Author Archives: Mick Madden

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

Mike Mentzer’s Heavy Duty One Set Workout


Near the end of his career as a personal trainer Mike Mentzer determined that he was recommending workouts to his clients that had a set count that was too high for maximum muscle growth. He had been using 2-4 sets of maximum intensity per muscle… Read more

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Strongman Articles

Farmer’s Walk – Frequently Asked Questions


This article is by BruteForce from the MAB forum.

Recently a number of people have asked me questions about the farmers walk. This weighted carry is easily one of the greatest things you can do for overall strength and conditioning, so I thought… Read more

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General Articles

100 Reasons Not to Squat or Deadlift


This article by Elliot Reimers.

You shouldn’t squat and/or deadlift because…

…You will release too much growth hormone and develop gigantism
…You will shatter the floor beneath your feet while squatting with … Read more

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Strongman Articles

75 Reasons You Know You’re A Strongman


This article by BruteForce of the MAB forum.

  1. You were surprised when the movie Hitch didn’t have a single deadlift in it
  2. You thought Mr. Incredible’s name should have been Bill
  3. You can press as much overhead as you can bench
  4. You see heavy construction
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Bodybuilding Articles

Superslow HIT Training for Fast Muscle Gains


Arthur Jones, inventor of the famous Nautilus Machines, was also responsible for the popularity of HIT, High Intensity Training during the 70’s. He organized the Colorado Experiment to demonstrate the effectiveness of this form … Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

VIDEO – Complete Look At German Volume Training


German Volume Training is broken down and explained. Learn more about this popular workout system and if it’s right for you.

This feature includes a link to a new GVT workout.

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Powerlifting Articles

Squat and Deadlift Singles Routine


Combining the squat and deadlift on the same training day works well for the average lifter. Lifters with superior genetics will not need as long to recover from hip and low back training and can squat and deadlift heavy on different training… Read more

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