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7 Lat Pull Down Variations for Serious Back Development
Build your lats in a variety of ways with these 7 lat pulldown variations! Read the article, find ones that'll fit well with your program, & build your back!
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What Are The Ideal Body Measurements?
Find out what the ideal measurements are for a natural bodybuilder or a classical muscular male physique.
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Man doing deadlifts in CrossFit style gym.
This article will explore the reasons behind over training. Learn how many trainers know exactly why they shouldn't over train?
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Get Stronger At Squats With This 12 Week Routine
Work your way to a bigger, more impressive squat with this 12-week program that's designed to improve your squat and get you moving serious weight.
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Long before steroids, men were using full body routines to carve out massive and strong natural physiques. This article presents 5 effective workouts!
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Strong man doing a deadlift at powerlifting meet in Russia
What is strong? I've analyzed the national records for several major drug-free powerlifting federations, and compiled my own set of raw strength standards.
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5 Ab Exercises for Absolutely Better Abs (Plus Ab Workout!)
Looking to chisel your midsection but now sure what the best ab exercises to do so are? Read on to learn which are Coach Eric Broser's favorites!
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Muscular man doing cardio on the stair master at the gym.
In this article you'll learn what Zone 2 is, how it can help you, and how you can implement it into your personal plan to help you make the most out of your cardio sessions.
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Teenage Bodybuilding Guide: How To Workout, Eat & Grow
Get answers to all your training and nutrition questions. This is a complete guide for teens that includes workouts and nutritional advice to help you maximize progress.
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Natural Muscle Building: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size
How much muscle can you add naturally? What arm size can you expect? Is it even possible to know the answers to these questions? Find out in this complete guide to natural bodybuilding genetics.
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Man doing GHD sit ups in gym.
This article focuses on ab exercises, ab workouts, ab myths, and how to maximize diet, supplementation and cardio to shred your abs!
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5 Best Calf Exercises: How to Increase Calf Mass
Build thick and powerful calf muscles with these top 5 exercises: standing and seated calf raises, box jumps, leg press calf raises and dumbbell jump squats.
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Women's Body Bible: Training, Diet & Supplementation
Complete training, diet and supplement guide! Build the body of your dreams! Includes a 12 week training, diet and supplementation program.
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Train Like An Athlete, Look Like A Bodybuilder
Learn how to design a program that helps you train like an athlete while reaping the hypertrophy benefits of bodybuilding training.
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5 Intense Chest Supersets For Your Next Chest Workout
Pump up your pecs the next time you train chest with these 5 supersets. Perform one of them as a finisher, or all 5 as a killer chest day workout routine!
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Reduce the risk of injury and increase strength and muscle mass potential with mobility! Learn about the 3 most common mobility issues and how to improve them.
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Muscular man wearing a yellow tank top holding dumbbells in the gym.
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, "What program should I move to after I finish my current programming cycle?" This step-by-step guide will help answer that.
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Hamstrings Mass
Hammer your hamstrings with these 5 exercises: stiff leg deadlifts, leg curls, wide stance box squats, plate drags and barbell deadlifts.
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How Often Should You Change Your Workouts?
Thinking about changing up your workout routine? Not sure if it's the right time? Read this article to learn when the best time to program hop is.
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Strength Building Guide
Looking to get strong? This expert guide teaches you how to increase your strength and power. Learn how to maximize your workouts and diet for maximum strength gains!
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Pain Free Squat Alternatives to Squat Big Weights
If you're squatting in pain, your body is trying to tell you something. Rather than push through it, try one of these 7 alternatives.
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A complete guide. Learn which splits are effective, and which workouts to avoid. Included are numerous workout and training splits examples.
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Extreme Powerbuilding: The Hepburn Method
Doug Hepburn was one of the biggest and strongest natural lifters in the history of the sport. Discover how Doug trained.
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Muscular female and male hanging from rack in a gym
Mini-cuts are a vital tool in your muscle-building toolbox. Learn why they are so effective in long-term muscle growth and how to use them to help reach your goals.
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Strong latino man doing barbell back squats in the gym.
