Add Mass

add muscle mass Muscle mass is something every bodybuilder wants to have.  The key is to add muscle mass that’s evenly distributed on your physique so you have the proper balance and symmetry. When you focus on bringing all your muscle groups into line you can better showcase your physique onstage.

By adding quality muscle mass you’ll notice that once you begin getting ripped the striations and veins appear much deeper in your muscles. This gives you a much thicker and fuller look when competing on stage or simply pumping up in the gym.

As far as metabolism goes, muscle mass is the “engine” of the calorie burning machine. The more muscle mass you have the more calories your body will burn when you rest. In a nutshell, for every pound of muscle you add, your body uses about 50 extra calories per day.

In this section you will find all the best exercises, workout routines, nutrition plans, supplements, and strategies for adding muscle mass.

You will hear from bodybuilders from all walks of life and from all levels of the iron game who have experienced tremendous success adding quality muscle.

You will also get to hear from iron-veterans and what they do to pack on the muscle mass while keeping their body fat levels low.

So whether you are an amateur, advanced, or pro bodybuilder; one tip, one secret, one strategy, or one method that you learn in this section may be just what you need to break through that muscle building plateau and add some serious mass to your physique.

The Essential Fat Grip Adapter for Hardcore Bodybuilders

Fat Grip Adapter

I have to admit, I have only been exposed to fat grip adapters for the past couple of months but in my opinion no bodybuilder should ever be without a pair. 

The growth in my forearms and developing a vise-like grip are just some of the benefits...Read More »

How Thick Bar Training Develops Super Strength and Muscle Growth

Thick Bar Training with TrueGRIPs

Ever heard of the phrase ‘You’re only as strong as your weakest link?’

For bodybuilders, power lifters, strongmen, MMA fighters and athletes it’s generally their grip strength. Unfortunately, most people don’t focus on developing the strength in their hands and forearms.

Grip strength happens to be...Read More »

How To Build Back Muscles Dragon Style

Build Back Muscles


In the previous post we covered one of the staple exercises for back training; seated cable rows. In this post we’ll look at a back exercise that develops the middle back, lats, and biceps.

This exercise has been used by serious...Read More »

Build A Cobra Back With Seated Cable Rows

Seated Cable Rows

One of the most important areas on your physique is the back. Not only does having that cobra lat spread look awesome but a strong back is essential for hardcore training. In bodybuilding you are aiming for three things with regards to back development:

First, it’s the thickness...Read More »

How to Break Plateaus With The SST Bodybuilding Training System

Sarcoplasma Stimulating Training (SST)

Having a hard time breaking out of a muscle building plateau?

The good news is you can burst through it when you apply the right training methods. Increasingly used among the European hardcore bodybuilding community, Patrick Tuor’s training method is an innovative concept that helps push through training...Read More »

The Critical Mistake That Keeps You From Building Muscle Fast

Building Muscle Fast

Have your muscle gains come to a complete halt even though you’ve been training hard?

Do you go for days being so sore that you can hardly move? 

There’s no question that working out is good for you, but there is such a thing as overdoing it as...Read More »

How to Build Chest Muscles for a Complete, Bigger, Fuller and Stronger Look

Build Chest Muscles

Did you know all chest exercises work your muscles but from different angles which puts different types of stress on your chest?

Unfortunately, one of the biggest mistakes made when it comes to building chest muscles is the mindset that all you need to do is bench,...Read More »

Building Biceps with New IFBB Pro Laurie ‘Freak Diesel’ Schnelle

Building Biceps

When someone knows you’re a bodybuilder the first thing they ask you to do is flex a muscle, 9 times out of 10 they are talking about your biceps.

There’s no question that building biceps with a nice peak looks amazing especially onstage.

Recently, I had the privilege to...Read More »

Shock Your Shoulders With A Dumbbell Lateral Raise Into A Drop Set

Dumbbell Lateral Raise

No body-part displays the image of strength and size as the shoulders do. Muscular and striated shoulders stand out and give a huge impression both on and offstage.

Wide shoulders make your waist and hips appear smaller giving you that sweet looking V-tapered look.

In bodybuilding, it’s all...Read More »

Forced Reps:The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Forced Reps


In earlier posts we talked about some of the best methods for increasing intensity in your workouts such as using partial reps and negative reps.

In this post, let’s focus on the benefits and possible dangers of doing...Read More »

4 Tips For Building Biceps Like A Pro

Building Biceps


So you want to have some big guns?

Let’s face it, big muscular arms look awesome and even though we can’t all have the 22 or 24 inch guns like the pros, don’t worry the good news is we don’t need to.

As impressive as a big bicep measurement...Read More »

How Negative Reps Produce Positive Results

Negative Reps


Just recently we covered the benefits of implementing partial reps in your training but let’s review another one of my favorite intensity builders; negative reps.

Negative rep training, also known as eccentric training, involves loading a weight movement in only the down or muscle-lengthening...Read More »

Best Mass Building Workout Exercise You Should Be Doing

Mass Building Workout


When it comes to building muscle mass I like to keep things simple. It’s easy to get caught up in all the hype of the hottest new workout routines and exercises that promise to be the next best thing in bodybuilding and fitness.

Don’t get me wrong it’s...Read More »

How Partial Reps Can Increase Your Training Intensity

Partial Reps


One of the biggest challenges facing bodybuilders is ensuring that all muscle fibers have been recruited and exhausted during an exercise so muscle gains can be maximized during each and every workout.

Let’s face it, our time is precious and the time we spend in the gym should...Read More »

A Bodybuilding Shoulder Workout Exercise that Builds Melon Sized Delts

Bodybuilding Shoulder Workout


No body-part shows the image of strength and size as the shoulders do. Big muscular and striated shoulders stick out and give a huge impression both on and offstage.

By making your shoulders appear wider, your waist and hips appear smaller. This is especially important in achieving...Read More »

10 Tips for Gaining Muscle Mass

Gaining Muscle Weight


Adding quality muscle mass to your frame can be a frustrating and never-ending battle when you don’t have the proper knowledge in training and nutrition.

You probably have seen those guys in the gym who work out all the time and have no problem training hard but their body...Read More »