“Strike a beautiful pose, stand out and redefine the notion of beauty…” says the ad’s print. Hats off to you, MAC Cosmetics: you folks did an amazing job creating an ad campaign that shows the beauty of a muscular female body in a complimentary, gorgeous way. More
The always-controversial Madonna turns 54 today (Happy Birthday!), so in true Blisstree style, we are celebrating her fitness–specifically, those awesome, buff arms. Over the years, Madonna’s muscular arms have sparked tons of debate. Some have described them as scary, unhealthy, grotesque and even unfeminine with “protruding biceps and bulging veins.” This has lead some to wonder if a sculpted physique can still be considered feminine and sexy. We say, hell yes! So in honor of Madonna’s birthday, we are celebrating with a “Birthday Call to Arms.” Take a look at the Material Girl’s rock-hard arms over the years–and be inspired!
Last night on Dancing With the Stars, Hope Solo–the best goalkeeper in all of women’s soccer if you ask us–proved that she is a powerful force not only on the field, but on the dance floor as well. She and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced the Viennese waltz with enough talent and ease to earn them one of the highest scores of the evening. There was just one problem: Solo, whose body does amazing things, was told that she needs to be a “bit more feminine” if she wants to have any chance of winning the competition. Apparently her toned, muscular, strong, fit body was a bit too athletic for the judges. More
Ready to get schooled about your health? Our Daily Health Quiz will test your know-how. Answer our question, below, and check back tomorrow for the answer and your next pop quiz. Today’s Question: Anemia is a condition that occurs when … More
Entire sections of grocery stores are devoted to pre-workout snacks meant to help you load up on carbs and give you the energy to push yourself harder. But scientists now say that if you’re working out to burn fat (and … More
Post-Workout Massages Don’t Help Blood Flow: A new study shows that massages don’t reduce lactic acid in muscles after exercise. Just don’t tell your husband. (via The New York Times)