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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You want the truth? Maybe you can't handle the truth. But either way, it's time to learn what the research has to say and decide for yourself.
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8 Ways to Make More Muscle Gains Outside of the Gym
When people think about making more gains, they focus on what they can do inside the gym. This article gives 8 ways to make more gains outside of the gym.
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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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Answers To 72 Muscle Building Questions
No, no and no! Next question? No! This article contains 72 common muscle building, nutrition, cardio and supplementation questions that can all be answered with "no."
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Outdoor Muscle Building Activities
Getting bored and looking to switch things up? Lee Boyce shows you some easy ways to take your training session outside and get the most benefit.
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Build Bigger Biceps: Curls With A Twist
Take your bicep development to the next level with this simple but potent tip from Cory Gregory. Get your twist on during incline dumbbell curls and build bigger arms.
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Look And Train Like A Bodybuilder
Dustin Elliott provides you with information and exercises that help you to get the broad shoulders, wide lats and thick arms of a bodybuilder.
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5 Impactful Workouts to Build Your Lagging Body Parts
Do you have a body part that is noticeably lagging compared to your other muscle groups? Address it with one of these 5 workouts designed to pack on mass!
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Is Bodybuilding A Narcissistic Activity?
Muscle building is more than just some mindless activity that involves staring into the mirror. There are many positive reasons to build bigger muscles and change your physique.
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Training The Posterior Chain: Barbell Good Morning
Is your lower back and core a weak link in the chain? Cory Gregory presents you with several barbell good morning variations that will help you build strength and muscle.
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Add Exercises That Stretch Your Muscle for More Gains!
Can't seem to bust your muscle building plateau? Stretching might help... stretching exercises that is. Perform these stretching exercises for more gains!
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Stimulating New Muscle Growth Using HIT
Resurrect your muscle gains using high intensity training. In this article, Dr. HIT David Groscup shows you how to decrease your volume and improve your results.
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Practical Progression Approaches for Muscle Building
Take your muscle building to a new level by learning when and how to add weight for the many different rep and set schemes featured in popular workouts.
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Lee Haney's Top 10 Tips For Building Quality Muscle Mass
If there's anyone that knows muscle it's 8x Mr. Olympia winner Lee Haney, and these 10 crucial tips are his most important pieces of advice to anyone looking to build a solid body!
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8 Worst Exercises For Muscle Building
Are the most popular lifts the best builders? Absolutely not! Find out why exercises like squats, bench press and even rows are not good choices when it comes to packing on lean mass.
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5 Brutal Calf Workout Finishers
Quit blaming your small calves on bad genes! Add any of these 5 intense calf workout finishers to your next leg day to improve your physique.
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Big Biceps Without Curls
Bored with barbell and dumbbell curls? Author James Chan shows you how to train your biceps for bigger gains using 4 non-isolation and unconventional exercises.
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7 Compound Exercise Workouts to Promote Greater Muscle Growth
If you've got a lagging muscle group or a weak link, try out one of these 7 compound exercise workouts that will help you maximize muscle size and strength!
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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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Lessons From Lifters: The Truth About Arm Training for Tall Guys
Hey string bean, those pipe cleaners got you down? Learn the secrets from a 6'4" lifter who has packed on some serious mass.
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8 Workout Tips To Build A Beefy Upper Body
Improve your results and build a more massive and aesthetic upper body with these 8 training tips, including bonus tips for each major body part.
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Big On The Basics: Bench Press With Powerlifter Garrett "Gunz" Griffin
Powerlifter Garrett "Gunz" Griffin is famous for his big bench. He shares his start-to-finish tips on having your biggest bench ever!
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Thrash Your Triceps Using These 9 Training Methods
Don't just work your triceps, thrash your triceps! These 9 tricep building methods from Brad Borland are designed to help you pack on arm size and bust out of your t-shirts.
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How To Pack On Slabs Of Muscle To Your Chest!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 8 focuses on building the chest, and includes chest anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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 Lessons From Lifters: 4 Mistakes You Don't Want To Make
When you're new to lifting, you want to get huge right away. But many new trainees make these common mistakes. Learn how to build size the right way!
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Man Gain Muscle Mass
Are you really a hardgainer? No, probably not. Most lifters who have trouble packing on muscle mass are making these 5 mistakes. Start building muscle size today!
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8 Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Gains
Self-sabotage is wreaking havoc on your ability to gain muscle mass. Make sure you're avoiding these 8 mistakes and build muscle faster than ever before!
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Flat Bench Press vs. Incline: Which Is Better?
Which press variation is the king of pec builders? In this article Brad Borland compares incline and flat bench presses, and helps you to decide which is right for your goals.
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How To Build King-Sized Boulder Shoulders!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 2 focuses on building the shoulders, and includes shoulder anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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72 Muscle Building Questions All Answered With Yes
Do you even lift, bro? Yes, yes and yes! Well if you do, then you'll know all the answers to these lifting questions. If not, you're missing out on all kinds of gains.
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Work Out Smarter: 3 Keys to Maximizing Muscle Growth
If you want to maximize your ability to grow muscle, you better make sure these 3 key principles are in every single one of your workout routines!
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9 Intense Ways To Challenge Your Biceps
When it comes to bicep training, think you've heard it all before? Think again. Brad Borland presents 9 new and effective ways to blast your biceps into new growth.
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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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From Cutting to Bulking: Let the Mass Gains Commence
Switching from a cut to a bulk is more than just eating all the food. Check out these changes you should make in your diet and training to maximize your gains.
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Do Partial Reps Build Muscle More Effectively?
Partial reps: bodybuilders use them, powerlifters use them, but should you use them? Learn the pros and cons of using partial reps with and without lockouts.
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Pumps & DOMs: Are They Important for Making Gains?
Are pumps & DOMs truly the muscle building duo everyone thinks they are? Read on to learn more and how they're applied to strength & hypertrophy training!
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10 Lessons Learned in 25 Years Under the Bar
Brad Borland has learned a lot in his 25 years of strength training. Now he's sharing 10 lessons with you on how to make the most of your training.
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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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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.