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...

The Best New Road Running Shoes for 2017

When embarking on a running kick, the one piece of kit it’s really worth putting some time into selecting is a top-notch pair of running shoes. You can of course run in any old shoes, but that could well put you on the fast track to injuries, sluggish times and a generally unpleasant experience....

Five Tips To Help You Start Running To Work

There are many strong arguments for running to work. It saves you money, lets you avoid the brutal crush of public transport or the teeth-grinding frustration of traffic jams, and clears space in your free time to enjoy hobbies other than exercise. If you opt for a morning run commute, you’ll arrive at work...

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...

These Core Exercises Will Make You A Better Mountain Biker

Photograph: Dan Hearn/Red Bull Content Pool A good core workout is something you’ll never regret doing. Whether you’re training for a certain sport or just trying to improve your posture when sitting at a desk, spending some time on your core is an investment that always, always, pays off. According to mountain biker Dan Atherton,...

Six Exciting Features On The New Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

The smartwatch world has been waiting for fitness tracker trailblazer Fitbit to make its entrance. It has finally obliged with the Fitbit Ionic, which adds features like contactless payments, notifications and music storage alongside novel fitness tracking tech. The design of the Ionic takes its cues from the Fitbit Blaze, with a square colour...

How To Prevent And Treat The Five Most Common Football Injuries

The start of the football season is an exciting time, one filled with dreams of leading your amateur league team to glory, getting spotted by a scout and signed by a top club, then firing England to a World Cup win by scoring a hat-trick in the final against the Germans. But all of...

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...

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...

What We Can All Learn From MAMILs

MAMILs, or middle-aged men in Lycra to give them their full name, take a lot of undeserved flak. Their love of cycling and all the tight, tight clothes that come with it is often chalked up to a mid-life crisis. Where in the past they might have turned to golf or a fancy...


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