A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.
MEET THE MEN’S HEALTH ADVISORY PANEL • The doctors, scientists, and trainers who keep us honest and up-to-date.
Your 12-Week Beginner’s Guide to Strength Training • GET STRONG, NO MATTER WHERE YOU’RE STARTING FROM
GET OUT THERE! • The Men’s Health Travel Awards (see page 27) celebrate this year’s ultimate vacation destinations. And so we had to ask: WHERE ARE YOU HEADED ON YOUR SUMMER VACATION?
Do SOCIAL-MEDIA INFLUENCERS motivate us to work out MORE OR LESS than our FRIENDS WHO POST about working out? —@tommy.kent.5
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MARTIAL ARTS MAYHEM! • John Wick: Chapter 4 bad guy Scott Adkins took Men’s Health through his impressive action-star/stuntman workout. Here’s what some of our YouTube followers had to say.
MVP MEMBER OF THE MONTH
THE MH TWITTER POLL • THE DC UNIVERSE RESETS THIS AUGUST WITH THE RELEASE OF BLUE BEETLE. WHICH DC HERO’S NEXT CHAPTER ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE?
ZONE IN • The fitness-sphere won’t stop talking about how low-intensity cardio—sometimes called zone 2 training—is so good for you. But does all this easy work really do anything?
GET IN THE ZONE • Your body transitions through various zones to get you through life. In general, the higher the zone number, the less time you can stay there. Here’s a comparative look at them—and how to find the much-discussed zone 2.
THE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE MUSCLE-UP • Who needs the gym? This total-body blast brings new twists to classic bodyweight moves to forge strength in your abs, legs, back, and chest—and hone your cardio, too.
6 A.M. WITH… CHARLIE PUTH • When the singer-songwriter hits the gym, it’s less about chiseled abs and big arms—and more about creating his next hit.
IS SWEAT YOUR SECRET SUPERPOWER? • The world is heating up. These science-backed strategies can help you use sweat to your advantage and stay cool.
THE CASE FOR CASEIN • Do you really need another kind of protein powder? The research says… maybe!
THE MEN’S HEALTH TRAVEL AWARDS • Some guys like to HIKE, BIKE, CLIMB, and SURF their way through vacation. Some want SHIATSU and SAVASANA. Others want to just CHILLLL. Whoever you are, these 21 INCREDIBLE trips are for you.
SUMMER STYLE FLEX • Swim, lounge, repeat. Mission: Impossible’s GREG TARZAN DAVIS sports the season’s most versatile shorts and shirts.
FIND YOUR SHADES
A FEAST TO FUEL THE FIRE • Welcome to our newest column, Weights & Plates: Real chefs. Real workouts. Really, really delicious high-protein meals. First up: MICHAEL CHERNOW of the Meatball Shop.
CHERNOW’S 3 GO-TO FITNESS MOVES
POP. POUR. SIP. MMMMMMM. • Brunch, beach, or backyard barbecue—this beer-based summer cocktail fits in just about anywhere.
THE LIGHT SIDE • A low-ABV lager or pilsner is perfect for micheladas. They provide a crisp base for layering flavor without filler. These three deliver on taste, at any price point.
LET’S TAKE THIS (MEAL) OUTSIDE • A whole new fleet of grills and ovens has expanded what it means to cook—and feast—outdoors.
3 TRUSTY GRILLING TOOLS
5 WAYS TO STOP SWEATING IT • Antiperspirants and deodorants both de-funk your pits. Here are our anti-sweat all-stars for wherever life takes you.
WHAT THE SMELL? • Some myths about antiperspirant and deodorant won’t die.
NEXT LEVEL SELF CARE STAPLES
INTO THE DEEP! • My fear of water has held me back my...