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What Did We Learn this Month? Muscle & Fitness Hers with Jen Widerstorm on the Cover! 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Muscle & Fitness Hers

November/December 2014

Jen Widerstrom photographed by Per Bernal

Jen Widerstrom photographed by Per Bernal

 

So what is going on with the November/December Muscle & Fitness Hers?

“Superfit in a Flash”

IFBB Bikini Pro Talia Terese demonstrates full body moves that will help you rev up your metabolism while gaining lean muscles.

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“Flex Appeal”

Holidays stress you out and leave you feeling tightly wound? Then try some of these dynamic and static stretches from IFBB Bikini Pro Michelle Johnson.

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“Live Fit Holiday Gifts”

Its holiday gift guide time—yippee! Seriously, for a fit girl who likes shopping these pages are wonderful. The pink lifting belt by G-loves.com is especially cute!

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Muscle & Fitness Hers:

  • “Rockin’ Rockettes” Two members of the elite Radio City Christmas Spectacular dance squad talk about their off-season training and how they make those eye-level kicks look so damn perfect.
  • Ryan McDonagh: The New York Rangers defensemen is a fan of the Women’s U.S. Olympic hockey team, eats tons of bison burgers to keep lean and spends the off-season doing charity work with his wife and mother-in-law. So he is pretty much perfect in my eyes.
  • “Kick Up Your Fat Burn” IFBB Bikini Pro Stacey Alexander offers tips on how to up your kick boxing game. .
  • “3 Tips for a Healthier Winter” Once again I am being reminded that I need to get my flu shot!
  • “Winning Big” Brand new Biggest Loser trainer Jen Widerstorm (http://www.teamjennifer.com) was inspired to get fit by her body builder dad and later starred on American Gladiators playing “Pheoenix.” Jen is also on the cover and offers her own butt-kicking workout featured in this issue.

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Overall Grade:

A Lots of excellent workouts here featuring women with actual muscles. Hallelujah!!

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What Did We Learn This Month?

 Muscle & Fitness Hers

March/April 2014

Michelle Lewin photographed by Per Bernal

Michelle Lewin photographed by Per Bernal

What Do We Learn This Month in Muscle & Fitness Hers?

“Hardcore Waist Whittlers”

The cover star IFBB bikini pro Michelle Lewin demonstrates a whole series of kick-ass moves to make your core stronger.

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“8 Essential Muscle Menders”

This whole page gives me the “I wants.” Especially the pink Grid 2.0 foam roller!!

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“Look Flawless from Head to Toe”

Muscle & Fitness Hers features NPC bikini competitor Loni Christine in this article talking about compound movements that can cut your workout time and rev your metabolism.

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“4 Weeks to Fast-Track Your Fat Loss”

If this crappy winter season has caused you to fall back on your training—here is a healthy eating and tough workout plan to get you motivated again.

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And now the rest of Muscle & Fitness Hers:

  • “Knock Out Calories” Sisters Cindy and Amanda Serrano are boxers and here they show off some of their favorite strength-building exercises.
  • “Burn Fat Fast” Tips for scorching calories from IFBB figure pro Kamla Macko, IFBB bikini pro Angeles Burke and Talia Terese.
  • Tawna Eubanks: The IFBB bikini pro takes us through an average day in her life (whew—she is busy!)
  • “Bring Sexy Back” Six workout moves to make your back stronger designed by Gino Caccavale.

Overall Grade:

A Several pages of excellent workouts featuring women with real muscles—yes!

 

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What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, FitnessRX for Women and Muscle & Fitness Hers

 Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

There is a crispness in the air that says “Hey Honey, how about a little autumn for ya?” Love it! Every year at this time I feel some sadness about summer leaving us all behind and then I remember that Septmeber is one of the raddest months of the year. You can still walk around without a jacket most of the time and yummy foods like pumpkin and acorn squash come into season. What’s not to love about it?

Anyhoo—I have a batch of new magazines to recap today so let us get to it now, shall we?

 

Photograph by Brian O'Hara

Photograph by Brian O’Hara

Bicycling: October 2013

  • “Powered by Plants” As a primal/Paleo eater I know I am the natural enemy of vegans everywhere so wanting to demonstrate that I can listen to the other side and consider what those veggie heads consume every day instead of animal products. Not sold on “fortified breakfast cereals” however.
  • “Go Back in Time” Super-tweedy rides are popping all over the country this time of the year and I for one applaud that. Go you chic bike riders!
  • “While You Were Out Riding, Bike Advocacy Became Cool” “Eight Innovators” who are helping cycling be more safe (and cool.) Yay them!
  • “’Cross Wise” Super cute gear for your next cyclocross race.
  • “10-Minute Bone-Boosting Workout” Really great core moves from exercise physiologist Allison Westfahl.

