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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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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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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5 Muscle Building Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid
Some mistakes are unavoidable, others can easily be learned from and corrected Read this article & learn how to avoid these 5 common muscle building errors.
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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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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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10 Unique Ways To Bring Up Lagging Body Parts
It's time to challenge body parts that aren't responding to conventional training methods. This article presents 10 effective solutions that can help you get growing again.
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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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Chest Building 101
Matt Weik looks at the anatomy of the chest, and helps you to build thicker, more massive pecs.
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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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Bicep Curls
We all know what drop sets are, but do you know what a mechanical drop set is? Find out how to use this technique to build both muscle and strength.
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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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Close up of man holding barbell in front rack position.
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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5 Potent Shoulder Building Exercises
It's time to take your shoulder training to a whole new - natural - level. No more laterals for you! These 5 exercises are worthy of your gym time.
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Your Ultimate Physique: 13 Ways To Strip Fat & Build Muscle
You've been told the goal of losing fat while building muscle is impossible. Here are 13 tricks that will help you reach your dream body faster than you thought possible.
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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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5 Must-Do Exercises To Shock And Grow Your Arms
Alex Savve from Pharmafreak® and SD Pharmaceuticals™ reveals his arm growing arsenal: five potent bicep and tricep exercises you may have never tried.
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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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Bodybuilder standing in squat rack looking down
You want the truth? Maybe you can't handle the truth. But either way, it's time to learn what the research has to say and decide for yourself.
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10 Mistakes Beginning Lifters Make
Maximize your muscle gains by avoiding these 10 beginner training mistakes outlined by Alex Stewart.
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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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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Your Calves
Are your lower legs lacking impressive size and shape? These 5 tested exercises with unique twists will add mass to your calves, so add them to your next leg day!
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Ultimate Triceps Training: Increase Your Arm Size In 16 Weeks
Dustin Elliott goes into detail about important tricep exercises, and presents effective triceps workouts that will increase your arm size in only 16 weeks.
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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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Man Ripped Abs Fat Loss Muscle
These 20 tips might just be a game changer. If your gym or diet efforts aren't yielding results, it's time to try something different. Refine your training and eating so you can reach your goals.
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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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5 Impactful Workouts to Build Your Lagging Body Parts
Do you have a body part that is noticeably lagging compared to your other muscle groups? Address it with one of these 5 workouts designed to pack on mass!
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Is Bodybuilding A Narcissistic Activity?
Muscle building is more than just some mindless activity that involves staring into the mirror. There are many positive reasons to build bigger muscles and change your physique.
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Training The Posterior Chain: Barbell Good Morning
Is your lower back and core a weak link in the chain? Cory Gregory presents you with several barbell good morning variations that will help you build strength and muscle.
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Add Exercises That Stretch Your Muscle for More Gains!
Can't seem to bust your muscle building plateau? Stretching might help... stretching exercises that is. Perform these stretching exercises for more gains!
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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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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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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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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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Thrash Your Triceps Using These 9 Training Methods
Don't just work your triceps, thrash your triceps! These 9 tricep building methods from Brad Borland are designed to help you pack on arm size and bust out of your t-shirts.
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How To Build A Massive Barn Door Back!
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 1 focuses on building the back, and includes back anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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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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Man Gain Muscle Mass
Are you really a hardgainer? No, probably not. Most lifters who have trouble packing on muscle mass are making these 5 mistakes. Start building muscle size today!
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8 Surefire Ways to Sabotage Your Gains
Self-sabotage is wreaking havoc on your ability to gain muscle mass. Make sure you're avoiding these 8 mistakes and build muscle faster than ever before!
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3 Point Muscle Building Method For Better Results
Maik Wiedenbach helps you to view workout structure in a whole new way. Learn the value of targeting each muscle group with a stretch, power and contraction exercise.
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Your Quest To Building Mountain Peak Biceps
A 10 part muscle building super series. Part 10 focuses on bicep building, and includes bicep anatomy, exercises and workouts for every need.
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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.