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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.
Bodybuilding Articles

Muscle Mass Woes: You Might Be A Thinlet If?

What’s a thinlet? Well since I created the term I might as well give it an official definition.

A thinlet is a lifter who is so afraid of getting fat that they don’t allow themselves to build any quality muscle mass.

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Home Based Workouts Workouts

Most Effective Workout Plan For Those With Limited Time

Home Gym

During the last few months I have been crazy busy with a lot of things that are going on in my life. I guess this is a point in life we all reach sooner or later. Even so, I still want to be able to workout, I still want to be able to train all my muscles at… Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

Bodybuilding for Beginners – 5 Best Tips

Bodybuilding

Embarking upon any new endeavor or hobby is never for the faint at heart. Whether you are beginning a journey to become a better golfer, a masterful chef, or a Greek god encapsulated bodybuilder there are always people attempting to pull you … Read more

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Bodybuilding Articles

Increase Muscle Mass and Strength Using 3 Uncommon Lifts

Muscle Mass

Bench press, squat, and deadlifts. Repeat. These are the staple weightlifting exercises you’re taught to build upon at the gym. One year later and you’re doing the same exercises.

Not surprisingly, you’ve reached some sort of emotional and… Read more

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Muscle Building

3 Muscle Building Principles to Follow for Massive Gains

Muscle Building

Despite how hard you train, how consistent your diet is and how dedicated you are to the pursuit of muscle, the time will come when your progress comes to a screeching halt. You first notice it when your weights stop going up.

You just can’t get … Read more

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Biceps Workouts Workouts

Grow Your Guns – Workouts for Bigger Biceps

Big Biceps

If your biceps have stopped growing you no doubt are frustrated and looking earnestly for advice on how to restart growth in your “guns.”

Instead of randomly adding sets or additional exercises, it is most effective to add to the intensity. … Read more

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Celebrity Workouts Workouts

Franco Columbu 14 Day Workout Routine and Diet

Franco Columbu

Franco Columbu is a two-time Mr. Olympia, taking home the title in both 1976 and 1981. He was also know as perhaps the first powerbuilder. His best lifts include:

  • 525 pound bench press
  • 655 pound squat
  • 750 pound deadlift

Franco Columbu also competed… Read more

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