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

 

Karina Smirnoff photograph by Per Bernal

Karina Smirnoff photograph by Per Bernal

FitnessRX for Women: October 2013

  • Karina Smirnoff: The Dancing With the Stars celeb offers her own diet & fitness routine that makes her look as stunning as she does on the cover of this issue.
  • “Get on Track” IFBB Champions Ashley Kaltwasser and Justine Munro are photographed for the “stadium” workout you can take to the track.
  • “Flat Abs and Shapely, Sexy Legs: Prague Bikini Champion Vladka Krasnova is the model for this workout you can tear out and take to the gym.
  • “Armed for Fall” IFBB Bikini pro Juliana Daniell shows us a high intensity resistance training program meant to define the upper body.

Check out FitnessRX for Women online www.fitnessrxwomen.com

 

Mona Muresan photograph by Tom Corbett

Mona Muresan photograph by Tom Corbett

Muscle & Fitness Hers: September/October 2013

  • “Must-Try Move…Gorgeous Hamstrings” Advice on how to make your hammies look awesome from Nicole Wilkins (IFBB Figure Pro,) Jessie Hilgenberg (IFBB Figure Pro) and Ariella Palumbo (NPC Physique Competitor.)
  • Mona Muresan: The Muscle & Fitness Hers editor in chief not only graces the cover but also is in side this issue with a kick butt workout. Color me happy!
  • “Fit for the Fast Lane” Unbelievably cute gear with pink trim—bring it on!
  • “12 Turbocharged Fat-Fighting Secrets” Three top pros give their best advice for dropping extra pounds in a hurry.
  • “The Ultimate Arm Assault” If you are looking to up your arm routine—try this routine from IFBB Bikini Pro Juliana Daniell. (She is very popular this month!)
  • Coco Austin: Ice-T’s wife is interviewed for her newest venture Peepshow. Gaw—I love Coco!

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnessher.com

 

That’s all for me today. Let me know what you are reading this month!

Until next time!

Ox Ox,

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What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, More and Muscle & Fitness Hers

 Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

We are right in the middle of summer here and I am experiencing magazine doldrums here. Most produce July/August issues so it might be a little light on the review and recap side on my blog for the next couple of weeks. (Oh when do those September issues arrive already?)

Anyhoo—I did find a few that I enjoyed this month so let’s just dive into them today and have some fun, shall we?

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Bicycling: September 2013

  • “Sugar Shock” According to the New York Times food editor Matt Bittman sugar being added to our foods is “the biggest public health challenge facing the developed world.”  Bicycling magazine talks about how the sweet stuff will affect your rides and how to keep an eye on sugar and carbs.
  • “Take a Look” Loved this photo spread here which features cute bicycling fashions.  (Yes, they CAN be cute fashion creators!)
  • “City Guide: New York City” Now you know I have check out the “Brooklyn Ramble” section which featured in this article!
  • “Southern Comforts” Have you ever heard of the “Tour d’Epicure” which takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains? It sounds totally amazing!
  • “The Basics of Shifting” Honestly, I wish someone would have given me this advice on how to shift into gears properly when I first began to ride!

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

 

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MORE: July/August 2013

  • Charlotte Rampling: One of my biggest style icons talks about dancing in Mary Quant skirts (sigh!) in the 60s and her “not getting married” code of freedom. (LOVE this woman!)
  • “Foods that Age-Proof Your Brain” The things you need to eat and drink every day in order to stay mentally sharp.
  • Melissa McCarthy: Have any of you seen The Heat yet? I need to check it out but loved this interview with the actress in the meantime.
  • “Summer of Self-Discovery” If you are looking for books to dive into this summer—this article had some great ideas!
  • “She Got Rich Doing What?” MORE features incredible women who have made their bones doing everything from creating stylish fanny packs to making theater backdrops. Go Ladies!  

