Do you guys still read fitness mags?

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    May 03, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    GNC just gave me a copy of May's edition of muscle and body. Learned some stuff I didn't know, but other things I kind of already knew (I have all 10 supplements in their "must have supplements" article plus some they didn't mention).

    I know many of us come to here for questions, but just a reminder it doesn't hurt to pick up a book once in awhile (although fitness mags aren't really 'books' by college standards, more like advertisements). My only thing with the magazines is after looking at page after page of shirtless hunks in high definition, page-sized images with perfect lighting to show every muscle, vein and artery...makes me all horny lol.
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    May 03, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    there just wank mags admit it!! ;)
  • barriehomeboy

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    May 04, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    If you're wanking to muscle guys in shorts, you need to get better porn to jack to.

    Those magaizines serve a purpose. Instruction material. Although a lot of those weigh manouevers can actually get you to a hospital. Long story. Pvt me.
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    May 04, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    Eh. A whole lot of crap just to find useful, safe information.

    Money better spent on training, supps, and actually going to the damn gym.
  • MidwesternKid

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    May 04, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    I love my Mens Health magazine.
  • tuffguyndc

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    May 04, 2013 1:09 AM GMT
    LOL I do not think that is a problem. that just means your junk is still working. ha ha ha
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    May 04, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidLOL I do not think that is a problem. that just means your junk is still working. ha ha ha


    Agreed!!
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    May 04, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy said
    Those magaizines serve a purpose.


    Wank material for guys under 18 living in the 80's and 90's.
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    May 04, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    The purpose of magazines is to sell crap to noobs. I hardly ever take a sports magazine for more than a couple of years.

    I was just looking through a new scuba magazine for the first time in maybe ten years and zounds! There's all new crap to buy! But my old crap works just fine... mostly.
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    May 04, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    I haven't read a fitness magazine in months. I read it to see what kind of workout routine the pros are doing (not that I follow it, just curious).icon_biggrin.gif
  • calibro

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    May 04, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    nah, it's not as good as interwebs porn
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    May 04, 2013 3:59 AM GMT
    Bit disappointed I got here too late to make a joke about only buying it for the pictures. The sections on how to have sex with a woman make me feel like I am in denial. The celebrity fitness routines are silly because they don't mention the steroids they are all on. However, Men's Health Style section is better than any of its competitors including GQ, FHM and so on.
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    May 04, 2013 9:05 AM GMT
    Ohno said The celebrity fitness routines are silly because they don't mention the steroids they are all on. However, Men's Health Style section is better than any of its competitors including GQ, FHM and so on.


    So I'm curious though, are alot of these guys pictured on these mags on steroids you think? I can believe it, but that'd be fucked up. I was at a party couple weeks ago and a guy showed me his pics of him on steroids...he was ripped...but then he stopped and he was rather thin and barely had a 6-pak. Me and my friend were saying how it isn't necessary. (Well, I was more curious about where to get them from, but my friend is a judgemental prick).
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    May 04, 2013 10:36 AM GMT
    TheNomeKing said
    barriehomeboy said
    Those magaizines serve a purpose.


    Wank material for guys under 18 living in the 80's and 90's.


    Ain't that the truth....icon_wink.gif
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    May 04, 2013 10:47 AM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 said
    Ohno said The celebrity fitness routines are silly because they don't mention the steroids they are all on. However, Men's Health Style section is better than any of its competitors including GQ, FHM and so on.


    So I'm curious though, are alot of these guys pictured on these mags on steroids you think? I can believe it, but that'd be fucked up. I was at a party couple weeks ago and a guy showed me his pics of him on steroids...he was ripped...but then he stopped and he was rather thin and barely had a 6-pak. Me and my friend were saying how it isn't necessary. (Well, I was more curious about where to get them from, but my friend is a judgemental prick).


    The regular guys and fitness models, maybe not. The actors who "put on 40lb of muscle in 2 months" for a role... I don't see how they could achieve that without steroids.
  • DanOmatic

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    May 04, 2013 11:08 AM GMT
    Every now and then I'll leaf through one at the dentist's or doctor's office. Though it's always the latest issue, to me It always seems like the same issue over and over, just with a different cover. I think they just keep recycling the same articles over and over, but with new pics and ever more alarmist headlines, like "Why You Are Losing Muscle", or "How to Get This Guy's Bod in 4 Weeks!"

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    May 04, 2013 11:12 AM GMT
    ^^^
    Your dentist/doctor has the latest issues of magazines?...icon_eek.gif

    I am impressed!
  • RunnerMD

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    May 04, 2013 11:47 AM GMT
    Running magazines, yes. Other workout magazines, no.
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    May 04, 2013 12:17 PM GMT
    I read Runner's World magazine but I find after a year or two that the articles tend to be 'recycled' (not the same article per se but the content is reworked).

    There's only so many articles you can write on carb-loading and tapering. icon_lol.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 04, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    I don't bother with fitness mags anymore, especially the ones on bodybuilding. I used to subscribe to EMO (Exercise for Men Only) but that publication suddenly disappeared. Most of the bodybuilding fitness mags are the same old propaganda with hundreds of photos of steroid freaks. Big deal.
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    May 04, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
    DanOmatic saidEvery now and then I'll leaf through one at the dentist's or doctor's office. Though it's always the latest issue, to me It always seems like the same issue over and over, just with a different cover. I think they just keep recycling the same articles over and over, but with new pics and ever more alarmist headlines, like "Why You Are Losing Muscle", or "How to Get This Guy's Bod in 4 Weeks!"



    yeah that's true. alot of the stuff that's talked about is stuff I pretty much already learned in physical ed...atleast when it comes down to workout routines, how to gain, etc.

    There's also a site I like called http://www.exrx.net which pretty much gives you everything you need to know about workouts
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    May 04, 2013 5:59 PM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 saidGNC just gave me a copy of May's edition of muscle and body. Learned some stuff I didn't know, but other things I kind of already knew (I have all 10 supplements in their "must have supplements" article plus some they didn't mention).

    I know many of us come to here for questions, but just a reminder it doesn't hurt to pick up a book once in awhile (although fitness mags aren't really 'books' by college standards, more like advertisements). My only thing with the magazines is after looking at page after page of shirtless hunks in high definition, page-sized images with perfect lighting to show every muscle, vein and artery...makes me all horny lol.


    Nah not really. Usually won't ever find myself in GNC though either. My feeling is a lot of mags want to sell copies, providing decent advice may come second. -- It's sort of like buying "Money" magazine and thinking it will help you with investments.