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The top five exercises you must be doing to build muscle

If you want to build the kind of muscle which gives you the large, lean, physique you crave, you can’t afford to miss out these tried-and-tested exercises. Incorporate these into your training regime and build solid top-to-toe muscle . Squat Well-executed squats build muscle in the lower body – mainly the quads, glutes and hamstrings […]

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The essential building blocks of upper body strength

To build a strong, lean physique you need to focus on key muscle groups. Don’t neglect your upper body. Here are the exercises which will form the building blocks of your upper body strength routine. Overhand pull ups There’s nothing more humbling than the simple pull up. We’re talking wide, overhand grip (palms facing away […]

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Women's Fitness

Should women train differently to men?

More women than ever are strength training: in gyms, at Crossfit classes, for sport or health or physique goals. It’s quite a remarkable shift in the trend. Women sometimes outnumber men in the weight room, and strength events like Strongman (should that be Strongwoman!) boast huge influxes in the amount of women wanting to put […]

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Women's Fitness

Top tips for women getting started in the weights room

You’ve heard all the benefits of resistance training. You’re ready to get started in the weights room. But what do you need to know?   More and more women are venturing into the weights area of the gym. Great news! Resistance training, weight training and working out with barbells and dumbbells won’t make you bulky […]

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Nicola Joyce

Nicola Joyce Blogger Biography

Nicola Joyce is a freelance journalist, features writer and copywriter who has been writing about sport and fitness for magazines, newspapers, books and corporate clients since 2004. Formerly an endurance athlete who has swum the English Channel (twice!) and taken part in long triathlons, running races and cycle sportives, she is now a competitive bodybuilder […]

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