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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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Massive Back
Learn everything there is to know about back training and how to build a massive back. This article covers back exercise selection and training frequency.
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10 Best Shoulder Building Exercises of All Time
Building broad shoulders will complete your physique & make you look strong. Learn which exercises are the top 10 all-time best for targeting your shoulders.
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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 More Mass: Use Chains for Strength Gains
How effective is loading the barbell with chains instead of plates? Learn the benefits of utilizing chains in your workouts and how to incorporate them!
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Does High Volume Training Build More Muscle?
Everyone is doing bodypart splits so they must be best for muscle building, right? Jason Ferruggia says no. Find out how you can benefit from lower daily volume & greater training frequency.
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6 Landmine Exercises for Explosive Results
Some just aren't built for barbell variations; that's where the landmine comes into play. Learn the 6 best landmine exercises to do for explosive gains!
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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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Ranking The Best Muscle Building Exercises
It's time to sort through your muscle building workout routine and see if your exercise selection suck. This article will rate movements from beast to least.
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Boost Muscle Growth with High Frequency Training
Most people only train their muscles once per week. New research shows that training more frequently might provide more room for growth. Learn more here!
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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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Dips vs. Close-Grip Bench Press
This article pits two potent tricep builders head to head: parallel bar dips and the close grip bench press. Which is better for arm size? Read on to find out!
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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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Massive Blitz: 4 Week High Rep Muscle Building Cycles
Looking to "switch up" your training? This workout system focuses on four week blocks that hammer muscle groups into growth using high reps and limited rest.
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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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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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M&S model doing seated dumbbell shoulder press.
Build strong and broad shoulders with: hang clean and press, military press, dumbbell shoulder press, upright barbell rows and overhead squat.
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Muscular man shirtless doing bicep curls in the gym
Design your workouts to suit different types of muscle requirements. The more you know about your muscles, the bigger you can build them.
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Editor’s Picks: 7 Pieces of Equipment For Your Home Gym
Looking for a few pieces of workout equipment to keep at your house? Check out this list of practical workout equipment that's essential to beginner fitness!
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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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Death by Deadlift: An Explosive Deadlift Challenge
Looking for a challenge? Love to deadlift? This death by deadlift challenge constructed by Coach Myers is the perfect challenge for you! Give it a shot.
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6 Ways To Build Your Hamstrings
Stop ignoring your hamstrings and put some thought and effort into your training. This article presents 6 solid training options to bolster this strong muscle group.
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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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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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How Frequently Should You Exercise to See Muscle Growth?
"How frequently should you exercise to see muscle growth?" is arguably one of the most commonly asked questions by gym-goers. See what the science has to say!
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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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M&S 2014 Muscle Building Transformation Guide
This complete muscle building guide includes detailed nutrition advice, workouts and training tips, along with motivational transformation stories, articles and interviews.
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muscular man doing bicep curl
This evidence-based article explores the relationship between mind-muscle connection and muscle growth. Learn what the latest research shows and when to apply it to your training.
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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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The Primer Phase: Part 1 of the P.B.S. Model
Phase 1 of the P.B.S. model, the Primer Phase, is designed to create the greatest window of opportunity for you to make muscle-building progress long-term.
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Common Bench Press Mistakes
Beef up your bench press by improving your set up, rep stroke, assistance exercises, warmup protocol, training program and your mental strength.
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Run The Stack: Build Muscle Using Machines
Maximize your machine training and build more mass with this intense rest-pause protocol. Exercises focus on 5 reps sets and rapidly build to max weight & muscle failure.
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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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8 Tips to Help Build Back Muscle and Definition
If you want to maximize your back muscle development, you better be training it right. Read these 8 tips to develop a bigger and more defined back!
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Fit man doing incline bench press in the gym
Cory Gregory explains how you can get massive chest growth like Arnold by performing one of The Austrian Oak's favorite lifts, the wide-grip incline bench press!
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Serious Abs? How About Serious Serratus
Serious abs? Well how about a serious serratus to go with that shredded six pack. MusclePharm's Cory Gregory shares his approach to serratus building.
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A Complete Road Map to Building a Thick Muscular Back
Look no further for guidelines on building a big and thick back. Our road map to building a well defined & complete back covers everything you need to know!
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Strong man flipping tire outside
Everything you need to know about strongman, from contest prep to dealing with injuries. This guide takes a detailed look at all 9 major types of strongman events.
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Increase Training Frequency Build More Lean Muscle
Currently torching a body part once a week and not seeing results? Learn how to increase your training frequency and improve the amount of muscle you build.
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Building Muscle & Strength Without A Barbell
Is training without a barbell blasphemy? Learn how unilateral lifting can bring up weaknesses, help to balance your physique and work towards reducing injuries.
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Quest On Building Steel-Forged Forearms!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 4 focuses on building the forearms, and includes forearm anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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3 Point Muscle Building Method For Better Results
Maik Wiedenbach helps you to view workout structure in a whole new way. Learn the value of targeting each muscle group with a stretch, power and contraction exercise.
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Your Quest To Building Mountain Peak Biceps
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 10 focuses on bicep building, and includes bicep anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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Natty Lifter's Guide to Training: Build Quality Gainz w/out Steroids
In this four part series, we break down everything natural lifters should know about building muscle without steroids. Up first, how should you train?
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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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 Maximize Your Gym Time
John Matulevich helps you to improve your results by incorporating non-competing supersets, standing exercise variations, HIIT cardio and (more) potent compound movements.
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Top 10 Deadlift Variations to Build Muscle Mass
If your want to maximize your muscle growth, you should perform some variation of deadlift during your workouts. Read this article to learn which are the best!
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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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Top 10 Leg Mass Building Exercises of All-Time
Ensure you get the most out of those tough leg workouts by including some of these top 10 muscle building leg exercises. They're considered the best, after all.
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Cory Gregory Mix Of Methods Video Trainer
Cory Gregory and M&S present a free 8 week program to help drop bodyfat and increase strength. This feature includes a downloadable PDF trainer, instructional videos and a diet plan.
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10 Tips for Better Arm Day Pumps (Plus Workout!)
Do arm day the right way with these 10 tips to maximize arm workout pumps and this 3 week sample bicep and tricep workout designed to build bigger arms!
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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.