New Year Lifters: The Honeymoon Is Over

To the bros out there who just joined the lifting game this year, welcome to the brotherhood. You’ve started your journey into the iron and no doubt you’ve already been met with looks of derision as you’ve unknowingly broken one of the sacred rules of the gym. People have passed you off as a ‘New […]

7 Rookie Mistakes That Could Slow Your Gains

Looking back to when I first started training makes me feel a little embarrassed. Most sessions ended up becoming extended bouts of bench pressing and biceps curls. If I couldn’t see the muscle it didn’t exist and therefore didn’t need working. Even after I discovered that your back also contained muscles the exercises I performed […]

The Death of Low Intensity Cardio

We’ve all been there at some point in our lives… Cutting those last few pounds of fat ready for the beach; preaching ‘no carbs before Marbs’ like some kind of religious fanatic; walking on the treadmill for the duration of an entire Jeremy Kyle show in a vain attempt to get as shredded as possible. […]

Book Yourself Into Squat Rehab

Let’s be clear on one thing: If you want to build an intimidating, beastly physique, you need to squat. As our man Mike Rashid points out, squatting is the “key to a structurally sound physique”. Although traditionally performed on leg day, this exercise is, in reality, a total body movement. Not only are your legs […]

Stronglifts 5×5 Workout Review

There comes a point in every bodybuilder’s training regime, usually about the time you’re doing a triple drop set of lat raises and you struggle to finish a set with 5kg dumbbells, when you think, “Oh fuck this, I want to be strong!” This happened to me around 18 months ago. So the next day […]

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