Fitness

The Long Run

Running drills: your new best friend?

Pip Coates   It might feel like being in the army, but you'll almost certainly get strong and faster.

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Why do you cycle to work?

Fast lane: a cyclist rolls through Sydney..

Michael O'Reilly   Wacky races aside, many people find it's just quicker and easier than other options.

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Boot Camp

Banish run-of-the-mill from the treadmill

Pound out the kilometres if you must, but add some variety to keep boredom at bay.

Michael Jarosky   Get creative and motivated in the gym to run your way into some serious fitness.

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The Long Run

Why proper running gear is worth it

The right gear can make a big difference to your enjoyment of running.

Pip Coates   Yes, you should 'just do it', but you'll do it a lot more comfortably with help from technology.

On Your Bike

Commentary on bikes: it's a vicious cycle

Dark forces: social media comments about cycling can be confronting.

Michael O'Reilly   Open any cycling topic for comments and there'll be more venom than a nest of vipers.

Boot Camp

It's time to work on your beach body

Discipline, motivation and a plan can help get your beach body on track for summer.

Michael Jarosky   A targeted exercise program and some dedication can deliver big results in a relatively short time.

The Long Run

The sport that welcomes every body type

Being overweight or perennially daggy is no barrier to getting out there for a regular trot.

Pip Coates   A bit overweight? Daggy dresser? Chronically unfit? Running welcomes anyone into its broad church.

On Your Bike

This is what cycling should look like

Rush hour: Copenhagen cyclists heading into the city centre.

Michael O'Reilly   Riding around Copenhagen is a stark reminder of how far behind is our bike culture.

On Your Bike

Australian cycling is 'the farthest behind'

Urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen.

Michael O'Reilly   Urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen talks about bike sharing, helmets, traffic and 'avid cyclists advocating avidly'.

Boot Camp

Become the boss of your body

You're the boss, so take control.

Michael Jarosky   You are the CEO of your body, so take charge and turn around your fortunes.

Fitness

Help, I'm obsessed with CrossFit

CrossFit's style is unashamedly in-your-face.

Gary Nunn   Controversial and in-your-face, it’s also hugely rewarding and highly addictive.

The Long Run

When can you resume training after illness?

Exhausted

Pip Coates   Too early and you risk a relapse, too late and you lose valuable conditioning.

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Cycle touring across Norway and Denmark

No one said anything about snow: a soggy surprise on the Rallarvegen.

Michael O'Reilly   With a bike, some camping gear and a set of middle-aged legs, Michael O'Reilly goes on a roll through Scandinavia.

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Boot Camp

Five habits of health and fitness weirdos

The health and fitness industry is chock full of weird ideas and fads that, at times, have little relationship to reality.

Michael Jarosky   Paleo, supplements, fad dieting, and repetition, plus one truly revolutionary option.

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The Long Run

How to train your way through niggles

Regular stretching helps offset age-related niggles.

Pip Coates   Do you know the difference between a niggle and a looming injury? Many runners don't.

Boot Camp

Why are more men fat than women?

Men were built for fitness, not fatness.

Michael Jarosky   Guys, you've dropped the ball on fitness. Here's why, and what to do about it.

The Long Run

Do you race, or just talk about it?

Unless you're toeing the start line, your opinion on where you 'woulda, coulda, shoulda' come isn't required.

Pip Coates   There are plenty of 'coodabeens' out there, but only those who compete win bragging rights.

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On Your Bike

What's the trick to flying with a bike?

Handle with care: it's difficult to keep the weight down while keeping your pride and joy safe.

Michael O'Reilly   Avoiding excess baggage charges and breakages can be a tricky skill to master.

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Boot Camp

Spot reduction? Pfft. Just work harder

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Michael Jarosky   It is possible to target problem areas, but only if you're willing to work hard all over.

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The Long Run

Help, my bum is disappearing

Poor running style or posture can cause your gluteals to get lazy.

Pip Coates   Have you noticed your butt is getting flatter, or disappearing altogether? And not in a good way, as in exercise-induced fat loss?