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Trying to be MR COVER MODEL

We have mags and social media accounts telling us daily to GET BIGGER BICEPS NOW and TRIM DOWN FOR SUMMER in 12 WEEKS while, posting pictures so seemingly unachievable results for an everyday Joe.

Chris jones: average joe mo

Maximuscle asked me if I wanted to take part in their Home of Gains 12 week body transformation and, I’ll be honest, I was dubious! I felt like I’d tried so many similar routines before, but they offered to take me to train at their new Home Of Gains gym, The Foundry, with personal trainer Richard Cross. He has one of those physiques for a PT where you just utter “make me look like you, plsz” – and he certainly whipped me into shape. Richard actually made me feel like a total beginner and he debunked certain myths that I’d picked up from a lot of ‘pros’ over my years of attempting to be a wannabe fitness freak. I found I was even holding my dumb bells incorrectly when doing a bench press! I had a lot to learn…

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Out of the Blue: Simon Webbe on why we need to stand up and start talking about mental health. Elsewhere in the issue, Five to Five recreate Take That's iconic Do What U Like video; Julian Clary on embracing one's queerness; celebrated queer actor Cecil Baldwin speaks out against HIV stigma; Shania Twain on the comeback she thought would never happen; Francis Lee on his 'British Brokeback' God's Own Country; an expanded style section that will leave you gagging; plus opinion, travel and much more.