The Limits of BCAAs

The Limits of BCAAs

Branch-chained amino acids are a vital supplement for anyone looking to lose weight and build muscle, but only if you use them wisely. Here are the essentials on these essential amino acids .intro { font-weight: 800;...
Get Fit Anywhere

Get Fit Anywhere

With summer firmly on its way it’s easy enough to tell you to ditch the gym and start training outside using your bodyweight. After all, the sun is a powerful weight loss ally. But that’s not because it encourages you to look good without your...
Finding the Truth

Finding the Truth

The claim: High protein diets cause cancer.  There’s been plenty of fanfare about new research in the journal Cell Metabolism which claims to have discovered high-protein diets are likely to chop years off your life along with the weight they...
You Don't Need Gyms

You Don't Need Gyms

Boston. Fall of 2009. There I was in the penthouse suite of the Ritz Carlton being held hostage by paparazzi along with my A-list celebrity client who was at the center of a breaking news story – and we had just two weeks to transform her...
The World At Their Feet

The World At Their Feet

The beautiful game boasts deft touches, explosive acceleration and lung-bursting box-to-box runs. This month it blasts onto your screens in all its glory via the World Cup, so here’s what you can take away from the world’s finest soccer players...
Muscle Up with Manganiello

Muscle Up with Manganiello

You know you’ve made it into the elite level of Hollywood’s fitness icons when your childhood hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, asks you to speak at a memorial service for Joe Weider, the godfather of bodybuilding. That was the honor Arnie paid True...
Take the perfect selfie

Take the perfect selfie

Self-taken photography is no easy task. Here’s how to do it right so you’re always looking your best More than 35 million photos have been posted on Instagram with the title ‘selfie.’ This brand of photography has become such an...
Build Muscle & Burn Fat

Build Muscle & Burn Fat

I recently sat down with an old friend who needed some help losing weight. As he told me about all the conflicting advice he’d received from his nutritionist, his trainer, his doctor and his friends, one thing became extremely clear: even in an...
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Edge

Edge
July 22nd 2014

The Limits of BCAAs

Branch-chained amino acids are a vital supplement for anyone looking to lose weight and build...
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Branch-chained amino acids are a vital supplement for anyone looking to lose weight and build muscle, but only if you use them wisely. Here are the essentials on these essential amino acids .intro { font-weight: 800; font-size: 20px; } .subhead { color:rgb(235,115,0); font-weight:800;...
July 12th 2014

Finding the Truth

The claim: High protein diets cause cancer.  There’s been plenty of fanfare about new research...
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The claim: High protein diets cause cancer.  There’s been plenty of fanfare about new research in the journal Cell Metabolism which claims to have discovered high-protein diets are likely to chop years off your life along with the weight they shed. Some even said it’s as bad as smoking. But before you start chucking out your protein...
July 11th 2014

Fast or Farce

Performance nutritionist, coach, author and public speaker, Ben Coomber looks at whether...
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Performance nutritionist, coach, author and public speaker, Ben Coomber looks at whether abstaining from food could just be starving you of training gains...
July 11th 2014

You Don't Need Gyms

Boston. Fall of 2009. There I was in the penthouse suite of the Ritz Carlton being held...
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Boston. Fall of 2009. There I was in the penthouse suite of the Ritz Carlton being held hostage by paparazzi along with my A-list celebrity client who was at the center of a breaking news story – and we had just two weeks to transform her body for her latest movie role. .intro { font-weight: 800;...
July 9th 2014

Send Your Holiday Bulge Packing

Summer’s just around the corner which means it’s almost vacation time, and chances are most...
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Summer’s just around the corner which means it’s almost vacation time, and chances are most people will be spending time away from the fortress they call home. I call it a fortress because home is where you have all the armaments you need to maintain the physique you’ve fought so hard to attain. But short of packing your house in a suitcase,...
July 3rd 2014

