perfect fit magazine - february 2015
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DESCRIPTIONThe GO PRO Issue
Weirdest stuff on the web
FOOD FIGHTGuilt-free desserts
Separate fact from fiction
STRENGTH WITHIN, PRIDE THROUGHOUT
GO PRO: GUIDE TO COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
ISSUE 1 FEBRUARY 2015 2KD
THE INCREDIBLE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WHEY
ARM YOURSELFWITH BIGGER BICEPS IN JUST 12 WEEKS
BODY LIKE BANETRAINING WITH TOM HARDY
BEST 10 MINUTE PROGRAM
DUMBBELLDRILL YOUR ONE KIT ROUTINE
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BODYBUILDING SCENE IN KUWAIT
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WARM UP This Month
09 AHMED ALI ASHKANANI Introducing Perfect Fits first ever cover star
10PICTURE PERFECTA flying start to the inaugural issue
13BODY LIKE BANE How Tom Hardy achieves his incredible physique
14HORSEPOWERRace track secrets and stats
15SMALL AND MIGHTYWork your core and balance like a jockey
16KIT BAG ESSENTIALSThe greatest gym gear and gadgets
17WEIGHT LOSS UPDATEAre men better dieters than women?
FEBRUARY 2015 ISSUE 01CONTENTS
20NEWS FROM THE GYMLatest on Kuwait's best workout centres
25FITNESS FABLES: PART I Should you break if you ache?
27EQUIPMENT EXPERTGet better results at the calf machine
28ONE KIT WONDERFour fantastic dumbbell exercises
30SHORT CIRCUITBurn fat and build muscle fast
34ARMS RACEBigger biceps after just 12 weeks
38REBOOTHow to kick-start your workout
42DESK EXERCISESStretch at work28 DUMBBELL DRILL
13 CELEBRITY FITNESS
WARM UPThis Month
70SNAPPED IN ACTIONMeet the real stars of Perfect Fit YOU!
74VIRTUAL INSANITYWe look at this months seemingly crazy Internet fitness fads
58THE COMPLETE BEGINNER'SGUIDE TO BODYBUILDINGWhat you need to know about going pro
66FASHION FOURThe best white shirts and how to wear them
68TIME TO GET SERIOUSThe world's most expensive watches
FEBRUARY 2015 ISSUE 01
46WHEY OF LIFEThe astounding benefits of whey protein
48WHICH WHEY? The best supplements available in Kuwait
51SUPERFOOD OF THE MONTHAcai berries PLUSDelicious smoothie recipe
53FOOD FIGHTThe battle of the frozen desserts:Frozen Yogurt vs Ice Cream
54PROTEIN-PACKED VEGGIE FOODHow to feed your muscles without meat
57EATING'S NOT CHEATINGSplurge in style with a cheat day at Lord of the Wings46 SUPERHERO SUPPLEMENTS
70 YOUR WORKOUT 66 SUITS YOU
09 ON THE COVER AHMED ALI ASHKANANI
58 BECOMING A PRO BODYBUILDER
WARM UP Editors Letter
Organise your life to become a hero Ahmed Ashkanani
FIT FOR PURPOSE
YOU MUST DO IN FEBRUARY
EDITOR IN CHIEFKhaloon Al Yahya
MANAGING EDITOR Nouh Barake
EXECUTIVE EDITOR Katarzyna Khanna
DEPUTY EDITOR Gemma Emmerson
SUB EDITORSLisa Monteith, Nehma Al Falah
PR MANAGERAhmad Qahtan
ARABIC TRANSLATION Rania Azba
CONTRIBUTORSAidan Bricker, Luke Haward, Bo Heamyan,
Kate Marshall, Mark Pilkington, Reshmi Revi
CREATIVE DIRECTIONDavid Botham, Nader Al Quasim
Mateusz Wieliczka Krzysztof Paciorek
PHOTOGRAPHY Fahad Bassam Al Bassam
Arfan Ahmed Sultan "Photokina"
PRINT & PRODUCTIONAl Khat Printing Press
Perfect Fit Magazine welcomes new contributors. If you would like to write for us, email your article ideas to the
Executive Editor: email@example.com
Press releases and general enquires should be sent to the Deputy Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfect Fit Magazine is published by Refocus MediaKuwait, Salmiya, Salem Al Mubarak Street
Wataniya Complex, 5th floor, T: +965 222 00 453, +965 222 00 454
T H E T E A M
Streamline your workout: train your whole body with just one piece of kit
Fix up your footwear and match your shoes to your workout
Start your day the smart way with a superfood smoothie
Hit the stores for the white shirt closet staples
Weigh out the whey and choose the best supplement
ALL RIGHT RESERVED
People join the gym for various reasons: some want to get fit or lose weight, some do it for their wellbeing and some want to build an impressive physique. The underlying reason is always the same: we want to improve. We strive for perfection.
