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Cat Zingano’s Warrior Code – Why I Fight


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Colorado’s Cat Zingano is returning to the Ultimate Fighting Champion’s octagon after a series of setbacks. The determined mixed martial artist is featured in the UFC’s “Warrior Code” video where she shares her thoughts on why she fights, the weight cut and more. The video points out that she’s the first-ever mom to fight in the UFC but there’s much more to Cat than that. Check it out.

“History’s first mom to ever triumph inside the Octagon illuminates the Warrior Code that drives her hunt for a UFC belt.”



Crossfit® Games Winners Reveal How Much They Workout


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If you’re familiar with Crossfit® the work outs of the day (WOD) are typically short and sweet. You get your workout in and you’re done, unless of course you want to be the best at Crossfit. Curious how much time this year’s top competitors workout a day? Check out the video below and it might shock you. The women start at minute two.

Top Athletes Reveal How Many Hours A Day They Workout from The Rx Review on Vimeo.

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Kacy Catanzaro Crushes America Ninja Warrior Course


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Bigger isn’t always better. Former Division 1 gymnast, Kacy Catanzaro is just 5 foot tall and tips the scale at 100 pounds but don’t let her size fool ya. She unleashed the beast from within and tackled what no other woman (and many men twice her size) has done… Finish the American Ninja Warrior course and advance to the next level. America Ninja Warrior (ANW) is an obstacle course with more than a few challenges. The grueling course makes other obstacle courses look like a McDonald’s playground. Check out the video of Kacy’s course run and you’ll be amazed more than once. It’s worth watching all the way through and by the end you’ll have know doubt why #MightyKacy was trending on twitter when it aired.

Kacy Catanzaro Crushes America Ninja Warrior Course

Follow Kacy on Facebook, twitter and instagram. She’s a HARDBODY!

Foreshadowing? A young Kacy as Wonder Woman.



Camille Leblanc-Bazinet: The Crossfit Lifestyle – 1


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Camille Leblanc-Bazinet shares a bit about her diet and training in the first episode of The Crossfit Lifestyle by BSN. One of the top ranked women in Crossfit, Camille shares, “For me having fun is pushing my limits”. She encourages others to keep having fun, keep improving and embrace your weakness. Sound advice whether you’re a competitor in Crossfit or not.

CAMILLE LEBLANC-BAZINET
BSN Athlete / CrossFit Competitor

In her most dominant performance to date, BSN Athlete Camille Leblanc-Bazinet bested all other female contestants at the Canada East Regional CrossFit Games, finishing first in seven out of eight events, punching her ticket to the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games at StubHub Center in Carson, California, USA for what will be her fifth appearance on the big stage.

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Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is one of the world’s top CrossFit athletes. She has finished in the top 10 at the Reebok CrossFit Games for the past three years, improving her placing each year (9th in 2010, 8th in 2011, and 6th in 2012). She has also been the highest-placing Canadian athlete at the Games each of the past three years, male or female, which makes her the fittest woman in her country. Along with her CrossFit accomplishments, Camille has qualified for the National Championship in weightlifting in Canada, while also remaining a full-time student in chemical engineering at the University of Sherbrooke.

Camille has been a competitive athlete her entire life. She did high-level gymnastics for 14 years, starting at 2 years old and retiring at 16 in order to coach younger girls and to try new sports. She played senior AA soccer, played volleyball in high school, was the captain of her college flag football team, and also enjoys running half-marathons, skiing and playing rugby. Always passionate about sports and health, Camille is continuing her sports education and working toward her Olympic lifting, CrossFit and gymnastic certifications. She is also interning to be on the staff for CrossFit Headquarters and to coach with legendary Olympic lifting coach Mike Burgener.

Camille’s profile continues to rise and she is constantly in demand for appearances and photo shoots, and has graced the covers of numerous sports and fitness publications. She’s also been nominated as one of the five most influential female athletes in Canada. With her youth, athleticism and dedication to constant improvement, Camille’s career seemingly has nowhere to go but up, and BSN® is thrilled to have her represent the brand to the CrossFit community and the world at large.

