Tuesday 24 October 2017

Getting fit with weird workouts

Retro running isn't the only unusual style of fitness to come into vogue, as these increasingly popular routines show:

Kettle-bell training

Originally popular with the Russian army, this form of free weights exercise can work wonders for upper body strength. But be warned: if you use them incorrectly, you can hurt yourself badly.

Fartlek

It's a Swedish word, meaning "speed play" and combines high intensity work with less strenuous exercise. It's commonly practised outdoors.

Cross-training cycling

Elliptical machines have long been a gym staple, but these bikes marry that swinging leg movement with two wheels and a handlebar. Awkward to get the hang of initially, but an increasingly common sight in a park near you.

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