Men's Fitness UK

Men's Fitness UK September 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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editor's letter

Men’s Fitness’ mission has always been to provide you with the most practical and instantly applicable information for living the fittest, fullest, happiest life you can. Somewhere along the line, though, ‘fitness’ became synonymous with lifting weights – and while there's no doubt going to the gym is how many of us choose to keep fit, many also take advantage of the big wide world of exercise opportunities that exists away from the weights room. This issue and those that follow, therefore, will seek to reflect the huge variety of options at your disposal for leading a life of health and happiness. Of course, looking good is part of that – the cover model physique is something we can all aspire to – but feeling good is of even greater importance,…

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gut reaction

At the upper limits of human endurance –›think Ironman, ultra-marathons and the Tour de France – much is made of the power of the mind: conquer your thoughts, some say, and anything is possible. But new research has put pay to the idea that our endurance knows no bounds, with a study from Duke University suggesting that no matter what the activity, everyone hits the same metabolic limit: a maximum possible level of exertion that humans can sustain in the long term. Whether an athlete is competing for days, weeks or even months, researchers found humans can only burn calories at 2.5 times their resting metabolic rate. "There's just a limit to how many calories our guts can effectively absorb per day," said study co-author Herman Pontzer. Did You Know? Kids who…

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buffet balance

National gym provider Anytime Fitness is encouraging you to ‘Find Your Balance’ this summer by providing simple, yet challenging workouts suitable for sunny getaways. Marvin Burton, head of fitness at AF, suggests trying the following methods when you’re short on time and space: ISOMETRIC HOLDS Holding the muscle in a contracted position for a determined time period – this forces the muscle to work harder in that position. LADDER TRAINING Choose two exercises (exercise A and exercise B). The A exercise starts off with a high number of reps and the B exercise starts off with 1 rep. For each set performed of both A followed by B exercises, exchange the number of reps (9-2, 8-3, 7-4 etc.), so the A exercise decreases and the B exercises increases. OMEM ('on the minute, every minute’)…

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power your workout with the perfect playlist

Libratone has collaborated with Costas Karageorghis, a professor in sport and exercise psychology at Brunel University, and personal trainer Zanna van Dijk, to explore how a motivational playlist can be used to enhance physical performance. Professor Karageorghis, author of›Applying Music in Exercise and Sport, has devoted his career to researching the effects of music in sport and exercise, and how a carefully curated playlist can positively affect performance. Here’s what he’s found… The music should have an appropriate beat, with a pulse strong enough to tap your feet to.This will help you synchronise and get ‘into’ the music easier. Avoid music with long rhythmic lulls, unless planning to use the lulls to punctuate recovery during your exercise routine (i.e. use the lulls for respite). Bear in mind that the harder the workout, the faster…

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Work Worries Half of dads can’t get flexible work, and it’s affecting their mental health, with over a third admitting they struggle to achieve a sustainable work-family-life balance. Sixty per cent of 2,000 men surveyed said they want employers to provide more flexible working, and almost half said improving paternity leave is ‘vital’.1 Advertising standards Men’s health and wellbeing platform Manual recently launched a campaign for better representation of male body image in the media, in an attempt to challenge unrealistic stereotypes. Eight men star in the campaign, including vitiligo spokesman Bashir Aziz, transgender activist Kenny Ethan-Jones, and the UK’s first plus-size male model, Ben Whittaker. Manual is calling on male-focused brands to champion men of all shapes and sizes. George Pallis, co-founder of Manual, told The Independent, “You would think that all…

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Skip It Good news for the run-shy: skipping is not only better for the joints – producing less than half the peak force on the patella and kneecap – it can also burn up to 30 per cent more calories (depending on intensity and duration).1 sun, sea and... scales To avoid piling on the pounds on holiday, US researchers have found a daily date with the scales can be an effective – if unappealing – strategy.(2) Of the 111 study participants, those who weighed themselves on a daily basis either maintained or lost weight during the holiday season. Nothing says relaxing getaway like knowing exactly how heavy you are. Step Too Far Step-tracking culture has been in full swing since the dawn of Fitbit, but a new study out of Harvard Medical School suggests the…