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Tag: muscle

WORKOUT: Your plan for perfect pecs

How much do you bench? That’s probably the most common phrase among gym goers when they chat to other weight lifters. That’s because there’s something primal about the bench press – about manhandling massive weights in pursuit of the best physique. While the bench press is definitely an effective exercise for overall chest development, crafting […]

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: 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 […]

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.