To grow a big, wide chest you need to challenge your pecs in ways they have not been challenged before. Which is why doing three sets of ten barbell bench press every Monday and little else is never going to be enough to build impressive pecs. So if you’re...

The Best Biceps Workouts

So it’s bigger biceps you’re after, eh? There are plenty of fine biceps exercises to try the next time you’re in the gym, but if you’re serious it’s worth adopting a more structured approach. Here we’ve taken two of our favourite biceps workouts and put them together in...
Bodyweight exercises are great, but once you’ve been hitting the gym for a while you realise there are a few moves that keep cropping up. For good reason, obviously – press-ups, lunges, burpees, unweighted squats and planks do you all manner of good – but sometimes we can’t...
It’s hard building genuinely impressive shoulders. First, the shoulder joint is one of the most complicated and delicate you have, which means it’s far more susceptible to injury. Second, your shoulders get involved in a supporting role every time you train your chest and back, which means they...
Some people love treadmills and spend most of their gym time on them. Some people loathe the most torturous of cardio machines and swerve them every time. For the lovers, we’ve got six new ways to spend time with your favourite bit of kit and four workouts for...
Photography: Jim Crossley, F45 Kingston If you’re a regular in the gym, it’s likely that you know the benefits of packing as many compound exercises into your training as possible. Working multiple muscle groups and joints at once through moves like squats and burpees not only helps you carve...
If you’ve booked your summer holiday but forgotten to pack on some lean, hard muscle until now, fear not: our last-minute summer body plan will build muscle mass across your chest, shoulders and arms, while stripping fat from your belly, so you can hit the sand with a...
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Harlequins Even if you have no intention of ever stepping on the rugby pitch, there’s no shortage of reasons to take workout cues from the sport. The physical challenge of playing pro rugby requires its players to be in supreme shape. Being rugby fit means packing on...
To make big changes to your body, you need to make a big effort and give it everything you’ve got. This four-week training plan is designed to help you train smarter so every minute spent in the gym is building lean muscle mass and torching excess body fat....
Whether you play on the pristine grass of Premier League pitches or the boggy ground of Hackney Marshes, building up your fitness with a bit of pre-season training will help you impress come the season proper. As a former professional footballer (who enjoyed a spell with QPR) turned personal...