Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw
Quick Stats
Steve Shaw is an experienced raw masters powerlifter with over 31 years of iron game experience. His best competition lifts are a 602.5 pound squat, a 672.5 pound deadlift, and a 382.5 pound bench press. Steve is also known as a powerbuilder. His goal is to help others build as much muscle and strength as humanly possible.

Steve Shaw is an experienced raw masters powerlifter with over 31 years of iron game experience. His best competition lifts are a 602.5 pound squat, a 672.5 pound deadlift, and a 382.5 pound bench press. Steve is also known as a powerbuilder. His goal is to help others build as much muscle and strength as humanly possible.

After reaching a body weight of 346 pounds as a powerlifter, Steve Shaw underwent a dramatic body transformation. He lost over 100 pounds.

During his 10 years in the health and fitness industry as a writer and editor, he has written three books and hundreds on articles. Steve Shaw also runs the popular Massive Iron YouTube channel.

Steve Shaw's Content

150 Of The Best Muscle Building Tips
This article packs a punch. 150 of the best muscle building tips, including specific information on workouts, exercises, nutrition and supplementation.
291.5K Reads 53 Comments
Arnold Schwarzenegger bench press
Train insane like the one and only 7 time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold's muscle building workouts feature an intense high volume and frequency approach to training.
6.4M Reads 430 Comments
The Evolution Of Bodybuilding By Gordon LaVelle
In this interview, Gordon LaVelle talks about the history of bodybuilding and his new book: Bodybuilding: Tracing The Evolution Of The Ultimate Physique.
28.5K Reads 1 Comment
The Best Muscle Building Exercises
A detailed look at the most potent muscle building exercises, as well as a bodypart by bodypart breakdown. Stop wasting time in the gym and start getting results!
531.8K Reads 100 Comments
The Ex-Hardgainer Workout And Eating Plan
Tired of being a hardgainer? This program contains a detailed workout and progression scheme, along with eating advice and a sample daily diet plan.
910K Reads 762 Comments
Build Muscle And Strength With Progression!
Have you hit a training plateau? How do you add weight to the bar to maximize your progress? Learn the ins and outs of weight progression.
108.5K Reads 26 Comments
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.
347K Reads 94 Comments
Real Results Pull, Squat, Press Fullbody Workout
A no nonsense 3 day per week program that will have you gaining muscle and strength quickly. It focuses on compound and bodyweight exercises.
207.7K Reads 157 Comments
Best 6 pack abs on the planet
An amazing ab-popping collection of some of the most phenomenal six packs and physiques in the natural physique realm.
292.7K Reads 19 Comments
Get Shredded By Summer: Resources To Get Ripped
You've paid your dues, put on a few pounds and packed on the muscle. Now it's time to shed the fat fast and get ripped for Summer!
231.5K Reads 0 Comments
4 Big Reasons Why You're Still Small And Weak
Want to know why your results still suck? Start gaining muscle mass and strength as quickly as possible with these four workout training tips.
411.3K Reads 85 Comments
Beyond Sets And Reps: A Look At Training Volume
Which rep range is best for muscle building. Move beyond these simplistic arguments, and maximize your workouts by focusing on training volume.
175K Reads 20 Comments
Man doing GHD sit ups in gym.
This article focuses on ab exercises, ab workouts, ab myths, and how to maximize diet, supplementation and cardio to shred your abs!
531K Reads 39 Comments
Muscular man in black shorts performing pull-ups in gym
A complete guide. Learn which splits are effective, and which workouts to avoid. Included are numerous workout and training splits examples.
3.2M Reads 160 Comments
Practical Progression Approaches for Muscle Building
Take your muscle building to a new level by learning when and how to add weight for the many different rep and set schemes featured in popular workouts.
60.4K Reads 28 Comments
Guide To Advanced Muscle Building Training Techniques
Boost your muscle and strength gains by learning how to use drop sets, supersets, rest pause training and other popular advanced training techniques.
149.7K Reads 17 Comments
Pack On Mass And Shed The Fat
A guide to popular muscle building and fat loss eating and diet approaches, including a look at frequent feeding, Paleo, Keto and more!
354.8K Reads 64 Comments
Muscle And Strength Basics - Understanding Autoregulated Progression
Wondering when to add weight? This article explains the concept of auto-regulated progression, and provides examples of how to use it with your workout.
22.8K Reads 8 Comments
Monster Traps Workout
Massive traps can transform an ordinary bodybuilder into an extraordinary bodybuilder. Build big, beefy, beastly trap muscles now!
214.5K Reads 37 Comments
Superhuman Strength: A 2 Stage Plan To Get Strong Fast
Feeling weak? Feel weak no longer! Muscle & Strength has put together the ultimate plan to get you strong as quickly as possible.
307.1K Reads 62 Comments
The Blastoff Bodybuilding Training System
