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The Workouts for Big Arms in Four Weeks

<b></b>The Workouts for Big Arms in Four WeeksIt can be a nerve-racking experience wearing a tank top or going shirtless on the beach. Lately, training …

25 exercises you've never tried in your life

Maybe you’ve been working out forever. You’ve got your workout routines down, and at this point it’s just getting it in and getting out. But at some …

Workouts

Healthy Eating: 5 Convenient Ways To Add More Protein To Your Diet

When it comes to your diet, forget the fads and start with science. Multiple studies have suggested that higher-protein diets result in greater …

Build Monster Shoulders With This Brutal Giant Set Finisher

There are two kinds of lifters: those who cannot miss a workout—even if a category 4 hurricane is approaching—and those who spend more days …

Build Muscle And Strength With Pyramid Training!

The history of Western civilization travels through ancient Egypt, dating back several millennia. Egyptian culture has given us many things, …

22 Proven Rep Schemes

Here's what you need to know...<p>There's no one best set/rep scheme for every goal, but there are plenty of great plans to choose from, all time-tested …

6 Big Finishers for Every Major Muscle Group

Great endings—whether they occur in sports, on film or on your last date—are the memorable ones. Sure, what you do at the beginning of your routine …

Fine-Tune Your Chest in Four Weeks

chest-workout.jpg<p><b>Duration</b> 4 weeks<p><b>Exercises</b> 23<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Show up early for a symphony orchestra concert that features the most advanced performers …

How Many Calories Do I Need Each Day?

Knowing how many calories you need to consume each day is essential for losing, gaining, or maintaining weight. But how do you go about determining …

High-Intensity Circuit Training (HICT) Workouts

High-intensity circuit training (HICT) involves combining both cardio and resistance training in the same workout. It alternates upper and lower body …

The Core Workout From Hell

Use this crazy piece of equipment called the slosh pipe to sculpt and chisel your midsection<p>Long-time strength coach Dan John, and author of <i>Mass Made Simple</i>, refers to the slosh pipe—a length of PVC piping partly filled with water and capped on each end—as the “core workout from hell.” Why? Its …

Ask The Muscle Prof: What's The Best Cardio For Preserving Mass?

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Jacob Wilson <b><br>Education:</b> PhD in Skeletal Muscle Physiology from Florida State <b><br>Occupation:</b> Founder ABCbodybuilding.com <b><br>Website:</b> …

5 Ways To Improve Workout Density

1 of 6<p>Boredom is any lifter’s worst enemy. Day after day doing three sets of 8-12 reps can get stale for both the body and mind. To help keep your …

Workouts

Four Exercises You Need to Switch

Leg Curl First, Squat Later

Here's what you need to know...<p>Squats can't be beat for big legs, but that doesn't mean you should do them first in your workout.<br>• Hamstring curls, …

The Strict Curl for Max Weight

Here's what you need to know...<p>The strict curl is making a comeback in powerlifting circles.<br>• A strong curl is a sign of a well-rounded lifter.<br>• Training …

3 New Ways to Get Jacked

Here's what you need to know...<p>The basic set and rep schemes work, but to make long-term gains and keep your mind engaged, you need to change things …

Lift Doctor: Best Amount of Exercises Per Muscle Group

<b>“How many different exercises is optimal for each muscle group per workout for beginners vs. veterans?” - Edvinas Milašius</b><p>Great question. First, …

Master the Reverse-Grip Bench Press

Here's what you need to know...<p>Regular bench presses often end up causing joint pain, but the reverse-grip bench press (RGBP) can heal your joints …

Practice for Duck Season: Mount Your Shotgun Indoors with a Flashlight in the Barrel

The most important facet of your shotgunning skills to polish is your gun mount.<p>You can practice the mount at home -- using a gun you know is …

Plan To Grow: Master 5 Secrets For A Better Bulk

I'm talking to you, hardgainer. I see you there, beating your head against the wall, trying to force your muscles to grow. A bunch of forum posters …

The Ultimate Creatine Guide For Maximum Muscle Gains – Written By Sol Orwell

1K<p>Creatine is a molecule in an energy system (creatine phosphate) that can rapidly produce energy (ATP) to support cellular function, and this …

Get Bigger And Harder: Density Training

I’ve written extensively on the methods that are optimal for building muscle. From sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, the ideal number of reps to grow muscle …

Supplement Guide: Burn Fat

Outer Bicep Workouts

The biceps brachii muscle consists of two heads -- the long head and the short head. The long head is also referred to as the outer head of the …

Biomechanics

Build Your Chest: Two Things Holding Back Growth

It’s not a national emergency – yet.<p>But when it comes to chest growth, there are two major things I am seeing in gyms and on social media that are …

Top 10 Foods That Burn Fat

Anytime the topic of discussion in my blogs, articles or newsletters has turned to my own personal grocery shopping list, there has always been a …

Next Level Nutrition: How To Supercharge Muscle Growth With Workout Nutrition

If you ask most bodybuilders to write down their daily diet and supplement regimen you will most likely get a detailed account of when every gram of …