If you have a rack, bar, and plates, then you have the tools necessary to train. These two full-body programs can help you achieve personal fitness success.
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Fit woman doing lunges with yoga pants
Intense routine aimed at women, is a mix of stretching, cardio and resistance training designed to help you tone up and tighten up!
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Barbell vs. Dumbbell Shoulder Press: Which Builds More Delt Mass?
Improve your delt training and build a more impressive torso by comparing the most two potent shoulder building exercises: dumbbell overhead press and military press.
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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Forearm Mass
Add forearm mass fast with: barbell wrist curls, reverse wrist curls, dumbbell wrist curls, dumbbell reverse wrist curls and reverse barbell curls.
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Expand Your Chest Mass With These 5 Exercises
Increase your chest mass with these potent five exercises: the barbell and dumbbell bench press, explosive push ups, inclined bench press, and decline bench press.
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Cable Crossovers Vs Dumbbell Fly: Which Builds A Bigger Chest?
BSN athlete Scott Herman (from the Youtube channel Scott Herman Fitness) breaks down the differences between the cable crossover and the dumbbell fly.
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5 Best Chest Exercises Without Equipment
If you're on the go, training at home, or looking to mix things up, try these 5 chest exercises that require little to no equipment. There's no excuse for skipping chest day!
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Learn how strategic weight gain and mini cuts can put you on the path to pack on muscle and dramatically transform your body to achieve your most muscular physique.
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75 Bench Press Tips To Improve Your One Rep Max Strength
This is a compilation of some of the best bench pressing tips you will find on the net. They are brief and to the point, and will help you improve your progress immediately.
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10 Lunge Exercise Variations You Must Try
John Rusin helps you to elevate your lunges from boring to beast mode. This complete guide to the lunge include form tips and 10 highly-effective exercise variations.
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Strongman Training, Equipment & Events
Everything you need to know about strongman, from contest prep to dealing with injuries. This guide takes a detailed look at all 9 major types of strongman events.
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Guide To Smolov Squat And Bench Press
Smolov and Smolov Jr. are incredibly intense but effective approaches for improving your squat and bench strength. This guide helps you to maximize these routines.
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Fit man foam rolling in the gym.
In this article, you'll learn what active recovery is and why it's important for achieving your fitness goals. Plus 3 effective workouts to try on your next rest day.
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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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Advanced Back Training: 5 Brutal Back Workout Finishers
Take your back training to the next level by adding a couple these 5 brutal finishing exercises to the end of your workout!
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Don't Just Bulk - Maximize Yoru Bulk!
It's time to bulk, and bodybuilder Alex Stewart has 10 tips to help you maximize your off season and pack on new muscle mass.
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Training Talk: Which Muscle Group is Most Important for Aesthetics?
Which muscle group is most important for an aesthetic physique? Is it your chest, back, legs, arms, or shoulders? Read more and join in on the discussion!
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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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Ashwagandha is growing in popularity and for good reason. In this article, you'll learn why it's beneficial for athletes and how it can improve your training.
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Front shot of fit Swolverine female athlete holding a medicine ball in the gym.
EAAs play a pivotal role in more than just your health. In this article you'll learn the benefits of EAAs, why you need them, and how they play a fundamental role in athletic performance.
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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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Auto-Regulation and Percentage-Based Training: The Hybrid Approach
Do you train by how you feel? Or do you live or die by your 1RM? Learn how a hybrid approach is the best of both worlds for making steady gains.
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Joe Donnelly's Intense Superset Workout
Looking to burn fat and build muscle, all while never stepping foot on the cardio deck? Try out Joe Donnelly's high intensity resistance training!
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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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The Top 5 Exercises For Increasing Quads Mass
Fortify your quads with these 5 beefy leg building exercises: sprints, barbell step ups, barbell lunges, barbell squats and leg press.
307.8K Reads 2 Comments
Shirtless, muscular man doing ez-bar bicep curls.
Build bulging, peaked biceps with these 5 exercises: barbell curl, alternating dumbbell curl, hammer curl, supinated bent rows and the chin up.
838.8K Reads 28 Comments

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