Men's Fitness

Men's Fitness

October 2017

Men’s Fitness is the performance magazine with training, nutrition and relationship advice to help you realize your full potential.

Les mer
United States
A360 Media, LLC
Back issue only
kr 42,92

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3 min
yeah, she can s wing with that

A Battle of the Sexes, actress Jessica McNamee’s new film, is the true story of the infamous 1973 tennis match between the world’s No. 1 female player, Billie Jean King, and ex-champion and proud male chauvinist Bobby Riggs, who made headlines bragging that “women’s tennis is so far beneath men’s tennis.” If you don’t know what happened, we won’t ruin it for you. But this much we can say: In the film, McNamee plays Australian tennis legend-turnedpastor Margaret Court, aka “the Arm,” a 24-time Grand Slam winner after whom the Australian Open stadium in Melbourne is named. And, man, has she stirred up some shit lately. We called McNamee, 31, at her home in Bondi, Australia, to ask how she feels about the Court controversy, why her next co-star is a giant shark,…

2 min
the “get out and   do sh*t” routine

IF ADAM LEVINE HAS TIME TO STAY active, you do, too. Between hustling to promote the return of NBC’s The Voice (Season 13 starts Sept. 25), prepping a tour with Maroon 5 to support its upcoming full-length EP, and being a husband, dad, and businessman with stakes in everything from clothes to tequila, the dude is seemingly in perpetual motion. Still, at age 38, Levine makes time to weight train, play golf and basketball, and do yoga—no matter if he’s at home or on the road. “One thing I’ve come to learn: Just get out and do shit,” he says. “That’s more important than sticking to a meticulous workout schedule.” Until a few years ago, Levine was practicing yoga “almost daily,” says longtime friend and yoga instructor Chad Dennis. When Levine was looking…

2 min
heavy metal rocks

Dudes in the iron game love to debate the merits of lifting low volume and heavy weights vs. high volume and lighter weights. Though clearly there are benefits to both—low volume saves time, high increases endurance (and builds every bit as much muscle tissue)—a 10 pounds more for their max and generated about 2.35% more force compared with the low loaders’ .15% improvement. So rock both for the smartest gains. Derail job stress Riding a bike to work already sharpens your brain, shrinks your waistline, and strengthens your heart. But a new study now shows that commuting via bike versus car or public transit can also lower your stress levels at work. HOW TO HAVE MORE, AND BETTER, SEX GIVE SOMEONE A HAND No, not that kind of hand. The unselfish kind. People who help…

2 min
circuit breaker

LIFTING HEAVY isn’t the only way to get bigger muscles. Our advice: Keep it light and up the reps. Lifting lighter loads for 20 to 25 reps can build as much muscle as hoisting massive iron for fewer reps. In a recent groundbreaking study at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, volunteers who did up to 25 reps—enough to grow tired—at just 30–50% of their one-rep max gained the same amount of muscle as those who did just eight to 10 reps at 75-90%. MEET OUR MODEL Ex-Marine Chris Van Etten (right) lost both legs to an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2012; just a year later, he hand-cycled the entire 26.2 miles of the Marine Corps marathon. A model in the new Jockey #ShowEm campaign, he’s also featured in our Game Changers story on…

1 min
rocket fuel

This month on 10 post-workout breakfast recipes to start your day off right Learn macromath The absolute beginner’s guide to counting fats, carbs, and protein. Today’s workout A new way to sculpt your dream physique every weekday. Get a model body The six-week plan to get a cut, camera-ready body. Look Great Awards giveaway Win some of the dynamite grooming products from our 2017 Look Great Awards (p. 54). Enter online to win a selection of this year’s top picks! David Prince/Of fset; logo design by Al lan Peters…

5 min
live a life of organized time

THINK YOU’RE DISORGANIZED? For years I had no calendar, no to-do lists, no system for taking notes. Chaos reigned. Everything lived—or died— in my head. I’d flake on birthdays, flub errands, and wake up at night, panicked, remembering something I had due the next day. Plus, “keeping it all in my head” burned valuable mental energy, which could have been harnessed to actually get things done. Enough, I thought recently. I’m a grown-ass man—I need to get my life in order. So I researched the best tools, tried them out, and believe it or not, I’m now shockingly organized. If you, too, would like to get your proverbial ducks in a row, try the fivestep method I used. STEP 1 Find the right organizational system RECOMMENDATION Getting Things Done (GTD) When it comes to productivity, first you need…