Tag Archives | Muscle Gain

The Cable Guy

You’ll carve more muscle with just this one machine Why it works If you use your home gym for drying your socks on, you’re not alone. A report from the marketing research company Mintel found that 51% of blokes have home exercise equipment but a paltry 10% of them ever bother to use it. Once […]

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The best-ever moves for your arms

Close-grip pull-up Hang from a pull-up bar with an underhand grip. Keep your elbows pointed down and pull yourself up until your chin crosses the bar. Lower yourself to the start position. Tip: Stare straight ahead at all times – it will limit momentum. Dumb-bell bicep curl Hold a pair of dumb-bells with an underhand […]

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Return to fitness… after one year

Had a year-long break from the gym? Rediscover your fitter self Getting started We know all too well how life can get. You work, you play and you try to cram as many things into your day as you can. But there’s a regular appointment that you’ve cancelled for the last year. Exercise. It’s likely […]

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Burn fat, build muscle

Achieve the impossible – lose weight while adding muscle Burn fat, build muscle Like most blokes, you’ve probably been reminded by your other half of men’s inability to multi-task. Totally untrue. Watching the match, drinking beer, wolfing down pork scratchings and ‘listening’ about her day goes above and beyond multi-tasking. But it’s often said that […]

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Use it or lose it

Correct these mistakes that are costing you your muscles You avoid fat You won’t add lean muscle with a low fat diet. A study in the Journal of Medicine, Science and Sports Exercise found that men who ate a normal diet with a moderate amount of fat gained 5lbs more muscle and 86% more strength […]

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The best muscle moves you can do

Try these exercises, the best for bulk-building in the world Serious strength training Ten years ago, Olympic strength coach Dr Tudor Bompa used electromyography (the process of recording the physiologic properties of muscles at rest and while contracting) to determine which exercises caused the greatest amount of activity within each muscle group. His study, Serious […]

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Stretch for greater strength

Stretching can do wonders for your muscle strength Stretch out Reports from the latest edition of the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise show that simply stretching can do wonders for your muscle strength. In a bid to discover the benefits of stretching, a US trial arranged for one control group of […]

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The ultimate scrawny to brawny workout plan

Follow cover model Ray Klerck’s routine to get large! Monday: Back and shoulders Exercises Overhand pull-ups – 4 Sets of 12 Repetitions Superset 1 Clean and jerk with a front squat – 4S/10R Weighted twisting back extensions – 4S/12R Seated rows – 4S/8R Upright rows – 4S/8R Reverse flys    – 4S/8R Dumb-bell deadlifts – 4S/12R […]

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Built for sex

Build a body equipped for getting naughty with our easy guide Dumbbell Lunge Start: Grab a dumbbell in each hand, with your palms facing your body, and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Dumbell lunge Finish: Keeping your back straight, take a long step forward with your right leg. Bend your leg until your right […]

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Bigger biceps

Want to win every arm-wrestling contest? Use these tips for bulging biceps Fresh from their exploits at the European Arm Wrestling Championships in Sweden last week, the British team are now in training for the national championships – taking place at the Lakeside Arena, Thurrock -– at the of August. “There’s also a novice event […]

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