Bored? Looking for a training system that will rocket your body into new gains? Then fasten your seat belts, because it's time to blast off!
25.9K Reads 41 Comments
Get Huge Fast! The 2 Year Plan For Extreme Mass
Here it is! The ultimate guide to packing on muscle mass. 6 stages, two years of training. Learn how to eat, what supplements to take, and how to train. Every set is detailed.
493K Reads 481 Comments
The Quadzilla – 60 Minutes of Leg Destruction
Want leg size? Willing to do anything? Look no further. The quadzilla is a shocking leg workout that will induce monster-sized leg gains.
48.8K Reads 13 Comments
Power Muscle Burn Bulking Diet & Supplement Plan
Ready to grow? It's time to get your bulk on! Maximize the Power Muscle Burn training system by following this diet and supplementation plan.
240.1K Reads 194 Comments
Power Muscle Burn 5 Day Powerbuilding Split
Rapidly build size and strength with this powerbuilding 5 day split which focuses on strength building power sets, and crazy-intense burn sets. You have been warned!
4.5M Reads 2.7K Comments
Dumbbell Only Home Or Gym Full Body Workout
Short on equipment? No worries! This dumbbell only workout can be used at home or in the gym for building muscle mass. You can also use this as a muscle shock workout to mix things up.
7.1M Reads 2.1K Comments
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.
8.5K Reads 0 Comments
Muscular man doing dumbbell rows in the gym
Long before steroids, men were using full body routines to carve out massive and strong natural physiques. This article presents 5 effective workouts!
3.9M Reads 605 Comments
intense muscular man and woman doing barbell presses
This building workout is designed to maximize progression and muscle gains by hitting each muscle group with power sets, muscle sets and burn sets.
6.6M Reads 3.3K Comments
Power Muscle Burn Bicep Workout
Build bigger biceps by blasting them in different rep ranges, including the use of power, muscle building and burn sets.
303.8K Reads 301 Comments
Power Muscle Burn Tricep Workout
Build massive horse shoe triceps by blasting them in different rep ranges, including the use of power, muscle building and burn sets.
146.9K Reads 149 Comments
Power Muscle Burn Leg Workout
Build big wheels by blasting your quads in different rep ranges, including the use of power, muscle building and burn sets.
195.1K Reads 89 Comments
Beginner Muscle Building Essentials
Are you a beginner and want to get on the right track and build muscle? This article presents the simple keys to muscle building success.
22.9K Reads 18 Comments
Supplement Like The Pros, Part 1: Top Supplements
Want to look like a pro bodybuilder? This article looks at the top supplements used by professional natural bodybuilders, and fitness and figure athletes.
26.9K Reads 0 Comments
 Titanic Tricep Builder Workout
Most of us want big arms, but we put too much focus on training our biceps. Triceps are twice as large as your biceps. Get big arms now by carving out titanic triceps!
166.6K Reads 120 Comments
2 Day Simple A/B Split by Steve
Effective 2 day per week fullbody routine that is perfect for building muscle and strength. If you don't have time to live in the gym this is the routine for you.
890.6K Reads 366 Comments
Monster Mass Turbo Bulking Oatmeal
Monster Mass is a very popular bulking protein powder. Try you favorite flavor in this easy to make, on the go, high-powered mass building breakfast meal.
30.1K Reads 14 Comments
Salsa Chicken Quinoa
Salsa Chicken Quinoa is a simple, tasty, and extremely healthy high protein meal. This recipe take no time to prepare and will not disappoint on taste!
60.4K Reads 9 Comments
Man in gym performing overhead barbell press
If you're tired of the same old training routine, and want to shock your muscles into new growth, then German Volume Training is the program you need! Bear in mind, GVT isn't for the faint of heart.
778.7K Reads 556 Comments
The Triple Progression Training Approach
Standard progression focuses on the addition of weight. Triple progression has you adding reps, sets then weight.
18.6K Reads 2 Comments
Time for Traps - Trap Training Techniques And Exercises
It's time to add slabs of mass to your traps! This article provides training tips, exercsies and techniques that will help you build massive traps.
35.9K Reads 1 Comment
The Savage 4x4: Strength/Hypertrophy Hybrid Workout
This powerbuilding routine may just turn your life around, and unleash something beastly! Workouts cycle between hypertrophy training and strength training.
359.2K Reads 63 Comments
Squats and Milk, And Then Some
A new look at the old squats and milk program. This program was designed for mass, and has been proven effective.
94.6K Reads 73 Comments
Losing Your Motivation
Losing the motivation to hit the gym isn't fun. In fact, it's torture. It's time to sell-out to the bodybuilding lifestyle, and make some needed changes. Find out the changes you need to make to realize your fitness goals!
38.3K Reads 2 Comments
How I Got Big: The 3 Secrets
These three "secrets" transformed me from scrawny hardgainer into a massive, muscular natural bodybuilder.
21.4K Reads 14 Comments
Extreme Powerbuilding: The Hepburn Method
Doug Hepburn was one of the biggest and strongest natural lifters in the history of the sport. Discover how Doug trained.
290.4K Reads 55 Comments


