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Marathons? Everyone in the office has done one. Tough Mudder? They don’t even give you a timing chip. For anyone in search of a serious test, a triathlon is your go-to. It won’t just test your endurance and fortitude – it’ll force you to learn new skills and...
1. Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal There are plenty of calorie-tracking apps out there, but MyFitnessPal is the most popular for a reason. Its database is colossal, containing over five million foods, meaning the frustration of being unable to log the exact item you’ve eaten is a rare...
Snacking can be the downfall of any attempt at a healthy diet. Opting for nibbles like chocolate, crisps and biscuits can quickly inflate your daily calorie count, and even healthier shop-bought options like protein bars and dried fruit can be teeth-tinglingly high in sugar. Just as it’s easier to...
When starting out on a running kick your first purchase, quite naturally, is likely to be a pair of running shoes. Similarly, if you get into football, rugby, cricket or almost any other sport, you’re likely to pick up some specialist footwear. But when it comes to the...

Home workouts

It can sometimes feel like the fitness industry is in a constant rush to find the next big thing – the new diet, workout class or item of training kit that will get amazing results. In the process, everyone ends up overlooking tried-and-tested tools that do an outstanding...

Weight loss

1. Avoid sugar mixes Think ordering the protein-feast half chicken at Nando’s justifies a cheeky Coke on the side? Think again. A 2017 study published in the journal BMC Nutrition found that having a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal can decrease metabolic efficiency and prime the body to store...
When you’re trying to eat healthy, it’s reasonable to expect that to make a sacrifice somewhere in order to ensure that the dish is genuinely virtuous. You know, cutting out foods that taste great to guarantee the right nutrient profile, or spending ages using complex ingredients to tease...
There are a muddy-pit-full of obstacle course races you can choose to tackle nowadays, but the Wolf Run stands out for its use of natural obstacles. Sure, this may mean swimming across an unbelievably-ruddy-cold lake, but it also means a distinct lack of electric shocks. Before the Wolf Run’s...

How To Do Calf Raises

There are some exercise where you can immediately feel how hard your body is working, and then there are some that can feel pointless while you’re doing them. Calf raises often fall into the latter category – but beneath the surface they are doing a great deal of...
1. Rest less Weights can improve your cardio: in one review of studies, young and old subjects alike saw VO2 max improvements from resistance training alone. Short rests are key – reduce the weight slightly, and aim for 45 seconds or under. 2. Think EDT Escalating Density Training (EDT) is the best...