When you’re flagging, having a hard day at work or tired after a workout, it’s easy to reach for something sweet to try and give you a boost of energy.
But that’s usually when we make the wrong sort of choices and reach from something high in refined sugar to get that quick fix energy high.
Instead, why not try a Boostball?
Obstacle races are becoming more and more popular as people try to push their bodies to the max and find new ways to challenge themselves.
One of the most famous is the Reebok Spartan Race, with events taking place across the country from now to October.
It’s a gruelling race, split into a 5km ‘sprint’, 13km ‘super’ or 20km ‘beast’ course, made up of 20 to 30-plus obstacles featuring mud, barbed wire, walls, ropes and fire that are designed to test both your physical and mental strength. There’s even a junior event for four to 14 year olds ranging from 0.75kn to 2km in length, with up to 14 obstacles.
But how in the hell do you train for something like this? After all, it involves strength, cardio, agility, stamina…
Well, David Lloyd, who are partnering with Reebok Spartan Races for the second year running, have designed an exercise class, in partnership with the races, aimed at building all the skills needed to complete the demanding course, and I got to go along and try it out…