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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2019 Post-Summer Lean Bulking Guide
As your summer shred comes to an end, you may be switching to a bulking mindset. Before you start you should check out this post-summer lean bulking guide!
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10 Mistakes Beginning Lifters Make
Maximize your muscle gains by avoiding these 10 beginner training mistakes outlined by Alex Stewart.
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If you're spinning your wheels, odds are you're making one of these 5 mistakes: abs and biceps overkill, eating low fat, ego training or following the "Champ's" workout.
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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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Bringing Up Your Biceps
Are your biceps lagging behind? Jim Brewster helps you get into the growth zone with effective bicep building workouts.
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Strongman Training, Equipment & Events
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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5 Reasons Your Bulk is Doomed to Fail
Are you making these 5 muscle building mistakes? If you are, your bulk is doomed to fail! Learn what these mistakes are & what you can do to avoid them!
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Bust Through Muscle Building Plateaus
When gains start to slow it's time to take control. These 11 tips and suggestions will help to turn things on end, confuse your body, and get your muscles moving again.
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33 Experts Provide Their Most Important Tips on Building Lean Muscle
You've got a goal to build lean muscle mass, and we've got experts to help you. 33 experts to be exact. Check out their most important tips in this article.
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Strong man doing standing dumbbell press
Stop worrying about finding the perfect workout and start maximizing your current program. Learn the 5 pillars that create gym success regardless of your program choice.
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My Top 5 Musts For Success In Bodybuilding
Natural pro bodybuilder and Scivation sponsored athlete RJ Perkins talks about the importance of passion, drive, determination, dedication and patience.
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5 Best Bodyweight Triceps Exercises
Taking a break from the iron? You can still blast your triceps with these bodyweight moves that use minimal equipment. Perfect for travel and home gyms!
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6 Steps to Getting Jacked this Fall with Kris Gethin
Fall is as good of a time to get jacked as any time of the year, and Kris Gethin's 6 steps to getting jacked will get you pointed in the right direction!
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How Create Shredded Hamstrings In Weeks!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 3 focuses on building the hamstrings, and includes anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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Inside Look At 12 Common Bodybuilding Gym Habits
Elliot Reimers helps you to make sense of common and sometimes crazy gym practices. Grunting, belts, international chest day and muscle confusion. It's all here!
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Your Quest At Chiseling Rock-Hard Abs!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 5 focuses on building the abs, and includes abs anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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10 Things You've Been Doing Wrong Since You Started Lifting
Do you recognize any of these common lifting mistakes? Even experienced lifters are guilty of these! Read on to learn how to right your wrongs.
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Build Your Chest: Two Things Holding Back Growth
MusclePharm's Cory Gregory answers these two questions: how deep should I be taking my bench press reps, and why are my dumbbell flyes not building mass?
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7 Crucial Tips to Grow Lagging Muscle Groups
Got a lagging body part that just won't grow? Don't let it fall too far behind your other muscle groups. Use these 7 tips to catch it back up to speed!
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How To Turn Your Puny Calves Into Bulls!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 7 focuses on building the calves, and includes calves anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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9 Workout Mistakes That Limit Muscle Growth Potential
If you stop seeing results, it's time to examine your current lifting routine. Look for these 9 signs that your workout is limiting your muscle growth.
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5 Reasons You Can't Get Past Your Training Plateau
Don't get caught in that muscle building plateau and lose out on the chance to make even more gains. Address these 5 things and right the ship today.
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8 Sure-Fire Ways To Build A Bigger Chest
These unique chest-building tips will help you get growing again. Fear not! This article is not just another ineffective waste of Internet space full of empty promises.
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How To Build A Massive Barn Door Back!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 1 focuses on building the back, and includes back anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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7 BS Facts About Muscle That Everyone Thinks are True
Do magazine headlines and tips from fitness gurus leave you scratching your head? Be wary of these BS muscle "facts" that everyone thinks are true.
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5 Tips To Help A Bench Press Plateau
Break through a bench press rut by tracking progress, establishing proper expectations, improving form, increasing calories and training the bench frequently.
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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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4 Dirty Bodybuilding Tricks for Advanced Lifters
Think you're too advanced for the basics? You might be and if so, that's why you need to read this article...
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Why Broscience Works: Muscle Building Art Versus Science
Who wins: art or science? Take a look at 3 of the hottest science versus broscience topics: frequent feeding, post-workout nutrition and fasted morning cardio.
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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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10 Bodypart Training Series Main Page!
A 10 part muscle building super series that focuses on muscle building for every major muscle group, and includes anatomy, exercises and workouts.
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5 Simple and Effective Ways To Lose Muscle
Warning: your own bad habits may be costing you muscle growth. Learn how to reverse your mistakes and start seeing results again.
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6 Easy Muscle Building Tips For Hard Gainers
Are you the scrawny guy in the weight room who can't gain a single pound no matter what you eat? This article contains 6 strategies for the “hardgainer”/ectomorph.
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4 Ways to Overcome Your Plateau with Workout Variation
Has your progress stalled while on your quest to put on lean muscle mass? Check out these 4 tips to bust through those plateaus and put on more muscle mass!
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Focus Your Warm-ups And Maximize Your Workouts
Do you know the real goal of a warm-up session? In this article Maik Wiedenbach helps you to improve your results by focusing your warm-ups and pre-workout nutrition.
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5 Secrets to Gains Your Trainer Isn't Telling You
Are you working hard but still not getting any bigger? Here are 5 secrets to gains that even fitness professionals aren't willing to share.
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Varying Protein Sources & Muscle Building
Leucine, mTor, and muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Find out how the protein foods you eat impact the muscle growth process for the better - and for the worse.
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6 Ways to Maximize Your Testosterone Levels Naturally
If you're like most guys, you want to maximize your testosterone levels. Follow these 6 tips and you'll promote and preserve your T-levels naturally!
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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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Maximize Muscle By Tracking Your Rest Periods
Are you paying attention to every minor detail of your training routine except rest between sets? Find out about the six benefits of tracking time between each set.
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12 Ways To Instantly Power Up Your Workouts
This is not the same old rehashed tips article. Brad Borland presents 12 muscle building workout tweaks that can help invigorate your training and improve gains today.
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Get Crazy Ripped With These 8 Tips
Eight tips and tricks to get your cutting diet headed in the right direction. This article also include bonus hot tips that are proven to work.
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8 Hypertrophy Lessons from a Veteran Lifter
In an interview with veteran lifter and personal trainer Barry Fritz, Barry shares muscle-building tips from his 40+ years experience in strength training.
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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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Improve Your Strength With Conditioning!
Jeremy Wood tells you how to improve your strength totals via the integration of conditioning work such as barbell complexes, hill sprints and more!
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Optimizing Insulin Sensitivity for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss
There's more to insulin sensitivity than eating 6 meals per day. Learn how to fully optimize insulin sensitivity to build muscle and lose fat.
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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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10 Reasons Why You Will Never Build (Much) Muscle
You can learn a lot about how not to build muscle by paying close attention in any gym. This list not only states the most common mistakes, but how to fix them as well.
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Revamp Your Routine With Whole Body Training
Dustin Elliott provides rut-busting approaches to both training and diet. Train whole body, eat more nightly carbs and get the results you want.
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Top 5 Workout Program Assistance Exercises
If you're like most lifters you've been using the same assistance exercises forever. It's time to infuse your training with 5 potent exercises you're probably not doing.
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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.