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.

All Muscle Building Articles

A Science-Backed Lean Bulk Supplement Plan
Take your lean bulk to the next level by implementing an intelligent and effective supplement plan. This complete guide looks at the science behind all major bulking supplement choices.
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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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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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Lee Haney's Tips to Building an Enormous Chest
8x Mr. Olympia winner Lee Haney knows what it takes to build one of the greatest chests in the world. Read his tips to build a massive chest yourself!
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How to Use Workout Routines You Find Online
This article weighs the pros and cons of following free workouts you may find online and provides a realistic perspective on how to use online workout routines.
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6 Landmine Exercises for Explosive Results
Some just aren't built for barbell variations; that's where the landmine comes into play. Learn the 6 best landmine exercises to do for explosive gains!
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11 Ways To Pack Some Muscle On Your Legs Before Summer
Turn the toothpicks into tree trunks! Balance out your physique and pack on some leg muscle and proudly strut those legs around the beach this summer.
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Doggcrapp Training for Natural Bodybuilders
Should natural bodybuilders use the Doggcrapp Training system? What is DC Training? An inside look at the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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Build A Thick & Wide Back With These 3 Back Exercises
Learn which 3 exercises are the best for building a massive back. Each exercise includes the proper performance technique and rookie mistakes to avoid.
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Man doing pushups with dumbbells at home
Don't let the lack of weights hinder your gains! Here's a list of the absolute best bodyweight exercises that pack on the muscle without the use of dumbbells, barbells, or machines.
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Quad Building 101
Matt Weik looks at the anatomy of the quads, and helps you to build thicker, more massive legs.
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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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IFBB Figure Pro Samantha Jerring flexing in the grocery shopping aisle.
Nutrex athlete, IFBB Pro, and self-proclaimed mustard connoisseur, Samantha Jerring, gives us a rundown of what her typical grocery haul looks like during her maintenance phase.
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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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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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5 Potent Tips To Beef Up Your Biceps And Triceps
Most arm training workouts are inefficient and stuffed with too much volume. Learn how to improve your bicep and tricep sessions with these 5 easy to understand arm building tips.
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Should You Use High Volume or Heavy Weight to Build Muscle?
In this article, we break down everything you need to know about which form of training is better for building muscle mass: High volume or heavy weight?
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 Lessons From Lifters: 4 Mistakes You Don't Want To Make
When you're new to lifting, you want to get huge right away. But many new trainees make these common mistakes. Learn how to build size the right way!
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9 Intense Ways To Challenge Your Biceps
When it comes to bicep training, think you've heard it all before? Think again. Brad Borland presents 9 new and effective ways to blast your biceps into new growth.
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10 Bodypart Training Series Main Page!
A 10 part muscle building super series that focuses on muscle building for every major muscle group, and includes anatomy, exercises and workouts.
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Top 10 Exercises For Back Training: Who’s Number 1? Deadlifts Or Pull-Ups?
Dustin Elliott ranks the best exercises for building a massive back, listing pull ups as number one. Included in the list are several major surprises.
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Ascending Loading for More Mass: How Ramping Sets Help you Build Muscle
If you're an advanced lifter but still doing straight sets, you're missing out on mass. Learn how ascending loading helps you build muscle faster.
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Get Crazy Ripped With These 8 Tips
Eight tips and tricks to get your cutting diet headed in the right direction. This article also include bonus hot tips that are proven to work.
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Shirtless muscular man doing barbell chest presses in the gym.
Eccentric training is more than just a burnout technique. You can use heavy negatives in your daily routine to see big strength gains in the gym.
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How To Supercharge Muscle Growth With Workout Nutrition
Lifting hard isn't good enough. Cliff Wilson shows you how to maximize your muscle building with proper pre and post-workout nutrition and supplementation.
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7 Great Trap Exercises to Give Your a Better Yoke
Monster traps are in. Learn which exercises are best for building impressive traps plus get three trap training routines you can start right away.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Massive Legs
Say goodbye to your skinny legs forever with this ultimate guide to building massive legs. This guide covers exercise selection for the quads & hamstrings.
