The DIY Mobility Plan

If you’re into fitness for the long haul, mobility is just as crucial as strength: it’ll let you move better and keep you injury free. Fortunately, you don’t need to drop twenty quid on a foam roller: here,...
We know we risk being banned from every half-decent gym in the land by saying this, but it’s time to admit it: the bench press isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it’s little more than...
People doing dumbbell flyes is a common sight in most gyms, and that’s because it’s one of the few exercises that isolate the chest to build muscular size and strength. Yet the likelihood of seeing someone do it correctly...
In the pantheon of great ab exercises perhaps only sit-ups are placed higher than leg raises, and for good reason. They’re simple, effective and easy to vary to keep them challenging even when you become a lower-limb-lifting master. Leg...
The receding hairline, the hairy birthmark, the bald spot, the beer belly… competition to top the chart of men’s least-welcome bodily characteristics is intense. The moob, however, has all the necessary credentials. Socially problematic? Check. Physically unfashionable? Check....
1. Drive Your Feet Into The Floor When performing deadlifts or squats, making sure your feet are planted firmly on the floor is essential to getting a good lift – and the same is true when you’re benching. Why it helps...
3 Cable-Machine Exercises For Bigger Shoulders Straight-arm pull-down Stand in front of the cable machine holding a straight bar attachment with an overhand grip. Pull the bar in a smooth arc to your thighs, then return smoothly to the start. Reverse...

How To Get Stronger

Before you worry about getting bigger, get stronger. “Strength is the foundation of fitness,” says personal trainer Sally Moss (strengthambassadors.com). “‘The stronger you are, the harder you can train and so the fitter you can get. You will...

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