Back in 1996 if you mentioned HIIT most people would probably have assumed you were talking about an Oasis record rather than an exercise style, but it happens to have been the year one of the most well-known branches of HIIT was born: Tabata training. What Is Tabata Training? Tabata...
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...
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...
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...
In the past men hit the weights room with the primary aim of bulking up, but today the main fitness goal of many is to “get lean” – namely to strip away the fat in your body to reveal the array of muscles beneath. Think Brad Pitt in...
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...
Everyone knows you should do some stretching after a run, just like everyone knows you should eat five servings of fruit and veg a day. But knowing something and doing it are very different things. Most people just want to take off their trainers and hit the shower...
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....
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...

How To Do The Cable Row

When it comes to adding serious size, it is arguably cables (rather than dogs – sorry) that are man’s best friend. The pulley attachment creates a constant level of tension that free weights struggle to beat. And the cable row is one of the best cable exercises around,...