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Most athletes will roughly know their maximum squat, bench and deadlift. They’re the three ‘big lifts’ that have long formed the backbone of many strength and conditioning routines. It’s for this exact reason the sport of powerlifting is among the most respected in the realms of strength, speed...
To celebrate the release of the new Beach Boys biopic, Love And Mercy, we've enlisted O'Neill professional longboarder Ben Skinner to show you some moves you can do in the gym to improve your surfing, and chisel a beach-ready set of abs. He's also come up with a bonus warm-up...
A lot of gyms offer classes that claim to be plyometrics-based – typically featuring endless box jumps – but they’re missing the point of what plyometrics actually are, and what they should be used for. Feel the force The aim of plyometrics is to increase your ability to exert force, and...
David Wynne is a sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist. As research lead of West London Physiotherapy (westlondonphysio.co.uk), he’s investigating how running biomechanics relate to lower limb injury. It’s tricky to assess the risk of injury when training for a marathon. Some claim it’s as high as 92%, but even conservative...
Take on your Men's Fitness workout of the week, a new 52-part series to keep you inspired and challenged for 2015. We'll post a new workout every Monday and for an added incentive, we'll take on the workout too so you can see how your best time compares...
The bench press is commonly man’s gateway lift into resistance training. Everyone talks about it. It’s how gym bros measure themselves against the competition. But, as with all exercises, get too efficient at it and it stops being an effective way to get fitter or pack on more...
There are various factors that contribute to muscle tightness, including overuse, bad posture, biomechanical imbalances and pre-existing injuries, but the result is always the same: a compromised range of motion (ROM) through your joints. And whether you’re a runner, a weightlifter or a five-a-side footballer, this lack of...
Take on your Men's Fitness workout of the week, a new 52-part series to keep you inspired and challenged for 2015. We'll post a new workout every Monday and for an added incentive, we'll take on the workout too so you can see how your best time compares...
'The groin is a troublesome area for both occasional and serious athletes,’ says Alex Hunter. Hunter is the clinical director at Six Physio and specialises in spinal rehabilitation and sporting injuries, affecting the shoulder, groin and ankle. ‘The groin muscles, or adductors, act to move the leg across the...
Spinning isn’t just about slugging it out to high-tempo music while being shouted at, although it is about that. It’s also a proven and beneficial activity for all levels of fitness. Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, six time Olympic champion and 11-time world champion, has joined forces with Pure Gym...
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