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6 apps to get you lean, ripped & ready for summer

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Stay on track with these apps

Getting fit, building the body you want, achieving your training goals – it takes discipline, grit and determination to get where you want to go.

And to help you on your way, there’s the phone in your pocket.

Here we take a look at some of the best fitness app out there. They won’t get you in shape, but they’ll give you the tools you need in a fun, user friendly format.

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Elite athlete mums

Jessica Ennis

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Jessica Ennis-Hill

So heptathlete and Olympic gold medal winner Jessica Ennis-Hill is pregnant.

She definitely won’t be competing at the Commonwealth games in Glasgow this year – but will she make it back in time to defend her title at the 2016 Olympics in Rio?

She says she will, and why not? She certainly won’t be the first mum to bounce back.

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From beginner to champion in 6 months

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6 months to gold

Scottish dentist, Apple Doepner, has won gold in an International weightlifting competition just 6 months after taking up the sport.

That’s beginner to champion in 6 months — now there’s an endorsement for training well.

Ever wondered what you could achieve in 6 months if you invested in your mind and body? Maybe there’s a medal or two out there for you too. Read on for potential-fulfilling inspiration.

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Top 10 tremendous blogs by talented triathletes

Triathlon blogs

Swim, cycle, run!

Have you got what it takes to swim, cycle and run your way to glory? This lot are certainly en route.

Over the last few years demand for the sport has grown as more and more people want a slice of this trio of disciplines.

Offering a whole body, cross training workout, it’s easy to see the appeal of a triathlon. But slightly harder, we imagine, to actually do one!

Fear not, with more medals and PBs then you could shake a stick at, this lot of die-hard tri fans are on hand to point you in the right direction.

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Best blogs by remarkable runners

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In the running for the best blogs…
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From a blind man who runs ultras, to an ex-anorexic who credits running for giving her her life back, this bunch of brilliant bloggers are bursting at the seams with inspiration from start to finish.

And if you want the lowdown on running, there’s no better place to get it. Whether it’s shaving seconds from a PB or getting the nitty gritty on that race you just entered, this lot know their stuff.

They include sprinters and plodders, fans of 5ks and ultras, those that wear garmins and those that wear nicotine patches. There truly is something for everyone!

Now it’s time to hit the ground running…

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The worst athletes ever!

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The worst of the worst!
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They tried, and they failed – often dismally. But let’s not be too harsh on those athletes who have given it their all but come up short.

Not every athlete gets the professional training, nutrition and supplements advice that Team GB gets.

Summer and winter games are a celebration of the human spirit just as much as performance, and in the former department at least, these men and women are true winners.

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