At Fysiqal we love all of the people who read our blog (yes, especially you) but we accept that you might also want to read words of wisdom elsewhere too. We’re fine with that, we love a good fitness read ourselves.
In fact, we’re a little addicted to magazines. Whether it’s for the coffee table or a long train journey, a magazine is the perfect way to read up on the latest news and tips and generally pick up inspiration.
So, which publications do we recommend? The next time you’re in a newsagents, take a look at these super six…
Flex magazine bills itself as the world’s number one ‘hardcore body building magazine’ and who are we to argue? It’s got the perfect blend of top quality photography and expert writing – covering all of the major bodybuilding events and industry news. With interviews and features, it is also able to offer you the secrets of the success of champion bodybuilders, giving you pearls of wisdom to take into the gym and make a real difference to your routine and eventually, physique.
Muscle & Fitness is one of the most established and best selling magazines of its kind in the UK and it’s easy to see why. Its routes can be traced back to 1940, with the publication Your Physique – and this has built on the success of that fine publishing heritage. The magazine has a strong focus on body development and the knowledge you need to be able to be successful with your training or sporting activity.
We love the workout tips in Men’s Fitness and these are a great inspiration whether you use the gym or prefer to stay at home to carry out your fitness regime. There are also training plans, nutritional advice and reviews of new kit to enjoy. Beyond the gym and your diet you’ll also find advice on sex, style, grooming and fashion that can help you to look and feel great.
Fitness and muscles are not just topics reserved for men, far from it. There are plenty of publications aimed at female fitness fanatics and Women’s Running is one of the best on the market. Whether your aim is to run 5k, 10k, half-marathons or marathons, there’s plenty here to help and it’s well-written and superbly designed. Look out for female-friendly kit reviews too.
Everyone has a different motivation for getting fit. For some people, it’s about getting their body ready for a great adventure. If that’s you, and you want inspiration for your next adventure, then you should look no further than Outdoor Fitness. From Alpine treks to epic cycle rides, it’s all here. Better still, there are training tips galore in here to make sure that you are physically fit enough to cope.
If you want to get into boxing or martial arts then you have to be mentally and physically ready. Fighting Fit is your monthly instruction manual. It’s packed with news and interviews as well as super-useful advice on how to train and prepare yourself for the world of combat sports.
Finally, what if you fancy a magazine that covers more than just fitness? Men’s Health is an industry-leading publication that covers everything you need to know in order to be a fit and healthy modern man. So, as well as your fitness needs you’ll get side helpings of food and fashion as well as a host of other news and features.
Have those suggestions given you the reading bug? Perhaps you’re still looking for something a little bit different? Here are four more bonus ideas for magazines to get for your coffee table: