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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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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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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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99 Facts About Building Muscle You Should Know
School is back in session. Gains school! Check out these 99 muscle-building facts and tips that will up your gym game. After all, knowledge is power!
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5 Brutal Hamstring Workout Finishers
Take your leg day to the next level with these 5 brutal hamstring finishers. Learn how to blast your hamstrings for maximum muscle growth!
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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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5 Crazy But Effective Shoulder Building Exercises
Brace yourself. These shoulder exercises might seem crazy, but they could be just what you need to develop big, wide boulder shoulders!
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Build Shirt-Busting Biceps With These 3 Exercises
Don't just train your biceps; blast your guns into better growth! Learn how to improve results by hitting both the short and long head of the biceps with these 3 proven exercises.
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Wheels Of Steel: How To Develop Muscular Legs
To build massive legs you must put in years with training volume and heavy weight. Find out how to give your leg training a boost and maximize this time in the gym.
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50 Strength & Muscle Building Tips You Should Know
What do you need to make quality gains? While most lifters rush towards complexity and training overkill, what they really need simplicity and training refinement.
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3 Loaded Carry Variations to Build Total Body Muscle
Loaded carries are some of the most versatile exercise variations and can be used to help you accomplish a number of fitness goals. Read on to learn more!
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5 Muscle Building Tips I Wish I Knew
A few words from the wise. Brad Borland takes a look back at his early bodybuilding years and shares a few things he would change if he could do it all over again.
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Muscle & Strength’s 2011 Transformation Guide
Reach your goals in 2011! This guide provides you with tools, articles, workouts and motivation to change your body and life! Get started today, and create the body of your dreams.
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4 Exercises to Help You Set a New Deadlift Personal Record
Completely shatter your current deadlift personal record by performing these 4 exercises! Learn which exercises to perform to make your deadlift max jump!
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Why Does Every Workout System Seem To Work?
Here's the great muscle building mystery: why is it that so many workout systems appear to work, yet 90% of lifters are struggling to make decent gains? Find out...
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Massive Arms
Build the biggest arms you genetically can with this ultimate guide to building massive arms! Read to learn more about arm-specific exercise selection!
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35 Tips To Help You Double Your Muscle Building Gains
It's time to up the training intensity and improve your gains. In this feature Brad Borland presents 35 effective ways of getting better results from your training and diet.
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Chaos And Pain Training - What Is It?
Powerlifter Jeremy Wood details the most brutal workout approach on the planet, Chaos and Pain training. Sample workout included to get you started!
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Max Reps vs Percentage of 1 Rep Max: Find The Proper Weight for High Volume Training
Get more out of high volume training by ditching %1RM and picking a more challenging weight for max reps. Check out the 3 sample workouts for training ideas.
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6 Squatless Leg Training Tips
This is not just another "shut up and squat" article. Leg training should be well-rounded. Build better quality wheels with these 6 squatless leg training tips.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Massive Legs
Say goodbye to your skinny legs forever with this ultimate guide to building massive legs. This guide covers exercise selection for the quads & hamstrings.
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Want Big Arms? Focus On Triceps
If you want big arms it's time to give your triceps some love. In this feature bodybuilder Brad Borland presents 3 tricep workouts for each stage of training.
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Tips For Achieving Effective Muscle Gains
6 tips for boosting gains. Learn about the tie between form and performance, and why you should change workouts every 3-4 weeks.
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Bodybuilder in tank top deadlifting in the gym
Westside Barbell alumni, Nick Showman, busts any myths about the Westside training style with this program template. Check it out and shatter your PRs!
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Another 4 Reasons Why You're Still Small & Weak
Find out how to improve your gym results by learning the art of patience, properly managing your bulks, evolving your training and setting down your cell phone.
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4 Ways Inflammation Affects Muscle Growth
Most people don't truly understand the effects of inflammation and the benefits/consequences it has on muscle growth. Read this article to learn more.
