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Around the world gyms are full of people putting in hours of hard graft to achieve what they think will make them happy. More often than not, this is their idea of the ‘perfect body’. Eating well, training hard, avoiding bingy nights out and generally dedicating themselves to the cause...

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8 Week Big Arms Programme

With summer coming those guns will soon be getting some well deserved airing. If you haven't been working on filling your t-shirts over the last few months, then read on...

Hard CORE prep

Most people only think of the "six pack" when they consider training their core. Yes, it includes the classic rectus abdominus) six pack, but it is so much more than that...

How to get the most out of your bulking meal plan

In a perfect world you’ll be able to follow a bulking plan to the letter, but sometimes life gets in the way and you can easily get de-railed from your mission to achieve a cover model worthy body. Maximuscle have pulled together some top tips to stay on track.

How to get the most out of your cutting meal plan

Following a structured meal plan isn’t always as easy as it seems. Maximuscle have pulled together some hints and tips to help you stay on track.

Military Style Training Benefits

The benefits of military training are not only extensive but bridge the gap between physical and mental more than most training regimes. Military style fitness has become increasingly popular in the last decade, largely because of its apparent ease for instructors and trainees alike, but also because it can be highly beneficial to a surprisingly wide number of health and fitness goals.

Is There A Place For BCAAs

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are becoming more popular within the fitness industry in recent years, often as part of pre-workout formulations or stand alone tablets or powder.

Building Size

First of all you will need to know the number of calories you need to be in surplus, helping you to add mass. Your calorie needs depend on your age, gender, current weight and how active your lifestyle is. Work this out using ...

Develop a Strong Core

Someone once told me that having a weak core is like having one polystyrene link in a chain. As soon as that chain is put under tension, that weak link will always be the one to go. A weak core will hinder your training ...

Top Tips for Stage Prep from Alex Duffy

Getting the right amount of protein into your daily diet will help you maintain muscle mass throughout prep. I use Maximuscle Whey Protein Isolate ...

Increasing Power for Rugby

SHORT, SHARP SPRINTS - Try to explode over 10-40 meter sprints for several repetitions and ensure full recovery between sets ...

Dan Lamberts Top Tips for Transforming your Body

My number 1 tip for body transformation success is to be consistent! Whether your goal is fat loss or muscle building, neither will happen unless you hit specific nutritional targets and elicit the correct physiological response from training.

Wole Adesemoye Nutritional Breakdown

My protein intake is split relatively even through the day, but most of my carbohydrate intake it's in the morning before I train and after training ...

A day in the life of Paul Olima

A day in the life of Paul Olima - It's a busy one, and an early one for me. Once the alarm goes at 05:00, I'm up out of bed and heading straight to the kitchen/ it's never too early for a meal ...

Old School Non-Gym Based Rugby Strength Training: Part 2

Our next 8 exercises are all about adding some strength and power for those big hits or to ensure you can boss a ruck or maul.

Building a Bigger Chest

Paul Pidgeon's Top Tips for Building Chest Size - Master your press-ups and then your press-up variations. Close hands, wide hands, slow form, power press-ups - always do these to failure.

A Day in the Life of Chris Robshaw…

Much like the typical 9 to 5, we’re expected to work hard right from the get go. Several hours of training drills, four daily meals, and a regular supps intake are on the agenda every single day - there’s no let up.

Old school non-gym based rugby strength training: Part 1

Old school non-gym based rugby strength training: Part 1 - Get rugby fit on the pitch - If you played rugby at school, you probably experienced some form of strength and conditioning outdoors on or around the pitch ...