Muscle Building Articles

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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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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Muscular man doing cardio on the stair master at the gym.
In this article you'll learn what Zone 2 is, how it can help you, and how you can implement it into your personal plan to help you make the most out of your cardio sessions.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Proper supplementation can be the secret weapon that makes your goals a reality. These supplements are backed by research and shown to help you reach your muscle building goals.
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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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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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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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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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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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Do low rep strength sets have value? How about high rep sets? Does the pump play a role in muscle building? All your rep range questions answered.
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The Savage 4x4: Strength/Hypertrophy Hybrid Workout
This powerbuilding routine may just turn your life around, and unleash something beastly! Workouts cycle between hypertrophy training and strength training.
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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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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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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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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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If you have a rack, bar, and plates, then you have the tools necessary to train. These two full-body programs can help you achieve personal fitness success.
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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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Shoulder Exercise Finishers To Build Bigger Shoulders
Not seeing the shoulder gains you're after? Try these 5 shoulder workout finishers that are designed to be brutal, but effective for building massive boulders!
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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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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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How To Gain Muscle & Strength In Just 1-2 Workouts A Week
Limited time to workout? No problem. Don't quit the gym and destroy your momentum. This article shows you how to make gains in only 1-2 hours each week.
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Ultimate Arm Blaster: Add An Inch In 90 Days
The Ultimate Arm Blaster routine has you performing 15 intense arm workouts in 90 days, cycling between strength, volume and rest-pause training.
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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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Body recomposition is difficult, but not impossible. In this article you'll learn several tips to help you simultaneously and successfully build muscle and lose fat.
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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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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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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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Mike Westerdal lays out the differences between high intensity training and volume training, and tells you which might be better for your body type.
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How To Gain Weight: A Complete Guide
Can't gain weight? This guide takes you step by step through the gaining process, helping you to set up a meal plan and providing you with a muscle building workout.
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Build Bigger Legs: 4 Training Tips for Massive Quads
For truly massive quads, you've got to hit them hard in the gym. Try these 4 training tricks to start packing on more size and strength!
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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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5 Supersets That Will Destroy Your Back
The two main components of a thicker looking back is building big traps and big lats. Accomplish both of those by using these 5 supersets in your workouts!
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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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Bicep Building 101
Matt Weik looks at the anatomy of the biceps, and helps you to build thicker, more massive arms.
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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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Volume Or High Intensity: Which is Best?
High volume, high intensity, heavy weight and time under tension. Dustin Elliott explains which is best for muscle growth, and which can lead to overtraining.
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This article moves beyond the same old pec-hammering exercises and presents you with 5 highly effective chest building movements that you've likely never tried.
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7 Ways To Build Muscle Faster
Not building muscle fast enough? Stop looking for complicated solutions and get back to the basics. These 7 tips will turn you from a "no gainer" into a huge gainer.
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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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3 Things Science Got Wrong About Body Part Training Splits
Have you abandoned the bro split because some scienced-based memes told you it wasn't optimal? Give this article a read and make your own choice.
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The 3-2-1 Resting Method w/ Workout Program
Learn about optimal rest times to increase your gains in the gym. This fool proof 3-2-1 method may be the key to your muscle building success. Check it out!
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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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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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Should You Use High Volume or Heavy Weight to Build Muscle?
In this article, we break down everything you need to know about which form of training is better for building muscle mass: High volume or heavy weight?
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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.