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How to Build Classic Shoulders | 3 Shoulder Exercises w/ Robert Timms
In this video, Gaspari Nutrition athlete & IFBB Pro Robert Timms gives us his favorite shoulder exercises to build the classic shoulders he has on stage.
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Meathead Quiz: Test Your Muscle Building Knowledge
Test your knowledge of training, nutrition and supplementation with this true/false quiz from Elliot Reimers. Do you have a degree in Swole-ology, or failing Gains 101?
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Q&A With Coach Potts Vol 1
Coach Potts helps you to improve your vertical jump, provides advice on how to retain muscle while losing weight, and more!
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3 Tips For Staying Shredded & Lean Year-Round w/ David Morin
David Morin has been a fitness cover model for more than a decade and is always shoot-ready. In this video, David gives you 3 tips for staying lean all year!
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From Start to Finish: How to Avoid These 5 Training Mistakes
If you're not making the gains you are hoping to make, you need to read this article! Find out the 5 most common mistakes lifters make and how to fix them!
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Build Your Calf Muscles With These 10 Easy Workout Tips
Having trouble getting your calves to catch up to the rest of your body? Try implementing these tips into your workouts and erase that problem in no time.
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Secrets To Building Huge Arms
Bodybuilder Chad Shaw presents an arm growing workout that focuses on high intensity arm work and training to failure.
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Epic Back Day w/ Santi Aragon & Pastor Pump
In this video, Santi Aragon's training coach, Carlos Rodriguez (Pastor Pump), puts Santi through his full off-season back day. Try it for yourself!
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Strongman Matt Kroc standing in from of tire deadlift
Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski is a world champion and world record holding powerlifter as well as a national caliber bodybuilder. Today Matt talks about using the tire deadlift to build strength and size!
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Regan Grimes' Favorite Way to Do T-Bar Rows
IFBB Pro, Regan Grimes, breaks down how he likes to perform the T-bar Row. Check it out and give it a shot for yourself the next time you're training back!
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Can Your Training Beat You?
Andy Chasse' talks training programs, and tells you if you're using a routine that's either too tough or too smart.
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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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How To Build Big Shoulders Without Injuries
Implementing these tweaks into your shoulder workout will not only help you build massive shoulders, but greatly reduce the risk of injury in the process.
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Kurt Leg Press
Kurt "The Animal" Weidner talks about Day 2 of his 4 day workout split. On day 2, Kurt focuses on leg training.
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Bicep Blasting Superset w/ Gerardo Gabriel
In this video, Gerardo shows us one of his favorite bicep supersets to pump up his arms. Give it a shot for yourself during your next arm training session.
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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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The Working Man's Guide to Gains
Time consuming training plans are great...if you're a professional fitness model! For the rest of us, try this more realistic training plan plus tips.
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[Video] How to Build Big & Thick Triceps w/ Victor Martinez
IFBB Pro and MHP athlete, Victor Martinez shows us 5 different triceps exercise variations he likes to use to add muscle mass to the back of his arm.
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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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Regan Grimes’ 3x8 Back Workout Finisher
IFBB Pro Regan Grimes stopped by the M&S HQ Gym to share one of his favorite tri-set finishers for back! Give it a shot after your next back workout!
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Kurt Deadlift
Kurt "The Animal" Weidner talks about Day 4 of his 4 day workout split. On day 4, Kurt focuses on training his lower body.
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M&S Quick Tip: How to Perform Perfect Dumbbell Flys
Team Nutrex athlete and IFBB Pro, Gerardo Gabriel, shares how you should perform dumbbell flys to maximize the chest contraction and stay injury free.
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Training 101: 3 Intensity Techniques You Can Use in Your Workout
Nutrex Athlete Anton Antipov explains how to properly perform pyramid sets, giant sets and supersets! Learn more to take your workouts to the next level!
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Plyometrics: The Missing Piece in Your Programming Puzzle
Plyometric training isn't just for athletes. Learn how to supplement your routine with plyo to build muscle and see explosive results!
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2 Body Transformation Tips For Immediate Results
When you study the body transformation stories contained on M&S, you will find the two keys to great results: precision eating and consistent progression overload.
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[Video] 3 Exercises to Target the Upper Chest w/ Steve Kuclo
The upper portion of your pecs tends to be a lagging area for a lot of lifters. Learn which exercises Steve Kuclo uses to target this problem area.
