Category Archive for "Bodybuilding Articles"

7 (Plus 7) Core Bodybuilding Exercises

The land of bodybuilding routines is vast and complex. There are full body routines, one set per bodypart routines, routines that use rest-pause, routines that feature training just shy of failure, and routines that are high volume. But while the…

Gain Muscle Mass Without Reading Muscle and Fitness Magazines

Dear Friend, Just the other day a friend approached me for help. He has been training for several months (at least six months, I think) with little to no gains. I put him on a good routine that he would…

Bodybuilding Series, Part 1

NOTE: The following article is the first in a series on bodybuilding basics for beginners and intermediate lifters. Please stay tuned for more to come… BODYBUILDING Bodybuilding. The word invokes images of oiled man (or women) with shaved and tanned…

Barry Merriman Periodized Bodybuilding Plan

My Sample Bodybuilding Routine This routine is intended primarily to add muscle and body mass. We must consider all factors related to growth: (a) Diet: You need a high calorie diet to grow, with plenty of protein. You should get…

Natural Bodybuilding: How Big Can I Get?

Is it possible to know how big I can get with natural bodybuilding? Casey Butt has an amazing article on this subject. Here is an excerpt: Based on an analysis of some 300 class and overall title winning drug-free bodybuilders…

Weight Training For Beginners

Before I begin, let me define the following: Beginner: a lifter who has experienced little in strength and/or muscle mass gains, or a lifter who has been out of the iron game for an extended period of time. Intermediate: a…

Understanding Training

Most lifters have a decent grasp of training theory. Lift heavy and hard, rest and eat. But do they? The lifting heavy and hard part is easy. Go into the gym, bust your butt, leave. “Nuff said. And the eating…