Author Archives: Mick Madden

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

Body Composition: The War Between The Scale And The Mirror


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!


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


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


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


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


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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Bodybuilding Articles

Muscle Confusion: Which Workout Is Best?


Which workout is best?

Do you really want to know the answer to that question, because it might disappoint you. I’ll give you a few minutes to think about it. All set? Good. Here we go…

The best workout is:

There is no best workout.Read more

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