The 21 Best Workout Apps

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...
When you consider what skiing involves – pelting down snowy hills at 40km/h-plus with only your skill in using two thin planks strapped to your feet keeping you upright – it’s not surprising that it causes more than its fair share of injuries. It’s not only injury that can...
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...
The barbell squat is the daddy of all leg builders. That’s a belief held by even the most infrequent visitors to the weights room. It works your entire posterior chain hard, while also prompting serious growth in the quads, glutes and hamstrings. It is a compound lift that...
Accepted gym wisdom says that weight training is a matter of lifting things up and then putting them back down. The technical way of saying that is that weight training exercises can be broken down into concentric and eccentric phases. The concentric phase of an exercise is essentially...
This three-workout strength programme focuses on three key lifts, the back squat, deadlift and overhead press. Each one is the star of a workout, and we’ve selected those moves because they’re the most effective for building whole-body strength. The supporting cast includes moves that will prime your body...
To grow a big, wide chest you need to challenge your pecs in ways they have not been challenged before. Which is why doing three sets of ten barbell bench press every Monday and little else is never going to be enough to build impressive pecs. So if you’re...
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...

What Is The Pioppi Diet?

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...

How To Master The Bench Press

Walk into any gym in the world, regardless of its size, location or clientele, and you’ll find they all have one thing in common: there will be a bench positioned underneath a secured barbell ready for the next man to start bench pressing. It’s not surprising that the bench...