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The Short Version The Garmin Forerunner 35 might not be the prettiest tracker on the market, but it is packed full of features, including a built-in GPS and optical heart rate monitoring. It’s an especially good option for runners, with...
If you’re starting to feel that your regular workouts aren’t quite hard enough for you anymore, then we have just the thing. This circuit training session from Jude Samuel, former MMA fighter and current BAMMA matchmaker, works the...
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Given how popular high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become in the past few years you might assume that it’s a relatively new concept, but that’s nothing like the truth. As early as 1912 Finnish runner Hannes Kolehmainen used...
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