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...

Do You Know How Much Exercise You Should Be Doing?

As a minimum, the NHS recommends that adults undertake 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, plus two strength workouts, every week. There, now you know more than 85% of the British public about the amount of activity you should be doing each week. Try and remember it,...

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...

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...

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...

What Is Metcon?

What is metcon training? Metabolic conditioning or “metcon” for short is a style of training made popular in recent years by the CrossFit community – although the style of training itself is nothing new. The term describes short bouts of higher-intensity training designed to increase metabolic demand and increase energy usage. “Every CrossFitter swears by metcon...

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...

Try The 30-Day Squat Challenge To Shed Fat And Build Functional Muscle

When you’re looking to get back into fitness, or indeed get into it for the very first time in your life, it’s always wise to start with a short and achievable challenge. Giving yourself a target you can complete within a month will give you a motivational boost just as your newfound zeal...

10-Minute HIIT Workouts For The Beach

Most guys hit the gym in the weeks leading up to a beach holiday, only to abandon their exercise routine the minute their feet touch the sand. The smart man, however, will find time for a quick training session in the sun. These high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, workouts will turn you into...
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