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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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50 Tips & Tricks Guaranteed to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
No fluff, no junk. In this article, you'll find 50 straight to the point tips and tricks to help you build lean muscle mass and burn body fat! Read more.
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Sadik's Top Two Favorite Quad Exercises For Building Mass
After switching to Classic Physique, Sadik added a lot of leg mass in a short amount of time. In this video, he gives us his top two exercises for quads.
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[Video] Heavy Ass Back Workout w/ Johnnie O. Jackson
Gasp athlete and IFBB pro, Johnnie O. Jackson, takes us through one of his signature heavy back days at his gym in Texas. Watch for some back day motivation!
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4 Resistance Band Exercises to Build Tricep Strength
Got a goal to destroy your bench press PR? Some tricep accessory work will help and these 4 resistance band tricep exercises are a good place to start!
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Squeeze Method For Building A Big Defined Chest
The Muscle & Strength team travels to Columbus, OH and learns about the squeeze method from MuscleTech Athlete, Santi Aragon. Give this method a shot!
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Improve Your Lift Form & Performance Training Solo
Learn how to improve your lift technique and performance without a coach or training partner by recording your workouts and implementing paused reps.
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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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IFBB Pro Victor Martinez's Heavy Back Workout At M&S Gym
IFBB Pro Victor Martinez visited the M&S HQ to give us an inside look at some of the training techniques that he's used to build a big & thick back.
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5 Best Chest Exercises Without Equipment
If you're on the go, training at home, or looking to mix things up, try these 5 chest exercises that require little to no equipment. There's no excuse for skipping chest day!
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Texting At The Gym
Bringing your celly to the gym? Training with the brahs at the globo gym? Not tracking your progress? Get your head in the game with these 12 tips.
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The Poor Bodybuilder: Big Results On A Skinny Budget!
Think it costs far to much to build the body you want? Check out this article where Brad Borland gives you some time and money saving tips!
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How Your Goals Could Benefit from a Maintenance Phase
Have you already accomplished all of your fitness goals? Well, it may be time to transition into a complete maintenance phase. Read on to learn more!
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Using Resistance Bands for Explosive Muscle Growth
Have you heard of resistance band training? AML Athlete Joe Donnelly gives us the 411 on resistance band training, why it's effective, and how to use it.
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What Mainstream Media Got Wrong About Ab Training
Do you get most of your ab training advice from mainstream media? Your training could be influenced by some of the myths. Read this and get back on track!
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Aesthetic Bodybuilding Shoulder Workout with Chris Bumstead
We finish off our training series with MHP Athlete Chris Bumstead's Shoulder Workout at the Muscle & Strength Gym. See how the 21 y/o trains shoulders!
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[Video] 4x World's Strongest Man Brian Shaw's Grip Strength Tips
When it comes to grip strength, Brian Shaw knows what's up. Check out his tips and favorite tools he uses to build one of the strongest grips in the world.
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How to Use Complexes to Build Muscle & Burn Fat
Complexes are the perfect tool for those looking to get more out of their workouts. Give these variations a try to maximize your muscle building & fat loss.
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How to Build More Muscle Using Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training
Dr. John Rusin describes what blood flow restriction training is, the benefits of adding it into your workouts, and how to implement it into your plan!
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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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Man doing underhand barbell row in CrossFit style gym.
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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[Video] Epic Arm Blasting Workout w/ Steve Kuclo
Team ALLMAX athlete and IFBB Pro, Steve Kuclo, destroys his arms with this high volume arm workout just 4 weeks out from the 2019 Arnold Classic.
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Quads
Accept the fact that most people are quad-dominant and stop neglecting your quad training. Build your quads with Lee Boyce's top 3 choices for quad training!
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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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Shirtless muscular man doing single arm bicep curls.
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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Training Fundamentals With Charles Glass - Pt. 3 Chest
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises work to build chest muscles.
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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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