Author Archives: Mick Madden

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Mick Madden is the primary content writer for Muscle and Brawn.
Powerlifting Articles

Don’t Be A Powerlifting Ronin

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This article is by LTL from the Muscle and Brawn forum.

Web definitions
A Ronin was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. You can also check out this absolute classic film featuring DeNiro and Sean Bean:… Read more

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General Articles

Body Composition: The War Between The Scale And The Mirror

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Please check out John Cintron’s e-book: Building A Power Athlete With No Nonsense Training.

It happens every Monday.  Someone wakes up and decides to enter the world of weight loss.

They jump on the scale and sigh in disgust.

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General Articles

Please Stop Using the Smith Machine for Big Lifts!

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This article is by Soldier from the Muscle and Brawn forum.

In the basement of the building where I work there is a gym. It’s stocked with all the standard gym fare; A pull down machine, a seated row machine, a flat bench, an incline bench, a … Read more

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Muscle Building Workouts

Burst Muscle Building System – 3 Day Push Pull Legs Workout

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This is a 3 day muscle building split that uses the Burst training method.

The split is as follows:

  • Day 1 – Chest, Shoulders and Triceps (Push)
  • Day 2 – Off
  • Day 3 – Quads, Hamstrings and Calves (Legs)
  • Day 4 – Off
  • Day 5 – Back, Biceps and Traps
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Muscle Building Workouts

The Burst Muscle Building System Overview

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Current Burst system splits:

Over the years I have tried many different muscle building systems. I started on a conventional body part split back in the 80s, tried double split training, Arnold-style training, HIT, Heavy… Read more

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Muscle Building Workouts

Huge Gainer 3 Day Split

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This is a simple but effective 3 day muscle building split for the late beginning to intermediate lifter. It is recommend that you use a schedule similar to the following:

  • Monday – Quads, Hamstrings and Calves
  • Tuesday – Chest,
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Strength Building Workouts

Huge Gainer Early Intermediate Strength Building 4 Day Split

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This is a 4 day upper/lower strength building workout perfect for the post-beginner who wants to build strength as quickly as possible. You will be using the Rep Goal System for most lifts.

One of the secondary goals of this system is to build … Read more

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