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Australian Men's Fitness

Australian Men's Fitness July 2020

Men's Fitness is your personal trainer, dietician, life coach and training partner in one package. It's about fitness of the mind and body. Covering fitness, health, nutrition, participation in sport, relationships, travel and men's fashion, the magazine drives its readers to be fitter, stronger, healthier and ultimately, happier.

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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
a weighty subject

So here we are on the other side of COVID-19 and what have we achieved? Some of us used the time to work out and improve our fitness, but many of us, especially those unaccustomed to working from home, may have used the time to binge-watch Netflix, make frequent trips the fridge, start happy hour early and sleep in. (Yes, guilty as charged.) The result: a slightly broader belly, maybe. Or perhaps a little less muscular definition than you once had. No biggie. It’s fixable and everything you need is in this issue. Welcome to the Iso Body Rebuild issue. Inside, we’ve assembled the latest and greatest methodologies to rid yourself of unwanted fat thought diet and exercise. And we’ve included a shit-ton of workouts you can use to get your…

1 min.
the smart man’s cheat sheet

Drink this Belly be gone Some animal studies suggest that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar may promote weight loss by lowering blood sugar levels, reducing fat storage and suppressing appetite. Unfiltered and unpasteurised ACV has dark, cloudy sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Known as “the mother”, this sediment consists mainly of acetic acid bacteria. A shot before your morning coffee may help you lose the belly. Listen to this Inspiring stuff Rich Roll is a recovering alcoholic, an ultra-marathon athlete, a vegan and bestselling author. His podcasts are often meandering, but he has a talent for meaningful, deep conversations. His guests range across the fitness and wellness space and delve into the latest thinking about health; physical mental and even spiritual. His episodes often hit the two-hour mark and…

1 min.
hay ride

Benny Milam, 24, is currently on a stratospheric rise to the pinnacle of the professional snowboarding ranks. He’s young, he’s hungry and he is incredibly talented. On top of taking home the number one spot at 2019’s renowned rail jam Rock-A-Rail and landing in third place at the 2020 Winter Dew Tour Streetstyle jam, Milam has also been filming some of the most mind-bending video partsof Snowboarder Magazine over the pastfewyears. Here, Benny performs a backside wallride while being towed in by Levi Lavallee during Red Bull Barn Burners at ERX Motorpark in the USA in February this year.…

1 min.
old man brawn and brains

Researchers have found that six months of strength training (lifting weights) can help protect brain areas especially vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease up to one year later. The team, led by researchers at the University of Sydney, conducted a clinical trial for older people at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease due to mild cognitive impairment. Study participants were randomly allocated to do computerised brain training, strength training or combined computer and strength training, which they did for just six months, followed by their usual activity for 12 months. The long-term study found strength training led to overall benefits to cognitive performance, benefits linked to protection from degeneration in specific subregions of the hippocampus, a major component of the brain. The hippocampus subregions targeted by the strength training were those especially vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease. In the…

2 min.
training breakthroughs

Step lively Walk more, live longer. It’s that simple, according to a new study that found higher daily step counts were associated with lower mortality risk from all causes. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the researchers found that compared with taking 4,000 steps per day, a number considered to be low for adults, taking 8,000 steps per day was associated with a 51% lower risk for all-cause mortality (or death from all causes). Taking 12,000 steps per day was associated with a 65% lower risk compared with taking 4,000 steps. In contrast, the authors saw no association between step intensity and risk of death after accounting for the total number of steps taken per day. The next big thing: Pycnogenol If you haven’t heard a lot about Pycnogenol…

2 min.
nutrition breakthroughs

Fat makes you dumb Ordering a greasy cheeseburger and fries might literally be a dumb move, recent research suggests. A new, small study from Ohio State University, US, indicates eating a single meal high in saturated fats may hamper your ability to mentally focus. “Anecdotally, a lot of people struggle to focus during the time after lunch,” says study author Annelise Madison. This study looked at what short-term effect a single meal might have, Madison says. Saturated fats are found in red meat, dairy products and tropical oils, including coconut and palm. The thin gene While others may be eating right to stay in shape, some people stay slim effortlessly, no matter what they eat. In a study published in the journal Cell, researchers used a genetic database of more than 47,000…