Category: Build Muscle
Nic Troupe trains back with pull-downs

Bodyweight exercises are among the most effective exercises for building strength and muscle mass. However, for most trainers, the only bodyweight exercises for the back they know are the pull-up or chin-up! While the pull-up is definitely effective, it can be too challenging for some or not challenging enough for others. Also, pull-ups don’t fully […]

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How to Prevent, Alleviate, and Overcome Workout Pain We answer your questions. Q: I’m frequently very sore from my workouts, particularly after training legs—it’s sometimes so bad I can’t walk down stairs unassisted! Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to prevent it? A: This is a common problem that occurs after weight […]

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The latest, greatest training program for muscle mass Yeah, it’s a mouthful of words and a muscle-full of techniques we forged together into one brutal, exhausting, and unapologetic method for building muscle mass. So, if you dig deep and stay strong through all six weeks of the MED Training program, your reward will be a […]

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Your thighs are your wheels—your preferred method of transport, the torque behind your speed, the core to the spring in your step. They are basically responsible for helping us take the 3,512 average number of steps every day… So if your thighs are so important, why are you ignoring them? If you’re like most people, […]

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It’s no secret that building amazing calves is one of the hardest training feats imaginable. Most people just accept their genetics and surrender to the idea that they’ll never have great calves. You know the people we’re talking about: you see them with huge upper bodies and skinny “bird” legs. Or they have “cankles” where the […]

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How to Increase Your Bench Press

We all love the classic exercise known as the bench press. Throughout history, the bench press has literally become the measure of the man. Everyone wants to know how much you bench, so it is no wonder that everyone wants to know the secrets to drive up their bench. To start your own assessment of […]

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Next to the chest, the second most sought-after muscle to develop would have to be the biceps. Whether you agree or not, you have to admit that there is something alluring about bulging biceps. Maybe it is the way they look when your T-shirt sleeves mold to your arms, and the material stretches because your […]

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Ever See A World-Class Bench Presser With Small Pecs? Didn’t Think So. Although a powerlifter may be bulkier than you want to be, we can certainly learn a lot about the power and size in their chest muscles. They tend to produce more force per unit of fiber and if you were to “peel back […]

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Looking for a new hamstring and inner thigh exercise? Have we got one for you! This unique hamstring exercise will give you an extremely intense contraction. It’s the perfect exercise to finish off your legs! If you’ve ever done concentration curls for your biceps, you know exactly how intense the contraction can be. If you’ve […]

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Get In, Get Out, Get it Done! Let’s face it, we’re always running out of time. Every hour seems to tick by faster and faster and finding time to get to the gym becomes a challenge. So, being efficient and focused as you step through the doors of the gym is paramount. If you can […]

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A Novel Training Approach to Transform Weak Body Parts into Strengths Virtually everyone is unhappy with one body part or another. Whether it’s “pipe-cleaner arms,” “chicken legs,” or a “trench chest,” most of us have a body part that lags behind the rest. Weaker. Smaller. Not as defined. Yes, genetics do play a role in […]

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How to Use This Tried-and-True Technique to Build Maximal Strength and Power Steven Fleck shares his views on Classic Strength/Power Periodization, a tried-and-true technique to build maximum strength and power. When I’m approached in the gym, the question I’m most frequently asked about strength and power goes something like this: “I’ve been training for some […]

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Q: In your opinion, what are the most dangerous lifts to perform in the gym? I want to stay healthy and injury free, but I hear so many different ideas about what’s dangerous or what the “right” way to do certain lifts is. For instance, one of my favorite exercises is “Good Mornings”, but I’ve […]

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Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load : What are they? How are they related? And how can they help you build a leaner, healthier body? Introduction In terms of weight loss and physique enhancement, the scientific community focused on counting calories for many years. It then focused on fat, and the low-fat movement was born. For […]

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Bigger, stronger, leaner… all words we use when we describe what we want out of supplements. No one spend their hard earned money on ‘supps’ hoping they don’t accelerate their gains (or losses). We expect results from protein, gainers, BCAAs, creatine, fat burners and the gamut of other supplements we use on a daily basis. […]

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