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Safe, Strong Upper-Body Lifting Begins With These Two Ratios
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Safe, Strong Upper-Body Lifting Begins With These Two Ratios

Don't wonder why you're in pain. Make sure that any program or training style you're following has these two crucial benchmarks covered, and you're setting yourself up for long-term success! June 15, 2018 4 min read
Get Crazy Strong Squatting And Pulling Every Other Week
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Get Crazy Strong Squatting And Pulling Every Other Week

There's more than one way to grow. If high-frequency training has you burned out, try this low-volume, high-intensity way to build serious strength and muscle. June 13, 2018 7 min read
The Best Damn Trap Bar Workout, Period
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The Best Damn Trap Bar Workout, Period

The trap bar (or hex bar) deadlift isn't a second-rate deadlift. It's allows more people to experience the joy and benefits of heavy pulling without pain, and it deserve its time in the spotlight. Here's how and why to train it! June 08, 2018 6 min read
4 Common Physique Flaws And How to Fix Them
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4 Common Physique Flaws And How to Fix Them

The four most common flaws in the male physique have some proven fixes! May 30, 2018 4 min read
Your 100-Rep Plan For A Mile-Wide Back
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Your 100-Rep Plan For A Mile-Wide Back

Want a new way to blast your back? This percentage-pumping strategy helps you do just that. May 29, 2018 2 min read
Ask The Muscle Doc: Is Training To Failure Necessary?
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Ask The Muscle Doc: Is Training To Failure Necessary?

Are you an every-set-to-failure lifter? Or one who never even gets close? Here's how to optimize your sets to end at the right time for maximum results and minimum risk. May 24, 2018 3 min read
Your Triceps Training Is Incomplete Without This!
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Your Triceps Training Is Incomplete Without This!

Think you know how to train your tris? You might only be partly right. We'll show you what you've been doing wrong and how to correct it! May 18, 2018 3 min read
Bad To The Bone: Tony Sentmanat's No-Holds-Barred Tactical Training
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Bad To The Bone: Tony Sentmanat's No-Holds-Barred Tactical Training

Tony Sentmanat's explosive workouts look flashy, and sometimes they look downright impossible, too. But according to him, it's all in service of a higher purpose. May 16, 2018 5 min read
Danica Patrick Interview: Finishing Strong
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Danica Patrick Interview: Finishing Strong

For two decades, Danica Patrick has set records, run over stereotypes, and provided a role model for young women worldwide. We interviewed the legendary driver on the eve of her retirement from racing. May 15, 2018 5 min read
The Right Way To Blend Kettlebell And Barbell Training
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The Right Way To Blend Kettlebell And Barbell Training

Your gym has barbells. It probably has kettlebells, too. Learn to use the two together in the same program, and they'll make each other better, and make you stronger, leaner, and more athletic at the same time. May 11, 2018 6 min read
Ask the Super Strong Guy: How Can I Train Triceps Without Hurting My Elbows?
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Ask the Super Strong Guy: How Can I Train Triceps Without Hurting My Elbows?

If you're after a massive bench press, the road goes directly through your triceps. Here are four pain-free ways to add strength to your upper arms. May 09, 2018 3 min read
3 Reasons Why You Should Eliminate Rest Days
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3 Reasons Why You Should Eliminate Rest Days

Chasing better gains and faster fat loss? Jim Stoppani, Ph.D., explains why ditching your rest days may improve your chance of better gains, and better health. May 07, 2018 1 min read
3 Ways To Spice Up The Rear-Foot-Elevated Split Squat
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3 Ways To Spice Up The Rear-Foot-Elevated Split Squat

You've done them with body weight or a couple of dumbbells. But have you done all of these variations of this classic lower-body strength and muscle-builder? You need these in your leg day arsenal! May 03, 2018 5 min read
Big Rocks, Pebbles, And Sand: Simple Programming For Lasting Gains
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Big Rocks, Pebbles, And Sand: Simple Programming For Lasting Gains

In this unique take on superset workouts, you'll alter big and small moves four times a week, using rock-solid performance standards to help you regulate volume and exercise selection. This is how to train for the long haul! April 23, 2018 7 min read
Mix Weights And Body Weight To Build Maximum Muscle!
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Mix Weights And Body Weight To Build Maximum Muscle!

