Every trainer interviewed for this feature cited Brad Pitt’s ripped physique in 1999’s Fight Club as an inspiration.
"Brad Pitt in Fight Club is the reference for 300," says Mark Twight, who trained the cast for 300. "Everyone thought he was huge, but he was, like, 155 pounds. If you strip away fat and get guys to 3, 4 percent body fat, they look huge without necessarily being huge."
In the magazine, former marine Andy Petranek talks about how his discovery of CrossFit ultimately brought him down. Way down. Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, shoulder woes, knee pain, a persistent trick in his neck, and eventually, a ruptured hemorrhoid. “CrossFit had become my life’s obsession,” he says. “But it wasn’t making my life better. Read his story here.
Unless you’re a ski race junkie, you probably hadn’t heard of Travis Ganong until he barreled down Sochi’s slushy course in 2:06.64, beating Bode Miller. Men’s Journal talked with the 25-year-old competitor about his surprising success and how he trained to become the newest, baddest downhill machine. Read the interview here.
Human movement can be reduced to three basic categories: pushing, pulling, and hip extension (squatting, jumping, running, and even riding a bike). Here, Daniel Duane outlines the only 8 moves you need to be fit.