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2016 might've been the year of the kettlebell craze, but the versatile piece of equipment continues to enjoy its time in the limelight thanks to its amazing benefits to overall body strength and conditioning. 'There’s a good reason why these scary-looking cast-iron weights are still being used in gyms,’ says celebrity trainer Nick Mays of ikeepfit.com. ‘They’re user-friendly...

Romanian deadlift

Crucial for propelling your in your running, one of the most effective workouts for strengthening your glutes and hamstrings is the Romanian deadlift. Originally developed by Romanian weightlifter, Nicu Vlad, when performed correctly, it involves a hip hinge movement and uses the muscles that are vital in performing other excerises in lifting, jumping and sprinting. While your glutes and hamstrings...
Summer's approaching and it's around this time of year that everyone gets super body conscious. It's okay - you're not alone. Love handles and stubborn fat are a problem for practically all of us. So, if you want to look and feel great, there's a lot of things to consider. Whilst diet and exercise are two powerful tools...
Guilty of neglecting your back muscles? You're not the only one. We often focus mainly on the muscles we see in the mirror and end up completely forgetting about the ones at the back. While our abs may be on point just in time for our summer beach holiday, our back could do with a little work in the...
‘To have a healthy lifestyle, you need to be moderate in your approach to it and not be obsessed about fitness or your diet. It’s good to exercise regularly and be aware of what you eat – that’s how I keep on top of things. I maintain a healthy attitude to my lifestyle, but I don’t really diet....
 1. WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD? ‘Podium Ambition – a not-for-profit company set up by me and my husband a few years ago to get more people cycling. Because our cycling team, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, excelled beyond all expectations last year, we had to step up quicker than expected by recently registering a UCI Women’s professional team. This gives...

Get a summer back

The row, press and lunge   This exercise targets and tones the upper back, shoulders and thighs. If that wasn't enough, it also strengthens the core while challenging your balance, making it a very effective move to include in your workout.  Effectiveness This modified version of the clean and jerk is one of the most effective exercises for toning the whole body...

Running tips for women

Going for a run is probably one of the most popular ways to get your workout on, whether it's hitting the roads or jumping on a treadmill when the weather's gross outside. If you sometimes find running a little tedious, why not challenge yourself to go faster or further? Here are our top tips to smash your run. To the...

Morgan Lake Q&A

Health&Fitness: You turned 20 last week – how does an athlete celebrate her birthday?  Morgan Lake: Probably quite different to how other people celebrate their birthday. I had a full day of training and then went out for a meal with my family and friends. Quite a chilled one – but still nice.  H&F: Looking back at last year, what...
Feeling inspired by Wimbledon? H&F’s Emma Lewis caught up with Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Mixed Doubles champ Martina Hingis on court, to let you in on the hottest tips so you can hit the court with confidence. Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach and owner of Mouratoglou Tennis Academy near Cannes in the south of France (mouratoglou.com) has these tactic tips: Think...

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