Muscle & Fitness magazine. Now there's £3.40 that I won't get back.

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    Mar 01, 2009 12:42 PM GMT
    What a waste of money. Thought I would try it to see if there were any good illustrated routines that I could try but there weren't. Just lots and lots psuedo science and strange looking men with arm veins the size of a motorway, doubt any of them are natural body builders. Plus lots of ads for whey powder, no xplode and something called Enrage which is being marketed with the tag line sold "Engage the Rage" Enrage.

    Ho hum, that'll learn me to deviate from Real Jock's helpful workout plans.
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    Mar 01, 2009 12:56 PM GMT

    I'v been loyal ro RJ site from the beggining until now ... it's the best fitness site apparently .. I got 90% of my fitness knowledge from here ...

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    Mar 01, 2009 12:59 PM GMT
    They tend to be totally unrealistic...

    'Gain 30 lbs muscle in 3 weeks'

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    Mar 01, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
    3 pounds 40....what's that in real money?

    The little girls next door were selling magazine subscriptions for their school so I bought a subscription to Men's Health. Over all I dont think the mag is worth it. It does usually have at least one feature length article worth reading. And it has fitness recipes etc. The thing about it that I hate most is the layout. So many pages have SO MANY little items on them that it is hard to focus on the page. My attention is pulled every which way. WAY TOO BUSY. ...And of course the mag has to have a surfeit of woman so straight guys can buy it.
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    Mar 01, 2009 1:48 PM GMT
    To you Caslon that would be $4.86.

    I bought Muscle & Fitness because on the cover it had "Ultimate 4-Week Starter's Guide" and I thought that would be useful as I'm joining a new gym and would welcome some new routines. Unfortunately, the bag was sealed (how cunning) so I wasn't able to have a browse before buying and inside was a weedy 6-page guide with unhelpful illustrations and lots of nutritional information some of which was about Californian sushi! Which is odd because it's the British version of M&F.

    And agreed, if you take out the advertising and nutritional puffs for whey protein and Mr Weider's products you don't have much of a magazine.
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    Mar 01, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    And when do you have time to read a magazine anyway? With all the new boyfriends, I would think all your time is taken up with processing applications and interviewing, checking references, past hookup histories, blood tests....Lord-a-mercy!
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    Mar 01, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    At $4.86 you're still ahead of the game. It retails for $8.99 here in Canada.
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    Mar 01, 2009 2:28 PM GMT
    Well my favorite magazine continues to be "Exercise for Men Only", but those magazines are so geared for gay men. My bf makes fun of them...especially the poses where they pull their jeans down exposing a shaved pubic line. His comment, "you get them for half fitness pointers and half pics". Don't think thats really true, some of the men aren't that great in my opinion.
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    Mar 01, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    Ladies, a saucer of cream to Caslon5billion.
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    Mar 01, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    I haven't bought an issues of Muscle and Fitness in a while, but they used to have a small how-to section. It was a different exercise and muscle group each issue. And it had a pretty good explanation of how to do the exercise, different variations you could try, and it had an illustration of the muscle groups that are being targeted. I think they actually sold a separate "book" you could buy that had all these how-to pages compiled together.

    But yeah, other than that, I'd say most muscle magazines have about 5% useful info, 30% pictures, and 65% advertising. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 02, 2009 12:31 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidMEEEEEEOOOOWW!!!!!!

    CAT FIGHT!

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    Mar 02, 2009 4:40 PM GMT
    My trainer friends and I call it "Muscle and Fiction"...it's crap.
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    Mar 02, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell my favorite magazine continues to be "Exercise for Men Only", but those magazines are so geared for gay men. My bf makes fun of them...especially the poses where they pull their jeans down exposing a shaved pubic line. His comment, "you get them for half fitness pointers and half pics". Don't think thats really true, some of the men aren't that great in my opinion.


    I laugh at the fact they refer to their own magazine under the acronym EMO

    and that it's supposedly for straight men and has fold outs
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    Mar 02, 2009 5:41 PM GMT
    I used to buy that magazine as a front. My family thought i was trying to get tips because I just started lifting. In reality I was j/o to them....such a waste of money.
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    Mar 02, 2009 5:41 PM GMT
    ^ Lol, although all fitness mags are pretty gay, right?

    Spot the difference...

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    ...and

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