Men’s Health April: Take It Head On

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Men's Health April: Take It Head On

  I ran into our regular contributing photographer at a media event one evening with a cigarette dangling between his fingers. But instead of the usual pungent odour, I smelt what he later described as “pure strawberry candy.” As it turned out, on closer inspection, he was holding an e-cigarette. “So you’re finally quitting smoking?” I asked. “I’m trying to cut back,” he replied, adding, “It’s a healthier alternative.” The next day, I emailed him a study I happened to stumble across online, which claimed that the ...

Post in From the Editor on March 23rd, 2015
Dress Right, Recover Faster

The next time you see a bloke wearing compression pants, don’t think “ballet tights”. A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise followed nine trained men as they took part in the same gruelling exercise on two different days. The guys were required to wear a compression garment for 24 hours after one workout and regular clothes after the other. The results? An accelerated recovery rate for upper body muscles and residual soreness within three to eight hours after exercise when compression garments were worn, compared ...

Post in Fitness on March 2nd, 2015
Win Under Armour Cash Vouchers Worth RM280 Each!

  Under Armour was founded by former University of Maryland special teams captain Kevin Plank in 1996, who was only 23 at the time and experimenting with synthetic fabrics in his grandmother’s basement. The fact that he hated having to change his sweat-soaked cotton T-shirts frequently throughout his training days changed the way athletes dress forever. Under Armour opened its first store in Malaysia at KL’s leading landmark and shopping destination—Suria KLCC offering a vast range of sporting apparel for both men and women. It houses ...

Post in Contests & Promos on February 26th, 2015
Win Tickets to the Premiere Screening of Wild!

In Wild, Reese Witherspoon brings bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed (Witherspoon) makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Wild powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures –as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals ...

Post in Contests & Promos on February 24th, 2015
Men's Health March: Take a Breather

Around this time every year, my elder brother would suggest that the family go on a road trip. More often than not, that means to a resort where all of us can relax, unwind—and basically just catch up with what’s going on in everyone’s life. I used to be an enthusiastic and engaged participant. What happened? Well, work got the better of me. “If you think you’re too busy to even take a couple of days off from work, have a look at this,” he WhatsApped me one morning, sending over a picture of three (or was it four?) thick piles of documents ...

Post in From the Editor on February 23rd, 2015
The Juice on Beet

Fact: Beetroot juice increases blood flow to skeletal muscles during exercise. According to a study on lab rats, the juice’s nitrate heavy content was found to be responsible for increasing blood flow to fast-twitch muscle fibres used for explosive running. Athletes engaged in sports that depend on explosive running such as rugby could potentially take advantage of this effect. Here’s an added bonus: Beetroot juice can also improve the quality of life for heart failure patients.   Image by freeimages.com  

Post in Nutrition on February 17th, 2015
Train Like a Model

      When asked what’s his workout routine like, TJ tanler replies, “I switch it up often and I find incorporating high-intensity interval training into it efficient and beneficial.” He says he is able to achieve the same results in 30 minutes as he would from spending an hour and a half at the gym. The whole notion is to work your muscles as hard as you can in the shortest period of time. “You want to your body to think that it is in danger by systematically increasing the resistance and intensity of your programme.” By ...

Post in Fitness, Health on February 6th, 2015
Tired of Dinner and a Movie?

More kinks in the bedroom can make it cool to go a little crazy—once you agree on what that means.         1/ “Kinky” means your sex life feels like a Saw sequel. False. Dabbling in deviance does not have to involve leather and nipple clamps. It’s the newness and not the fear that’s stimulating, says Dr Gail Saltz, a sex therapist in New York City. “So if it’s Fifty Shades you’re after, you might put on some of the costumes, just to get a feel for it,” she says. The most common kinks are the least freaky ones. In ...

Post in Sex on February 5th, 2015
Taking a Giant Leap

Years of neglect kept Izzwan’s weight on an upward climb until a heartbreak snapped him back to reality.   Workout Routine MONDAY:  Circuit A x 13 TUESDAY: Minimum 1 hour cardio (sports, Insanity workout etc.) WEDNESDAY: Circuit A x 13 THURSDAY: Minimum 1 hour cardio (sports, Insanity workout etc.) FRIDAY: Circuit A x 13 SATURDAY: Circuit B x 6 1 minute plank and 30 seconds side plank on each side x 2 SUNDAY: Rest *Circuit A: 20 x pushup, 20 x reverse fly, 20 x dumbbell squat, 20 x lat pulldown, 30 seconds kneeup, 20 x abs workouts *Circuit ...

Post in Fitness on February 4th, 2015
Men's Health February: Knowing is Growing

  Guess what? We bet you think about it as often as the guy next to you. And yet, for some reason it seems as though there’s neither the right time nor place for two decent blokes to initiate a serious and sensible dialogue about it. Hence we decided to take the first step here with our 69 sex (in the broadest sense of the term) tips on p68. This is by no means an exhaustive list but let this be the start of many to follow nonetheless. On p56, for example, we lay down six new rules on how you can evaluate your sex appeal. Why do ...

Post in From the Editor, Health on January 26th, 2015

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