Idris Elba Men’s Health December 2015 – 12c

For Idris Elba, Being Fit Means Being “Fight-Ready”

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba and his stellar physique cover the December issue of Men’s Health where he shares what he considers “fit.”

Having trained in kickboxing for a decade, the British actor says, “Some guys want to be toned or want to jog for miles, but my ultimate fitness goal is to be fight-ready. If I step into the ring, could I go toe-to-toe for five rounds? 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. Kickboxing is rugged—it’s all core strength. But when you’re fight-ready, you feel like you can last forever.

Hard work pays off. Check out photos from Elba’s cover shoot with photographer Ture Lillegraven below.

Idris Elba Covers Men's Health December 2015

Idris Elba Covers Men’s Health December 2015

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men's Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven

Idris Elba for Men’s Health December 2015 by Ture Lillegraven


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