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...
Portable, effective, suitable for a variety of workouts and, most importantly, cheap, the resistance band is in many ways the perfect bit of training kit. While they might not be the best for bulking up, if you’re looking to increase strength and build a bit of muscle, a...
Starting a rigorous exercise plan is clearly a key part of achieving your healthy lifestyle goals, but it’s important to remember that working out can only get you so far. At least as important is a healthy diet, and a healthy diet doesn’t just mean cutting out on...
There are some things it’s impossible for a man to do: lick your own elbow, sneeze with your eyes open, or tickle yourself. But one thing you can do is give yourself a sports massage without having to pay a professional masseuse, thanks to the foam roller. Foam rolling...
This training plan from Coach’s sister brand Men’s Fitness has been designed to push your muscle fibres to their absolute limit, eliciting the biggest possible growth response and raising your heart rate sky-high to send your body into fat-burning mode. Giving your body a serious challenge four times a...
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...
You should know by now that you don’t need to spend hours slaving away in a gym to build a bigger, leaner and more functionally fit body. Indeed, more is often less when your training ambition is to look more like an athlete because you need to give...

16 Expert Weight-Loss Tips

1. Upgrade your tastes says Jess Wolny, personal trainer Make it easier for yourself to make better choices. The phrase “acquired taste” is basically redundant for food – all your tastes are acquired, so acquire healthier tastes and you’ll want to eat healthier. Make the change to black coffee instead...
If your Christmas traditions involved settling down to watch burly men achieve incredible feats on The World’s Strongest Man, you’ll likely be familiar with the farmer’s walk, or the giant farmer’s walk as it’s known on the show. The hulking behemoths that compete for the title generally carry...

How To Get Strong

There’s more to training than big muscles. Fine-tune your sessions to ensure you’re making your body stronger and more functional – and improving your everyday life. Boost Your Big Three Tweak your technique in the bench press, deadlift and back squat for near-instant gains. 1. Find your width A narrow grip on...