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What Did We Learn This Month? The “Men’s” Edition is Back! @MensFitness @MensJournal @Men’sHealthMag 5

What Are the “Men’s” Teaching Us This Month?

Recaps of Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health and Men’s Journal

Hey there! Hi there! Ho There!

It’s been way too long since I have done this but it time to get our “Men’s” on with my recaps of the latest Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health and Men’s Journal. Whoo hoo!  I love checking out what the dudes are into right now and I think these are some fantastic magazines we are checking out today.

In the past I have been asked to pick a favorite among the three but I refuse to do that today. (I’m all about the magazine love guys!)

So without further ado—let’s get to the “Men’s”-style recapping, shall we?

Jason Statham photographed by Steve Shaw

Jason Statham photographed by Steve Shaw

Men’s Fitness: February 2013

  • Jason Statham: I am not sure what happened to me but I am now almost completely attracted to baldies and this is one, sexy bald dude. My friend Missy will agree with me that putting Jason Statham on the cover was an excellent idea.  (Swoon!) Thank you Men’s Fitness!
  • “Hybrid Lifts” Combining two exercises is called a “hybrid” and here the editors describe the clean/front squat/push press, deadlift/shrug and RDL/bentover row/high pull explained.
  • “Don’t Choke”  If you have a problem with freezing up when you need to perform under high pressure situations—learn from the pros in baseball, basketball and soccer on how to handle the stress of big moments.
  • Christian Slater: My friend Pam is the biggest Christian Slater fan of ALL TIME and is right now so excited to read he is this magazine.
  • “The MF Home Gym Guide” I know these home gyms (perfect for the outdoor, office or garage) are supposed to male-focused but I want them for myself!
  • “Unlock Your Full Potential” This article is all about how to boost your HGH (Human Growth Hormone) levels.

You can check out Men’s Fitness: www.mensfitness.com

Liam McIntyre photographed by Ture Lillegraven

Liam McIntyre photographed by Ture Lillegraven

Men’s Health: February 2013

  • Liam McIntyre: The Australian actor is entering his second season of Spartacus and is a graduate of a ‘gladiator boot camp.” He is also super-hot. Mrow!
  • “The Mayor Will Save You Now” Cory Booker (the Mayor of Newark, NJ) is one of the most famous elected officials in the country with a reality show under his belt and over a million Twitter followers. He was also gaining a great deal of weight on his 6’ 3” frame from stress eating so Booker put himself on an exercise & fitness plan to lose over 40 pounds since last summer. Check out how he did it here.
  • “Flatten Your Belly” Tips for how to use the cardio machines at the gym to burn the most fat.
  • “What Would Houdini Do?” Advice for handling all sorts of hairy situations from a deer hitting your car to your friend passing out from too much booze.
  • “The Best and Worst Cities for Men” Men’s Health exclusive survey finds out the best places in the U.S. for men folk to live with the top being Boise, ID; San Jose, CA and San Francisco, CA.
  • “You’re Doing it Wrong” If there is any sentence that enrages me quickly it’s that one. Name me on woman who says she loves being corrected by her man and I will call her a wimp to her face. But this article was very helpful and informative. So I will let it go THIS time Men’s Health.
  •  “The 8-Hour Diet” Now this is something I can get behind! Scientists are finding that our modern “24/7” lifestyle is playing havoc on our waistlines and that restricting the amount of time you allow yourself to eat (all meals within 8 hours total during the day) will help keep fat at bay.
  • “When Your Feelings Turn Fatal” Controlling your mood and how you handle stressful situations will help you live a longer and healthier life. Tips on how to do just that.
  • “Seven Test of True Strength” Men’s Health created their own physical test for you to try at your fancy new home gym (you have one of those—right?) These seven moves will show how fit you really are!

