Miranda Larbi

Miranda Larbi is a freelance fitness and wellness journalist, and qualified personal trainer. When she’s not finding new vegan places to eat, she can be found training for the next marathon or cycling across London on a Tokyo bike.

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How to do a lateral lunge
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Move of the week: lateral lunge – for building stronger legs

Fire up the glutes, hamstrings, quads and adductors with this sideways move.

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How strength training can improve your metabolism

Strength training doesn’t just help build muscle, it also makes our metabolic systems function better.

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Lacing up trainers
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The simple running shoe hack for avoiding black nails and blisters

Sick of losing toe nails? Tired of bursting blisters? This quick trainer lace hack will stop your shoes from rubbing you up the wrong way.

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What you eat before a run is important
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5 energising pre-run breakfasts to keep you running strong

We are what we eat, and never is that so true than with running. Fuel up the right way with these pre-run breakfasts.

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Move of the week: plank row – the anti-rotation core blaster

Activate the core to stop you from rotating as you work those shoulder and back muscles.

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“This sauna blanket helps with muscle recovery – and it’s so relaxing”

Could this be your fast ticket to eliminating soreness?

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What PTs wish they'd known before qualifying
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So you want to become a PT? Here’s what you need to know before booking a course

We asked three top female personal trainers for their advice on training to become a PT.

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Strength training can improve mental health and mood
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How strength training can help improve mental health

Strength training doesn't just make us physically stronger, it can also make us more mentally resilient.

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tofu dish
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Try this vegan Chinese fakeaway recipe to keep your bones strong

If you don't eat dairy, here's a vegan recipe packed with bone-loving calcium.

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How to do: Overhead press
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Move of the week: overhead press is the move for stronger shoulders

Get those shoulder muscles really working with an overhead press – functional fitness at its best.

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Two women do upward dog to warm up before running
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5 core moves that will help you run faster, longer and stronger

A strong core is the secret weapon to running faster, longer and better. Pilates Master trainer Amy shares her top 5 moves for firing up those abs.

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Zinc-rich vegan cacao smoothie bowl recipe

Boost your bone health with this zinc-rich cacao power smoothie bowl – the perfect way to start your day.

How to do: Goblet squat
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Move of the week: Goblet squat – for stronger glutes

Goblet squats are the perfect progression for anyone looking to take their squatting up to the next level.

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Strength training advice from Stylist Strong trainers
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How strength training changes your muscle/fat percentage

Strength training makes us stronger by helping us to build more lean muscle. Here's what that actually means.

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How to do: Floor press
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Move of the week: floor press – the ultimate upper body move

If you can’t get to a weights room for a chest press, floor presses are the next best thing. All you need is a pair of dumbbells and you’re ready to roll.

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Omega-3 rich guacamole
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Try this guacamole recipe for the ultimate brain-boosting snack

A fish-free way of getting your weekly dose of omega-3 fatty acids.

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Sweat is good for your skin - here's why
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Why working up a sweat is the key to keeping your skin looking young

Here’s how to make sure those sweaty workouts don’t affect your skin.

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11 female-founded fitness brands to shop from on International Women’s Day

Support women and upgrade your workout routine with one click.

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Boost your mood with these feel-good recipes packed with vitamin B12

Feeling tired, tingly and miserable? Up your vitamin B12 levels with these deliciously cheezy dishes.

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Move of the week: Bear crawl – the move for a stronger core

Bear crawls are simple in theory but much harder in practice. They're all about firing up the core muscles to prevent any rotation.

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