Given the enduring popularity of fitness trackers and the muted reaction to the first generation of smartwatches, it’s not that surprising that the latest offerings of the latter have made significant steps to appeal to the sporty crowd. Apple...
Diseases of the heart and circulatory system (CVD, or cardiovascular disease) were the second most common cause of death in the UK in 2014 with about 155,000 deaths, or 27% of deaths overall – only just behind the...
I have been running for years but I don’t seem to lose any weight. Why is this? Low-intensity cardio training, such as jogging, is one of the most popular tactics for weight loss but it’s far from the best. Long-duration,...
Your session is about more than the moves you do, the weights you lift, and even the sets and reps you push yourself through. A few tweaks can make all the difference between a session that's a total...
MF's Ben Ince takes a trip to the O'Neill Surf Academy in Watergate Bay, Cornwall, to improve his skills in the water. In addition to being taught by the academy instructors, Ben spent time developing his technique with...
The Short Version When we saw Huawei was releasing a tracker with GPS for £80 we were intrigued – but unsure if it would work as expected at that price. As it turns out, not only does it work, it...
From the comfort of an armchair, several of the world’s great challenges seem something of a stroll. That gentle slope of Kilimanjaro – how hard can it be? The Iditarod – you just stand on a sledge, right?...

Cross-trainers

Pity the gym-goer of the early 1990s, for their cardio workout options were limited to the treadmill, exercise bike and rowing machine. That’s because it wasn’t until 1995 that US company Precor introduced the cross-trainer to the world,...
These workouts follow a superset protocol, where you perform two different exercises back-to-back. It’s an efficient way of stimulating the working muscles to grow bigger. This workout comprises two chest-based moves, two triceps-focused moves, straight sets of cable...
Congratulations on winning bronze – were you happy with that? Of course we were aiming for gold. Germany have a great team right now , but they won last year’s world championships and before them no-one had won the...
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