Training

Workout Tips From The Ancient World

The 6th Century BCE. As a blood-red sun rises on the Eurotas valley the men of Sparta spill forth from their barracks. Battle-hardened demi-gods begin anther day of ceaseless toil, honing their bloodied bodies into athletic killing machines. Naked boxers and wrestlers engage in brutal sparring sessions, warriors race long distances in full battle armour, others are willfully flogged in perverse contests of endurance. And all are […]

4 Beginner Errors Which Are Killing Your Progress

Here I’m going to address some common gym mistakes that I see over and over again with newcomers. Along with Charlie’s previous article on rookie mistakes in the gym, these are the absolute top tips for when you’re starting out, and hopefully following them will allow you to focus properly on your routine and results […]

Why You Should Be A Half-Repper

We all know him, every gym has one. The guy who steps into the squat rack, loads up far too many plates and proceeds to do what can only be described as, at best, half reps. He’ll re-rack and then walk away looking proud of himself, secure in the knowledge that he is now, in his […]

5/3/1 By Jim Wendler – Workout Review

For many years now I have been something of a 5×5 evangelist. Every format of the routine I have tried, from Reg Park’s original programme to the Stronglifts and Madcow variations, has resulted in impressive size and strength gains. As such, I have extolled its virtues to anyone willing to listen – gym buddies, Facebook friends, the Nigerian […]

Bigger Biceps For A Bigger Bench Press

Two things every bloke in the gym wants: the biggest biceps and the biggest bench press. Well believe it or not, these two things actually synergise quite nicely. I know what you’re thinking, “Do you even lift bro? Bench pressing doesn’t work the biceps!” Well hold fire with the hashtag GymFails and save your judgment […]

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