The People magazine crowned Idris Elba the Sexiest Man Alive for 2018, and the Internet celebrates with Memes .
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The British actor is popular for his police process shows Luther and for HBO's crime series The Wire as well as in films including Thor: Ragnarok , Pacific Rim, and Beasts without Nation. (There is also the Fan Campaign to make him the next James Bond to continue following him.) Of course, his broad, muscular 6 & 2; 2-inch frame certainly did not do any harm as he finished his last Title snapped.
The 46-year-old Elba is no stranger to men's health . As our cover star in 201
Idris Elba loves training that requires nothing but your body
Elba certainly has access to many Hollywood aids to maintain his body. However, when he spoke with Men's Health he kept his fitness routine as simple as possible. He fired quick jabs and a left-right combination, then a flood of knee socks on a nonexistent opponent.
"Shadowboxing is one of the best workouts you can do," he said . "They do not need equipment, and it affects every muscle, which is what Nelson Mandela did in his prison cell many mornings." (Elba played in Mandela 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom .)
Kickboxing is a passion.
Elba has been training in kickboxing for over ten years. The sport requires intense full-body sportiness. But for Elba it has another meaning: to allow him to punch someone in the ass.
"Some people want to be streamlined or jog for miles," he said, "but my ultimate fitness goal is to fight." If I climb into the ring, could I go five laps? That's what I strive for. That's what I think is appropriate. I want to know that when I'm struggled to the ground, & # 39; I have the strength to fend off a man. Kickboxing is robust – that's all nuclear power. But when you are ready to fight, you feel that you can exist forever. "
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While Elba does not work because he is considered too dangerous by film producers, footage of him in the ring shows he can not be confused with him.
He appeared in one Discovery show, Idris Elba: Fighter after his training and kickboxing.
It's too bad we do not see him as Bond's fists since he said ] he will play the role
His heart is uncommon.
You can imagine someone like Elba going a mile-long ride or fiddling with a rowing machine or bike, but Elba's Cardio parade is even less than his shadow boxing.
"My favorite way to break a sweat is to skip," he said to the people . "I like skipping, ten minutes of jumping is a lot of work, believe it or not Your whole body goes and you break sweat very quickly. "
Now you know: Elba is skipper. He still fits in with other exercises in a gym. In fact, he sweats all the time. "I try to exercise whenever I can," he said Men's Health . This could mean running 45 minutes in the morning, doing 100 push ups or swimming. He adds, "Every muscle in your body is being trained."
He is not afraid of carbs or dessert.
Elba is aware of what he is doing in his body, but he does not follow an extremely strict diet. He usually has a good breakfast and carbs and protein, usually a healthy cereal and eggs.
He does not see carbohydrates as an enemy, but as a fuel. "The best thing I cook is toast. I can make really good toast. Believe that! ", He said. (Okay, maybe he's not the best cook in the world.)
And he'll even be pampered in sweets when the mood is right. "My favorite midnight snack is a Snickers bar," Elba said. "You know, it's nougat, it's caramel, but it's fast too. And you can get rid of the wrapper really fast, so nobody has to know it. "