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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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Lateral Raise Supersets w/ Brandon Hendrickson
Men's Physique Champ and Beast athlete, Brandon Hendrickson, shows us how he pairs partials with lateral raises in this shoulder building superset.
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Tip # 18 - Derek stresses the importance of taking time off from the gym. Take into account Recovery Days when choosing a workout routine.
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3 Alternative Machine Back Exercises 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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Training and Exercise for Children and Teenagers - Part 2
This part of the 4 part series looks at physiological responses of teens and children and outlines some guidelines for training for under 16s.
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[Video] 3 Exercises to Help You Build a Wider Back w/ Steve Laureus
IFBB Classic Physique Pro, Steve Laureus, teaches us his top 3 movements he likes to use to help him build back width in his offseason.
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Increase Your Bench Press By 30% In 5 Minutes
The bad news: there is no way to increase your bench press by 30% in 5 minutes. The good news: you can immediately improve your bench press stability and results.
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Shoulder Workout Tips & Safety Advice From Victor Martinez
IFBB Pro Victor Martinez breaks down four of his favorite shoulder exercises, and how to perform them properly to maximize growth and prevent injury.
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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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[Video] 3 Unique Row Variations for Increased ROM w/ Brandon Hendrickson
Men's Physique Champ and team Beast athlete, Brandon Hendrickson, shows you how to get longer stretches and deeper contractions with these 3 row variations.
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In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff Wilson urges athletes not to neglect their back exercises. It's important to build a balanced physique!
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Training and Exercise for Children and Teenagers - Part 4
The final part to Doug's 4 part series on weight training for children and teenagers. This part looks at workouts for teenagers at various levels of training.
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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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How To Perform Trap Bar Deadlifts
Depending on your body structure and goals, the trap bar deadlift might be the perfect deadlift variation for you. Learn more and how to perform it.
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How To Use Clean Pull Variations
Strength coach Daniel Aipa presents form tips, and explores the benefits of clean pulls. Improve your power, strength & muscle size with these Olympic lift variations.
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Top 10 Hardest Core Exercises Round 2 w/ Coach Myers
How strong is your core? In this second video, Coach Myers shows you 10 MORE of his hardest core exercises and challenges you to see how many you can do!
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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.
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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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Calum von Moger's 3 Best Exercises for Building Bigger Biceps
Calum von Moger knows a thing or two about big arms, so we asked Mr. Universe to name his top three exercises for building mountainous biceps!
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Vernon Davis’ Top 3 Exercises Every Athlete Should Do
Get some training tips from one of the best tight ends to ever play football! In this video, Vernon Davis gives us his top 3 exercises for athletes!
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6 Strength Training Tips for the Average Lifter
A lot of lifters have a misconception on the appropriate way to strength train. Check out these tips on how an average lifter can improve their strength.
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3 Best Tricep Exercises for Building Mass w/ Joel Thomas
In this video, IFBB Pro and Nutrex Research athlete, Joel Thomas, takes us through 3 of the tricep exercises he personally uses to add tricep mass.
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Are You Training Or Working Out?
If you're trying to build muscle, it doesn't matter how much you sweat in the gym. Learn why chasing after anything other than progression is a waste of time.
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The Ultimate Guide To Building Massive Traps
Want to build your traps, but not seeing any progress from your marathon sets of dumbbell shrugs? Check out this guide & build your traps the right way!
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Pro Bodybuilder Victor Martinez's Chest Training Tips
MuscleMeds Athlete Victor Martinez visited the M&S HQ to share some of the things he has picked up over the past 16 years as an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder
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Cut Like Cutler Exercise Videos - Chest & Abs
Let Jay Cutler's team of trainers show you how it's done. Each exercise video offers instructions and tips on how to perform the chest & abs exercises.
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[Video] How to Perform Perfect Bicep Curl 21s w/ Steven Cao
BPI Athlete and IFBB Pro Steven Cao demonstrates how to perform perfect bicep curls using the "21 method". Add this into your arm training for better pumps!
