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Never skip leg day: Five great exercises

There's a reason #neverskiplegday is a thing on social media; lots of people do.  It's one of those gym sessions most people would happily swap for back day, chest day, arms, or in fact any other upper body day you can think of. Why? Because leg day is tough.

Patience: The hardest thing to exercise in resistance training

With the right training and nutrition, it is often said that the average man can gain around 1-2lbs of muscle per month and the average woman around 1lb. Ignore the 'quick fixes', it's patience you need to exercise

What I do when I ‘hit the wall’ in training

'Hitting the wall' is a feared term in endurance circles. But it can happen to a lesser extent in weight training as well. It's that point in training where you feel like you can't go on, where taking just one more step or lifting one more rep can seem impossible. Unless you're an elite athlete, it can happen to anyone, including me. So how do you cope?

Back workout: Five of the best exercises

Back bodybuilding

It can feel like hard graft for little personal reward training a body part that you rarely see unless you're straining in the mirror. But giving your back a good workout is not only sensible from a health perspective (think good posture and core strength) but also from an aesthetic perspective, for anyone lucky enough to behold your impressive lats.