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Big Bell
Morphing arms as scrawny as pipe cleaners into straight-up pipes isn’t as easy as grasping a barbell and curling it until your arms go numb. Yes, barbell curls are a potent mass builder, but neglecting to train the triceps and relying solely on barbe
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Eco Exercise
New research into running has revealed that the environmental crisis is taking its toll on runners, with poor air quality topping the list of concerns. The survey, commissioned by sustainable running brand Tribe Sports, also suggests that runners are
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Where To Go For More Info And Support
Sometimes when things go wrong, it can feel like there’s no-one to turn to. But help is out there – you just need to know where to look. “You can go to your GP and you can get what’s called a GP Mental Health Plan,” Dr Grant Blashki explains. “This a
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Saved By The Bell
If you want to make big progress in a short time, take on this 10-minute kettlebell blast. Using two kettlebells increases the load and therefore the training stimulus of the exercises. The squat to overhead press is a thoroughly demanding exercise b
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WTF Is A Calorie?
A calorie is the energy needed to increase the temperature of one gram of water by 1°C. ■
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Start Zero-carbon Commuting
Travelling to work using your own two feet – running, walking or cycling – is the best way to reduce your carbon emissions and get some free fitness in without even realising it. If your commute is too long, get off the train or bus a few stops earli
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Service Suspended
How did the TRX come about? “Back in 1997, Randy Hetrick was a US Navy Seal. While he was deployed in Asia for a mission, he had no access to any training facilities and grew frustrated with endless amounts of situps and pushups. His opinion was shar
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Target Areas
■ Concentrate your efforts on the body parts that take the biggest battering from work and play, and you’ll see results fast. “Upper-back work is essential for basically everyone,” says Jarlo Ilano, managing director at Gold Medal Bodies. “Everyone i
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Power Pilates For Athletes
At some point in the past decade, the badass prison-cell workout of a German circus performer and boxer interned in England during World War I got co-opted by housewives and university nerds. But more recently, some of the toughest athletes in pro sp
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Lung Power
“Let’s focus on the breath…” It’s the kind of tedious statement usually uttered by an irritating yoga instructor or the incredibly annoying, disembodied voice that came with a meditation app. But if it came from a guy who squats 900 instead, would yo
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The Workout
Stand facing away from the anchor, with straps hanging low to the floor. Put one foot in the handle, the other foot out in front, to assume an elevated lunge position. Sink down with both knees, making sure your feet are wide enough so the front knee
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Mobility Matters
Improved mobility can benefit not only your training, but your day-to-day life. If you’ve ever felt a twinge touching your toes or loading a bag into an overhead locker, some basic hamstring and shoulder work might make all the difference. Equally, i
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A Weighty Subject
So here we are on the other side of COVID-19 and what have we achieved? Some of us used the time to work out and improve our fitness, but many of us, especially those unaccustomed to working from home, may have used the time to binge-watch Netflix, m
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The Saw
1 Sit upright, legs extended out in a V, a bit wider than your hips (if your hamstrings are too tight to straighten your legs, sit on a rolled mat). Reach both arms out to the side, shoulder height. 2 Draw the abdominal muscles in and up, lengtheni
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Hard Facts
“What’s really the best way to do a bench press?” ■ The most common and costly mistake is pressing with your elbows flared out at 90 degrees. This is the way bodybuilders have traditionally benched, and it does activate the pec muscles best, but it’s
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If And When
Working from home poses many problems for the persistent snacker. With the kitchen in close quarters, the promise of quick eats – free from the prying eyes of co-workers – can be too much to resist. Within reason, that’s fine, but home working tends
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How It Works
■ The legs have the body’s biggest muscles, and big muscles burn a lot of calories, including when they’re recovering from a workout. That means they help you get lean on days you don’t even train. But you have to challenge them. Tough exercises like
Australian Men's Fitness1 min lettiNutrition
The Smart Man’s Cheat Sheet
■ Some animal studies suggest that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar may promote weight loss by lowering blood sugar levels, reducing fat storage and suppressing appetite. Unfiltered and unpasteurised ACV has dark, cloudy sediment at the bottom
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Home Body
There’s a lot keeping us inside these days, from the Rona to bloody cold weather. So we thought it was high time we gave at-home training a proper test. We were kindly offered the golden opportunity to test a week of LES MILLS On Demand. Les Mills th
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Drink To Your Health
■ Probiotics help promote good bacteria to your gut, which helps with digestion and gut health, strengthens your immune system, and might even improve your skin and mental acuity, according to several studies. Without question, probiotics are a good
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Make IF work
Plan your food shop for the week. Optimise food quality by fuelling with predominantly wholefoods (fruits, vegetables, beans, lean proteins and healthy fats) while avoiding sugars and refined grains. Prepare your own comfort food. Having healthy snac
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Perform each workout (Day I, II, III and IV) once per week. Exercises marked “A”, “B” and “C” are done in sequence and there are two groups of these sequences in each workout. You’ll do one set of A, rest as needed, then one set of B, rest and then C
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Pedal the World
If you’ve ever dreamed about a big fitness goal, watch Pedal the World on Netflix. Felix Starck spent a year travelling by bike over 17,000km to 22 countries. Felix’s journey is inspiring and uplifting and will have you planning your own big fitness
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Boost Immunity, Fast
With winter comes flus. No-one wants the flu, especially in the age of COVID-19. Keeping your immunity at a high level of readiness is even more of a priority these days. How prepared are you? Read on to find out. We asked a few experts about the mos
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Staying Flexible
To lose a staggering 45kg of body fat, Matthew adopted a flexible diet but ensured he met his calorie and macronutrient targets by using the hugely successful nutritional management app called Equalution. Matt trained about four times a week, mostly
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Fast Reads
■ In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight – for good. ■ Six years ago, Dr Michael Mosley started a health revolution with the
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Train Your Legs, Show Off Your Abs
Leg and abs training hurts. It’s difficult, it burns and it leaves you gasping for air — which is why it’s so effective for losing fat. Most guys in search of a cut look will work their pecs from every angle, pedal a bike or go for a run, then tell t
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Whisky Venture
Winter and whisky go together like summer BBQs and crisp-cold beer. Winter is the perfect time to add some variety to your tippling habits. A quality, well-made whisky is a versatile beverage. For those who like purity, a good whisky is capable of be
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Transform Yourself
SKWOD (pronounced like squad) is the husband-and-wife company behind some of Australia’s most dramatic celebrity body transformations, including Guy Sebastian (The Voice), Rodger Corser (Doctor Doctor), Manu Feildel (My Kitchen Rules), David Campbell
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