Sam Rider is an experienced freelance journalist, specialising in health, fitness and wellness. As well as writing features, Sam is also Coach’s designated reviewer of massage guns and fitness mirrors developing expertise in those product categories.
For over a decade he's reported on Olympic Games, CrossFit Games and World Cups, and quizzed luminaries of elite sport, nutrition and strength and conditioning.
Through it all, Sam has come to understand how fitness and wellness can be a force for positive change. From the individual, in transforming one’s physical and mental health, confidence and self-worth, to the collective, in championing sustainability, diversity and equality.
Sam is also a REPS level 3 qualified personal trainer, online coach and founder of Your Daily Fix.
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Expert advice on how to do the leg press safely, as well as how it compares to the barbell squat
Add serious size to your upper arms with these triceps exercises you can do with whatever equipment you have available
St Helens S&C coach explains how the Super League champions use BFR training to maximize time in the gym and speed up recovery
This beginner-friendly, yoga-inspired home workout will leave your body feeling energized and invigorated
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Our pull-up guide will help you take on the most challenging of fitness classics for serious upper-body strength
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This six-move circuit is suitable for all levels – the faster you go, the better the burn