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5 Ab Building Moves for Shredded Abs
Diet and nutrition are critical in revealing your abs, but these moves can help you build the abdominals and shape them to look shredded after your cut!
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Lessons from Lifters: Finding the Perfect Workout Shoes
Serious lifters need serious equipment. Regular tennis shoes aren't going to cut it if you're looking to push your limits and grow.
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Growth Killer
Wonder what could be keeping your gains to a minimum? It may not be protein or carbs. Learn about cortisol, and how it might slow your progress.
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A Complete Guide to The Zercher Squat
The Zercher squat is a unique squat variation that could take your leg gainz to new heights. Learn the reasons for how and why you'd use this exercise.
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How To Avoid Plateaus And Keep Seeing The Gains Your Deserve
Design a workout with the following principles. Effective training programs will incorporate periodization, specificity, and overload, while avoiding overtraining.
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NFL Tight End Vernon Davis - Off Season Track Training
Get some training tips from one of the best tight ends to ever play football! In this video, Vernon Davis takes us down to the track for his speed training.
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Build a Big Chest: 3 Easy Tips to Maximize Incline Bench Press
Team Allmax athlete Steve Kuclo stops by the Muscle & Strength headquarters to give us 3 quick tips to build a bigger chest using an incline bench.
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10 Ways To Bust Through Your Training Rut
If your gains have slowed, don't get discouraged. Instead, take action. This article is packed with tips and advice on how to get you back on track and making progress.
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Muscular man in white tank top doing bicep curls with a 25 pound dumbbell.
Muscle confusion is dumb. Ditch it for strategic variation and harness the power of adaptive resistance to actually progress towards the gains of your dreams.
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Building a Better Bicep: 4 Moves for Sleeve Busting Pipes
Listen up chief, if you're looking for some tickets to the gun show then you've come to the right place. Read up and then get curling.
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4 Ab Exercises for a Stronger Core w/ PhamFlexx
Team ALLMAX athlete PhamFlexx shows us his favorite exercises for targeting and building a stronger core. Give them a try for yourself during your workouts!
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Deadlift Domination: 5 Tips for 5 Plates
Grip and rip it may have worked for John Daly but if you're interested in longevity in the iron game, you better get your deadlift right before you take a trip to snap city.
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Man doing a pull up in the gym
An inside look at one of the greatest fitness trainers of all time, Vince Gironda. Feature includes an analysis of his 8 major lifting philosophies.
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5 Pump-Inducing Workout Finishers You Should Try
Nothing compares to walking out of the gym with an amazing pump. In case you finish your workout without one, here are 5 workout finishers you can try!
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Ryan Terry's Drop Set Quad Workout
Ryan Terry gives us proof that physique competitors do train legs. Check out IFBB Physique Pro and USN athlete Ryan Terry's intense drop set quad workout!
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HIIT Outdoor Combat Cardio Workout w/ Gerardo Gabriel
In this video, Gerardo Gabriel takes us through a Marine style HIIT combat cardio style circuit outside. Give it a shot as form of cardio in your workout!
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Get Your Logs Rolling - Why You Need A Training Log!
Logging your training, diet and supplements is a great way to move from amateur to advanced lifter. Stop guessing, and start growing.
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Tricep Trifecta: 3 Power Exercises For Tricep & Bench Strength
Coach Myers has the answer for two weightlifting woes. This workout will get you past your bench press plateaus and leave you with massive triceps!
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6 Things I Miss About Training At A Big Box Gym
Josh "The Red-Bearded Bastard" Mac takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the differences between the big box gyms he left behind and his current powerlifting gym.
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3 Unique Chest Exercise Variations For Growth With Ryan Terry
A few days after winning the 2017 Arnold Classic, Team USN Athlete Ryan Terry visited the M&S HQ to share some of his training and nutrition techniques.
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How I Got Big: The 3 Secrets
These three "secrets" transformed me from scrawny hardgainer into a massive, muscular natural bodybuilder.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Massive Chest
Don't get stuck with a tiny chest because all you do is focus on bench pressing. Read this article to learn how to properly build you chest muscles!
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Charles Glass coaching man doing lat pull down
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises work to build back muscles.
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Bodybuilder thinking while sitting on a bench in the gym
You may only bench on Mondays but it's time to consider if you should be benching at all. Listen up bro...
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[Video] How To Build Freakishly Big Calves w/ Steve Kuclo
IFBB Pro and ALLMAX athlete, Steve Kuclo, gives us some tips and exercises that have helped him build some of the best calves in bodybuilding.
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Time for Traps - Trap Training Techniques And Exercises
It's time to add slabs of mass to your traps! This article provides training tips, exercsies and techniques that will help you build massive traps.