Get ready to leave it all out there. By precisely combining heavy strength work with scorching high-rep bodyweight challenge sets, you can inflict maximum muscle fatigue without making your joints raise the white flag! April 13, 2018 4 min read
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No Equipment? No Problem! Get Jailhouse Jacked With Bodyweight Training
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No Equipment? No Problem! Get Jailhouse Jacked With Bodyweight Training

U.S. prisons could outlaw weight rooms, but they couldn't stop prisoners from finding ways to bulk up. These five exercises form a never-before-published, highly-effective bodyweight training routine that'll show you how to get swole in a "weight-less" environment. April 11, 2018 4 min read
A Beginner's Guide To Women's Powerlifting Gear
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A Beginner's Guide To Women's Powerlifting Gear

You don't need a lot of gear to get started powerlifting: just a barbell and some weights. Over time, though, you might want to assemble a collection of approved gear to up your powerlifting game. April 10, 2018 4 min read
The Simple Strength Trick To Get The Most Out Of Heavy Lifts
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The Simple Strength Trick To Get The Most Out Of Heavy Lifts

How many reps can you lift with your 4RM weight? The answer may seem obvious, but you have more potential in this crucial strength-building range than you think. This is the smart way to get strong! April 03, 2018 4 min read
5 Ways To Master The Mind-Muscle Connection And Get Huge!
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5 Ways To Master The Mind-Muscle Connection And Get Huge!

Are you one of those people who works their ass off in the gym, but never seems to get the gains you should? Could be you're not working the muscles you think you are. Learn to do that, and growth will come! March 30, 2018 5 min read
What Makes Dropsets So Good, But So Nasty?
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What Makes Dropsets So Good, But So Nasty?

People keep using this technique because it turns a simple set of 10 reps into a battle to the death with the gods of your muscle groups. Learn why you should be using it. March 09, 2018 3 min read
4 Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling
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4 Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling

Don't let your training and diet slip when you're on vacation or traveling for work. Follow these four tips to stay lean and fit on even the busiest trips. February 27, 2018 5 min read
This Is Full-Body Training Done Right!
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This Is Full-Body Training Done Right!

Try the first workout from the new Total-Body Strong program, and be prepared to feel it from head to toe! Hit three days a week of this style of training hard, and it just might be all the lifting you need. February 16, 2018 3 min read
The 4 Best Calisthenics Exercises To Build Jacked Legs
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The 4 Best Calisthenics Exercises To Build Jacked Legs

Yes, you can earn strong, seriously built legs with nothing more than your body. Here are the essential moves to know, and how to program them! February 12, 2018 4 min read
4 Back Strategies Doomed To Fail
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4 Back Strategies Doomed To Fail

Sometimes knowing what not to do is the most important lesson. If you want to build huge lats and traps that turn heads, avoid these four misguided back attack strategies. February 08, 2018 3 min read
Want To Make Real Gym Progress? Deload!
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Want To Make Real Gym Progress? Deload!

If you're lifting on a regular basis, odds are you're a hard-charging, results-oriented type of person. Here's a message on behalf of your body: Back off every now and then. February 08, 2018 4 min read
970 Pounds Shouldn't Leave The Ground This Easily
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970 Pounds Shouldn't Leave The Ground This Easily

One of the world's mightiest men is moving mountains of weight in his quest to conquer the sport of strongman. Sit back and watch a mighty pull! February 01, 2018 1 min read
Never Waste Another Warm-Up! Do This Instead.
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Never Waste Another Warm-Up! Do This Instead.

Treat your body like a finely-tuned machine and walk into every workout feeling like an animal! This warm-up involves six phases, but you can knock it out in the same 10 minutes you've been wasting on the treadmill! January 29, 2018 6 min read
Threshold Training: The Fastest, Safest Way To Your Next PR
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Threshold Training: The Fastest, Safest Way To Your Next PR

As you struggle to hit those 10 heavy reps, there's usually a point at which you've lost good form and are using compensation techniques to move the weight. By finding out exactly where your form went south, you can begin to make real progress. January 26, 2018 5 min read
Sleep To Grow And Pray For Gains With Kali Muscle
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Sleep To Grow And Pray For Gains With Kali Muscle

You can't spell gainz without Zs! Follow Kali Muscle's bedtime ritual, and you'll finally be able to fill out those Batman jammies. January 25, 2018
4 Easy Ways To Add More Training To Your Life
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4 Easy Ways To Add More Training To Your Life

Quality training doesn't have to be a complicating factor in your life. When your body is your weight, it's far simpler than you think. Let bodyweight guru Al Kavadlo show you how! January 15, 2018 4 min read
The 6 Grittiest Paired Sets You're Not Doing
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The 6 Grittiest Paired Sets You're Not Doing

Make your training more efficient, potent, and brutal from head-to-toe by mixing these moves together. Stop wasting your valuable rest time! January 10, 2018 5 min read
The Bodybuilder's Guide To A Better Bench Press
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The Bodybuilder's Guide To A Better Bench Press

