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Training and Exercise for Children and Teenagers - Part 1
Part 1 in a 4 part series for children and teenagers. This article is a must read for teens who should understand their body before they start training!
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Running workout
Running, when applied correctly, maybe exactly what you need in your fitness arsenal. Learn how and why running should be incorporated into your workouts.
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Mastering Calisthenics: 11 Tough Gymnastic Rings Exercises
Dust off the Olympic rings that have been abandoned in the corner of your local gym and learn how to perform these 11 exercises. You won't be disappointed.
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How to Develop Big & Thick Traps w/ Johnnie O Jackson
Team GASP athlete, Johnnie O Jackson, talks trap training and two of his favorite trap exercises he's used to build some of the biggest traps in bodybuilding.
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21 Year Old Chris Bumstead's Deadlift Session at M&S Gym
21 year old bodybuilder Chris Bumstead liked our deadlift platforms. So, while filming educational videos, he had himself a deadlift party in the M&S gym.
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8 Bodyweight Exercises That You've Never Heard Of
No gym? No problem! With these 8 bodyweight exercises, you can get in a good workout anywhere. And here's the twist, you've probably never heard of them!
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How To Increase Your Bench Press By 200%
Stop wasting time in the gym. Powerlifter Christian Ampania shows you how to get your bench press as strong as hell!
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5 Unorthodox Ways to Use the Trap Bar for Gains
The trap bar itself is unorthodox and these 5 unorthodox trap bar variations are just what you need to make some serious gains. Read on to learn more!
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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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Understanding Core Training: Maximizing Results With Minimal Risk
Save your spine some wear and tear and strengthen your abs and lower back by working with these four primary functions of your core musculature.
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Common Bench Press Mistakes
Beef up your bench press by improving your set up, rep stroke, assistance exercises, warmup protocol, training program and your mental strength.
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Jay Cutler's Training Tips: DB Bench Press
4x Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler, visited the Muscle & Strength gym to give his fans pointers on certain exercises. Check out how he does dumbbell bench press!
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Do the Barbell Neck Press for Greater Chest Gains!
Learn what the barbell neck press exercise is and how you can use it to boost muscle growth in your chest. Example workouts with the exercise are included.
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5 Must Do Exercises If You Want a Stronger Core
To build a strong & functional core, you have to train it with all of it's functionalities in mind. Learn the best 5 exercises that will enable you to do so.
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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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Smart Training: Don't Break Your Body Trying to Build It
Train smart and use mechanical tension, metabolic stress, muscle damage, or a combination of the three. This article shows you how & why to train smart!
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How to Build a Bigger Back Using Chin Ups
Chin ups are an old school and basic bodyweight back exercise. But it's a classic. Learn how you can utilize this foundational exercise to build a bigger back.
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You don’t get bigger or stronger by only lifting weights. Learn the importance of effective training stimuli and great recovery in achieving exceptional results.
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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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Single Leg Strength: The Leg Day Solution For Lifters With Back Issues
Leg day is unbearable for those with lower back pain. The good news is Coach Myers has the solution to an effective leg day so you can still make progress!
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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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How Chin-Ups/Pull-Ups Can Help Your Bench Press
Stuck in a bench press rut? Beef up this bro-favorite exercise by focusing on heavy chin ups and pull ups.
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Overtraining Symptoms: Are You A Victim?
Find out what the symptoms of overtraining are, and what to do if you are overtraining. Article also features a must try "planned overreaching" workout.
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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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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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The Un-Deadlifter: 4 Deadlift & Trap Workout Variations
Traps are the new abs! Slam your traps into growth and build a colossal deadlift one rep max using these 4 excruciating and devious workout options from Steve Shaw.
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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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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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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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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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Functional Training: 6 Keys to 360* Power & Strength
A lot of lifters ignore functional training simply because they don't understand its benefits. Learn how functional training can help you achieve your goals.
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Secrets To Building Huge Arms
Bodybuilder Chad Shaw presents an arm growing workout that focuses on high intensity arm work and training to failure.
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What's the Best Way to Train Your Core While Bulking?
We've got the answers to all your bulk core training questions. Read this article and make sure you train your core the right way this bulking season.
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How To Build Big Shoulders Without Injuries
Implementing these tweaks into your shoulder workout will not only help you build massive shoulders, but greatly reduce the risk of injury in the process.
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Ask Joe The Pro Vol. 7 - What Does It Take To Be A Natural Bodybuilder?
Joe talks about how he build massive pecs, tells you what it takes to be a competitive bodybuilder, and talks about OCD obsessive compulsive eating habits.
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Front shot of man wearing a blue shirt running outside
Held on Memorial Day weekend, the Murph is an annual test of endurance, willpower, and commitment to pay tribute to United States Navy SEAL Michael Murphy.
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Bodybuilders doing incline bench press
MTS Nutrition CEO Marc Lobliner & M&S Purchasing Manager Joe Hudson smash chest and triceps with Dorian Yates style Beyond Failure Training!
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Eric Broser's Fiber Damage Fiber Saturation Training Method
Are you willing to embrace stretch marks, purchase a new wardrobe and take up more space? If so, Eric Broser shows you how to grow!
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3 Scientifically Backed Tips to Help You Increase Strength
Get out of that plateau you've been stuck in for weeks! These 3 tips to increase your strength are backed by science & will help you achieve break your PRs!
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Intra-workout supplements can be beneficial to help maximize your performance. In this article you'll learn about their benefits, and what ingredients you need to power your performance.
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3 Ways to Break Through Squat Plateaus
Stuck in a squatting rut? Can't seem to hit that new squat PR? Check out these 3 tips on bursting through your squatting plateaus & accomplish that PR!
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Bodybuilder doing chest flys in the gym
Cory Gregory explains why Arnold loved chest flys, and how performing them properly can help you build a massive chest like Golden-Era Schwarzenegger!
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[Video] Chris Bumstead’s Joocy Chest Workout
Chris Bumstead takes us through one of his favorite off-season chest workouts that he does to build a thicker dense chest. Give it a shot for yourself!
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Courtney King's Best Shoulder Sculpting Exercises For Women
In this video, team BPI Athlete Courtney King shares four of her favorite shoulder sculpting exercises. Learn how Ms. Olympia Bikini trains her shoulders!
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Am I Strong? Use These Real World Strength Standards
Think that you will never be considered strong? Perhaps you are falling victim to strength standards. See why strength standards are stupid!
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Strong man doing barbell bench press in the gym
Looking for a way to boost your bench press max? Mike Westerdal explains the benefits of training with heavy bench press singles.
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Irradiation: How Your Fist Can Instantly Make You Stronger
What is Irradiation? Find out how to apply this technique to your workouts for a simple alteration that will really pack a punch!
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EMOM Training: Workouts that Maximize Your Gym Time
If you're looking for a new & challenging way to train in the gym, EMOM workouts might be exactly what you are looking for. Read more about this training style!
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Increasing Your Bench Press - Top 10 Tips
Stuck in a bench press plateau? Use these tips to mix up your workouts and bench training and add some pounds to your bench!
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The Best 10 Minute Yoga & Mobility Routine for Weight Lifters
Tight & tense muscles preventing you from making the gains you desire? It's time to add in mobility work. Try Coach Myers' "Yoga for Meatheads" program!
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