Fitness For Men

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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There are plenty of magazines on newsstands that specialize in fitness for men. Some of these publications are so in-depth, however, that no one apart from professional bodybuilders and marathoners find much that's usable in their pages. Consequently, a good number of men turn to other sources that appeal to generalists, which is how most working men with families and hobbies describe themselves.

Approaching fitness for men from a generalist's standpoint doesn't mean that the quality of reportage you're entitled to ought to suffer. Just as there are non-financial journals that offer good-sense advice on where to invest, how to diversify, and how to budget, so too are there general magazines and websites that discuss how much to run, which foods to eat, and how much weight to lift. Better still, these magazines and sites recognize the diversity of their audiences and therefore tailor their content accordingly. There might be graphs or diagrams, for example, with strategies for "ectomorphs" as well as "endomorphs, not to mention 20-somethings as well as 80-somethings.

Good Fitness for Men

Fitness for men, like dietary sense and career health, is all about the proper balance. Fitness, broadly applied, characterizes not only the muscles and organs, but the mind as well. It's thus common to find articles on meditation, rhythmic breathing, and other stress-reducers right alongside those on "pyramiding" and other weightlifting techniques.

Most experts agree that good fitness is about goal-orientedness first. Are you looking to maintain your youthful physique? Run a marathon? Muscle up for your flag football league? Each end goal dictates a different set of guidelines for getting there. Sometimes these training methods overlap, but in other cases you must be discriminating about what sort of work you choose to put your body through.


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