Read more about Camille on BSN’s Website.

via Youtube



Ronda Rousey Expendables 3 Poster


The Expendables 3 will be released in August but today a few posters were released online. The only female in the Expendables 3 cast, at least with a poster and a main role. Ronda plays the part of an “athletic female bartender” named Luna. She’s one of the “Young Expendables” alongside the likes of Stallone, Stathan, Schwarzenegger and more.

ronda rousey poster


The Expendables 3

Release Date: August 15, 2014
In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. In order to defeat Stonebanks, Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet. – via youtube

Starring:
STALLONE
STATHAM
BANDERAS
LI
SNIPES
LUNDGREN
GRAMMER
CREWS
COUTURE
LUTZ
ROUSEY
POWELL
ORTIZ
with GIBSON
with FORD
and SCHWARZENEGGER

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Ronda Rousey Expendables 3 Poster
 – via coming soon

View more EXPENDABLES 3 posters here, here and here.



MOTIVATION – A Hardbody Takes Work


If you want a HARDBODY you’re going to have to work. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it. It’s starts with believing  you CAN and knowing you WILL. You CAN do it. You Will do it. Visualize it. Today is the perfect day to set new goals. Remember this poem by Walter Wintle, “Whether you think you can or you can’t you’re probably right”.

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WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR YOU CAN’T YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!

- Walter D. Wintle

Libby DiBiase is a Reebok sponsored athlete who isn’t afraid to put in the work for to earn her hardbody. She’s more than just a pretty face. She’s an athlete, a mom and a hardbody. She succeeds because she thinks she can and knows she will.

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Cindy Whitehead’s TEDx Talk – Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word


Our super rad contributor and friend, Cindy Whitehead gives an inspiring and motivating TEDx talk. She hits on a number of topics in this video and you may need to watch it more than once. Chances are you’ll want to because there are so many awesome messages in it. Cindy talks about how she came up with “Girl is NOT a 4 Letter word”, became a sponsored pro skateboarder and even skated down the 405 Freeway not that long ago.

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Cindy is practicing what she preaches which is something we can all learn from. She’s telling her story and doing “epic shit”. Check it out and give her a shout on twitter at @SportsStylist or @GirlisNOTa4LW to let her know what you think. Visit her website for more photos and inspirational features on women doing epic things… girlisnota4letterword.com.

VIA YOUTUBE:
“Live life balls to the wall. Do epic shit. Take every dare that comes your way. You can sleep when you’re dead”. This is the personal motto of Cindy Whitehead.

She conquered the male dominated profession of pro vert skateboarding in the 70’s, and quickly became one of the top ranked professional female vert skateboarders in the U.S. for pool riding and half-pipe. To this day, Cindy still holds the distinction of being the only female to be featured in the centerfold plus a two-page article in a skateboarding magazine, and is the only female skateboarder to have been sponsored by Puma.

Since then, Cindy has gone on to coin the term “Sports Stylist®,” working as a fashion stylist specializing in sports, with companies like Gatorade, Nike, the NBA,and athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Mia Hamm.

Last year she made national headlines by skateboarding down the closed 405 freeway in Los Angeles. In June of 2013 Cindy flew to Washington, DC to sign over some of her skateboard history to The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s sports collections.

Cindy has been profiled in magazines and sites such as, ESPN, The Huffington Post, & Women’s Wear Daily, and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows. She most recently spoke in Washington, DC at The Smithsonian Museum’s Innoskate event.

Her catchphrase “Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word” has become a battle cry for girls worldwide.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

lead image composed from youtube talk



2014 Australia Pro Bikini Prejudging Callouts & Video


It looks like Ashley Kaltwasser and Stacey Alexander will be your top two in the 2014 Australia Pro Bikini competition. Look for India Paulino to finish in third and Amy Wright in fourth. The top five will get points towards the Olympia Point Series.

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Callouts:
1st callout
Ashley Kaltwasser
Stacey Alexander
India Paulino
Amy Wright

2nd callout:
Jade MacKinnon
Ann-Marie Caravalho
Leigh Brandt
Barbie Heng

3rd Callout:
Ebony Quince
Rhiannon Harris
Elyse Inglis
Gemmalyn Crosby
Amy Broek

4th callout
Ashley Kaltwasser
Stacey Alexander
India Paulino
Amy Wright

Ebony Quince from Australia and Amy Van Den Broek (spelling?) from New Zealand both won IFBB Pro status in the qualifier held before the pro show.

View photos on FLEXonline.com.



