HardBody First Look: Flex Magazine – Mary Lado “Behind The Scenes” & Randy Couture/Brock Lesnar

This is a very special post for me. Why? I am pleased to say it is my first cover. No, it’s not me on the cover, which I’m sure we’re all thankful for, but rather a photo I took. I’ve had many other photos published over the years but to have your photo make the cover is a huge honor. Like many other things, you always remember your first.

It was also an honor to be part of this cover because it showcases UFC heavyweights, Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar. Their November 15th fight is being billed as the “Biggest fight in mixed martial arts history“. Pavell Ythjall photographed Randy and I photographed Brock for the cover as well as their training. It is with that, I’m ecstatic to provide a first look at the December 2008 issue of FLEX Magazine.

Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar square off in Vegas next week!

Those of you wondering what any of this has to do with fitness or figure, don’t fret. This isn’t a post just to toot my horn. FLEX magazine continues to feature the women and in this issue the featured profile is Mary Elizabeth Lado. Pavell Ythjall and FLEX were kind enough to provide “behind the scenes” photos from the shoot.

A look behind the scenes from the shoot.

Make up artist Rachel Hoke lends a hand on the shoot.

Mary Lado takes a break on the shoot.
Props to FLEX magazine for their continued support of the women in the industry. FLEX subscribers may have already received their copy of the magazine. Those looking for it on the newsstand should be able to find it next week.

Debbie Leung featured in IRONMAN magazine video

IFBB Pro Debbie Leung is featured in a video on ironmanmagazine.com. Debbie recently shot with top photographer Michael Neveux and will be featured in an upcoming issue of IRONMAN magazine. Check out the video here.

Debbie Leung during her IRONMAN video shoot.

Behind The Scenes on Pauline Nordin Photo Shoot

One of the top photographers in the fitness business today, Pavel Ythjall, provided us with these exclusive photos. Take a look Behind the Scenes with Flexonline at the Pauline Nordin “The Girls Are Back” photo shoot. The photos are a new feature in the current issue of FLEX Magazine, October 2008.

A look at the shoot setup.
Pauline gets her makeup touched up.

Check out more behind the scene photos from Pavel’s shoots on his website.

FLEX Swimsuit Issue – Behind the Scenes videos and more photos

Go behind the scenes during a FLEX photo shoot. This isn’t any ordinary shoot, this is the annual swimsuit issue. There are video interviews with the various models as well as photos behind the scenes posted on the site. You can hear what your favorite IFBB pros have to say and see more of what goes on away from the lense of Robert Reiff, top photographer who shot the issue. Check it out on FLEXonline.com.

2008 Cal Pro Winner, Felicia Romero and IFBB star Jess Paxson-Putnam.

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