What's Your Favourite Piece of Fitness Technology?

We often only think of the technology that makes our lives more productive or entertaining. But what about the stuff that allows us to have the most fun outdoors? Read More >>

Running Shoe Technology Won't Reduce Your Risk of Injury

When it comes to running, it seems technology won't help save you. A new study shows that whatever the technical features of the shoes you wear, you're still at the same risk of injury. Read More >>

Garmin Forerunner 220 Review: a Solid Running-Watch With a Pretty Face

Garmin has been at this running-watch thing for a while. Most recently, the Forerunner 10 was the company's best attempt at a simple, easy-to-read watch, but, for all that, it still wasn't as simple to use as it ought to have been. Enter the Forerunner 220. It's the 10's younger, smarter, better-looking, more sophisticated brother, and it's well worth some wrist space. Read More >>

The Science of Fat

Let's start with a positive spin, shall we? Think of body fat as "potential energy." Calories, which you consume through the food you eat, are fuel. Once these calories make it into your bloodstream, this fuel is burned by your various bodily processes. Yes, your muscles burn them, sure, but so does digestion, breathing, brain function, growing hair, etc. Basic being-alive stuff. Now, sometimes we consume more calories than our bodies are presently prepared to burn. When that happens our bodies say, "Oh dang, I don't need all of this energy right now. I'd better save it, in case I need it later." And so the miracle of fat begins. Read More >>

The World's Most Popular Running Routes, Visualised

With the explosion of exercise apps and fitness trackers, more people than ever are recording the routes they run during their workouts. Now, Nathan Yau from Flowing Data has mined some of that data to visualise some of the world's most popular fitness paths. Read More >>

Poor Fatties are Dying Young Thanks to Laziness

The poorest members of society are risking early death thanks to their inactivity, with researchers finding that people in some of the UK's most deprived spots are failing to raise their heart rates above rest-level idling for most of their sedentary lives. Read More >>

Report: Spotify Wants to Tailor Playlists By Heart Rate and Movement

If your workouts never quite gel with your soundtrack, help may soon be at hand. The Guardian is reporting that Spotify has plans to measure heart rate and motion to help choose you the perfect playlist for any situation. Read More >>

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your New Year's Exercise Resolutions

Raise your hand if you kept all of your New Year's resolutions in 2013. Good, okay, now only raise your hand if you weren't lying just now. Ahh, nice to see both of you. We always start the new year with the best intentions but, man, old habits die hard. Let's see if we can do better this year. Here are five tips that might just help. Read More >>

Taming Adrenaline for Better Workouts

Do you have trouble sticking to workout regimens? Maybe you start off strong for the first couple weeks, but then you start missing them here and there until, eventually, you realise there's a you-shaped cavern in your couch. You're in good company. But there's a tool that our own bodies produce that might just be the missing ingredient. In fact, it can literally make you addicted to your workouts. Read More >>

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Five Weeks, Five Days, Five Reps and Five Sets to Beefcake

I hate being a man sometimes. Eat lean and often to keep trim. Gorge on your body weight in chicken to muscle up. Cardio to strip down. No cardio -- you'll cannibalise your muscle. And don't get me started on carbs. Read More >>

Why Does Arm Exercise Make Your Legs Tired?

Strenuous activity wears you out. No news there. But it turns out that exercising your biceps will make your legs just as tired as working out your quads. And for the first time, researchers seem to know why. Read More >>

A Clip-On Motion Sensor That Lets You Read While Running

It's basically the exact same idea as the Purdue system, but it appears to be a lot more refined. The compact sensor tracks the up and down movements of a runner, and transmits them via Bluetooth to an Android or iOS reading app which subtly moves the text they're reading in sync with their motions. Read More >>

How to Keep Travel From Wrecking Your Body

It goes without saying that modern methods of travel — planes, trains, and automobiles — are a hell of a lot better than ye olde horse and buggy days, but convenience has a cost. Many hours of remaining sedentary exact a serious tax on your body. While nothing you do can make a long trip a zero-impact affair, there are some things you can do to mitigate the stresses you put on your physique. Read More >>

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The Most Random Ways to Burn 200 Calories

Calories are pretty nebulous. We've taken a couple of looks of what 200 of 'em actually look like in terms of real food, but there's a more important question: what do you have to do to get rid of them? You know all the classic answers, but ASAP Science has a couple of stranger alternatives for you to consider. Read More >>

The Xbox One's Secret Killer Feature: Getting You in Shape

Welcome to Fitmodo, Gizmodo's gym for your brain and backbone. Don't suffer through life as a sniveling, sickly weakling — brace up, man, get the blood pumping! Check back on frequently for the latest in fitness science, workout gear, exercise techniques, and enough vim and vigour to whip you into shape. Read More >>

Breathing Smarter For Better Performance

During any form of physical exertion, most people don't think about breath until they're gasping for it. The most advanced exercisers among us are conscious of trying to breathe lower, into their bellies. But there's an even better way, and making this simple switch will get more oxygen into your blood, faster. Read More >>


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