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Men's Fitness South Africa September-October 2018

The performance magazine with training, nutrition and relationship advice to help you realise your full potential.

South Africa
DHS Media Group
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£2.89(Incl. tax)
£22.49(Incl. tax)
12 Issues


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publisher’s note

The Times It’s quite crazy how we always romanticise the past and almost demonise the future. How many times have you said or heard someone say, “back in my time things were so much better”. Back in the day was horrible; people were dying from what is an easily treatable lung disease today. I certainly recall my school assembly in standard 6 – we were the worst behaved group of kids ever to come through the system and that rung true every year thereafter. The kids from the previous generation were so much better, apparently. It makes no sense how people don’t want to live in the now and why we’re so scared of the future. This is legitimately the best time to be alive, rife with opportunity as long as…

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advisory board

STRENGTH TRAINING CJ Murphy, M.F.S. Owner, Total Performance Sports, Everett, MA Jim Smith, C.P.P.S. Owner, Diesel Strength & Conditioning Zach Even-Esh Owner, Underground Strength Gym, Edison, NJ WEIGHT LOSS Bob Harper Fitness expert; trainer, NBC’s The Biggest Loser Chris Powell, C.S.C.S. Trainer; author; transformation specialist, ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss Frank G. Bottone Jr., Ph.D., R.D. Author, The Diet Denominator: Fill Your Tank for Less FINANCE Roy Cohen Career counselor; author, The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide; careercoachny.com Chris Bart, Ph.D. Business consultant; author, A Tale of Two Employees DERMATOLOGY Tina West, M.D. Board-certified dermatologist; founder of the West Institute, westskinlaser.com Annet King, Director of global education, the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica PHYSICAL THERAPY Jay Dicharry, M.P.T., C.S.C.S. Director of biomechanics, Rebound Physical Therapy “ALWAYS LOOK FOR AN INSTRUCTOR WHO NOT ONLY ENGAGES YOU PHYSICALLY, BUT CAPTIVATES YOU. TRY TO LOSE YOURSELF.”JESSICA KING Peloton Instructor, New…

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what winners know

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hitting the mark

RYAN PHILLIPPE AND his longtime personal trainer, Happy Hill, refer to the actor’s training regimen as “prison-style workouts” for both their simplicity and reliance on basic equipment: barbells, dumbbells, and body-weight moves. Phillippe’s “Happy Hour Grind,” a five-times-weekly, 90-minute workout, which encompasses old-school calisthenics, free weights, and a half-hour warmup of treadmill sprints, or on an elliptical trainer, tests both his muscular endurance and trains his entire body. But he also has the training know-how to adapt on the fly and to turn his surroundings into a gym, whether it be tearing through dips or incline pushups on a rock, or using a boardwalk railing for abdominals work. Wherever the 42-year-old Shooter star trains, to maintain his lean, muscular physique requires consistency and a clean diet. “You get half the results…

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the easy path to gains

EVERYBODY LOVES the results of lifting weights. Few people enjoy the work of actually lifting. Whether it’s the straining, the burn, or the demand it puts on your breathing, the discomfort of hard training is one of the reasons people begin to dread going to the gym and ultimately quit doing it. But what if there was a way to train that got you the same or better results as a gut-busting workout with half the effort? Sign us up. The answer to your prayers may be cluster training, a method in which you use short, interset rest periods to perform more reps than you normally could with a heavy weight. For example, instead of performing a set of six reps for an exercise, resting a few minutes, and repeating, you…

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hard facts

“How can I train to be a better athlete?” RON S. Probably the same way you’re training now. Coaches who argue that classic exercises like squats and presses aren’t “specific” enough to improve performance in a given sport are selling something. As long as you’re not training exclusively with machines and are performing movements that generally mimic what you do in sports, your training will have carryover. Trying to replicate throwing a baseball, tackling a running back, or swinging a golf club in a gym is a waste of time and can even make you perform worse. Yet there are still some putz trainers who recommend using a weighted bat to improve swing speed for baseball players, which strength coach Mark Rippetoe had some fun exposing in his book Practical Programming for…