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Don't let a lack of gear keep you from growing a wide, thick back. Check out the top 5 back exercises without equipment and learn how to perform them!
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The Rest Pause Technique And It's Variations
Jim Brewster helps you to intensify your training by detailing several popular rest pause training techniques.
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Cedric McMillan's Cable Crossover Chest Building Technique
In this video, Cedric McMillan (IFBB Pro and Scitec athlete) shares a simple variation that makes a HUGE impact on overall chest size and development.
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Quick Tip: How to Isolate Your Chest on Machine Flys
In this video, IFBB Pro Regan Grimes shares a simple, yet effective, technique to eliminate all shoulder engagement while performing machine pec dec flys.
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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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53 Ways To Improve Your Workout Intensity
Kick your workouts up a notch and increase your muscle gains with these 53 tips, advanced training techniques and plateau busters that are proven winners.
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[Video] Victor Martinez's Massive Quad Day (Leg Workout)
IFBB Pro and MHP athlete, Victor Martinez, shows us how he's still building his quads after 20+ years in the game. Check out his tips to build your quads.
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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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4 Dumbbell Exercises for Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy that bench press PR of yours? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 dumbbell tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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Branch Warren’s Back Workout at MetroFlex Gym
We travel down to MetroFlex Gym in Texas to get a back workout in with IFBB Pro, bodybuilding legend, and GASP athlete, Branch Warren. Check it out!
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3 Keys To Making Continuous Progress In The Gym
There are many ways to progress your workouts in the gym. These 3 are critical to helping you build muscle & lose fat. Read on to learn how to incorporate them.
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12 Week Beginners Training Routine
Designed for absolute beginners to get their joints, tendons and muscles ready weight training. If you have never trained with weights, the routine is for you.
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5 Reasons Why Your Squats Suck
Brian Carroll, author of the 10/20/Life training book, helps you to weed through all the poor squatting technique advice, and improve your form, safety and gym results.
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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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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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Training Talk: What's the Best Variation of the Deadlift?
Have you ever just sat around and thought "which variation of the deadlift is truly the best"? So do we! Let's discuss in this month's training talk!
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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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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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Common Weight Lifting Mistakes Made By Beginners
Avoid the common mistakes most beginners to weight training make and start growing as soon as you hit the gym!
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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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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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Building muscle isn’t easy. Put simply, your training needs to be hard and it needs to get harder over time. See what science has to say about effective training volume to maximize muscle growth!
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Which Olympic Lifts Should Bodybuilders Learn to Do?
Adding different styles of training to your workout programs is very beneficial to improve your fitness. Learn which Olympic lifts bodybuilders should do!
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3 Killer Side Plank Variations to Build Your Obliques
Solidify your core strength and build sturdier obliques by adding these 3 side planking variations into your core workout routines. Read on to learn more.
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An Interview with Casey Butt, Part 3
A look at the myths and realities surrounding what it means to be a hardgainer, the importance of strength training, and the use of supplements.
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Tabata 101: Legit Workout Style or Just a Training Fad?
What is Tabata training? And is it a fad? Learn how this unique training method can help you get in quicker & effective workouts to help you reach your goals!
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Arm Yourself with These 7 Bicep Blasters
Want bigger biceps? Try these 7 training techniques and tactics. They won't disappoint!
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Drop Sets: How to Use Drop Sets For Strength & Hypertrophy
Increase your workout intensity by incorporating these three incredibly challenging drop set formats: change in angulation, lift speed and base of support.
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Essential Ways To Balance Your Strong Side And Lagging Side
Weak points, lagging body parts and lopsided strength! Natural bodybuilder Chad Shaw provides advice on how to fix our physique flaws.
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Not Seeing Results In The Gym? You Might Be A Non-Responder
You are probably not one of these people. They make up less than 10% of those who exercise. These aren’t elite athletes or weekend warriors. These are non-responders.
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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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Hey bro, are you a meathead or a gym genius? Test your knowledge of exercise, nutrition, and supplementation and see how you stack up.
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Gym Etiquette 201: An Advanced Lifter's Guide to Common Decency
Strength coach Tony Gentilcore is here to teach you all you need to know about gym etiquette. Advanced lifters and trainers are not exempt from these rules!
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Improve your gains and motivation with some interesting new approaches: single leg presses, liver tabs, cable pullovers, slow negatives and more!
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Breathing and Bracing: The Combo YOU Need for a Big Lift
Are you breathing incorrectly? You might miss your next big squat or deadlift if so...
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Beef Up Those Baby Calves With This 300 Rep Calf Workout
Plenty of lifters struggle with the genetic challenge of building bigger calf muscles. This 300 rep calf workout may be the solution they're looking for.
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4 Advanced Training Techniques to Build Massive Lats
When it comes to building massive lats, you need an effective plan. If you've found your gains have stalled, you really need to try out these moves!
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Squatting: 3 Things You've Been Doing Wrong All Along
Think you know everything about the squat? Turns out knees out, chest up, and sit back aren't always the best options.
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5 Tips to Ensure Rapid and Sustainable Progress
You want results and you want them fast, right? These 5 tips on achieving rapid and sustainable progress will help you do just that. Check them out!
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 Aesthetic Training Tips | How to Build a Shredded Chest
In this video, MuscleTech athlete and IFBB Classic Pro Santi Aragon shows you some tips on how to build an aesthetic and shredded chest. Give these a shot!
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5 Moves for a Ripped Six-Pack
If you're looking to build a six pack that others will envy this summer, then you need to be including these 5 exercises into your workout routines!
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5 Reasons to Stop Performing Combo-Exercises
You might think you're getting more work in & in less time by performing combo exercises, but you'd be wrong. Learn how these moves are limiting your gains.
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50 Reasons You Might Be A Bro Lifter
Do you use a neck pad during squats? Pose or flex in between each set? Train with a hangover? Wear lifting gloves when curling? Then you might be a bro lifter, bro!
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Top 5 Exercises That Increase Athletic Performance
Need help boosting your athleticism? Check out Coach Loren Landow's top 5 exercises that will increase your performance during athletic competition.
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How to Fix the Dreaded Buttwink During Squats
Has anyone ever told you that you have a buttwink when you squat? Learn more about what the buttwink is, what causes it, & how you can go about fixing it.
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Implementing Eccentric Training For Muscle Growth
If you’re stalling out or not hitting your goals in the gym, maybe it's time to consider these 5 reasons on why you should implement eccentric training in your routine.
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9 Tips for Building a Shelf-Like Upper Chest
Need help adding muscle to your upper chest? Check out these 9 tips and give the included workout a shot for the ultimate upper chest development!
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Kris Gethin's 7 Part Plan for Big Arms
Start building bigger arm muscles today! Check out Kris Gethin's 7 part plan to increase your arm muscle size and perfect your arm day workout program!
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Never Stop Making Gains! Use Micro-Progressions For Non-Stop Growth
Reached your plateau? Considering switching up your entire routine? Not so fast! Use these micro-progressions tips to never stop making gains!
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Plank vs. Crunch: Which is the Best Exercise for Abs & Core?
Which exercise is the better abdominal builder? BSN athlete Scott Herman breaks down the differences between the plank and the floor abdominal crunch.
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