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.
Interviews

Powerlifter Burley Hawk from Westside Barbell Talks to MAB

Burley, can you give us a little background. What’s your age and when did you start lifting?

I just turned 25. I started lifting weights when I was around 14, started powerlifting about two years ago, and started competing May of this year.… Read more

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Misc Reviews

Get Big: A Review Of Jonathan Byrd’s “Big” Workout System

This article was written by MikeM from the Muscle and Brawn Forum.

Big is a 10-12 week strength and size program designed by Jonathan Byrd, a nationally ranked powerlifter, that I have used for the past three months and I can tell you it works. … Read more

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Muscle Building

Calves – Muscle Building Tips

Suggestions for Building Bigger Calf Muscles

Calves can be one of the most frustrating muscle groups to build. It seems that either you were born with genetically monstrous calf muscles, or you have twigs for lower legs and nothing you do seems… Read more

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Muscle Building Training

Are You a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Lifter?

The following are general guidelines, and not carved in stone rules.

Are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced lifter?

This is a commonly asked question. The reality is this…if you have to ask, then there’s a good chance you… Read more

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Muscle Building

A Concise Guide to Doggcrapp Training

To its supporters, Doggcrapp (also known as DC) is the best training system for packing on strength and lean muscle mass. It is the brainchild of Dante Trudel who used the term ‘Doggcrapp’ for this program because it was his username on a forum… Read more

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Powerlifting Workouts

Westside Barbell Training Variations

Here are my basic templates of modified Westside Barbell Routines. These are only the basic structure and they are each modified to meet the individual trainees goals, weaknesses, and recovery. This is accomplished by the specific lifts … Read more

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Muscle Building Nutrition

How Much Protein Do I Need To Build Muscle?

Protein intake is one of the most hotly debated topics on lifting forums. Ask exactly how much protein is required to build muscle and strength and you will receive one of the following responses:

  1. 150 grams. You never need more than 150 grams.
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