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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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3 Body Types - Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph
Your body type can influence how you respond to different types of workouts and diet plans. This guide helps you understand your body type (ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph) and how you can structure your workout and diet for success.
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Teenage Bodybuilding Guide: How To Workout, Eat & Grow
Get answers to all your training and nutrition questions. This is a complete guide for teens that includes workouts and nutritional advice to help you maximize progress.
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The Anabolic Diet is a muscle building and fat loss eating protocol developed by Dr. Mauro DiPasquale as a method to induce safe steroid-like gains for natural lifters.
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Muscle & Strength athlete in grey M&S t-shit cooking chicken and peppers on the stove.
Learn how to maximize your bulking budget using as little as $50 per week. This feature includes grocery lists and specific meal plans that will help you save and grow.
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Mini-cuts are a vital tool in your muscle-building toolbox. Learn why they are so effective in long-term muscle growth and how to use them to help reach your goals.
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Arnold's Chest & Back Workout: The Best Pump Of All
Everyone knows that Arnold lived for the pump, and this chest and back superset was his favorite workout to get both results and a hardcore pump.
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Snatch Grip Deadlifts For Explosive Muscle Growth
The snatch grip deadlift is a quality, low back friendly alternative to the conventional deadlift. This article explores the many benefits of this muscle building movement.
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How to Build Muscle: 5 Step Guide to Lean Gains
The process of muscle building is an incredibly complex physiological and biomechanical process which can confuse even the most experienced trainee. Here are 5 simple steps that can get you started on the right track today.
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Which Is Better For Chest: Incline Or Flat Bench?
Jeremy Gray breaks down the differences between these two potent chest building exercises and helps you to decide which bench pressing variation is right for you.
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Alex Hormozi Insane Transformation
Gaining 35lbs naturally takes quite a while...unless you're willing to eat 800g of carbs and train for 3 hours daily. Alex Hormozi decided to try it out for himself and the results are astounding.
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Standing Calf Raise vs. Seated Calf Raise
Have puny calves, and undecided about which exercise is best for packing on size? Brad Borland analyzes both movements and helps you to decide which is best.
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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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15 Reasons Why You're NOT Building Muscle!
This article takes a close look at the reasons why you're not building muscle and gaining weight. Read this is you're having trouble getting big!
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Strength Building Guide
Looking to get strong? This expert guide teaches you how to increase your strength and power. Learn how to maximize your workouts and diet for maximum strength gains!
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Muscle Building Over 40: Guide & Workout
Age is truly just a number. This guide by Brad Borland helps you to dial in your gym efforts and build the body you want at any age. Sample training routine is included.
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9 Reasons Why You Can't Build Big Shoulders
Give your shoulders the boulder treatment by correcting these 9 common mistakes that keep a lot of builders from gaining bigger shoulders.
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Man Chest Workout Abs
Not seeing the chest gains you're after? Try these 5 chest workout finishers that are designed to be brutal, but effective for building rock-solid pecs!
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How To Gain Weight: A Complete Guide
Can't gain weight? This guide takes you step by step through the gaining process, helping you to set up a meal plan and providing you with a muscle building workout.
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The Savage 4x4: Strength/Hypertrophy Hybrid Workout
This powerbuilding routine may just turn your life around, and unleash something beastly! Workouts cycle between hypertrophy training and strength training.
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Barbell vs. Dumbbell Shoulder Press: Which Builds More Delt Mass?
Improve your delt training and build a more impressive torso by comparing the most two potent shoulder building exercises: dumbbell overhead press and military press.
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How To Structure A Workout Routine
Not sure if the training system you created is good to go or horrible? The following four steps will help you build a quality muscle building workout from the ground up.
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Natural Muscle Building: A Look At Potential, Genetics & Arm Size
How much muscle can you add naturally? What arm size can you expect? Is it even possible to know the answers to these questions? Find out in this complete guide to natural bodybuilding genetics.
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How to Use Reverse Pyramid Training to Maximize Gains
Burst through your plateau and start making gains with reverse pyramid training. Learn all about reverse pyramid training and give the sample workout a try!
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Athletic man performing pull down in the gym
When it comes to building an impressive back, wider is better. Learn the differences between these 2 major lat exercises and which one is best for maximum back development.
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10 Tips for Better Arm Day Pumps (Plus Workout!)
