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Squat The Key Lift

Muscle and Brawn Authors

The squat has been labeled a monster by the Journal of American Medical Association (Aug. 1961) and by Prof. Karl Klein of the University of Texas in Sports Illustrated (March 12, 1962). Coaches across the country, who once used squats…

10 Common Bodybuilding Mistakes that Grind Progress to a Halt

Muscle and Brawn Authors

Let’s say you want to stop growing. Maybe you don’t want to buy bigger clothes or you’ve become leery of the increased attention your constantly improving physique is receiving. Our fail-safe plan for stagnation focuses on the 10 most common…

Training Myths: Gain Muscle and Lose Fat by Learning the Truth

Muscle and Brawn Authors

Ireland has its leprechauns, Scotland its Loch Ness monster, the Himalayas its Yeti. Every culture has its folklore. And the fitness culture is no different. Despite the passage of more than a couple of dozen years now, the fitness boom…

Some Ideas About Muscle Gain

Muscle and Brawn Authors

First, and foremost, I think that the two most misunderstood and difficult concepts in strength training are 1. fat loss and 2. muscle gain. The same principles apply to both fat loss and muscle gain. The overriding concern is that…

Carbs: Eight Eating Tips For Max Gains

Muscle and Brawn Authors

Carb confusion is completely out of control. Many well-intentioned but deluded bodybuilders actually believe that one lone bagel will undermine months of dieting. The plain truth is that carbohydrates are not evil, but you need the inside information on how…

Doug Hepburn: The Two Hands Curl

Muscle and Brawn Authors

The Two Hands Curl, by Doug Hepburn (1952) Among the half-dozen of so exercises in which I have always been particularly interested, is the two hands curl. I have always maintained that there is a basic movement which can determine…

Complete Development of the Trapezius Muscles

Complete Development of the Trapezius Muscles by Barton Horvath (1947) While body building and training with weights is not particularly difficult to learn, as in any other enterprise superior results depend to a large extent upon knowledge and the ultimate…