Summer Burn

Explosive Training!

Summer Burn - Explosive Training!
There is still time to get ripped and lean before the summer ends. Stop wasting your time and start taking your training seriously TODAY. To help you get there, we’ve packed some of the best cutting-edge research for blasting fat and building lean muscle fast in this month’s edition of FitnessRx.

Television star/Big Time Rush band member James Maslow takes fitness very seriously. So how does he work his abs and stay in such ripped shape? In “Rockin’ Abs: TV Star James Maslow’s Muscle Beach Workout” on page 52, we take a look at James’ preferred methods for getting ripped and lean. Although he was athletic while growing up in San Diego, Maslow began lifting weights in his early teens and started making training a priority a little more than two years ago. Find out his weekly workout routine in our exclusive interview.

You can’t have a killer summer physique without a pair of powerful and strong legs. In “Steel Wheels: High-Intensity Workout! Build Stronger, More Powerful Legs with Steve Cook” on page 72, we’ve got a muscle-building lower body workout that will even out your physique. This workout is guaranteed to produce results because it’s based on the latest cutting-edge research for leg and muscle development. It’s all about high-intense and explosive training, correct squatting technique, increasing anabolic hormones through squats, lunges, step-ups and deadlifts, short rest intervals, plyometrics and more. It’s all here, so get ready to work!

Summer is here, which means it’s the perfect time to take your workout outside. For a kick-ass, fat-burning workout unlike any you’ve tried before, check out “Summer Burn: Fat-Incinerating Workout and Diet With Mr. Intensity Joe Donnelly” on page 62. This cardio-based routine is not for the faint of heart— it includes car pushing, sled pushing, sprinting and more. After all, Joe Donnelly stays lean by pushing himself to the limits in his workouts. Give the Joe’s workout and diet tips a try to get ripped and burn off that extra fat before fall.

It is pretty much an open secret in Hollywood that at least 20 percent of actors use human growth hormone to sculpt screen-worthy physiques. In “HGH: Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret for Fat Loss and Anti-Aging— But at What Cost?” on page 78, take a deeper look at how HGH use can be beneficial but also harmful. The truth is, growth hormone is powerful and can cause negative side effects, especially at high doses. Is the price to look like a movie star worth it?

This month, we are very happy to introduce a brand-new column on obstacle course racing by Spartan Race co-founder Joe De Sena on page 92. With a new book released in May, SPARTAN UP! A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life, Joe is a true expert on obstacle course racing, training hardcore and overcoming all kinds of physical and mental obstacles. If you have a question for Joe, email it to, and you just might see it answered in the next issue!

The rest of the issue is packed with the latest cutting-edge scientifically backed research on training, nutrition and fat loss to help you get in your best shape this summer. And for more, don’t forget to check out our website,