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