Thor’s Arm Blast!

Deciding to cosplay as the God of Thunder was a brave choice as I most certainly do not have the body like Chris Hemsworth. In particular, those arms in Thor: Raganarok were so pumped they looked like they were about to explode! via GIPHY My buddy Francesc had made the most amazing Thor costume that I borrowed for an upcoming photoshoot but I needed the body to match. Realistically, the only body parts that are on display Thor’s arms so that’s what I wanted to beef up for the shoot.  I threw together this upper body workout that gave my…

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MR OLYMPIA STAR RYAN TERRY REVEALS HIS TOP TIPS FOR ALL GYM-GOERS

The bodybuilder shares his workout advice gym-goers of all levels can learn from. He has over one million Instagram followers, he’s an ambassador for leading sports nutrition brand USN, he finished in the top three at the 2018 Mr Olympia contest and puts in frequent appearances in all the biggest men’s health and fitness magazines. But don’t let his soothing Nottinghamshire accent or handsome AF face fool you: Ryan Terry is a menace. My body is still holding him accountable for the pain he put me through. I’m of course talking about how I felt after my upper body was…

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Supersize Geek

My boyfriend walked into the bedroom with a black cooler bag saying “He’s been, he’s been!” It wasn’t Christmas though, it was just a regular Monday morning. But it was my first day trying Fresh Fitness Food for a week. I responded to him with a ‘Yay!’ before explaining that these were for me, not for him. That didn’t go down very well. Fresh Fitness Food deliver prepared meals to your door that are catered (literally) to your fitness goals. So if you want to bulk up, there’s a plan for that. Or if you want to slim down, there’s…

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12 weeks to be a strong man?

Strength building workouts that make you slim down without cardio? Okay, sold. Fitness magazines and social media accounts are telling us how we can all get “PECS LIKE THESE NOW” and how to “TRIM DOWN FOR SUMMER IN 12 WEEKS” while posting inspiring pictures people like actors who are paid to get in shape for a role, or juicy fitness models who have seemingly unrealistic results for an everyday Joe.  The last few issues of a certain gents’ fitness magazine I’ve seen in my local Tesco Metro have had the words “GET BIG ARMS NOW” on the cover for the…

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Vi for Vendetta

The future is here, in your ear, and she’s telling you to run. A company called LifeBEAM labs (yep) has developed a product called Vi, which is an interactive AI personal trainer. No, this isn’t the beginning of a Black Mirror episode where anyone with a BMI over 25 is forcibly marched thin. This is a real thing, and it’s pretty nifty. Vi is a voice activated artificial intelligent personal trainer. AIPT. for short…? It’s marketed as ‘adapting to an individual’s behaviour, environment and physiology to deliver tailored, real-time coaching ideal for entry to intermediate runners.’ So essentially, she learns, and looks stylish (in…

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