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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Maximize Your Workouts By Focusing Your Goals
Do you want a great beach body? Who doesn't! But that isn't a specific goal. Learn how to change your workouts, maximize body parts, and create your dream physique.
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The Real & Basic Muscle Growth Science Broken Down for Bros
Learn everything you need to know about the basic science behind building muscle! Then, apply it to your own training and begin building bigger muscles.
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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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Training At Home? Don't Sacrifice Your Technique!
Training at home and having a hard time improving your exercise form? Here are 7 practical tips to help get you on track and hitting your goals.
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The 3 Lagging Body Parts You've Been Neglecting the Most
Odds are you're guilty of these. Learn which lagging muscles the majority of bodybuilders have & the correct exercises you should be doing to build them.
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Build More Mass: Use Chains for Strength Gains
How effective is loading the barbell with chains instead of plates? Learn the benefits of utilizing chains in your workouts and how to incorporate them!
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Rep Quality: A Detailed Look At Effective Repetitions
Everything you need to know about reps - from negative training to partial reps to time under tension. Learn how to focus and amplify your workouts.
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12 Curl Variations to Grow Monster Biceps
Need some new ideas to take your bicep training to the next level? Check out these 12 bicep curl variations & begin adding them to your arm training!
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Unconventional Arm Workout To Spark New Muscle Growth
If you're not seeing steady arm gains, its time to break away from traditional arm exercises and spark new muscle with unconventional training.
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How You Can Get More Gains Out of Every Single Set
We're all guilty of wasting precious time while in the gym. Read how these 3 intensity techniques will help you get more gains out of every single set!
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3 Quick Pool-Side Workouts to Get Pumped
Suns out, guns out for summer! Get your swole on pool-side with these 3 quick pump-up routines. Pump based, core-focused, or HIIT - the choice is yours!
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5 Most Effective Exercises To Build Back Muscle
Maximize your back muscle by giving traditional exercises a twist that takes full advantage of their motions, making them twice as effective.
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5 Tips to Go from Average Joe to Swole (Plus Workout)
Most fitness articles out there are for already elite athletes, but what about the average Joe? Check out these 5 tips and workout for ordinary people.
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12 Bodybuilding Lies That Won't Die
We've each been given advice from well-meaning lifters that we later find out to be untrue. This article explores false muscle building beliefs that continue to be passed around.
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The 3 Keys To Workout Intensity
Just what does training intensity mean, and how can you benefit from it? Learn how to combine hard work, focus and belief and improve your results.
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Death by Deadlift: An Explosive Deadlift Challenge
Looking for a challenge? Love to deadlift? This death by deadlift challenge constructed by Coach Myers is the perfect challenge for you! Give it a shot.
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Wanna build muscle fast? Read this article before you hit the gym. Learn how to train, rest, avoid overtraining and speed recovery. Get the most out of training.
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6 Ways To Build Your Hamstrings
Stop ignoring your hamstrings and put some thought and effort into your training. This article presents 6 solid training options to bolster this strong muscle group.
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Muscle Building Genetics: Myth And Reality
How much are genetics to blame for our inability to build muscle, get ripped or get in shape? The answer may surprise you - very little.
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Vegan Muscle Building - Can It Work?
A vegan lifestyle can create special challenges when it comes to muscle building. Article includes a sample eating plan and tips to help you maximize growth.
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How To Build Great Calves
Set aside the notion that you have "bad calf genetics" and get proactive. These eight muscle building tips are designed to help bring up your weak and lagging calves.
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Bench Press Big Chest
Floor presses, flyes with a twist, and the pump! Maik Weidenbach presents you with seven unique chest building tips that aren't centered around the bench press.
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6 Workout & Nutrition Tips for Optimizing Lean Muscle Growth
Quit stressing over whether you're doing the right things to reach your muscle building goals by reading these 6 proven tips to optimize lean muscle growth!
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Maik Weidenbach
Immanuel Kant asked, "can I apply it universally or is it a gimmick?" Learn how to apply this maxim to your training, nutrition and supplementation.
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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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P.B.S. The Solution to Long-Term Gains in Muscle Mass
Intelligently plan your training for maximum mass with this 3-phase program. The P.B.S. model will help you build your strongest and most muscular body yet!
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Pursuit of Prodigious Pecs: Mastering Effective Chest Training
Looking for new ways to increase your overall chest growth? These 3 chest workouts are just what you need in your program to develop some unreal chest size!
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Phase 2 of the P.B.S. Model, the Build Phase, capitalizes on the groundwork done in the Primer phase and uses it as a launchpad to see radical changes in your physique.
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Build a Big Back!
Jim Brewster explains the anatomy of the back, and provides you with 5 sample routines that will help you build a bigger back.
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Close up of lean shirtless man doing chest workout in the gym
In Phase 3 of the P.B.S. model, you'll learn training and nutrition guidelines to help you to retain all of the muscle you’ve built before transitioning to a cut.
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3 Ways You’re Making Building Muscle Harder for Yourself
Are you focusing on all the wrong things? Is building muscle hard for you? Check out these 3 ways you're making building muscle harder than it has to be.
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The Five Muscle Building Virtues
Make the right diet and training decisions and maximize your muscle building by following the 5 virtues: knowledge, persistence, resistance, simplicity and patience.
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Chest Workout With Pro Bodybuilder Roman Fritz
Get an upper-body pump going with IFBB Pro and Animal-Sponsored athlete Roman Fritz's massive chest-building routine, filmed at the world-famous Muscle Beach.
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Which Training Style is Best for You?
Body part splits, movement based training, or upper/lower splits? Which of the three main ways to train is going to be most beneficial to you & your goals?
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Muscle Building Exercises You Should Be Doing!
The low down on power racks, unique muscle building exercises, and just how many isolation lifts you should be performing in the gym.
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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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Samantha Jerring in the kitchen flipping her grilled chicken
Nutrex athlete and IFBB Figure Pro, Samantha Jerring, gives M&S a sneak peek at what her pre-workout nutrition looks like before she heads deep into her 2022 Olympia Prep!
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Want Bigger Triceps? Flip Your Grip!
If you've been training triceps the same way for months on end, it might be time to switch things up. Ramp up your gains with this reverse grip workout!
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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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Luck of the Draw: Get Jacked with a Deck of Cards
It's time to take a risk where the inevitable payout is solid gains! Check out Coach Myers' Luck of the Draw workout, with two variations to get you swole!
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Bringing Up Your Biceps
Are your biceps lagging behind? Jim Brewster helps you get into the growth zone with effective bicep building workouts.
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How Arnold Used T-Bar Rows To Build His Back
Want to build a back like Arnold Schwarzenegger? T-bar rows were a staple in his exercise repertoire and they should be for you as well.
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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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My Top 5 Musts For Success In Bodybuilding
Natural pro bodybuilder and Scivation sponsored athlete RJ Perkins talks about the importance of passion, drive, determination, dedication and patience.
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How Create Shredded Hamstrings In Weeks!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 3 focuses on building the hamstrings, and includes anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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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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Your Quest At Chiseling Rock-Hard Abs!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 5 focuses on building the abs, and includes abs anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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How To Turn Your Puny Calves Into Bulls!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 7 focuses on building the calves, and includes calves anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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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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How To Quickly Build An Impressive Back and Lats
Seeing a big back in the gym is rare. Bodybuilder Maik Weidenbach wants to help you change this. Here are 8 beefy back building tips to get you that amazing barn door.
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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.