Author Archives: Mick Madden

Mick Madden
Mick Madden is the primary content manager for Muscle and Brawn. Questions? Please visit the forum.
Interviews Strength Training

Interview With Strongman Competitor Doc Colossus

You want strong? Look no further? Strongman competitor Doc Colossus doesn’t mess around with light weight, baby. In this interview with the Doc, he talks about his recent injury, and tells us how he got involved with lifting and strongman… Read more

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Training

Dave Draper Top Squat Review

Dave Draper Top Squat Review

As my mother would say, I’m not a Spring chicken anymore. At 42, I am stronger than I have ever been in my life, but I am also fragile. Though I have remained injury free over the course of my life (from weight training… Read more

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Muscle Building

Ronnie Rowland on the Slingshot Training System

Ronnie Rowland on the development of the Slingshot Training System…

I’ve been around training for about 30 years now and it’s provided me with the opportunity to observe and ask a lot of questions to top level bodybuilders, strength… Read more

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Celebrity Workouts Muscle Building Workouts

Sergio Oliva Training Routine

Sergio Oliva Training Routine. Sergio Oliva stated that the following routine was his only true exercise program. His training routine involved some interesting combinations…high volume, 5×5 work, supersets, antagonistic… Read more

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Training

Understanding Progression: Weight and Intensity

More! More! More! Do more!

How many times have you read that in an article, or on a forum post? Progression is king, but what exactly is progression? Is it good enough to simply add more weight each time you workout? Or should you be upping the training… Read more

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Supplements

Are Prohormones Worse Than Steroids?

Are Prohormones Worse Than Steroids?

Are prohormones worse than steroids? For the most part, yes. But before we explore the reasons, let’s get something out of the way. Steroids are illegal. Go to jail illegal. Prohormones are legal.… Read more

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Muscle Building

How Big Can a Natural Bodybuilder Get?

How big can a natural bodybuilder get? These numbers represent your projected natural muscle mass limits using the Casey Butt formula and method.

Estimates are for 10% bodyfat, 7 inch wrist circumference, and 8.75 inch ankle circumference.Read more

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