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Want to build muscle? You're in the right place. These articles will teach you how to build muscle by developing the right nutrition and workout plans for your lifestyle and goals. If you're a beginner we recommend reading our how to build muscle expert guide first.

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Samantha Jerring in the kitchen flipping her grilled chicken
Nutrex athlete and IFBB Pro, Samantha Jerring, gives M&S a sneak peek at what her pre-workout nutrition looks like before she heads deep into her 2022 Olympia Prep!
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Arnold's Chest & Back Workout: The Best Pump Of All
Everyone knows that Arnold lived for the pump, and this chest and back superset was his favorite workout to get both results and a hardcore pump.
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3 Body Types - Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph
Your body type can influence how you respond to different types of workouts and diet plans. This guide helps you understand your body type (ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph) and how you can structure your workout and diet for success.
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Muscle & Strength athlete in grey M&S t-shit cooking chicken and peppers on the stove.
Learn how to maximize your bulking budget using as little as $50 per week. This feature includes grocery lists and specific meal plans that will help you save and grow.
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Alex Hormozi Insane Transformation
Gaining 35lbs naturally takes quite a while...unless you're willing to eat 800g of carbs and train for 3 hours daily. Alex Hormozi decided to try it out for himself and the results are astounding.
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Muscle Building Over 40: Guide & Workout
Age is truly just a number. This guide by Brad Borland helps you to dial in your gym efforts and build the body you want at any age. Sample training routine is included.
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Teenage Bodybuilding Guide: How To Workout, Eat & Grow
Get answers to all your training and nutrition questions. This is a complete guide for teens that includes workouts and nutritional advice to help you maximize progress.
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The Best Muscle Building Exercises
A detailed look at the most potent muscle building exercises, as well as a bodypart by bodypart breakdown. Stop wasting time in the gym and start getting results!
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Which Is Better For Chest: Incline Or Flat Bench?
Jeremy Gray breaks down the differences between these two potent chest building exercises and helps you to decide which bench pressing variation is right for you.
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How To Approach Cardio While Building Muscle
Can cardio hinder muscle mass gains? What type of cardio is best for your experience level? Find out how to best incorporate cardio while building muscle.
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15 Reasons Why You're NOT Building Muscle!
This article takes a close look at the reasons why you're not building muscle and gaining weight. Read this is you're having trouble getting big!
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How to Use Reverse Pyramid Training to Maximize Gains
Burst through your plateau and start making gains with reverse pyramid training. Learn all about reverse pyramid training and give the sample workout a try!
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Muscular female and male hanging from rack in a gym
Mini-cuts are a vital tool in your muscle-building toolbox. Learn why they are so effective in long-term muscle growth and how to use them to help reach your goals.
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Snatch Grip Deadlifts For Explosive Muscle Growth
The snatch grip deadlift is a quality, low back friendly alternative to the conventional deadlift. This article explores the many benefits of this muscle building movement.
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Older man doing deadlifts in the gym.
As we age, the general belief is that muscle loss and increased fat gain are inevitable. This is false. In this article, you'll learn how to continue building muscle mass as you age.
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Natural Muscle Building: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size
How much muscle can you add naturally? What arm size can you expect? Is it even possible to know the answers to these questions? Find out in this complete guide to natural bodybuilding genetics.
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Muscular man sitting on a workout bench in the gym.
The Anabolic Diet is a muscle building and fat loss eating protocol developed by Dr. Mauro DiPasquale as a method to induce safe steroid-like gains for natural lifters.
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How To Build Big, Strong, & Thick Legs Without Squats
Even though squats may be the best leg exercise, you can still gain big muscle with these other lower-body exercises, and the sample workouts included.
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Standing Calf Raise vs. Seated Calf Raise
Have puny calves, and undecided about which exercise is best for packing on size? Brad Borland analyzes both movements and helps you to decide which is best.
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How to Build Muscle: 5 Step Guide to Lean Gains
The process of muscle building is an incredibly complex physiological and biomechanical process which can confuse even the most experienced trainee. Here are 5 simple steps that can get you started on the right track today.
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Posterior shot of African American muscular man flexing upper body in the gym
Take your back development to the next level with these advanced movements. These exercises can be added to your next pulling session, back workout, or full-body training session.
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How To Structure A Workout Routine
Not sure if the training system you created is good to go or horrible? The following four steps will help you build a quality muscle building workout from the ground up.
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9 Reasons Why You Can't Build Big Shoulders
Give your shoulders the boulder treatment by correcting these 9 common mistakes that keep a lot of builders from gaining bigger shoulders.
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Vince Gironda
Called the "Honest Workout", Vince Gironda's 8x8 training system is an extremely challenging and effective old school approach to bodybuilding.