Every athlete or bodybuilder can identify with this desire to become better and better. It is certainly true for our first ever cover model, Ahmed Ali Ashknani. But also for the team at Perfect Fit Magazine; for when the idea of creating this publication was first conceived over a year ago, we were driven by the same aspiration to create something unique, something perfect.
We aspire to be the best source of mens health and fitness information in Kuwait, bringing you expert advice on sports training, nutrition and lifestyle. It is for every man. Whether you are a professional bodybuilder or a recreational gym goer, you will find something to educate and inspire you on your journey to optimal physical and mental performance.
We chose Strength Within, Pride Throughout as our motto. And it is with great pride that I present to you the first issue of Perfect Fit Magazine. Every page in your hands has been meticulously crafted to offer you our valued reader something new and exciting to enhance your life.
I hope you will enjoy reading the issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the magazine, please get in touch. Email your comments to email@example.com. KATARZYNA KHANNAExecutive Editor
AVAILABLE AT WAWAN PROTEINAl Rigai: 24800688AlSalmiyah: 25741935
Who better to star on the first ever cover of Perfect Fit than one of Kuwaits favourite and most promising bodybuilders? Meet Mr. Ashkanani
GET STARTED"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
DREAM BIGNothing is impossible
FUEL & REBOOTThe most important things in this sport are rest and nutrition
NEVER QUITKeep on training throughout the year to get the desired result and development
TOTAL DEDICATIONOrganise your life to become a hero
AHMED'S TOP 5 FITNESS TIPS
AHMED ALI ASHKANANION THE COVER::
WARM UPCover Star
Ahmed Ali Ashkanani, we salute you! Keep up the hard work, and good luck with your next competition we have a feeling well be seeing a lot more of you. Join Ahmed on Instagram @ahmd_ashkanani
t just 30 years old, Ahmed Ali Ashkanani has spent half of his life weight training.
He began working out at the age of 15, and it has certainly paid off. From his first win at the Kuwait Juniors Championship ten years ago, Mr. Ashkanani has gone on to take trophies at both the Gulf and Asian Championships, and the Arnold Classic Championship; and his hard work and dedication culminated in another victory last year, at the Mr. Olympia Amateur Championship in Bahrain. This homegrown hero is definitely one to watch on the bodybuilding circuit.
Outside of the sport, Mr. Ashkanani is married with one child and also teaches physical education.
So, as an inspirational fitness tutor as well as an international bodybuilding champion, what are his top five tips for anyone wishing to follow in his footsteps?
Cover photography by Arfan Ahmed Sultan "Photokina"
WARM UP Extreme Sports
Picture Picture TAKE THE LEAP
Picture TAKE THE LEAPTAKE THE LEAP
WARM UPExtreme Sports
T housands flock from all over the globe to bungee jump off the historic Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand. Only the bravest can make the 43m leap towards the water-filled gorge below before the cord rebounds and they soar back towards the bridge above. Regarded as the birthplace of the sport, this is where AJ Hackett began the first commercial bungee jump over 35 years ago. It also boasts New Zealands only tandem experience, though it offers the disclaimer that while you may share the thrill, it does not halve the fear!
DIET COOKIE Baked cookie Rich in protein (21.5g) Contains all elements of natural fat burning
CLA - L CARNITINE - GREEN TEA EXTRACT - CHROMIUM
HEALTHY OATMEAL COOKIES Delicious baked cookies, healthy and suitable for all Contain 32g protein Contain low carbs less