If you want to shift your spare tyre, it’s sometimes tempting to over-complicate matters by trying to be too clever with your training. But as with most things in life, simplicity is the secret to getting real results. And that’s the case with these fat-burning circuits. RECOMMENDED: How to...
For the gent in search of bigger shoulders, the push press is one of the finest moves in existence because you use a bit of full-body momentum it allows you to handle more weight than the strict shoulder press, but it isn’t quite as technical or tricky to...
Next time you’re in the gym, look around and take note of the muscles most people are working. The chances are that the majority will be training their chest, arms or abs, also known as the “mirror muscles” – because they can be seen in the mirror as...
If you’re looking to develop a V-shaped torso then shoulder exercises are an absolute must. You can spend all the time you like working on your pecs, biceps and abs, but if they’re hanging off narrow shoulders your torso won’t look half as impressive. The lateral raise is one...
It may have achieved unprecedented popularity in the past few years but whatever you’ve heard, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) isn’t new. In 1912, Finnish athlete Hannes Kolehmainen used interval-style training in his preparation for the Olympics, and came away with three golds in the 5,000m, 10,000m and cross-country...
The pursuit of a V-shaped body all starts with the shoulders. Why? Because the wider and broader you can make your delts, the narrower and slimmer your waist will seem (even if that’s an area that still needs a bit of training time spent on it). And one...
Back in 1996 if you mentioned HIIT most people would probably have assumed you were talking about an Oasis record rather than an exercise style, but it happens to have been the year one of the most well-known branches of HIIT was born: Tabata training. What Is Tabata Training? Tabata...
To build robust shoulders you need to target them from multiple angles to activate all three heads of the deltoid muscle. Dumbbells are the perfect tool for the job. While barbell moves often require a spotter, and most machines fix your movement in one plane of motion, dumbbells...
Take a page out of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training book to build broad, muscular shoulders. The bodybuilder’s take on the classic dumbbell overhead press hits all three sections of the deltoids – the round muscles at the top of your upper arms – for fuller size and shape. Although...
It’s not just impressive on the beach (although it’s certainly that) but a sign of a strong, functional body. Follow this guide for eight weeks to earn yours. In this definitive guide to getting a six-pack, we’ll share the five commandments to follow if you want a solid...