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15 Ways To Switch Up Your Muscle Building Routine
Have you stopped gaining size? Then it may be time to switch up what you are doing in the gym. This article provides 15 tips to help you get back on track and growing.
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Strength Building Guide
Looking to get strong? This expert guide teaches you how to increase your strength and power. Learn how to maximize your workouts and diet for maximum strength gains!
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 Endomorph Bodybuilding: How To Optimize Your Diet & Workout For Results
Endomorphs have very little issue building muscle, but they also gain fat rapidly as well. Learn how to work with this body type to pack on mass with very little fat.
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Why You Need to Have More Leg Days (Workouts Included)
Everybody hates leg day, but the truth is you should probably be doing more of them. Check out why and take advantage of these two sample leg day workouts!
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Shirtless, muscular man doing machine cable flys.
Full body workouts are outdated, right? Wrong. Find out what science tells us about training frequency, increased gains, protein synthesis, and optimal muscle growth.
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Best Pre-Exhaust Exercises for Every Muscle Group
The pre-exhaust method is an excellent tool for those looking to tap into their muscle growing potential. Learn how & why you should implement it yourself!
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Expert Guide: HMB Supplements
HMB has been used by bodybuilders since the early 1990s. This expert guide will teach you what HMB supplements are, their possible benefits, and how to use HMB for optimal results.
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Man Chest Workout Abs
Not seeing the chest gains you're after? Try these 5 chest workout finishers that are designed to be brutal, but effective for building rock-solid pecs!
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How to Get Freakishly Strong with Deadlift Every Day Program
Do you love to deadlift? Do you wish you could deadlift every single day? Learn how you can with the Deadlift Every Day Program & the benefits of doing so!
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Skinny Fat: Signs, Dangers, & How to Fix Being Skinny Fat
The scale says skinny but the mirror says "lose weight." What should you do? This article helps skinny fat trainees explore the pros and cons of bulking and cutting cycles.
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Man in gym performing overhead barbell press
If you're tired of the same old training routine, and want to shock your muscles into new growth, then German Volume Training is the program you need! Bear in mind, GVT isn't for the faint of heart.
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Barbell vs. Dumbbell Shoulder Press: Which Builds More Delt Mass?
Improve your delt training and build a more impressive torso by comparing the most two potent shoulder building exercises: dumbbell overhead press and military press.
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10 Best Exercises for Building Lean Muscle Mass
If you're trying to put on as much lean mass as possible, you better be incorporating these 10 mass building exercises into your workout routines!
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The 17 Push Up Variation Workout Challenge
The 17 Variation Push Up Challenge will challenge your cardiovascular and muscle endurance as you perform 17 different push up variations to failure.
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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Your Biceps
Blast your biceps with these 5 killer moves that put a twist on classic bicep exercises, making them twice as effective!
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Muscular, shirtless man doing leg press.
A detailed look at myofibrillar and sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, types of hypertrophy training, and the best hypertrophy programming to maximize muscle mass gains.
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Does Testosterone Build Muscle?
There's a lot of science (and bro-science) out there about testosterone. Brad Borland gets down to basics to explore whether or not your body needs testosterone to build muscle.
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Want Bigger Triceps? Flip Your Grip!
If you've been training triceps the same way for months on end, it might be time to switch things up. Ramp up your gains with this reverse grip workout!
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Athletic man performing pull down in the gym
When it comes to building an impressive back, wider is better. Learn the differences between these 2 major lat exercises and which one is best for maximum back development.
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Doggcrapp Training for Natural Bodybuilders
Should natural bodybuilders use the Doggcrapp Training system? What is DC Training? An inside look at the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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4 Supersets That Will Destroy Your Legs
Leg muscles can be both "show" muscles & "go" muscles depending on how you view them. Either way, these 4 supersets will help you develop legs that do both!
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Increasing Your Muscle Mass With Training And Diet
Wondering where to start when it comes to building muscle mass? Here is the best place to start if you're looking to add on some muscle mass the right way!
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Split image of a man doing pushups and a female doing kettlebell swings
Improve your metabolism, burn calories, and increase your heart rate with these workouts. Plus you'll be able to improve skills that will help you improve your overall athletic ability.
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5 Crazy But Effective Back Building Exercises
Bored with your back training? Here are 5 unconventional exercises that are sure to spark some growth and keep things interesting!
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Modern Bodybuilding & Fitness Acronyms
HIIT, DOMS, BCAAs and PRs? You've seen these acronyms everywhere, now find out what they mean. Each term includes a definition and example of common usage.
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30 Minute Weekend Blast Workout
Maximize the 4th of July weekend by building muscle in minimal time. This intense 3 workout series by Brad Borland focuses on supersets and brief 30 minute workouts.
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Want to build muscle? You're in the right place. These articles will teach you how to build quality lean muscle mass. If you're a beginner we recommend reading our how to build muscle expert guide first.