We always bring you the best cutting-edge, scientifically backed research on blasting fat, toning up, getting healthy and achieving your best shape. But when the holiday season comes around, we like to take things up a notch here at FitnessRx. After all, the holiday season is right around the corner— the season of sweet treats and missed workouts due to busy schedules. And while there is nothing wrong with enjoying the holidays and allowing yourself to indulge a little (you’ve earned it!), this also means it’s important to keep training hard and make fitness a priority more than ever. To stay on track, check out these articles in our December issue (available now!):
Whether you are a seasoned fitness fanatic or just ready to take your training to a new level, our cover model IFBB Pro Jessie Hilgenberg can help! In “Strong, Shapely Legs With IFBB Pro Jessie Hilgenberg: Advanced Lifts To Sculpt Your Lower Body” by Jaime Baird, Jessie shares a killer lower body program to help you achieve the shapely, carved out quads, hamstrings and glutes you desire. This is a difficult program that brings the intensity and will make you work— but you won’t regret it because it will produce results. Check out Jessie’s program, tips, advice and meal plan, and get ready to sculpt an incredible lower body.
Plyometric exercises work because they are explosive moves that get your heart pumping and blast fat fast. Since we know you are busy this holiday season, we decided to show you some advanced plyometric moves that can help you get more done in less time. In “Plyometric Progressions with IFBB Bikini Pro Ashley Kaltwasser” by Lisa Steuer, you can increase the intensity with this powerful program. Many of these moves may be completely new to you, or may just slightly vary from common plyometric exercises you are already doing. This program can be used as a switch-up from your normal routine in order to facilitate results, tone up and blast fat fast this holiday season.
Of course, sexy curves are a must-have asset any time of the year, but it’s an especially great look to achieve during the holiday season. After all, nothing looks better with fitted sweaters and holiday dresses than a strong, shapely body. In “Hourglass Workout with IFBB Bikini Pro Courtney King: Create Sexy Curves By Adding Shape to the Shoulders, Legs and Butt” by Lisa Steuer, this effective total body workout will tighten up your glutes, add shape to the shoulders and sculpt sexy legs— helping you to achieve the full package. In addition, this hourglass workout will also save you time by utilizing the most effective exercises for total body toning.
The holiday season can wreak havoc on our backsides between the long car rides, cross-country flights, sitting around the dinner table and missed gym sessions. But you can combat this by making butt-shaping a priority this holiday season. In “Bands & Bodyweight Booty Workout With IFBB Bikini Pro Stephanie Mahoe: Build Your Backside Anywhere, Anytime” by Jaime Baird, Stephanie shares two effective workouts using just your bodyweight and bands. Stephanie has transformed what she refers to as her “pancake butt” into a shapely, tight pro bikini booty, so she has lots to share to help our cause!
If you need some diet advice this holiday season, then be sure to check out “The Holiday Diet Alternate Day Fasting: Eat All You Want and Lose Weight” by Shoshana Pritzker, RD, CDN, which includes a tasty and easy-to-follow meal plan. Intermittent fasting has been shown in studies to have weight-loss benefits— and it may be just what you need to stay on track during the holidays.
The rest of the December issue of FitnessRx for Women is packed with the most cutting-edge tips, workouts and advice from the experts as well as scientifically backed research on exercise and healthy eating to help you achieve your best body ever. Prepare for the upcoming holiday season by picking up your copy today!