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No Pain, More Gain Shoulder Superset
Shoulder pain should not be the norm. Learn why your shoulders hurt and what you can do to remedy this issue. This feature includes a sample superset warmup workout
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Increase Intensity
Bodybuilder and contest coach Cliff Wilson explores the concepts of training load and volume, helping you to optimize your training and maximize results.
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You've Been Doing Leg Day Wrong All Along - Here's What You've Been Missing
Ramp up your leg day with the unknown and overlooked slideboard lunge. The exercise is guaranteed to increase athletic performance & hamstring hypertrophy!
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6 Resistance Training Myths That Never Die
You head the myths before: weight lifting stunts growth, women who lift get bulky, higher reps are better for toning. Set aside the nonsense and find out the real truth.
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10 Superior Arm Movements for Bigger Guns
Build bigger arm muscles by performing these 5 bicep exercises & 5 tricep exercises anytime you train arms. Learn which ones they are & why you should do them!
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Swole University: 11 Lessons For Bigger Arms
Maik Wiedenbach wasn't born with big arms, he built them the hard way: through trial and error. Learn from his mistakes and expedite your arm gains with these 11 tips.
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Avoid The Seven Deadly Muscle Building Sins!
Maximize your results by lowering stress levels, learning to be patient, being persistent, finding balance, and avoiding ego training and overtraining.
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Rest More, Lift More: The Secret Sauce for Turning Seconds into PRs
Learn the importance of rest periods in between your sets and how you can manipulate them into building greater strength on all of your major lifts!
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5 Post-Workout Essentials For Recovery & Growth
Brad Borland helps you to amp up your post-workout nutrition and increase your muscle growth and recovery by including more than a simple whey shake after your workouts.
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5 Calisthenic Exercises Every Lifter Should Master
You've excelled at the squat, bench,& deadlift, but can you do the 5 body weight exercises every lifter should master? Read on to find out what they are.
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6 Exercises Needed to Boost Chest Growth
Build a big, wide, and muscular chest with these 6 simple movements. Sprinkle them into your chest workouts and experience the gains for yourself!
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7 Habits Of Highly Effective Bodybuilders
Bodybuilding is about more than just mindlessly moving weight. Learn how to refine your goals, and along with them your training, diet and supplementation plans.
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Increasing Weekly Training Volume
Faheem Chauhan teaches you how to safely increase training volume and intensity while reducing the risks of injury and overtraining.
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Bulk of 2016: 5 Tips to a Successful Bulking Season
It's bulking season which is the best time of the year to make gains. Before you start your bulk, you should read these 5 tips to make sure it's successful.
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Core Strength III: 4 New Extreme Core Exercises
If there's one thing Coach Myers is known for it's having an extremely strong core. Check out 4 more of his favorite core movements to build core strength!
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3 Ways to Increase Your Strength With Resistance Bands
You can add resistance bands into your workout plan in many different ways & you should! Check out these tips on how to incorporate them into your workouts.
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6 Quad Building Hacks for Larger Legs
Stop neglecting your legs and start building massive quads. These 6 quad building hacks and exercises are exactly what you need to spark quad muscle growth.
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Destroying Arms At Diamond Gym With Roman Fritz
Build monster-sized biceps, massive forearms, and bulging triceps with IFBB Pro and Animal-sponsored Roman Fritz's arm-destroying routine!
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Nonlinear Periodization: Workouts Centered Around Daily Victories
The problem with linear periodization is that it assumes you'll have the same training energy for every workout. Try nonlinear periodization for daily gains!
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Another Reason Your Muscle Building Program Sucks
Must all exercises be performed with a full range of motion to build muscle? Jason Ferruggia says no. Find out how partial reps can help increase your workout results.
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7 Advanced Bicep Muscle Building Hacks
Have you hit a plateau in your bicep muscle growth? It might be time to implement some new training hacks - check out these 7 advanced strategies.
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6 Must Do's After You Finish Your Workout
Are you doing these 6 things after you finish your daily workouts? If not, you might be leaving some gains on the table. Start maximizing your training.
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Brutally Intense 155 Rep Workout Finishing Technique
Don't let your progress at the gym plateau, switch up your routine with this effective workout that's guaranteed to push you to your limits!
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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.