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Men's Fitness
June 2019
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Editor’s Letter
Run off your belly and beat stress!
Welcome to the Running Special issue of MF in which we can make you fitter, faster and happier
Updates
Take it outside
Train in the great outdoors for tons of extra health benefits
Toast your heart health with a glass of red
Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest killers in the
Sleep sorted
Get your eight hours of shut-eye every night for these four big health benefits
Eat more fish to think faster
A diet high in omega 3 fatty acids can help your brain stay sharper as you age
Train for your brain
Find time to exercise for these mental benefits
Perfect Fit
Spring into action
We road-test the best new running shoes to help you bag a new personal best
Sounds good
Listening to your favourite music when training has been shown to give you a boost. Take your pick of our headphones round-up to ensure the tunes stay with you no matter where you go
The long and the short of it
Whether your hair challenges are caused by not enough or too much hair, Anthony Mayes – Hanz de Fuko ambassador, head stylist at the Refinery and MF’s resident expert – has a solution
Trim and you’re winning
Give yourself a barbershop-quality cut with the latest beard trimmers
Features
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SPEED
The latest scientifically created running shoes promise to help you run faster, save energy and smash your personal best. But how robust is the research? And can hi-tech shoes really make you a better runner?
10 WAYS TO BLAZE A TRAIL
When you go trail running a new set of rules apply, says The Holy Trail author Rik Merchie. Here are his top ten tips for becoming king of the off-road
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
The National Fitness Games is inspiring people to test their prowess against the best the UK has to offer. MF finds out the training secrets that will lead to success– and meets a Games athlete who has shown incredible dedication
Fuel
Don’t let dehydration ruin your race
Trusting your thirst may lead to dehydration
Get lean at lunch
Keep the flavour and ditch the belly fat with these quick, delicious lunches from Michelin-starred chef Adam Gray
DOES NUTRIENT TIMING REALLY MATTER?
Do you need to guzzle a protein shake as soon as your workout finishes? Or is it what you eat, rather than when, that really matters? Eric Helms, coach at 3D Muscle Journey and a nutrition researcher, chews over the latest scientific research
Don’t wreck your run
Static stretches will weaken your muscles and impair performance
Trainer
CROSSFIT FOR PURPOSE
If you want to look better with your top off then you should consider using CrossFit as your main training tool, says top trainer Tom Wright
DO THINGS BY HALVES
Build total-body strength by splitting your workouts into upper-body and lower-body sessions
Torch fat and build functional fitness in just 20 minutes
Get real-world strength and sculpt a leaner, harder body with this six-move dumbbell circuit
BE A GYM GIANT
Use giant sets to make your muscles bigger than ever
15 ways to build your best ever body
Follow these tried-and-tested transformation tips from MF editor Joe Warner to burn off your belly and build lean muscle
Bodywork
The power of pyramids
Use this simple but effective rep strategy to get more out of every workout
Last Word
Move your body to shake off stress
Get active to protect your brain and aid memory