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. 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...
Training with kettlebells can be an excellent way to boost both your strength and cardio fitness (just check out this kettlebell workout guide) and, like dumbbells, they’re small enough and affordable enough for you get for home use. But don’t just splash the cash on the first one...
Photography: Jonathan Gainer Frank Lampard knows what it takes for an athlete to stay at the top of his game. During his 21-year career as a professional footballer, he won 13 major trophies with Chelsea, including three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a UEFA Champions League. Between...
We all dream of a fully-equipped home gym, complete with several types of cardio machine and more bells – barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells – than a campanologist convention, but for most of us a lack of space makes such an enterprise an impossible fantasy. So it’s best to get...
In the six months since the launch of the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch – the best Fitbit by a country mile – it seems the best-known maker of fitness trackers has been busy, because it has just announced another smartwatch. The Fitbit Versa will go on sale in April...

The 23 Best Workout Apps

Unless you really know what you’re doing, it can be easy to waste time when working out, aimlessly drifting from machine to mat without actually doing much working. You can solve this problem with a personal trainer, or extensive planning, or you can just download one of the many...
Apart from being custom-made for bragging rights, the modern obstacle course race is a much better test of full-body fitness than your typical 10K or cyclosportive. The blend of walls, pits and bars is designed to tax your upper body just as much as your cardio. So consider...