Most worthwhile things in life don’t come easy – whether you’re taking on a new challenge, such as completing a triathlon, or fighting to re-build your confidence after a knock, there’s no shame in making a bit of an effort. Take this issue’s fitness hero, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. He recently admitted that he battled with depression before bossing it, and uses exercise to beat the blues – turn to p18 for some mood-lifting advice. And, if completing a triathlon is actually on your bucket list, then HFM’s guide to swim, bike, run on p25 contains all the tips you’ll need to turn effort into success.
When it comes to physical self-improvement there’s not much that says you mean business better than arms that bust out of your T-shirt. But chasing bigger biceps alone won’t give you balanced gains, or functional strength, which is why our 6-Weeks To Bigger Arms plan will deliver whole-body results while making sure you fill that T-shirt by summer – turn to p53 for more. And, if you’re dieting to cut fat, make sure you read our myth-busting investigation into the most popular diets for men on p38 to find out if they are fad or fit.
Whatever goal you’ve set yourself, often the biggest challenge is getting started itself and not putting the brakes on before you’ve even got going. Don’t overthink it. Keep it simple – and start by starting…