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Men's Health Australia

Men's Health Australia April 2020

Men's Health is the go-to magazine for Australian men looking to improve all aspects of their lives, from fitness and health to relationships, career and nutrition. If you're looking for expert advice and tips on the best workouts, cooking a tasty, nutritious meal in 15 minutes, reducing stress levels or updating your wardrobe, you'll find it here, all written in Men's Health's intelligent and humorous tone.

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11 Issues

in this issue

2 min
crunch time

A Seiko SSC757J Prospex Sumo Chronograph This solar-powered watch delivers 200m water resistance and a six-month power reserve once it’s fully charged. $1100 B TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Inspired by Tag Heuer’s history with motorsports, this chronograph offers a winning mix of style, functionality and timeless looks. $6150 C Raymond Weil Freelancer Automatic Stylish and robust, this watch features a tachymeter bezel that’s used to calculate units per hour – most commonly speed. $4395 D Mido Commander Chronograph This watch’s movement is COSC-certified – a distinction held by only three per cent of Swiss watches. Accuracy is basically guaranteed. $2800 F Citizen JY8109-85E Deceptively lightweight thanks to the titanium case, this ultra functional watch also lets you tell the time in 43 cities around the world. $1599 E Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon NEDU Chronograph Built for a full-contact lifestyle, this chronograph…

3 min
“you can’t be what you can’t see”

Fifteen years ago, as a bright-eyed sports-science major, I had a vision of saving the world through sport. Like many Australians, I’d witnessed first-hand the uplifting effects of a hometown Olympics in Sydney and carried this optimism into my higher education. While I didn’t have the specifics figured out, one thing was for sure: sport, athletes and the culture and infrastructure around them were key to righting so many of the injustices I perceived in society. Fast forward to 2020 and we’re on the cusp of another Olympiad. In this increasingly divisive era, the power of sport to set us on the right path seems more vital than ever. In that spirit, I invited Casey Conway, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Rugby Australia, to co-write this letter, a process that…

2 min
13 items 31 looks

We’ve taken 13 essentials and created 31 looks – that’s a whole month of style, sorted. Minimal clothing, maximum utility and exceptional value for money. Righ now is the perfect time to revamp your style. But take note: the first step to building your interchangeable wardrobe is a foundation, of hardworking, versatile pieces. (Think: bang for your buck.) This means fewer clothes, better quality, more outfits. Mix and match the pieces here to create 31 distinct looks. Just keep a note of your body measurements on your phone so you can access these digits at any time (and keep your tailor on speed dial). Hit the Mark A garment must have the perfect balance of style and function to receive our MH seal of approval. For example, a bomber jacket is an outer layer…

4 min
the gym that built my family

Midway through last autumn, I stepped into my yard to find eight kids brimming with excitement. One was swinging from a rope. Another hopped over a set of weight plates and declared himself “safe!” as he landed on each one. Two more kids were leaping from a tractor tyre and challenging the rest to follow. These kids (only one of whom is mine) were not exactly working out. They were enthusiastically marking an unexpected turn in my youngest son’s 10th birthday party, as he and his classmates commandeered our open-air gym for play. A workout area that my older sons trained on for lifeguarding and military fitness testing had become an imaginary volcano or pirate ship. This scene fit our backyard’s evolution: a gym we planned as a repurposing of firewood…

12 min
27 apps that will change your life in 2020

AIRVISUAL Bad news for cardio commuters: regularly sucking in city smog damages your lungs, heart and brain, and can trigger inflammation, curbing many of the positive effects you’re chasing. But there’s a way to swerve fumy runs and rides without wearing a Bane mask. This tracker offers detailed data on the air quality in your area, plus you can add ‘places’ you want to track, such as work or home. You can set up push notifications to alert you to the air quality daily. Plus, it will tell you whether to keep your windows closed or avoid that outdoor run. (airvisual.com) NOOM Even for those who food-prep religiously on Sunday nights, the best-laid nutritional plans can fall apart when life gets real. Whatever your nutritional or weight-loss goals might be, this app uses…

6 min
build your own iron paradise

TO HELP PICK the best gear and glean tips on how to build an affordable home gym, we consulted an Avengers-style fitness squad: Hollywood trainer Magnus Lygdback, who creates home gyms for stars like Ben Affleck and Alexander Skarsgård; Cooper Mitchell, editor-in-chief ofGarageGymReviews.com;andUSMH’s fitness brains, director Ebenezer Samuel and associate fitness editor Brett Williams. Assuming you don’t have unlimited space or resources, like Dwayne Johnson, you’ll need to figure out what you want. Before you do anything, says Lygdback, ask yourself these three questions: 1. What do you like to do? 2. What does your body need? 3. Do you want to get better at something? Then use that info to guide how you divide your space and budget. If you like doing bodyweight work and circuits, your biggest costs may be a bench, a…