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Men's Fitness South Africa November-December 2018

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

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South Africa
Language:
English
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DHS Media Group
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

3 min.
publisher’s note

10 minutes How is it that we see the decorations for Christmas going up earlier and earlier, year after year? Is that really the case or has time somehow been speeding up, especially when we enter this final quarter of the year!? I remember my dad always telling me to savour the moment as the time will go faster when you get older, maybe that’s what’s happening… older, I’m simply just getting old. It felt like yesterday that my little dude was born and he’s turning two tomorrow – where has the time gone? It makes me wonder about whether we’re actually living our best lives the way we were intended to or are we just running and rushing from the one thing to the next? Take a breath, reflect. About…

2 min.
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 FOOD Danny Boome Celebrity chef, currently on Good Food America for Veria Living Candice Kumai Author, Clean Green Drinks, candicekumai.com Devin Alexander Celebrity chef; host,…

5 min.
what winners know

SPECIAL EDITION Michel Herbelin, Newport 35 Years Auto B/S LE A precision watch combined with attractive sportswear, the Newport collection offers a smart and sporty style. These models have been an integral part of the brand for more than 25 years as they highlight the Michel Herbelin style and demand for quality. Inspired by the portholes of transatlantic ships, the Newport is an invitation to adventure! luxco.co.za BE EPIC USN Epik Blue Juice Intra-Workout Introducing EPIK Blue Juice – with a total Amino Complex of 17200mg, including a revolutionary leucine-enhanced essential amino acid (EAA) source, AMINOTM 9 and a 2:1:1 ratio of fermented BCAAs. This is the formulation of scientifically-researched ingredients at optimal doses. R499.95, USN.CO.ZA GET AMPED Biogen Pre-Amped Biogen Pre-Amped offers a concentrated pre-workout blend for explosive energy before any exercise session. Pre-Amped is also designed to assist…

4 min.
relax, dude

WHY MINDFUL MEDITATION IS THE NEWEST FITNESS ESSENTIAL We get it. You’re not into this whole “mindfulness” thing. But know this: The mental wellness discipline, loosely defined as actively practising “acute awareness of the present moment”—whether you’re stuck in your cubicle, chilling at the beach, or ploughing through a complex project—isn’t just good for your brain, it’s also great for your muscles. A study in the Journal of Health Psychology recently found that athletes who practice mindful-meditation techniques are far more motivated to exercise regularly and more satisfied with their workouts than less-mindful dudes. They also sleep better, says a new JAMA study. With all this in mind, we sought out Michael Gervais, Ph.D., a mindful-meditation expert and director of High Performance Psychology at DISC Sports & Spine Center, who’s advised athletes from…

3 min.
lighten up to bulk up

It’s one of the most popular assumptions in all of gymdom: To get big muscles, you need to lift big weights. Fitness culture is rife with terms like “Max out” and “Go hard or go home” (although, thankfully, “No pain, no gain” seems to have been retired). But despite the conventional wisdom in strength and conditioning circles, heaving massive loads isn’t the only way to build muscle. In fact, it may not be necessary at all, as science is beginning to prove. So if you fear heavy weights, or have injuries that prevent you from using them, lighter training can still lead to the gains you seek. Just what constitutes “heavy” lifting is open to debate, but exercise science generally defines it as weights that are 80% or more of the…

3 min.
150 calories or less

Every shot you down is about 100 calories. Knowing that, the last thing you should ever do is add sugar to your drink and make it even more fattening. Good thing, then, that many top mixologists have begun swapping lazy syrups and sugar-laden mixers for more interesting, healthy, natural ingredients. To help you elevate your own cocktail repertoire, we went behind the bar with Carlos Rios, brand ambassador for Stoli vodka. Pick up some pitchers on your way home—you’re gonna need them. BUY A FLAVOURED VODKA—OR INFUSE YOUR OWN A good flavoured vodka—think wasabi, ginger, or grape-fruit—really takes the guesswork out of making a drink, says Rios. “Just add soda and a garnish.” You can also infuse your own. Just get some fresh herbs, fruit, or vegetables, prep them (clean, peel, cut…