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Hamstring Muscle Development
So many people neglect their hamstrings. Do you fall into this category? Check out Lee Boyce's top 3 exercises for hamstrings and build better, full legs!
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Cory Gregory deep barbell squat
Using the effective Mix of Methods training approach, MusclePharm's Cory Gregory helps you to build up your squat and leg size and strength while losing fat.
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Training Fundamentals With Charles Glass - Pt. 4 Arms
We met up with legendary master trainer Charles Glass & Physique Competitor Qaden Lee to get an inside look at what exercises work to build arm muscles.
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Train Smarter: What You Need To Know About Pre-Workout Ingredients
The "Supplement Godfather" teaches you all about 11 popular pre-workout ingredients. Use this knowledge to choose the right supplement for you!
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The Triple Progression Training Approach
Standard progression focuses on the addition of weight. Triple progression has you adding reps, sets then weight.
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Juan Morel’s Superset Chest Workout at the East Coast Mecca
Looking for an intense chest day workout to get a killer pump? Give IFBB Pro and Beast Sports athlete Juan Morel's superset chest day workout a try!
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Cory Gregory doing a heavy deadlift
Using the effective Mix of Methods training approach, MusclePharm's Cory Gregory helps you to build up your back and biceps size and strength while losing fat.
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How to Use Supersets, Trisets, & Giant Sets for Muscle Growth
In this video, The Hypertrophy Coach (Joe Bennett) explains how you can add supersets, trisets, & giant sets to your workout programs to build more muscle.
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Roman in the Wild: German Precision in Brazilian Paradise
Bodybuilder Roman Fritz may have been out of his element at open-air Flintstones Gym in Brazil, but that didn't keep him from training hard. Check out his stripped down routine!
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Strong man doing barbell bench press in the gym
MusclePharm's Cory Gregory gives you 3 great ways to blast through bench press plateaus: board pressing, band press downs, and by improving your elbow tuck.
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[Video] Victor Martinez's Bodybuilding Chest Workout
Learn from a legend and build your chest with IFBB pro and MHP athlete Victor Martinez's full chest workout! Give it a try during your next chest workout!
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The Beginner’s Guide to Working With Your Personal Trainer
The new year is here! You have a personal trainer, and are ready to go! Maximize your training and diet results with these 8 tips from natural figure competitor Kassandre Harper-Cotton.
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Broscientists Unite! Maybe You've Been Right All Along?
While broscience doesn't have 100% scientific backing, it does follow the scientific method. Learn more about how broscience may actually be right!
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Man sleeping in bed.
Sleep is essential both in and out of the weight room. Learn how to maximize your zzzz's and improve your recovery time, workout performance, and muscle growth.
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The Primer Phase: Part 1 of the P.B.S. Model
Phase 1 of the P.B.S. model, the Primer Phase, is designed to create the greatest window of opportunity for you to make muscle-building progress long-term.
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Bodyweight Exercises For Size And Strength
Side aside the dumbbells, barbells and machines and build size and strength using this bodyweight workout created by strength coach Mike Mahler.
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15 Min Quick Ab Circuit for Shredded 6 Pack Abs w/ Gerardo Gabriel
In this video, Men's Physique Pro & Nutrex athlete Gerardo Gabriel takes us through his quick 15 min ab circuit that helped him build his shredded 6 pack.
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Santi Aragon's Massive Shoulder Workout
Want to know how IFBB Pro Santi Aragon grew his truly massive shoulders? Check out his 4 favorite moves that blast his delts from all angles.
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[Video] 3 BIG Shoulder Raise Variations w/ Regan Grimes
IFBB Pro and Primeval Labs athlete, Regan Grimes, shows us 3 unique shoulder raise variations he uses to build massive shoulders. Give them a try!
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3 Wrong Ways You've Been Taught to do Key Lifts
If you've been lifting for long enough, you've probably heard 1 of these 3 form cues. However, it might be time you forget about these blanket approaches.
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Boyce's Choices: Top 3 Exercises for Abs
You may think you know how to train your core, but unless you're doing these 3 exercises, you're missing out on some solid core strength! Check it out!
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7 Ft. Genetic Giant Chest Workout w/ Matt Morgan
In this video, Matt Morgan performs his typical chest workout and enlightens us on his exercise selection having suffered pec tears while wrestling.
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How to Build a V-Taper with Sadik Hadzovic
Sadik Hadzovic is known for his V-Taper. But, he doesn't recommend stressing on your midsection. Learn what body parts he does focus on to create his V.
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Variable Split Training
Natural bodybuilding champion Sean Sullivan discusses variable split training; an approach that focuses on training each muscle group on its own cycle.
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