Strength? Check. Power? Check. Co-ordination, tenacity and punch-proof, photoshoot-friendly abs? Check, check and double check. If you’re looking for a sport to make all-round improvements to your body, boxing’s for you. With multimillion-dollar purses on the line at every title bout, sports science is doing its utmost to...
The Hoka One One Clifton line of low-offset running shoes has attracted a dedicated fanbase on the basis of offering maximum cushioning without adding too much weight. Starry-eyed advocates of the Clifton describe its ride as “pillowy soft” or “like running on clouds”. This is a shoe that...

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...
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....

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...
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...
Pioppi is a tiny fishing village in the south of Italy that has a cracking beach and a sea museum. It is also the spiritual home of the Mediterranean Diet and the inspiration for new book The Pioppi Diet by Dr Aseem Malhotra and Donal O’Neill, which aims...
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...

Six Things To Do Between Sets

Take a look around a busy gym and you’ll notice that most men use their rest periods to either check out social media or, worse, check out the other gym-goers they fancy. If you fall into either category, it’s time to change your ways. The good news is...
Sometimes less is more. At least that’s what Garmin is hoping to show with the launch of its new Forerunner 30 running watch, which has heart rate tracking and a built-in GPS, but not a lot else. At just £129.99, however, it might be the best bargain running...