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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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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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Dumbbell Pullover: Chest or Back Exercise?
BSN Athlete Scott Herman breaks down the differences in the technique used when performing the dumbbell pullover to better isolate the back and the pecs.
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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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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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A Complete Guide on How/When to Lift to Failure
There's so much information out there that promotes training to failure and condemns it. Learn what the science actually says and how to best apply it.
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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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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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Deadlifts Hurt Your Back? Here Are 4 Pain Free Alternatives
Struggle to get out of bed the day after you deadlift? Turns out conventional deadlifts aren't for everyone, here's a few healthier alternatives.
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Kaatsu Training: A Techinque for Enhanced Muscle Growth
Kaatsu Training has been shown to have positive effects on muscular strength and hypertrophy. Learn how to properly incorporate it into your workouts!
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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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Brandon Hendrickson's Prep Back Workout
In this video, IFBB Men's Physique Pro Brandon Hendrickson coaches us through one of his typical back workouts while on prep.
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EMOMs - perfect for the CrossFit athlete or average gym-goer. Learn how to build the perfect EMOM for you and why EMOMs should be in your workout routine.
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Don't have access to gym machines but still want to hit your favorite machine-filled lower body workout? Check out these band, barbell, and dumbbell alternatives!
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Massive Shoulders
If you're trying to build massive shoulders but are focusing solely on lateral and front raises, you're selling yourself short. Get the scoop in this guide!
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Don't have access to your favorite upper body gym machines but still want to hit your favorite upper body workout? Check out these band, barbell, and dumbbell alternatives!
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Can't Do Pullups? Try These Progressions
Having trouble conquering your goal of being able to perform pull ups? Have no fear, these three steps will help you build the muscle required to do pull ups.
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Tips On Deadlift Form And Mistakes To Avoid
Ready to bust through your plateau and pull a bigger deadlift? Learn to correct these common deadlifting mistakes and you'll be lifting big in no time.
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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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Mastering Calisthenics: 11 Tough Gymnastic Rings Exercises
Dust off the Olympic rings that have been abandoned in the corner of your local gym and learn how to perform these 11 exercises. You won't be disappointed.
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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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5 Romanian Deadlift Cues to Shift Tension from Your Back to Your Lower Body
Don't wreck your back trying to give your hamstrings a heavy workout. Implement these 5 cues when performing Romanian Deadlifts and build huge hamstrings!
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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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5 Joint Friendly Alternatives to Shoulder Press
Do you experience pain and/or discomfort when doing traditional barbell shoulder press? These 5 alternatives and modifications may be exactly what you need!
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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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The Minimalist Guide to Weight Lifting
When it comes to muscle, bigger is better. But what about your training? Learn how to do more with less with this minimalist guide to weight lifting.
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5 New Landmine Exercises for Explosive Gains
The landmine accessory can help you train certain major exercises in a new and even safer way. Check out these 5 landmine exercises & use them in your workouts!
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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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Barbell Reverse Lunges: The Most Underrated Lift of All-Time?
Is the greatest leg building exercise of all-time even in your workout routine? Learn how, why, & when to add barbell reverse lunges to your workouts.
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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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Functional Training
Exercises and tips to improve your performance with the major muscle building exercises, strengthen your rotator cuff, and ward off tendinitis.
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How Your Body Type Affects Your Bench Press (and What to Do About It)
Your body type naturally affects how you should bench press. Read this article to learn what you need to know for pain free and effective bench pressing!
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Train Legs & Arms at the Same Time!
Most lifters love training arms & hate training legs. Get the best of both worlds with this full body circuit that utilizes leg exercises for rest periods!
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Modern Bodybuilding & Fitness Acronyms
HIIT, DOMS, BCAAs and PRs? You've seen these acronyms everywhere, now find out what they mean. Each term includes a definition and example of common usage.
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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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Band Resisted Deadlifts: Build Explosive Power and Massive Quads
The trap bar is a powerful training tool. Learn how adding bands takes your training to the next level, helping you build power, muscle, and strength.
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5/10/20 Method: Killer Supersets for a Huge Pump
Is your current routine stale? You can increase endurance, destroy plateaus, and get an incredible pump with the 5/10/20 superset method.
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6 Common Warm Up Mistakes You're Still Making
Are you guilty of one of these 6 common workout mistakes? Find out what they are, the appropriate way to fix them, & the perfect warm up regimen to follow!
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The BEST Way to Warm Up Your Shoulders
In this video, we teamed up with Scott Herman to show you some simple exercises you can do before your big push workouts to help keep you injury-free.
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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Your Triceps
Take your triceps to the next level with these 5 triceps exercises that come with unique twists for maximum growth. Plus, there's a triceps routine you can try right away!
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How to Develop an Optimal Training Split
Everyone wants to figure out how to create the best muscle building split. Learn how you can do so and train optimally with these simple guidelines.
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Cut Like Cutler: Jay Cutler's Big & Shredded Workout Program
Get ready to pack on lean mass. Cut Like Cutler is Jay Cutler's 12-week transformation trainer designed to get you as big and lean as possible.
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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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Everything You’ve Never Been Told About the Pullup
There are a lot of myths out there about the pros & cons of the pullup. Read this article to learn everything you've never been told about the pullup.
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Understanding Core Training: Maximizing Results With Minimal Risk
Save your spine some wear and tear and strengthen your abs and lower back by working with these four primary functions of your core musculature.
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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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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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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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CT Fletcher's Agony Of The Shoulders Workout
Ready to build the massive shoulders you've always dreamed of? "The Superman from Compton" CT Fletcher is here to show you how to do just that.
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8 Week Intense Workouts: Part 1 - Back Workout
This back workout is short, intense and designed to build a strong v-shaped back. Warning, this workout is not for the faint hearted!
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