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A Simple and Effective Bicep/Medial Deltoid Combo Exercise
David Morin finishes off his video series at Muscle & Strength with a simple and effective bicep/medial deltoid combo exercise! Try it out for yourself!
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Kurt Cadio
Kurt "The Animal" Weidner talks about the importance of cardio. Find out why Kurt does cardio year-round.
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Become a Plank Pro and Achieve an Iron Core
What's the point of following a strict diet only to reveal a weak core? Learn how to use planks to build a strong core that's functional and shredded.
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Bodybuilders doing incline bench press
MTS Nutrition CEO Marc Lobliner & M&S Purchasing Manager Joe Hudson smash chest and triceps with Dorian Yates style Beyond Failure Training!
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3 Exercises You Should Start Doing to Improve Your Deadlift
Can't seem to bust through that deadlift PR plateau, despite giving it your all every workout? Try these 3 exercise to improve your technique and strength!
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Cory Mathews Rear Delt Training Tip
Need a move that will really isolate your likely lagging rear delts? Give Cory Mathews's cable rear delt fly variation on an incline bench a try.
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How Low Should You Squat?
Get the lowdown on how down-low your squat should be, and the pros and cons of squatting to build power, versus squatting for bodybuilding.
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Kurts Kitchen
WNBF Pro Bodybuilder Kurt Weidner shares his healthy muscle building recipes.
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Around The World Pull Up Routine w/ Robert Timms
Robert Timms' around the world pull up routine builds your back by hitting the lats from different angles using different hand grips and positioning.
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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Squat Instantaneously
Everyone wants a bigger and better squat, but they go about it all wrong. Read this article to learn 5 ways you can improve your squat instantaneously!
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300lb Bodybuilder Juan Morel’s Mixed Volume Leg Workout
If you thought your leg day was intense, then you've got to check out Juan Morel's mixed volume leg day! See exactly how the 300lb bodybuilder trains legs!
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IFPA Professional Bodybuilder and Scivation-sponsored athlete RJ Perkins brings you his Power Hyper Deload muscle building workout system.
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Jump Around: How You Can Benefit from Plyometrics
Don't think you can benefit from adding in plymotrics to your workout programs or don't know where to start? Read this article & learn 4 easy plyo moves!
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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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[Video] Sadik Hadzovic's Chest & Shoulder Workout w/ Mike Camp
Sadik Hadzovic's coach, Dr. Mike Camp, takes us through one of Sadik's push oriented chest and shoulder workouts. Watch the video & give it a shot for yourself!
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Need Some Workout Variety? Try These Strength Building Exercises
Jeremy Wood details 5 exercises that will spice up your strength training, including the reverse clean and press, and squat lockouts.
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3 Exercises You Should Start Doing to Improve Your Bench Press
If you want to build a stronger base for bigger bench press numbers, then these are the three exercises you should be doing during your bench workouts!
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Do You Know What it Means to Actually Train Hard?
Social media & mainstream fitness outlines have depicted the wrong interpretation of what it means to train hard. Learn what training hard actually means!
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This workout alternates between power/strength workouts one week - focusing on compound movements and low reps, and higher volume/intensity training the next.
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M&S Quick Tip: Shoulder Striation Superset w/ Steven Cao
Team BPI athlete & IFBB Pro, Steven Cao, shows us one of his favorite shoulder supersets. Give it a try on your next shoulder day for a great shoulder pump!
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Top 5 Workout Program Assistance Exercises
If you're like most lifters you've been using the same assistance exercises forever. It's time to infuse your training with 5 potent exercises you're probably not doing.
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Author Cliff Wilson
Cliff Wilson is a competitive bodybuilder who's in-depth knowledge of nutrition, training, and supplementation has made him one of the top trainers in the country.
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Aesthetic Back Day Workout | Gerardo Gabriel's Complete Back Training
In this video, Team Nutrex athlete Gerardo Gabriel takes us through his typical back workout at the Nutrex Headquarters. Give it a try for yourself!
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What NOT To Do In The Gym
A few weeks ago we traveled to Dallas, TX to visit Steve & Amanda Kuclo. In this video, the athletes share a few tips to understanding proper gym etiquette.
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