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Muscle and Brawn Authors
Various contributing authors.
Strength Building Workouts

Build Strength With The Texas Method


by Mark Rippetoe

This method uses a sharp contrast in training variables between the beginning and the end of the week. High volume at moderate intensity is used at the first of the week, a light workout is done in the middle for maintenance of … Read more

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General Articles

3 Tips For Those Who Want Overnight Gym Success


This article was written by Jonathan Byrd, author of the eBook BIG: “Rapidly increase your strength using the BIG strength training system created by top ranked powerlifter Jonathan Byrd.”

Look around you, we live in an instant gratification… Read more

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Strength Building Workouts

SFW! The Swedish Powerbuilding Routine


This workout is by big_swede from the Muscle and Brawn forum.

The last year I have been experimenting alot with different ways to approach my lifting and I’m going to sum it all up in this workout. I am also open for any questions if you have… Read more

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Old School Strength Training

My Beginnings by Paul Anderson

When I was in college, all of the football players lived together in one large athletic dorm called McGee Hall, on the old Furman University  campus. As strange as it may seem there were no coaches or any other adults living in the dormitory with… Read more

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Old School Strength Training

Bob Peoples – World’s Greatest Deadlifter

There has been quite a bit of controversy as to whether or not power lifting competitions should be held and who should govern these lifts. I served on the first committee for power lifting appointed by Mr. David A. Matlin, National AAU Weightlifting… Read more

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Old School

The Mental Approach

One fact appears to be certain in the weight lifting field: whenever anyone fails to make substantial gains from training, he immediately begins to search for some nonexistent secrets that will assure him of success. He feels that he must find… Read more

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Muscle Building Workouts

20 Rep Squat Routine


This is an altered article showing a Stuart McRobert interpretation of the classic routine for adding size in a hurry, a simple enough version of the 20 rep squat routine:

1.) Situp
2.) Squat, followed immediately by
3.) Light Breathing Pullover… Read more

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