Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw is an experienced raw masters powerlifter with over 31 years of iron game experience. His best competition lifts are a 602.5 pound squat, a 672.5 pound deadlift, and a 382.5 pound bench press. Steve is also known as a powerbuilder. His goal is to help others build as much muscle and strength as humanly possible.
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About Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw is an experienced raw masters powerlifter with over 31 years of iron game experience. His best competition lifts are a 602.5 pound squat, a 672.5 pound deadlift, and a 382.5 pound bench press. Steve is also known as a powerbuilder. His goal is to help others build as much muscle and strength as humanly possible.

After reaching a body weight of 346 pounds as a powerlifter, Steve Shaw underwent a dramatic body transformation. He lost over 100 pounds.

During his 10 years in the health and fitness industry as a writer and editor, he has written three books and hundreds on articles. Steve Shaw also runs the popular Massive Iron YouTube channel.

Steve Shaw's Content

18 Freaky, Scary-Shredded Physiques From Instagram
Instead of eating candy this Halloween, motivate yourself and increase gains by looking at some of the most amazing and shredded physiques on Instagram.
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Who Is The Greatest Mr. Olympia Competitor Of All Time?
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Joe Weider's Mr. Olympia. Join Muscle & Strength as we crunch numbers and try to determine which bodybuilder is the greatest of all time.
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35 Best Biceps In History
Welcome to the gun show! Want to know how the best biceps in the history of lifting were developed? Look no further! This feature contains 35 amazing biceps along with workouts.
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17 Of The Best Mike Rashid Motivation Quotes
Mike Rashid is the CEO and founder of IMSOALPHA 1X3 supplements, a former professional boxer, gym owner and author of the "Overtraining" series of e-books.
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ISYMFS: Top 9 CT Fletcher Workout Videos Of 2014
#ISYMFS! Here are CT Fletcher's top 9 ranking workout videos from 2014. They are pulled from content created only during the current year and are listed in terms of video views.
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The Fireworks Show: 14 Explosive Motivational Instagram Physiques
Ignite your daily motivation by following the most popular male and female physiques on Instagram. These 14 amazing fitness stars have some of the best bodies in the world.
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Leg Carnage: Superset Quad & Hamstring Workout
Shock your legs with this brutal and growth-inducing workout designed by Steve Shaw. Featured exercises include paused squats, dumbbell stiff leg deadlifts & reverse hacks.
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18 Week Bench Press Peaking Cycle
Unsatisfied with your bench press numbers? This effective peaking cycle ramps up the intensity week in and week out, providing you with plenty of bench-building volume.
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Spicy Garlic Bok Choy Recipe
Bok what? Bok choy! If you've never tried this high protein veggie you're in for a real treat. This recipe is so good you'll find yourself rushing to the store to buy more.
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73 Horrible Workout & Diet Tips
Weed through all the bad advice and misguided information tossed around gyms and the Internet. These tips help you to remove the confusion and improve results.
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5 Potent Tips To Beef Up Your Biceps And Triceps
Most arm training workouts are inefficient and stuffed with too much volume. Learn how to improve your bicep and tricep sessions with these 5 easy to understand arm building tips.
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Double Down Training: Back-Off Set Muscle Building
This upper/lower split allows you to maximize your bodybuilding efforts by pushing for progressive overload using auto-regulation and a myriad of rep ranges and weights.
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7 Legit Reasons You Should Never Squat
Just say NO to squats. Learn why you should avoid this "king" of all exercises, and how you can build more muscle using the Smith machine, quarter squats & leg extensions.
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Home Or Gym Training: Which Is Right For You?
This article takes a look at the pros and cons of both home and commercial gym training and helps you to determine which workout environment is right for you.
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Run The Stack: A Tool To 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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Massive Bench Press 16 Week Block Training Cycle
Get your bench press moving in the right direction with this 2 phase program. Lifters spend 8 weeks building muscle, and 8 weeks peaking towards a new one rep max.
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5 Things You May Not Know About Building Muscle
What does it really take to build muscle? This article by Steve Shaw presents you with a list of five things you may not have known about the bodybuilding process.
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Big Traps: 2 Day Trapezius Building Workout
This 2 day per week specialization workout is designed to target lagging traps using unique and demanding exercise variations. A sample 4 day muscle building split is provided.
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VCS 3 Stage Back Workout - Volume, Cluster & Strength Training
Build a beefy back using 3 distinct and powerful cycles. Lift rotation focuses on heavy strength building exercises, muscle building volume work and pump-inducing cluster sets.
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20 Things To Know Before Barbell Squatting
Maximize your leg size and strength, improve your lift form and work to stave off common injuries with these 20 barbell squat tips.
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Building Bigger Pecs: 4 Workouts For Improved Chest Size
It's time for a change. These four unique chest workouts provide you with effective, intense and fun training options that will help to increase your pec size and strength.
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Drop 5 System: 4 Day Mass Building Workout Split
Blast your body with this potent muscle building workout by Steve Shaw. This four day plan is an upper/lower training split which cycles intensity over a 3 week period.
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Muscle & Strength's 2014 Fat Loss Transformation Guide
This complete fat loss guide includes detailed information on diet, resistance training and cardio, along with motivational transformation stories, articles and interviews.
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Muscle & Strength'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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Paused Squats: A Brutal Alternative For Leg Size & Strength
Paused squats are a brutally effective variation that might just give 20 rep squats a run for their money. Learn how to incorporate paused squats for added size & strength.
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M&S Presents: The 10 Best Articles From 2013
These articles are the best of the best. Lose fat, build a big bench press, choose the right form of cardio, set reasonable goals and finally build the body you are after.
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Ranking The Best Muscle Building Exercises: From Beast To Least
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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Squatting And Posterior Tilt: A Look At Butt Wink
What causes butt wink, and is it something to be concerned about? Learn how to improve your squat form and reduce likelihood of injury by minimizing pelvic rotation.
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8 Back Blasting Workout Tips To Improve Size & Strength
Forget bench press Monday. It's time for titanic traps and monster back Tuesday. These 8 back workout tips will help you bring up your lats, traps, rear delts and more.
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8 Week Chest And Back Specialization Workout Routine
This back and chest specialization workout is performed 2 days per week and combines a day of heavy compound movements along with a second rest-pause day.
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963 Workout System For Muscle Size And Strength
The 963 training system is an upper/lower workout split that helps you to build both size and strength by cycling main lifts between 3 different levels of weight intensity.
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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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Movie Muscle: The 38 Greatest Male Hollywood Physiques Of All Time
Who has the best body in the history of Hollywood: Schwarzenegger, Stallone, The Rock, Bruce Lee? Take a look at these 38 amazing bodies and decide for yourself.
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101 Bad Ass Training, Workout & Bodybuilding Quotes
This no holds barred article contains uncensored opinions on strength training, muscle building, diet and nutrition from many of the lifting industry's top names.
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50 Reasons Not To Skip Your Workout Today
Lost your motivation and need a good kick in the pants? This article gives you fifty quality reasons to drop the junk food, get off the couch and head to the gym.
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Posted Mon, 04/22/2019 - 08:18
Drew

Steve I’m now entering week 3 of the Bulldozer program and ever since the beginning my body feels like it got massaged by an elephant. This really works!! Couple of questions; when I’m about to experience failure on the next rep, do I reduce the weight or take a short breath and continue? Also do you have any other “bulldozer” programs to try out?

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Posted Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:00
Keith

Steve - I’m using this program coming back from major cancer battle. Do you require any “warm up” sets on the ancillary exercises or just jump into the sets required. Thanks.