If you’re serious about improving every facet of your health and wellbeing, a subscription to Men’s Fitness – the UK’s leading fitness magazine for men – will set you on the right path.
The past year forced us all to adapt and improvise. Home working has become the norm and the living room is the new gym – minus the equipment and the space.
But don’t despair! Because while we are confined to our own four walls, each issue of MF is packed full of bodyweight and minimal-kit workouts to turn your body goals into reality.
Increase ‘time under tension’ to create more muscle-building stimulus:
- Make every set last at least 40 seconds.
- Avoid ‘locking out’ at the top of reps to keep your muscles engaged.
- Stick to a tempo of 3:3. That means three seconds in the positive phase of the movement and three seconds in the negative.
As well as one-off workouts to maximise muscle and strength, you will also find more long-term plans to take the stress out of structuring your routine.
From hitting a 10k PB to forging functional fitness that allows you to go anywhere and do anything, we’ve got you covered.
Try creating a strength-training routine based around the seven human movements (squat, lunge, push, pull, hinge, rotation, gait) rather than individual body parts. A movement-focused approach is more functional, varied and time-efficient.
Forget crash diets and unsustainable fitness fads. Men’s Fitness cuts through the noise to bring you practical, science-backed advice for achieving the lean physique you’ve always dreamed of.
Fasted training can increase fat oxidation by 20 per cent, according to recent research conducted by Northumbria University.
For more advice on burning fat and building lean muscle, subscribe today and get 6 issues for just £12
A fail-safe fitness routine isn’t going to get you far if you don’t also have your nutrition nailed down.
But the world of food is confusing and often contradictory, which is why our dedicated Nutrition section delivers nothing but expert-approved advice to making eating right – for performance, recovery and aesthetics – as simple as possible.
Use your own hands as the ultimate portable portion tool. If in doubt, opt for two palm-sized portions of protein-dense foods, two fist-sized portions of vegetables, two cupped handfuls of carb-dense foods and two thumbs of fat-dense foods.
Physical fitness, though fundamental, is just one piece of the good-health puzzle. Which is why MF is committed to providing the mental-health content you need to keep your mind, as well as your body, in the best shape possible.
Practise ‘thinking meditation’ to stop negative thoughts from spiralling out of control.
Simply close your eyes and repeat the phrase, I wonder what thought I will think next?
When repeated for a few minutes, you should find that the mantra kind of acts like a circuit breaker for the negative thoughts.
Our expert-led reviews of fitness tech, apparel, equipment, protein shakes and more will help you identify the products that can help you on your good-health journey.
And our Best Buy and Recommended awards signpost the standout products as chosen by our experts.
When picking a pair of sports headphones, above all else you want comfort and a snug fit. The best products come with a range of ear gels and wing tips to ensure they don’t come loose – small, medium and large should be the minimum.