Author Archives: Steve Shaw

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Steve Shaw is the founder of Muscle and Brawn, and a powerlifter with 30+ years of experience. Steve's recorded a 600lb squat, 672lb deadlift and a 382lb bench press.
Strength Building Workouts

Texas Method Training System

The Texas Method is one of the most difficult training systems out there, it is not aimed at new lifters, but instead intermediate and advanced lifters who’ve begun to stall in their training. It’s been described as perhaps the… Read more

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General Articles

12 Hot CrossFit Girls to Follow on Instagram

Hot CrossFit Girls

Looking for smoking hot CrossFit girls? These accounts feature some of the best CrossFit women on Instagram.

While CrossFit methods are laughable in some fitness circles, there is no doubt that CrossFit babes are some of the hottest fitness… Read more

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Muscle Building Workouts Powerbuilding Workouts

Bulldog 3 Day Powerbuilding Split

The bulldog program is designed to make you as big and strong as possible.  It is called a powerbuilding workout because the goal is to give you the best of both worlds: a powerful physique with the strength to back it up.

The addition of muscle… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

A Look At Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Eating Habits

Arnold Schwarzenegger was the best bodybuilder of his era, and for many people the greatest of all time…or as he would say “of all times”.

The Austrian Oak sculpted one of the most sought-after physiques in history, which… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

Building Muscle Over The Age of 40

Scientifically speaking, there should be very little difference between building muscle in your early 30s and building muscle in your 40s. Yes, your testosterone levels may have dropped slightly, and you may have lost a bit of muscle over … Read more

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Training Techniques

Comparing Sumo And Conventional Deadlifts

The deadlift may just be the most underrated exercise on the planet, no exercise works as many muscle groups at once, and no exercise has as many carryovers to real life. The young, the old, the strong, and the weak should all be learning how to … Read more

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Strength Training

How To Test Your Bench Press One Rep Max

For some reason, how much you bench is still the number one question asked of any male…who looks like they lift.

Even if fitness professionals point out that the deadlift is a better indicator of total strength, the bench is seen as… well,… Read more

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