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...

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...

F45 Studios Are Opening Nationwide – Here’s What You Need To Know About The Functional Fitness Trend

The first branch of F45 in the UK opened its doors in London Bridge as recently as late 2015 – but by the end of 2017, there are expected to be over 50 franchises all over the UK, adding to the more than 800 worldwide. When a new fitness trend gets this popular,...

Amputee Charlie Lewis On The Freedom Running Gives Him

For Charlie Lewis, running is about far more than keeping fit or clearing his head. It’s about the freedom to explore the world around him and challenging his body to achieve ever greater feats. Lewis knows better than most the benefits of running; he had to endure ten years without it after a...

Three Great Cycle Routes Around Newcastle To Try

Having already given details on some of the best cycle routes to try around London and Manchester, we’re striking out further north for some two-wheeled adventures in and around Tyneside. Sustrans, the UK’s walking and cycling charity, has maps and info on all the UK’s cycle routes, so we asked the experts there for...

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...

What Is A Healthy Body Fat Percentage?

In the past men hit the weights room with the primary aim of bulking up, but today the main fitness goal of many is to “get lean” – namely to strip away the fat in your body to reveal the array of muscles beneath. Think Brad Pitt in Fight Club or Cristiano Ronaldo...

How To Master The Bench Press

Walk into any gym in the world, regardless of its size, location or clientele, and you’ll find they all have one thing in common: there will be a bench positioned underneath a secured barbell ready for the next man to start bench pressing. It’s not surprising that the bench press is such a popular...

Barbell Workouts To Burn Fat Fast

Barbell complexes – workouts where you do multiple moves back to back without putting the bar down – seem simple enough. After all, the weight isn’t heavy – it’s perfectly acceptable to do one with an unweighted Olympic bar. And the rep count isn’t too high. In the instance of our first workout...

Get Faster And Fitter With This Agility Workout

It’s tempting to focus solely on the three Ss – strength, speed and stamina – when training, but regularly slipping an agility session into your schedule will help improve your balance and flexibility, as well as strengthen muscles and reduce your risk of injury – all in ways which directly translate to sports...
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