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MEET THE MEN’S HEALTH ADVISORY PANEL • We know a lot about health and fitness, but we don’t know as much as the doctors, scientists, and trainers who keep us honest and up-to-date.
LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT FUELS GREATNESS
WHEN A HERO COMES ALONG… • Super man, Wonder Woman, Black Panther—these are the people we usually describeas heroes. But on page 82 we showcase real-life do-gooders. And we asked you:
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APP SOLUTE MUSCLE • A new generation of fitness apps do more than make you sweat. They deliver community, coaching, and gamification to drive you to STRENGTH, MUSCLE, and POSITIVE VIBES.
UNDERSTAND THE APP-MOSPHERE • 2021’S APP EXPLOSION has yielded a multitude of choices. Not sure which one’s for you? Start with these four categories of apps, each of which is designed for a different training goal.
AVOID THE SOLO SWEAT! • APPS STILL STRUGGLE TO REPLICATE A SENSE OF COMMUNITY, LEAVING YOU WITH NO ONE TO COMMISERATE WITH AFTER A BRUTAL WOD. BUILD YOUR OWN VIRTUAL COMMUNITY WITH THIS ADVICE FROM PELOTON INSTRUCTOR ADRIAN WILLIAMS.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VIRTUAL TRAINER
MUSCLE UP WITH INSTAGRAM • Follow these two rules to transform IG, which is full of workouts, into a free fitness app.
THE 25-MINUTE BODYWEIGHT SIZZLER • You endured a wild 2021 and managed to make muscle gains, too. Now maintain those gains with these two circuits. The first pushes your legs to learn key movement patterns; the second builds the upper-body strength you need. Do them three times a week to be primed for 2022.
THE ACTION HERO • As DON LEE’s big-screen career has risen to Marvel-superhero status, the boxer turned trainer turned actor has found his calm by returning to where it all started: the gym.
“MY MISTAKES COST ME BOTH KNEES” • LOU SCHULER, C.S.C.S., a fitness author and MH’s former fitness director, worked out hard all his life. That may be what caused him to suffer a sudden injury. Here’s how you can adjust your training to prevent a similar catastrophe.
ECHINACEA: EFFECTIVE OR EH? • The potential is promising: This herbal supplement can help stave off a whole host of gnarly illnesses, from common colds to Covid. Sooooo does the research support the hype?
WHAT YOUR HEART IS DOING FOR YOU ALL DAY • And how you can help it out.
A SPORTS DOC’S GUIDE TO MUSCLES
HOW TO WARM YOUR COLD, HOLIDAY-HATING HEART • Until Marvel sends Nick Fury to the North Pole to recruit some new Avengers (it’s possible?), it’s all about the HCMU. That’s the Hallmark Channel Movie Universe—and precisely where you should retreat. Like, now.
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Ho, Ho—Hold Up! • Can you spot which of the following are Hallmark holiday classics—and which are fake?
THE BEST BEEF AND BROCCOLI. EVER. • Paleo and keto followers swear by this high-protein, high-fiber meal, but without the right recipe, it’s missing one important factor: flavor. This is the right recipe.
HOW DO YOU DRINK THEM APPLES! • Sales of hard cider and other alcoholic apple drinks are up like Apple stock. This winter, work your way through this refreshing-to-drink list.
From the Editors of Men's Health
ADVENTURES IN COUPLING • … and throupling, quading, and even some old-fashioned swinging. Are any of them right for you?
THE WITCHER GUY’S GUIDE TO BLOODY GOOD GIFTS • Figuring out what to give to others is tricky, but it’s nothing...