What Are the “Men’s” Teaching Us This Month?
Recaps of Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health and Men’s Journal
Hey there everyone! I went out and got me a stack of “men’s” magazines for recap and review for your reading pleasure—you’re welcome! So how about we check out how the Y chromosome population handle health & fitness issues, shall we?
To get in the mood-let’s check out Men’s Health cover star’s David Beckham’s newest commercial enterprise—H&M Bodywear!
Men’s Fitness: March 2012
- Bob Harper: Yes! The star of The Biggest Loser is interviewed about his love of CrossFit and includes a CrossFit workout “WOD” called “The Bob.’ The man is also photographed shirtless and looking yummy. If you are a Bob and/or CrossFit fan—this will be catnip for you.
- “That Fittest & Fattest Cities in America” Sorry Houston—you top the list this year for “fat” cities. Congrats to Portland, OR as you folks rank #1 in fitness. And Los Angeles—you are number one for sex, so good on all of you lucky people!
- “12 Tips for a Better Workout” Really good advance on how to “recharge your training.”
- "Ryan Reynolds" The ripped actors trainer, Bobby Strom, talks about how his client gets the look of an Adonis for his films. And there is a hot photo of shirtless Ryan included!
- “Snack Smarter” It’s a showdown of snack chips to find the healthiest choice and Kettle Baked chips win—huzzah!
- “You’re a P#$*Y If…" Heavy sigh—Men’s Fitness holds a standard for the average guy on how well he should perform certain “cornerstone” exercises. Anyone who doesn’t do them properly (and are male) must be compared to a female which is a big insult. Really guys? Bad Men’s Fitness you sexist creeps! (Sorry but this hackneyed name-calling is just tiresome at this point in our culture. I am OVER it!)
- “Frozen Assets” The best in frozen foods for the fridge. Now this is actually helpful!
You can check out Men’s Fitness: www.mensfitness.com
Men’s Health: March 2012
- David Beckham: I can never focus on what he is ever saying because he is just too damn hot for words. He also appears to be a nice guy so win/win!
- “How Ricky Gervais Totally Lost it” The comedic actor (and original creator of The Office) looks ah-mazing. See how he did it here. (Hint—think very old school calisthenics.)
- “The Ultimate Boot Camp Workout” A pull-out feature that looks pretty damn tough.
- “The Pill-Free Headache Fix” Really good advice here on how to cure a pounder without meds.
- “Courage in Just an Act” Actor Jesse Eisenberg wrote this cool essay on how to overcome challenges by sometimes just forgetting who you really are.
- “How to Do Everything Better” Fun tips here from being at foosball to dodging a speeding ticket to popping THE perfect bowl of popcorn.
- “Clearing the Air on Allergies” Speaking as someone who has suffered with allergies off and on her whole life—articles like these are very useful.
- “A Smack Upside the Head” How even those of us who are amateurs jocks should fear and avoid concussions as well as the NHL stars.
- “Reprogram Your Metabolism” This is one topic no magazine can seem to avoid writing about lately (I am seeing it everywhere) but this is a better-than-average take on the subject. I found it helpful anyway—let me know what you think of it.
- “The Butcher is Back” Sorry to all of my vegan peeps—I love meat. Really, really love it and found this feature pretty cool.
Check out Men’s Health online: www.MensHealth.com
Men’s Journal: March 2012
- "50 Things Every Man Should Own" The 1960s-era Harley Davidson bike on the cover is one of them. I wouldn’t mind having one myself!
- “Murder in the Amazon” Excellent feature on the more 1,500 Brazilians who have been killed trying to fight deforestation in the amazon.
- “A Hooligan’s Holiday” Let’s just say you feel like visiting the rowdiest places in Europe to catch a football (not soccer!) match—well read this issue to find out where to go and get your hooliganism on.
- “Sergeant Slaughter” Another “hot guy butchers” story which I can’t seem to get enough of right now.
- “Plastic Radical” Love meeting people who are willing to fight for a clean environment including Marcus Ericksen who has sailed over 25,000 miles to prove how plastic is hurting our oceans. Awesome!
- “Can Oral Sex Cause Cancer?” Really important article about the rise of throat cancer in men and the connection with oral sex.
- “What’s Really in Your Water?” Another super, useful feature this time about the different brands of bottled water on the market and what they really contain.
- “High-Performance Breathing” Laird Hamilton thinks we do not breathe properly when we work out and he wants to fix that.
- “Losing the Last Hundred Pounds” Personal essay from Dennis Dennehy who lost 1/3 of his size and his tips for keeping it off. Love this sentence describing why he eats the same thing every day for the first two meals—“breakfast and lunch are pretty boring…unless you live in Paris.” Maybe I am the only who gets it? Good on you Dennis!
- “The Best Beers in America” And now for something completely different…
Check out Men’s Journal online www.MensJournal.com
That's all she wrote for today folks. Be sure to check back for more recaps soon. Don’t worry—I will be back to my all-girly self soon!
Until next time…
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