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If you want to have a strong, muscular body, there are two basic ways to go about it: live a lifestyle that creates it naturally, or get very intentional about your fitness and nutrition habits.

In an era of all kinds of modern conveniences, it’s more likely that you have to get very intentional.

To that end, here’s a collection of some of our best fitness articles, specifically related to building a muscular body. It might not be your thing, and that’s cool—we’ll try to have something more interesting for you next week.

But if it is, read on.

Your Guide To Building a Stronger Body — From a Personal Trainer

Tested and proven exercise routines you can use to build your own strength
by Jacob Lucero

How to Select the Best Exercises for Building Muscle

10 principles to help you evaluate which moves are best for you
by John Fawkes

Writer Emily Rudow. Photo by Rosie Photography

How To Build and Preserve Muscle Mass as a Runner

Does “cardio kill your gains” and does muscle mass make you slower or faster?
by Emily Rudow

How I Built Muscle in 30 Days on a Vegetarian Diet

Plus how I calculated my protein targets, an example day of eating, and other interesting experiences along the way.
by Emily Rudow

An Exact Training Plan to Build Muscle and Lose Body Fat

The science-backed training strategies that got me the results I wanted and can work for you, too
by Emily Rudow

Illustration by Dhimant Indrayan

How to Build Muscle and Strength in Less Time

A complete guide to implementing supersets
by Dhimant Indrayan

How to Build Muscle at Home With No Equipment

A guide to constructing your own muscle building home workout
by Dhimant Indrayan

How to Combine Cardio and Weight Training to Overcome the Interference Effect

Cardio might interfere with muscle-building. But the research also points to ways you can combine them and still minimize this effect.
by Dhimant Indrayan

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How to Get Better at Pull-Ups

A complete guide to transitioning from beginner to advanced level pull-ups/chin-ups
by Sam Geurts

The Ultimate Guide to Glute Training for a Better Butt

How to do a complete booty-building workout to get the results you want
by John Fawkes

Grease the Groove — The Russian Military Secret to Strength Endurance

This training program is very different than what you’re used to.
by John Fawkes

The Powerlifter’s Guide to a Bigger Bench and Chest

Increasing your capability to bench press is a targeted goal that pays off in overall strength and size
by Danny Lee

At six feet tall, Menno is somewhere around 185 pounds and 8% body fat in this photo. And this isn’t just his “competition look”– he stays under 10% body fat for most of the year. Photo courtesy of Menno Henselmans.

How To Look Like a Fitness Model Without Using Drugs: An Interview with Menno Henselmans

Learn how this expert trainer and researcher coaches clients for natural, evidence-based bodybuilding
by John Fawkes

A Follow-up Interview With Menno Henselmans on Evidence-Based Fitness Coaching

Nootropics, the healthy habit of bodybuilding, and fitness for digital nomads
by John Fawkes

How to Build Muscle on the Ketogenic Diet: An Interview with Luis Villaseñor of Ketogains

Can you build muscle mass on a ketogenic diet? Luis Villaseñor’s results speak for themselves.
by John Fawkes


15 Evidence-Based Guides to Building the Muscle You Want was originally published in Better Humans on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.