Build Muscle & Burn Fat

I recently sat down with an old friend who needed some help losing weight. As he told me about all...
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I recently sat down with an old friend who needed some help losing weight. As he told me about all the conflicting advice he’d received from his nutritionist, his trainer, his doctor and his friends, one thing became extremely clear: even in an age where we have so much information to hand, when it comes to losing weight and building muscle,...
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Transform

Transform
July 5th 2014

Take the perfect selfie

Self-taken photography is no easy task. Here’s how to do it right so you’re always looking your...
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Self-taken photography is no easy task. Here’s how to do it right so you’re always looking your best More than 35 million photos have been posted on Instagram with the title ‘selfie.’ This brand of photography has become such an overwhelmingly popular global phenomenon that the Oxford English Dictionary named ‘selfie’ as the word of...
June 27th 2014

A Novice's Guide to Training

If you’re a gym newbie, choosing the right exercises can be a minefield, so here are TRAIN’s...
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If you’re a gym newbie, choosing the right exercises can be a minefield, so here are TRAIN’s top weight-room tips to achieve the perfect physique.   If you read lots of strength training articles intended for intermediate and advanced guys – and you’re still a beginner – you might find yourself disappointed with the lack of basic...
June 25th 2014

Murph the Mighty

On June 28, 2005, Michael Murphy was deployed in Afghanistan to look for the commander of...
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On June 28, 2005, Michael Murphy was deployed in Afghanistan to look for the commander of insurgents known as the Mountain Tigers. But it was in the remote mountains of Kunar provinve that he and three of his fellow SEALs became drastically outnumbered by the Taliban. After several hours of battle and with his radio out of commission, he left his...
June 9th 2014

Take Your Training To New Heights

If you can’t get to the mountain then bring the mountain to you, and that’s how hypoxic...
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If you can’t get to the mountain then bring the mountain to you, and that’s how hypoxic training works – altitude training done at sea level. The higher you train above sea level, the less oxygen there is. It works because when your kidneys sense there isn’t enough oxygen in the blood to fuel your exercise they release a hormone that...
June 1st 2014

Rise and Shine

Perhaps more than any other meal, breakfast is at the mercy of our daily routine — or lack...
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Perhaps more than any other meal, breakfast is at the mercy of our daily routine — or lack thereof. Even those of us (which is probably all of us) who have heard that it’s ‘the most important meal of the day’ can sometimes be found skipping it while we we’re rushing to get out the door. Or we’ll dip donuts into coffee and assume...
May 22nd 2014

SUPERTRAINER: Mark Twight

THE PEDIGREE He might not be a household name (yet) or grace the front cover of magazines, but...
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THE PEDIGREE He might not be a household name (yet) or grace the front cover of magazines, but Mark Twight might just be the most important man in health and fitness. US military special operations have used his expertise to train troops, making him a valuable asset to national security, but this is often overshadowed by his crafting of the...
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Power

Power
July 14th 2014

Get Fit Anywhere

With summer firmly on its way it’s easy enough to tell you to ditch the gym and start training...
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With summer firmly on its way it’s easy enough to tell you to ditch the gym and start training outside using your bodyweight. After all, the sun is a powerful weight loss ally. But that’s not because it encourages you to look good without your kit on; instead, research by The Endocrine Society found that people with low levels of vitamin D...
July 11th 2014

The World At Their Feet

The beautiful game boasts deft touches, explosive acceleration and lung-bursting box-to-box runs....
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The beautiful game boasts deft touches, explosive acceleration and lung-bursting box-to-box runs. This month it blasts onto your screens in all its glory via the World Cup, so here’s what you can take away from the world’s finest soccer players .intro { font-weight: 800; font-size: 20px; }...
July 7th 2014

