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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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Pumps & DOMs: Are They Important for Making Gains?
Are pumps & DOMs truly the muscle building duo everyone thinks they are? Read on to learn more and how they're applied to strength & hypertrophy training!
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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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10 Lessons Learned in 25 Years Under the Bar
Brad Borland has learned a lot in his 25 years of strength training. Now he's sharing 10 lessons with you on how to make the most of your training.
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Wheels Of Steel: How To Develop Muscular Legs
To build massive legs you must put in years with training volume and heavy weight. Find out how to give your leg training a boost and maximize this time in the gym.
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3 Loaded Carry Variations to Build Total Body Muscle
Loaded carries are some of the most versatile exercise variations and can be used to help you accomplish a number of fitness goals. Read on to learn more!
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5 Muscle Building Tips I Wish I Knew
A few words from the wise. Brad Borland takes a look back at his early bodybuilding years and shares a few things he would change if he could do it all over again.
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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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Cardio And Muscle Building - Mutually Exclusive?
Does cardio impact the muscle building process, or is this a myth? Learn about the 3 forms of cardio: HIIT, LISS and MISS, which is best, and how much you should do.
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4 Exercises to Help You Set a New Deadlift Personal Record
Completely shatter your current deadlift personal record by performing these 4 exercises! Learn which exercises to perform to make your deadlift max jump!
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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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Why Does Every Workout System Seem To Work?
Here's the great muscle building mystery: why is it that so many workout systems appear to work, yet 90% of lifters are struggling to make decent gains? Find out...
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The Ultimate Guide to Building Massive Arms
Build the biggest arms you genetically can with this ultimate guide to building massive arms! Read to learn more about arm-specific exercise selection!
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35 Tips To Help You Double Your Muscle Building Gains
It's time to up the training intensity and improve your gains. In this feature Brad Borland presents 35 effective ways of getting better results from your training and diet.
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Max Reps vs Percentage of 1 Rep Max: Find The Proper Weight for High Volume Training
Get more out of high volume training by ditching %1RM and picking a more challenging weight for max reps. Check out the 3 sample workouts for training ideas.
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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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Tips For Achieving Effective Muscle Gains
6 tips for boosting gains. Learn about the tie between form and performance, and why you should change workouts every 3-4 weeks.
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Another 4 Reasons Why You're Still Small & Weak
Find out how to improve your gym results by learning the art of patience, properly managing your bulks, evolving your training and setting down your cell phone.
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4 Ways Inflammation Affects Muscle Growth
Most people don't truly understand the effects of inflammation and the benefits/consequences it has on muscle growth. Read this article to learn more.
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No Pain, More Gain Shoulder Superset
Shoulder pain should not be the norm. Learn why your shoulders hurt and what you can do to remedy this issue. This feature includes a sample superset warmup workout
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You've Been Doing Leg Day Wrong All Along - Here's What You've Been Missing
Ramp up your leg day with the unknown and overlooked slideboard lunge. The exercise is guaranteed to increase athletic performance & hamstring hypertrophy!
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6 Resistance Training Myths That Never Die
You head the myths before: weight lifting stunts growth, women who lift get bulky, higher reps are better for toning. Set aside the nonsense and find out the real truth.
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10 Superior Arm Movements for Bigger Guns
Build bigger arm muscles by performing these 5 bicep exercises & 5 tricep exercises anytime you train arms. Learn which ones they are & why you should do them!
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Swole University: 11 Lessons For Bigger Arms
Maik Wiedenbach wasn't born with big arms, he built them the hard way: through trial and error. Learn from his mistakes and expedite your arm gains with these 11 tips.
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Avoid The Seven Deadly Muscle Building Sins!
Maximize your results by lowering stress levels, learning to be patient, being persistent, finding balance, and avoiding ego training and overtraining.
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Rest More, Lift More: The Secret Sauce for Turning Seconds into PRs
Learn the importance of rest periods in between your sets and how you can manipulate them into building greater strength on all of your major lifts!
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10 Best Upper Back Building Exercises of All Time
Attack your back with all of the right exercises. These 10 back building exercises have stood the test of time and will help you build a massive back.
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5 Post-Workout Essentials For Recovery & Growth
Brad Borland helps you to amp up your post-workout nutrition and increase your muscle growth and recovery by including more than a simple whey shake after your workouts.
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Build A Bigger Bench Press: 20 Tips To Improve Your Bench Press Strength
Refine your bench press technique, improve your chest workouts, train your upper body for maximum performance, and eat so you can press some real BIG numbers.
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5 Calisthenic Exercises Every Lifter Should Master
You've excelled at the squat, bench,& deadlift, but can you do the 5 body weight exercises every lifter should master? Read on to find out what they are.
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6 Exercises Needed to Boost Chest Growth
Build a big, wide, and muscular chest with these 6 simple movements. Sprinkle them into your chest workouts and experience the gains for yourself!
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7 Habits Of Highly Effective Bodybuilders
Bodybuilding is about more than just mindlessly moving weight. Learn how to refine your goals, and along with them your training, diet and supplementation plans.
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Increasing Weekly Training Volume
Faheem Chauhan teaches you how to safely increase training volume and intensity while reducing the risks of injury and overtraining.
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Bulk of 2016: 5 Tips to a Successful Bulking Season
It's bulking season which is the best time of the year to make gains. Before you start your bulk, you should read these 5 tips to make sure it's successful.
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Build A Bigger Deadlift With These 5 Tips
I didn't attempt a deadlift until the age of 40. Now it is my favorite lift. In this article I present some of the keys that have helped me draw close to an 800 pound raw pull.
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5 Ways to Increase Time Under Tension
Boost muscle growth with these unique techniques that when used increase the total time under tension of the targeted muscle group. Read on to learn more!
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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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Core Strength III: 4 New Extreme Core Exercises
If there's one thing Coach Myers is known for it's having an extremely strong core. Check out 4 more of his favorite core movements to build core strength!
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5 Crazy But Effective Leg Building Exercises
Get creative with the most dreaded day of the workout week with these 5 insane-yet-effective moves that will build leg-muscle mass in no time.
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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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3 Ways to Increase Your Strength With Resistance Bands
You can add resistance bands into your workout plan in many different ways & you should! Check out these tips on how to incorporate them into your workouts.
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Ego, Form and Building Muscle
People training with weights that are too heavy, throwing the weight up and down hoping they'll grow bigger muscles. Well it doesn't work like that!
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6 Quad Building Hacks for Larger Legs
Stop neglecting your legs and start building massive quads. These 6 quad building hacks and exercises are exactly what you need to spark quad muscle growth.
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Destroying Arms At Diamond Gym With Roman Fritz
Build monster-sized biceps, massive forearms, and bulging triceps with IFBB Pro and Animal-sponsored Roman Fritz's arm-destroying routine!
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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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Another Reason Your Muscle Building Program Sucks
Must all exercises be performed with a full range of motion to build muscle? Jason Ferruggia says no. Find out how partial reps can help increase your workout results.
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Training Intensity: Are You Training Hard Enough?
When it all comes down it, how much effort do you truly put into your muscle building program? Can you honestly say that you are working as hard as you possibly can?
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