Check out MORE online www.more.com

 

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Muscle & Fitness Hers: July/August 2013

  • “Must-Try Move…Great Glutes” Advice on how to make your backside higher and tighter from Nathalia Melo (IFBB Bikini Pro,) Essence Monet (IFBB Figure Pro) and Bella Falconi (Fitness Model.)
  • Terry Crews: The smoking hot actor from HBO’s The Newsroom talks about his fitness motivators and the secrets to his 24-year marriage. (Does he have a brother?)
  • “Shortcut to Amazing Abs” Excellent moves from IFBB Bikini Pro Talia Terese.
  • “8-Minute Metabolism Booster” Five different moves from Icelandic CrossFit star Annie Thorisdottir.
  • Rutina Wesley: Tara from True Blood is played by an actress with arms I am working my tail off to get. Rutina avoids sugar and junk food when filming her sexy vampire series.

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnessher.com

That’s all for me today. Let me know what you are reading this month!

Until next time!

 

Ox ox,

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What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Prevention

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

My magazine stacks are getting sky high but I am determined to get these out to you people so hang on to your knickers everyone and let’s get to it!

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Bicycling: June 2013

  • “Eat to Ride” Bicycling editors offer tips on how to survive all of those summer rides by fueling properly.
  • “Aprés Ride” French for ‘after’ ride and this page is all full of fun items for guys and gals after a day on the road.
  • “Feed Your Thirst” Foods that are “water-rich” and will help you stay hydrated all day.
  • “City Guide: Washington DC” Oooh, I have had a yen to travel to our nation’s capital lately and this guide made me all kinds of curious about riding there.
  • “Senseless” I feel very strongly about everyone wearing their helmets wherever they ride (even on grass!) but I was not aware of the fact they do not protect you from concussions. Ruh oh! Get on that safer helmet makers!!
  • “Lift Off” Have you heard about biking trips where they take you up a mountain and you basically live the high life the whole time? Anyone want to take me along? I will be a quiet roommate—I promise!
  • “Up to Me” As an instructor I am all about getting my students to climb and strength train on the bike and this article reminds me why I love heading up the hills outside the classroom as well.
  • “The Gold Standard” The eight “Extraordinary Bikes” of the year as chosen by the editors of Bicycling.

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

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Muscle & Fitness Hers: May/June 2013

  • “Must-Try Move… Strong, Beautiful Back” Advice on how to make your back sex-ay and strong from Alicia Harris Ross (IFBB Figure Pro,) Dana Linn Bailey (IFBB Physique Pro) and Jelena Abbou (IFBB Figure Pro.)
  • “Pear-Shaped Peril” Being pear-shaped can be dangerous to your health if you do not watch what you eat. (Check out page 34 for more information.)
  • Yeshaira Robles: Here we get a day-in-the-life of the IFBB Bikini Competitor who has an adorable daughter and a boyfriend with guns the size of watermelons.
  • “The Secret to a Killer Core” IFBB Bikini Pro Jessica Plaxson is the star of the pull-out workout for your abs and back. (She is also on the cover suckas!)
  • “Ridiculously Healthy Burgers” These recipes made me go ‘nom nom’ out loud.
  • “Hello Gorgeous Glutes” You want to raise your booty a little higher? Try out these moves from IFBB Figure Pro Larissa Reis.
  • Drita D-Avanzo: Thank you Muscle & Fitness Magazine Hers for featuring my favorite “Mob Wife” in your publication. She is a shoe-throwing badass and I love her!

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnessher.com

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Prevention: May 2013

  • “The Unexpected Face of Depression” Men’s depression can be misdiagnosed as an anger management issue. The signs of depression to look for with the men in your life.
  • “In Her Right Mind” Holy sh*t! This article about a Harvard scientist who came back from an almost completely debilitating stroke. A must read!
  • “New Ways to Beat Osteoperosis” It takes more than calcium to make strong bones—check out this feature to find out what you need to do to stay healthy and strong in your bones.
  • “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Skin Care” Advice on how to keep your skin safe in the summer season.
  • “Your Transformation Challenge” Prevention gives you a 4-week (28-day) plan to get you as healthy as possible with trainer Chris Freytag as their resident expert.
  • “Is This What is Eating You?” The South Beach Diet creator Dr. Arthur Agaston talks about gluten intolerance and the “hidden danger of grains.” (His newest book is called The South Beach Diet: Gluten Solution)
  • “Get Moving, Get Better” When your joints are aching it can be easy to tell yourself to slow down and not work out so hard. However, experts are finding out that your ailing knees could benefit from a tough workout.

