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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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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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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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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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The Philosophies Of Vince Gironda
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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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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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 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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Tricep Trifecta: 3 Power Exercises For Tricep & Bench Strength
Coach Myers has the answer for two weightlifting woes. This workout will get you past your bench press plateaus and leave you with massive triceps!
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Smart Training: Don't Break Your Body Trying to Build It
Train smart and use mechanical tension, metabolic stress, muscle damage, or a combination of the three. This article shows you how & why to train smart!
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6 Things I Miss About Training At A Big Box Gym
Josh "The Red-Bearded Bastard" Mac takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the differences between the big box gyms he left behind and his current powerlifting gym.
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Quick Tip: Weight Lifting For Tall Guys w/ 7ft Matt Morgan
In this video, Redcon1 athlete and 7 footer Matt Morgan (aka The Genetic Giant) provides viewers with weightlifting tips for taller guys. Check it out!
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3 Unique Chest Exercise Variations For Growth With Ryan Terry
A few days after winning the 2017 Arnold Classic, Team USN Athlete Ryan Terry visited the M&S HQ to share some of his training and nutrition techniques.
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Why Do My Joints Hurt? How to Diagnose and Work Around Lifting Injuries
Cranky elbows and creaky knees? Turns out it could be due a variety of issues but first and foremost you need to address biomechanics and programming - here's how.
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Mythbusters: 5 Common Fitness Misconceptions
What works, and what is too good to be true? This article addresses 5 common fitness misconceptions, helping you to separate fact from myth.
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How I Got Big: The 3 Secrets
These three "secrets" transformed me from scrawny hardgainer into a massive, muscular natural bodybuilder.
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Jay Cutler Trains 2016 Contest Winner at Muscle & Strength HQ
What would you do if you had the chance to train with bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler? Watch our Train With Jay winner cash in on his 1-on-1 training session.
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Powerlifting Meets: Myths And Misconceptions
In this feature Raleigh Barbell's Josh Mac explains why the sport of powerlifting is much more than behemoths moving mountains of incomprehensible weight on Youtube.
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Man doing leg press in gym setting.
You don’t get bigger or stronger by only lifting weights. Learn the importance of effective training stimuli and great recovery in achieving exceptional results.
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Frequent Pulling For Faster Progress: 12 Weeks To A Bigger Deadlift
Give your deadlift some love with this 12 week program by 660 pound natural deadlifter and strength trainer Eric Cressey.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Massive Chest
Don't get stuck with a tiny chest because all you do is focus on bench pressing. Read this article to learn how to properly build you chest muscles!
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Charles Glass coaching man doing lat pull down
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises work to build back muscles.
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[Video] How To Build Freakishly Big Calves w/ Steve Kuclo
IFBB Pro and ALLMAX athlete, Steve Kuclo, gives us some tips and exercises that have helped him build some of the best calves in bodybuilding.
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Time for Traps - Trap Training Techniques And Exercises
It's time to add slabs of mass to your traps! This article provides training tips, exercsies and techniques that will help you build massive traps.
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Cory Gregory deep barbell squat
Using the effective Mix of Methods training approach, MusclePharm's Cory Gregory helps you to build up your squat and leg size and strength while losing fat.
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