Tag: core exercises

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6 unnecessary popular exercises

If you follow my site you know that I believe there are 5 essential exercises you should be doing, no matter what your goal is, and you can find them here: Related article: the 5 core exercises On the other side of the coin I’ve been asked what I think are the least useful and…
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THE best abdominal exercise

Among the most common fitness questions, alongside how to get a bigger bench press or slim toned legs is the one that most people get into exercising for: the flat or 6-pack stomach. There are a lot of guys who can be pretty muscular but still have a belly or an undefined mid-section.  Equally there…
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Will deadlifting give me a thick waist?

As you might have realised by now if you follow this blog,  I really like the deadlift.  If I speak to anyone about training I’ll always be the first to wax lyrical about its myriad benefits, and why if you have any fitness goals at all you should be doing them. I don’t mean everyone…
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Why you don’t need a hundred ways to train your abdominals

I personally find long and convoluted ab workouts quite tedious and unnecessary.  As I keep repeating doing more crunches or reps will not get you looking ripped any faster, or indeed at all. It really is mostly diet and bodyfat. The important thing to remember is that when you train your abdominals you’re not training…
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Can we ban the smith machine already?

There are not a lot of things in this world that are completely useless.   Even chocolate teapots can be both edible and presumably delicious. The smith machine however doesn’t even fall into this hallowed category.  It’s actually a step below it; not only does it have no discernible utility it actually does more harm than…
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Is the leg press useless?

Ah, the leg press machine.  The ultimate ego booster.  Struggling with your squat?  Putting a lot of effort in to only be able to put 10 kgs more on the bar? Like to move a lot of weight? Head over to the leg press and start loading plates! As you might have guessed, I’m not…
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How important is your diet really?

What is the most difficult part of getting in shape, or meeting a training goal?  For most people, once they get into a training routine they enjoy, the hard part is not actually going to the gym or hitting the streets for a run. It’s eating properly. This is because while training might be 3…
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The Deadlift Challenge: New PR?

Max as tested on 10/01/2015- 220 kgs So as I said a couple of weeks ago I would be taking a bit of time off from the Deadlift Challenge due to picking up an injury and generally feeling a bit burned out. Initially I set out a 10 week program to a new PR, but…
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Running: how to enjoy it

I concentrate a lot on weight training on this blog, because it’s what I know and what I’m passionate about.  But I’m equally interested to hear and learn about training philosophies in general: to make training a lifestyle you have to first find something you enjoy and then explore it. This is a guest article…
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How to ACTUALLY get toned

If you went around a typical gym and took a survey of what people’s aesthetic goals were, the chances are you’d find this result: Men want to build muscle and be bigger Women want to be toned If the buzzword in men’s fitness is ‘size’, the equivalent for women is ‘tone’, at least when it…
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