Resident MAXIM fitness guru ALEXA TOWERSEY explains how to build bigger pins — one at a time…
There are two types of people who think single-leg training is for pussies — those who don’t do it and those who suck at it… most likely because they don’t do it.
Single leg work is an effective way to build lower body strength and size whilst working around injuries. It can help bulletproof the body, stabilising the hip and knee joints, and addressing any structural imbalances. And if the word “functional” is going to continue to be thrown around, single-leg training fits in every sense of the word given that our entire existence pretty much requires that we move one leg at a time. Now, while I totally get that single-leg training might not stroke the ego of all you hard-gainers out there, effectively having to take a step back and lift half the weight you think you should be, I’m going to assume you’re all smart enough to be open-minded and at least give it a go.
Evening out asymmetries between your two sides should always be a priority and part of building a solid foundation. If you’ve got strength, mobility and stability on both legs individually, you’re going to be strong AF when using both at the same time. Imbalances can be related to flexibility (the length of soft tissue or muscle), mobility (the range of motion around a joint), strength and/or size…
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“YOU JUST KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN.”
As this month marks the 10th anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death, former U.S. Navy SEAL ROBERT O’NEILL shares his incredible story about the night he fired the shots that killed the al-Qaeda leader. In this edited extract from his book The Operator, O’Neill tells us how eliminating the world’s most wanted terrorist, during the raid at his Abbottabad compound on May 1, 2011, all went down…
The successful pageant model, talented artist, rising actress and reigning Miss Bikini United States, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, proves you can achieve absolutely anything with the right mindset...
— Eric Bana — THE DRY LOOK
Eric Bana may be the star of Robert Connolly’s mystery thriller The Dry, one of the biggest Australian box office hits in years, but it’s his suave wardrobe that’s the real scene stealer. To coincide with the film’s digital release, MAXIM sat down with AFI award-winning costume designer CAPPI IRELAND (above) to talk practical dressing, wheat farmers and Tom Ford sunglasses…
METEOR ON THE HORIZON
Bugatti’s radically-lightweight new fireball the Bolide...
She is wild and free. She was born to travel. She is a model, influencer, media assistant, yoga teacher and personal trainer, but her goal is to work less and live more. She is a nomad with a strong need to experience and understand the world around us. And she prefers to do it all while wearing only her bikinis…
Sydney-based couple SCOTT & MINA O’NEILL retired at 28 after building a $20 million commercial property portfolio in just 10 years. They also set up their own business, to help thousands of others on the same road, and in this edited extract from their new book they share some insight on how you can do it, too…
Pot pesto, hemp-smoked soft cheese, craft cocktails, pizza with marijuananara sauce, weed flour and even Hashish Fudge. Yes, we take a look at the future of “high dining” and the talented chefs leaving their jobs at esteemed restaurants to produce cutting-edge cannabis concoctions…
Training For Your Life
MAXIM fitness guru ALEXA TOWERSEY takes you on a personal journey on how fitness can be beneficial to your mental health…
The Architect's Elixir
One-hundred and fifty collectors have the opportunity to acquire HENNESSY X.O decanters created by the great Frank Gehry...
Marathon Man Turning Right At The Garden Gate
Ultra-runner KAY BRETZ beat the race record of Australia’s Big Red Run by more than five hours and was awarded the Ultra Performance of the Year Award at the 24-hour world championships in France — but it took a significant change in mindset to do it. In this excerpt from his latest book, the elite athlete shares his amazing personal journey on overcoming physical, mental and professional challenges to achieve his success…
My husband gave me a sledgehammer for my birthday. Yes, a sledgehammer. Turns out, it was exactly what I needed
Ditch Your Dusty Workout Excuses
The first step to fitness? Conquering your can’ts.
You don’t have to spend hours in the gym to reap the health benefits of exercise.
Beyond Human: The Genetic Shift In Bodybuilding
The Bodybuilding Ecosystem People often fail to grasp the significance of turning points, if even aware of such events.
Lift Your Own Spirits
We all feel down now and then, especially lately. These techniques can help you bounce back.
Booze and Lose Muscle
Alcohol consumption will likely decrease muscle size and strength.
Classic Training Camp
I guess it all started with falling in love with the gym and training. I played a lot of sports growing up. My parents were those parents where if I said I wanted to try something, they put me in it.
Best Squatting Techniques for Maximum Muscle Growth
The squat’s radical capability to boost muscle growth and strength stems from the large muscle groups activated during the squat, such as the quadriceps and gluteus maximus.
Creatine: The Best Forms
New products and formulations are introduced to the supplement market every day. However, it is very rare for a product or especially an ingredient to create noteworthy evolution in supplement performance. Arguably, the greatest leap up this axiomatic evolutionary ladder occurred with the advent of creatine supplements in the 1990s. Creatine has proven over and over to be “the real deal” in clinical research and broscience. It’s a muscle-building, performance-enhancing supplement that nearly all athletes should use.
Crush Your Excuses!
Eliminate the Top 6 and Get the Physique You’ve Always Wanted “Excuses are just lies we tell ourselves.” –Unknown