5 Simple Steps to Success


Erin Stern has graced the cover of numerous fitness magazines, won the Figure Olympia (twice) and continues to inspire women across the globe. She’s an athlete at heart and her approach to not only training but also life is one with focus and determination. Erin breaks it down into five simple steps. Start by setting a clear goal and remember to always believe in yourself.

Erin Stern Training


Try these 5 simple steps to achieving your own success.

1. Set a clear goal.
2. Visualize it.
3. Stay focused.
4. Work hard.
5. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

Follow Erin on Twitter and keep up with what’s happening in her neck of the woods on Facebook.



Women Ski Jump for The First Time In The Olympics


Sarah Hendrickson will be the first official woman “allowed” to ski jump in the Olympics. Mark this day down and file it away for future trivia questions. The world will finally get to see the women in the Olympic Ski Jump.


Sarah is having some fun with the history making event on twitter.




Do Your Best – Hardbody Motivation from Nicole Wilkins


Looking for a little motivation? Check out this image with 3x Figure Olympia Champion, Nicole Wilkins. This was taken in Las Vegas the day after Nicole won her third title.

Nicole Wilkins Motivation



Video: Winter Olympic Slopestyle Course Preview


The Winter Olympic slopestyle qualifiers will take place on Thursday, February 6th. If you’re curious what the course looks like check out this video from Russian snowboarder, Alexey Sobolev. It gives you unique view from the rider’s perspective while checking out the 2014 Winter Olympic course.

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Legends Classic Photo Gallery


The inaugural IFBB Legends Pro Classic was held over the weekend in Las Vegas, NV and Ron Avidan was there to cover all the action. The “Yogi” takes you behind the scenes and gives you a glimpse on what happens off-stage at a show. Visit Bodybuilding.com for the photos from the show and the candids moments.

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See the contest results here.

 



A Day in the Life of Samantha Briggs – Fittest


Spend a day with 2013 Crossfit Champion Samantha Briggs. Sam takes you through her day of training, nutrition and more in this video. She was crowned the “Fittest Woman on Earth” last summer after three brutal days at the Crossfit Games in Carson, California. She’s a been training with Crossfit since 2009 but is a firefighter by trade. Learning she was out of the 2012 Games with a broken patella, her rise to the top of the podium is even more remarkable.

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Samantha discusses the importance of warming up and her working on her mobility before going into her workouts. She knocks out an intense workout and then walks you through her diet and what she typically eats. After watching this video you’ll want to hit the gym and step up your workout intensity. Samantha is the real deal.

YOUTUBE:
What’s the secret to Samantha Brigg’s speed, agility, and strength? We spent a day with Sam to find out just that. Tune in to see how she trains, what she eats, and how she’s preparing for the 2014 CrossFit Games.

Samantha shares that she finds three meals a day combined with shakes work best for her. She also supplements her training with vitamins and protein shakes.

Post Workout
Protein shake with Coconut Water + 2 Fish Oil Capsules

Breakfast
1 Banana
Scrambled eggs made with coconut oil. Peanut Butter mixed in.

Lunch
Protein: Salmon/Chicken/Turkey
Carbs: Salad or Babyfood
Fats: Nuts

Dinner
Steak/Chicken/Fish
Vegetables – Spinach

Video by Pure Pharma.



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Bodybuilding & Fitness Personalities Give Big Game Predictions


We asked a few Bodybuilding and Fitness personalities who would win the Big Game. As you can imagine, the results were all over the place. Hear who Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson, American Gladiator Mike O’Hearn, Miss Super Cross Dianna Dahlgren and picked to win the Super Bowl.

Who you got?



Morning Motivation: Nike ‘Rise and Shine’ – Find Your Greatness


If you’re looking for a little morning motivation look no further than this video. If this doesn’t get you pumped to kick some ass today we don’t know what will. Nike’s ‘Rise and Shine’ video is simply awesome.

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Welcome to the grind. We’ve got work to do.

RISE AND SHINE
6am and your hand can’t make it to the alarm clock before the voices in your head start telling you that it’s too early, too dark and too cold to get out of a bed.
Aching muscles lie still in rebellion, pretending not to hear your brain commanding them to move.
A legion of voices are shouting their unanimous permission for you to hit the snooze button and go back to dreamland.
But you didn’t ask their opinion.
The voice you’ve chosen to listen to is one of defiance.
A voice that’s says there was a reason you set that alarm in the first place.
So sit up, put your feet on the floor, and don’t look back because we’ve got work to do.

Welcome to The Grind!

