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11 Hardcore Gym Rules You Must Know
Ready to get serious? It's time to leave the big box gym behind and get hardcore. In this article Josh Mac gives you 11 rules to remember before you step into the door.
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Beyond Sets And Reps: A Look At Training Volume
Which rep range is best for muscle building. Move beyond these simplistic arguments, and maximize your workouts by focusing on training volume.
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Aesthetic Training Tips | How to Build Shredded Shoulders
In this video, MuscleTech athlete and IFBB Classic Pro Santi Aragon shows you some tips on how to build aesthetic and shredded shoulders. Give them a try!
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Get Your Bench Right with Jason “HUGE” Huh
Master and maximize your bench press with these crucial tips and pointers from professional powerlifter Jason "Huge" Huh!
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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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Stop jumping from one program to the next. Learn how to manipulate 8 specific training variables to actually reach your goals and avoid plateaus, injury, and boredom!
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4 Barbell Exercises to Build Better Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy that bench press PR of yours? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 barbell tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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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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Eat healthy and exercise
We all want to eat healthier and exercise, but can't find the motivation to get started. Article includes 15 helpful tips to get you looking and feeling better.
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The Right Time & Correct Ways to Cheat Your Reps
You've been told all your life to lift with perfect form - but what if cheat reps could lead to more muscle? They can - but you have to use them correctly.
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9 Unbreakable Laws of Max Effort Training
If you're interested in max effort training than you better not break one of the 9 laws. Read this article to learn the 9 rules of max effort training.
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Arm Muscle Development
Have you been doing curls for months with nothing to show? You may have arm training all wrong. Check out Lee Boyce's top 3 exercises for arm development!
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Some Ideas About Muscle Gain
Embrace puberty, dump sugar, lift heavy...Strength coach and author Dan John tells you how to improve your athletic performance and build strength.
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Super High Volume Leg Workout w/ Steve Kuclo
A few months back, we visited Steve Kuclo during his 2018 Arnold Classic Prep. In this video, The King Snake takes us through one of his Quad Workouts.
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Training Fundamentals With Charles Glass - Pt. 1 Shoulders
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises really work to build shoulders.
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4 MORE Brutal Exercises That Build Extreme Core Strength
Feeling pretty proud of that 6 pack? Prepare to be humbled. Put your core strength to the ultimate test with these 4 brutal core exercises from Coach Myers!
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High Volume, Hard Work But Poor Results?
Did you know that 80% of your results are likely coming from 20% of your gym work? Learn why you should start evaluating and refining your workouts today.
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Wondering how to choose your next workout program? Confused about when to take deload weeks? We're answering those questions and more! Train smarter, not harder.
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Weight Training Programs: You Can’t Just Keep Adding
Thinking about adding more bicep and ab work? Cardio? Shoulder pre-hab? This article provides some insight on training volume and competing demands.
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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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Intense Shoulder Destruction Workout w/ Johnnie O. Jackson
Team GASP and IFBB Pro, Johnnie O. Jackson, absolutely destroys his shoulders while training at JoJ fitness in Dallas, Texas. Try it out for yourself!
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Man doing kettlebell crunches outside
Using the effective Mix of Methods training approach, MusclePharm's Cory Gregory helps you to build up your size and strength while losing fat using daily bodyweight workouts.
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Muscular man doing barbell rows in gym setting.
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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Are You Immune To Your Training Program?
Blast through strength plateaus and learn how often to change workouts. Mike Mahler presents a workout that will end your current training immunity.
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How to Prepare Your Body for Heavy Workouts
In this video, Joe Bennett tells us exactly what we should focus on during our warm ups to activate our muscles - which can lead to better workout sessions.
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5 Trap Bar Exercises You Should Try w/ PhamFlexx
The trap bar is an underutilized piece of the equipment and when used appropriately can build explosive strength and power. Learn the best trap bar exercises.
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The Often Forgotten Exercise: The Dumbbell Pullover!
The dumbbell pullover has fallen into obscurity. Bodybuilder Joseph Ohrablo explains proper form, and the benefits of performing dumbbell pullovers.
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Super Heavy Brandon Beckrich's Big Back Day at Muscle & Strength Gym
At the start of his prep for the 2016 NPC Nationals, Brandon Beckrich traveled to the M&S HQ to get some killer workouts in. Check out how he trains back!
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Cory Gregory doing a bench press in the gym
Using the effective Mix of Methods training approach, MusclePharm's Cory Gregory helps you to build up your chest and triceps size and strength while losing fat.
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Things That Are Good For You
Bench press, lat pull downs and curls? No! Top strength coaches share their recommended 5 exercises, and you won't like them!
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Ryan Terry's Ab Workout: 3 Exercises For Insane Abs
IFBB Physique Pro Ryan Terry reveals the three best ab exercises for a perfectly shaped midsection. You'll want to add these to your training immediately!
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Ask Joe the Pro Vol. 1 - Hardcore Gyms
Joe Ohrablo talks about hardcore gyms, teens and creatine, improving the deadlift form, and the use of Olympic lifts for building muscle mass.
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The Importance of Coaching Yourself on Major Lifts
If you're a weight room regular or just starting out, technique and form should be at the top of your priority list. Check out these 6 ways to coach yourself on your lifts!
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Go Heavy, Get Explosive, Grow Bigger
A detailed look at muscle fiber types, and explains why you should be focusing on heavy and explosive lifts rather than time under tension.
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Extremely High Volume Pyramid Chest Workout w/ Robert Timms
In this video, Robert Timms takes us through his typical chest workout. Robert utilizes pyramid & reverse pyramid sets to pump up the volume in this workout.
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Training Fundamentals With Charles Glass - Pt. 5 Legs
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises work to build leg muscles.
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Diego Sebastian's Arms & Abs Superset Workout
Cover model Diego Sebastian shares his go-to arms and abs superset workout. Watch the video for the secret to cover ready abs, biceps, and triceps!
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Muscle & Strength Bodybuilding Glossary
The most comprehensive bodybuilding glossary on the web. Includes a huge list of bodybuilding acronyms. This page is always growing so check back!
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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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How to Properly Train & Grow Your Calves With Kris Gethin
Kris Gethin joins the Muscle & Strength team and teaches us a few things about how to properly target the calf muscles for growth. Check it out!
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Phase 2 of the P.B.S. Model, the Build Phase, capitalizes on the groundwork done in the Primer phase and uses it as a launchpad to see radical changes in your physique.
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Quick Tip: How to Perform Dumbbell Upright Rows
In this video, IFBB Men's Physique Pro & Beast athlete Brandon Hendrickson breaks down everything you need to know to perform the dumbbell upright row.
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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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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 5 - Non-Linear Periodization
Natural bodybuilder Joe "the pro" Ohrablo explains non-linear periodization, and talks about the American Muscle TV show and Mike Mentzer.
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Kris Gethin’s Brutal Giant Set Shoulder Workout
Check out Kris Gethin's intense shoulder giant set routine and give it a shot during your next shoulder workout. Your future pump & gains won't regret it!
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How To Increase Your Deadlift Max With Specialized Grip Training
Strength coach Karsten Jensen details 3 exercises that will allow you to rapidly increase your deadlift grip strength.
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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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Training On The Go - Anton Antipov's Hotel Gym Workout Circuit
Can you train while traveling? Check out how Nutrex Athlete Anton Antipov trains with minimal equipment at his hotel gym while visiting Muscle & Strength!
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4 Glute Exercises to Build a Strong & Sexy Booty
From Instagram to magazines, these days it's all about the butt. Dr. John Rusin shares 4 new-to-you exercises that will help you build strong, sexy glutes.
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