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Focus on Advanced Training Techniques
A look at advanced techniques like supersets, drop sets, negatives, 10 seconds, forced reps and shows you how to integrate them into your weekly routine.
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[Video] Fouad Abiad's Hellacious Hamstring & Calves Workout
IFBB Pro and Kaged Muscle athlete, Fouad Abiad, absolutely destroys his hamstrings the morning after attempting to eat 20,000 calories.
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The Key Principle In Life, Dieting, And Training
Dustin Elliott talks about moderation, overtraining, and the use of single amino acids, creatine, low carb diets and alcohol.
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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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[Video] How to Target the Rear Delts w/ Brandon Hendrickson
Brandon Hendrickson, shows us his 2 favorite exercises for building bigger rear delts. Cap off your shoulders by performing these 2 movements in your workouts.
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6 Ways To Challenge Yourself with the Push Up
Push ups are a fundamental movement that anyone can benefit from doing. Make your push ups more challenging with these 6 variations and progressions.
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4 Exercises to Help Build a Classic Physique w/ George Peterson III
2019 Arnold Classic Classic Division Champion, George "Da Bull" Peterson, shares with us 4 of his favorite exercises he uses to build a classic physique.
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 12 - Building Big Guns
Natural bodybuilder Joe Ohrablo has the inside scoop on the 2010 Mr. Olympia, and tells you how to blast your biceps into new growth.
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Ripped man doing pullup in the gym
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff and his client Brian demonstrate the proper form for the Pull-Up. Follow this great advice to build a muscular back!
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10 Best Chest Building Exercises of All Time
Build your chest the right way by incorporating any of these exercises into your chest workouts. There's a reason they're considered in the top 10 list.
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Build More Muscle: Don't Do These 5 Time-Wasting Exercises
Spending the time in the gym, but not reaping the benefits? You may be wasting your time with one of these five time wasting exercises.
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Top 10 Bonehead Workout Mistakes
Tom Venuto tells you how to avoid bonehead mistakes, and provides you with 10 kick butt training tips.
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9 Intense Ways to Take Your Workouts to the Next Level
Take your workouts to the next level with these 9 workout intensity techniques. From drop sets to rest pause, we cover everything you need to know!
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Fit man doing preacher curl in the gym
Team Scivation takes you through an intense and effective complete Arms Workout. This 30 Minute Arms Routine could be just right for you!
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Cardio Strategies to Burn a Thousand Calories
Looking to burn more calories, but not sure where to start? Try one of these cardio strategies that are guaranteed to burn thousands of calories!
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10 More Gym Hacks You Need to Know
These 10 little hacks when put to use will give you an edge over most of your fellow gym-goers. Check them out, give them a shot, & start making more gains!
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100 Yard Barbell Walking Lunges Challenge
Are you ready for the ultimate physical and mental challenge? Walking lunges are brutal to begin with; now try them for the length of a football field without stopping.
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Cycling Training Programs For Maximum Results
Which training program is best? Find out how to use multiple approaches to maximize your gains.
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Could Training Barefoot Lead to Better Gains?
Many bodybuilders from the golden era of bodybuilding believed training barefoot yielded better muscular results. Learn if barefoot training is beneficial.
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Bodybuilder explaining diet at a table
Tip # 3 - The importance of using full range of motion during your workouts. Lighten the weight if need be and use a full range of motion. Go all the way!
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3 Tricep Exercises You’ve Never Tried with Kris Gethin
Last week we visited Kaged Muscle CEO 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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6 Proven Ways to Boost Workout Motivation
There is absolutely no excuse for slacking off in the gym. If you're lacking the drive, check out these 6 proven ways to boost motivation and get after it!
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Brandon Hendrickson’s BAE Pillows Chest Workout
We visit IFBB Pro, Brandon Hendrickson, and his coach, Mandus Buckle, at The Chicago Barbell Compound to see what Brandon's prep chest workout looks like.
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Tip # 7 - Derek stresses the importance of cardio exercises, even during bulking. Being aerobically fit is extremely beneficial when lifting heavy weights!
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[Video] Classic Bodybuilding: Steve Laureus' Shoulder Workout
IFBB Classic Physique Pro, Steve Laureus, takes us through the rear-delt focused shoulder workout he uses to help him build a classic era physique at Bevs.
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Build Muscle, Get In Shape With Limited Time
Can't find the time to eat right, build muscle and get in shape? Dustin Elliott provides some eating and training tips to help you hit your goals.
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Superset For Inner Chest Muscle Building (ft. Scott Herman)
The inner chest is a common area people look to target. In this video BSN athlete Scott Herman shares an effective superset to help bring out the inner chest.
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Tip # 11 - Marc recommends High Intensity Interval Training for cutting fat. The elliptical machine can be a great tool. HIIT Cardio rules for fat loss!
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10 Crazy Barbells You Need to Try at Least Once
Want to really shake things up during your workouts? Try hunting down one of these 10 crazy barbells and give your workout the variety it has been lacking!
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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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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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Quick Tip: How to Perfect Your Tricep Pushdowns
In this video, Kaged Muscle athlete Fouad Abiad provides 3 of his most crucial tricep pushdown tips to help you perfect your tricep pushdown form.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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