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Men's Fitness UK

Men's Fitness UK December 2016

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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time to ban the bench?

There’s half a chance by the time you read this I’ll have been banned from every gym in the country. Why? Because inside this new issue of Men’s Fitness I’ve called out the bench press for what it is. A big lift that builds a big ego but does relatively little to build a more muscular chest. Don’t get me wrong: when it’s used in a progressive and balanced training plan, like our four-week better-body workout (p113), the bench press makes a helpful contribution. But far too many guys focus their chest sessions on using – or waiting for – a bench and barbell. As we reveal on p85, there are better moves for sculpting impressive pecs that also minimise your chance of injury (or getting stuck under a bar). Speaking of…

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instant fit tips

1 Sleeping like a baby has never been easier A lack of quality sleep negatively affects every area of your life – killing motivation to work smarter, train harder and eat cleaner. But follow these six tips and you’ll sleep like a baby every night (without the tears and nappies, obvs). Find out more p24 2 Move your body to get ripped faster Blighted by injury for most of his adult life, cover star Lonan O’Herlihy had to train smart to build his lean V-shaped torso without risking time on the sidelines. You too can strip away body fat and build muscle with his kit-free workouts. Find out more p42 3 Why the bench isn’t best for your chest There, we said it. And before you demand a refund for such a sacrilegious statement, it’s true. If…

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off the beaten track

120min Exercising for 60-120 minutes a week can offset the risk of osteoporosis as you age, according to research from the University of Missouri The winter months might be closing in but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the benefits of the great outdoors, the latest of which is stronger bones. A new study presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology found exercise that puts greater strain on your body, like running, may improve long-term bone health more effectively than non-weight-bearing activities like cycling or swimming. The study measured the hormones of mountain ultramarathon runners and found that, at rest, their bodies direct more energy to strengthening their bones to compensate for the high physical load of their sport. Trail running also makes more demands on your muscles than road running…

1 minuti
dodge off-road injury

Charging around on uneven, undulating ground when you’re used to the flat can be a recipe for disaster. “Your muscles have to work harder to stabilise your pelvis, hips, knees and ankles,” says Saucony UK coach Nick Anderson (runningwithus.com). Perform these bodyweight moves once or twice a week to strengthen your leg and core muscles so you can power across country safely and speedily. Do eight to 12 reps of each in a circuit three times. ONE LEG RDL “A great drill for hamstring and glute stabilisation and a test of balance,” says Anderson. Stand on one leg and hinge forwards at the hips to touch the floor with one hand, then reverse the move to the start. Repeat all reps on one side, then switch. GLUTE BRIDGE “Ideal for glute activation and pelvic…

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spice up your metabolism – sparingly

Capsaicin, the spicy compound that produces heat in red peppers, has long been acclaimed for its metabolism-boosting, fat-burning qualities. But research from Purdue University in the US has found this calorie-torching benefit is only noticeable in those who are “naïve or infrequent” eaters of spicy foods. In other words, if you’re a chicken madras man you’re probably desensitised to the metabolism-hiking effects of hot peppers. To give your fat-loss efforts a real kick, you’d be better off cutting back on the curries altogether. 1/3 It only takes two weeks of relative inactivity to lose a third of your muscular strength, new research from the University of Copenhagen has found. If you’ve been sidelined with an injury or taken a particularly leisurely holiday, it’ll take you three times the amount of time you…

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eat the whole fruit and up your vitamin hit

Pre-packaged and chopped fruit might seem a convenient way to hit your five-a-day target – but new research reveals that not only is it more expensive, you’re also short-changing yourself on nutrients. After six days stored in refrigeration chopped mango, strawberry and watermelon pieces had lost 5% of their vitamin C content, and pineapples and kiwis lost 10% and 12% respectively, while levels of the antioxidant carotenoid were down 25% in pineapples and 15% in mangoes and strawberries, according to research in the Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemicals. So if you want to make your money go further and get more of a vitamin hit from the fruits you eat, start buying fresh whole fruits and do the chopping yourself. 33% Eating 100g of fresh fruit a day reduces your risk…