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Men's Fitness UK

Men's Fitness UK June 2019

Men's Fitness is for men who want to get more out of their lives and celebrates an upbeat, optimistic, pro-active lifestyle. Men's Fitness recognizes that mental and emotional fitness is vital to balanced living and aims to offer active and aspirational men - entertainment, information and inspiration.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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run off your belly and beat stress!

I used to run most days, motivated by miles moved, times clocked and shaving seconds off my PBs. Now I’m less driven by fat loss and faster times – the first of those I get in the weights room, and the second is diminished by higher priorities - but I still run a couple of times a week, mainly for the mental health benefits it brings. As we reveal in this special issue, running outside is one of the best ways to boost energy levels and lower feelings of anger and anxiety (p11). And the best bit? All you need is a pair of trainers to get going. We round up the best new shoes (p17) and examine the science behind what makes them great (p26). We also review the…

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toast your heart health with a glass of red

Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but your risks can be reduced by getting regular exercise and following a varied and wholefood diet - which can include alcohol. Previous research has shown that people who drink a moderate amount of alcohol have a lower incidence of heart problems than those who abstain or drink a lot, and red wine has the maximum heart-helping benefits. That’s because a study, published in the journal Atherosclerosis, found that only red wine provided protection against oxidative stress on the circulatory system, whereas beer and vodka offered none. Other benefits include an increase in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol, a decrease in platelet aggregation and an increase in insulin sensitivity, which have been attributed to the ethanol content in…

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move to the beat to get results with less effort

If you train in a gym then listening to your own music makes a lot of sense, and not only to drown out the filth blaring from the facility’s tinny speakers. You’ll know from experience that listening to your favourite tunes elevates your mood and can make time go faster, but it also makes hard training easier, according to research from Sheffield Hallam University. Subjects cycled on a stationary bike either in silence or with music, and those cycling in time to the beat required 7% less oxygen to do the same work as the sound-deprived cyclists. Do your better-body ambitions a favour by compiling a workout playlist, including plenty of high-tempo tracks for maximum motivation.…

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sleep sorted

Get a memory boost We’d all admit to making mistakes when tired, but the impact can be severe. In memory-performance tests at Michigan State University, subjects who were sleep-deprived showed a 15% failure rate when re-tested the following morning, whereas a well-rested group exhibited a failure rate of just 1%. Be more sociable Even been told you got out of the wrong side of bed? A lack of sleep is to blame for your bad mood. Research from the University of California found that the brains of sleep-deprived subjects display heightened activity in areas that deal with perceived threats from other people, with a simultaneous shutdown in areas that encourage social interaction. Stay calm Not getting enough sleep makes you tired, sure, but research proves it also makes you angrier. Subjects who were deprived of…

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split up your training for bigger, stronger arms

The more you train your biceps the bigger they’ll grow, right? Not necessarily. A workout plan that limits the amount of training time spent on the biceps and dedicates more of it working the other major muscle of your upper arms, the triceps, is the smartest way to build bigger and stronger arms, according to new research. Subjects did three types of workout over the course of three weeks, with at least seven days between sessions. The first workout was dedicated to two “pulling” movements, seated rows and preacher curls; the next was a “push” and “pull” session of bench presses and preacher curls; and the final workout was just curls. The outcome of doing a push-pull split was a 6% increase in peak power output and a 5.1% increase…

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eat more fish to think faster

Eating more omega 3 fatty acids – found in fish, nuts and seeds – can make you more successful. That’s the findings of new research published in the journal NeuroImage, which examined the blood levels of 32 key nutrients, including omega 3. It found that higher levels of the essential fatty acid correlated to a more efficient frontoparietal network, which is response for focus, attention and engagement in goal-oriented behaviour. Under Armour TriBase Reign Designed to provide gym-floor stability without compromising flexibility, this shoe is the perfect partner for CrossFitstyle workouts or when lifting to your max. £105, underarmour.co.uk FITT Cube If you lack room for a home gym consider the space-saving FIIT Cube, which contains resistance bands and other kit so you can work all your major muscle groups without leaving the house.…