IT ALL STARTED when my 20-minute workouts began feeling like 20-hour sessions. I was in desperate need of a change.
What, did you think I was immune to motivational peaks and valleys because I work at a fitness magazine? The truth is, my job, just like yours, can be stressful. Add family obligations, sleep difficulties, plus not eating or drinking enough, and I can morph into one cranky, lethargic, undernourished, and thirsty dude.
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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.
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.
The Gem State's stream and lake waters are famous for the popular game fish.
The next generation of Chardonnay stars make their mark
A born storyteller, the California ranch girl has worked hard at her craft to become a successful Western novelist and screenwriter.
The Increasingly Frequent Threat of Frost
American grapegrowers have yet to pick a single grape, but it’s already clear there will be less Pinot Noir this year. Record-low temperatures struck Oregon’s Willamette Valley—down to 26° F in some areas—in early April, just as the vineyards were starting budbreak. Frost isn’t uncommon in Oregon, but it typically strikes earlier in the season when vines are still dormant. “We have never seen such cold temperatures so late in the season,” vintner Josh Bergström told Wine Spectator.
If it Moves, If it Spins, You'll Find it Here
This truly was the "engine" for Albuquerque.
Roots Fund Auction Raises Over $400K For Wine Industry Diversity Efforts
Natasha Hall was processing catastrophe insurance claims when she learned about the Roots Fund. In search of a new path, she reached out to the nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to helping minorities enter the wine industry.
Riding for the Guidon
U.S. CAVALRY SCHOOL AT LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD IS A REAL-LIFE HISTORY LESSON.
We Feed People Reveals A Hero Who's Human
In September 2018, chef and World Central Kitchen (WCK) founder José Andrés was leading emergency relief efforts in Wilmington, N.C. “What’s your name, dear?” asked a re-porter covering the deadly impact of Hurricane Florence.
RIDIN' THE RAILS: HISTORIC TRAIN EXCURSIONS COAST TO COAST
From North Carolina to California, Montana to Texas, "ridin' the rails" is reminiscent of days gone by, when trains were the fastest mode of transportation. Passengers sat back, relaxed and marveled at the scenery or engaged in delightful conversation with fellow travelers. Those days are not gone, and now you can enjoy them, too.
Napa Valley Makes Way for Microwineries With New Ruling
You might have heard of micro-houses. Here come microwineries. For more than 30 years, Napa County has legally defined “wineries” as producers of 2,000 cases a year or more. In April, the County Board created a new winery category, microwineries, hoping to carve out a spot for small cellars previously denied full winery rights.