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Old School Chest Workout with Calum von Moger
Mr. Universe Calum von Moger goes back to basics with this old school aesthetic chest workout inspired by Golden Era physiques.
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Contrast Training For More Strength And Power
Train your central nervous system and improve strength and athletic performance by alternating between heavy exercises and explosive movements.
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The Ultimate Guide To Building Massive Traps
Want to build your traps, but not seeing any progress from your marathon sets of dumbbell shrugs? Check out this guide & build your traps the right way!
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Common Weight Lifting Mistakes Made By Beginners
Avoid the common mistakes most beginners to weight training make and start growing as soon as you hit the gym!
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An Interview with Casey Butt, Part 1
Dr. Casey Butt addresses natural muscle mass potential, and the surprising truths and myths surrounding the use of full body weight training routines.
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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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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Your Legs
Looking for new ways to build bigger, stronger legs? Check out these 5 proven leg exercises plus a unique twist on each to really maximize muscle growth!
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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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Old school volume training was popularized by Arnold Schwarzenegger. This new approach focuses on volume training for natural bodybuilders.
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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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How Chin-Ups/Pull-Ups Can Help Your Bench Press
Stuck in a bench press rut? Beef up this bro-favorite exercise by focusing on heavy chin ups and pull ups.
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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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Coach Myers' Top 10 Hardest Core Exercises
Coach Dustin Myers came to the M&S Headquarters to reveal the 10 hardest core exercises. Learn how you can add these moves whether you're a beginner or advanced!
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9 Intense Ways to Take Your Workouts to the Next Level
Take your workouts to the next level with these 9 workout intensity techniques. From drop sets to rest pause, we cover everything you need to know!
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10 Classic Stereotypes You'll See In Every Gym
It's time for a gym PSA. Please be aware of these 10 classic stereotypes that haunt every gym. Don't let this happen to you - knowing is half the battle!
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The Top 5 Exercises For Killer Abs
Build thick and shredded abs with the top 5 abs exercises: bicycle crunches, vertical leg raises, the ab wheel, clothespins and flutter kicks.
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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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7 Tips for Life Inside and Outside the Gym
7 tips to help you be successful inside and outside of the gym. It's never too late to set big goals, and overcome bad genetics and fear of failure.
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4 Resistance Band Exercises to Build Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy your bench press PR? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 resistance band tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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Strong man doing bent over row
Building muscle isn’t easy. Put simply, your training needs to be hard and it needs to get harder over time. See what science has to say about effective training volume to maximize muscle growth!
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How to Build More Muscle Using Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training
Dr. John Rusin describes what blood flow restriction training is, the benefits of adding it into your workouts, and how to implement it into your plan!
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Arm Yourself with These 7 Bicep Blasters
Want bigger biceps? Try these 7 training techniques and tactics. They won't disappoint!
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Drop Sets: How to Use Drop Sets For Strength & Hypertrophy
Increase your workout intensity by incorporating these three incredibly challenging drop set formats: change in angulation, lift speed and base of support.
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Lifting Straps And Increasing Your Grip Strength
If you want to improve your grip strength you should never use lifting straps, right? Wrong. The stronger your back is, the stronger your grip strength will be.
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Kris Gethin’s Brutal Giant Set Shoulder Workout
Check out Kris Gethin's intense shoulder giant set routine and give it a shot during your next shoulder workout. Your future pump & gains won't regret it!
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Split image of a man doing pushups and a female doing kettlebell swings
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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Complete Guide To Supramaximal Interval Training (S.M.I.T.)
Learn the difference between two highly-effective interval training methods, get answers to some FAQs, and set-up your own interval training program.
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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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Top 5 Exercises That Increase Athletic Performance
Need help boosting your athleticism? Check out Coach Loren Landow's top 5 exercises that will increase your performance during athletic competition.
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Westside Barbell Powerlifting Training Made Easy
Baffled by the Westside Barbell powerlifting system? In this article Jeremy Wood walks through the basics of upper and lower body work.
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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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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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6 Common Warm Up Mistakes You're Still Making
Are you guilty of one of these 6 common workout mistakes? Find out what they are, the appropriate way to fix them, & the perfect warm up regimen to follow!
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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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Muscular man shirtless doing bicep curls in the gym
Design your workouts to suit different types of muscle requirements. The more you know about your muscles, the bigger you can build them.
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Lat Pull Downs Vs Pull Ups: Which One Builds A Bigger Back?
Team BSN athlete & Youtube star Scott Herman breaks down the differences between the Lat Pull Down and the Pull Up. Which exercise builds a bigger back?
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Guide To Advanced Muscle Building Training Techniques
Boost your muscle and strength gains by learning how to use drop sets, supersets, rest pause training and other popular advanced training techniques.
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Squat Depth: How Deep Should You Squat?
Squat depth is one of the most controversial and debated topics in the realm of weight lifting. Learn what factors might affect your ability to squat.
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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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5 Suspension Training Push Up Variations
Bolster your chest and bench training with these 5 challenging push up variations. Article includes form tips, along with the pros & cons of using a suspension trainer.
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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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69 Ways To Boost Your Testosterone Levels
Low testosterone got you down? This article presents 69 ways to boost your testosterone levels using nutrition, exercise, supplementation and more!
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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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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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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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Man sleeping in bed.
Sleep is essential both in and out of the weight room. Learn how to maximize your zzzz's and improve your recovery time, workout performance, and muscle growth.
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Shirtless muscular man doing bicep curls in the gym
Whether you want to add size or develop shape, these advanced movements will help you maximize your arm-building potential. Sample workout is also included!
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How to Use Yielding Isometrics & Eccentrics to Build Muscle Mass
Learn how to use yielding isometrics and eccentrics to build lean muscle mass, strength, & to rehab from injuries. Check out how to use them in your workouts.
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