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Hypertrophy

How to add muscle and stay shredded

Adding size without increasing body-fat levels can be done, but requires a total overhaul of the way your train, eat and recover, says Ryan Terry Ryan Terry is an IFBB pro men’s physique model, Arnold Classic European men’s physique champion 2013 and a USN sponsored athlete. He is based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. When I first started training all I really cared about was my abs. I did a lot of cardio, swimming and gymnastics and worked my abs daily. There were very defined but had no real depth or thickness. And I thought carbs were the devil and spent most…

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Steve Cook: why it’s not about the six-pack

Steve Cook, the world’s number fitness model, explains why he wants a performance, as well as an aesthetic, outcome from his training Steve Cook is an IFBB Pro athlete and the founder of Swoldier Nation. He lives in Boise, Idaho. ‘For so long it was about the physical but recently I’ve wanted to be more functional. What set that off was being inspired by the rugby player Sonny Bill Williams. He’s a sportsman with a world class physique.’

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Hypertrophy

Is how you train making you unhappy?

There is no ultimate destination when trying to build a better body, so learning to enjoy the journey means you’ve already won, says Steve Cook Steve Cook is an IFBB Pro men’s physique competitor, international fitness model and founder of Swoldier Nation. He is based in Boise, Idaho. Losing at the 2013 Olympia physique contest was a good thing for me. A lot of people were surprised but it made me ask myself some questions. I don’t do what I do to place at a show. I do what I do for me, because it makes me feel good. It took…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Think like an artist to build your best-ever body

Nick Mitchell is a leading body composition expert and the founder of the Ultimate Performance global personal training gym. He is based in Los Angeles. Picture a potter at his wheel, sitting in front of a lump of clay. To shape and sculpt it into a thing of beauty, he must understand the science behind his craft, and have the experience of putting that knowledge into practice as efficiently and effectively as possible. Yet he must still constantly make small yet significant touches to the clay to mould it and keep it advancing towards the finished product he ultimately set out…

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Hypertrophy

Use an uneven split to get perfect symmetry

If you want to sculpt a balanced physique then you need to adjust your training schedule according to how you look and feel, says Anton Antipov Anton Antipov is an IFBB professional physique  athlete. He is based in Brooklyn, New York. Iron Insights 1 Prioritise weaknesses Your body doesn’t know what day it is so there’s no law that says you have to train chest on a Monday. I like to put my weaker muscles groups first in the training week and train them more frequently. I tend to sometimes skip my more powerful muscle groups. 2 Flexible frequency My shoulders…

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Fat Loss

Stay in shape year round

Olly Foster is one of the UK’s most well-known and respected fitness models and personal trainers. He is based in London. How important is it to maintain your physique all year round? Fitness models aren’t bodybuilders because instead of having to get in peak condition once or twice a year, we need to stay in pretty decent shape all-year round. You never know when you might be needed for a last-minute shoot or ad campaign so you always need to be within touching distance of looking good, even more so these days with so many people trying to break into…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

Build physique model abs

Kirk Miller is one of the UK’s leading fitness models and a Physique Elite master trainer. He is based in London. As a professional fitness model the one question I get asked above all others is ‘what’s the best way to get a great six-pack?’  So, I’ll let you into a little secret. There isn’t one. But here’s what I know because it’s worked for me and may work for you too. Firstly, I want to dismiss some of the most common six-pack myths. You may know them already, or you may not, but they are worth reinforcing. Everyone can…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy Nutrition

Tom Coleman: What I know

Tom Coleman is a WBFF pro model and USN ambassador. He is based in Essex. My biggest breakthrough Fixing my diet I’ve been training now for more than 12 years and I have always trained in the classic bodybuilder style of using free weights and going heavy. But since I decided to take my training to new heights I have found that changing my diet has had the biggest impact. Consuming the right foods at the right time is the key to pushing to the next level, so long as your training is spot on. I realised I was not…

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Olly Foster: What I know

Olly Foster  is one of Europe’s leading fitness models and personal trainers. He is based in London, England. My biggest breakthrough Understanding tension By learning how to create tension using even the lightest weight I have found I am able to recruit many more muscle fibres during every rep. The result is better quality gains over time. To fully understand tension you also have to become aware of tempo which allows for better form, lifting with intention based on your programme goals – strength or hypertrophy. As a youngster it was all about what I could lift, whilst now it’s…

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Kirk Miller: What I know

Kirk Miller is one of the UK’s leading fitness models and a Physique Elite master trainer. He is based in Coventry, West Midlands. My biggest breakthrough Valuing variety 
There are three things I realised as I became more experienced in the gym, and they all had a huge impact on my physique. Introducing variations in the tempo at which I perform reps, and experimenting more with different rep ranges was very important, plus learning to focus on quality movement patterns and control with the correct weight, rather than just trying to go as heavy as possible all the time. My…

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