Author Archives: Mick Madden

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

Box Squats For A Bigger Squat

by Garry Benford

My primary reason for expounding on the routine that I’m about to give is that my training squat of 505 as a 181 pounder increased to a present (1982) best of 660 at 198 through its use . . . and this gain of 150 pounds was accomplished… Read more

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The Bench Press by Bill Kazmaier

Bench Pressing is THE most popular weight resisted exercise performed, yet few achieve or even approach the results they are capable of. Too often training systems and techniques are emphasized incorrectly resulting in stagnation and slow… Read more

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Biceps Workouts Bodybuilding Workouts Triceps Workouts

Bill Pearl’s Big Arm Workout

This routine is from a January, 1968, issue of Muscle Training. The article title was “How To Build Big Arms”, and it was written by Mr. Olympia Bill Pearl.

  • Lat machine triceps push down – 4 sets x 10 reps
  • Seated Dumbbell Curls
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Bodybuilding Articles

The Ten Golden Rules of Bodybuilding

Follow these 10 golden rules, and you will be well on your way to becoming a successful bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast

1. Having mental focus and mental awareness

Mental focus has to be one of the most critical components in bodybuilding.… Read more

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Beginner Workouts Full Body Workouts Powerbuilding Workouts

Full Body Periodized Workout Routine

This workout was created by MikeD from the Muscle and Brawn Forum.

I had a guy ask for a full body periodized routine he could do three days a week. I ended up writing two routines and I thought I would share the more “hardcore” one. … Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

30 Of The Biggest Bodybuilding Myths

By T.C. Luoma and Bill Phillips

1 — You can get as big as a pro bodybuilder. without taking steroids; it just takes longer.

Despite what many of the magazines say, all professional bodybuilders use either steroids or steroids in combination… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

Phil Heath Deletes His Instagram Account Over Kai Greene Ban?

Phil Heath Instagram

Yesterday we heard the shocking announcement: Kai Greene had been banned from competing at the 2015 Mr. Olympia and attending the Olympia Expo. Today another major story.

It seems current Mr. Olympia Phil Heath has been forced to delete his… Read more

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