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Hypertrophy

Muscle-building isn’t just for hardcore bodybuilders. It’s for athletes and regular people of all kinds. Here’s what you need to know to make your own muscles grow up proud and strong.

Practicing Periodization

Virtually everyone striving to get into better shape stands to benefit from breaking down their long-term fitness goals into smaller, progressive training segments. Why not launch your periodization plan now?

Easy Does It

Scrape off all the crazy hype, jargon, and mixed messages usually associated with health and fitness, and you’re left with the important stuff — which really isn’t so complicated after all.

Make a Muscle

You work out, watch what you eat, and lead a healthy lifestyle — so you’ve probably got plenty to be proud of already. Yet you don’t have to be a hardcore bodybuilder to want (and get) a little more visual pump in your physique. In order to find out exactly what it takes, we talked to the patron saint of hard-gainers, three-time Mr. Olympia, Frank Zane.