The military press may be the most under-used move in the modern-day weights room. In the Victorian era, long before the bench press gained credence (or, at least, before comfortable benches made it popular), it was one of the most popular competitive lifts. The earliest bodybuilders, who were...
If you’re serious about changing your physique, you know you need to train and eat in the right manner to build new lean muscle mass while burning unwanted fat. But training hard can deplete your body of vitamins, nutrients and other compounds essential for muscle gain and fat...
So you’re working on your arms, and you’ve been cranking out the reps of biceps exercises, which commonly use a palms-up (supinated) grip such as an EZ-bar curl or underhand chin-up… but you’re not getting the thickness in the arms you were hoping for. This might be because...
Bodyweight exercises get a bad rap from most gym-goers. Why do press-ups when you can bench press? Do squat jumps really build my leg muscles as well as squats? If you are solely focused on building as much muscle mass as possible, these people have a point – but...
Working out any muscle is a good thing, but there are clearly some parts of the body where extra focus brings with it certain benefits. It’s never going to hurt to have huge upper arms when out on the town, and sometimes all you want to do after...
If you want to learn how to do a kettlebell swing, the first thing to know is you probably shouldn’t copy the people you see doing it in the gym. Why? Because most people are doing it poorly and can injure themselves. “In every gym I’ve been to,...
What Is A Squat? A squat is a movement where you start in a standing position and bend your knees to bring your bum as close as possible to your heels and then stand back up again. One squat done. Simple. But there are dozens of ways to do a...
Walk into any gym in the world, regardless of its size, location or clientele, and you’ll find they all have one thing in common: there will be a bench positioned underneath a secured barbell ready for the next man to start bench pressing. It’s not surprising that the bench...
If you’re short on time (that’s all of us, right?), pick up a kettlebell the next time you go to the gym. Why? You’ll get a cardio and strength session at the same time. In a study published in the Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, subjects who...
Had Neil Armstrong spent a little more time down the NASA gym doing lunges he might well have been able to take more than a small step when he reached the Moon’s surface. How much further mankind would have advanced as a result, who knows, but it’s certainly...