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Men's Health South Africa November 2018

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?

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man of action

“You need to have endurance, strength, agility and explosiveness to be able to perform at your best, consistently. But to be able to surf competitively and perform under extreme amounts of pressure, you need to be mentally and physically ready. I work closely with my trainer, Phil Nel, who is a sports psychologist and biokineticist, to master those skills. Working with him on my mental strength has really helped this past year – in and out of the water.” – ADIN MASENCAMP, 2018 WSL AFRICA QS MEN’S CHAMPION MIND OVER MATTER Since the age of nine, Adin Masencamp has been training to become a professional surfer. First, it was nailing both the technical elements and the basics. “From there it’s pretty easy to build on that, if you have the mindset…

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the end of tired old excuses

We interviewed a record number of local men for this issue. Old guys. Young guys. A TV star, professor, chef, engineer, illustrator, sales agent, tax practioner, mixologist, ranger, champion surfer and a personal trainer – just to name a few. Men from different jobs and walks of life, but they’re all interested in one thing – becoming better men. This issue is themed as a manual of advice for all men of all ages, and that includes you – regardless of how many candles are on your birthday cake. Our feature well is packed with everything you need for this season (and longer), including: how to Seize Your Summer (p98); Manage Your Money Like A F*cking Grown-Up (p75); The A to Z of Macros (p112); the ultimate guide to injury prevention –…

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mh world

FOOD & NUTRITION LESSONS FROM MASTERCHEF TERRENCE FORD Want to eat clean? Terrence Ford is our go-to guy when it comes to the healthy-eating revolution. He cooks without gluten, sugar or dairy, and they are some of the best meals we’ve ever had. And he cooks with a plan: to get the utmost nutritional value out of his dishes. “A lot of chefs don’t understand what food really is and what it means, and what nutritional value ingredients hold,” he tells us. The 34-year-old heads Nourish, a restaurant at wellness centre Santé Wellness, near Franschhoek. MH.CO.ZA/FOOD-NUTRITION GUY SKILLS HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR GF If you’re the Instagram boyfriend, you should own it. With summer around the corner, and the help of Cape Town-based photographer Tegan Smith, you’ll be ready for any photo challenge that…

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the devil’s advocate

Bouncing Into Summer SPRING IS THE SEASON FOR GETTING INTO SHAPE – NOT JUST PHYSICALLY, BUT PSYCHOLOGICALLY TOO I’m just a boy standing in front of a mirror going oy vey... It was that time of the year. The time when I take off all my clothes and assess the winter damage. It used to be that pollen-clogged nostrils would be my signal that spring was springing. Now, when I hear the first Jingle Bells jangle marking the countdown to Christmas, I know it’s time to pack away my long johns, inflate the lilo and haul out my Speedo; because summer is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Unfortunately, I’d spent winter slothing, sleeping and slumping. My fitness strategy is to get through the cold months with as little damage as…

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game plan

THE MOVIE 2 NOV BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Wherever you fall on the whole “Rami Malek looks and sounds nothing like Freddie Mercury” debate, chances are this biopic is going to hit all the right notes. Featuring an all-star cast, and music from one of the greatest bands of all time, you have recipe for success that should deliver when you’re under pressure on date night. 21 NOV OR THE OTHER MOVIE: CREED II Creed was the surprise spin-off from the Rocky universe that had us hooked from first jab to final fight. This time, Adonis Johnson (played by all-around badass and MH cover guy Michael B. Jordan) is slated to take on the son of Ivan Drago, who’s infamous for killing the aforementioned's paternal figure during a bout in the ring. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) will be…

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recipe for success

“Don’t laugh… rice and mince is the bomb – any day, all day!” The favoured meal of gym bros everywhere has the seal of approval from Vusumuzi Ndlovu. Vusi, who has been mentored by some of the most renowned and revered chefs in the world. Vusi, who at 27 years old is head chef at The Marabi Club, one of Joburg’s best restaurants. Vusi, who this year placed in the top seven young chefs in the world in S. Pellegrino’s Young Chef Awards. Yet his all-time favourite dish to make is rice and mince. But that’s Vusi. He comes across as a no-frills-or-fuss kind of guy. And he is – in some ways. But then you see him in the kitchen, or plating up a dish, or he describes a meal, and…