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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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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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[Video] Victor Martinez's Bodybuilding Chest Workout
Learn from a legend and build your chest with IFBB pro and MHP athlete Victor Martinez's full chest workout! Give it a try during your next chest workout!
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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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The Primer Phase: Part 1 of the P.B.S. Model
Phase 1 of the P.B.S. model, the Primer Phase, is designed to create the greatest window of opportunity for you to make muscle-building progress long-term.
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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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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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3 Keys To Making Continuous Progress In The Gym
There are many ways to progress your workouts in the gym. These 3 are critical to helping you build muscle & lose fat. Read on to learn how to incorporate them.
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Are There Benefits to Training to Failure?
You might train to failure hoping for gains, but it could actually be hindering your progress. Learn everything you need to know about training to failure.
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5 Brutal Arm Workout Finishers You Have To Try
It's time to up the intensity of arm day with these 5 brutal finishers. Learn how to execute these moves to get the big arms you've always wanted!
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3 Workouts to Combat Symptoms of Poor Posture
Are you one of the millions of people suffering from poor posture? Fix it and show off your gains the right way with these 3 posture improving workouts!
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48 Different Ways To Do A Bicep Curl
Has your bicep routine gone stale? Not getting that pump you grew accustomed to? Maybe it's time to switch things up! Check out these 48 curl variations.
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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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Fabulous Abs: Ab Training Tips From A Natural Champion
Nothing looks more impressive on a physique than a set of ripped abdominals. Philip Ricardo tells you how to eat and train for an amazing 6 pack.
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Top 10 Mass Building Movements of All Time
These 10 lifts have helped turn amateurs into Mr. Olympians. Check it out to see if your favorites made the cut or get ideas for your next workout!
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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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Bodybuilding Contest Prep - The 3 Biggest Mistakes
Present the best possible package on stage by avoiding these contest prep mistakes. Article includes information on sodium, carb and water loading.
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11 Hardcore Gym Rules You Must Know
Ready to get serious? It's time to leave the big box gym behind and get hardcore. In this article Josh Mac gives you 11 rules to remember before you step into the door.
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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 Row Variations You're Doing Wrong (And How to Fix Them)
The row is a staple in any muscle building workout routine. However, a lot of trainees do these 3 row variations wrong. Learn the correct form here!
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Tabata 101: Legit Workout Style or Just a Training Fad?
What is Tabata training? And is it a fad? Learn how this unique training method can help you get in quicker & effective workouts to help you reach your goals!
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Training Fundamentals With Charles Glass - Pt. 1 Shoulders
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises really work to build shoulders.
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Breathing and Bracing: The Combo YOU Need for a Big Lift
Are you breathing incorrectly? You might miss your next big squat or deadlift if so...
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The Often Forgotten Exercise: The Dumbbell Pullover!
The dumbbell pullover has fallen into obscurity. Bodybuilder Joseph Ohrablo explains proper form, and the benefits of performing dumbbell pullovers.
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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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Olympian Shoulder Workout with Brandon Hendrickson
2018 Men's Physique Olympian Winner, Brandon Hendrickson, trains shoulders at the Muscle & Strength HQ. Give his workout a shot on your next shoulder day!
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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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4 Strategies for Breaking Through Muscle Building Plateaus
Your beginner gains are a thing of the past, so now what do you do to gain strength and size? Add these plateau-busting strategies to your training today!
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Know the lingo before you hit the weight room. These definitions could help you learn how to maximize your effort in the gym.
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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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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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Take your back development to the next level with these advanced movements. These exercises can be added to your next pulling session, back workout, or full-body training session.
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How to Fix the Dreaded Buttwink During Squats
Has anyone ever told you that you have a buttwink when you squat? Learn more about what the buttwink is, what causes it, & how you can go about fixing it.
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9 Hacks to Maximize the Dumbbell Row
The dumbbell row is often thought of as a tier 2 back exercise. However, with these 9 hacks, you'll be able to modify your one arm row to build a bigger back.
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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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The Weapon: The Best Ab Exercise You're Not Doing
Build a stronger core with this exercise that you've probably never even heard of before. Learn how to perform the weapon exercise and why you should.
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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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13 Teen Muscle Building Mistakes
Teens: maximize your muscle building gains by avoiding these 13 common weight training mistakes.
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Wasted Gains: 3 Reasons Your Workout Program Sucks
These 3 simple reasons are holding you back from accomplishing all of your fitness goals. Learn what they are and alter your workout program accordingly!
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5 Core Exercises That Will Make You Better at Pull Ups
Performing perfect pull-ups requires a lot of core strength and stability. Add these 5 exercises into your workouts to start improving your pull-ups!
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Bench Pressing Linked to Poor Sexual Performance
A new study published in the Journal of Exercise Physiology and Phallic Hemodynamics has linked bench pressing with poor sexual performance.
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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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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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 A Look At Overtraining
Alex Stewart presents common training and nutrition mistakes and helps you to maximize your muscle gains and avoid overtraining.
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