Issue #38


by Juan Carlos Lopez

2008 Arnold Classic and Arnold Amateur Photos and Results

2008 Arnold Classic and Arnold Amateur Review

2008 Arnold Expo

2008 Ironman NPC Figure Photos and Results

2008 Ironman NPC Figure Review

20 Questions with Cover Model and NPC Figure Holly Powell

Video Interview with Cover Model and NPC Figure Holly Powell

Ask Misty
by Misty Green

Video Interview with Musclemania Figure Gail Sanez

Holly Powell, Kristen Samson, Norma Carrasquilla, Terri and Tiffany Carroll, Patricia Mello

Video Interview with CBBF Figure Twins Terri and Tiffany Carroll

Fixin' to Fast
by Jean Jitomir

Video Interviews Backstage at the IFBB Pro Arnold Classic

Ask Misty
by Misty Green

  I’ve been doing my best to stay on track with my workouts and sticking to my diet.  I’ve done ok this year but now my sweet tooth is really kicking in.  I had been following my own diet and just a few weeks ago I started working with a trainer for my first show.  So I’ve actually only been on my strict contest diet for 3weeks and am so worried that I’m not cut out for this.  Is there anything I can do to satisfy my sweet tooth without going completely awol on my diet?
Melissa, Florida

Misty Green

Well Melissa, dieting can be tough but give it some time.  Like you said, you’ve only been contest dieting for 3 weeks.  You have to give you body and your mind time to adapt.  I do have some ideas but before you try them make sure to ask your trainer what they think. It will all depend on how far out you are from stepping on stage.  Check out the ask misty column in issue 33.  There is a protein pancake recipe that I use but it is something I worked out with my trainer and I eventually have to cut those out a few weeks from the show.  Also, there is the new snack by the name of vitamuffins.  They are sugar free and low carb.  I myself have not tried them but from what I’ve heard, they taste very good.  I chose not to try them myself because I do believe it’s harder to cut those kind of things out the longer I’ve been dieting.  So, for me, it’s just easier not to start.  I hope these ideas help!  Good luck on your first show and stay strong.  The longer you diet it will get easier.  Not necessarily because the dieting itself is easy, but because of your mind set on training and eating right to look your best when you step on stage.

Here is the link to the vitamuffins website: 

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Being a competitive track star, Misty decided to compete and is very close to obtaining her pro card. She impressed many at the 2005 Emerald Cup and Jr. Nationals in Chicago. Next year she will be looking to get her pro card. Misty's track background and strong plyometric techniques have made her legs stand out from all other competitors. The article here is a classic HardFitness read so enjoy and learn.

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