This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

Fitness with charlie king

The three exercises I have selected for you this month are all done on the gym bench. Most of you will be used to training selected muscle groups a day – for example, Monday is leg day, Tuesday is arms day, etc etc – but this particular set would be great as part of a boulder shoulder and all-important chest session. They’re simple and great for building shape and definition in the upper body area. Give them a go and watch yourself grow…

01. Incline dumbbell chest press. A really simple exercise that hits the upper chest area hard. Remember not to start too heavy as this could affect form and put stress on the shoulder muscles. Keep the movement controlled and opt for 8-10 reps for 3 sets. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, lie on your back on a bench set at a 15-30º incline. Lift the dumbbells up at arms length so they’re over your chin and hold them with your palms turned toward your feet so your thumbs are facing each other. Slowly lower the weights to your upper chest, hold for 1/2 seconds and then push them back up.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Gay Times - July 17
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - July 17
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.17 per issue
Or 2599 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.99 per issue
Or 299 points

View Issues

About Gay Times

Our July cover star Tommy Dorfman is one of the rising stars to emerge from Netflix’s controversial new series 13 Reasons Why. The 25 year old revels in the controversy, noting that the show has instigated a conversation around mental health in young people that is sorely needed. Incredibly frank, and incredibly cute, we sit down with Tommy for an exclusive, no-holds-barred shoot and interview about his husband, struggles with addiction, gender fluidity and The Spice Girls (duh). Tommy’s unique tone and personality evince a positive response to hardship within the LGBT+ community, and his use of platform to promote love and equality demonstrate his rightful place in the limelight. This responsibility that our idols and icons alike have to enact change and project positive messages cannot be understated in a world increasingly burdened by a cacophony of hatred. Elsewhere in the issue: Paul O'Grady declares war on Russia; Debbie Harry on why she considers herself 'unisex'; Geri Horner on her George Michael tribute; Jonny Pierce on his sexual awakening; Miles Yekinni on why the muslim and gay communities should be standing shoulder to shoulder; plus style, travel, culture and much more!