Fitness His Edition

Fitness His Edition July - August 2017

Muscle Evolution's Fitness His Edition magazine covers all aspects of the men's health and fitness lifestyle with dedicated weight training features that delve into everything related to gym-based training, as well as various sporting codes and the related training modalities. Fitness His Edition also covers health and fitness product news, trends and techniques, as well as expert nutritional and supplementation information from the industry’s top experts – all delivered in a well designed, attractive looking layout that entices readers to carry on feeding their hunger for information. While remaining true to it's core editorial pillars, Fitness His Edition magazine will also satisfy the male need for informative content on the latest lifestyle trends in the clothing, gadget, motoring, technology and male grooming products, with a regular focus on sexual health too.

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dealing with disappointment

Six months, 2,067.13km, and 168h08m43s. That’s what I invested into training for the 2017 Comrades marathon. It’s more training than most, but far from the upper end of what many serious runners dedicate to achieving their goal. From a personal perspective, though, it was a huge commitment that took me away from my family and friends and required many sacrifices. It was, however, the most consistent and beneficial six months of training in my life. I was in the shape of my life and had done everything right up to that point – I’d been conservative on long runs, with high-quality speed and hill training. By all accounts I had a sub-7h30 Comrades marathon and that coveted Silver medal in my sights. It all seemed to be coming together perfectly…

train smarter, not harder

I’m not much of a winter person. Priority number one around this time of year is always just trying to maintain some kind of healthy medium while training. Training through winter, keeping healthy and trying to make progress is tough, unless you’ve got an immune system like a bank vault – which I certainly don’t. “It’s impossible to walk into the gym each and every day and push harder than the workout before. You’re not a machine, and even if you were, even machines require maintenance.” I’m also not much of a patient person, but one thing winter sure teaches you is patience. Always put yourself first and don’t jeopardise your health simply because you refused to let the winter bugs slow you down. Sometimes it’s better to see winter as a…

power up!

QUANTIFIED SELF AWARENESS A team of researchers led by geneticist Michael Snyder at Stanford has demonstrated how wearable fitness tracking devices that measure and record metrics such as activity level, heart rate and sleep patterns, can reveal personalised circadian rhythms, track changes in specific environments such as airplane cabins during flight, and can be combined with biosensor information with medical measurements to help detect early signs of ill-health. The two-year study, which Snyder was part of, along with an additional 60 volunteers, helped the research team develop a computational algorithm that can analyse signals from various devices to reveal very early signs of disease, including differences in insulin sensitivity, which may help diagnose type 2 diabetes. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY WERE PUBLISHED ONLINE IN PLOS BIOLOGY. LOCAL TRAINER DEVELOPS ALL TERRAIN SLED Personal…

top reads this month

PEAK PERFORMANCE: ELEVATE YOUR GAME, AVOID BURNOUT, AND THRIVE WITH THE NEW SCIENCE OF SUCCESS (KINDLE EDITION) By Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities – from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic – with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which readers learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways. $11.39 www.amazon.com FASCIAL FITNESS: HOW TO BE VITAL, ELASTIC AND DYNAMIC IN EVERYDAY LIFE AND SPORT By Robert Schleip, Johanna Bayer Our understanding of connective tissue has…


7 JULY IMPI CHALLENGE DAY-NIGHT SERIES EVENT #6 The new Impi Day-Night series is a 5km obstacle trail run where athletes can compete against the leaderboard for the event and ultimate series win. Date: 7 July 2017 Venue: Jackal Creek Golf Club, Roodepoort, Gauteng To enter, visit www.impichallenge.co.za 29 JULY ASHBURTON INVESTMENTS NATIONAL MTB VAN GAALEN’S Van Gaalen’s shows off what the Magaliesberg area has to offer, along with hand-built single track that meanders through ravines and gorges, and along river banks and over bridges. The trails switch between varied terrain and include river crossings, bush tunnels and spectacular views, with occasional tough climbs. Date: 29 July 2017 Venue: Van Gaalen’s Cheese Farm, Magaliesberg advendurance.com/nationalmtbseries 15 JULY NISSAN TRAIL-SEEKER LIONMAN Brave the Highveld cold and head to Mabalingwe – a mere 90 minutes from Pretoria – for the Lionman leg of the Nissan…

physique and bodybuilding contests

JULY IFBB Muscle Mulisha Grand Prix 2 This IFBB-sanctioned show is an Arnold Classic 2018 qualifier and also offers athletes an opportunity to earn IFBB Platinum League points. Date: 8 July 2017 Venue: The Alexander Theatre, 36 Stiemens Street, Braamfontein Contact garron@musclemulisha.co.zaor candice@musclemulisha.co.za Rise of the Phoenix 3.0 Presented in partnership with Body Building and Fitness South Africa (BBFSA), this popular show serves as the ideal platform for athletes from all federations to compete in front of a professional panel of judges without having to be affiliated to a specific bodybuilding organisation. Date: 7-8 July 2017 Venue: The Abbotsford Christian Centre, 28 Wyse Avenue, Abbotsford, East London Contact Everett Hand everett@ppnonline.co.za IFBB Boksburg Classic A qualifying event for the 2018 Arnold Classic Africa. Athletes can also earn IFBB Platinum League points to compete in the Gentle…