This Is the Ultimate Gift for the Fitness Lover in Your Life

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If you’re shopping for the fitness lover in your life, the WHOOP strap really can’t be beat. Fitness is often a numbers game: How fast did you run? How far did you ride? How many pounds did you lift? What gets lost in pursuit of those numbers, though, is how well you recover. After all, that’s where the magic happens—when the body’s immune system repairs the micro tears in the muscles caused by exercise, which helps build them back stronger than before.

As recovery has become one of the fitness industry’s biggest buzzwords, technology has risen to meet the occasion. Wearables (the top fitness trend of 2020, according to an annual report by the American College of Sports Medicine) no longer track just steps and calories burned, but recovery time, energy reserves, and stress levels

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Our Fitness Editor Shares the 5 Best Alternative Chest Exercises for Building Bigger Pecs



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In England at least, gyms are back open, so some of you can stop relying on press-ups and floor presses to build your chest. Hurrah. But now you’re back in the gym, don’t just replace your tired old chest exercises with more tired old chest exercises, or, at the very least, learn a couple of new moves to keep your workouts fresh.

To help you out, our fitness editor, Andrew Tracey, has selected five alternative chest exercises to add to your chest-day arsenal and get your pecs seriously pumped. You’ll find the moves below. As with all workouts, technique is key, so check out the video above to see Tracey performing the moves as they were intended.

Before you hurry off to watch, just one word of warning. When it

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Harry Kane to be fit for Spurs as Thomas Partey faces late fitness test for north London derby

It’s almost time for the first north London derby of the season as Tottenham host fierce rivals Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs go into this round of games top of the Premier League and could be serious title contenders this season – but it is a completely different story for Arsenal.

It appears Harry Kane will actually be fit to feature against Arseanl after an initial injury worry

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It appears Harry Kane will actually be fit to feature against Arseanl after an initial injury worry

The Gunners have struggled and find themselves down in 14th with their star players struggling for form in the first ten games of the season.

Tottenham had a number of injury concerns earlier this week but their biggest fear was over star striker Harry Kane – who appeared likely to miss Sunday’s derby.

But manager Jose Mourinho provided a positive update on the England captain’s fitness and tipped him to start against the Gunners.

“I believe he is going to be

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8 Fitness Gift Cards For Your Virtual Workout Crew

The new year is so close we can taste it. Only thing is, we’re not so sure how 2021 is going to satiate our annual wellness-resolution cravings. If you’re also missing good-old-fashioned group fitness classes (you know, the overpriced ones awash in dim lighting and bumpin’ tunes), then we’ve got a sweaty stand-in for you and your workout crew — one that also happens to make A+ holiday material: the virtual-fitness gift card.

Since 2020 has shifted life as we know it, we’ve swapped cramped studio rooms and nearly-impossible-to-book classes for streaming computer screens and down-dogging it in our living rooms. And, you know what? We are actually feeling our new in-house workout clubs where the classes are never overcrowded and the subway never stops us from making it on time. So, in celebration of continuing to get physical come 2021, we’ve rounded up every awesome virtual-fitness gift we could

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Why You Shouldn’t Set New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

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I wish I could say that I’m immune to the allure of setting New Year’s resolutions. But I think just about as long as I can remember, I’ve set some kind of goal come the first week of January. And like so many who make a list of wishes and goals, I set at least one fitness-related resolution.

For the last five years or so, one of these goals (if not more) has been centered around running: run a 10K, then a half marathon, then a full marathon, then get faster, qualify for international races — the list goes on. Some of these goals I’ve attained, others I haven’t. But as the year ends and it comes dangerously close to the time to make new goals, I find myself less than enthusiastic about setting any fitness goals — namely running goals — for 2021.

There’s, of course, the practical reason:

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Onnit’s Chief Fitness Officer Discovered His ‘Non-Negotiables’ in 2020

This article originally appeared in the December 2020 issue of Men’s Health.



Onnit Chief Fitness Officer John Wolf shares some of the most important lessons he's learned while adjusting to the challenges that arose in 2020.


