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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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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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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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Shirtless muscular man making a post-workout protein shake outside.
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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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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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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Muscular man doing cardio on the stair master at the gym.
In this article you'll learn what Zone 2 is, how it can help you, and how you can implement it into your personal plan to help you make the most out of your cardio sessions.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.
436.5K Reads 41 Comments
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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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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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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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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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A detailed look at myofibrillar and sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, types of hypertrophy training, and the best hypertrophy programming to maximize muscle mass gains.
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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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Body recomposition is difficult, but not impossible. In this article you'll learn several tips to help you simultaneously and successfully build muscle and lose fat.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Muscle Building 101: Sets, Reps & Workout Splits
Learn workout fundamentals. Everything you need to know about set & rep schemes, body part splits and full body workouts is explained in this article by Steve Shaw.
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Research shows that you can still build and maintain muscle with little to no gym equipment. Learn the benefits of metabolic stress training and how to incorporate it at home to maximize your workouts.
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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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If you have a rack, bar, and plates, then you have the tools necessary to train. These two full-body programs can help you achieve personal fitness success.
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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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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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DoggCrapp Training - DC Training Program Overview
Mike Westerdal explains the staple training techniques used in Doggcrapp training, including extreme stretching, rest-pause sets and a high protein diet.
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Massive Blitz: 4 Week High Rep Muscle Building Cycles
Looking to "switch up" your training? This workout system focuses on four week blocks that hammer muscle groups into growth using high reps and limited rest.
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Complete Guide To Increasing Workout Recovery
Don't let proper workout recovery be an afterthought. This complete guide teaches you the benefits of proper sleep, nutrition, supplementation, meditation and more!
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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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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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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.