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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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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5 Secrets to Gains Your Trainer Isn't Telling You
Are you working hard but still not getting any bigger? Here are 5 secrets to gains that even fitness professionals aren't willing to share.
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Varying Protein Sources & Muscle Building
Leucine, mTor, and muscle protein synthesis (MPS). Find out how the protein foods you eat impact the muscle growth process for the better - and for the worse.
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6 Ways to Maximize Your Testosterone Levels Naturally
If you're like most guys, you want to maximize your testosterone levels. Follow these 6 tips and you'll promote and preserve your T-levels naturally!
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Muscle & Strength’s 2011 Transformation Guide
Reach your goals in 2011! This guide provides you with tools, articles, workouts and motivation to change your body and life! Get started today, and create the body of your dreams.
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Maximize Muscle By Tracking Your Rest Periods
Are you paying attention to every minor detail of your training routine except rest between sets? Find out about the six benefits of tracking time between each set.
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12 Ways To Instantly Power Up Your Workouts
This is not the same old rehashed tips article. Brad Borland presents 12 muscle building workout tweaks that can help invigorate your training and improve gains today.
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Animal Instincts video series main page, featuring Team Scivation athlete and WNBF pro bodybuilder Kurt Weidner.
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8 Hypertrophy Lessons from a Veteran Lifter
In an interview with veteran lifter and personal trainer Barry Fritz, Barry shares muscle-building tips from his 40+ years experience in strength training.
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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Massive Back
Learn everything there is to know about back training and how to build a massive back. This article covers back exercise selection and training frequency.
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Improve Your Strength With Conditioning!
Jeremy Wood tells you how to improve your strength totals via the integration of conditioning work such as barbell complexes, hill sprints and more!
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10 Reasons Why You Will Never Build (Much) Muscle
You can learn a lot about how not to build muscle by paying close attention in any gym. This list not only states the most common mistakes, but how to fix them as well.
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Revamp Your Routine With Whole Body Training
Dustin Elliott provides rut-busting approaches to both training and diet. Train whole body, eat more nightly carbs and get the results you want.
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Top 5 Workout Program Assistance Exercises
If you're like most lifters you've been using the same assistance exercises forever. It's time to infuse your training with 5 potent exercises you're probably not doing.
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Intensity Is Everything: Part 2 - Rest Periods And Failure
Natural bodybuilder Cliff Wilson explores the impact of rest periods and training to failure, helping you to train better and maximize your time in the gym.
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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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Cory Gregory Mix Of Methods Video Trainer
Cory Gregory and M&S present a free 8 week program to help drop bodyfat and increase strength. This feature includes a downloadable PDF trainer, instructional videos and a diet plan.
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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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7 Ways To Build Muscle Faster
Not building muscle fast enough? Stop looking for complicated solutions and get back to the basics. These 7 tips will turn you from a "no gainer" into a huge gainer.
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Train Insane, Improve Your Gains
These 9 battle tactics aren't easy, but they can help you win the war in the gym. It's time to get raw and crazy with these anything but conservative approaches.
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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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Train Like Your Favorite Avenger!
Select from workouts inspired by your favorite Avengers. Each workout is designed for specific goals and inspired by the training styles of the heroes.
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19 Simple Tips To Help You Get From Scrawny To Brawny
Having trouble packing on muscle mass? These 19 simple tips will help you skip the complication and get you back on track to building a better body.
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4 Big Bicep Workouts for #FlexFridays
Build bigger biceps and get bicep pumps like never before using these 4 advanced and unique bicep workouts from Team Allmax's Coach Eric "Merlin" Broser.
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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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10 Forgotten Bodybuilding Exercises You Should Try
Bored with the same old workout grind? Inject some new life into your training and build old school muscle with these 10 forgotten, but potent bodybuilding exercises.
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7 Tips to Building Stronger Hamstrings
Build stronger and better-developed hamstrings with these 7 advanced training techniques. Check them out and include them during your next leg workout.
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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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Editor’s Picks: 7 Pieces of Equipment For Your Home Gym
Looking for a few pieces of workout equipment to keep at your house? Check out this list of practical workout equipment that's essential to beginner fitness!
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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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8 Back Blasting Tips To Improve Size & Strength
Forget bench press Monday. It's time for titanic traps and monster back Tuesday. These 8 back workout tips will help you bring up your lats, traps, rear delts and more.
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Muscular man doing upright row with barbell
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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Coach Myers' 10 Min Shredded Core Challenge
Looking for a way to challenge your core and build a shredded 6 pack? Give Coach Myers' 10 minute core challenge a try to build a strong & shredded core.
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Defeating the Desk Jockey: Tips, Tricks, & Workout to Fix Posture
Is your desk job holding you back from crushing your goals and making gains? Check out this article for tips, tricks, and a workout to defeat a desk bod!
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This evidence-based article explores the relationship between mind-muscle connection and muscle growth. Learn what the latest research shows and when to apply it to your training.
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Effective Leg Training Made Simple
Set aside unbalanced training habits and ineffective half squats and build powerful, well-built legs and calves. This article includes a sample leg building workout.
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Tired of spending hours in the gym only to see little progress? Follow this guide to program your own workouts and achieve your muscle building and fat loss goals!
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Building Muscle On A Budget
Paying too much for groceries? Outgrowing your clothes? Can't afford whey protein? Follow these tips, save money and get the results you want.
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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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10 Quality (Not Quantity) Workout Fixes For Bigger Muscle Gains
Ok, so you are lifting a lot of heavy weight...but are you building muscle? Learn how to stop the sloppy training and improve your gains by fixing these 10 key exercises.
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Sprinting for Lifters: A Guide to Muscle Building Cardio
Sprinting seems easy right? It's actually a pretty common exercise to mess up. Read this article & learn how to properly use sprinting in your own workouts.
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barbell wrist curls to build forearm muscle size
Are your forearms feeling (and looking) neglected? Learn how to perform these three exercises that will give you massive, powerful forearms.
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Q&A With Brad Borland, Volume 2: A Beginner Training Program
Natural bodybuilder Brad Borland lays out a beginner training program, and talks about the effectiveness of the creatine/beta-alanine stack.
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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.