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What Did We Learn This Month? Oxygen magazine with Lori Harder on the cover! 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Oxygen

August 2014

Lori Harder photographed by Cory Sorensen

Lori Harder photographed by Cory Sorensen

What Do We Learn This Month in Oxygen?

“Your Way to Harder Shoulders”

Cover star Lori Harder talks about her online Bliss 6-Week training program in the August issue of Oxygen and the fact that she lives every single day with a clear intention of what she plans to do that day.

Lori, by the way, has awesome shoulders and shows some of her favorite moves to keep them looking amazing.

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“Pumped-Up Planks”

I always say that planks are one of best exercises for your core but also one of the most boring. Take a gander here at a couple of suggestions to kick your next set up a notch.

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“6-Weeks to a Superb Chest”

Oxygen asked author Myatt Murphy, CSCS, to create a chest workout to maintain balance and strength.

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Kettlebell Workout

Kettlebells (when used properly) are excellent for helping build muscles and burn calories in a short period of time. Master trainer Alex Isaly created the circuit featured inside the magazine.

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“Bosu Sundial”

Going back to the whole “let’s fancy up those planks” thinking—check out this Bosu sundial!

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And now the rest of this issue of Oxygen:

  • “Time Your Carbs Right” The best time to eat all sorts of carbs including fast-digesting, low-digesting and fibrous.
  • “Age is No Brainer” Incorporating  the best habits for your age range to keep you strong and healthy.
  • “Stagger to Perfection” I don’t see the word “perfection” that often in subject headlines but this staggered-set home workout is pretty great.
  • ‘Be Sun Savvy” The best gear to take along for an outdoor walk in the summer. (Go for it!)

Overall Grade:

B+ Good workouts but the issue was a little thin/lacking for me. Maybe next month they will come back to kick butt?

You can follow Oxygen magazine at www.Oxygenmag.com

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @OxygenMagazine with Nicole Wilkins 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Oxygen

March 2014

Nicole Wilkins photographed by Robert Reiff

Nicole Wilkins photographed by Robert Reiff

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Oxygen?

 

“Bringing Her Abdominal Game”

Cover model Nicole Wilkins (2013 Olympia Champion) talks about her workout program (unfortunately, due to injuries she had to drop out of this year’s Arnold Sports Festival,)  pre-show superstitions and her secret love of cheesy romance novels.

Nicole also shows us some of her favorite ab moves including the V-Up (see below.)

 V Up from Nicole Wilkins in Oxygen mag 001

“Power-Up Sprints”

If you are looking for an indoor treadmill workout that features uphill sprints (Not me, I get tired just thinking about that!) this plan will help you build muscles and torch calories.

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“The Only 7 Moves You Need for Fab Abs”

Oxygen asked top trainers and coaches for their best tips for getting your core in ab-fab shape.

Turkish Get Up Oxygen magazine 001

“4 Weeks to Lean Thighs and a Tight Butt”

Thankfully we have a badass model (Tamara Haddad) who has real muscles to show these moves created by Rachel Cosgrove.

Lean Thighs Workout Oxygen magazine 001

And now the rest of this issue of Oxygen:

  • “Arnold Essential Kit” You want to compete at “the Arnold?” You better look at page 67 and then work it!
  • “Fuel Up, Feel Great” the latest new food products on the market going after the healthy eater.

Overall Grade:

B Lots of good workouts here but some of the other features were less than interesting to me.

You can follow Oxygen magazine at www.Oxygenmag.com

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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