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Muscle Building Workouts Strength Building Workouts

3 Week Deadlifting Cycle for Muscle Mass & Strength

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This is a simple deadlifting program for the early intermediate to intermediate lifter. It cycles through a heavy, light and moderate week and is designed to help you pack on muscle and strength.

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Powerlifting Workouts

9 Week Powerlifting Periodization Peaking Workout

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This is a 9 week strength building cycle meant for intermediate level powerlifters and strength training athletes. Starting numbers are based upon your current one rep max for squats, bench press and deadlifts, plus the amount of weight you… Read more

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Leg Workouts

High Frequency Squatting 12 Week Program

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There was a (long) time during my lifting career where I thought squatting more than once a week was impossible. Scratch that – was insane.

Then I was introduced to a concept called fatigue management. Fatigue management is basically… Read more

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Muscle Building Workouts

2 Day Muscle Building Workout: Gains on Limited Time

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We each run into periods of our life where we simply don’t have time to live in the gym. I’ve seen many guys quit lifting completely during these periods, thinking there was no point in only training a few days per week.

Nothing could… Read more

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Powerlifting Workouts Strength Building Workouts

12 Week Intermediate Deadlift Workout Routine

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This is a 12 week deadlift and back strength specialization workout routine designed to help intermediate lifters bring up their pulling power. It consists of three 4 week training blocks:

  • Weeks 1 to 4 – Volume back work. Lighter deadlifts,
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Muscle Building Workouts Powerbuilding Workouts

Bulldog 3 Day Powerbuilding Split

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The bulldog program is designed to make you as big and strong as possible.  It is called a powerbuilding workout because the goal is to give you the best of both worlds: a powerful physique with the strength to back it up.

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Bodybuilding Articles

“No Gainer”: 5 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle

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Not building muscle and frustrated? Consider yourself a hardgainer, or even worse – a no gainer? If so then you probably won’t believe the following statement:

Muscle building is a simple process.

I have no reason to lie to you.… Read more

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