For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way.
10,000 streams fan out like a river delta before you, each one promising the path of least resistance.
Thing is, you’re headed upstream.
And when you make that choice, when you decide to turn your back on what’s comfortable and what’s safe and what some would call “common sense”, well that’s day 1.
From there it only gets tougher.
So just make sure this is something you want.
Because the easy way out will always be there, ready to wash you away.

All you have to do is pick up your feet.

But you aren’t going to are you?
With each step comes the decision to take another.
You’re on your way now But this is no time to dwell on how far you’ve come.
You’re in a fight against an opponent you can’t see.
Oh but you can feel him on your heels can’t ya?
Feel him breathing down your neck
You know what that is?
That’s you…
Your fears, your doubts and insecurities all lined up like a firing squad ready to shoot you out of the sky.

But don’t lose heart.
While they aren’t easily defeated, they are far from invincible.

Remember this is The Grind.
The Battle Royale between you and your mind, your body and the devil on your shoulder who’s telling you that this is just a game, this is just a waste of time, your opponents are stronger than you.

Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat
Burn away your self doubt with the fire that’s beneath you.
Remember what you’re fighting for.
And never forget that momentum is a cruel mistress.
She can turn on a dime with the smallest mistake.
She is ever searching for that weak place in your armor.
That one tiny thing you forgot to prepare for.

So as long as the devil is hiding the details, the question remains, “is that all you got?”… “are you sure?”
And when the answer is “yes”; When you’ve done all you can to prepare yourself for battle then it’s time to go forth and boldly face your enemy, the enemy within.

Only now you must take that fight into the open, into hostile territory.
You’re a lion in a field of lions.
All hunting the same elusive prey with a desperate starvation that says VICTORY is the only thing that can keep you alive.
So believe that voice that says “you CAN run a little faster” and “you CAN throw a little harder” and that, for you, the laws of physics are merely a suggestion.

Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident.
Sweat on the other hand is for those who know it’s a choice.
So decide now because destiny waits for no man.
And when your time comes and a thousand different voices are trying to tell you
you’re not ready for it,
listen instead to that lone voice of descent,
that one that says:
you are ready
you are prepared

It’s all up to you now.

So Rise and Shine.



Training Video – Erin Stern’s Glute Bridges


Erin Stern is known for having one of the most athletic physiques in the IFBB Pro League. She’s been on a variety of magazine covers and stood in the winner’s circle a number of times. In this video she demonstrates an exercise that may take some practice but once you get the hang of it you can work your way up in weight.

Erin Stern Training

Erin shared, “New PR tonight – 365lbs! Train hard, y’all!!” Recently on her Facebook page the champ posted some food for thought… “Something NEAT to think about: instead of cutting calories, try increasing the intensity of your workouts. Often, when we “diet,” our NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) decreases. This means that our bodies have a way of compensating for the decrease in calories – by becoming more sedentary. The solution: train harder and eat enough clean foods.”

Follow Erin on Twitter (@ErinFAST) and check out her Facebook page.



Danica Patrick Before And After Transformation


This weekend the Big Game will get as much attention for the commercials as it does the game itself. One of the spots we’ll be watching for is the GoDaddy ad with Danica Patrick. Check out the video where Danica “transforms” herself into a beefed up bodybuilder.

Danica Patrick Buff

In this video we see how Danica prepared for the upcoming Super Bowl commercial. Alan Scott, Co-Founder of Legacy FX, describes how they prepared the foam latex fitted suit for Danica. She’s heard saying, “as if I didn’t have a strong enough personality as it is, now I’ve got the biceps to match it.”

See what it takes to turn Danica Patrick into a mountain of muscles. From the special suit to the spray tan, Danica gives you the inside scoop about the making of GoDaddy’s Bodybuilder ad. See the full Bodybuilder ad at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WycoJMKzXZ4.

Danica most muscularDanica hits a Most Muscular in her new body.

danica flexingLike every “Before” and “After” you have to have a photoshoot. 

front double bicepsDanica showing off her guns before filming.

 



Make Time – Hardbody Motivation Photo of the Day


We’re all busy. It’s not about having time but rather MAKING time. If something is important to you, you’ll make the time. We encourage you to make time to train. Make time to cook healthy meals and live a healthy lifestyle.

Emily Herrington

Emily Herrington is a trainer and model who makes time to live a healthy lifestyle.

