Things women can't resist

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Broad shoulders
Don't get hung up on carving a solid six-pack, it'll be hidden under layers of clothing 95 per cent of the time. Instead, work on sculpting broad shoulders. A study by Cambridge University of more than 700 women found broad shoulders were the most attractive male asset. Why? Not only do big shoulders make you look strong but the wider you are up top, the thinner you appear at the waist, creating that V-shape that drives her wild. Supersets of overhead presses and pull-ups will get you there.
Already the standard choice for rock stars and lazy students, a smattering of stubble is more attractive to the fairer sex than clean-shaven faces or full beards, according to a report by psychologists at Northumbria University. Super-smooth faces ranked last for masculinity and maturity and second to last in attractiveness, so always shave a few days before a night out or first date.
Strong arms
Muscular men are more attractive to women than overweight or skinny guys, according to research by the University of California. That's because, like the fancy feathers on a male peacock, muscles imply virility. Your forearms are the most instantly visible muscles, so target them with reverse barbell curls.
A study of 4,000 women revealed that women find a man's smile the most irresistible thing about him. To keep your gnashers pearly white, avoid coffee, red wine and cigarettes. And when you smile at her, look into her eyes, not at her chest.

Joe Warner
Former editor of Men’s Fitness UK

Joe Warner is a highly experienced journalist and editor who began working in fitness media in 2008. He has featured on the cover of Men’s Fitness UK twice and has co-authored Amazon best-sellers including 12-Week Body Plan. He was the editor of Men’s Fitness UK magazine between 2016 and 2019, when that title shared a website with Coach.