NEED TO SWEAT? TRY THIS METCON WORKOUT

MetCon Workout

I’ve recently been feeling various niggles when running longer distances (slightly / very worrying with Paris being so close!) so I’ve been trying to switch up my workouts to vary the impact. I’ve been swimming as much as possible (although I’ve developed quite the chlorine allergy which is making life interesting), doing a fair bit of riding and we’re also in the process of turning our spare garage into a gym! I’m aware that sentence doesn’t adequately convey the excitement about this home-gym situation but rest assured, I’m pretty damn excited! Anyway, even though the space isn’t quite ready yet,…

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HOW TO SET FITNESS GOALS, AND ACTUALLY ACHIEVE THEM

fitness goals and how to achieve them

January is almost over (whaat?!) and I think that now the madness of ‘New Year New You’ has calmed down, it’s the perfect time to sit back and set those fitness goals, minus the giddy excitement of one two many glasses of fizz on NYE. By now I think we’re more likely to set realistic goals and here’s the kicker… actually stick to them. MY FITNESS GOALS This year for me I have a few specific fitness goals that I’m dedicated to achieving… One isn’t cycling based, but cycling IS still a big part of achieving that goal, and that…

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APPLE STRUDEL ENERGY BALLS

Apple Strudel Energy Balls

All the riding we’ve been doing recently has made me think about how I’m fuelling, I’m a big fan of ‘real food’ – there’s only so many gels you or your stomach, can take. I’m also a fan of simple, quick recipes that mean you spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside, on your bike! Introducing good old apple strudel energy balls. No bake and generally only a few ingredients – all pronounceable and most likely stuff you’ll already have in your cupboards. APPLE STRUDEL ENERGY BALLS These are perfect for a mid-ride energy hit or you…

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5 WAYS CYCLING WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

5 ways cycling will change your life

I’ve been cycling for around 4 years now and despite being a bit late to the game, I honestly can’t imagine my life without it. In fact, I really struggled to keep this post to just ‘5 ways cycling will change your life’, there are so many more ways! If you’re a regular Break The Loop reader, you’ll know that we recently moved out of London, from Brixton to Hertfordshire and I feel beyond lucky to be able to throw on some kit, grab my bike (this one, in case you were wondering…) leave my house and be on winding country…

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