Making Time Quote



Good Health = Wealth


Today’s Photo of the Day reminds us of bright, sunny days and summer. While it’s cold outside for most of us it doesn’t mean that we should be cold on the inside.

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Remember to focus on your health by knowing yourself. Featured model is Elspeth Katherine. She shares this on her Facebook page… “Hi everyone! I have been a hair and makeup stylist for the past 6 years, and absolutely LOVE what I do! I am also a fitness enthusiast (to say the least!). I am a Team Dymatize Featured Athlete, ReebokONE, LeaseQ, & Fitmark bags Ambassador, an NPC Bikini Competitor, and Personal Trainer. I am constantly challenging myself to learn and do more, and taking every chance I can get to travel the world!”

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P&G Thank You Mom – Raising an Olympian: Amy Purdy


“Love life. Have confidence in yourself.” Simple advice but convincingly true. Those word of wisdom were what what Amy Purdy’s mother shared with her. Amy is a paralympic snowboarder and the feature of this moving video. Proctor & Gamble does a great job with their “Thank You Mom” campaign. You might remember this campaign from the Summer Olympics. It’s one that never gets old and helps to tell the story of not only athletes but also their moms.

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Amy shared this on Facebook after seeing the video, “Wow this turned out amazing and brought me to tears! ‪#‎thankyoumom‬ for being so loving and supportive all the wonderful things you shared in this video brought me to tears! This reminds me of how far I have come! I am who I am ‪#‎becauseofmymom‬.”



Athletes Eat and Train, They Don’t Diet & Exercise


If you’re active and making an effort to be the best version of you, then we applaud you. One thing to think about with your approach to tackling those New Years’ resolutions is a shift in focus. Instead of looking at it as diet and exercise, tackle it like an athlete. Athletes eat and train, they don’t diet and exercise.

athletes eat and train, not diet and exercise

Your body is one thing you control. Determine what you’re training for and then eat accordingly. A marathon runner isn’t going to eat the same way as a powerlifter. Think about it. Change your mindset. A shift in your thinking and your approach will help motivate you year-round.

Libby Dibiase - Athletes Don't Diet and Exercise, They Eat and Train.

Libby Dibiase – Reebok & Gaspari Nurition Athlete.
Photo by Isaac Hinds



Journey To The Olympics: Jen Hudak


Two years ago, Jen Hudak was faced with devastation both emotionally and physically. She lost her best friend, Sarah Burke and injured her knee. Jen struggled to continue skiing and focus on returning to the sport she loved since a child. The injury and death of her friend forced her to shift her focus on how she approached life.

Jen Hudak Rise

This video is part of a series by Liberty Mutual. It’s well done and as they say, “we believe with every setback, there’s a chance to come back.” Check out Jen’s story and keep up with her on twitter @JenHudak where she shares a variety of inspiring nuggets. If you’re interested in chatting with Jen you can join her in her Google Hangout this week. #askJEN on #RoadtoSochi

RISE. JOURNEY TO THE OLYMPICS

Jen also has some of THE COOLEST images on instagram. You won’t find her taking any “selfies” of her booty but rather some of the most awe inspiring scenic photos and the occasional workout.

Jen ended 2013 with the cover of Backcountry magazine. She shared, “This was shot on New Years Eve Day on 2009 and was the start of my best competition season to date. I’m pumped to finally see this image in print and to start the new year with some of that energy.”

Jen’s Social
INSTAGRAM: jenhudak
TWITTER: jenHudak
FACEBOOK:facebook.com/jenhudakski
WEBSITE: jenhudak.com



Hardbody Motivation: Open Doors


It’s a new year and a perfect opportunity to rethink your approach to all areas in your life. A simple quote can often help shift your thinking and this one by Alexander Graham Bell got our wheels turning…”Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.”

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Instead of focusing on what happened in 2013 too much look to what is in front of you this year. Featured in this Hardbody Motivation graphic is rookie IFBB Pro, Janet Layug. She was the winner of the FLEX Bikini Model Search and the 2013 NPC Nationals overall bikini winner. In just a few weeks she’ll make her pro debut at the Arnold in Columbus, Ohio. She’s a great example of someone who saw an opportunity in competing and ran with it.

