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...
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...
This article was first published in Men’s Fitness in 2014, it has since been updated The key to Jason Statham’s workouts is variety, not excessive training. Logan Hood has worked on getting Statham’s body into action star shape and he says the secret is variety. Statham rarely does the same routine...
The British and Irish Lions were well beaten by New Zealand in the first of their three Test series against the All Blacks, but there were definite positives for the tourists to draw from the encounter. Along with the wonder try scored by Sean O’Brien in the first half,...
Portable, effective, suitable for a variety of workouts and, most importantly, cheap, the resistance band is in many ways the perfect bit of training kit. While they might not be the best for bulking up, if you’re looking to increase strength and build a bit of muscle, a...
Making a big change to your body – the kind of transformation that makes people do a double-take when you remove your shirt – requires a big effort. But it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, especially if you follow a progressive and challenging workout programme...
Most guys hit the gym in the weeks leading up to a beach holiday, only to abandon their exercise routine the minute their feet touch the sand. The smart man, however, will find time for a quick training session in the sun. These high-intensity interval training, or HIIT,...
Part of the appeal of CrossFit is the camaraderie that’s forged in the furnace of doing a brutally hard workout together. You may not get that from a unaccompanied run-through of a CrossFit WOD (workout of the day) – but the good news is you will still get...
It’s tempting to focus solely on the three Ss – strength, speed and stamina – when training, but regularly slipping an agility session into your schedule will help improve your balance and flexibility, as well as strengthen muscles and reduce your risk of injury – all in ways...
You should know by now that you don’t need to spend hours slaving away in a gym to build a bigger, leaner and more functionally fit body. Indeed, more is often less when your training ambition is to look more like an athlete because you need to give...