Roger “Rock” Lockridge

Roger “Rock” Lockridge
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Hardgainer and veteran fitness writer Roger "Rock" Lockridge started training in 1999, and has been featured in numerous publications and fitness sites.

Roger "Rock" Lockridge is from Lewisburg, WV and has been involved in the fitness industry since 2002. He started training in 1999 and is known for his "hardgainer" success story. He became a personal trainer and fitness instructor at a local gym and directly helped over 500 clients achieve personal success. He also worked at a supplement store for two years where he advised customers about nutrition and supplementation needs.

He has been writing professionally since 2009 and has been featured in numerous print and online platforms. He has contributed to Muscle and Strength since 2015. Aside from his writing, Lockridge also is a speaker and advocate for survivors of child abuse and domestic violence.

He currently lives in West Virginia with his wife and son. You can follow him on Instagram @rocklockridge and Twitter @RockLockridge.

Roger “Rock” Lockridge's Content

Man doing forearm plank outside.
You don't need fancy gym equipment to have a great workout. Grab a barbell and some resistance bands and try out this 8-week muscle building at-home workout.
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Men doing lunges with kettlebells and dumbbells.
In just 45 minutes you can burn fat fast with this limited-equipment, full-body workout. This plan can be done at home with just a pair of dumbbells and your bodyweight.
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Joe Donnely doing a bent over barbell row.
Forget what you know about the squat, bench press, and deadlift. There's 3 new big lifts in town to help you transform your body and increase your strength.
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Muscular man doing single arm isolation bicep curls.
Want bigger arms? These three convenient and efficient giant sets will help you stretch sleeves and achieve the pump of your dreams in 30 minutes or less.
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Woman in black sports bra and shorts holding a black dumbbell performing a bicep curl.
Limited equipment? Short on time? This women’s 8-week workout is a versatile plan to improve the way you look and feel from your home or gym, in as little as 20 minutes.
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Muscular shirtless man in black shorts and shoes doing pushups outside.
Use your bodyweight to burn some serious calories. Take your fitness and physique to the next level with this 12 week calisthenics workout designed specifically for lifters.
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Athletic woman doing sprints outside
There's a faster way to fat loss than the treadmill. These fat burning workouts are designed to help you start making progress with just your own bodyweight.
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Athletic man doing dumbbell lunges in the gym
Improve your overall conditioning and endurance with this 3 day workout plan, designed to get you back to peak performance with limited equipment.
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Guy on beach in black shorts performing kettlebell swings
Build a strong and sturdy core for improved athleticism and a complete physique! This 3 day workout is designed to help you strengthen your core with just 4 exercises.
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Athletic Man Doing Plyometric Push Up
If you want to achieve great results, you have to make great commitments. Sculpt the body you want and improve endurance with this 12 week full body HIIT workout and nutrition strategy!
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M&S athlete performing machine chest flys
Struggling to get your chest to "pop", or just wanting to fill out your tank top a bit more? Add these exercises to your workout arsenal and watch your chest blow up.
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Athletic Man Shoulder Pressing Dumbbells
The rear delts are small in size but big in importance when it comes to training. Complete your physique and get stronger by training these muscles effectively with the help of this article!
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Muscular man doing barbell row in gym
This workout program incorporates an old-school training method and is designed to help you maximize your gains! Muscle Mass Inflation is a muscle building workout that will take you from small to swole.
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Athletic Man Preparing to Do Shoulder Workout
Take your shoulder training to the next level with these advanced shoulder exercises! Swap out basic movements for boulder shoulders and breathe new life into your delts.
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Ripped man doing crunches in the gym
This versatile six week workout routine is designed to help you torch unwanted fat and can be complete in the gym or at home, with simple modifications!
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Bodybuilding Icons: George Hackenschmidt Inspired Workout
George Hackenschmidt was the first-ever World Heavyweight Champion in professional wrestling and pushed his ability to build muscle to the natural limit.
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25 Ways to Stay Motivated for Your Workouts
Struggling with motivation and having a hard time staying focused when it comes to your fitness goals. These 25 tips should help!
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Bodybuilding Icons: Charles Atlas Inspired Workout Routine
Charles Atlas was "America's Most Handsome Man" and an icon whose footsteps many fitness influencers have followed - perhaps without even knowing it!
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12 Week Off-Season Classic Physique Bodybuilding Workout
Classic Physique is becoming the most popular division in bodybuilding. Check out this classic workout routine and start building your classic look today.
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Bodybuilding Icons: Eugen Sandow Inspired Workout Routine
In this month's Bodybuilding Icons segment we take a look at the original bodybuilder, Eugen Sandow, and his early form of training methods.
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Train Like a Superhero: 8 Week Full Body Workout
Become a superhero! This 8 week full body workout routine trains several different necessary skill sets one may need while fighting crime.
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Bodybuilding Icons: John Grimek Inspired Workout
Learn all about John Grimek, a pioneer of modern-day bodybuilding, and give this workout routine inspired by his training style a try!
