Gent’s Condition

Vol IV: The Legs

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Things a gentleman always does at the gym: spots, re-racks and wipes down a machine after use.

Things he never does at the gym: monopolizes machines, hits on women or audibly grunts.

This isn’t Fury Road; there are rules. You should know them.

You should also know dress codes, best practices and the odd pro tip. All of which you’ll find in Gent’s Condition, a four-part fitness guide made in tandem with our friends at Samsung.

Each edition will focus on one major muscle group.

Today: we’re shaking a leg. In fact, we’re shaking both of ’em.


Monitor your fitness on the go with the new Samsung Gear Fit2. Super durable and waterproof to 1.5 meters, the Fit2 comes with a generously proportioned wraparound touchscreen and 4GB of storage. It has all the features you’d expect from a top-shelf smartwatch: GPS, barometer, accelerometer, heart-rate monitor, notifications for texts, calls, emails, calendars, etc. … But it also has two features you won’t find elsewhere: a built-in music player (that’s what those 4GB are for) along with a mapping feature that displays running and biking routes in real-time.


From the no-excuses school of fitness comes an absolute barnbuster of a home leg workout that requires nothing but some good old-fashioned determination.


“A scene from TRON.” “The playground of the future.” “An experiential wonderland.” Those are but three of the phrases our NY editor once used to describe 837, a Meatpacking District experiment in retail hosted by our friends at Samsung. Inside: virtual reality roller coasters, a fully-loaded recording studio, a sci-fi kitchen and a three-story screen made of 96 55-inch screens. The kicker: nothing is for sale. 


The North Moore 9” Short by WOLACO

What they are: the last pair of compression shorts you’ll ever buy. Why they are: because of two discreet, secure velcro pockets on either leg — one for your phone, one for your keys. It’s honestly the most essential garment your distance-running correspondent has ever encountered.


You can’t live on grilled chicken breast and steamed veggies forever. OK, technically you can, but that’s no way to live. One way to feel better about indulging in some red meat? Opt for bison over beef — it’s got all your protein and bloody umami goodness with about half the fat.

Here’s how to grill one up right, per FoodRepublic.


  • One 12-oz. Buffalo steak
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Rinse steak and pat dry. Drizzle with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Let rest at room temp for two hours. Then, preheat your grill to 550 degrees, slap that sucker on for three minutes a side, remove, let cool — covered — for about a minute and serve with steamed veggies (we couldn’t let you abandon the plan completely).