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Golden Era Gains: 4 Lifts From the Greatest Bodybuilding Era
Some of the greatest lifts from the golden era of bodybuilding don't see the light of day anymore, but we're changing that! Check out these 4 iconic lifts!
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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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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 Perfect Superset: A Simple & Effective Template
Supersets are a great way to get the most out of your workout. Before you add them into your routine, you should learn what qualifies as a perfect superset.
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4 Ways To Get Stronger Without Increasing Weight on the Bar
The obvious progression is adding weight to the barbell, but doing so often leads to a mindset that encourages injury. Try out these 4 safer progressions.
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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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20 Things To Know Before Barbell Squatting
Maximize your leg size and strength, improve your lift form and work to stave off common injuries with these 20 barbell squat tips.
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Could Training Barefoot Lead to Better Gains?
Many bodybuilders from the golden era of bodybuilding believed training barefoot yielded better muscular results. Learn if barefoot training is beneficial.
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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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3 Bicep Exercises You've Got to Try Ft. Kris Gethin
Last week we visited Kaged Muscle CEO 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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7 Abs Exercises You Need to Try
You may think you're training abs the right way, but if you want to build a serious core you need to incorporate these 7 exercises into your workout!
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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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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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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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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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The 5 Best Exercises That Improve Your Squat Technique
You keep squatting but something's not quite right. If you can't get a form check from a pro, try adding these 5 exercises to improve your squat technique.
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A Look At CrossFit!...Think Inside The Box
CrossFit - why is everyone talking about it? Learn the CrossFit basics. Article includes discussions on the Paleo diet, CrossFit WOD, and more.
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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 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 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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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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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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The Triple Progression Training Approach
Standard progression focuses on the addition of weight. Triple progression has you adding reps, sets then weight.
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Ripped man sitting with 2 dumbbells in the gym
Brad Borland presents a list of deltoid training dos and don'ts that will help you to improve your shoulder building results. Included are beginner and intermediate workouts.
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6 Single Leg Exercises to Double Your Leg Day Gains
Looking to double your leg day gains? Well then you might want to try unilateral training by utilizing these 6 single leg exercises. Read to learn more!
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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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Santi Aragon's Massive Shoulder Workout
Want to know how IFBB Pro Santi Aragon grew his truly massive shoulders? Check out his 4 favorite moves that blast his delts from all angles.
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Physique Champion Ryan Terry's Total Ab Workout
In this video Ryan Takes us through his FULL ab routine used to win the 2017 Arnold Classic! Check it out, try it out, and let us know what you think!
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Top Six Dumbbell Exercises for Athletic Muscle
Even if you have access to a fully loaded gym, try adding these 6 dumbbell only lifts to your routine for increased strength, size, and athleticism.
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Joe Donnelly’s Intense Upper Body Cable Workout
Want to train your entire upper body in one solid & concise workout? This intense & complete upper body cable workout will help you build the body you want!
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 7 - What Does It Take To Be A Natural Bodybuilder?
Joe talks about how he build massive pecs, tells you what it takes to be a competitive bodybuilder, and talks about OCD obsessive compulsive eating habits.
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Ultimate Workout Nutrition Guide: Part 2
Workout nutrition can be confusing. Learn about the role of protein quality and quantity, catbohydrates, fats and nutrient timing in this complete expert guide.
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Superhuman Strength: A 2 Stage Plan To Get Strong Fast
Feeling weak? Feel weak no longer! Muscle & Strength has put together the ultimate plan to get you strong as quickly as possible.
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Am I Strong? Use These Real World Strength Standards
Think that you will never be considered strong? Perhaps you are falling victim to strength standards. See why strength standards are stupid!
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4 Triceps Exercises Everyone Should Do
If you want to build big arms, you have to build big triceps. Check out these 4 triceps exercises and learn how to incorporate them in your workouts.
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Focus on Advanced Training Techniques
A look at advanced techniques like supersets, drop sets, negatives, 10 seconds, forced reps and shows you how to integrate them into your weekly routine.
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6 Ways To Challenge Yourself with the Push Up
Push ups are a fundamental movement that anyone can benefit from doing. Make your push ups more challenging with these 6 variations and progressions.
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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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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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[Video] How to Perform Dumbbell Pullovers w/ Victor Martinez
IFBB Legend and Team MHP athlete Victor Martinez breaks down how to properly perform the dumbbell pullover and where you can fit it into your routine.
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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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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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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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"How Long Should I Workout?": Getting Down and Dirty on Duration
Worried that you're training too long and your hormones are suffering? Research reveals the truth about workout duration.
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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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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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High Volume Chest Workout with IFBB Pros Gerardo Gabriel & Brett Kahn
IFBB Pros Brett Kahn and Gerardo Gabriel visit the Muscle & Strength HQ and destroy their chests with this high volume chest workout routine. Check it out!
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Sadik Hadzovic's 10,000lb Shoulder Press Challenge
Team Gat athlete Sadik Hadzovic goes head to head with Muscle & Strength athlete Brett Kahn in the 10,000lbs dumbbell shoulder press challenge! Who will win?
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