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Onnit Chief Fitness Officer John Wolf shares some of the most important lessons he’s learned while adjusting to the challenges that arose in 2020.

JOHN WOLF’S job is all about thinking in new ways to break away from conventions—but 2020 was still an unprecedented challenge for him.

The man tasked with leading the fitness curriculum at Onnit, the company behind some of the most unconventional, versatile workout gear on the market, had to adjust the ways he approaches both his work and family.

He wound up building stronger connections than ever before.

Now, in his own words, Wolf shares the lessons he’s learned through a period that was challenging and isolating—but which ultimately led to deeper connections and a renewed sense of focus.



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I think fitness is taking on a little more

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B2Digital Reports 126% Q/Q Topline Growth, Projects Current Quarter Acceleration, Major Expansion in Fitness Facility Strategy

Tampa, FL – ( NewMediaWire ) – December 03, 2020 – B2Digital Incorporated (the “Company” or “B2Digital”) (OTCMKTS:BTDG), the premier development league for mixed martial arts (“MMA”), is excited to update shareholders on the Company’s outlook and the accelerating organic and strategic growth underway in its Gym segment, as well as its performance related to this strategy during the three months ended September 30, 2020, and its expectations for related performance during the current quarter ending December 31, 2020, and beyond.

Note that projections and guidance outlined below assume an absence of further regulatory lockdowns related to Covid-19 as well as the widespread distribution of a safe and effective vaccine during 2021.

“Based on the strategy we have in place – and the assumption that we don’t see major new pandemic-related shutdowns that impact the business – we are targeting $4-5 million on the topline over the rolling forward next

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Fitbit Versa 3 review: A happy medium of health features and fitness tracking

Like

  • Up to six days’ battery life
  • Bright, always-on AMOLED display
  • Advanced sleep tracking
  • Onboard GPS
  • Mic and speaker for text dictation

Don’t Like

  • Relies heavily on mobile app
  • Slow to sync
  • Health metrics are hard to find
  • Notification replies are Android-only

The Fitbit Versa 3 is Fitbit’s best smartwatch for most people. With an always-on display, built-in GPS, blood oxygen and temperature tracking during sleep, and a battery that lasts six days, the Versa 3 holds its own against some of its pricier competitors like the Apple Watch SE and even the Fitbit Sense. While you don’t get the stress tracker and FDA-cleared electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) like the Sense, the rest of the Versa 3’s smartwatch and fitness features are similar. As an added bonus, the Versa 3 costs $100 less than the Sense.

Better design all-around 

The Versa 3 still has the same square-ish watch body and

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The best fitness classes in London

The fitness scene in London is booming and the new year is the perfect opportunity to explore a new studio or challenge yourself with an entirely new workout.

Mixing up your workout will keep it interesting, learn a new skill like boxing while you’re at it or complement your usual cardio with weights, the capital has plenty to choose from.

From hybrid classes to reformer pilates and rowing – here are some of our favourite fitness classes in London.

For HIIT…



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HIIT 45 at Another Space

This class combines strength training and high-intensity work on the punch bag all in just 45 minutes. It’s designed to fire up your metabolism and burn some serious calories.

Price: £20 for a single class

Location: Covent Garden, Bank anotherspace.london



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Hydrow Sale: GQ Scored You an Exclusive Discount on a Game-Changing Fitness Machine

We can’t make your holiday shopping list any shorter, but we can make it less expensive. Now through December 18, we’ll be rolling out exclusive discount codes for GQ readers on our favorite no-brainer, they’re-sure-to-love-it gifts (all of which we also suggest picking up for yourself). These deals will only last a limited time each, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Kicking things off: a whole $200 off the state-of-the-art, award-winning Hydrow rowing machine (just enter “GQ200” at checkout), which’ll help you carve out a Rob-Lowe-in-OxfordBlues-esque body in no time flat. Check back here all month long as we announce new, never-seen-before markdowns on a slew of truly unmissable gear.


Save $200 on a Hydrow rowing machine with code “GQ200” (through Dec. 4)

We all began the quarantine with such high hopes for self-improvement, didn’t we? I’m going to use this time to

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