10 Fitness Rules Every Man Should Break

Fitness instructors love January. The New Year heralds in a procession of guilt-ridden, turkey-weight-carrying slobs making their annual pilgrimage to the gym to lose the winter bulge.

Sadly, there’s a lot of bullshit out there on how to sort out your body. In short, a lot of what the ‘experts’ tell you is utter toss. The simple truth is that it’s all down to you and your willpower, and unlike wind, solar power and Bruce Forsyth, willpower is a finite resource.

So if you’ve made New Years resolutions, make sure you’re not wasting your willpower on the wrong ones. To save you the gym trip – and the cash – here’s FHM’s myth-busting guide to getting in shape for 2013…

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B.O.M. Most Influential Barbers 2014

Congratulations to Barbers Only Magazine’s

(B.O.M.) 50 most influential barbers of 2014!

The barbers were chosen based on these 5 criteria:

  • Artistic creativity
  • Cultural influence
  • Facial hair Grooming
  • Fades/Tapers
  • Traditional Cuts                                              

 B.O.M. 50 Most Influential Barbers (2014) 

(In alphabetical order by government or IG name)

1)Adrian Fanus  2)Alex Clase  3)Amit Corso  4)Angel Raws  5)Arod23pr

6)Christina Goree  7)Chris “Razorsharp24” Williams  8)Criztofferson 9)Curtis smith

10)Danny Amorin  11)David “DL” Hiland  12)David Lindsay  13)Denny Moe

14)Doug Thompkins  15)Eric Cheeks  16)Eric Pacinos  17)Faheem Alexander

18)Garland G-Wiz Fox  19)Gino Maggio  20) Haven the groomer  21)  Hood Barber07

22) J. ruff (Illinois)  23)J. Valentin  24) JC Tha barber (Los Angeles)  25) Jesse Lima

26) Joe the barber (San Antonio)  27) Julius Ceasar (Los Angeles) 28) Kb bullock

29) Kenny Duncan  30) Kriste Faulkner  31) Los Cut it  32) Marcus Harvey

33) Marcus Ph333  34) Mark Marrero  35) Mike “10 stacks” Sales  36) Moody OC

37)  Papito “Blessed Hands” 38) Qaadir Larke  39) Rich “Captain Smash”Payne

40) Rich “Get Rich Inc” the Barber  41) Rob “Big Rob” Presswood 42) Rob the original

43) Sipp da Surgeon  44) Spruce Cruz  45) Stacey Kutz  46) Tariq Nevar 47) Tone McGill

48) Vandagoat49) Wil Perez  50)Youseff the barber

Ted Baker To Offer Up Complimentary Movember Grooming

Sharpen up for a good cause

November heralds a month of moustaches (of varying success rates) thanks to the Movember charity appeal. For 30 days the non-whiskered become the whiskered – it’s hirsuteness’ moment in the sun! – helping to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues.

This year, Ted’s Grooming Room – Ted Baker’s space for everything sprucing – is lending a dapper hand. Services at each six of its venues range from haircuts to skincare, as well as offering guests traditional Turkish shaves.

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Vitamin D supplements may not increase bone density

People over the age of 50 often take vitamin D supplements thinking they’re making their bones stronger and preventing osteoporosis.

But a new review of past studies finds the supplements don’t usually increase bone density. And researchers said they aren’t necessary for most healthy adults.

Among people with osteoporosis, bones become weak and fragile due to the loss of bone density that often comes with aging. Fragile bones are more likely to break. A common prevention strategy is to take calcium and vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D is needed for the body to absorb calcium. But it’s not commonly found in foods, unless they’re fortified, like most milk. The body makes vitamin D after skin is exposed to sunlight.

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The benefits of strength training as physical exercise in older seniors

After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass. This was reflected in an increase in their walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of their chairs, an improvement in their balance, a significant reduction in the incidence of falls and a significant improvement in muscle power and mass in the lower limbs. Continue reading “The benefits of strength training as physical exercise in older seniors”