Essential Marathon Recovery Tips

Completing a marathon is a wonderful achievement, and one that is generally the culmination of many months of training and planning. A marathon is also just about as physically demanding and painful a feat as many people will attempt in their lifetime (mothers excluded), so it is worth not only considering the work...

Seven Of The Best European Cycling Holidays For All Abilities

Cruise The Coast In Sweden It’s hard to believe that Sweden’s only just opened its first national tourist bicycle route, but boy, it’s been worth the wait. Kattegattleden is an eight-leg 370km route that connects Helsingborg in the south with Gothenburg in the north, hugging the west coast all the way through the province of...

Why Urban Surfers Catch Better Waves

If you’ve watched any of the great surfing films, Point Break, Point Break 2: Point Breakier or the recent Point Break remake, you will have noticed one thing straight away – none of them is set in London. That’s because surfing on the Thames is just terrible. The same goes for most UK cities...

Polar M430 Fitness Tracker Review: A GPS Watch That Can Make You A Better Runner

The Short Version Polar’s update of the popular M400 tracker is an excellent mid-range GPS running watch with intelligent coaching features that make it perfect for beginner and intermediate runners. The waterproof tracker also does a good job of logging other sports, although its chunky frame make it less useful for everyday step and sleep...

The Beginner’s Guide To TRX Training

If you’re on the lookout for a way to freshen up a stale exercise regime – and we all need a change from time to time – then TRX training is well worth a go. Once you get to grips with the suspension system, it can be used to pursue many different goals...

Rudy Melo #CantStop at the city limits | One Obsession – Oakley

When Brazilian-born London cyclist Rudy Melo helped to set up the 5th Floor – an urban collective of cycling friends who meet up to race bikes, master tricks, eat post-ride pizza and have fun – he had no idea that he was shaping an influential new zeitgeist within the urban cycling arena. ‘The 5th...

The Meal Plan That Will Get You Lean In 4 Weeks

Starting a rigorous exercise plan is clearly a key part of achieving your healthy lifestyle goals, but it’s important to remember that working out can only get you so far. At least as important is a healthy diet, and a healthy diet doesn’t just mean cutting out on Friday night takeaway binges. You...

Three Ways The TomTom Spark Just Became A Better Fitness Tracker

When looking to create a splash in the fitness tracker market, most companies tend to go the route of producing an entirely new wearable, but TomTom has instead opted to update its line-up of existing devices with a trio of new features – and these make the Spark, Runner and Adventurer watches far...

The Best Goalkeeper Gloves

It takes a special kind of person to want to be a goalkeeper. Choosing to hurl yourself in front of a ball that has been pelted goalwards defies good sense (see: the cowardly way defenders turn away when “blocking” shots), but there’s something admirable in being that last line of defence (just keep...

How To Start Training With Gymnastic Rings

Photography: Glen Burrows. Model: James Stark If you’re like most of the population, your first look at gymnastics rings probably came via the Olympics, courtesy of improbably-muscled athletes doing moves that look like Batman’s warm-up. But now, thanks to the popularity of CrossFit and calisthenics training, more and more gyms are dangling rings from the...


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