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  • HOW TO HYDRATE

    STRENGTH WITHIN, PRIDE THROUGHOUT

    Expert advice from industry specialists

    Exclusive preview of new physique contest

    VIP CONTRIBUTORS

    WAWAN THE MODEL

    KTOWN GYM UPDATES Fitness news from across Kuwait

    MAD MARCH: EXTREME SPORTS FEATURE SPEC IAL

    ISSUE 13 MARCH 2016 www.perfectfitmagazine.com instagram account: @pfmag

    N E W L O O K A N N I V E R S A R Y E D I T I O N !

    RUNNERS REHABTips to treat and prevent common injuries

    SPA@HOMEMassage therapy from XCite

    Work wear from The Avenues

    FIX UP LOOK

    SHARP

    NORTH FACE CHALLENGE

    REVIEW

    Our highlights from 2015

    PERFECT MOMENTS

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    16 TWO NEW LOCATIONS

    18 LEVRONE IN STORE

    17 GUN SHOW THIS MARCH

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    14OXYGEN NEWSCompetition prep underway for Arnold Sports Festival

    15O2 CLINIC NEWS Find the origin of your injury

    16 FITNESS FIRST NEWSEmpire grows to include two fantastic new sites

    17PLATINUM NEWSArm wrestling contest coming up this month

    18HEALTH HOUSE NEWSSignature Series from an IFBB Hall Of Fame legend

    19WEIGHT LOSS NEWSClear out your kitchen!

    WARM UP 2212-WEEK WORKOUTAre you tough enough for the Canadian Moutie fitness drill?

    28TRAIN LIKE A TRIATHLETEGet competition fit without even having to leave the house

    30 MEDICINE BALLComplete guide + exercise plan

    34CABLE MACHINEFive moves for your arms and abs

    39PHYSIO LOCKERHow to prevent running injuries

    22 GREAT NORTHERN

    14 COMING TO AMERICA

    TRAIN

    WEVE HAD A MAGAZINE MAKEOVER!

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    CONTENTS

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    44FOOD FIGHT: DIET KEBABThis month its a Middle Eastern classic 45A BETTER BREWWhy you should be drinking yerba mate tea

    46WEIGHT LOSS SUPPSThe truth about diet aids from Dr. Abdullah Al Mutawa

    48 WHAT IS CITRULLINE MALATE?Expert advice from dietician Ahmad Al Saleh

    49WHEN HUNGER STRIKESProtein-packed products to satisfy the snack attack

    52REFLEX REVIEWHow to get big with the biggest brands in Kuwait

    53DIET DUKKANHealthy eating gets serious at the new Wawan store

    54HYDRATION STATIONPerformance enhancementwithout pills or powders

    57CHEAT DAYThe right way to cheat at Burger + Lobster

    30 TEST YOUR BALL SKILLS

    34 ONE KIT WONDER

    39 RUNNING REHAB

    FUEL

    44 DIET KEBAB

    45 A BETTER BREW

    49 SNACK ATTACK

    46 DIET AIDS

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    54 HYDRATION STATION

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    80SUITED + BOOTEDStylish work wear to look the business

    85IRON MANS SUITThe celebrity closet of Tony Stark aka Robert Downey Jr.

    87 HANDS + FEETTurn your home into a day spa, then sit back and relax

    88HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSReinforce your gym bag with three heavy duty bits of kit

    60 ADRENALIN RUSHThe world's most extreme sports

    64 DONT LOOK DOWN!The sport that will take you to new heights

    68PRO VISION NORTH FACE CHALLENGEFull report + winners roll call

    72 SPARK MARATHON Road race review + results

    76 THE MODEL - WAWANExclusive look at the worlds biggest physique competition

    60 BRAVE HEARTS

    80 WORK WEAR64 THE WORLD OF CLIMBING 68 NORTH FACE CHALLENGE

    76 WAWAN THE MODEL

    LIVE STYLE

    WARMUP

    CONTENTS

    72 SPARK MARATHON

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    92HILL SIDE STATSIncredible info plus training tips for climbers