Kevin Brunetti
Posted on: Thu, 10/12/2023 - 01:59

Good morning Steve,
I am on my 5th week of your 4-day split routine. One question, do I work each exercise for all reps/sets or do I work each exercise once and repeat 3x?

M&S Team Badge
Posted on: Wed, 10/18/2023 - 11:54

Hi, Kevin. Steve had moved on since he wrote this, but I can tell you that you do all sets and reps of one exercise before moving to the next one.

Roy Reyes
Posted on: Thu, 04/20/2023 - 16:28

Steve, I'm 45 with little time to work out. I've always been a gym rat but lately, job, kids,'s been about almost a year since i worked-out. This is my last go'round and I just want to pack on some mass before my gym routine has to naturally start changing. What can I do for an overall routine to pack on some muscle? I typically deadlift, squat, leg extension/curl, dumbbell bench/incline, dips/pulldowns/pushdowns, dumbbell/ez-bar curl, arnold-press. I do calves with squats...I know that's not enough but with time constraints it's the best I can do....

I'd appreciate ANY advice you can offer. I take HC1 creatine and AMP protein.

M&S Team Badge
Posted on: Sat, 04/22/2023 - 14:01

Hi, Roy. Steve is no longer with M&S. He now works on his own channel, Massive Iron. You can reach him there. Now, if you would like for me to chime in on this, let me know and I will be glad to.

Posted on: Mon, 04/22/2019 - 08:18

Steve I’m now entering week 3 of the Bulldozer program and ever since the beginning my body feels like it got massaged by an elephant. This really works!! Couple of questions; when I’m about to experience failure on the next rep, do I reduce the weight or take a short breath and continue? Also do you have any other “bulldozer” programs to try out?

Posted on: Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:00

Steve - I’m using this program coming back from major cancer battle. Do you require any “warm up” sets on the ancillary exercises or just jump into the sets required. Thanks.