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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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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Man performs 3-point row with dumbbell to gain muscle
No barbell? No problem. This guide teaches you how to perform 8 must-try dumbbell exercises that will add size and strength.
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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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The Noob Teenagers Guide To Building Muscle
Drew Stewart arms teens you with information on training, diet and supplements, so you get on the right path as quickly as possible.
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4 Ways to Achieve Progressive Overload & Build Muscle
Most consider progressive overload as the key to building muscle mass. Learn 4 different strategies to achieve progressive overload & start making gains!
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Ultimate Triceps Training: Increase Your Arm Size In 16 Weeks
Dustin Elliott goes into detail about important tricep exercises, and presents effective triceps workouts that will increase your arm size in only 16 weeks.
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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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Barbell vs. Preacher Curl: Which Is Better?
Want bigger biceps but not sure which movement is the best for mass? Brad Borland takes a look at 2 major bicep exercises and helps you to decide which is best.
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Guide To Smolov Squat And Bench Press
Smolov and Smolov Jr. are incredibly intense but effective approaches for improving your squat and bench strength. This guide helps you to maximize these routines.
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Tired of people telling you to "eat more." In this article James Chan provides specific nutrition and training advice to help skinny guys get on the road to muscle gains.
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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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Top 10 Exercises For Back Training: Who’s Number 1? Deadlifts Or Pull-Ups?
Dustin Elliott ranks the best exercises for building a massive back, listing pull ups as number one. Included in the list are several major surprises.
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Vince Gironda Inspired Workouts: 8x8 Training, Mindset, and Principles
He will forever be known as the "Iron Guru". Learn about Vince Gironda's old school bodybuilding philosophies, nutrition recommendations, & sample workouts!
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Muscle Building 101: Sets, Reps & Workout Splits
Learn workout fundamentals. Everything you need to know about set & rep schemes, body part splits and full body workouts is explained in this article by Steve Shaw.
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10 Best Upper Back Building Exercises of All Time
Attack your back with all of the right exercises. These 10 back building exercises have stood the test of time and will help you build a massive back.
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Build A Bigger Bench Press: 20 Tips To Improve Your Bench Press Strength
Refine your bench press technique, improve your chest workouts, train your upper body for maximum performance, and eat so you can press some real BIG numbers.
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You're 6 months into training and making no gains. Turn things around and start making progress with these 3 important muscle building tips.
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Build The Perfect Body: A Pocket Guide For Men
This reference guide provides quick answers on how to build the physique of your dreams. Learn how to build muscle, lost fat, get in shape and improve your health.
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Complete Guide To Growing Boulder Shoulders
Learn how to hit all shoulder muscle groups correctly for optimal size gains! Includes a complete shoulder workout plan.
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Supplements for Muscle Growth
What supplements are best for muscle growth, and how do I take them? Build the foundation of your supplement program for optimal results.
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Build a massive back with this advanced training technique that's designed to deliver awesome muscle gains while saving you some time at the gym!
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5 Must-Do Exercises To Shock And Grow Your Arms
Alex Savve from Pharmafreak® and SD Pharmaceuticals™ reveals his arm growing arsenal: five potent bicep and tricep exercises you may have never tried.
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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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Shirtless muscular man doing bicep curls in the gym
Whether you want to add size or develop shape, these advanced movements will help you maximize your arm-building potential. Sample workout is also included!
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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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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Your Calves
Are your lower legs lacking impressive size and shape? These 5 tested exercises with unique twists will add mass to your calves, so add them to your next leg day!
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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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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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Deadlifts vs. Barbell Rows: Which Is Better?
Which exercise is the king of back builders? In this article Brad Borland compares barbell rows and deadlifts, and helps you to decide which is right for your goals.
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How To Quickly Build An Impressive Back and Lats
Seeing a big back in the gym is rare. Bodybuilder Maik Weidenbach wants to help you change this. Here are 8 beefy back building tips to get you that amazing barn door.
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This Workout Just Might Kill You...Or Make You Grow - You Decide
1 hour. 1 body part. 50,000 pounds. Are you up for the ultimate high volume workout challenge? This is NOT an ordinary workout, so proceed with caution!
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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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Learn How To Deadlift Using Correct Technique!
Learn how to deadlift with correct technique. This article provides information on how to choose between conventional and sumo deadlifts based on body type.
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A Science-Backed Lean Bulk Supplement Plan
Take your lean bulk to the next level by implementing an intelligent and effective supplement plan. This complete guide looks at the science behind all major bulking supplement choices.
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9 Tips For Growing Your Shoulders Into Small Melons
Think you've heard it all when it comes to shoulder training? Think again! This article from Maik Weidenbach contains 9 delt destroying tips you may never have seen before.
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Build Muscle And Strength With Progression!
Have you hit a training plateau? How do you add weight to the bar to maximize your progress? Learn the ins and outs of weight progression.
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7 Exercises For Stronger Abs With No Back Pain
Build stronger abs without punishing your lower back. It's time to try a new abdominal training approach; one that sets aside spinal flexion without sacrificing effectiveness.
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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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Beginners Guide To Building Your Chest
Learn chest anatomy and function, and build the upper, middle and lower chest with these 5 amazing workout routines from Betancourt's Alex Stewart.
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5 Tips to Go from Average Joe to Swole (Plus Workout)
Most fitness articles out there are for already elite athletes, but what about the average Joe? Check out these 5 tips and workout for ordinary people.
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Rest Pause Drop Sets: Add Killer Intensity to Your Workouts
Rest Pause Drop Training takes the benefits of both rest-pause and drop sets and combines them into one mega set that's designed to deliver results.
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Adding too much fat on your bulk? Or perhaps you're not gaining any muscle or weight at all? Maximize your bulk with hard and smart training, and diet.
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Coach Myers' 10 Min Shredded Core Challenge
Looking for a way to challenge your core and build a shredded 6 pack? Give Coach Myers' 10 minute core challenge a try to build a strong & shredded core.
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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Massive Shoulders
Looking to effectively build some impressive boulder shoulders? Pack on some serious muscle by adding a twist to these traditional shoulder exercises!
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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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Athletic Man Shoulder Pressing Dumbbells
The rear delts are small in size but big in importance when it comes to training. Complete your physique and get stronger by training these muscles effectively with the help of this article!
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How to Build Your Own HLM Full Body Workout
Looking for quality full body workout variations? This template system allows you to build hundreds and hundreds of effective training programs from the ground up.
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5 Best Squat Variations for Building Leg Muscle
The squat is the king of the exercises. And with these 5 variations, everyone will have a version of the squat to choose from so they can build big legs!
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Venom Training System
Welcome to intensity and more muscle mass! The Venom training system is science-backed and utilizes both very low and high rep ranges to maximize hypertrophy.
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Back vs. Front Squats: Which Builds Bigger Legs?
Ask two seasoned lifters which squat variation is best for overall leg mass and you'll likely receive conflicting opinions. Find out which movement is best for you.
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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.