Ian Richards

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12 Days Of Christmas Swim Workout

This 5,850-yard swim set (all 75s) may be the cheesiest — or best? — workout idea yet. Carve out a good chunk of pool time and prepare to create a …

Swimming gadgets tried and tested: 'Everyone is looking for that little advantage'

Decorated twice at the last Commonwealth games, Jazz Carlin will carry a considerable burden of expectation on her powerful shoulders to next summer's games in Glasgow, where she will compete in the long-course freestyle events that have become her speciality. The training before then must be …

Learning to swim: the incredible joy of jumping in

Most children seem to love jumping into the water – the children I teach would spend the whole swimming lesson leaping into the water if I let them. It is unusual, but the other day one of my adult pupils surprised me by asking about jumping and even diving into the water. He is a new swimmer. He's …

8 Reasons to Start Swimming

Yes, the treadmill is fun and so are those dumbbells, but it can be easy to get stuck in a workout rut. If you're looking for a total-body routine …

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How to Make Adult Swim Training Less Boring

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Eight Weight Loss Mistakes Runners Make

Avoid these common errors that can sabotage your efforts to drop a few pounds.<p><b>Pop quiz:</b> You just went for a run. How many calories did you blast? Chances are your guess outpaces reality, to the tune of, say, a Frappuccino. Overestimating calorie burn is the Big Daddy of runners' weight-loss …

Get fit, get new trainers: the wish list – in pictures

It's that time of year when we all feel like we need a health kick, and what better way to get motivated than by investing in a new pair of trainers? Add a splash of colour to your sporty look with a bold trainer, choose from hi-tech fabrics with the latest technology, and put a spring in your …

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Beginner 30-Day Quick-Start Exercise Guide

One of the easiest parts of starting an exercise program is making the decision to do it. Usually, there's something inspiring you to make a change …

Best Cardio Exercises for Weight Loss, Health and Fitness

Cardio exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your body, whether you want to lose weight, burn fat, improve your health, or do …

The Top 10 Fitness Programs You Researched After New Year's

Top Workouts of 2014<p>1. CrossFit<p>2. Yoga<p>3. Zumba<p>4. Insanity<p>5. P90X<p>6. Couch to 5K<p>7. SoulCycle<p>8. Squat challenge<p>9. Kettlebell workout<p>10. Plank …

Some fresh ideas for keeping to your New Year’s fitness goals

<b>The question:</b> I want to successfully follow through on my New Year's fitness goals. Do you have any tips for me? I have heard and tried the regular ones like setting realistic goals, scheduling workouts into my book and getting a fitness buddy. Anything other tips you can suggest to help motivate …

Fit Teens Have Lower Risk Of Heart Attack Later In Life, Study Shows

Staying in shape as a teen could pay off later on in life, a new study suggests.<p>Published in the European Heart Journal, the study shows that fit teens have a lower risk of experiencing a heart attack 30 to 40 years in the future.<p>However, being fit does not seem to "fully compensate for being …

26 Fitness Trackers Ranked from Worst to First

Fine. You didn’t buy a smartwatch. You were never going to anyway. Meet the fitness tracker: a less expensive, more immediately useful tech product …

7 Fitness Hacks to Help Burn More Calories Each Week

Did you make a New Year's resolution to lose weight or get in better shape? If so, here are 7 fitness hacks to burn more calories each week.

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4 Simple Strategies To Jump-Start Your Fitness Resolutions

Was one of your New Years resolutions to get fit? If so, you might be discovering that it's one of the hardest resolutions to keep (sorry!). It's …

Fitness Icon Jake Steinfeld's Tips on Staying Accountable

When you don't want to get out of bed in the morning for that workout, listen to what fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, the man behind "Body by Jake," has …