Men's Health November 2020

A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.

United States
10 Issues

in this issue

1 min
meet the men’s health advisory panel

We know a lot about health and fitness, but we don’t know as much as the doctors, scientists, and trainers who keep us honest and up-to-date. BRAIN HEALTH: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D. David Perlmutter, M.D. CARDIOLOGY: John Elefteriades, M.D. David Wolinsky, M.D. DERMATOLOGY: Brian Capell, M.D., Ph.D. Adnan Nasir, M.D., Ph.D. EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Jedidiah Ballard, D.O. Robert Glatter, M.D. Travis Stork, M.D. ENDOCRINOLOGY: Sandeep Dhindsa, M.D. EXERCISE SCIENCE: Martin Gibala, Ph.D. Mark Peterson, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.*D Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S. GASTROENTEROLOGY: Felice Schnoll-Sussman, M.D. INTEGRATIVE HEALTH: Brenda Powell, M.D. INTERNAL MEDICINE: Keith Roach, M.D. MENTAL HEALTH: Gregory Scott Brown, M.D. Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. Avi Klein, L.C.S.W. Drew Ramsey, M.D. NUTRITION: Chris Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Mike Roussell, Ph.D. Brian St. Pierre, R.D., C.S.C.S. PAIN MEDICINE: Paul Christo, M.D., M.B.A. SEX & RELATIONSHIPS: Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., M.P.H. Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D. SLEEP MEDICINE: Mary Carskadon, M.D. W. Christopher Winter, M.D. SPORTS MEDICINE: Michael Fredericson, M.D. Dan Giordano, D.P.T., C.S.C.S. Bill Hartman, P.T. TRAINING: Mike Boyle, M.Ed., A.T.C. Ben Bruno, C.F.S.C. Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.*D David Jack Mubarak Malik David Otey, C.S.C.S. Don Saladino, NASM UROLOGY: Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D. Larry Lipshultz, M.D. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: David…

1 min
sound opinions

This issue, guitar god LENNY KRAVITZ rocks our cover, hip-hop legend METHOD MAN emcees his 6:00 A.M. workout, and even rap mogul JAY-Z shows up on page 65 as inspiration for a cultural shift. But three artists do not a playlist make. So we wanted to know: WHICH MUSICIANS HAVE POPULATED YOUR WORKOUT PLAYLISTS THESE PAST FEW MONTHS? Old school hip-hop is always my gym music. Songs from the ’90s and early 2000s. @ibrah.mbwana METALLICA METALLICA and anything METALLICA!!! @paul.loder.5 Not gonna lie. “Black Magic” - Little Mix. @james.coady Run The Jewels, Carpenter Brut, Bolt Thrower, Mogwai, Blood Incantation. @blackcoffeeblues All of the usual suspects: 311, The Clash, Sublime, etc. @joe.labatte.9 Metallica, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden, Korn, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, Godsmack @jbapplebee It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. And…

3 min
when are we going to have atrue performance issue?

—@demarcusware NOTHING LIKE HAVING a former NFL All-Pro (and occasional MH contributor) blowing you up on social and asking when you and your coworkers are going to stop messing around and start getting real. But the thing is—and I mean this with the due-est of respect, and not just because DeMarcus Ware is still more freight train than man—every issue of Men’s Health is a performance issue. Most of them, like this one, can even be considered a true performance issue, because the type of performance we’re interested in doesn’t always have to do with PRs or VO2 max or #gains of any kind. It has to do with change. The single most important performance attribute in 2020 isn’t speed or strength, intelligence or agility—it’s adaptability. To the changes in your body…

1 min
ask men’s health

Q. I always gain a couple pounds (okay, ten) during the holiday season. What’s the best new diet going to be for 2021? —DYLAN, Bozeman, MT A. The best new diet is not dieting. I’ve watched people lose weight on diets—and then gain it all back and more. Diets are not sustainable. That’s largely because your brain establishes a set point for weight that’s mainly based on genetics and reinforced by long-term habits. Here’s the best plan for staying healthy during the holidays—and forever afterward: Eat quality foods (lean protein, whole grains, produce), stay consistent with exercise (skipping occasional, but not regular, workouts is fine), and monitor rest and stress (both contribute to weight). —FATIMA CODY STANFORD, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., A (NEW!) MEN’S HEALTH WEIGHT-MANAGEMENT ADVISOR LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? Men’s Health looks even better…

1 min
meanwhile, on youtube…

Our September cover guy was Watchmen and Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Not only did he write a thoughtful essay on his experience as a Black man in America, but he also took us inside his apartment in Berlin, the city where he’s been filming Matrix 4, for an episode of “Gym & Fridge.” Here are the three most surprising things he showed us. A LOG Seriously. “This is kind of, like, my strongman exercise,” Abdul-Mateen says, holding a log he cut down from a tree himself and painted black. It’s about 30 pounds. He likes to use it for stepups. RESISTANCE BANDS Abdul-Mateen wraps these elastic bands around a post on his back porch’s railing and hits his back muscles with seated rows and his abs with resistance crunches and heel taps. TONS OF…

2 min
i cooked my way to losing 100+ pounds

KEN PATRICK STATS AGE: 46 LOCATION: Dallas, Texas OCCUPATION: Private chef BEFORE WEIGHT: 329 AFTER WEIGHT: 196 The Setback I’ve always struggled with my weight, especially when I was teased during lunch and PE class in high school. I lost weight when I joined the Army, but after I left, I didn’t feel obligated to stay in shape. I became a chef and started eating junk—burgers, fries, sodas, cake. After cooking amazing food for my clients, I’d come home, crack open a beer, and go to snack town. After I left the military, I put on more than 140 pounds. The Wake-up Call In the summer of 2019, I flew home from a cruise. I struggled to fasten my seat belt on the plane. I was pretending, holding it with my hands when the flight attendant walked by. She…