wilson debunks these 5 common ab workout myths that could be getting in way of your results.
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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.
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9 Tips for Building a Shelf-Like Upper Chest
Need help adding muscle to your upper chest? Check out these 9 tips and give the included workout a shot for the ultimate upper chest development!
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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.
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20 Creative Gym Hacks That You Absolutely Need to Know
The weights never get lighter, but some of these hacks can help you move better, enhance your productivity and improve the quality of your next workout.
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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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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Quads Mass
Fortify your quads with these 5 beefy leg building exercises: sprints, barbell step ups, barbell lunges, barbell squats and leg press.
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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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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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Built And Lean: Is Diet Really More Important?
It is often said that results boil down to 70, 80 or even 90% diet. Is this true? Eric Brown wants you to focus on putting 100% effort into both your training and eating plan.
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How to Use Complexes to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
Complexes are the perfect tool for those looking to get more out of their workouts. Give these variations a try to maximize your muscle building & fat loss.
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Brett Kahn doing leg curls wearing a Muscle & Strength tank.
Don't have access to gym machines but still want to hit your favorite machine-filled lower body workout? Check out these band, barbell, and dumbbell alternatives!
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Top 8 Exercises You're Not Doing (And You Should!)
These 8 exercises don't see the time of day in most lifter's workout routines. Learn which ones they are and why you should incorporate them into yours!
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5 Joint Friendly Alternatives to Shoulder Press
Do you experience pain and/or discomfort when doing traditional barbell shoulder press? These 5 alternatives and modifications may be exactly what you need!
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8 Tips to Maximize Your Upper Chest Training
Having a well-built upper chest is an important part of having an aesthetic physique. Learn how to maximize your upper chest training with these 8 tips.
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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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Exercises That Increase Core Strength
Build a stronger core with these simple ground-based progressions that are designed to help you shred your core and go big on deadlifts and squats!
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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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Stretching and Flexibility
How many of you stretch? Detailed look at why you should be stretching, when you should stretch and different types of stretching exercises.
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The Six Basic Rules of Strength Training for Sports
Follow these basic rules to prevent injury and help you build superior strength. If you're serious about increasing your strength read this first.
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3 Back Exercises to Transform Air Lats into a V-Taper (Plus Sample Workout)
If you struggle to build your lat muscles, then we have the perfect article for you. These 3 tips & sample workout can help transform air lats into a V-taper!
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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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Redefining Strength: How Strong is Strong Enough?
Do you find yourself trying to go heavier and heavier each and every workout just to nail a new PR? Turns out, it might not be necessary. Learn more!
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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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Bodybuilding 101: 4 Rules for Contest Prep Training
Considering doing your first bodybuilding contest prep? Don't fall victim to any of the prep myths out there. Read this article and ensure you do it right.
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5 Challenging Plank Variations (& Tips to Help You Master Them)
Ditch the marathon sets and step your planking game up the right way with any of these 5 challenging plank variations. Your core will reap the benefits!
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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.
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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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Train Smarter: What You Need To Know About Pre-Workout Ingredients
The "Supplement Godfather" teaches you all about 11 popular pre-workout ingredients. Use this knowledge to choose the right supplement for you!
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