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10 Signs It's Time To Get Back In The Gym
Been away from the gym a little too long? Check out these 10 warning signs that it's time to get back in the gym - and learn what to do about it!
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10 Best Chest Building Exercises of All Time
Build your chest the right way by incorporating any of these exercises into your chest workouts. There's a reason they're considered in the top 10 list.
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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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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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How To Deadlift Tutorial With Pro Dan Green
In this segment of “Big on the Basics”, Animal has brought Dan to you, allowing the aspiring powerlifter to give an in-depth tutorial on proper deadlifting form for both sumo and conventional style.
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Shirtless muscular man holding barbell overhead.
Do you hit the gym week after week, only to see the same physique? You may just have hit a plateau! Check out these 9 steps to help you kick that plateau to the curb.
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6 Exercises Beginners Should Focus On in the Gym
There's a lot of misinformation out there on where beginners should start with their training. These 6 basic movements are solid adds to any beginner program!
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3 Back Exercises That Risk Shoulder Injury
Have you used any of these three exercises to train your back muscles? If the answer is yes, you may be putting your shoulder health at serious risk.
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4 Killer Pushup Variations for Explosive Power
Add variety to a fitness classic with Dustin Myers' 4 Killer Pushup Variations. These superhero inspired plyo pushups will build some serious strength!
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5 Tips for Skin Tight & Sleeve Bursting Bicep Pumps
If you want to grow your biceps, it's going to be extremely beneficial for you to achieve a pump during your bicep workouts. Try out these 5 tips!
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4 Golden Rules That Will Keep You Lifting & Healthy for Decades
Make sure you make gainz throughout your whole lifetime by following these 4 golden rules to gym-longevity. Spoiler Alert: You're probably not doing them.
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3 Alternate Chest Movements You Should Try
Earlier this month, we visited Kris Gethin to get an inside look at some of the unique exercise variations he has developed over the years in the gym.
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Big & Beefy Leg Workout w/ Antoine Vaillant
IFBB Pro, Antoine Vaillant, takes us through one of his off-season mass building leg workouts at his gym in Burlington, Ontario, Pure Muscle & Fitness Gym.
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Kris Gethin’s Super Effective Interval Workout Strategy
Ramp up your cardiovascular conditioning with Kris Gethin's super effective interval workout strategy. Learn more and use it to crush your goals!
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Are Barbell Squats Dangerous?
Squats are the king of all exercises, but do the risks of performing them outweigh the benefits? If you want to know just how dangerous barbell squats really are, read on!
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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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Mike Rashid bench pressing in the gym
100 reps in as many sets as it takes. Very difficult, very painful, and the pump is the epitome of a stupid pump. The muscle endurance and pure rush are absolutely crazy.
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8 Bodyweight Exercises That You've Never Heard Of
No gym? No problem! With these 8 bodyweight exercises, you can get in a good workout anywhere. And here's the twist, you've probably never heard of them!
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How To Increase Your Bench Press By 200%
Stop wasting time in the gym. Powerlifter Christian Ampania shows you how to get your bench press as strong as hell!
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Kris Gethin's Bicep Mass Building Workout
In this article, Kris Gethin covers some of his favorite bicep exercises & how he puts them together to form a bicep workout. Check it out & give it a shot!
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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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Muscle confusion is dumb. Ditch it for strategic variation and harness the power of adaptive resistance to actually progress towards the gains of your dreams.
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Crush your goals with these 3 keys to effective home workouts! Plus, try out a 3 week home workout program and learn how to design your own home workout.
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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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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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Greasing The Groove For Bigger Arms
Spent some time working with deadlift, squats, dips and chin ups? Dramatically increase your strength and arm size by Greasing The Groove.
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A Beginner's Guide To Strength Training Program Fundamentals
Looking to start building some strength? Get acquainted with the 6 key elements of putting together a strength training routine!
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How To Reduce Overanalysis And Improve Results
You've read all the articles and workouts, and paralysis by analysis has set in. Now what? Set aside confusion and get back on track with these tips.
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Get Your Logs Rolling - Why You Need A Training Log!
Logging your training, diet and supplements is a great way to move from amateur to advanced lifter. Stop guessing, and start growing.
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Think you can't have a great leg day from home with just your bodyweight? Think again! Check out these 9 underrated leg exercises that require no equipment.
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Bodybuilder thinking while sitting on a bench in the gym
You may only bench on Mondays but it's time to consider if you should be benching at all. Listen up bro...
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Single Leg Strength: The Leg Day Solution For Lifters With Back Issues
Leg day is unbearable for those with lower back pain. The good news is Coach Myers has the solution to an effective leg day so you can still make progress!
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Hamstring Muscle Development
So many people neglect their hamstrings. Do you fall into this category? Check out Lee Boyce's top 3 exercises for hamstrings and build better, full legs!
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Man doing barbell back squat in gym.
Think training to failure is necessary for gains? Think again. Train with technical proficiency at percentages of your 1 rep max and you'll see far greater results.
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Overtraining Symptoms: Are You A Victim?
Find out what the symptoms of overtraining are, and what to do if you are overtraining. Article also features a must try "planned overreaching" workout.
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Active man doing bodyweight lunges outdoors in summer period.
A great deal of success lends itself to how you prepare for a process. In this article, learn how to prepare for your return to fitness after taking some time off.
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More Muscles Equal More Testosterone
The role and importance of testosterone, compound exercises, workout duration and strength training when trying to build muscle naturally.
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Muscular man doing a shoulder press in the gym
Fitness expert trainer Cory Gregory explains how easily tweaking the legendary Arnold Press can lead to a bigger bench press.
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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 Isolate Your Back Muscles When Doing Pull Downs & Rows
Having trouble isolating your back muscles? Nutrex Athlete Anton Antipov shares two back activation techniques he uses to create the ultimate V-Taper!
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50 Lame Excuses Not To Workout
What are your weakest excuses for missing workouts? If you find them on this list, you might be making some of the most common (and lame) first world excuses.
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3 Effective Ways to Get More Out of Your Workouts
Take your workouts to the next level with these 3 effective timed methods. See how EMOMs, Supersets, & Timed Workouts will change your time in the gym.
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10 Things Over 40 Lifters Should Do Differently
There's no denying that working out gets harder as you grow older, but implementing these tips into your daily routine will ease the process.
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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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Incorporate Cardio Into Your Training Routine
Set aside traditional cardio and burn some extra calories while you are pumping iron. Kim Brenton shows you how to kick your resistance training workouts up a notch.
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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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5 Advanced Arm Workouts Using Proven Scientific Techniques
Do you have a goal of building big, thick arm muscles? These 5 arm training techniques has the science to back them up. Try the workouts out for yourself!
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Never Stop Making Gains! Use Micro-Progressions For Non-Stop Growth
Reached your plateau? Considering switching up your entire routine? Not so fast! Use these micro-progressions tips to never stop making gains!
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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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