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2 Workouts To Help Grow Your Back in 8 Weeks
Upgrade your back with this ultimate back workout program that includes 2 separate workouts that'll take your back development to the next level!
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Growin' Guns: Bigger and Better Arms in 30 Days
Trying to fill out your shirt sleeves a little better and are looking for the perfect arm workout to help you do so? We've got your 30 day prescription.
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2 Weekly Workouts for Larger Legs
Take your leg training to new heights by splitting it up into 2 weekly workouts - 1 workout for hamstrings and 1 workout for quads. Let us show you how!
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8 Week Workout to Create a Superhuman Chest
Build pecs that pop with this 8 week workout designed to help you build a superhuman chest. The program contains 2 different workouts that you alternate.
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5 Cardio Pairings for Insane Calorie Burning
Ramp up your fat-burning and cardiovascular conditioning with these 5 intense cardio pairings. With such a diverse list, there's a cardio circuit for everyone!
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The Perfect Workout for Rock Solid Shoulders
Build perfectly balanced shoulders with deltoids that cap with this workout routine. The workout incorporates 2 workouts that you alternate weekly.
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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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7 Advanced Bicep Muscle Building Hacks
Have you hit a plateau in your bicep muscle growth? It might be time to implement some new training hacks - check out these 7 advanced strategies.
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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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7 Lat Pull Down Variations for Serious Back Development
Build your lats in a variety of ways with these 7 lat pulldown variations! Read the article, find ones that'll fit well with your program, & build your back!
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9 Hacks to Maximize the Dumbbell Row
The dumbbell row is often thought of as a tier 2 back exercise. However, with these 9 hacks, you'll be able to modify your one arm row to build a bigger back.
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8 Tips to Maximize Your Upper Chest Training
Having a well-built upper chest is an important part of having an aesthetic physique. Learn how to maximize your upper chest training with these 8 tips.
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5 Exercises to Make Your Lats Flare (Plus Workout!)
Ditch your flat back for good and develop lats that flare using these 5 key exercises. To jump-start your progress, we even put them together in a workout!
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Big muscular man doing cable chest fly exercise in the gym
There's always someone in each generation that completely revolutionizes the way we do things. Learn how these 5 guys impacted the way we work out in the gym.
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7 Ways to Improve Mind-Muscle Connection
Boost your muscle growth by focusing on each muscle as you're training with these 7 lifting strategies to improve your mind-muscle connection.
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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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50 of the Greatest Physiques of All Time
There have been a lot of amazing physiques in this world across bodybuilding, sports entertainment, and Hollywood. Find out which rank among the best!
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Gym Glossary: 19 Terms That Every Beginner Needs to Know
If you're new to the gym or thinking about getting into weight lifting, you'll want to learn some of the vocabulary terms. These 19 terms are a solid start.
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Back Blast! 8 Week Program to Build Your Back
Blast your back with this back workout and experience some serious back gains! This comprehensive workout hits every muscle in the back for optimal growth!
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Wheels Workout: 8 Week Program to Build Your Legs
If you want to have a truly aesthetic physique, you're going to need a good looking set of wheels. This 8 week program will help you accomplish that.
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Body Metamorphosis: 12 Week Transformation Workout to Help You Build Muscle
If you're looking to completely transform your physique, we've got the perfect workout for you! This program combines 3 types of training for max results!
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8 Week "Out-Angle" Chest Workout Routine
This 8 week chest workout hits the chest from all sorts of different angles to help you build a big shelf-like chest able to out-angle any of your friends.
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12 Week Triple Header Triceps Workout Program
Build big thick triceps that make your upper arms flex-worthy with this 12 week triple header tricep workout program. Read on to learn how to get started.
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Top 10 Leg Mass Building Exercises of All-Time
Ensure you get the most out of those tough leg workouts by including some of these top 10 muscle building leg exercises. They're considered the best, after all.
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10 Best Chest Building Exercises of All Time
Build your chest the right way by incorporating any of these exercises into your chest workouts. There's a reason they're considered in the top 10 list.
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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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7 Apps Every Fitness Enthusiast Should Download
If you have a smartphone, you should download these 7 fitness related apps to make accomplishing your fat loss & muscle building goals that much easier.
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10 Best Shoulder Building Exercises of All Time
Building broad shoulders will complete your physique & make you look strong. Learn which exercises are the top 10 all-time best for targeting your shoulders.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/21/2022 - 08:19

OMG im starting week 3 on ur training Muscle Mass Inflation..... for me im strong and it kicks my butt. Awesome program :)

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Posted on: Thu, 04/21/2022 - 20:52

Honored you chose my program and glad it's serving you well, Lucie. Thanks for supporting M&S!