Simple secrets for stronger shoulders

Balancing your pushing and pulling exercises can help build healthy shoulders. But tight or weak muscles around your shoulder blades can impede performance in strengthening exercises such as the military press. Avoid this pitfall by doing these moves twice a week. 1 DUMBBELL PROTRACTION Lie on a bench and hold a dumbbell with a neutral…

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The truth about post-workout protein shakes

You probably heard one of the basic tenants of getting bigger and stronger: eat protein within an hour after exercise to fuel muscle growth. It’s called protein timing, and the idea behind it is this: resistance training increases amino acid delivery to muscles as well as absorption. Therefore, the sooner you consume protein post-exercise, the…

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Ten Foods Every Man Should Eat

For years, the workings of our brains have been a mystery, but now scientists are unravelling how diet and nutrition impacts our most complex organ. “The brain is made mainly of fat, so it’s not surprising that the balance of dietary fats influences mental performance,” says Dr Tom Gilhooly, of the Centre for Nutritional Studies…

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The Vegetarian and Vegan guide to Protein

Vegans are often perceived as scrawny, anaemic sports-dodgers, but a growing number of athletes are proving that you can have might without meat. Check out the four-time Latvian arm wrestling champion (and proud vegan) Martins Lorencis take on our very own writer Ben at the Australian Arm Wrestling Championships “For the majority of vegan athletes,…

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Snatch up muscle, fast

Olympic lifts like the clean and jerk and the snatch aren’t just for gym rats and beefy Bulgarians. They’re efficient ways for any guy to build total-body strength and power—and you don’t need to hoist barbell-bending loads to reap their benefits. Indeed, you don’t even need to lift a barbell. “The dumbbell single-arm snatch, in…

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