Do arm day the right way with these 10 tips to maximize arm workout pumps and this 3 week sample bicep and tricep workout designed to build bigger arms!
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12 Hip Thruster Variations You Should Be Doing
Looking to build strong and functional glutes and increase your personal records for deadlift & squat? You should check out these 12 hip thrust variations!
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Barbell vs. Preacher Curl: Which Is Better?
Want bigger biceps but not sure which movement is the best for mass? Brad Borland takes a look at 2 major bicep exercises and helps you to decide which is best.
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15 Ways To Switch Up Your Muscle Building Routine
Have you stopped gaining size? Then it may be time to switch up what you are doing in the gym. This article provides 15 tips to help you get back on track and growing.
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If you're tired of the same old training routine, and want to shock your muscles into new growth, then German Volume Training is the program you need! Bear in mind, GVT isn't for the faint of heart.
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Why You Need to Have More Leg Days (Workouts Included)
Everybody hates leg day, but the truth is you should probably be doing more of them. Check out why and take advantage of these two sample leg day workouts!
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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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Muscular man doing cable crossover machine.
Do low rep strength sets have value? How about high rep sets? Does the pump play a role in muscle building? All your rep range questions answered.
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How To Build Big, Strong, & Thick Legs Without Squats
Even though squats may be the best leg exercise, you can still gain big muscle with these other lower-body exercises, and the sample workouts included.
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Volume Or High Intensity: Which is Best?
High volume, high intensity, heavy weight and time under tension. Dustin Elliott explains which is best for muscle growth, and which can lead to overtraining.
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How To Approach Cardio While Building Muscle
Can cardio hinder muscle mass gains? What type of cardio is best for your experience level? Find out how to best incorporate cardio while building muscle.
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Bulldozer Training: Build Muscle With Rest-Pause
Bulldozer training combines rest-pause sets with progressive resistance. Workouts are shorter but more intense, yielding impressive muscle gains.
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Dips vs. Close-Grip Bench Press
This article pits two potent tricep builders head to head: parallel bar dips and the close grip bench press. Which is better for arm size? Read on to find out!
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 Endomorph Bodybuilding: How To Optimize Your Diet & Workout For Results
Endomorphs have very little issue building muscle, but they also gain fat rapidly as well. Learn how to work with this body type to pack on mass with very little fat.
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5 Supersets That Will Destroy Your Back
The two main components of a thicker looking back is building big traps and big lats. Accomplish both of those by using these 5 supersets in your workouts!
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Ranking Exercises For Chest: Is The Bench Press Number One?
Want to build a big chest? Dustin Elliott lists the most effective exercises for chest, and helps you to refine your training and maximize muscle gains.
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5 Best Squat Variations for Building Leg Muscle
The squat is the king of the exercises. And with these 5 variations, everyone will have a version of the squat to choose from so they can build big legs!
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The Best Muscle Building Exercises
A detailed look at the most potent muscle building exercises, as well as a bodypart by bodypart breakdown. Stop wasting time in the gym and start getting results!
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Vince Gironda
Called the "Honest Workout", Vince Gironda's 8x8 training system is an extremely challenging and effective old school approach to bodybuilding.
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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Massive Shoulders
Looking to effectively build some impressive boulder shoulders? Pack on some serious muscle by adding a twist to these traditional shoulder exercises!
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How to Get Freakishly Strong with Deadlift Every Day Program
Do you love to deadlift? Do you wish you could deadlift every single day? Learn how you can with the Deadlift Every Day Program & the benefits of doing so!
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Tired of people telling you to "eat more." In this article James Chan provides specific nutrition and training advice to help skinny guys get on the road to muscle gains.
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4 Supersets That Will Destroy Your Legs
Leg muscles can be both "show" muscles & "go" muscles depending on how you view them. Either way, these 4 supersets will help you develop legs that do both!
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30 Minute Weekend Blast Workout
Maximize the 4th of July weekend by building muscle in minimal time. This intense 3 workout series by Brad Borland focuses on supersets and brief 30 minute workouts.
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Shoulder Exercise Finishers To Build Bigger Shoulders
Not seeing the shoulder gains you're after? Try these 5 shoulder workout finishers that are designed to be brutal, but effective for building massive boulders!
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4 Ways to Achieve Progressive Overload & Build Muscle
Most consider progressive overload as the key to building muscle mass. Learn 4 different strategies to achieve progressive overload & start making gains!
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