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Men's Fitness UK
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Body
Just when you thought you’d waved goodbye to Brussels sprouts for another year, recent research suggests it’s worth keeping them on the table for more than festive feasts. Italian researchers found that the neglected veg can help muscles repair and g
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With Help From…
Mark has written about sport and science for numerous publications. In this issue he explores the compelling new research into the mind and body benefits of cold-weather training. Matt can turn any workout into an adventure and enjoys taking sport t
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Big Question
The immune system’s response to exercise completely depends on the intensity and duration of effort. If you’re doing ‘moderate’ exercise – a steady run or a weights session – you’re going to benefit from both immune and metabolic benefits, including
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Men V. Food
The 2017 World’s Strongest Man, Hall has done for strongman what Arnold and co did for bodybuilding in the 1970s: elevate it into the mainstream. ‘The Beast’ didn’t win those titles – nor his nickname – by eating rabbit food. When competing, Hall wou
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Animal Instincts
Think of a locust. Actually, it’s quite hard to think of a single locust. They travel in plague proportions, consuming crops and ravaging regions. You might not imagine these greedy little insects to be fussy eaters, instinctively adjusting what they
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The Reduce Deficit
Per cent deficient: 86% RDA: 15mg • Chard • Pumpkin seeds • Sunflower seeds • Chillis Per cent deficient: 75% RDA: 0.4mg • Lentils • Asparagus • Broccoli Per cent deficient: 73% RDA: 1000mg • Pak choi • Yogurt • Sardines Per cen
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Nutrition 101
What you eat is every bit as important to your fitness journey as what you do when you work out. The good news is that sound nutrition doesn’t need to be complicated. To reach your goals you just need to be as organised in the kitchen as you are in t
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Feast Of Reason
Despite their intensely disciplined regimes and single-digit body fat, some – if not most – of the biggest names in sport and fitness let loose every once in a while. As much as the hard graft in the gym, ‘cheat meals’ have become a badge of honour:
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News
Water contrast therapy, a traditional naturopathic practice, may help speed up recovery from fatigue, musculoskeletal injuries (strains, sprains, swellings), pain and inflammation. “The basic principles,” explains naturopath Elle Fox, “are that cold
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DOS & DON’TS
DO have a cheat meal rather than  an entire cheat day. DON’T feel guilty about eating  your favourite foods when it does occur – that indicates an unhealthy psychological relationship with food. DO limit the frequency of cheat  meals to around once
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Control Portion
For protein-dense foods such as meat, eggs, fish and beans, your recommendation is two palm-sized portions with each meal. Colourful veg such as broccoli, carrots, spinach and salad should take up most of your plate. Your minimum is two fists per
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10 Most Dangerous Sports
71% FOOTBALL 69% BASKETBALL 68% HOCKEY 66% GOLF 63% AMERICAN FOOTBALL 61% RUGBY 57% TENNIS 57% BADMINTON/SQUASH 55% CYCLING 50% ATHLETICS ■
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7 Ways To Hack Your Biological Age
A study in the British Journal of Nutrition suggested that changing to a Mediterranean-style diet of fish, vegetables, whole grains and unrefined carbohydrates – even later in life – brings a 25 per cent reduction in all-cause mortality. Cement go
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Cold Case
With the New Year bringing icy winds and frosty temperatures, it’s tempting to kick off your runners and binge on boxsets instead. But new research suggests regular exposure to the cold could deliver an avalanche of surprising health benefits, helpin
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Mind
Binge-drinking teenager s run the risk of shrinking their br ains (as w ell as having their stomachs pumped). Mor e than one in five 15-19 year olds in high-income countries admit to occasional booze binges, but a report in the British Medical Journa
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Workout Wisdom
My best advice would be to have a solid plan. A lot of people have distant goals, but no real idea how to get there in the intervening time period. Either pay someone to help you out, or establish some structure yourself, rather than starting on day
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Perfect Fit In The Red
Red light therapy (RLT) has been hailed for its performance and immune-boosting benefits for some time, but at-home use has been the reserve of athletes and those with cash to burn. But Red Light Rising is hoping to bring RLT to the masses, with ligh
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Think Again
It’s easy to get lost in a world of thought. When things feel overwhelming we begin to believe we are our thoughts and get sucked into a negative spiral. As someone who has suffered anxiety, I’ve navigated many dark days. But there are ways you can h
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3 Ways To Adapt To The Cold
“Temperate folks can increase their metabolic rate and likely their BAT (brown adipose tissue) if they simply get into the cold more regularly,” says Dr Cara Ocobock. Simple strategies include cracking open a window at home or wearing one less jumper
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Meet The Iceman
Wim Hof is a Dutch cold-training guru with an astonishing ability to tolerate cold conditions. He holds over 20 Guinness World Records, including for the longest swim under ice (57.5m) and the highest climb up Everest while wearing only shorts and sh
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Giant Sets
Giant sets – multiple sets of different moves done back-to-back with little or no rest – are guaranteed to kick-start stubborn muscles into growth, and the high work rate ensures a serious calorie burn in the process. While supersets often target an
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Chefs’ Specials
Culinary expertise isn’t about memorising recipes – it’s about learning the skills, tricks and food hacks that can take years to pick up.›We asked some of our favourite chefs to rustle up some quick tips so you can benefit from their knowledge in min
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Fuel Nutrition News
Having a handful of blackcurrants with your breakfast may have a beneficial effect on the post-meal glucose response (how quickly your blood sugar levels rise and fall). This is important, because over time smaller variations in blood glucose may dec
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Push And Pull
While push and pull sessions often occupy separate days, this workout combines the two to activate every muscle from the waist up. The benefits of push/pull training are numerous, but chief among them is balance. If you want a well-rounded physique,
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Super Kev
How far would you go to support a mate? For “Sir Kev” Kevin Sinfield, Leeds Rhinos legend as a player and now the club’s director of rugby, the answer is somewhere between 183 and 184 miles. In December 2020, Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven day
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Run Strong
Standard planks and bridges will tone your abs, but they aren’t the optimal core drills for boosting your running performance. Although abs are important, your core is really an intricately connected set of muscles that crosses your entire midsection
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Alex Beattie
On the cover this issue is personal trainer and fitness model Alex Beattie. After a stint on ITV’s Love Island in 2017, the 26-year-old from Newcastle set up Achievable Academy, a coaching platform based around two styles of programme: Burn and Build
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Get Your Kicks
When you get into your 40s and 50s, it’s easy to think your learning days are over. But when you start a traditional martial art, you know nothing. “It’s amazing how rewarding it is to learn a sequence of 14 movements, alternating between a punch and
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Here’s A Thought:
“There are two reasons why eating more could help you lose weight,” says Mike Molloy, founder of M2 Performance Nutrition. “First, is that by eating more Monday through Friday, you prevent yourself from going over-board on the weekends. In other word
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