    94 PERFECT FIT IS ONE!Our favourite moments from the past 12 months

    96 YOUR WORKOUT:PLATINUM PLAYERSHow do firefighters stay in shape for their job?

    98YOUR WORKOUT:TRAINING AT O2Hear from aspiring models and wannabe physique pros

    100YOUR WORKOUT:NEW! SPARK GYM Six gym profiles from our brand new location

    102GET CONNECTEDNew social media page

    88 FIT KIT

    87 DOWN TIME

    96 YOUR WORKOUT

    92 HIGHS & LOWS

    102 GET CONNECTED

    COOL DOWN

    MARCH 2016 ISSUE 13

    85 RDJS STYLE

    94 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  • PUBLISHER Refocus Media www.refocusmedia.com EDITOR IN CHIEF Khaldoon Al Yahya MANAGING EDITOR Nouh Barake EXECUTIVE EDITOR Katarzyna Khanna editor@perfectfitmagazine.com DEPUTY EDITOR Gemma Emmerson gemma@perfectfitmagazine.com SUB EDITORS Lisa Monteith, Nehma Al Falah PR MANAGER Ahmad Qahtan ARABIC TRANSLATION Rania Azba CONTRIBUTORS Dr. Abdullah Al Mutawa, Ahmad Al Saleh, Adrian Bricker, Bo Heamyan, Aimee Joseph, Kate Marshall, Lisa Monteith, Marie Molinie, Mark Pilkington, Reshmi Revi, Vianney Selin, Angela Youngman CREATIVE DIRECTION Andrew Douek-Pirotte, Nader Al Qasim DESIGNERS Mateusz Wieliczka, Krzysztof Paciorek, Zain Al Aabdin Al Nejah PHOTOGRAPHY Nader Al Qasim, Mahdi Baqer PRINT & PRODUCTION Al Khat Printing Press ADVERTISING www.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 Media Kuwait, Qibla, Fahad Al-Salem st., Al-Salam Tower, 9th Floor T: +965 222 00 453, +965 222 00 454 E: info@refocusmedia.com DISCLAIMER Reader discretion is advised. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program or when making changes to an existing program if you have any doubts about your health status.

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    THE TEAM

    WELCOME to the new and improved Perfect Fit! Have you wondered what happened to the magazine over the past month? Weve been busy working intently behind the scenes. After 12 wonderful months in Kuwait, we decided to celebrate our first birthday with a special edition that eventually turned into a complete magazine redesign. Each and every page of the magazine has been revamped to give it a fresher, more modern look. We have new expert contributors and new content ideas. And as always, we gathered for you a ton of great training advice and nutrition tips to support you in reaching your fitness goals, plus style secrets to keep you looking and feeling great. We think Perfect Fit is now better than ever, but we would like to hear it from you! Get in touch and let us know what you think about the new style and if there is something we could do to improve it further. The magazine is meant to be YOUR best training partner lets make it TOGETHER!KATARZYNA KHANNAEXECUTIVE EDITOR

    Magazines must keep running to stay in place

    COPYRIGHT 2016 ALL RIGHT RESERVED

    5 THINGS YOU MUST DO THIS MONTH Test your strength at Platinums 2016 annual arm wrestling contest Become a master of the medicine ball plus full body workout drill

    Stock up on snacks to avoid the afternoon slump and boost energy

    Get ready for the worlds biggest physique contest: The Model

    Shop for Mothers Day with these amazing home spa massage gadgets

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    TEAM TALKMeet this months nutrition and physiotherapy expert columnists that make Perfect Fit even more perfect!

    DR. ABDULLAH AL MUTAWAWith credentials that include a BA in Nutrition Dietetics, a PhD in Sports Nutrition and two years at the Ministry of Health, Rijeemy Clinic founder Dr. Abdullahs monthly columns are an invaluable source of nutrition advice. Turn to page 46 for his ultimate guide to weight loss supplements, including what to take, what to avoid, and how to shed kilos with natural thermogenics.

    VIANNEY SELINStrength and conditioning coach Vianney has spent over a decade helping athletes to hone their speed, strength and skills on almost every continent. Throughout his career, Vianney has specialised in the conditioning of soccer players and attended several FIFA World Cups in a professional capacity. Nowadays you can find him at SPARK gym and on page 54!

    AHMAD AL SALEHAhmad has been involved in nutrition consultation for over 12 years. His accolades include working as the Kuwait National Football Teams sport dietician and more recently, becoming appointed as a sport nutrition consultant for Tuning. On page 48, Ahmad will be looking at how Citrulline Malate can help to boost your workout.

    MARIE MOLINIEFrench-born Marie is head therapist at the O2 Therapy Clinic at Oxygen Jabriya and has spent 15 years as a certified sports therapist and personal trainer. Every month she will be using her experience and expertise to help explain the importance of physiotherapy. This month Marie looks at the difference between the cause and symptoms of your injury. Turn to page 15 to read more.LISA MONTEITH

    Lisa is a UK-based nutritional therapist and author of Perfect Fits monthly Food Fight and weight loss news pages, as well as one-off features including natural testosterone boosters and the p