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A resistance band is one of the smartest additions you can make to your fitness arsenal. They’re cheap, available everywhere and can be used for a huge variety of exercises. “Incorporating a resistance band into your workout has many benefits and can make a great addition to a strength-based...

UK Cycling Events

There’s a big world out there, and those who criss-cross it on bikes are seeing more of it than anyone else. Cycling trips are big business now, and recreational riders are flocking to these gruelling yet atmospheric events to emulate the likes of Chris Froome. But the hardest...
Some people love treadmills and spend most of their gym time on them. Some people loathe the most torturous of cardio machines and swerve them every time. For the lovers, we’ve got six new ways to spend time with your favourite bit of kit and four workouts for...
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...
Start refreshing your inbox and hovering by your letterbox, the London Marathon 2018 ballot results will be announced this week. Some runners will already have learned their fate, and everyone who entered the ballot will receive their results before Monday 9th October. If you don’t get anything by...

How To Do Box Jumps

When House Of Pain exhorted the world to jump around, jump around, jump around, jump up, jump up, and indeed get down, they were almost certainly not lauding the benefits of adding plyometric exercises to your training regime. But that doesn’t stop the song being great workout advice. Throwing...
There are very few people who would say no to running a little faster. No matter what your favourite distance is, and how relaxed your approach to the sport is, the need for speed is hard-wired into the human psyche. When you first start running simply doing more of...
Barbell complexes – workouts where you do multiple moves back to back without putting the bar down – seem simple enough. After all, the weight isn’t heavy – it’s perfectly acceptable to do one with an unweighted Olympic bar. And the rep count isn’t too high. In the...
If there’s one piece of training kit to splash out on, it’s a foam roller. Without good mobility, your efforts to get stronger, build muscle or even sit comfortably at your desk will be futile. This simple tube, when used right, can soothe tight muscles before, during or after...
Running becomes a very different proposition when you cross the 90-minute mark. Instead of stepping out the door with the bare essentials and the freedom to run wherever you like, you need to plan your nutrition and tailor your route to include stops for refuelling. Planning your nutrition for...