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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.
LIGHTEN UP! • On page 47, we explore the life-changing power of laughter. So we asked you: What’s your go-to joke that never fails?
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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOB MOVIE? • THE SOPRANOS IS BACK. THE PREQUEL FILM TO THE TV SERIES, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, HITS THEATERS ON OCTOBER 1.
BOULDER, STRONGER, SMARTER • Bouldering forges total-body muscle, power, and agility and trains your mind to solve problems. No wonder it’s so hot now.
GET A LEG UP • Bouldering builds a blend of strength and mobility, but it also demands it. Climb easier with these moves from Guardiola’s training arsenal. Add them to your regular program twice a week.
THE ONE-DUMBBELL MUSCLE-BUILDING BLAST • Build total-body strength and forge resilience with twisting and lateral movements that target your glutes, mid-back muscles, and abs. The best part: You’ll do it all with one dumbbell.
THE ASTRONAUT HALL OF FAMER • MICHAEL LÓPEZ-ALEGRÍA is prepping for his next trip into space by boldly taking his muscles where they’ve rarely gone before.
TAKE THE STAIRS. • Only 2 percent of Americans will pass up a ride on an escalator and take the harder way up. What do they know that the rest of us don’t?
AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST’S GUIDE TO YOUR EYES
YOUR HEALTHIEST BODY STARTS NOW • SEPTEMBER IS THE NEW JANUARY, say health and wellness pros, who see a flood of new patients and clients when the anything-goes dog days of summer are over and the back-to-school vibe kicks in. Set yourself up to finish the year strong.
TRAIN LIKE: RZA • LOTS OF GUYS focus on the pecs, biceps, and abs. But for creative powerhouses like RZA—a rapper, music and film producer, and actor (see: next summer’s Minions: The Rise of Gru)—the most important performance happens above the neck. Here’s how the 52-year-old WuTang mastermind keeps his eyes, ears, and brain in optimal shape.
LET THERE BE LIGHT(NESS) • Is guidance from the Almighty the secret to sustainable—or healthy—weight loss?
A Religious Diet Decoder • Dietitian Brian St. Pierre, M.S., R.D., director of performance nutrition at Precision Nutrition, helps us unpack four of the most popular nonsecular diets.
MEET THE JACKED CLERGYMEN WHO CAN HELP SAVE YOUR SWOLE
MAKE A FLUFFY, FILLING PANCAKE
DUCK, YEAH! • There’s a wide world of delectable poultry out there beyond chicken. Duck is a powerful source of nutrients like protein and iron—and, let’s not forget, flavor. Round out the meal with two southern-inspired, fiber-rich sides.
HIT THE BOTTLES! • Ketchup, yellow mustard, mayo: tried-and-true. Surprise your taste buds (and barbecue buds) with these now-not-so-secret flavors.
MULTITASK DURING FACE TIME • Your daily grooming routine doesn’t need to involve a ton of work or a ton of products. Save time and money by harnessing the power of a new breed of do-it-all serums and gels.
DIALING BACK THE DESPERATION • Acceptance seems like a simple concept, but sometimes it’s the hardest thing in the world.
HOW LAUGHTER LIFTS YOU UP • The right sense of humor can defuse stress and boost your outlook. Shift yours to gain more from each ha-ha moment.
THE SECRET TO BETTER FLEXIBILITY • With...