Muscle Building Workouts

Our workouts database has hundreds of free workout plans designed for building muscle. The workouts are created by fitness experts and come with a free downloadable PDF you can reference when training. Use the filters below to find the best workout for your goal, training experience and equipment access.

All Muscle Building Workouts

Power 8 Workout – 3 Day Split
Power 8 combines a 5x5 protocol with a brutally effective 8x8 exercise. This system is perfect for the intermediate lifter who wants to continue to maximize gains.
651.6K Reads 149 Comments
Muscle Building Workout Program for Tall Guys
Finding an appropriate workout program can be hard for taller lifters. So, we created a 5 day muscle building split that's designed for the tall crowd.
189.5K Reads 85 Comments
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.
43.7K Reads 4 Comments
Home Or Gym Barbell Workout Routine
This barbell only workout is perfect for someone with limited access to equipment. It can be performed virtually anywhere and requires only a barbell and some hard work.
218K Reads 15 Comments
The Freshman 15 of Muscle Workout Program
Are you a recently enrolled college freshman or simply an upperclassman looking to shed some weight s/he has picked up over the years? Check out this workout!
59.9K Reads 16 Comments
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.
26.2K Reads 3 Comments
3 Day Power Muscle Burn Workout Split
Finally! A three day workout split variation for the wildly popular Power, Muscle, Burn muscle building system. Thousands of people have used this system successfully.
726.6K Reads 161 Comments
Phase 3 of the Complete Beginner’s Program
New to the gym scene? This third part of the Start from Scratch program can be used as a road map to help you learn how to build muscle the right way.
107.2K Reads 23 Comments
The Ultimate Bro Split: 12 Weeks to MASS
Recapture your motivation by utilizing one of the most basic workout styles most of us grew up using - The Bro Split. Check out The Ultimate Bro Split.
183.1K Reads 23 Comments
Double Split Training: 3 Month Specialization
It's time to go retro. This 3 month specialization program has you in the gym for 10 workouts each week. Back it with plenty of sleep and food for all kinds of gains!
213K Reads 25 Comments
Growing Strong: The Ultimate 8 Week Workout for Intermediates
Are you an intermediate lifter looking to get bigger and stronger? This 8 week workout program is exactly what you need to build more lean muscle mass!
208K Reads 30 Comments
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.
152.1K Reads 24 Comments
Branch Warren's Pre Olympia Workout & Sample Diet
Mr. Olympia competitor and Team Muscletech member Branch Warren shares his pre-contest 5 day training split, along with a sample eating and supplementation plan.
217.6K Reads 16 Comments
Workouts for the Road: A Complete Hotel Gym Workout Program
Travel for your job? Going on vacation? Need a workout you can do in a hotel gym with limited equipment? We got you covered with this hotel gym workout!
111K Reads 1 Comment
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.
32K Reads 6 Comments
Squat & Deadlift Muscle Building Program
It's time to get nasty in the gym. This muscle building approach has you working both squats and deadlifts on the same day, alternating between heavy and volume days.
149K Reads 30 Comments
SWOLEvember: 4 Week Bulker's Dream Workout
When it comes to total calorie consumption, the month of November ranks among the highest. Put those calories to good use and get swole with this workout!
198.1K Reads 61 Comments
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.
30.2K Reads 7 Comments
Old School Bodybuilder Flexing Muscles in the Gym
Can you handle training like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sergio Oliva or Lou Ferrigno? These legends set a new standard for muscle mass and training frequency.
555.5K Reads 89 Comments
Huge in a Hurry Workout Program
If you're trying to add lean muscle quickly, the huge in a hurry workout program is perfect for you! Try out this 3 day a week program to build muscle!
133.5K Reads 34 Comments

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