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10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

(1) Comments | Posted 9 May 2016 | (00:00)

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core message, which hopefully you will all by now know by rote. Namely there is no point in exercising if you don't eat the correct...

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Four Exercises to Develop Your Quads

(0) Comments | Posted 4 May 2016 | (00:00)

I'm all about helping people understand more about exercise in general and more specifically on occasion, about certain key parts of their body and physique.

My aim is to ensure when you visit the gym, you do so safely and effectively. It's great you have taken the time to get...

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Six Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

(0) Comments | Posted 30 April 2016 | (00:00)

You might have seen on social media some positive bits, thank-you, about my new Lean Gains Bodybuilding Ebook, shortly coming out in bound book form.

The Lean Gains guide is all about helping men and women develop and tone their physique, ostensibly as part of a life improver but probably...

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Five Steps to Ensure You Shred Faster

(1) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (00:00)

The first couple of days of reasonably balmy weather, such as we have had, with a hint of a glint from the sun, naturally turns one's thought to the summer. Then there is the stark realisation summer really is fast approaching and with it comes, tops off time!


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Something for Everyone

(0) Comments | Posted 20 April 2016 | (17:17)

In last week's column we looked at a power endurance workout, which although not hugely complex was certainly for those who have a reasonable understanding about training and lifting. So for the slightly more advanced shall we say.

As a consequence I have been inundated over social by people saying,...

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Power Endurance Workout

(0) Comments | Posted 14 April 2016 | (17:29)

As I said in my last Huffington column, with the summer approaching on the horizon and with it the inevitable gun show, the focus this week is again on exercise.

I am always keen to mix things up. To trick the mind and keep the body guessing....

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Time for the Gun Show

(0) Comments | Posted 7 April 2016 | (16:06)

For the next few weekly columns "Let's get physical" - although sadly for you fans of the diminutive Aussie crooner, this will be a lot more curly than Kylie!

With the vaguest hint of summer on the horizon, with the promise/advent of T-shirts, crop tops, vests and the like. Plus...

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Do You Even Lift?

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2016 | (00:00)


These last few weeks in my column we have covered a number of recurring topics, entirely focussed around the key importance of understanding and implementing nutrition as a core element and principle behind any training/exercise plan. As well as ensuring, if it is...

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Five Workout Finishers to Blitz Body Fat

(0) Comments | Posted 30 March 2016 | (11:08)

Regular readers of my weekly columns will know by now there is no such thing as a free lunch or pass when it comes to training. Success requires sustained commitment and real effort to get the body results you want.

However sometimes, cruelly, all this may not quite be enough!...

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Five Simple Hacks for Better Sleep

(3) Comments | Posted 29 March 2016 | (00:00)

In this column over the last few weeks I have repeatedly spoken about and stressed the importance of nutrition, being as it is an integral part of any successful training routine.

Hopefully some of what has been said appears to have struck a chord. In fact I have had so...

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10 Muscle Building Foods to Add to Your Diet for Faster Gains

(0) Comments | Posted 21 March 2016 | (11:43)

Continuing on my theme about the critical importance of nutrition within the whole fitness/training process. In my Thursday column I talked about healthy snacks. A big thanks to all of you who sent in those great snack recipe ideas.

I posted some of the best on my site www.jameshaskell.com...

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One Piece of Gym Equipment for Faster Gains

(1) Comments | Posted 20 March 2016 | (23:00)

If, Robert Hicks the digital editor of Men's Health or Mail Online journalist Sara Malm, you are actively engaging with our Lean Gains Bodybuilding programme, you are looking to develop and build muscle. So you're probably already doing most of the key exercises when you hit the gym.


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What Constitutes a Healthy Snack?

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2016 | (23:00)

I have written a lot about nutrition in this column over the last weeks and I propose to write a lot more!

I am on crusade you see to try to persuade people to the hard fact, if you don't eat the right food to properly fuel your training, you...

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Can't Improve Your Bench Press? Read This

(0) Comments | Posted 14 March 2016 | (23:00)

Following on from my last couple of articles about getting started in fitness training. Understanding a little more about what it's all about and hopefully picking up some useful advice and tips, as to how to start to go about things in a way that right for you.

Continuing the...

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My Guide to Getting Started Into Fitness Part Two

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2016 | (10:59)

I hope you enjoyed reading last Thursday's article in this column; found it of some use and help concerning the oft vexed question as to how you start to train properly and effectively.

As I said, the article was split into two parts as there is a lot to cover....

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What Is Calisthenics?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 March 2016 | (23:00)


People have seen bits on social media about some of the extra curricular work I do with my mate James Greenwood. So I get asked all the time "What is a calisthenics workout?"

The answer is pretty mundane when compared to...

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Banning Tackling in Rugby? Instead We Should Teach Children to Tackle Properly and Safely

(11) Comments | Posted 2 March 2016 | (11:11)

The problem with all of these great schemes and notions is two-fold. They are inevitably dreamt up by people who have no practical experience in these matters, plus they never allow for the fact that children grow up.

Let's not have any sort of recognition structure, in case it upsets...

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My Guide to Getting started Into Fitness - Part One

(0) Comments | Posted 2 March 2016 | (10:14)


This is probably the question I got asked the most. In this day and age everyone has a basic understanding about the importance and need to take some regular exercise. However if this involves more than walking the dog then there is stuff...

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Why (And How) to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

(1) Comments | Posted 24 February 2016 | (16:32)


It's not vastly complex but nevertheless competent training can be a tad complicated. However the one great benefit of this is it completes dispels the ludicrous lean in 15 and get fit in a week style plans, which are bandied about...

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Five Exercises for Shredded Abs

(0) Comments | Posted 18 February 2016 | (15:02)

It might not feel like it right now, but summer is only a few months away. Which means if you want to turn heads on the beach, the hard work needs to start NOW.

It's safe to say that no physique is complete without a set of steel-cut abs. Big...

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