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  • Weirdest stuff on the web

    FITNESS FABLES

    VIRTUAL INSANITY

    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

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    5 WORLDS

    MOST

    EXPENSIVE

    WATCHES

    SHORT CIRCUIT

    BEST 10 MINUTE PROGRAM

    DUMBBELLDRILL YOUR ONE KIT ROUTINE

    instagram account: @pfmag

    LEG

    LEG DAYKILLER CALVES

    ARM YOURSELF

    BODYBUILDING SCENE IN KUWAIT

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  • 402/2015

    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?

    WARM UP

    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

    TRAIN

    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

  • 502/2015

    WARM UPThis Month

    70SNAPPED IN ACTIONMeet the real stars of Perfect Fit YOU!

    74VIRTUAL INSANITYWe look at this months seemingly crazy Internet fitness fads

    LIVE

    STYLE

    COOL DOWN

    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

    FUEL

    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

    602/2015

    Organise your life to become a hero Ahmed Ashkanani

    FIT FOR PURPOSE

    5 THINGS

    YOU MUST DO IN FEBRUARY

    PUBLISHERRefocus Media

    www.refocusmedia.com

    EDITOR IN CHIEFKhaloon Al Yahya

    MANAGING EDITOR Nouh Barake

    EXECUTIVE EDITOR Katarzyna Khanna

    editor@perfectfitmagazine.com

    DEPUTY EDITOR Gemma Emmerson

    gemma@perfectfitmagazine.com

    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

    DESIGNERSAndrew Douek-Pirotte

    Mateusz Wieliczka Krzysztof Paciorek

    PHOTOGRAPHY Fahad Bassam Al Bassam

    Arfan Ahmed Sultan "Photokina"

    PRINT & PRODUCTIONAl Khat Printing Press

    SUBSCRIPTIONSwww.perfectfitmagazine.com/subscribesubscriptions@perfectfitmagazine.com

    ADVERTISINGwww.perfectfitmagazine.com/advertising

    advertising@perfectfitmagazine.com

    Perfect Fit Magazine welcomes new contributors. If you would like to write for us, email your article ideas to the

    Executive Editor: editor@perfectfitmagazine.com

    Press releases and general enquires should be sent to the Deputy Editor: gemma@perfectfitmagazine.com

    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

    E: info@refocusmedia.com

    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

    COPYRIGHT 2015

    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 editor@perfectfitmagazine.com. KATARZYNA KHANNAExecutive Editor

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  • 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::

    902/2015

    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?

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  • WARM UP Extreme Sports

    Picture Picture TAKE THE LEAP

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    1002/2015

  • 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!

    1102/2015

  • 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