Author Archives: Mick Madden

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

What Is Strong? Real World Strength Standards For Raw, Natural Lifters


What is strong?

We live in a world filled with 1000 pound squat and 800 pound bench press Youtube videos. Kind of makes you feel weak, doesn’t it? It sure makes me feel weak.

There are a couple of key things you need to know about most of these… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

The Truth About “Re-Igniting” Muscle Gains


How many times have you read something along the lines of:

  • “Re-ignite your muscle gains with these 5 easy steps!”
  • “This workout system is guaranteed to re-ignite your muscle building!”

…and so on, and so forth.… Read more

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Supplement Articles

Can Protein Supplements Make You Fat?


Do protein supplements make you fat? The simple answer is no. Only eating too much makes you fat. Eat too much of anything and you will get fat.

Protein supplements include:

  • Whey protein powders
  • Casein protein powders
  • Whey/casein blends
  • Protein
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General Articles

“The” Big Secret For Building Muscle And Strength


Ready for the big secret? Here it is:

There is no best workout.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s move on to more important things…like what’s really important. Want to build muscle and strength? Here’s… Read more

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Training Techniques

Comparing Sumo And Conventional Deadlifts


The following is a comparison between sumo deadlifts and conventional deadlifts. Also included at the end of this guide is a chart that will help you determine which deadlifting style is right for you.

Deadlift – Muscle Emphasis

  • Conventional
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Full Body Workouts

Real Results Beastly Basics Fullbody Workout


This fullbody workout focuses on the basics, while utilizing minimal isolation work. You will hammer the body with effective compounds lifts that will stimulate plenty of muscle growth, and you will add strength rather quickly.

This program… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

Why You Shouldn’t Do Arnold Schwarzenegger Style Volume Workouts


There’s a popular belief that to build muscle you must use a high volume approach like the workout system that Arnold Schwarzennegger used during the 70’s. Heck, if Arnold used it and made great gains, you could to!

Unfortunately,… Read more

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