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Men's Fitness UK

Men's Fitness UK May 2020

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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2 minuti
editor's letter

JOG ON About six years ago, I set out to complete my first ever 5k run. The playlist was prepared (Eminem, Survivor, I think the Champions League anthem even made the cut) and the route meticulously planned to avoid any terrain that wasn’t flat as a pancake. A new dawn beckoned: I was about to become a runner. Needless to say, within five minutes I was crawling to a standstill, legs and lungs screaming in unison as I realised I should probably just stick to the gym. Thankfully though, I persisted, and it didn’t take too long for that out-of-reach 5k to feel a little less like an assault on Everest. With 5k ticked off, I turned my attention to 10k, which eventually turned to half marathons, marathons and beyond. But at…

1 minuti
inside: how to be

1 BETTER AT PLANKING Meet the 62-year-old plank world record holder and try five plank variations for a rock-solid core (p10). 2 A STRONGER RUNNER We’ve got stretches, training tips, get-quick sessions, mindset coaching and more. 3 A DISTANCE DON If you can manage the mileage, ultra running opens up a whole new world of adventure (52). 4 A BETTER COOK Broaden your culinary horizons with some genuinely tasty plant-based recipes (68). 5 STRONG AND MOBILE One kettlebell and seven moves is all it takes to unlock your strength-training potential (p76).…

1 minuti
turn of events

These are the world’s top ten best marathons, according to a global study by retail platform The Sole Supplier. Race-day experience is hugely subjective, but these results are based on standardised data from a number of categories, including the number of toilet and medical stations, average finish time, entry fees, air pollution levels and the quality of local accommodation. The Virgin Money London Marathon just missed out on a top-ten spot, coming in at number 11 – the highest of the six World Marathon Majors – while the wooden spoon for worst marathon went to the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon, due to a combination of poor air quality, a race-day temperature of 32.5C, inadequate medical support along the course and poor local accommodation. PB chasers, meanwhile, should head to Odense, Denmark,…

2 minuti
15 minutes with…

MF: WHAT IS THE VITALITY RUNNING WORLD CUP? NB: “Simply put, it’s the world’s first competition where anyone and everyone can compete to run for their own country by registering with runningworldcup.com. We are open to runners of all levels – every participant who completes 3k in under 30 minutes on a smartphone or smart device contributes towards their country’s total. This year’s competition runs from 5 March to 5 April.” MF: WHY DO WE NEED A RUNNING WORLD CUP? NB: “The correlation between physical activity and positive mindset is undeniable. Our aim is to give everyone a reason to run and live a happier and healthier lifestyle, and we are committed to creating a more active world. Most people have great pride in where they come from, but very few have the…

2 minuti
news

BEST PLANK EVER How long can you hold a plank? One minute? Two? Three at a push? A 62-year-old former US Marine has set a world record that might just make you re-think the impressiveness of your best effort: holding out for a stomach-shuddering eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds. George Hood trained seven hours every day for the last 18 months, cranking out an estimated 674,000 sit-ups and 270,000 push-ups, as well as 2,100 hours in the plank position. 5 HARD CORE PLANK VARIATIONS FEET›ELEVATED PLANK Rest your feet on a bench or low platform and assume the usual plank position –›the elevation places extra strain on your abs. SUPERMAN PLANK • In a plank position, extend one arm straight out in front of you while straightening the opposite leg behind. • Do so with…

1 minuti
strengthen your feet

TOWEL CURLS (2 SETS X 20 REPS) Towel curls are a great place to start and can be performed anywhere. Stand on a towel and pull it towards you by scrunching your toes. Control the movement, and ensure the ankles and knees remain straight throughout. TOE TAPS (2 X 15) Stand in one spot. Working one foot at a time, lift toes towards the shins, then slap down with intent. Keep the knee straight throughout and really try to drive the toes into the floor with force. Perform all 15 reps on one leg, then repeat on the other. POGO JUMPS (2 X 15) These are a little more advanced, but they’re well worth practicing to perfect the technique. With both legs, simultaneously jump in the air and pull your toes up towards your shins. Slap your toes down with intent…