Muscle Building Workouts

Our workouts database has hundreds of free workout plans designed for building muscle. The workouts are created by fitness experts and come with a free downloadable PDF you can reference when training. Use the filters below to find the best workout for your goal, training experience and equipment access.

All Muscle Building Workouts

HIT3 Training: 8 Week Intense Muscle-Building Program
Looking for a new muscle-building challenge? This 8-week high-intensity training methodology pushes you to failure, not once but three times, for the ultimate pump.
76.3K Reads 2 Comments
Super-8 Three Day Bodybuilding Workout Plan
Take your gains to a whole new level with this challenging muscle building system. Super-8 training focuses on ramping sets of eight on big compound movements.
134.5K Reads 38 Comments
3 Day Split + Full Body Fridays: 4 Day Workout Program to Build Muscle
This 4 day workout program helps you build muscle by combining a high volume 3 day split with a fun and functional full body Friday workout. Give it a try!
267.6K Reads 72 Comments
HIT3 Training at Home: 8 Week Muscle-Building Program
This home version of our HIT3 training program will give you the muscle-building challenge you crave all while using the equipment you have in your home gym.
79.9K Reads 7 Comments
8 Week Chest And Back 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.
694.9K Reads 61 Comments
Michael B. Jordan Inspired Workout: Train Like Black Panther's Killmonger
Work out like Black Panther's Killmonger & Creed's Adonis Creed with the Michael B. Jordan inspired workout program. Read on to learn more about the program!
1.5M Reads 209 Comments
Frontal shot of a muscular man wearing a black tank top doing chest workout on cable machine
This 4-day program will help intermediate and advanced trainees gain size and strength. Rest-pause set, drop sets, and negatives will kick your muscle gains into high gear!
317.8K Reads 206 Comments
A Better Body: 8 Week Fast Start Plan
Maximize your first 2014 training minutes of the new year and reach your goals with this 8 week better body quick start training program for beginners by Brad Borland.
175.6K Reads 13 Comments
Dumbbell Only Workout: 4 Day Upper/Lower Dumbbell Workout Routine
This dumbbell only upper/lower workout program only requires dumbbells and is perfect for those looking to build lean muscle mass at home or on the go!
2M Reads 724 Comments
Intermediate 4 Day Split Workout
Designed for someone who's been lifting for a while and wants to step up their training. The workout has a 2 days on, 1 day off, 1 day on, 1 day off schedule.
382K Reads 115 Comments
Building the Ideal Body: Steve Reeves Inspired Workout Program
Develop the ideal physique using the same principles as the pioneer of bodybuilding. This 12 week Steve Reeves inspired workout will help you build muscle!
337.2K Reads 24 Comments
Introduction To Bodybuilding Workout
This is a starter workout designed for absolute beginners to muscle building. It is a 3 day a week routine which works all the major muscle groups in 1 session.
211.7K Reads 124 Comments
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.
303.2K Reads 55 Comments
Phase Training Pt. 2: 5 Week Workout to Build Muscle Size
Welcome to phase training, where you'll change your workouts every so often to keep things interesting. This phase is for those looking to build muscle!
62.7K Reads 11 Comments
3 Day Dumbbell & Barbell Home Workout
Dumbbell and barbell home workout. This is a workout you can do at home just using a set of dumbbells and barbells. The workout is designed to build muscle and strength.
1.3M Reads 585 Comments
Build Big, Brutal Muscle & Strength
Nothing pretty here! You're about to become a big, bad anti-hero behemoth. This no frills, get it done 4 day workout split will help you pack on both muscle and strength.
388.1K Reads 49 Comments
Chris Evans Inspired Workout Program: Train Like Captain America
Work out like the first avenger, Captain America, with this Chris Evans inspired workout program. Read more to learn how you can transform your physique!
519.2K Reads 87 Comments
3 Day Hardcore Program
This 3 day workout hits all major muscle groups. The first day targets legs/back, second day is chest/shoulders and the last is dedicated to arm training.
415.8K Reads 177 Comments
Fast 4: A Beach Body Workout Program For The College Student
Not everyone wants to be a bodybuilder. This workout is perfect for the college student who wants to build muscle with the primary goal of looking great at the beach.
182.1K Reads 39 Comments
The Next Step: 6 Week Intermediate Mass Building Workout
Have you finished all 3 phases of the "Start from Scratch Beginners Program"? Well this intermediate mass building workout is the next logical step!
241K Reads 15 Comments
Dougs 4 Day Split Workout
This muscle building workout is a tried and tested M&S muscle building staple! This workout was developed by trainer and forum member Doug Lawrenson.
2.3M Reads 915 Comments
Upper/Lower 4 Day Bodybuilding Workout
Reach your muscle building goals with this balanced 4 day training split that mixes heavy compound exercises, machines, cables and incorporates 3 second negatives.
3.3M Reads 443 Comments
Dave Bautista Inspired Workout Program: Train Like Drax the Destroyer
Work out like Guardians of the Galaxy's Drax the Destroyer with this Dave Bautista inspired workout program! Read on and start building beastly muscle!
142.9K Reads 16 Comments
Muscular man doing front squat in the gym
Shock your muscle into growth by rotating this workout with your current routine. This workout hits each major muscle group twice per week.
1.1M Reads 369 Comments
Wild 20 Powerbuilding Workout: Get Crazy, Get Big & Strong
