Warner Bros Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tomb Raider actress Alicia Vikander had to get cut (like, really cut) for her role as Lara Croft in the action movie remake. After all, she’s got big shoes to fill—hello, Angelina Jolie played the original badass action hero in the 2001 film.And she certainly took that challenge seriously: Alicia packed on 12 pounds of muscle for the role. That impressive fitness feat happened with the help of celeb trainer Magnus Lygdback (whose clients include Brittany Spears and Gal Gadot). Advertisement - Continue Reading Below He worked with Alicia starting three months before the movie shoot, using the "Magnus Method"—an interval-based fitness regimen he developed. For Alicia's muscle-bulking goals, the trainer worked out with her for an hour a day, six to seven days a week, mainly focusing on heavy weight lifting and strength training exercises (think squats, pushups, chinups, medicine ball slams, etc), reports USA Today. To … [Read more...] about The Training Method ‘Tomb Raider’s’ Alicia Vikander Used To Pack On 12 Pounds Of Muscle
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Medium-chain triglycerides are a type of fat that is found in certain oils and dairy products. MCT oil is a supplement made of these fats. But what are the potential health benefits of MCT oil? Many articles in circulation recommend the use of MCT oil. They claim that it can help people lose weight and that it has several other benefits. This article explores the health benefits of MCT oil, as supported by scientific evidence. It also considers the risks around the use of MCT oil, as well as where to source it and how it can be used. MCT oil is a dietary supplement that is made up of MCT fats, which are fats that can be found in coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and dairy products. MCT oil is mainly used by people looking to lose weight, or boost their endurance during a workout. Some supporters of MCT oil also claim it can improve the ability to think, as well as help with various forms of dementia. What are MCTs and why are they different from other fats? Fats are made up of chains … [Read more...] about What are the possible benefits of MCT oil?
Stress-busting psychedelics, weight loss shortcuts, muscle-building accelerators. Biohacking pioneer Tim Ferriss, author of the new book Tools of Titans, reveals his peak performance secrets in a wide-ranging, 45-minute conversation with Men’s Health editor in chief Matt Bean.Matt Bean: I’m at The Cannibal in New York City with bestselling author Tim Ferriss, who joins us fresh off the launch of his new book Tools of Titans, which you can check out at toolsoftitans.com.Tim, this new book is the distillation of your hugely successful podcast series, which guys definitely should check out on iTunes.Let’s just break it down: What can people expect to find in this book?Tim Ferriss: The book is first and foremost something I made for myself. After The 4-Hour Chef, I promised myself I wouldn’t write another long book.It didn’t quite work out. I set aside an entire month to go through all the transcripts—about 10,000 pages of notes from guests like the … [Read more...] about Tim Ferriss Reveals His Hacks For Staying In Shape, Fighting Stress, and Living a Happier Life