Does Stretching Before Exercise Actually Help?

Everyone tells us to stretch before exercise, but does it actually help improve performance and recovery? Read More >>

This Unbelievably-Ripped 70-Year-Old Man is Not a Cyborg

Now this is how you take care of your body. Meet Sam 'Sonny' Bryant Jr. He's a 70-year-old bodybuilder who doesn't look a day over 40 and is so ripped that he puts those much younger than him to shame. His muscles look so good they could be CGI. That, or Sonny is actually a cyborg. Or a time traveller. Read More >>

Flabby Coppers are Failing Compulsory Fitness Tests

Freedom of Information requests have unearthed some poor fitness levels among certain police forces, with 363 officers across 27 UK forces failing to puff their way through their new compulsory fitness exams. Read More >>

Stoke-on-Trent Attempting to Curb Obesity with Motivational Text Messages

The UK's number of obese people is on the rise, and is set to cause quite a strain on the NHS if something isn't done to prevent it. Taking a slightly-unorthodox (if forward-thinking) approach is Stoke-on-Trent council. It is hoping the power of the text message will get people up, out and exercising. 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 >>

Would You Use a Treadmill Desk?

This one's got me stumped. I honestly can't figure out if this is brilliant or just totally, totally stupid. In an effort to get fit in a desk-bound life, would you consider investing in a treadmill desk? Read More >>

Garmin's Vívofit Fitness Band Will Remind You to Get Off the Couch

With its new Vívofit fitness tracker, Garmin's entering a market that's getting more and more crowded every day. But while other fitness bands allow motivated athletic types to set daily goals and strive to improve themselves, the Vívofit seems to cater to those of us who need a lot more encouragement to get off the sofa, or leave our desks to take a quick walk around the street. And that's a good thing. 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 >>

Avoid Injuries With Smart Sneakers That Tell You How to Run Properly

A daily run can be great for your health and fitness, but it can actually be harmful too if not done properly. Of course the right shoes are an important part of the formula, especially this sensor-laden pair developed by the Fraunhofer Institute which provide real-time feedback on your running style, and how to improve it. Read More >>

This 'Check' Fitness Training Gadget Knows to Warn You When You're Knackered

From sports-orientated wristwatches to apps that have you fleeing from a zombie horde, there are plenty of tech-savvy ways to get in shape these days. But while many are prepared to push you that extra mile, few (if any) care about the state your body is in before egging you on. Check by FAM Sports bucks that trend. Read More >>

The Best Fitness Apps

Technology is great and all, but it has an uncanny ability to turn the best of us into slovenly couch-dwellers (he says, literally writing this from a bed with a burger in one hand and beer firmly grasped in the other). However, not all tech dooms us to an eternity of bedsores and processed horse meat -- as these superb (and mostly free!) fitness apps prove. Read More >>

Misfit Shine is a Miniscule Fitness Tracker So Small You Won't Care About Wearing It

The size of a fifty-pence piece, the Misfit Shine may be the most discrete fitness tracker yet. Fully waterproof and made primarily from aluminium, it's both sturdy and subtle enough for you to need never take it off which, for a real hypochondriac fitness fanatic is the wearable dream. Read More >>

The Realistic Guide to Learning How to Run

Step 1 -- Go running. The astute reader might've noticed that, in contrast with the established rules of guide-writing, I have effectively started at the end. Well done; pat yourself on the back, astute reader. The best possible advice for a new runner is to try and run a mile, then two...then run a 5k, throw up and don't run again for two weeks. Congratulations, you are now a runner. Read More >>

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Supplements to Help Turn You From Cupcake to Beefcake

Looking to bulk up and trim down all at the same time? You'll need all the help you can get. Here's a complete supplement stack for anyone who isn't afraid of a little caffeine. Okay, a lot of caffeine. 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 >>


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