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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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As we age, the general belief is that muscle loss and increased fat gain are inevitable. This is false. In this article, you'll learn how to continue building muscle mass as you age.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Proper supplementation can be the secret weapon that makes your goals a reality. These supplements are backed by research and shown to help you reach your muscle building goals.
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10 Best Exercises for Building Lean Muscle Mass
If you're trying to put on as much lean mass as possible, you better be incorporating these 10 mass building exercises into your workout routines!
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Deadlift
Adding too much fat on your bulk? Or perhaps you're not gaining any muscle or weight at all? Maximize your bulk with hard and smart training, and diet.
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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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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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Expert Guide: HMB Supplements
HMB has been used by bodybuilders since the early 1990s. This expert guide will teach you what HMB supplements are, their possible benefits, and how to use HMB for optimal results.
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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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Paused Squats: A Leg Size & Strength Alternative
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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Skinny Fat: Signs, Dangers, & How to Fix Being Skinny Fat
The scale says skinny but the mirror says "lose weight." What should you do? This article helps skinny fat trainees explore the pros and cons of bulking and cutting cycles.
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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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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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How To Gain Muscle & Strength In Just 1-2 Workouts A Week
Limited time to workout? No problem. Don't quit the gym and destroy your momentum. This article shows you how to make gains in only 1-2 hours each week.
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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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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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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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Increasing Your Muscle Mass With Training And Diet
Wondering where to start when it comes to building muscle mass? Here is the best place to start if you're looking to add on some muscle mass the right way!
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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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Are Your Genetics Preventing You From Building Muscle?
Curious to know exactly just how jacked you can possibly get? Read this article and test out these formulas to get an idea of your genetic potential!
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Take your back development to the next level with these advanced movements. These exercises can be added to your next pulling session, back workout, or full-body training session.
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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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Modern Bodybuilding & Fitness Acronyms
HIIT, DOMS, BCAAs and PRs? You've seen these acronyms everywhere, now find out what they mean. Each term includes a definition and example of common usage.
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Progressive Overload, A Complete Guide
A workout without a progression approach is like a car without an engine. This article takes a look at various ways of adding weight using common set and rep schemes.
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31 Terrifying Tricks To Shock New Muscle Growth
This Halloween trick your body into bigger gains with these thirty-one terrifying muscle building training tips and treats, presented by bodybuilder Brad Borland.
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3 Things Science Got Wrong About Body Part Training Splits
Have you abandoned the bro split because some scienced-based memes told you it wasn't optimal? Give this article a read and make your own choice.
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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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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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8 Tips to Help Build Back Muscle and Definition
If you want to maximize your back muscle development, you better be training it right. Read these 8 tips to develop a bigger and more defined back!
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Full body workouts are outdated, right? Wrong. Find out what science tells us about training frequency, increased gains, protein synthesis, and optimal muscle growth.
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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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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.