In my opinion, most fitness magazines, especially Mens Fitness and Men’s Health are aimed at guys in their 30’s who drive Jaguars and go to the gym once a week, not knowing what they’re doing. they print shitty advice, they don’t focus on actual muscle building, that’s why they’ll print an article about the benefits of a balance ball, or some other pointless exercise.
(you know the kind I’m talking about, they curl in the squat rack, talk on their fucking cell phones and mess with their IPODS for an hour rather than try and get some work done!)[/quote]
You’re entitled to your own opinion and in some instances your opinions may be correct, but I’ll respectfully disagree with you.
Men’s Health has some pretty sound exercise advice. Respected guys like Dan John and Alwyn Cosgrove have written some great training articles for the magazine. I’m also a fan of their nutritional advice (the recipes are good). Yes they do tend to scale more to a businessman who makes a decent salary, but there’s nothing wrong with that. I simply skip over the office politics stuff since it doesn’t apply to my job situation.
Men’s Fitness has hired a new EIC and I think he’s taking the magazine in a good direction. They had a pretty interesting feature on Reggie Bush’s off-season training in the past issue, and there’s usually some good training tips in there.
I don’t think any magazine can be considered the Holy Grail, but I think to discount all of them as rubbish isn’t necessarily fair either.