Health & Fitness
Men's Health South Africa

Men's Health South Africa

March 2020

Men's Health is South Africa's best-selling men's magazine. And no wonder: each page is packed with expert tips and easy-to-implement, actionable advice on everything the modern man needs to feel fitter, happier and healthier. Through its award-winning content and design, Men's Health improves every aspect of a man's life, from physical and mental health to food, style, sex, stress, gear, grooming, tech, relationships, wealth, career and beyond. It's an essential read for any guy who wants to live his best life right now. That's you, right?

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
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12 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
the dust devils

Dirt ramps appear without warning like volcanoes along the sea floor, looming tall over the nearby, tranquil countryside. But this course is not the work of nature. Instead, it’s born from the collective minds of a group of adrenaline-junkies dead set on maximising velocity, verticality and the very, very gnarly. It’s the Hellsend Dirt Compound, a slice of prime mountain biking real estate situated on the grounds of the Vuurberg Wine Estate. Last year, it was the centrepiece for darkFEST – a two-day showcase of the world’s best riding talent. (darkFEST is part of Monster Energy’s FEST series, rider-driven freeride mountain biking sessions taking place around the globe). In last year’s darkFEST, participants threw themselves at these gargantuan jumps, daring each other to land increasingly more difficult tricks. This year (on 7-8…

2 min.
mind. set.

I have something small in common with the guy on p.123. (well, actually not so small). Almost eight years ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. It is more common in younger guys. Not for one second did it cross my mind that it would be cancer. For about two weeks I had really sore balls, but one Sunday I was at a braai and the ache became almost too painful to bear. The next day I went to my GP. He thought I had a twisted testicle, hence the ache. He sent me for a sonar scan. As I was lying there being scanned, I noticed on the screen that one ball looked like a solid mass of coal. The other was fleshy and normal-looking with some white spots. By…

2 min.
men’s health south africa

Danielle Weakley Editorial Director Robert Cilliers Editor & Creative Director WANITA NICOL Deputy Editor AZEEZ JACOBS Fashion & Grooming Editor NADIM NYKER Digital Editor MARK ARENDSE Art Director MEGAN FLEMMIT Multimedia Journalist KELLEIGH KOREVAAR Features Writer KIERAN LEGG Contributing Editor KIRSTEN CURTIS Contributing Digital Editor THAAQIB DANIELS Content Producer NADIA EKSTEEN Fashion Assistant Shared services: Kerry Nash (Production Manager) James Garaghty (In-House Photographer) Amina Essop (Office Administrator) CEO MEDIA24 Ishmet Davidson CEO PRINT MEDIA Rika Swart GENERAL MANAGER, LIFESTYLE Minette Ferreira CMO MEDIA24 LIFESTYLE Nerisa Coetzee CFO, LIFESTYLE Jameelah Conway FINANCIAL MANAGER Melanie Leeman MEDIA24 LIVE HEAD OF SPONSORSHIPS Nikki Ruttimann 011 713 9147 (nikkir@media24.com) COMMERCIAL HEAD OF EVENTS: Francois Malan 021 406 2376 (francois.malan@media24.com) MARKETING MANAGER Andile Nkosi 021 406 2257 (andile.nkosi@media24.com) COMMERCIAL TEAM COMMERCIAL MANAGING EDITOR Gerda Engelbrecht 021 406 2217 (gerda.engelbrecht@media24.com) COMMERCIAL MANAGER Lise Coetsee 021 406 2358 (lise.coetsee@media24.com) DIGITAL CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Lilitha Johnson 021 406 2320 (lilitha.johnson@media24.com) STUDIO CREATIVE DIRECTOR Michael De Beer…

2 min.
strongman secrets

Eddie Hall, World’s Strongest Man (2017) “Free stand squats are probably the best thing you can do to train your calves, leg press as well. What you find with a leg press is that when you get it in the right position, you actually push on your toes quite heavily without realising it. And again, that's doing your calves really well." (menshealth.com) Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator “[A Bad habit I see is] when [guys] do half a rep, or when they do chin-ups and they just go half way up. Or if they do a pull-down exercise or curls and they just sit there and do half a curl. You have to concentrate when you do everything. You've got to feel the bicep, you've got to squeeze it and do it the right…

1 min.
men’s health beyond the page

WORKOUTS 20 The percentage of men who should never deadlift. According to exercise physiologist Dean Somerset, some people just don’t have the anatomy to do deadlifts without risking injury. One limiting factor, says Stuart McGill, the author of Back Mechanic, is the thickness of your spine. That’s a trait you inherit. The thicker your spine, the heavier the load the bones in your back can handle. A thinner spine is more flexible but can’t handle heavier loads consistently. MH.CO.ZA/FITNESS QUESTION: Should I upload my weight loss to social media? According to online fitness coach Dave Watkeys, you shouldn’t search for approval online. “The [weight-loss] journey is for you. Your health and fitness levels, relationships around you and even your career will be impacted by the new you. Focus on what you are doing…

1 min.
3 post-workout foods to help you recover faster

1/ Whole Eggs In a University of Illinois study, researchers found that the muscle-building response from whole eggs was about 40% greater compared to egg whites alone. 2/ Smoked Salmon Research shows that higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids may translate into lower levels of delayed onset muscle soreness after resistance exercise. 3/ Sweet Potato A report in the Journal of Applied Physiology shows that consuming carb-rich foods like potatoes, grains and fruit can cushion the blow your immune system might take after intense exercise. Visit mh.co.za/food-nutrition for more on post-workout fuel. Instagram @menshealthza Twitter @MensHealthZA Facebook MensHealthSA See all the stories featured by scanning the QR code below.…