Muscle Up with Manganiello

You know you’ve made it into the elite level of Hollywood’s fitness icons when your childhood...
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You know you’ve made it into the elite level of Hollywood’s fitness icons when your childhood hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, asks you to speak at a memorial service for Joe Weider, the godfather of bodybuilding. That was the honor Arnie paid True Blood star Joe Manganiello when Weider died in March 2013. At the time, Manganiello wasn’t sure...
May 30th 2014

High-Performance Strength

A huge bench press, gigantic arms and tree trunk legs – these are the kinds of goals most lifters...
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A huge bench press, gigantic arms and tree trunk legs – these are the kinds of goals most lifters chase. But hypertrophy and maximal strength aren’t the be-all and end-all for football players, track athletes and other sports-focused trainees. As important as weight room work is for improving strength and speed, athletes need a more...
May 16th 2014

Rocking It With Dwayne

When it comes to working out, 2013’s highest grossing Hollywood action star, Dwayne Johnson,...
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When it comes to working out, 2013’s highest grossing Hollywood action star, Dwayne Johnson, might be the best in the business. And when given the chance to play the son of Zeus in upcoming summer blockbuster Hercules: The Thracian Wars, ‘The Rock’ took his training to a whole new level. In an exclusive interview with TRAIN, the movie...
April 16th 2014

Athletes, Assemble!

Following the worldwide success of 2012’s The Avengers, Chris Evans took his physique to a whole...
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Following the worldwide success of 2012’s The Avengers, Chris Evans took his physique to a whole new level for his third outing as Marvel comic-book hero Captain America in highly-anticipated blockbuster The Winter Soldier. In an exclusive interview with TRAIN he reveals how you too can transform your body into that of a super warrior – and...
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Overhaul

Overhaul
July 14th 2014

Feet of Brilliance

Barefoot running shoes have made tremendous strides in the running community but they could also...
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Barefoot running shoes have made tremendous strides in the running community but they could also see your weights-room gains taking a giant step forward...
June 6th 2014

Don't Tri Your Luck

When asking even the most novice weight trainees to show you their arms, they usually automatically...
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When asking even the most novice weight trainees to show you their arms, they usually automatically go into a biceps pose. But what about the other muscle located at the back of the upper arm? The triceps, which comprise approximately two-thirds the size of the upper arm, are extremely important to daily function. The triceps are comprised of...
April 29th 2014

Rewire Your Brain

Muscles and raw talent alone won’t serve up a maximum bench press, faster sprint times or winning...
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Muscles and raw talent alone won’t serve up a maximum bench press, faster sprint times or winning goals and touchdowns. That’s because every game or workout is won in your mind long before it’s won on the field. However, sports psychology is set to a hair trigger because there’s a fine line between psyching yourself up and psyching...
April 28th 2014

Armed and Dangerous

A good-looking set of biceps tells people not to mess with you. Whether you’re cutting off your...
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A good-looking set of biceps tells people not to mess with you. Whether you’re cutting off your shirt sleeves or flexing those pythons, biceps really stand out. Their function is to help flex the elbow and supinate the forearm. They also provide stability to the shoulder. These functions are important in pulling and lifting movements. The...
April 7th 2014

No Pain, No Gain?

You know you’ve done a good workout when it hurts a little. But when is that soreness a problem?...
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You know you’ve done a good workout when it hurts a little. But when is that soreness a problem? Find out the difference between good and bad pain and what it means for your training regime. You grimace as you push through that last rep but although your facial expression says otherwise, you’re loving it. And that’s because you know that...
February 25th 2014

The Pain Barrier: Quads

The quadriceps are the most important muscles in the legs. Here’s TRAIN’s easy-to-follow guide...
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The quadriceps are the most important muscles in the legs. Here’s TRAIN’s easy-to-follow guide on how to look after them: PREVENTATIVE EXERCISES 1. Standing quad stretch Bring leg up to buttock and hold foot against backside. Hold for 20–30 seconds. 2. Kneeling quad/hip flexors stretch While kneeling, bring right knee in front of body...
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Fuel

