Bodybuilding articles

3 Workouts to get that V-shape

If masculinity had a ‘look,’ the classic V-shape would be ‘it.’
Broad shoulders, narrow waist and flaring lats all can make a male physique look heroic and that might be something you’re trying to attain yourself.
 
So here are three workouts to help you achieve that V-shape.
 
Getting broader shoulders
You getting broader shoulders will be somewhat limited by the length of your clavicle (collar bone). But this doesn’t mean your muscle gains are limited.
The muscles you want to target for getting broader shoulders are the medial (middle) heads of your deltoid muscles.
Your deltoids sit at the top of your arms and the medial … Read more

Protein Power: How Much Protein Do You Really Need to Build Muscle?

When it comes to building muscle, protein is the quintessential nutrient that forms the bedrock of progress.
It’s the fuel that drives muscle repair, growth, and recovery after intense workouts. But how much protein do you truly need to achieve optimal muscle gain? Let’s delve into the science behind protein requirements, the factors influencing these needs, and the optimal intake for individuals striving to build muscle effectively.
The Role of Protein in Muscle Building:
Protein, composed of essential amino acids, is the building block of muscle tissue. Lifting weights creates micro-tears in muscle fibres and protein plays a vital role in repairing and … Read more

I can’t feel my chest when training – do this

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
“When I train my chest, I always feel it more in my shoulders than my pecs.”
“No matter what I do I can’t make my chest sore… or even feel it!”
Guys, most of us love training our chest. But its a real kick in the proverbial balls when we put all that effort in and feel nothing for it.
Of the hundreds of guys I’ve coached over the years there is always a common thread for anyone who can’t feel their chest when training, or stimulate growth from it…
MUSCLE ENGAGEMENT
If you can’t engage, contract and feel a muscle squeezing … Read more

Will alcohol prevent me gaining muscle?

You love a good drinking session but you also love a great workout and building some real muscle.
Can you do both?
If you haven’t read my article ‘Will alcohol stop me losing weight?’ take a look here as this article will predominantly focus on alcohol’s effect on your ability to build muscle.
So let’s get straight into the facts…
Reduced testosterone production
If you want to build muscle one of the first considerations you should have is if you are producing an optimal amount of testosterone.
Unfortunately every time you consume alcohol this key anabolic hormones production plummets.
Studies have shown that consuming 1.5g of alcohol … Read more

10 tips if arms won’t grow

Guys, who doesn’t want bigger arms? If you’re reading this article I guess you want to know a few tips or secrets that will accelerate your growth.
We all know that frustration of really focusing on our arm training; adding more sets & exercises, or reducing volume as a means of getting them to grow but still not seeing the gains we deserve.
If you’re training hard and eating enough and still struggling to add inches to your gunz read on and I will share some great information.
DON’T TRAIN BACK WITH BICEPS OR CHEST WITH TRICEPS
The more weight you can lift (with … Read more

Perfect Preacher Curls

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Intelligent back building

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Drop sets explained

Drop sets are by far one of my favourite methods of training to increase the workload, (and the nastiness) of a session for myself and my clients for some awesome results with fat loss and gains in lean mass. But what are they?
Drop sets have been around for decades and are not an easy addition to a workout. Basically you do a set of a specific exercise and once you reach your desired rep range you ‘drop’ some of the weight and carry straight on.
For example if you were doing a set of leg press you would squeeze out your 15 reps, … Read more