Category Archive for "Training"

My Beginnings by Paul Anderson

Muscle and Brawn Authors

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…

Bob Peoples – World’s Greatest Deadlifter

Muscle and Brawn Authors

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,…

Increase Your Bench Pressing Power

A friend of mine, not long ago, was stuck for two months at 218 lbs. bodyweight and a 205 lb. bench press. Try as he might, he just couldn’t seem to make any headway with his limit attempt. His training…

The Mental Approach

Muscle and Brawn Authors

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…

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3 Ways to Train Like a Fool

Mick Madden

Let me guess…you’ve just flipped through the latest issue of Flex or Muscular Development, and you’re pumped to hit the gym. Your testicles feel swollen like grapefruits, and you’re ready to swole-a-fy yourself into Dennis Wolf size proportions. Well before…

Understanding Workouts – Do I Work Traps with Shoulders or Back?

Mick Madden

Do I Work Traps with Shoulders or Back? Traps can be worked with either your shoulders or back. Your traps and shoulders work together on many shoulder exercises, such as the military press and lateral raise. Your traps are also…

Understanding Workouts – When Should I Add Weight?

Mick Madden

When Should I Add Weight? Progression is king in muscle building. To get bigger, you have to add more weight to the bar. Even if you are using high intensity techniques including rest-pause work, slow negative training, etc., you can’t…