Thursday, February 21, 2019
Well done. Joining a gym is undoubtedly a positive move if you want to improve your health and fitness – the facilities, equipment and classes available will open up your exercise regime to a vast range of possibilities. However,...
Years ago, when I first joined Men’s Fitness as a staff writer, part of my role was to review new fitness classes. Every issue I was the mag’s group training guinea pig, and over one three-month period I...
If you’re putting in the hours in your gym’s weights room, lifting dumbbell after barbell after kettlebell, it’s only natural to expect bigger, stronger muscles. Unfortunately, if you’re not also making the same effort in the kitchen to...
Photograph: Adrian Lawrence; styling: Emily Kydd The first move many make after a tough run is to flop on the sofa for several hours, ideally surrounded by a sackful of junk food. While no-one is saying you shouldn’t reward...

Cross-trainers

Pity the gym-goer of the early 1990s, for their cardio workout options were limited to the treadmill, exercise bike and rowing machine. That’s because it wasn’t until 1995 that US company Precor introduced the cross-trainer to the world,...
Training with kettlebells can be an excellent way to boost both your strength and cardio fitness (just check out this kettlebell workout guide) and, like dumbbells, they’re small enough and affordable enough for you get for home use....
What’s your gut feeling? According to mounting evidence, that’s one of the most important questions you can ask yourself when it comes to health. Your gut, after all, is responsible for letting in nutrients and water while keeping...
Photography Glen Burrows, styling Lee Holden, hair and make-up Laura Tucker. Hoodie and joggers by Y3 at matchesfashion.com Josh Cuthbert is a busy man. As well as getting back with his band Union J for a new album and...
Stepping on the scale is traditionally a fairly simple affair. You step on, rub your eyes in disbelief at the number given, and step off already mentally knocking a couple of kilos off the weight shown for reasons...

Rowing machines

If you only have space for one piece of gym equipment at your house, it’s very difficult to make a case for anything other than the rowing machine, which delivers a full-body workout as well as improving your...
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