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Can't Do Pullups? Try These Progressions
Having trouble conquering your goal of being able to perform pull ups? Have no fear, these three steps will help you build the muscle required to do pull ups.
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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.
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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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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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7 Ways to Improve Mind-Muscle Connection
Boost your muscle growth by focusing on each muscle as you're training with these 7 lifting strategies to improve your mind-muscle connection.
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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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Strong latino man doing barbell back squats in the gym.
If you have a rack, bar, and plates, then you have the tools necessary to train. These two full-body programs can help you achieve personal fitness success.
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Advanced Back Training: 5 Brutal Back Workout Finishers
Take your back training to the next level by adding a couple these 5 brutal finishing exercises to the end of your workout!
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Muscle Building After 40
Bodybuilder Alex Stewart helps the 40+ lifter get on track by providing training, nutrition and supplementation advice that works.
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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 Brutal Quad Workout Finishers For Your Next Leg Day
Get ready to destroy your next leg day with these 5 brutal quad finishers for maximum muscle growth. But don't blame us if you have to buy new jeans!
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Man in blue shirt and black shorts in the bottom position of a front squat.
Learn how strategic weight gain and mini cuts can put you on the path to pack on muscle and dramatically transform your body to achieve your most muscular physique.
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Front shot of strong brunette female doing barbell overhead squats in the gym
Ashwagandha is growing in popularity and for good reason. In this article, you'll learn why it's beneficial for athletes and how it can improve your training.
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5 Ab Exercises for Absolutely Better Abs (Plus Ab Workout!)
Looking to chisel your midsection but now sure what the best ab exercises to do so are? Read on to learn which are Coach Eric Broser's favorites!
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Thinking of adding eccentric training to your strength program? Learn the basics of two of the most common techniques and how to effectively implement them into your routine.
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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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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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Complete Guide To Increasing Workout Recovery
Don't let proper workout recovery be an afterthought. This complete guide teaches you the benefits of proper sleep, nutrition, supplementation, meditation and more!
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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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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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7 Joint-Friendly Alternatives to the Barbell Bench Press
The traditional barbell bench press can cause a lot of shoulder and elbow joint pain for lifters. These 7 alternatives alleviate some of that stress!
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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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What's the Best Way to Train Your Core While Bulking?
We've got the answers to all your bulk core training questions. Read this article and make sure you train your core the right way this bulking season.
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The Minimalist Guide to Weight Lifting
When it comes to muscle, bigger is better. But what about your training? Learn how to do more with less with this minimalist guide to weight lifting.
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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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4 Kettlebell Exercises to Build Better Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy that bench press PR of yours? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 kettlebell tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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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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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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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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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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How To Improve Your Pull-ups In 8 Weeks
Can't do a single pull up? No problem! This program will help to improve your pull up and back strength by increasing volume and training frequency over time.
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Barbell Reverse Lunges: The Most Underrated Lift of All-Time?
Is the greatest leg building exercise of all-time even in your workout routine? Learn how, why, & when to add barbell reverse lunges to your workouts.
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Jason Poston's Giant Set Back Workout Routine
If you thought your back workout was tough, then you've got to check out IFBB Pro and ProSupps athlete Jason Poston's Giant Set Back Routine!
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12 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Building Muscle & Losing Fat
Trying to build muscle and lose fat, but don't have the means to get a gym membership? Work out literally anywhere with these 12 bodyweight exercises!
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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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Muscular man doing barbell rows in gym setting.
Don't have access to your favorite upper body gym machines but still want to hit your favorite upper body workout? Check out these band, barbell, and dumbbell alternatives!
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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.
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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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athletic man doing pull ups outside
Don't let a lack of gear keep you from growing a wide, thick back. Check out the top 5 back exercises without equipment and learn how to perform them!
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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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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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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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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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6 Crucial Exercises For Shoulder Stability
To stay healthy and progress on your upper body lifts, you've got to take care of your shoulders! Add these 6 exercises to your routine to improve shoulder stability.
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African American muscular man wearing an orange tank top doing cardio on the treadmill
In this article you'll learn what the research shows regarding fasted cardio and fat loss loss. Hint: it could be a useful tool to help you reach your goals.
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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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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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IFBB Physique Pro Jason Poston doing bicep curl
Need a way to finish off your arm workouts? Jason Poston shares his ultimate bicep finisher. Don't have an arm day routine? We've got you covered.
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