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The super hunky British actor, Idris Elba, graces the cover of Men’s Health magazine Dec. issue. This news is sure to make so many ladies across the world very happy, as the actor is a favorite with the ladies because of his looks and physique.

In the magazine he speaks on his fitness regimen and how that translates to his emotional well-being. He says “When I’m fit, I’m more focused. I have greater patience and my temper is more stable, so I’m better in almost all my relationships. I’m more vigilant about the sh*t I put up with. I see clearer. When I’m out of shape, I’m emotionally lazy.”

Idris Elba in Men's Health magazine play

Idris Elba in Men's Health magazine

(Men's Health)

 

The 6’2, 195-pound British actor has trained in kick boxing for a 10 years, and you can tell. He says "Shadowboxing is one of the best workouts you can do," he says after he catches his breath. "You don't need any equipment, and it works every muscle. It's what Nelson Mandela did many mornings in his jail cell."

The nature of his fitness is quite practical. He wants to be able to protect himself if need be. He explains that "Some guys want to be toned or want to jog for miles, but my ultimate fitness goal is to be fight-ready. That's what I strive for. That's what I consider fit. I want to know that if I'm being wrestled to the ground, I've got the strength to fight a man off.”

Idris Elba in Men's Health magazine play

Idris Elba in Men's Health magazine

(Men's Health)

 

While speaking of his routine, he discloses; “I do these burpees where you have to stand up, and then you kind of crawl on your hands to the burpee position, burpee, and then crawl back up and do a star jump. I do about 15 of those and then I’m done.”

To get more of the scoop on Elba, and get to know the other 17 Fittest Guys of 2015, grab the December issue of Men’s Health.

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