It seems that in every issue, they discover an amazing new workout routine that will put your body into a muscle building overdrive.
Give me a break!
The primary purpose of these health magazines is to sell you routines that don’t work, so when the next issue comes out you’ll be all pumped about the next revolutionary routine, that will finally end your hardgainer days.
This is a never ending cycle, which leaves you frustrated and their bank accounts full of your money.
If you’re serious about getting big or ripped then I recommend you stay away from these “health magazines”.
While it’s OK to read these magazines for entertainment purposes, simply relying on magazines like Men’s Health as your only source of weight lifting advice will get you desperate really fast.
I must say though that in my entire life, I’ve read just a single issue of Men’s Health and that was more than enough.
To be concise, here are the most obvious reasons why you should cancel your Men’s Health subscription first thing tomorrow morning.
Reason #1 – Every issue has a lot of recycled material in it
Take a look at the picture to the left (click to enlarge).
As you can see, a lot of issues contain identical articles. This is my biggest beef with these magazines.
I mean, if you’re paying for the content, you deserve quality stuff and not some recycled material.
Reason #2 – They offer poor workout advice
You can sum up the workouts described in magazines like Men’s Health with three words – Pump N’ Tone.
Pump N’ Tone routines will get you nowhere.
Just look at the covers and you’ll immediately realize that most of content is centered around ab training.
You can’t grow big by giving the biggest importance to your abs. In order to grow big and develop your abs at the same time, you should focus on getting stronger on the three big lifts which are:
- bench (dips are also a good alternative).
Remember that size follows strength.
Reason #3 – The front cover models are used for a sneaky tactic
One thing is for sure … the cover models didn’t get their physiques by following the advice found in the magazines they’re posing for.
The front cover models are also photoshopped for maximum effect, which is to make you feel self-conscious. They want you to feel bad when you look at the cover models, because this increases the chances of you buying the magazine.
Reason #4 – Advice about the diet is superficial at best
Most of the information about the diet is just fluff … content offering no real value and which only purpose is to add pages to an issue.
They’re still caught up in the old school bodybuilding dogma of eating many small meals throughout the day in order to “fire up” your metabolism. While eating many small meals is better than stuffing yourself with junk, this is not the best diet to gain muscle.
Reason #5 – The yearly subscription is better spent elsewhere
In my opinion the $25 yearly subscription is better spent on a night out, eating a tasty pizza. It will do you more good than 100 issues of Men’s Health combined.
And besides, by canceling your subscription to such magazines, you’ll save yourself some valuable time and confusion.
What’s your take on fitness magazines? Do you think that health magazines like Men’s Health are actually good for you? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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