The 21 Best Workout Apps

Unless you really know what you’re doing, it can be easy to waste time when working out, aimlessly drifting from machine to mat without actually doing much working. You can solve this problem with a personal trainer, or extensive planning, or you can just download one of the many...
The barbell squat is the daddy of all leg builders. That’s a belief held by even the most infrequent visitors to the weights room. It works your entire posterior chain hard, while also prompting serious growth in the quads, glutes and hamstrings. It is a compound lift that...
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...
Be honest: when did you last train your back really well? So well that you worked these muscles as hard as your “mirror muscles” on chest, shoulders or arms day? If it’s been a while since your back last burned with lactic acid and had a big pump...

16 Expert Weight-Loss Tips

1. Upgrade your tastes says Jess Wolny, personal trainer Make it easier for yourself to make better choices. The phrase “acquired taste” is basically redundant for food – all your tastes are acquired, so acquire healthier tastes and you’ll want to eat healthier. Make the change to black coffee instead...
The pull-up is the toughest bodyweight move there is, requiring your back and other muscles to work hard to lift and lower your entire body. Muscles in your back, shoulder and arms all get a workout with pull-ups, and you’ll definitely feel every one of them when you...

What Is Metcon?

What is metcon training? Metabolic conditioning or “metcon” for short is a style of training made popular in recent years by the CrossFit community – although the style of training itself is nothing new. The term describes short bouts of higher-intensity training designed to increase metabolic demand and increase energy...
Barbell complexes – workouts where you do multiple moves back to back without putting the bar down – seem simple enough. After all, the weight isn’t heavy – it’s perfectly acceptable to do one with an unweighted Olympic bar. And the rep count isn’t too high. In the...
In the past men hit the weights room with the primary aim of bulking up, but today the main fitness goal of many is to “get lean” – namely to strip away the fat in your body to reveal the array of muscles beneath. Think Brad Pitt in...
Move your body as a single unit Tyre flips are a highly effective and intense full-body movement, making them one of the best session “finishers” to improve cardio conditioning and accelerate fat loss. Need to know “Flips develop your posterior chain as well as enhancing leg drive, flexibility, endurance and explosive...