How To Master The Arnold Press (Yes, That Arnold)

If you want to build the kind of broad, muscular shoulders that can win a handshake-off with Carl Weathers, best the Predator and control an entire class of kindergarten-age children, then you need to take a leaf out of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training manual.Arnie’s take on the dumbbell overhead press recruits all three...

Bicycle Crunches: The Best Abs Exercise According to ACE

There are all sorts of things to admire about the American Council on Exercise, starting with the fact that it has the superb acronym ACE. ACE is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting healthy activities, and it constantly puts out information on how you can live a more active life.Back in 2001...

Shoulder Workout Routine To Add Serious Size To Your Shoulders

Lifting a weight that’s too heavy for you is a mistake regardless of the part of the body you’re working, but it can be truly disastrous when performing shoulder exercises. The shoulders are delicate and complicated joints that are not especially easy to target, and if you do put them under too...

How To Do The Wall Sit: A Great Exercise To Prevent Runner’s Knee

Walls are everywhere. Even in the deepest, darkest parts of the countryside there’ll be a few stones piled on top of one another to stop sheep roaming free and terrorising the neighbourhood. And yet most humans or sheep have likely never looked at a wall as the perfect piece of equipment to...

The Best Triceps Exercises For All Levels Of Gym-Goer

Any arms workout that doesn’t spend at least as much time focusing on the triceps as the biceps is an arms workout that isn’t worthy of you and your (soon-to-be) mighty arms-enal. The triceps make up the majority of the muscle mass in your upper arms, which means if you’re chasing sleeve-busting...

How To Do Box Jumps

When House Of Pain exhorted the world to jump around, jump around, jump around, jump up, jump up, and indeed get down, they were almost certainly not lauding the benefits of adding plyometric exercises to your training regime. But that doesn’t stop the song being great workout advice.Throwing a few jumps into...

Can Working Out at Night Help You Sleep?

Close up of a young woman having a night jog
Exercise and sleep go hand-in-hand: the more you exercise, the better you'll sleep, and the more well-rested you feel, the better you'll perform during your workouts. But if you're in the habit of working out late at night, you could be doing more harm than good. "If is really close to bedtime, the...

How To Master The Front Raise

How much do you know about your shoulders? Probably not a great deal. It’s fine to admit that, no-one’s expecting you to. The shoulders are there, they do a valuable job, and unless something goes wrong with them it’s easy not to think about them much. Aside from when you’re trying to...

How To Do The Inverted Row

TRX Workout: Inverted row
The inverted row should be part of everyone’s exercise regime, but if you’re someone who struggles with pull-ups (which is almost everyone) or spends a lot of time doing press-ups or the bench press, you’ll certainly appreciate the benefits.That’s because the inverted row is a terrific all-round back exercise, balancing out the...

The Best Kettlebell Exercises For All Levels Of Gym-Goer

There’s no one type of weight that’s better than all the others, but it is fair to say that the kettlebell is the most under-appreciated member of the free-weight family. You can use kettlebells for just about anything, from high-rep HIIT workouts to low-rep heavyweight slogs, and they’re especially good for compound...
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