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Muscle & Fitness

March 2020

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12 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
make your mark

Actor Mark Wahlberg is already a superstar with plenty of accomplishments to hang his hat on. Still, at 48 years of age, he doesn’t seem interested in taking a break. Between his new Netflix film, Spenser Confidential; his latest fitness endeavor, F45 Training; and his supp line, Performance Inspired, Wahlberg has somehow found a way to get into the best shape of his life right now. Even if you’re not trying to look like Wahlberg, what you can learn from him is that hard work is what will get you where you want to be, regardless of whether you’re 30, 40, or even pushing 50 like Wahlberg. In this month’s M&F, we provide you with the tools you need to help you reach your goals. On page 98, we show you how to…

1 min.
muscle & fitness

CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER David Pecker CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER Zack Zeigler EDITORIAL MANAGING EDITOR Brian Good SENIOR EDITORS Nate Millado, Jeff Tomko SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITORS Andrew Gutman, Rose McNulty ASSOCIATE EDITOR Anthony O’Reilly SENIOR FITNESS & WELLNESS ADVISER Don Saladino ART/PRODUCTION CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ian Robinson DESIGNER Griffin McCabe EDITORIAL PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Russell Mendoza COPY CHIEF Yeun Littlefield PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO DIRECTOR & DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER Erica Schultz PHOTO RESEARCHERS Amanda Suarez, Sam Wilson MUSCLEANDFITNESS.COM DIGITAL DIRECTOR Declan O’Kelly SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER Daniel Mihailescu ASSOCIATE VIDEO PRODUCER Pierce Kuchle VIDEOGRAPHER Chris Lind SENIOR WEB PRODUCER Victor Kim SOCIAL CREATIVE COORDINATOR Brian Riley JUNIOR VIDEO PRODUCER Alexa Payesko CONTRIBUTORS Edgar Artiga; Per Bernal; Dwayne Jackson, Ph.D.; Tim Mantoani; Myatt Murphy; Dennis Nishi; Tim Scheett, Ph.D.; Dustin Snipes; Matthew Solan; Ian Spanier; Gregg Wangard; Joe Wuebben EVP/GROUP PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Chris Scardino ADVERTISING & MARKETING ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, ADVERTISING Dara Markus ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER, MARKETING Samantha DiTata EASTERN SALES OFFICE 4 New York Plaza, 4th…

2 min.
find your way

Instagram: @zraz Late last fall, I had all the symptoms of a Level 5 training funk: low energy, uninspired workouts, even clock watching while training. None of this was new, but this time my previously failproof remedies—switching up training styles, changing tools, even tinkering with the intensity—weren’t working. What I needed was a figurative ball kick. So I challenged myself to take on a Spartan Trifecta (three races—5K, 10K, and half-marathon—and 70-plus obstacles) and Spartan Ultra (24 hours, 30 miles, 120 obstacles) within a week…and with only five weeks to train. The Trifecta was held in warm and sunny Sparta, Greece, which made issues like calf cramps, a header into a rocky stream, and a gnarly palm blister easy to shrug off during the two-day event. After finishing all three races with minimal damage, I…

2 min.
shaq. he’s one of us!

Big stars are a lot like big biceps: People simply can’t take their eyes off them. But let’s be honest. Not all stars are created equal. Every so often a star comes along who manages to lift us up in ways nearly impossible to quantify. If you were watching last year’s Olympia, you likely caught a glimpse of the larger-than-life figure seated in the front row—NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal. He wasn’t attending the event simply to make “an appearance.” He was there because he loves bodybuilding with the same authenticity that has made him one of the world’s most sought-after product endorsers and a powerhouse in the world of business and entertainment. Shaq is made from a different mold, and he’s exactly the kind of celebrity Joe Weider had in mind when…

3 min.
f marks the spot

EVEN AT AGE 48, there is no end in sight for the ways that Mark Wahlberg can inspire fans and friends. If he’s not blowing up social media with six-pack selfies, Wahlberg is motivating gymgoers of all ages and skills—from weekend warriors to NBA All-Stars—with his contagiously well-documented morning workout schedule. “I saw [Mark] working out at 4 a.m. when I was once in Paris with him, and [my morning routine] took off for me from there,” Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler says. “A lot of things in my training regimen are because of that guy.” Wahlberg’s latest fitness quest: spreading the word of Australian-based F45 stateside and extolling the virtues of his Performance Inspired supplement line. The benefits that F45’s high-intensity workouts had on Wahlberg’s frame were on full social media display last…

1 min.
get the f45 out

EMPIRE (CARDIO) TIMING: WORK 45 sec. REST 15 sec. LAPS 3 One of F45’s latest, an Empire’s team-training-style, combo-set cardio workout will have you moving through six combo stations, working for 45 seconds, then resting for 15 seconds. By Lap 3 your heart rate will be elevated and the sweat will be pouring. NOHO (HYBRID) TIMING: 2 Sets: LAP 1 WORK 20 sec. REST 10 sec. 1 Set: LAP 2 WORK 60 sec. REST 20 sec. 1 Set: LAP 3 WORK 20 sec. REST 10 sec. NoHo is an 18-station hybrid workout consisting of a mix of resistance, body-weight, functional, agility, and plyometric movements. You move in numerical order through all 18 stations. Once you reach Station 18, you continue to Station 1. You should complete 2 sets at each station on Lap 1, and 1 set at each…