Author Archives: Mick Madden

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Mick Madden is the primary content writer for Muscle and Brawn.
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25 Pictures Of Fit And Hot CrossFit Women


While most of the lifting industry is trying to decide if they love or hate CrossFit, one thing is for certain: CrossFit women are fit and hot.

Are they more hot than fit, or fit than hot? Who cares.

The following images are a testament to the hard… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

19 Amazing Before & After Bodybuilding Transformations


Ever wonder what your favorite bodybuilders looked like before they maximized their swoleness? Were they truly genetically blessed, or did they have to fight for every pound and ounce of muscle?

The following 19 before and after images present… Read more

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21 Tips For The Fat & Out Of Shape 40 Year Old


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

Hi. I am John Cintron and this was me 20 months ago.

I am a regular guy who has trained since I was 13 in either bodybuilding and Martial Arts. You… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

Front Shoulder Training Guide & Workouts


The front shoulders, also referred to as the front delts (or deltoids), are known in anatomy as the anterior deltoids. The front delt head is one of three fiber groups that make up the muscle we know as the shoulder.

Front deltoid fibers, also … Read more

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Why You Don’t Need Strength Training Just Yet


Here’s a lifting truth I don’t want you to forget:

To build strength you must build muscle, to build muscle you must build strength.

I run into a lot of beginner to early intermediate lifters who catch the strength bug. They find … Read more

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Powerlifting Workouts

3×3 Powerlifting Training


First of all, what does “3×3” mean? 3×3 stands for training the “big three” (squat/bench/deadlift), three times a week. This may sound like too much, but there is no assistance work. You just squat, bench… Read more

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The Rep Goal System: Maximize Gains, Never Waste A Set


Never waste a set. This is the driving mechanism behind the Rep Goal System.

Progression, or progressive overload, is the magic that drives muscle gains. To build muscle, you have to focus on getting a lot stronger than you are now. The question… Read more

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