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Taking on a challenge for charity is a noble endeavour and it doesn’t have to require months of training ahead of a marathon or showering yourself in icy water. For this year's Jeans For Genes Day on Friday 22nd September, which raises money to support children affected by...
The stunning setting of Cala Mondrago in the south-eastern corner of the Balearic island of Mallorca is the perfect location to be active, even if the temptation to spend most of your time lying on the Mediterranean beaches is tough to resist. If you can haul yourself off...
You might assume that any advances in cycling fabric technology are only for pros looking to shave milliseconds off their times or MAMILs seeking any advantage possible to make their weekend slog up Box Hill easier. You would be wrong. Those marginal gains in fabric tech also trickle down...
Committing to training for a marathon can result in a slew of changes to your lifestyle, the most notable of which being that you’re going to start running a whole lot more (if that comes as a surprise, maybe this whole marathon thing is a bad idea). Your diet...
When complaining about how tough running is – and even the cheeriest runner has plenty of gripes – it’s easy to take for granted how much is dependent on having good eyesight. That’s not just the obvious, like enjoying the view and staying on the right track, but...
Royal Parks Foundation Half Date for the diary: 8th October 2017 What is it? One to make you feel proud to be a Londoner. A 13.1-miler (21.1km) that raises vital funds for the Royal Parks and all the sport, education, art, wildlife and more that they look after. That oughta make...
If, like many men, your main goal is to trim a bit of excess padding off your waistline, this workout will help you achieve that aim. It will also give you some extra benefits, such as helping you move better. That may not sound exciting but in the...
The Short Version On paper the Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR is an incredibly feature-rich GPS watch for just £219. It’s a full triathlon watch with multi-sport mode and links well with sensors, tracking everything you’d need while offering excellent navigation features that no rivals match at the price point....
Photography: Glen Burrows On some level, it’s the same in every sport: to survive at the top, you can’t afford to make mistakes. Tennis players live or die by their unforced error ratios; the best baseball players don’t so much swing for the fences as refuse to strike out. The...

Kettlebell exercises

Kettlebells are an amazing muscle-building and fat-loss weapon – if you use them correctly. Get the technique wrong, however, and the most likely outcome is lower back pain. To make sure you use them effectively, we’ve enlisted kettlebell king Mike Mahler to provide an in-depth guide to executing the...