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The 7 Best Heart Rate Monitors to Buy in 2018

Whether you’re an exercise newbie or regular at the gym, a heart rate monitor can help you hit your fitness goals. The gadgets track how hard your …

Wearable Tech

7 hotel room exercises to help you get over jet lag

Be it on your summer holidays or a far-flung business jaunt, here's how working out can help beat the body clock.<p>Besides the fun of fatigue and …

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

A Trainer Tells Us How You Can Build Your Own At-Home HIIT Workout to Burn Major Calories

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts are all the rage right now, and for good reason. HIIT cardio is said to be one of the best ways to burn fat and lose weight. We spoke to Andrew Schuth, a trainer and HIIT expert at Burn60, a performance-driven fitness studio that offers full-body …

Exercise

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

How a Yoga Ball and a Resistance Band Can Help Athletes Build the Best Type of Core Strength

"Anti-core training" is a massively important piece of the athletic development puzzle.<p>The term "anti" refers to the resisting of lumbar flexion, …

Kettlebell Workout For Runners – Men's Running UK

For years kettlebells were considered the preserve of Russian soldiers and circus strongmen.<p>However their fairly recent increase in popularity has …

The 10 Moves You Need to Get a Rock-Solid Core

The appearance of abs doesn’t reflect the strength of your core. If you want nothing but a six-pack, do crunches, clean up your diet, and lose some …

Awesome Exercises You Need To Be Doing: The Hip Hinge

Next up in my “Awesome Exercises You Need to be Doing” series is the Hip Hinge. While the hip hinge is considered one of the more basic movement …

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

<i>By Michael Beck, GQ.</i><p>Getty Images<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the …

How to Start Lifting Weights (the right way)

Have you ever started something new and made yourself feel silly? I wore basketball shoes to cross country practice, so I know the feeling…The truth …

Trim Fat And Stay Energised – Men's Running UK

To be the best runner you can be, you need to be as lean as possible, but if you don’t eat enough you aren’t going to have enough energy to perform …

12 Spring 2017 Trail-Running Shoes, Reviewed

From minimalist mountain racers to surprisingly techy maximalists, there’s no need to compromise.<p>A shoe can make or break the trail-running …

Running

The Normal Person's Guide To Training For A Marathon

So you signed up for a marathon. Good for you! Whether it was a bet, bucket-list item, or impulse decision you’re now regretting—that date is looming …

The Best Running Training Plans

There’s a lot of nonsense floating around the internet, and navigating the tides of misinformation poses a continuous challenge.When seeking online guidance for how to prepare for a running race, a poor choice can leave you injured, overtrained, and in the unenviable position of having wasted weeks …

Tips to nail your training even if you think your fastest days are history

If you listen to your body and take the right approach, you can certainly run fast over 40. Whether that means hitting new paces in your next race or …

The 1 Piece of Advice That Changed My Marathon Training Forever

If you've ever run a marathon, or a race of any distance, you've probably gotten your fair share of running advice. Perhaps you sought it out on the internet or from an experienced runner friend, or perhaps it came to you unsolicited. Either way, there's no shortage of tips and tricks, latest …

How To Get Yourself Into Pull-Up Shape

Bench press? Bicep curl? <i>Pffft</i>. Those moves are peons compared to the pull-up. The classic exercise is the high king of upper body workouts. Why? The …

Workouts

Can’t Do Pull-Ups? Here’s Your Game Plan

There are two inconvenient truths about pull-ups. One, they’re a standard marker of fitness. Two, just performing a single pull-up is extremely …

Workouts

Running tips: The only 2 workouts you need to improve your VO2 max

It has many names: “maximal oxygen consumption,” “maximal oxygen uptake,” “peak oxygen uptake,” “maximal aerobic capacity.” Simply put, your VO2 …

The Magic Mile

How to adapt this time-tested workout to boost your fitness or set a PR.<p>When it comes to effective workouts, mile repeats are a classic and versatile training tool. Popularized back in the late 1970s by athletes such as Alberto Salazar, who ran them before winning his first New York City Marathon, …

Marathon Training 101: What matters most for 42.2K success?

Start of the BMO Vancouver Marathon. Photo: Chris Morris.<p>There’s plenty of information available on how best to plan, prepare and execute your next …

Workout of the Week: Mile Repeats

Mile repeats are an effective workout regardless of your training and racing goals. Photo: www.shutterstock.comIf you’ve been a competitive runner …

3 Travel Size Run Workouts

<i>Short on space? These workouts will keep your run fitness in check no matter where you go.</i><p>Even if you only have a short stretch of road to work …

University of California

Do online marathon prediction calculators offer too rosy a picture? Ian Williams takes a look at the formula, and offers a potentially more accurate one<p>In case you had not realised, it’s marathon season – and I’m not just talking about the one on the telly – there are at least 30 listed in the …

Marathons

10 CrossFit workouts you can do at home

We understand if you can't make it to the gym on certain days. But that's still no excuse to skip your workout altogether.And while CrossFit workouts …

Workouts

5 best CrossFit workouts for traveling

Traveling doesn’t mean taking a break from staying strong and healthy. Even if you are staying at a hotel without a gym, if you can find a little …

5 Steps to Hollow Rock

The Hollow Rock is a core exercise often found in CrossFit and gymnastic workouts. It is also beneficial for endurance athletes, but I rarely see it …

Uncommon Core Workouts For Runners: Farmer's Carry

Stop everything you’re doing and take note of your posture at this very moment.<p>There’s a good chance you are slouched a little, probably sitting in a …

These Podcasts Will Make Your Next Long Run Fly By

Anyone else save their podcasts for their long runs or the runs that you know are going to be super tough? Personally I love listening to <i>This</i> …