Check out Men’s Health online: www.MensHealth.com

Josh Brolin photographed by Mark Seliger

Josh Brolin photographed by Mark Seliger

Men’s Journal: February 2013

  • Josh Brolin: My former roommate Diana interviewed Josh over ten years ago for a cheesy TV movie he appeared in and said he was by far the sweetest guy in the world who treated her better than any of the other actors on the set. Therefore, I am always in support of Josh Brolin’s films and the magazines that are wise enough to feature him.
  • “Obama and the Environment” Men’s Journal offers their advice to the POTUS on how to solve some of our more pressing environmental issues.
  • “A Hoop Dream Come True” Serge Ibaka grew up in the Republic of Congo and saw some pretty horrifying things in his lifetime. Nowadays he is a top NBA player with a celebrity girlfriend (Keri Hilson) but he still makes sure to volunteer for UNICEF in his native Congo every summer. Nice guy, this Sege!
  • “The Shark Wrestler” The movie Jaws has forever ruined me for sharks but apparently they are important to the ocean environment and Eric Ozolins is just the guy to help them out off the coast of Texas’ Gulf Coast. I loved reading this article but my favorite quote has too many “F” words so you are going to read it for yourself and see why it is so awesome.
  • “The Newest Faraway Places” Holy smokes could I use a vacation in a faraway place with sand and such. Some of the newer hot vacay spots mentioned here are Itacaré, Brazil and Olympos, Turkey.
  • “The Runaway Mogul” What a great read! Loved this so much. Tom Freston was in charge of MTV for over 25 years and after he was fired—decided to take over Bono’s charity and is now doing all kinds of do-gooder stuff all over the globe. Good on Tom Freston!
  • “The Master of Disaster” Bob Bea is one of the top experts in the world on “engineering failures” and believe me—he is one busy dude. Try not to get too scared as Men’s Journal lists “America’s Most Vulnerable Places.” (Gulp!)

 

Check out Men’s Journal online www.MensJournal.com

So there you have it today—my recaps of the “Men’s” mags. Have you read any of them yet?  Which one was your favorite? Let me know what you are reading these days by posting below. Thanks!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

Brooklyn Fit Chick

(BFC)

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Happy New Year 2013! 2012–See Ya! 0

Brooklyn Fit Chick New Year’s Day 2013 Extravaganza!!!!

Today we celebrate 2013 with a new attitude, new goals, a new favorite word and my new theme songs!

Margo and Sarah

(Me & Mah Boo Working on Our 2013 Goals)

Hello 2013!!

As my friend (and brilliant author) Jennifer Gilmore (Jennifer’s amazon.com page) said so well today: “Goodbye 2012—don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out!”

Don’t get me wrong—I am not bitter about 2012 but it has been a particularly rough year for my close friends and family. I mean like terrible diseases, hurricanes, robbery, divorce, bankruptcy, multiple surgeries, layoffs and ass hats for clients kind of activity happening in a mere 12 months and would try the patience of Gandhi.

So long 2012—we have had our fun times too and met some super-cool new people but I am more than happy to send you off to a faded memory.

Last night, the biggest party night of the year, I was in bed with a head cold thinking of my New Years resolutions (photo above) and the word I kept coming back to was “finished.” I want to spend 2013 finishing things I have started. Trying that business plan competition one more time until I get the “just right” idea, putting together the standing bike stand so I can ride at home (I bought the damn thing last Christmas!), learning how to properly use my podcast equipment so I can get that out there (two years on my resolutions list) and all of the other things I overlook in my apartment that I know need to get done and yet I turn a blind eye to it.

Enough—it’s time to finish what I started! So that is my word and challenge for 2013. If I knew how to needlepoint I would frame the word “finish” and put it over my desk. (My birthday is March 29th if any of my crafty friends out there need an idea on what to get me!)

In the meantime I am putting it on my wipe board, taking a picture and printing it out. I am going to remind myself every single damn day that when I finish what I start—the accomplishment I feel is incredible.

Finish

Now on to the new “theme songs…”

Here are my 2013 theme songs to get me over any personal/professional/family B.S. in the coming months:

“No More Drama” Mary J. Blige: I resolve to fly above the fray when the drama levels cranks up in my life. “No more tears. No more pain. No more drama in my life.” Indeed.

“I Love Myself Today” Bif Naked: If you are not aware of this song or the totally amaze-balls Bif Naked then start off with this song. “I’ve had enough. Spit-shine my soul. I’m gonna get up. And out. And out of control!!” Yup.

“I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” Scissor Sisters: On my darkest days I will make sure to put on this tune and remember that it next-to-impossible to dance and cry at the same time. “So I’ll play along when I hear that special song. I’m gonna be the one who gets right!”

So enough about me—what about YOU? What will your “one word” focus be? What will be your theme songs? Let’s do this whole 2013 thing as a team!

Together we can accomplish anything!

Ox Ox,

BFC

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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