MH UPGRADES: Make The Switch
When the pandemic hit SA, local businesses were given a brutal ultimatum: adapt or die. Here’s how these companies flipped the script to survive (and thrive) in the face of an unprecedented crisis.
THE BUSY MAN’S GUIDE TO NOT SQUANDERING WHAT MATTERS MOST: MONEY, FOOD, ENERGY, YOUR LIFE AND MAYBE EVEN THE PLANET.
After his life was derailed by a serious illness, cover guy and chef Scott Parker didn’t just recover, he rebuilt his approach to life, food and getting ripped. Use his recipe to turn up the heat on your workouts and tap into true grit.
In Your Garage
Calvin fisher deep dives into the motorsportderived gubbins that make your car go. And go well.
The Making Of Maponyane
Whether it’s to his million-plus followers or the world’s biggest brands, Maps Maponyane is a household name. Did we mention he’s only 30? His formula for success: there is no formula. Be ready to work hard, keep pushing, and get better every damn day.
MH Mind: Grief Encounters
The coronavirus pandemic has caused an indescribable amount of grief. And to add insult to injury, it’s also gone and upended the ways we would usually have processed our feelings. So what do we do now? We asked experts to share their tips for navigating loss.
So You Wanna Hack Your Fat Hormones
In the weight-loss conversation, everyone talks, talks, talks about diet and exercise. Meanwhile, hormones can’t get a word in edgewise. Which maybe makes sense, since hormones aren’t something you’ve thought about since high school. But new science shows that not only are these complex chemicals worth paying attention to as you age, they may also play a key role in how you put on (or take off) weight. Granted, there are dozens of hormones, so we’ve created a crash course on how you can make ten of the big ones work better for you. That sounds complicated. (It’s not.) Here’s how to do it.
How To Run When You Hate Running
If you slog through the same interminable kilometres week after week, if you go out too fast, if your high school coach used laps as punishment... of course you’re gonna hate running. But here’s the thing: running’s not about banging it out anymore. It’s still an incredibly efficient cardio workout that you don’t get with weights alone. Now, however, running itself isn’t really the point. It’s just what happens to be going on in the morning, with friends. Or at night, when the city’s yours and you may or may not be breaking some rules. It’s a game you play with yourself, a way to test yourself, a way to find yourself, a way to forget. You don’t really hate running. You hate the way you’ve been running. And we’ve got six cures for that.
The MH Ultimate Series: Seven Steps To Amazing Abs
The key to an impressive midsection: work smarter, not harder.
Reset Your Body In Five Moves
Rewind months of lockdown indulgences and make good on your 2020 weight-loss resolutions with this short and very sharp hiit circuit. It’s an extremely strong start.
Ask The Counsellor
Straight-up advice from a stand-up guy, every month.
Guess Who's Back
Spoiler alert: it’s you. Come out of hibernation stronger than ever with these five golden rules for getting ripped, from the Hollywood trainer who transformed the devil himself.
Fit For Duty
At 44, Lee Phillips is in the best shape of his life. The firefighter is stronger, faster and fitter than when he first started saving lives twenty years ago and he has no plans of slowing down.
Dealing with depression, anxiety and a back injury, connor mccann had the odds stacked against him. But, with the help of his friends, he found the courage to get stronger and shed 34kg along the way.
Cars For...Your Life
Whether you're in your 20s scoping out a flashy first set of wheels or cruising into a more responsible decade, calvin fisher reckons he has the right car for you.
You Guys: Say Yes To No
Everyone gets rejected, but some guys are better at dealing with it than others. Lauren larson explains what to say when she’s just not that into you.
Six Ways To Fix Your Money Mood
To conquer money stress, you have to change the way you think about money. Why is that so hard?
21 Ways To Go From Listless To Boundless
Plug into our exhaustive list of research that will short circuit tiredness and jumpstart body and mind. What 3pm slump?
The Adventurist: The Home Disadvantage
This month, the stakes were a little different. Not only did we task an ardent muscle enthusiast with an ultra-duathlon, but by the government’s orders, all 107km had to be completed under lockdown rules. It’s anti-social distance training.
Being fit at any age isn’t just about peak physical condition – it’s a state of mind. If you want a new perspective on life, look to those who have lived it well. Here, four global icons offer the kind of wisdom that only comes with experience.
Injury-Proof Your Workspace
Working from home used to be a job perk, now it’s a way of life. But swapping the open plan office for something more remote isn’t without its hazards. From your furniture to your posture to even your mousepad (we’re serious), making the right tweaks could save you from a world of pain.
Courses of Action
There are better ways to spend your lockdown than watching 2019 Rugby World Cup highlights. Seriously, stick with us. Whether you’re looking to bolster your CV, improve your health or learn a new hobby, these 21 online courses will get you there – mahala. Release the remote control and start your free lockdown learning.
Maynor De Leon might not look like an athlete, but he trains like one. Having dropped a colossal 120kg – and with many more to go – That Big Guy’s very public transformation has been as much a fight for survival as a personal challenge. This is how he’s hitting back against all odds. Be inspired.
One Word Answer
WHICH GYM MOVE COULD REDUCE YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE – AND GET YOU A SWEET PUMP?
Give Your Gains The Green Light
You don’t need to go vegan to prioritise plants. The latest research suggests that hitting your five-a-day is crucial to unlocking new muscle growth.
Navigating your love life during a global pandemic might leave you with more questions than a nationwide address on which stage we’re actually on. But the key to unlocking your love life during lockdown is a lot simpler than you think. Four SA sexologists are here to help you crack the code.
Virus-Proof Your Small Business
Whether you’re a fine-dining restaurant or a hipster t-shirt company, lockdown has put the squeeze on every small business across South Africa. We’ve turned to Douglas Kruger, the author of virus-proof your small business, for expert advice to help you stay afloat when everything else is in the sink.
What We Gain From Pain
We spend millions to escape discomfort, so why do we also shell out for races, workouts and other events that hurt so bad? Jamie Millar explores what we get from all that agony.
What Happens When... ... I Procrastinate
Stop putting it off; it’s time to fess up to your delaying tactics.
When Did Body Hair Get So Complicated?
Being a furry man in a waxers’ world can be very confusing. Stuart heritage combs over the tangled relationship between the hirsute and happiness.