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Lindsey Jacobellis Returns After Multiple Injuries


Lindsey Jacobellis is one to watch at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She made her long awaited return to the mountain just before Christmas and she showed no signs of slowing down. It was her first snowboardcross victory in close to two years. Lindsey said in post race interview that it was tough mentally to get back in the mix after two knee surgeries and a broken thumb. Understandably so and we’re stoked to see her back on track.

Lindsey Jacobellis Wins

Lindsey is a 2006 Olympic silver medalist and has won gold at the World Championships on three separate occasions. She’s a seven-time X Games Champion and is on the invited list once again this year.

Via Youtube:
LAKE LOUISE, AB.– Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) made her overdue return to the podium Saturday with her first snowboardcross World Cup victory in nearly two years in Lake Louise, AB. Jacobellis has been absent from the sport since Jan. 2012 because of a knee injury.

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Lindsey and Hardbody Contributor, Cindy aka “The Sports Stylist” Whitehead at the 2013 espnW Women + Sports Summit.
 

Keep up with Lindsey…
Instagram: Lindseyjacobellis
Twitter: LindsJacobellis
lindseyjacobellis.com



Hardbody Photo of the Day: Candice Lewis Motivation


IFBB Figure Pro Candice Lewis rocks a hardbody and is today’s photo feature of the day. Candice is currently living in Denver, Colorado and preparing for the 2014 Figure International in March. She has the potential to be a top contender in every show she enters and is one to watch, not that we’re asking much of you there.

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Pin this image to your pinterest page or share on Facebook. BE STRONGER THAN YOU WERE YESTERDAY! Remember it’s only you against yourself when it comes to the gym, training and your nutrition. #MEvsME

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Candice Lewis



Hardbody Photo of The Day: Miesha Tate Weighs In


The women are back in the octagon this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC 168. Miesha Tate takes on the champion Ronda Rousey in the co-main event and it’s sure to be one to watch. The two were coaches on The Ultimate Fighter and since that time Miesha’s popularity has increased but will she be able to get past the champ? The odds-makers in Vegas don’t think so but never say never.

 

miesha tate

She’s today’s Hardbody Photo of The Day. Once Miesha made weight (135lbs) she through up a bicep pose and gave it a kiss. The fans loved it and she shows she’s definitely got some guns.

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Photo via UFC weigh-in webcast. 



Hardbody Photo of The Day: Katie Rowlett Laugh a Little


Katie Rowlett reminds us all that it’s okay to have fun when building your hardbody. You don’t have to take yourself too serious en route to being at the top of your physical fitness game. Remember to laugh a little and enjoy the journey.

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Pin this image to your Pinterest Boards, share it on twitter or post to Facebook to inspire not only yourselves but others. Everyone could use a little motivation, especially a set of abs like Katie’s! Have fun building your HEALTHY, HARD BODY.  You can follow Katie on Facebook and let her know you saw her on HARDBODY.

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Video: Gretchen Bleiler’s Remarkable Recovery


Gretchen Bleiler is one of the top female snowboarders in the world. Over the weekend she finished in third at the U.S. Grand Prix in Copper Mtn., Colorado. Impressive by any standard but what makes her podium appearance an even bigger deal is the challenges she’s overcome.

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Xgames.com recently published a video
in conjunction with Muscle Milk (one of Gretchen’s sponsors) that tells Gretchen’s remarkable story. While warming up she suffered a broken eye-socket, broken nose and a concussion. A number of people thought this would be a career ending injury for her but she wouldn’t hear any of that. As a pro athlete, Gretchen felt there was a way to get better.

When traditional eye exercises didn’t work, Gretchen and her team created their own program. The experimental technique combines ocular rehabilitation with high-intensity strength training and conditioning. Gretchen combined physical activity while focusing on a single point. Check out how Gretchen pushed herself and got back on a snowboard. She’s got her sights set on the Sochi Winter Olympics, which she says could be her last Games.


When doctors said she wouldn’t make a full recovery from a devastating eye injury, Gretchen Bleiler created an eye-strengthening training program that had never been done before and beat the odds.

Gretchen says, “I see the Olympics as this opportunity to get better, push harder and do things you never thought you could do.” We’re not all Olympic athletes but Gretchen’s story reminds us to never give up and keep pushing through adversity.

Follow Gretchen on twitter @GretchenBleiler and use #giveMestrength in your tweets to show your support. Props to Gretchen, Xgames.com and Muscle Milk for sharing this story.

Lead image compiled from Xgames.com video.



Disclaimer: Reader discretion advised, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.