Earn big lifts and big gains with this comprehensive guide to how bodybuilders need to bench. Get your feet off the bench, settle in, and move some weight! January 10, 2018 3 min read
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Jim Stoppani's Full-Body 5x5s
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Jim Stoppani's Full-Body 5x5s

A classic training method gets a muscle- and strength-building upgrade with this five-day full-body routine. December 28, 2017 5 min read
Your Guide to Building Next-Level Legs
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Your Guide to Building Next-Level Legs

Build bigger wheels. Move bigger weights. And remind yourself what leg day is supposed to feel like (Spoiler alert: It's brutal). December 27, 2017 1 min read
8 Tips For Getting Crazy Ripped
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8 Tips For Getting Crazy Ripped

You've paid your dues to build some serious muscle. Now it's time to let those muscles show! What's the best way to lean down and get ripped? December 13, 2017 5 min read
Your Blueprint For Building A Bigger Back
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Your Blueprint For Building A Bigger Back

The ultimate goal of bodybuilder back training is to achieve the v-taper or "Christmas tree" look. Follow this blueprint and own the stage! November 29, 2017 4 min read
Podcast Episode 32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-Building by Old-School Lifting and... Construction Work?
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Podcast Episode 32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-Building by Old-School Lifting and... Construction Work?

Cassandra Martin is known for serious muscles and heavy lifting on Instagram, but doesn't share much else in her posts. She and her husband Hunter stopped by to discuss how they train, how their work makes her stronger, and why she feels lifters should eat their way through a plateau. November 27, 2017 26 min read
3 Machines To Build A Chest Like A Roman Breastplate
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3 Machines To Build A Chest Like A Roman Breastplate

To look like a machine, you might have to use one for your chest training. Learn which three chest-building machines might just be better than free weights! November 21, 2017 2 min read
Podcast Episode 31: Brandan Fokken's Wild Fitness Journey
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Podcast Episode 31: Brandan Fokken's Wild Fitness Journey

Longtime Bodybuilding.com athlete Brandan Fokken shares his fascinating story and talks Hulkamania, corporate wellness, the ultimate disastrous show prep, and far more. November 13, 2017 29 min read
5 Training Rights You Have To Earn
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5 Training Rights You Have To Earn

If you're strutting into the gym aiming for elite status from the first set, you might find yourself burned out or pinned down disappointingly fast. Set yourself up for sustained success by treating these lifting benchmarks with respect! November 10, 2017 5 min read
4 Reasons You Should Be Doing Whole-Body Training
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4 Reasons You Should Be Doing Whole-Body Training

The research is in. Here are four proven reasons why you should take advantage of the health and fitness benefits of whole-body training. October 31, 2017 2 min read
The Number-One Rule For Better Weight Loss
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The Number-One Rule For Better Weight Loss

What if there were something even more important than diet and exercise to singlehandedly improve your weight-loss results? October 26, 2017 5 min read
Build Your Shield: Neck Training 101
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Build Your Shield: Neck Training 101

Given that the neck supports the head, you'd think neck routines would have been part of a basic body workout for decades. Not so. Take it upon yourself to keep this critical body part strong and flexible. October 20, 2017 3 min read
High-End Gyms Versus Old-School Gyms: Which One Is Right For You?
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High-End Gyms Versus Old-School Gyms: Which One Is Right For You?

Gyms these days range from hardcore to high tech, with everything in between. Figuring out which is the right setting for your workouts can lift your odds for success. October 18, 2017 3 min read
Podcast Episode 29: Kris Gethin Crosses The Finish Line
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Podcast Episode 29: Kris Gethin Crosses The Finish Line

Just days after the dramatic climax of his six-month Man of Iron video series and training protocol, Kris stops by to share the amazing story, and the wisdom he earned along the way. If you haven't watched Episode 25, watch that first, and then listen to this! October 16, 2017 29 min read
Bust Through Bench Press Sticking Points With 21s
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Bust Through Bench Press Sticking Points With 21s

Sticking points are like sweaty gym clothes: Everyone pushing hard for new bench-press PRs has them. Jim Stoppani's old-school bodybuilding technique will help you blow right past them. October 09, 2017 2 min read
We Ask The Pros: How Do You Shock A Lagging Body Part?
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We Ask The Pros: How Do You Shock A Lagging Body Part?

There are two ways to strengthen overlooked muscles: Work them more often, and work them in new ways. The "more often" part is up to you, but here are tricks for stimulating new growth. October 09, 2017 3 min read
We Ask The Pros: What One Move Did The Most To Build Your Abs?
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We Ask The Pros: What One Move Did The Most To Build Your Abs?

There are a ton of ab moves from which to choose, but which ones can take you from a measly two-pack to a six-pack? We posed that question to several of MuscleTech's elite athletes. October 04, 2017 2 min read
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