The Opposing Muscle Groups Workout Routine for Massive Size Gains

If you’re looking for a great workout routine to pack on muscle as quickly and efficiently as possible, you won’t go far wrong with the opposing muscle groups routine.

Also known as agonist/antagonist training, this type of routine was a favorite of Arnold Schwarzenegger (and many of the other 70s bodybuilders), who always believed that training opposing muscle groups made sense. And you certainly can’t argue with the results it gave him.

So what does an opposing muscle groups routine involve, and what makes it such an effective way to train? In this article, I’ll answer those questions, and I’ll also give you an example of a workout routine that you can use to get started with straight away. Continue Reading →

Modified German Volume Training for Extreme Size Gains

bodybuilder 5 flickrIf you are looking for a way to gain as much muscle mass as possible, as quickly as possible, you might have considered giving German Volume Training a try.

It’s tough, and it’s definitely not for beginners. But if you’ve been training for some time, and made some decent gains, but your progress has slowed right down, and you need a change, you may have thought this could be just what you need to take your results to the next level.

German Volume Training has been used, apparently with great success, since at least the early 70s. Bev Francis used it in her early days of bodybuilding to make her the most massively muscled female bodybuilder of her time. And Jacques Demers, a team Canada lifter, accredited his amazing leg size to German Volume Training.

So, what exactly is German Volume Training, and is it really a good way to train for natural lifters? Or, could a slightly different approach work better? In this article, I’ll answer those questions. Continue Reading →

The 5×5 Workout Routine for Strength and Size

bodybuilder 2 flickrIf you want to substantially increase your strength, as well as your muscle size, one of the best ways of doing that is with a 5×5 workout routine.

The 5×5 system of training has been around for decades, and it’s still one of the most popular training methods there is, for the simple reason that it works so well.

Reg Park (who built 20 inch arms and did a 500lb bench press before steroids were ever used in the sport) trained this way in the 1950s. And Arnold Schwarzenegger (whose mentor was Reg Park) later used it in his training to build a solid foundation, well before he ever used more conventional bodybuilder style training.

The method was then further popularized in the 1970s by legendary football strength coach Bill Starr, who used it to train all his athletes. Continue Reading →

Why Bodybuilding Workout Routines Suck for Building Muscle

bodybuilder 2 wcThe typical bodybuilding workout routines that you’ll read about in all the muscle mags, and on thousands of websites, are not optimal for building muscle – far from it in fact.

And I know that this might come as a surprise, because they are what most people at the gym do all the time, but it’s true nonetheless.

I’m not saying they don’t work at all, because they do – at least for some people. But they are certainly not ideal for the genetically typical natural trainee.

So what is a typical bodybuilding workout routine? What’s wrong with it? And how can it be improved on, to make it work much better? In this article I’ll answer those questions. Continue Reading →

The Push/Pull/Legs Split Routine for Massive Muscle Gains

bodybuilder 8 flickrIf you are past the beginner’s stage, and want to gain muscle mass at the optimum rate, one of the best approaches you could take to accomplish that goal is to use the push/pull/legs split routine.

The push/pull/legs split is one of the most popular and enduring workout programs there is. And the reason for that is simple – it works really well. Provided, of course, that it’s done in the right way.

So in this article, I’ll explain what a push/pull/legs split involves, and why it’s such an effective way to train. And I’ll also give you a great example of a workout routine that you can use to get started with straight away.

What is the Push/Pull/Legs Split Routine?

The push/pull/legs split is a very simple and logical training method in which you split your body up into three parts. And each part is then trained on its own separate day. Continue Reading →

Ultimate Upper/Lower Body Split Routine for Mass

If you are an intermediate or advanced trainee, looking for the ideal workout routine to build muscle mass and strength as fast as possible, the upper/lower body split is it.

A routine of this sort will work for pretty much anyone – men and women, young and old, people looking to build a large amount of muscle and get “big”, or those who only want to build a small amount of muscle and get “toned”.

However, if you want to get the very best results from it, you will of course need to know how to set it up in the right way.

So in this article, I’ll explain why upper/lower splits are so effective, and I’ll also give you what I believe to be about the best upper/lower body split routine you are ever likely to find. Continue Reading →

The Full Body Workout Routine for Rapid Muscle Growth

Robby Robinson wcIf you want to build muscle and/or increase your strength, there are a huge number of training programs that you could choose from to help you achieve those goals.

And although many of these can be useful, especially for more advanced trainees, if you are just starting out (or returning after a long layoff), or if you simply haven’t had much in the way of results from your efforts so far, the very best way to build the maximum amount of muscle, in the shortest possible time, is with a full body workout routine.

So in this article, I’ll explain what a full body workout involves, and why this is such an effective way to train, and I’ll also give you what’s probably the best routine there is to get started with, as well as a slightly more advanced one for those who’ve been training a bit longer. Continue Reading →