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Men's Fitness UK

Men's Fitness UK September 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
Lingua:
English
Editore:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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1 minuti
sort out your sleep

To look and perform at our best we need to do three things consistently well: exercise, eat and sleep. Two out of three, in this instance, just ain’t good enough. As a reader of MF I bet you, like me, have a great track record in getting to the gym and keep a close eye on your diet. But without getting enough sleep you’re selling yourself short if you’re trying to build a better body, or feel as good as you could. Sleep is something I’ve always struggled with, and I’m not alone: research from the UK’s Sleep Council says the average British person gets just six hours and 35 minutes a night, with more than a quarter of us suffering regularly from poor sleep. The effect isn’t limited to feeling tired:…

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instant fit tips

1 Get stacked with protein pancakes To get lean you need to cut back on desserts so your body can burn fat. But now you can get leaner and bigger by indulging your sweet tooth – so long as you follow our protein pancake recipe to keep your muscles fuelled. Find out more p64 2 Boost your sex drive by munching nuts Testosterone is one the most important hormones you have because it’s responsible for keeping your libido high as well as helping you add muscle faster. Eat more zinc-rich nuts to elevate your levels today. Find out more p19 3 Fix your six-pack moves for hard abs Your abs get worked every time you train, but for an impressive six-pack you need to hit them hard. The smart way is doing a combo of upper and…

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lower your cube count

When you’re trying to lose body fat, the first thing you should do to help your cause is stop drinking so many calories – especially those high-sugar, nutrient-light drinks. Subjects who replaced their daily can of sugar-laden fizzy pop with the same amount of water lowered their total daily liquid calorie intake from 17% to 11%, according to research from Virginia Tech in the US, which is almost down to the 10% limit of liquid calories recommended by authorities. See below for our top three drink swaps to save you calories without sacrificing taste. SWAP FIZZY DRINKS FOR… SODA WATER A can of pop can contain around 35g of sugar – enough to send your blood sugar levels rocketing then crashing, making you crave another sugar hit. The sweeteners in diet varieties…

2 minuti
get energy on demand

1 DRINK MORE WATER Dehydration can induce fatigue and reduced focus and concentration because it lowers blood volume, which means your heart and lungs must work harder to pump the blood to your brain and other organs. At the first sign of tiredness, neck a pint of water. NHS guidelines recommend men drink at least two litres of water per day, but this should increase in proportion to the amount of exercise you do. 2 SORT OUT YOUR SLEEP The most likely cause of long-term tiredness is not getting enough high-quality sleep. Two-thirds of us have some form of sleep problem that affects daily energy levels, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which suggests taking a 20-minute hot bath before bed and going to bed and rising at the same times each…

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work the plank

When you’re trying to build an impressive six-pack, it’s tempting to favour the moves you know well. That’s why most gyms are packed with people doing sit-ups and crunches. But research published in the Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research found that isometric abs moves – planks and others where you hold a position to work your core – can activate up to 100% of your core muscle fibres, whereas the classic crunch only hits around two-thirds. Try these three plank variations, including the side plank star (pictured above) to sculpt a solid six-pack faster. 1 Plank WHY The classic isometric hold, the plank works your entire core because all these key muscles must stay fully tensed to keep your body stable. HOW Start on your elbows, which should be directly below your…

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cycle away stress

Do you want to reduce stress levels and improve mental focus? Then swap four wheels for two when getting to work. Commuting under your own steam instead of driving won’t just keep you fitter, it can also improve concentration and reduce stress levels, according to an analysis of 18,000 British commuters published in the journal Preventive Medicine. Just 3.1% of Brits currently cycle to work while 67.1% drive, according to the 2011 Census, and the research also found that “the longer people spend commuting in cars, the worse their psychological wellbeing”. Time to invest in some Lycra. 7 The weight in kilos you could lose over two years by ditching the car in favour of a bike if your daily commute lasts longer than 30 minutes, according to research from the…