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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

How to win at dieting and still have a social life

WE ALL LOVE GOOD FOOD WITH GOOD FRIENDS
That meal out, that trip to the cinema, the glass or two of wine after work at the end of the week. The latte and breakfast meet up with a family member or partner on the weekend.
But can you do all this and still be successful with your physique goals?
YES, BUT…IT DEPENDS
Like most things in health, fitness and nutrition, ‘it depends.’
How often you increase your calories, go off plan with food choices and skip the meals you should be eating for ones you know aren’t exactly a good fit for your goals depend … Read more

How to get rid of muscle soreness

You may love it. You may hate it.
Muscle soreness is one of those things that can leave you feeling like you want to spend the day in a wheelchair or sadistically satisfied…
Either way, everyone wants to know what can you do to bounce back as fast as possible from post workout muscle soreness.
Here are the most effective methods to speed up your recovery between sessions and get rid of ‘delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
HOT / COLD CONTRAST SHOWERS
Just take a 5 minute shower, and alternate between 1 minute cold and 30 seconds hot, showering the water onto the muscle you … Read more

10 ways to make dieting a pleasure

As soon as you say the word ‘dieting’ it conjures up all kinds of mental imagery of bland and boring, ‘chicken and broccoli’ type meals with no flavours ready to make you starving hungry and miserably restricted.
TRUST ME
Dieting doesn’t need to be like this. FACT
MY TAKE ON DIETING
A diet pan should only last around 14-30 days. The purpose being that it educates you on a healthy eating patterns and how to structure and schedule your preferred eating style around your busy schedule.
After this time you should be able to leave the diet plan behind and be self sustaining. This is … Read more

How often should you weigh yourself?

FRUSTRATION!
So you’re doing everything you can to change your weight..
Eating clean, training hard, avoiding the peer pressure nights out and bingey weekends and weighing in 1, 2, or even 5 times per week and….
Frustration: the little needle goes up, down or stays still every time!
Its enough to make anyone either run to the fridge, throw in the towel and eat everything in sight or drastically crash diet to get things moving more quickly.
BUT before you do anything drastic, let me tell you a few things..
Weight fluctuations
Daily and even hourly weight fluctuations are common and completely normal because your weight is … Read more