Health & Fitness
Australian Men's Fitness

Australian Men's Fitness November 2015

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.
ronda rousey: force of nature

In nearly eight years since we launched Men’s Fitness, Ronda Rousey is the only female athlete we’ve had on the cover. Ever. This is an extraordinary departure for a magazine dedicated to the fitness and health of men, but one which is totally deserved. Ronda is a once-in-a-generation athlete who embodies the spirit and character of this magazine. She is, first and foremost, a supreme fighter. Her self-discipline, dedication to training and diet, and mental attitude is second to none (page 48). It’s little wonder she was voted “the most dominant athlete alive 2015” by Business Insider, beating other superstar athletes such as LeBron James, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt and Cristiano Ronaldo. Moreover, she entered what is arguably the world’s most masculine sport and gained a name by her actions, not…

2 min.
ask men’s fitness

Q How can I train for trail runs if I live in a city? “Trail running requires increased stability and balance that you’re not going to get pounding the pavement,” says running coach George Anderson. “Add in some ‘hill sprints’ up flights of stairs, but be careful to build these in gradually as they can take their toll on calves and knees. You can also develop balance in the gym. Do two or three sets of single-leg squats, using a Bosu ball for an extra challenge.” Q SHOULD I BE USING THE SAUNA AFTER A TOUGH WORKOUT? Heat from the sauna can soothe sore muscles temporarily, but if you’ve had an intense session that might not be the best plan. “When you recover from exercise, your heartrate should come back down to normal,”…

3 min.
training diary

1 MONTH AWAY RUNS Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival Where: Port Douglas, QLD What: Run the 74km JCU Ultra Marathon, the 42km or the 21km half marathon along the fringing reefs. Contact: greatbarrierreefmarathon.com.au RIDES November 19-22Avanti Plus Hellfire Cup Where: Kellevie, TAS What: Tear your way through rugged Tassie on a four-day stage race, either solo or in pairs. Camping at the race village is free and lunches are provided. Contact: hellfirecup.com TRIATHLONS November 28-29Bribie Island Tri Where: Bribie Island, QLD What: Experience the beauty of Bribie while you smash out a PB. With its tide-assisted swim, flat, fast cycle and shaded run, it’s a favourite among racers. Contact: bribietri.com SWIMS November 29Coogee Island Challenge Where: Coogee, NSW What: Power your way around Wedding Cake Island on a 2.4km course or, if you’re just starting out, give the 1km Splash and Dash a red-hot go. Contact: oceanswims.com.au ADVENTURE November 7Raw…

1 min.
don’t look down

Slacklining — balancing on a length of webbing that has more “give” than a conventional tightrope — was popularised in its modern form by climbers looking for a way to wind down. Now, it’s a daredevil sport in its own right. Photographer Simon Carter (onsight.com.au) captured this action shot of Gui Lopes midway through a 70m crossing of the Grose Valley high in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. “I scrambled down a ridge and set my camera up right on the cliff edge,” Carter says. “Lopes wasn’t posing here, so I had to wait until he was in the right place for the shot. It was tense.” How high up was he? “The drop into the valley was about 200m,” Carter says. That’s far enough for him to draw…

1 min.
protein: go big, go early

Those protein guidelines you’ve been following? Throw them on the scrapheap along with the PalmPilots, VHS tapes and Shane Warne bucket hats. The amount of daily protein they recommend, based on outdated testing techniques, isn’t enough to build lean muscle mass or keep you feeling full, researchers now say. According to a new study in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, a healthy, active adult needs about 1.2g of protein daily for every kilo of body weight, compared with the old number of 0.8g — a 50% increase. (And if you lift, you need even more.) The way we time our protein intake — we eat about 60% of the entire day’s ration at our evening meal, the study found — isn’t helping us either. Since our bodies can’t store protein…

1 min.
high and wide

Among gym-goers in the know, the name Dmitry Klokov is mentioned with the same reverence that endurance athletes use for Craig Alexander or Richie Porte — after all, if scooping Olympic gold for weightlifting doesn’t give your lifts legitimacy, not much else can. And don’t worry if your pressing is less than impressive because his signature move, the Klokov press, will work for anyone. Traditional behind-the-neck pressing plays havoc with your shoulders, putting your joints under unnecessary pressure — so widen your grip to lessen the strain and make the move tougher, all while building your very-hard-to-hit deltoids. How to do it Sets 3 Reps 8 Rest 60sec Hold a barbell across the back of your shoulders with your hands roughly double shoulder-width apart. Without using any leg drive, press it overhead. Pause at the…