#1 BEGINNERS SHOULD PONY UP FOR A COACH
I SUGGEST HIRING a personal trainer for eight to 10 sessions. He or she can teach you what muscle groups each piece of equipment works, as well as proper technique, breathing patterns, and rep cadence. A good trainer will also help you develop a workout program that is suited to you and your goals and can address any injuries or limitations.
#2 Don’t Trust Every “Fitfluencer”
BEFORE I RECORD or write a [social media] post, I’m thinking, “How can this help other people?” It’s way too common on social media for people in the fitness space to be like, “Look at me with no shirt on! I’m jacked! I’m shredded! I’m great! Look how great I am!”
Read the last three posts [of someone you think you want to follow], and if they’re saying “I” more than “you,” or there are pictures of them with their shirts off, or you can’t say you learned something from that, that’s a “look at me account,” not someone who is in this industry for the right reason—to help people. That’s why I got into this [business], because I genuinely enjoy coaching and helping people.
#3 YOU CAN PROBABLY TRAIN THROUGH INJURIES
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GRAGE AGAINST THE MACHINES
Fitness entrepreneur James Grage ditched the gym for resistance band workouts to spend more time with his family. Judging by his results, he won’t be returning anytime soon.
GO TO BED TIRED
Forget brains, talent, or genetics. For Special Forces operator and former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy, hard work is the most important factor to a rewarding life.
FINE ART: CHISELING A COMPETITION-QUALITY UPPER BODY
How physique competitor Osamoje Imoohi shaped his mind and impressive body through fitness.
Light Up Your Legs
Juan Morel’s continued quest for bodybuilding’s top prize begins with his killer leg workout.
ROMAN'S SECOND REIGN
After being sidelined with leukemia in 2018, WWE Superstar Roman Reigns returned bigger and stronger—both inside and outside the ring.
To break out of his fitness funk, M&F ’s chief content officer, Zack Zeigler, challenged himself to complete a 5K, a 10K, a half marathon, and a 24-hour, 30-mile Spartan Race all in a week’s time.
THE FUTURE OF STEROIDS
M&F explores the advancements being made to PEDs, emerging drugs, and what this all means for the future of bodybuilding and other sports
These seven foods will nourish your body and sharpen your mind.
THE MODERN RUNNING SHOE...DISSECTED
More innovations have been made in the past decade to the running shoe than ever before, resulting in a product so efficient it was almost banned from all running events. Here are the major changes that have led us to the pinnacle of performance footwear.
7 Things Fitness Insiders Want You To Know
We asked seasoned coaches and trainers in the fitness industry for tips and advice that they wish all their clients and social media followers knew. From dispelling myths about training with injuries to assuming all box gyms suck, your training IQ is all but guaranteed to rise a few points after digesting these tidbits.
You don’t have to spend hours in the gym to reap the health benefits of exercise.
+Mike Peele – Hip Hop Fit
Multitalented, intense and innovative are all words that describe Mike Peele. He is one of todays most exciting, energetic and creative talents in the industry.
SMALL GYMS DEVASTATED BY CORONAVIRUS FEAR, RESTRICTIONS
There’s little evidence of Americans’ passion for fitness at the tens of thousands of small and independent gyms around the country.
Strong Mind, Stronger Body
The most advanced fitness tools will get you fitter and faster—by flexing your brain like a muscle.
Staying Fit As a New Parent
It’s not impossible
The Superstar Way To Boost Your Workout!
Maximize your results in the gym with this A-list approved stack.
Extend Your Thoracic Mobility
These upper-back bends might look simple, but their benefits are BIG, from reversing slumped-over posture to reducing your risk of injury and relieving back pain.
The Voice of Pilates
Longtime teacher Darien Gold is now sharing her deep knowledge of the method with a wider audience via a radio show and podcast.
The Magic Of Touch
Massage at an accessible price point? Sign us up! Yomassage combines therapeutic touch and restorative positions in a group setting. Find out how it goes hand in hand with your Pilates practice.
How to Pick Omega-3 Supplements
Liquids, capsules, or gummies? High- or low-dose? And what about vegan options? Here’s what you need to know