Posts Tagged ‘Men’s Fitness

Training problems? No problem!

- April 2nd, 2011

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In the May issue of Men’s Fitness, the experts provide solutions to your so-called training problems.

Here are a few from the page 18 feature provided to the Keeping Fit blog from American Media:

Problem: You forgot to pack a post-workout shake. Solution: Try low-fat chocolate milk.

Problem: Shoulder pain from your last bench press workout. Solution: Do neutral-grip dumbbell-bench presses

Problem: You’re weak. You couldn’t do all the reps you needed, or the weights felt heavier than normal. Solution: Reduce the weight by 10% or take the next week off.

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Shape, MF launch Better2gether weight-loss program

- March 29th, 2011

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Shape and Men’s Fitness have just launched a fun and interactive new weight loss and workout program for couples

Here’s some more info:

Just in time for swimsuit season, SHAPE and MEN’S FITNESS have partnered with the SENSA® Weight-Loss System to announce the launch of the ultimate fun, sexy, and interactive plan for weight-loss. Created by the editors of both titles, the Better2gether weight-loss program gives couples a new way to slim down, look great, and feel SENSAtional!

This free customized program offers proven weight-loss tips, nutritional and lifestyle advice, along with interactive workouts that rely on your own body weight. Geared specifically for couples to work out together, this three-month program features motivational training guides that are designed to keep couples close while encouraging them to have fun with one another in the comfort of their own home. In fact, numerous studies have shown that couples who join a weight-loss or workout program as a pair are more likely to stick with it than singles.

What makes Better2gether so much fun? It allows you to get beach-body ready without a diet or calorie counting! The microsite features 12 stimulating exercises for couples to engage in together that provide legitimate fitness benefits while also encouraging intimacy and enjoyment.

Using the SENSA®-sponsored microsites, www.shape.com/better2gether or www.mensfitness.com/better2gether couples can sign up for access to 12-weekly training guides that include sample workouts with easy-to-follow explanations of each move, along with still photos and a video demonstration. Throughout the course of the program, participants will receive weekly e-newsletters sponsored by the SENSA® Weight-Loss System that are tailored to motivate couples to get fit, stay fit and ultimately live a fit and active lifestyle. These newsletters will include various offers from SENSA®. Another bonus? You can enter to win an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation for two at the Sandals Resort of your choice!

So if you need a little motivation to drop those last few pounds before beach season, try teaming up with your partner for the free Better2gether 12-Week Get Fit Plan. It’s a fun, free way to get a jump start on summer.

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Men’s Fitness gets real with reality star

- March 25th, 2011

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The May 2011 issue of Men’s Fitness hits newsstands March 28.

Reality star Scott Disick, featured on the cover, reveals his new fitness routine and tips for how he stays healthy inside.

Here’s a sneak peek from American Media Inc.:

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Wahlberg maintains impeccable physique: Men’s Fitness

- July 13th, 2010

MF0810_C1_NSEx-underwear model Mark Wahlberg graces the cover of the August issue of Men’s Fitness.

The 39-year-old rapper and actor hasn’t shown off his Calvin Klein underwear publicly for many years, but he still maintains an impeccable physique, according to the popular magazine.

In the latest issue of Men’s Fitness now on newstands, Wahlberg reveals that he trained hard but not smart when he initially began hitting the weight room.

“When I first started training, I was trying to lift the gym,” Wahlberg recalls, “as much weight as possible, all day, every day.”

Later, with the help of his trainer Brian Nguyen, Wahlberg developed a regimen that serves him well as he prepares to enter his 40s.

“I worked so hard to get in shape,” he tells Men’s Fitness, “I might as well maintain it.”

Here are some more highlights from the August issue courtesy of the mag’s PR rep:

On how his life has changed from his party days …

“Most days I’m up at five-thirty, on the course by six, and off the course by eight helping my wife with the kids. I’m only out there now once or twice a week.”

On his family’s influence on his career choices …

“Having children and being married definitely plays a part in choices I make and the roles I take. I’ve always wanted to be more behind the scenes anyway. I want to build a business. Having a [acting] career is great, but careers don’t last forever. A business can.”

On his commitment to the characters he portrays …

“I try to become the character and play it as real as possible. No matter how absurd it is, I need to believe in it 110%”

Trainer Brian Nguyen on Mark’s training style …

“(Mark’s) philosophy is ‘If you’re not gonna show me, blow me,’ (so) we started incorporating more of the functional training we do today.”

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Weight training fountain of youth?

- June 12th, 2010

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Ted Lawler has been pumping iron for nearly two-thirds of his life.

And it shows.

“My dad actually had an old set of weights, which I started dabbling with when I was 13 and 14,” the 36-year-old full-time personal trainer tells me.

Lawler, clearly bitten by the iron big, got serious about weight training around the time he was 16. He hasn’t stopped since. And he doesn’t plan to anytime soon.

ted 015“It’s actually the most important thing you can do for extending your life – along with eating healthy – is doing resistance training,” he notes.

“Your life expectancy is directly correlated  to your strength at any age.”

Lift long, live long.

Watch for Lawler to be featured soon in my weekly Keeping Fit newspaper column.

About Ted Lawler

Lawler is a certified personal trainer with a post-secondary degree in sports science at the University of Manitoba. He is owner and operator of Complete Fitness Personal Training and the trainer behind the popular Bodylogix website, which is based out of Winnipeg. A weight-class winner in two national-level drug-tested bodybuilding contests, the Winnipegger has modeled for magazines such as Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Fitness, and American Health and Fitness. He was also profiled on TV show American Muscle Magazine.