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Want Big Arms? Focus On Triceps
If you want big arms it's time to give your triceps some love. In this feature bodybuilder Brad Borland presents 3 tricep workouts for each stage of training.
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Increase Intensity
Bodybuilder and contest coach Cliff Wilson explores the concepts of training load and volume, helping you to optimize your training and maximize results.
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Is Training To Failure Necessary For Building Muscle?
A clear divide between those who believe failure is the only way, and those who oppose the idea of failure being the definition of hard work leaves the question: to fail or not to fail?
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Muscular Man Doing Pullup For Muscle Building
You're 6 months into training and making no gains. Turn things around and start making progress with these 3 important muscle building tips.
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Beginners Guide To Building Solid Six Pack Abs
Bodybuilder Alex Stewart details the anatomy of the abdominals and core and presents you with five effective workouts that can help you build a thick six pack.
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Nonlinear Periodization: Workouts Centered Around Daily Victories
The problem with linear periodization is that it assumes you'll have the same training energy for every workout. Try nonlinear periodization for daily gains!
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Build The Perfect Body: A Pocket Guide For Men
This reference guide provides quick answers on how to build the physique of your dreams. Learn how to build muscle, lost fat, get in shape and improve your health.
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6 Must Do's After You Finish Your Workout
Are you doing these 6 things after you finish your daily workouts? If not, you might be leaving some gains on the table. Start maximizing your training.
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The Complete Working Man's Guide to Building a Workout Program
Does life seem to continuously get in the way of your fitness goals? Utilize this complete guide to build the perfect workout around your busy schedule.
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How to Build Glutes & Hamstrings with 2 Exercises
If you're looking to build strong glutes and hamstrings, this highly effective superset is exactly what you should focus your lower body workouts on.
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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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Training For Muscle: Lifting To Maximize Mass
Build more muscle by learning about muscle fibers, the physiology of muscle growth, and hypertrophy training parameters. Article includes a sample 10x3 workout.
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6-Pack Myths That You Shouldn't Be Falling For
Learn the most common reasons people fail at abdominal progress, and don't let these pesky myths keep you from carving out a a solid set of abs!
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Common Bench Press Mistakes
Beef up your bench press by improving your set up, rep stroke, assistance exercises, warmup protocol, training program and your mental strength.
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Run The Stack: Build Muscle Using Machines
Maximize your machine training and build more mass with this intense rest-pause protocol. Exercises focus on 5 reps sets and rapidly build to max weight & muscle failure.
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Real World Muscle Building
Are you dedicated to working out but still not making progress? Learn how to refine your goals and orient your training to get the results you want.
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Road Warrior: How To Build Muscle While Traveling
Maintain your good health, and improve your workouts, nutrition, recovery and sleep with these tips for fellow "road dogs" by competitive powerlifter Nick Ludlow.
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Man Doing Bench Press
If you're spinning your wheels, odds are you're making one of these 5 mistakes: abs and biceps overkill, eating low fat, ego training or following the "Champ's" workout.
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A Complete Road Map to Building a Thick Muscular Back
Look no further for guidelines on building a big and thick back. Our road map to building a well defined & complete back covers everything you need to know!
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5 Crazy But Effective Back Building Exercises
Bored with your back training? Here are 5 unconventional exercises that are sure to spark some growth and keep things interesting!
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Strong man doing standing dumbbell press
Stop worrying about finding the perfect workout and start maximizing your current program. Learn the 5 pillars that create gym success regardless of your program choice.
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5 Crazy But Effective Shoulder Building Exercises
Brace yourself. These shoulder exercises might seem crazy, but they could be just what you need to develop big, wide boulder shoulders!
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5 Reasons You Can't Get Past Your Training Plateau
Don't get caught in that muscle building plateau and lose out on the chance to make even more gains. Address these 5 things and right the ship today.
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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.