21.02.2018

How to build muscle quickly

One of the most frustrating elements of fitness is that it can be very difficult to gain a significant amount of muscle mass. We’re not talking about being a bodybuilder here, but 5-10lbs of new muscle would be a welcome addition to the physiques of most gym goers, at least on an aesthetic level. Thankfully, gaining muscle isn’t that difficult,…

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21.02.2018

The bigger man’s guide to slimming down

Men with naturally larger physiques often find it difficult to shed weight and develop leaner bodies. Scott Laidler explains how to do it. As I mentioned previously in my “skinny man’s guide to bulking up”, most workout plans you’ll come across in health and fitness magazines were designed by natural athletes, who expect everyone out there to get the same…

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21.02.2018

Nine gym habits that women can’t stand

Thought your gym behaviour was pristine and certain to attract the right kind of female attention? Think again. According to fitness and lifestyle expert Rebecca Fredericks, men of all types fall into the same trap of displaying stereotypical ‘alpha’ behaviour when they hit the gym – and they all only serve to detract from a man’s allure. Rebecca pulls no…

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21.02.2018

Five things you can do to improve your health – today

Last week, The Telegraph ran a DIY health MOT, featuring 15 questions designed to give you a sense of the kind of shape your body is in. I contributed to the questions, setting a selection of fitness tests to gauge cardiovascular and muscular fitness. The process got me thinking: if you perform poorly on the MOT, or know intuitively that…

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