Men's Fitness UK

Men's Fitness UK

August 2021

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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14 Números

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1 min.
editor’s letter

While it’s generally agreed there are 11 components of fitness – including less heralded aspects, like balance and coordination – few capture the imagination quite like strength. There’s a primal satisfaction that comes with lifting heavier weights, and a sense of achievement from realising the workout you struggled through a few weeks ago is now a whole lot easier. Strength is also easy to track, making it the yardstick most people who work out regularly use to monitor progress. The trouble is, improvement isn’t secured simply by turning up and getting the job done. If you really want to get stronger, you need to force adaptations – and to do that, you need to broaden your horizons. This issue, we’re helping you do just that, with features and insights designed to…

1 min.
with help from…

KIERAN ALGER works in the space where health, fitness, sport and tech collide. This issue, he reviews the best products to ramp up recovery (p26). CHARLIE ALLENBY is a journalist with a passion for fitness. His focus this issue is on the low-and-slow lifting method of eccentric strength training (p30). LAURA POTTER enjoys delving deeper into fitness trends. On p40, she attempts to answerthe age-old question: when is the best time to work out? JOE MINIHANE is an author and mental health advocate. In this issue, he explores the worrying rise in male postnatal depression and anxiety (p66).…

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2 min.
lucky dip

It can be hard work to exercise outside in the scorching summer heat. Now, though, scientists think they’ve discovered a simple way to help your body acclimatise: warm baths. The new paper, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, found that taking a 40-minute bath, after training in normal temperatures, can help your body to adapt to warmer temperatures better than the more traditional acclimation method of simply ‘getting used to it’. Taking a warm bath in water of about 40°C was shown to elicit improvements in resting body temperature, sweating performance and post-exercise temperature – all of which were greater than those gained from training in hot weather. HOT STUFF This intriguing new research is the latest in a series of scientific papers, which have revealed the surprising performance…

2 min.
full stretch

“Working on flexibility reduces muscle imbalances, which in turns helps to reduce your risk of injury,” says Gilman. “Increasing muscular flexibility also improves posture, and improved posture leads to proper alignment and increased range of motion – critical for how deep you can squat and how safely you can lift. Ultimately, improving your flexibility helps your muscles to work more effectively, leading to greatly improved performance.” 1. WALKOUTS REPS: 1 SETS: 1 This movement works your core and upper body, stretching your glutes, lower back and hamstrings. From standing, fold forward to place your chest on your knees and your hands on the floor. Slowly walk your hands out until you’re in a high plank. Now walk your hands back until you’re in the forward fold position. 2. MID-BACK EXTENSION REPS: 5 SETS: 1 This is a counterbalanced…

1 min.
cocktail menu

A new study from Columbia University has found that a ‘cocktail’ of different exercise intensities delivers optimum fitness benefits. Accumulating data from six studies, involving 130,000 adults in the UK, the US and Sweden, the authors tested how different exercise ratios could improve overall health. The results revealed three successful cocktails of exercise, all of which can help to slash your risk of an early death by about 30 per cent. The first option is to do 55 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise, like running or lifting weights, and four hours of light activity – like walking the dog, doing housework, stretching or just being up on your feet – per day. The second option is to do a shorter blast of 13 minutes of exercise, but a longer…