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.
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.
#MyStateOfFit • This month, we’re traveling coast-to-coast to take a snapshot of the fittest cities America’s got (see page 114)—but we couldn’t get everywhere. That’s why we went to you: What’s the essential fitness activity, at home or elsewhere, in your state?
ASK THE EDITORS
BELLY OFF! REENERGIZED AT LAST
DRIVE, PUTT, AND WORK OUT IN SUNNY ARIZONA • HIT THE LINKS AND TRY A NEW CLASS—IF YOU’RE LUCKY.
THIS MONTH IN THINGS YOU’RE PSYCHED ABOUT
AMERICA’S BEST NEW GYMS • Today’s best new gyms are about more than just weight loss and muscle. They build community, mental strength, and athleticism, and they push you into workouts that often barely feel like workouts. The wisdom they share can still transform your body, but it may transform you in other ways, too.
PLUS 10 HALL OF FAME GYMS • These ten gyms set the standard and are still amazing places to train.
The Best Back Blast Ever • One key to the strength you need every day: serious back muscle.
Victor Cruz • Three years after leaving football, the rookie TV analyst is finding new purpose in his morning grind.
THE BREAK OF BRAWN • Want to move like Cruz? Then start every workout with this 5-minute, 3-exercise sequence that’ll stretch and strengthen your hip flexors and glutes.
The Big T • More muscle, more sex, more energy? Maybe. We shake down the oversimplified and overrated myths about testosterone to bring you what you need to know about it now.
WHAT TESTOSTERONE CAN—AND CAN’T—DO • Sometimes it gets too much credit; sometimes it gets too much blame.
HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IF YOUR T WERE LOW? • Common symptoms of below-normal T, which could affect as many as 5 million men in the U. S. (generally older men):
How You Measure Up
HOW YOUR LIFE CAN AFFECT YOUR T • Even social factors and health habits can change your T. Check out what makes it move.
If Your T Is Truly Low • You’ve got three courses of action, says Dr. Mills, in order of increasing aggressiveness:
HOW TESTOSTERONE AFFECTS MUSCLE GROWTH • Getting ripped the smart way.
THINKING FAST? • The hottest thing to eat for a new kind of energy and a better body is… nothing. Should you join the cult of fasting?
MAKE THIS FAST • Redditors, wellness gurus, and more than one tech boss have turned the very simple idea of going without food into a complicated, even mystical lifestyle, all swearing by a different number of food-free hours. If you’re fasting-curious, here’s how you’d tackle the three most popular approaches.
OTHER TRENDY FASTS • Food isn’t the only thing you can forgo.
HOW TO BUILD A KNOB CREEK® RYE OLD FASHIONED
Pasta’s New Flex
Meatballs You Grab by the Horns • Fussy DIY meatball recipes have you blending beef with pork and veal and ENOUGH ALREADY! The best meatballs are made with bison, which has more than 30 grams of muscle-building protein per serving. Two high-fiber side options help you hit 10 grams of fiber.
INTO(ISH) THE WILD • You don’t have to be outdoorsy to reap the technical and style benefits of the fall’s best outdoor jackets. When layered around the right clothes, you can wear them anywhere.
±he Secre+ ƒ°rmulas • Why using multiple products (at the same time!) can make your hair look exponentially...