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When you’re about to embark on a fitness kick, perhaps the two most important questions you should ask yourself are what you want to get from it and how can you ensure that you stick with it for life, rather than just a couple of weeks. When it comes...
The chances are you aren’t going to spend the weekend hunting game, but if you were, you’d want a bird-dog by your side. This is not a terrifying hybrid of the two animals, complete with snarling teeth and powerful wings (although that would probably be good for hunting),...

Exercise bikes

In many ways an exercise bike is the best piece of home cardio fitness equipment you can buy. They are relatively compact – compared with a treadmill or elliptical anyway – and you can get a sturdy, high-quality exercise bike for under £500, rather than the £1,500-plus other...
If you want to take your all-round fitness to new heights then you’re going to need a ladder. A workout ladder, to be precise, where you do descending and ascending reps. In this workout you’ll do an inverted ladder, which means you do descending reps of one move...
There are very few people on Earth who would not benefit from adding some Pilates to their day. If you’re training to improve your sporting performance, want to lift more in the weights room, are rehabbing an injury or simply trying to avoid ever picking any up, Pilates...
Here at Coach we’ve made no secret of our belief that an active commute is just about the best way to fit exercise into even the busiest of lives, because the benefits extend well beyond improving your physical health. By running, walking or cycling to work, you’ll also...
When you’re new to the gym it’s very easy to stay in your comfort zone, hitting your cardio machine of choice for a bit then sliding right on out of there. There’s nothing wrong with a cardio workout, of course, but do the same thing over and over...
So building a bigger chest is on your agenda. That’s fair enough. The same can be said for many guys who regularly hit the gym. But before you head straight for the bench press, let us explain a better way to promote new growth in the pecs. That...
As with most things in life, treating running injuries isn’t straightforward and things can get complicated quickly. That’s especially true when fellow runners and Dr Google are throwing suggestions at you left, right and centre. One of those suggestions may well be custom insoles (aka orthoses) but if...

Stomach exercises

If you’re looking to strengthen the muscles around your stomach or harbour dreams of sculpting a six-pack, the good news is that if your fitness regime includes compound moves you’ve got a head start. Exercises like squats and deadlifts work the midriff muscles along with many other areas...
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