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

Powerlifting Workouts Strength Building Workouts

12 Week Intermediate Deadlift Workout Routine

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

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.

The addition of muscle… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

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

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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Bodybuilding Articles

Top 5 Compound And Isolation Exercises For Each Body Part

Compound vs. Isolation Exercises

Compound exercises are the meat and potatoes of muscle building. They work multiple muscle groups and are the most challenging and rewarding lifts. Compound exercises provide you with the most bang for your… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles Nutrition Articles

Muscle Building And Protein Intake: Myths And Facts

You are probably confused about proper protein intake as it relates to muscle building. There is a lot of nonsense floating around on lifting forums. You’ve all heard it, things like “high protein causes kidney damage”,… Read more

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Strength Building Workouts

How To Increase Your Grip Strength: 2 Day Workout

Having trouble with your grip strength?

This workout is designed to rapidly improve your grip strength by targeting your forearms and grip two times a week. Make sure to rest at least 2 days in between each workout.

You will be focusing on pinches,… Read more

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General Articles

2 Common Squat Mistakes And How To Fix Them

For many of you proper squat form can seem like a puzzle.

You’ve read all the articles, watched all the videos, but your squats sill look ugly and don’t feel right.

This article will point out 2 common squat mistakes and tell how to… Read more

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