I've been in this business for 14 years. In that time I have witnessed fitness trends come and go, seen new research change the way we think about nutrition, and experienced how technology has helped reshape the way we track, benchmark and record our fitness.
Over the past few years the fitness magazine team have put numerous spring and summer issues together, always with a focus on getting leaner and fitter (faster) to achieve your best summer body. I think it's safe to say that we have explored every possible angle in the quest for achievable and sustainable weight loss and the best “body-shaping” solutions.
There are many ways to achieve your fitness goals and build a great body, but getting back to basics undoubtably trumps all the quick fixes on the market. I''m talking about the core principles of sculpting a great athletic physique – the real nuts and bolts. Basically, using the right mix of volume and intensity as part of a resistance training programme to reshape your body. It doesn't get any simpler than that!
So, if you're in the market for a shapely, strong and lean physique this summer (and why wouldn't you be?), check out the Beach Ready workout that maps out your next 8 weeks in the gym.
Enjoy issue 68, train hard and have fun!