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WORKOUT: Shoulder Shape-up

Thick, capped shoulders are the hallmark of a well-balanced physique. The only way to deliver delts that dominate is to target these complex muscle structures from multiple angles. You’ll never develop the round shape and thick slabs of muscle around the shoulder joint if all you do is press. Multiple angles of attack Shoulders are […]

WORKOUT: Build wheels of steel

Many gym junkies have failed to make leg training a weekly priority. This led to a generation of men who walked around trying to support their massive chests, shoulders and biceps on two skinny toothpick-like legs. Thankfully most men today realise the importance of symmetry when trying to create the ultimate physique. Calorie-burning boost The […]

WORKOUT: Big back attack

An impressive and imposing back is often cited as one of the most attractive aspects of the male physique. Training your back is more than just for looks though, since most lifters are generally obsessed with pushing exercises. If you’re incorporating more ‘pushing’ and not ‘pulling’ movements, it often results in an out-of-proportion physique with pronounced […]

WORKOUT: Armed for action

Your arms are involved in every upper body workout, which means they’re exposed to seriously heavy weights during back and chest sessions. That’s why your dedicated arm training sessions can generally focus more on developing definition, rather than size. It is also an opportunity to work on your grip strength so that you can pull […]

Over training

Are you overtrained or under-recovered? There’s a difference…

Overtraining is a term often used, but just how concerned should you be about this condition? How much training is too much? Look for these common signs to determine if you’re overtrained. In the context of exercise and training, doing “too much” can relate to volume, both in terms of time or total distance, and […]

The mass builder’s shopping list

Eating for mass can be exhausting. Physically consuming the volume of food required to hit your daily calorie target is often the hardest part of a mass-building diet. Recommended calorie intakes for those looking to gain significant size, particularly hard gainers, often exceed 3500 calories a day during a mass building phase, which is an […]

The importance of active recovery

Believe it or not, there’s a right way and a wrong way to recover. The concept of taking a full day off from your usual gym routine to recover is an old-school idea that needs a serious refresh.