Bust out of your training rut and blast through muscle and strength building plateaus using a unique combination of 5, 10 and 20 rep sets. This program delivers results.
472.4K Reads 154 Comments
Ryan Reynolds Inspired Workout: Train Like Deadpool
Build the tight glutes needed to fill out the one and only red onesie by performing this Ryan Reynolds Deadpool inspired workout program! Check it out!
172.4K Reads 26 Comments
Muscle Size, Shape & Definition Workout
This advanced workout routine is a 5-day split - Two Days On, 1 Day Off, Two Days On, 1 Day Off. It is aimed at muscle size, definition and tone.
398.1K Reads 185 Comments
8 Week Big And Bold Workout
So simple, so brutal, so effective. This bodybuilding workout packs a punch and is a great alternative to programs that revolve around 5 rep or low rep sets. Sample meal plan included.
506.4K Reads 69 Comments
The Warrior Elite Workout Program
Build muscle like an elite warrior with this program inspired by the training of some of our active duty military men and women! Read on to learn more!
173.9K Reads 34 Comments
Compound Exercises Only Workout
This workout uses only compound exercises. Compound exercises are movements that require more than 1 joint and more than 1 muscle group.
1.5M Reads 278 Comments
VTS - The Complete Venom Training System Program
Unleash your inner beast and reach your bodybuilding goals with this unique and comprehensive five day muscle building split workout from Maurice Bright.
174.7K Reads 26 Comments
Paul Rudd Inspired Workout: Over 40 & Ripped Like Ant-Man
Paul Rudd had to get shredded for his first superhero shirtless scene back in 2015 at the age of 46. Follow this inspired workout to get shredded yourself!
72.7K Reads 10 Comments
Dave's Upper/ Lower Split (DULS)
This upper/lower body split is designed for growth while avoiding overtraining. If you're an intermediate to advanced lifter, give this workout a shot!
401.7K Reads 85 Comments
 “No Juice” Bodybuilding Advanced Workout Routine
Avoid plateauing with the "No Juice" routine, which manipulates intensity, frequency, and volume to help you continue progressing in the gym.
300.3K Reads 41 Comments
5 Day Push, Pull, Legs Workout Program Cycle
Ditch the set 7 day weekly split and start cycling your workouts during the week with this workout. You'll train each muscle more frequently & gain more mass.
320K Reads 17 Comments
Shaun's 3 Day Muscle Building Split Workout
Shaun's 3 day split workout is a solid routine for those who are looking to pack on some pounds! It features a chest & biceps day as well as a legs & shoulders day.
2.1M Reads 1.3K Comments
Kettlebell Exercises That Burn Fat And Build Muscle
If you're looking to switch up your traditional training, but would still like to burn fat and gain muscle, maybe it's time to consider kettlebell training.
109.3K Reads 4 Comments
30 Day Military Athlete Workout Program
This 30 day military athlete workout was designed to give you the grit and athleticism of our service men and women, along with the size of a bodybuilder.
191.8K Reads 46 Comments
Troy's 3 Day Maintenance Workout
A variation on the classic push, pull, legs split, working shoulders and back on the same day, and biceps with legs. This workout was designed by Troy (tadolfi).
81.7K Reads 47 Comments
Jai Courtney Workout: How Jai Got Swole for Terminator: Genisys
Are you ripped enough to fight for humanity? Follow this 6 week program based on Jai Courtney's training principles to get shredded like Kyle Reese!
118.5K Reads 7 Comments
The AMRAP Bodybuilding Workout for Muscle Mass
Forget fixed rep & set counts, and challenge yourself with this new workout program. It's you vs the clock, and your goal is to do as many reps as possible.
212.9K Reads 24 Comments
4 Day Bodybuilding Split by Shaun
A higher volume 4 day split workout plan for those who want to gain muscle mass and/or gain weight. Workout was developed by Shaun from Muscle and Strength.
119.3K Reads 84 Comments
Jason Momoa's Workout: Accelerated Results 7 (AR-7) Training Program
Learn how the AR-7 program helped Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa put on the major muscle needed to portray the great Khal Drogo.
637.3K Reads 74 Comments
M-F Workout Routine: 5 Day Body Part Split Workout
Build muscle and lose fat with this Monday-Friday workout routine. Crush the gym throughout the work week & enjoy your weekends off with this workout split.
1.5M Reads 160 Comments
Doug's Mass Building Routine for Ectomorphs
Although this routine is designed for a person whose body type is described as Ectomorph; it can be also be used by all body types as a change from their current workout.
1.6M Reads 783 Comments
Cut Like Cutler Trainer - Cycle 2
Follow the workout logs for Cycle 2 of the Cut Like Cutler trainer. Week 3 is Heavy training and Week 4 is more Moderate.
68K Reads 0 Comments
5 Day Dumbbell Only Workout
This 5 day dumbbell only workout program only requires dumbbells and is perfect for those looking to build lean muscle mass at home or on the go!
5.3M Reads 1.2K Comments
Build Muscle At Home With Only Dumbbells
A dumbbell only workout for home or the gym that will pack on muscle mass. This routine was designed by Frankoman from team Muscle & Strength.
3.6M Reads 1.3K Comments
Cut Like Cutler Trainer - Cycle 4
Follow the workout logs for Cycle 4 of the Cut Like Cutler trainer. Week 7 is Heavy training and Week 8 is more Moderate.
34.6K Reads 0 Comments
6 Day Push/Pull/Legs Planet Fitness Workout
In this edition of a series of Planet Fitness appropriate workouts, we provide a Push/Pull/Legs workout one could do with the equipment at Planet Fitness.
249.4K Reads 50 Comments

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