Fuel
July 1st 2014

Get Nitro-Powered

How supplementing with arginine and citrulline boosts nitric oxide production to rocket your...
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How supplementing with arginine and citrulline boosts nitric oxide production to rocket your training to new levels   If you’ve read the labels of numerous pre-workout products you’ll have noticed  that two common ingredients used in many of them are the amino acids arginine and citrulline. Both are used for their nitric-oxide-boosting...
June 23rd 2014

Pure and Simple

What if we were to tell you there’s a new supplement on the market that can add 16lb of lean...
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What if we were to tell you there’s a new supplement on the market that can add 16lb of lean muscle to your body in just 12 weeks? And then we revealed the study featured a group of bodybuilders! Research like this would represent the biggest gain in lean muscle for any supplement ever – better than protein, creatine, BCAAs or any other...
June 23rd 2014

Swell the Cell & Grow the Muscle

Allmax Nutrition’s Razor8 Blast Powder is a no-nonsense and highly concentrated pre-workout...
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Allmax Nutrition’s Razor8 Blast Powder is a no-nonsense and highly concentrated pre-workout energy supplement that will help you rip through your training The candy-like taste of Allmax Nutrition’s Razor8 Blast Powder will lie to your taste buds because behind the three insanely delicious flavors, it’s all business. Its innovative blend...
June 20th 2014

Recover Like Wolverine

There are many undervalued areas of our health, especially in the realm of the athlete. We pound...
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There are many undervalued areas of our health, especially in the realm of the athlete. We pound and pound the weights, punch until we're raw on the knuckles and sprint until we're blue in the face, week in week out. Unfortunately that means we often forget the other areas of our health that have to take a back-seat and accept this onslaught of...
June 18th 2014

Gorge Without Guilt

Your damage limitation strategy for those meals when you’re going to overfill your plate and...
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Your damage limitation strategy for those meals when you’re going to overfill your plate and glass. Buffets, weddings, holidays or food festivals are celebratory times when you get to shrug off your health and fitness persona to embrace life’s joys: a full plate of your favorite foods and overflowing glasses. However, the food hangover can...
May 25th 2014

Spray-On Supplements

Nicotine patches have paved the way for a healthier life, in more ways than one because the latest...
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Nicotine patches have paved the way for a healthier life, in more ways than one because the latest trend in sports supplements is the delivery of performance-enhancing nutrients through your skin. The concept is simple: spray on your supplements and off you go. It doesn’t have the sting that hypodermic needles inflict, nor does it need a glass...
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Manual

Manual
July 14th 2014

CURLS OF WISDOM

All the ammunition you’ll ever need to build a massive set of guns while its still warm enough to...
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All the ammunition you’ll ever need to build a massive set of guns while its still warm enough to show them off
May 1st 2014

LOADED GUNS: ARMED AND DANGEROUS

By now you should all be blowing up your arms with the mass-building triceps circuit, so it’s...
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By now you should all be blowing up your arms with the mass-building triceps circuit, so it’s time to put the cherry on the cake by maximizing the potential of those biceps.
May 1st 2014

ANIMAL INSTINCTS

This workout is based on animal movements that will have you walking, crawling and hopping your way...
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This workout is based on animal movements that will have you walking, crawling and hopping your way toward greater athleticism, as well as improved strength and conditioning.
April 3rd 2014

BODYWEIGHT BARON

Al Kavadlo explores some high-level calisthenics to challenge even the most developed...
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Al Kavadlo explores some high-level calisthenics to challenge even the most developed weightlifters. Test your strength with moves like the 'Archer' pull-up and prisoner squat.
April 3rd 2014

ARMAGEDDON ARMS

Too many lifters neglect their triceps. Well no more! Muscle building expert Kris Gethin shows you...
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Too many lifters neglect their triceps. Well no more! Muscle building expert Kris Gethin shows you how to get perfectly proportioned arms with these three exercises.