Issue #23


by Juan Carlos Lopez

2006 Bodybuilding and Fitness Nationals

2006 Bodybuilding and Fitness Nationals Review

2006 OCB Charm City Classic Review
by Aleksey Kashtelyan

20 Questions with Cover Model IFBB Fitness Pro Summer Montabone

Jenny Lynn New Ms. Figure Olympia Interview

Pictorials Summer Montabone, Elena Seiple, Amy Villa-Nelson, Lisa Bickels and Krissy Murrell

Video Interview with NPC Bodybuilding Competitor Elena Seiple

Ask Misty Green
by Misty Green

Brandie Garner NPC Figure Interview

Video Interview with NPC Figure Trina Goosby

Tanji Johnson Posing DVD Review
by Kaisa Piippo

Life Beyond the Stage by Brittany Thorsch

Video Interview with NPC Fitness N'Keigh Miles



Ask Misty Green by Misty Green

Tanning Issues
  I competed in two shows last year and was super frustrated because I could never seem to get my color dark enough. I noticed that you and several other girls seem to always have great color. I just want to be better prepared for my shows this year and was hoping you could point me in the right direction.
 Erica, Florida

Misty Green

Erica, I completely understand the frustration. I think most would save they have had similar issues and had to learn on a trial by trial basis. I’m not sure what you have been using but there are several products on the market such as Jan Tana, Pro Tan and Dream Tan. They are all great products and you might hear from many different people that have had good and bad experiences with each. Personally, I use Jan Tana and order directly from her website. I typically order the 5 item competition color kit. The body scrub is great for neutralizing the ph levels in your skin which is important in avoiding a green color (which I have done myself) and the moisturizer is great for the skin as well. You can also contact her, she is great about emailing responses, to any questions you might have right away. You can also check to see if she will be attending any of the shows you will compete in. If she is, you can just pay to have her airbrush the color on the day before the show and everyone there is fun and makes you feel at ease. And let me say, on a personal note, it is the easiest way and saves a lot of time. I think that Pro Tan offers the same type of set up and you can always check their site to see what shows they are available for as well. I listed a couple of links for you where you can purchase competition color products. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or if you find another product out there that you love and I will be sure to mention them. Train hard and keep smiling!


(bodybuilding.com has all the products I listed, just click the link below)


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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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