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...
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...
If you go to gym to lift weights, do cardio or both, or you regularly pound or pedal the pavement for your fitness fix, eating lots of protein will help rebuild and repair the damage done to your muscles for a stronger, leaner body. But eating a stack...

37 High-Protein Foods

Protein has never been more popular. It’s so popular every food producer’s cramming the stuff into their grub. Should you so desire, you can start your day with a bowl of Weetabix Protein, dine on high-protein bread or pasta, and snack on a protein-packed Bounty bar in 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 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...
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...

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...