Ready to get lean and ripped for summer? We’ve got you covered. This month’s issue is packed with the latest scientific research on fat-burning and building lean muscle. After all, cutting-edge science and hard work are the keys to building your best summer physique, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in FitnessRx!
Our cover model this month, actor Max Martini, knows all about staying in hardcore shape. In fact, his dedication to the gym has helped him land roles in “Saving Private Ryan,” “Sabotage” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the highly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which is set to be released next year. In “Fifty Shades of Fitness” on page 50, we take a look at Max’s training and diet program, how he prepares for his action roles, and how he stays in such great shape despite traveling and long work days. Max performs a five or six-day weightlifting regimen that you can try out yourself.
Are you looking to make more gains in your arms and take your training up a notch? Believe it or not, training your lower body can help you improve your upper body. In “Want Bigger Arms? Train Your Legs” by Thomas Fahey, Ed.D. on page 68, learn how lower body exercises like squats, lunges and deadlifts can trigger greater increases in anabolic hormones like growth hormone, IGF-1 and testosterone. In fact, spinal stability developed by large muscle lower body training is critical for developing large, powerful arms. It’s all based on the latest cutting-edge, scientific research. Take advantage of this unique workout that can accelerate muscle hypertrophy and build arm muscles faster than you thought possible!
In a study of more than 2,000 males ages 45 and older, 39 percent had total testosterone levels considered below normal. But is testosterone replacement therapy the answer? In “The High Price of Low T: The Testosterone Drug Debate!” by Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA on page 74, take a look at why testosterone is so important to your health and well being, and the positive and negative effects of testosterone replacement therapy. Also, find out how lifestyle favors, including physical activity and diet, can naturally influence your levels of testosterone levels.
Weight-loss programs typically involve caloric restriction combined with some kind of rigorous exercise program, generating an energy deficit that will prompt the body to burn fat. The problem with this type of approach is that it could also result in muscle loss. In “Turn Up the Heat with Thermo-Heat” by Michael Rudolph, Ph.D. on page 60, we provide you with the ultimate fat-burning program to help you get ripped and preserve lean body mass. Read about the revolutionary fat-burner Thermo-Heat and the latest research on brown fat and thermogenisis.
The rest of the issue is packed with the latest scientifically backed research to help you get ripped, build solid muscle and blast fat. All you need to do is follow our workouts, advice and tips, and then get to work! And for new content daily, don’t forget to check out our website, www.fitnessrxformen.com.