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Men's Fitness UK November 2018

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
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dennis Publishing UK
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health habits made easy

Almost all our behaviours take the form of a habit. Some of these regular routines are really beneficial: brushing your teeth is important for avoiding a toothless old age, while wearing deodorant is important so your friends don’t avoid you.But other habits are not so beneficial. Hitting the snooze button every morning means you always end up rushing and arrive at work already stressed. Opening a bottle of beer as soon as you get in each evening will scupper even the best weight-loss plan.We all have lots of habits that either enhance or impede our lives – but it’s never too late to break unhelpful traits and create new, healthier ones. Having better habits reduces the number of decisions you have to make each day, freeing up brainpower for…

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instant fit tips

1 Start your day on an egg When you’re getting lean, what you eat is as important as how you exercise. Starting your day with eggs is one of the best things you can do for your aims. We tell you why, and provide a great way to have them, along with more fat-loss meals. Find out more p44 2 Adopt better gym habits Whatever your health and fitness goal, you won’t get far without a challenging yet realistic target to work towards. Goal-setting is one of four habits all successful gym-goers use – here’s how you can adopt them all. Find out more p82 3 Add heat in the kitchen to torch fat Spicing up your meals with some chillies…

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jump to get big and strong

In the pursuit of gaining muscular size and strength, most people fixate on lifting weights. And that’s why most people fail to achieve their muscle mass and raw power potential. Including bodyweight plyometric moves – such as box jumps or clap press-ups – in your training is a highly effective way to increase both muscular size and power output, according to a study published in the Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research. And the best bit (apart from not needing any kit) is that subjects who did plyometrics just once a week saw greater improvements than those who did four sessions. ■…

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perfect form

1 Dumbbell biceps curl MISTAKE Swinging the weights. FIX If you swing the dumbbells, you’re using momentum to lift rather than your muscles. Correct that by fixing your elbows to your sides and keeping your upper arms still throughout the rep. 2 Dumbbell lateral raise MISTAKE Not engaging the muscles. FIX A lot of people will cheat by “shrugging” the weights up using their traps. Resist the urge to do that by not raising your shoulder blades during the rep – instead focus on the delts. 3 Press-up MISTAKE Flaring your elbows out to the sides. FIX If you flare your elbows, you’re putting unnecessary stress on your joints. Perform press-ups correctly by keeping your elbows tucked in…

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add heat to burn off fat

Adding chillies to your meals has long been thought to aid fat-loss efforts because their heat - produced by a compound called capsaicin - increases your metabolic rate, which is the speed at which your body burns calories. But new research from the University of Adelaide has discovered another reason why chilli peppers are a very beneficial fat-loss food. Certain compounds in chillies activate receptors in the stomach that increase feelings of fullness, before you’ve had a chance to devour that entire tray of cheesy nachos. It seems adding chillies to your meals can help you avoid the overeating that inevitably leads to greater body-fat storage – so if you want to get lean, try spicing things up in the kitchen. 14% One serving of dried chillies…

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win a £100 amazon voucher

Tell us for a chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher. We don’t have to tell you that buys a lot of your favourite supplements! Men’s Fitness readers know how to train smart, so imagine if you could find out what your fellow readers relied on to keep them fit for life – and supercharge the effect of your workouts in the process. Well now you can, thanks to the Sports Nutrition Awards 2019, presented by Men’s Fitness and our stablemate Coach.Just tell us your favourite whey, BCAA, pre-workout, muscle builder or other product that helps you perform to the best of your ability. We’ll tally up the votes and in the March 2019 issue, we’ll announce which products have been honoured for their services to MF readers. And…

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