ESPN: THE BODY ISSUE, 2011

Extracting & Instagraming a few of my absolute favs from this years special edition, The Body Issue, 2011. Yes, I know. Amen.

Hope Solo, goalkeeper – soccer

Natasha Hasting, sprinter – track & field

Apolo Ohno, speed skater

Alicia Sacramone, gymnast

Gretchen Bleiler, snowboarder

Belen Mozo, golfer

Blake Griffin, basketball player

BIG SHOUT OUT TO @aprellashops FOR FINDING GIVING ME A COPY OF THIS YEARS ESPN ISSUE!!! Never again will I wait last minute to go hunting news stands for the annual edition again!

3 Ways To Lose Cellulite

Just because Summer is behind us doesn’t mean it’s time to sit on the bench! Many of us are caring less about cellulite seeing that long pants & heavy coats with soon replace our bikinis and daisy dukes, but let’s not wave for the bench & call ourselves out of the game. I won’t have it! Winter weather is no reason to quit! Listed below are 3 ways to help you lose cellulite, get familiar…

CELLULITE, THE COTTAGE CHEESE-LIKE DIMPLE that usually clings to our thighs and hips, are notoriously difficult to eradicate. Even elite-level athletes with minimal body fat can have cellulite. Yet those who train like bodybuilders tend to have fewer struggles with cellulite than most. What’s their secret? Here are three top tips, try them & see noticeable results in as little as 30 days.

1. Focus on muscles around your trouble zone. Select five exercises for your lower body, namely hips, buttocks and hamstrings. These are the areas where women are genetically predisposed to have more surface fat than others, so by focusing on these key muscle areas with the proper exercises you will indirectly work and support greater cellulite tissue breakdown between the skin and muscle. I will post some of my favorite exercises that target cellulite trouble zones in a later post, stay tuned…

2. Circuit Training. By doing a circuit, that is, 15 to 30 reps of each exercise without resting in between, you’ll add a card component to anaerobic exercise, which maximizes your fat burning capacity an burns more calories and cellulite.

3. Include Reverse Butt Thrusts, Single Leg Kick-Backs and Step Lunges in your weekly leg exercises regimen. These are exercise movements that are going to help harden and condition trouble zones and give you the most bang for your buck in terms of time at the gym.

Video: Plank Position Kickbacks Single Leg Side


Stay tort and tight under your winter coats and long johns this winter. No excuses! – Lita