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Men's Fitness UK

Men's Fitness UK October 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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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1 min.
editor's letter

GET OUT MORE This issue MF is championing The Great Outdoors and, specifically, the many fitness opportunities that exist in nature’s playground. On page 40, author Joe Minihane takes you on a deep dive of open water’s open secret: wild swimming. Take the plunge, he says, and enjoy an icy tonic for both body and mind. Away from the water, there is plenty for those who like to keep their feet – and their wheels – on solid ground. For this issue’s Big Interview, we sat down with James Golding, the cancer-surviving cyclist whose journey from near death to arguably the world's toughest bike race begs the question, what’s your excuse? Elsewhere, we run the rule over London’s first-of-its-kind ‘Clean Air’ running club – which utilises cutting-edge tech to take its…

1 min.
news mind body sole updates set for success

How frequently you train a muscle group is less important than the number of sets and reps you can squeeze into each session, according to new research published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The study looked at the effects of training every muscle group twice a week, for a total of eight sets per session, compared to training each muscle group once a week, for a total of 16 sets per session. And in keeping with the confusion around which approach is best for size and strength, the researchers concluded that, after respective eight-week programmes, both study groups gained similar levels of muscle mass, strength and power. In short, quality sets and reps – not the generic training plan you found online, or the approach your mate…

1 min.
sleep tweaks

Just a few small changes can turn ‘night owls’ – those forever late to bed – into morning people within a few weeks. A study involving 22 night owls, whose average bedtime was 2:30am with a wake-up time 10:15am, found the benefits of consistently getting an early night included feeling less stressed and depressed, as well as less sleepy during the day.3 To change their habits, they were told to get plenty of daylight early doors, eat lunch at the same time every day and dinner no later than 7pm. The results showed an increase in cognitive (reaction time) and physical (grip strength) performance during the morning, while peak performance times shifted from evening to afternoon. 27 per cent of British gym-goers say they would feel annoyed if they couldn’t connect…

3 min.
beat the heat

LOOK AT THE TRAIN TIMES If you train in the middle of the day, or even later on in the evening, the chances are the gym is going to be hot and the environment isn’t going to be a pleasant place to train. Think about switching your sessions to early morning when temperatures are lower and the sun hasn’t reached full strength.The additional benefit of training early is that you’re less likely to skip the gym – a real risk when the sun’s out and the temptation of beers and barbecues is tricky to resist. SWITCH TO A COOLER GYM Training in the heat has actually been shown to bestow positive physiological adaptations on athletes, and improve cardiovascular fitness. However, for most regular gym-goers training in hot conditions won’t be a pleasant experience.…

2 min.
get out more

A mere 77 minutes is the amount of time the average person spends outside on a typical day. That’s despite numerous studies linking sunlight to an increase in serotonin – the mood-boosting hormone – as well as solid evidence to show being in green spaces provides tangible stress-relief and a heightened sense of wellbeing. 67 per cent of employees in Britain’s small and medium-sized businesses have experienced work-related stress or anxiety, according to research commissioned by AXA PPP healthcare. The same study found eight out of ten of those very same businesses do not have a health and wellbeing strategy in place. AXA PPP healthcare CEO Tracy Garrad said, “Burnout is now recognised by the World Health Organization as an occupational phenomenon. It’s becoming a workplace epidemic." 4 out of 5 dog…

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52,000 is the number of extra calories you can burn per year by standing, rather than sitting, at work. A number of small studies have also linked standing to a decreased risk of heart disease, lower blood sugar levels, reduced back pain and – one for any employer’s reading – improved productivity. 22 per cent of young men eat an unhealthy amount of food in order to bulk up.That stark stat comes as a study out of the University of California found teenagers who perceive themselves to be ‘puny’ are at a greater risk of ‘bigorexia’ – the condition characterised by obsessive over-exercising, a rigid diet and an extreme preoccupation with physique – when they’re older. "Some eating disorders can be challenging to diagnose," said study first author Jason Nagata, MD,…