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9 Advanced Arm Training Secrets to Build Massive Guns
Take your arm training to the next level with these 9 advanced arm training secrets! Learn more about smart arm training and begin building massive guns!
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7 Alternatives and Modifications for Health and Hypertrophy
Pain is one of the biggest detriments to quality training. Avoid joint and back pain! Check out these 7 simple modifications and continue making gains!
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Akim Williams' Detail Back Workout During Arnold Classic Prep
IFBB Pro and MHP athlete, Akim Williams, takes us through one of his back workouts while on prep. This workout is focused on building muscle detail.
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Muscular man deadlift in the gym
Brian Carroll, author of the 10/20/Life training book, helps you to weed through all the poor deadlift technique advice, and improve your form, safety and gym results.
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Super High Volume Chest Workout w/ Steve Kuclo
A few months back, we visited Steve Kuclo during his 2018 Arnold Classic Prep. In this video, he takes us through one of his Arnold prep chest workouts.
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Muscular, shirtless man doing cable tricep pushdowns.
Build your arms the fast way: weighted dips, close grip bench press, seated tricep extension, clapping diamond pushups and rope pushdowns.
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Dallas McCarver's Heavy Leg Workout for 2017 Arnold Prep
We were recently invited to follow Redcon1 Athlete Dallas McCarver during his brutal quad workout in the final weeks of his Arnold Classic contest prep.
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Cut Like Cutler Exercise Videos - Shoulders & Traps
Let Jay Cutler's team of trainers show you how it's done. Each exercise video offers instructions and tips on how to perform the shoulders & traps exercises.
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Shirtless man doing bicep curl in the gym
Muscle and Strength spends a day training with the Mighty Stu Yellin. In Part 1 of a 3 part series, Stu drops some knowledge about his chest routine.
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4 Killer Leg Exercises For Your Next Leg Workout
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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Top 10 Mass Building Movements of All Time
These 10 lifts have helped turn amateurs into Mr. Olympians. Check it out to see if your favorites made the cut or get ideas for your next workout!
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Built And Lean: Is Diet Really More Important?
It is often said that results boil down to 70, 80 or even 90% diet. Is this true? Eric Brown wants you to focus on putting 100% effort into both your training and eating plan.
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When to Use Different Kinds of Barbells in the Gym
In this video, Joe Bennett gives us his insight on the many different barbells you might find in the gym and how to use them within your workouts.
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Top 5 Exercises Series Main Page
A 10 part super series by Alex Stewart from Betancourt Nutrition detailing the top 5 exercises for each bodypart.
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2 NO CHEAT Lateral Raise Variations You Should Use On Shoulder Day
MHP Athlete Chris Bumstead takes us through a couple of his unique variations to the popular side lateral raise that he uses in his shoulder workouts.
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3 Fitness Trends that Need to Die
Some aspects of fitness are overrated. Don't fall for the hype, stick with tried and true methods if you want long term success.
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5 Barbell Hip Thrust Tips to Take Your Glutes From Stick to Thicc
Completely transform your glutes by mastering perfect form on the barbell hip thrust. These 5 tips will help you take your glute strength to new heights.
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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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30 Minute NO GYM Outdoor HIIT Workout with David Morin
This workout, designed by Dymatize athlete David Morin, will challenge your cardiovascular fitness, promote fat loss, and increase your strength.
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Titanic Triceps: Exercises To Build Thick Upper Arms!
Triceps make up 2/3rds of your arm mass, so if you want big arms you have to hit those triceps! Philip Ricardo Jr shows you how to build triceps mass.
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The 5 Lower Body Form Mistakes You're Making
Training the lower body is a must for obtaining a strong physique. Learn how to correct common form mistakes to prevent injuries and promote gains!
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Sergio Oliva Jr's Chest Workout w/ Chris Cormier
IFBB Pro, Sergio Oliva Jr, and his coach/IFBB legend, Chris Cormier, take us through Sergio's chest workouts 4 weeks out from the Arnold Classic 2020.
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Bodybuilder Jay Cutler sitting in the gym
In this episode of ASK JAY we ask 4 time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler what is his favorite exercise is for building mass and why you should be doing it!
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