Check out Prevention online www.prevention.com

So that is all I have for today folks. Have you read of these magazines this month? What did you think? Let me know!

Until next time!

Ox ox,

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What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Muscle & Fitness Hers, Oxygen and Prevention

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is your 2013 going so far? I am doing quite well thank you very much. (You are so sweet to ask!)

I have a stack of magazines to recap here and I am itchin’ to get right to it. So why don’t we just dive right in? Here are my latest recaps of the January & February health and wellness magazines.

Amanda Latona photographed by Tom Corbett

Amanda Latona photographed by Tom Corbett

Muscle & Fitness Hers: January/February 2013
“Must-Try Moves for…Serious Calorie Burn” IFBB Bikini Pro Ruthie Harrison, IFBB Fitness Pro Tanji Johnson and IFBB Figure Pro Candice Keene offer their favorite cardio circuit workouts.
Ellen Hollman: The Spartacus actress has to keep in top shape as she does her own stunts (yikes!) Favorite workouts are P90x Ab Ripper, MMA, Bikram yoga and running in the California sunshine. Sundays are her lucky fun-days with one sodium & noodle-rich meal to enjoy.
“Cozy Workout Wear” I still have a shopping bug left over from Christmas and this page is full of outdoor gear that give me the “I Wants.”
“Get an Awe-Inspiring Butt” Can’t say my bask side has ever inspired awe but IFBB Bikini pro (and January/February Muscle & Fitness Hers cover model) Amanda Latona’s routine looks like it might give me the glutes of my dreams. Whoo hoo!
“Yoga for Fit Chicks” Loved this story! IFBB Bikini Pro Bethany Cisternino shows how a few Vinyasa poses will help strengthen and lengthen your muscles.
“Lose Pounds with Plyo” A Tough workout created by IFBB Bikini Pro Tawna Eubanks will help you kick the winter blues and gain muscle.
“12 Health Ways to Wake Up Chicken” Great ideas to jazz up one of my favorite proteins.

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnesshers.com

Tosca Reno photographed by Stewart Volland

Tosca Reno photographed by Stewart Volland

Oxygen: February 2013
• Tosca Reno: Oxygen puts the awesome and amazing Tosca Reno on the cover and holy wowza! This woman is 53-years old, people! Tosca writes about the importance of taking a day off from the gym once in a while to get your head and body back in line when you start to feel your workouts fail you. (I just love her!)
“Trim Inches All Over!” An excellent allover workout that uses bands.
“Your Muscle Up Meal Plan” The diet part of Oxygen’s ‘Best Body” series features yummy recipes of “clean” foods like Cranberry Breakfast Mug and Scrambled Egg White Pizza.
“Boost Your Heart Health” The latest research on how keeping your relationships healthy will help keep your ticker in shape as well.
“Stronger Than Ever!” Here we get a butt-kicking workout that utilizes kettlebells.
“Shrink Your Belly” Oxygen offers an abs express program will help get your core in top shape.
“The Buddy System” Tosca Reno and Rita Catolino (“Coach Rita”) share their workout (Rita trained Tosca for a competition) that used weighted plates and helped Tosca win first prize (spoiler alert.)

Check out Oxygen online: http://www.oxygenmag.com

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Prevention: January 2013
“3 Cold Treatments That Really Work” Remember when we didn’t have a Stephen King-like flu scaring the crap out of us? Well think back to those days and read this article on how to fight off cold symptoms.
“Get Slim Without the Gym” Prevention reviews a few home workout DVDs: Zumba Gold, Tara Stiles: This is Yoga, Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash and Kettlebell Kickboxing Scorcher Series.
“The Beauty Ingredient to Avoid” Prevention informs us about the potential health hazards. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diethyl phthalate (DEP.)
“I Reversed My Osteopenia with Exercise” Sara Robbins offers her own true story about losing 50 pounds and reversing the bone-weakening disease.
“Problem Solved: Irritable Bowel Syndrome” If you suffer from IBS using everything from hypnosis to antibiotics to “all-natural” ideas.
Prevention: Let’s Outsmart Diabetes” Prevention will devote one story each month in 2013 to little changes you can make to reduce your chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes. Good on them!

Check out Prevention online http://www.prevention.com
So that is all I have for today folks. Have you read of these magazines this month? What did you think? Let me know!

Until next time!

Ox ox,
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