Number of Australian Men who Belong to a health club:
Around 8 million.
How much smaller the waists of men who’ve belonged to a health club for more than a year are compared with those of men who have not:
Increase in lean muscle mass among people who did high-frequency training (three sets for each muscle group, three times a week):
Increase in lean muscle mass among people who did low-frequency training (nine sets for each muscle group, once a week):
The Top 5 Most Consumed Supplements:
- Whey protein and powders
- Branched-chain amino acids
47.7% of men who exercise take a supplement to increase or maintain mass or strength, or to boost recovery
Go to a crowded gym, become more giving:
One study found that guys who smelled androstadienone, a part of male sweat, were twice as cooperative and generous when asked to complete given tasks as a control group who hadn’t sniffed sweat.
Gym Tune Facts:
70.1% of men listen to music while exercising.
At the gym:
70% listen to their own tunes
30% succumb to whatever's playing over the gym's sound system
Popular Gym Music:
“Till I collapse,” by Eminem, is the single song found most frequently on men’s Spotify workout playlists in the U. S.
Kanye West: The rapper appears twice on the list of top five songs on workout playlists created by U. S. men. The top two: "Power" and "Stronger"
30-39: The age group working out the most, based on Spotify workout playlist streams.
Letting Off Steam:
4-7: Days per week older adults hit the sauna to lower their chances of stroke over 15 years by 61 percent.
A version of this article originally appeared on Men's Health