Workouts

Strength training tips, workout advice and expert commentary from our ambassadors.

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    “How exercising helped me find new coping mechanisms for my OCD”

  • I tried yin yoga for a month and here's how it changed how I see yoga.
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    “I tried yin yoga for 30 days – here’s how it changed the way I feel about yoga”

  • Training in the heat can make you fitter, faster and stronger.
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    How training in the heat could make you a faster and fitter runner

Latest Stories

Why you should do wall push-ups.
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5 wall-based exercises to do when it’s too hot for the gym

No equipment? No problem – we’ve all got a wall we can use.

Posted by
Jessica Harris
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9 tips for running in hot weather
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How to stay comfortable running in a heatwave

Avoid heatstroke, cramps and exhaustion.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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6 tips to speed recovery post workout on a hot summers day
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The 6 crucial steps to helping your body recover after a hot weather workout

How to stay cool and calm, post-workout.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Sleep better with these yoga poses.
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The quick pre-bed stretch workout for sleeping in the heat

Cool down and relax with these dreamy moves.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Nyima Jobe
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“As a Black woman, swimming has taught me to feel good about my body – and it can help you too”

Swimming – like other forms of exercise – can be a tool for becoming your fittest self.

Burpees are the worst - why do we do them?
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Burpees are the worst – so do we really have to do them to get fit?

No one likes a burpee, so why do any of us put ourselves through doing them?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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How to add a cardio finisher to your strength training workout
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How to add a cardio finisher to your strength training workout

End your session with a bang.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Chloe Gray with a squat rack
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How do you actually set up a squat rack?

Don’t be put off by the big mounds of metal.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Stretching: best yoga stretches to do for just 5 minutes every day
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Try this easy 5-minute stretching routine if you don’t feel like being active

Simple, but very effective.

Posted by
Alice Barraclough
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30 day splits challenge for flexibility
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“I did a 30-day splits challenge and here’s what I learnt”

Can you go from standing to splits in a month?

Posted by
Funmi Olutoye
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when to take a rest day
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When to decide whether to skip or push through a workout

Exercise can feel impossible somedays – here’s how to tell if you need a rest.

Posted by
Jess Bacon
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Kezia Rice
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“Why I’d rather go for a run than a drink on a first date”

Are running dates the next big dating trend?

A woman doing a bench press with a barbell overhead
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Is this muscle building technique really worth it?

We put pre-exhaustion to the test.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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I tried skipping for two weeks and this is what happened
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“I tried a month-long skipping challenge and here’s what happened”

There are lots of fitness gains to be made from skipping regularly.

Posted by
Sarah Shaffi
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A woman on a leg press machine with a personal trainer
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How to make the most of your gym induction

They’re not just a tour of the gym, you know?

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Are you doing too much HIIT?
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Let’s talk about how daily HIIT could be impacting our health

If you tend to do five HIIT sessions a week, it may be time to stop.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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A woman in a low plank position doing a pilates workout
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4 pilates exercises that will build the strongest core of your life

Work your entire midsection with these strengthening exercises.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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A woman looking up a set of stairs about to run
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“Can we have an honest conversation about ‘exercise motivation’?”

Writer Chloe Gray explains how she got over the need to feel excited for every workout.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Chloe Gray
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All the reasons why your workout needs giant sets

Leave your muscles on fire.

how long does it take to see results from strength training?
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How long does it take to feel and look stronger from training?

They say it takes eight weeks to notice a difference – how true is that?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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