Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine
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July 2003

With Muscle & Fitness being the number one magazine in its genre, this spin-off aims to do what M&F did for men, to teach women about muscle & fitness, and why it is important. This magazine is geared for women and their unique ways of working out, nutrition, etc. On the cover is Minna Lessig.

July 2003 - Table of Contents
Volume 4, Number 5

Special Section: Half Marathon Challenge

  • Ready, Set, Race

  • Going the Distance
    Finish your first half-marathon with this 12 week step by step program.

  • Half Marathon Challenge Training Log
    Track your progress with this handy log.

  • Racing Fuel
    Whether you are eating to run or eating on the run, this complete nutritional guide will ensure you are fueling your training to the fullest.

  • The Right Stuff
    Our crack team of more than 20 weat testers put dozens of running shoes, socks, shorts and shirts through their paces. Train and race your best with our top 27 half marathon picks.


  • The Fat Mind
    You've lost weight, but you still don't feel like the woman others see. Here we explore the concept of 'phantom fat' and how to deal with the image in the mirror.

  • The Truth About Stretch Marks
    Here's your guide to banishing the marks of physiques past.


  • Lighter and Leaner
    Corn and crab enchiladas. Top this dish with a delicious verde sauce, and you're ready to eat.

  • Soy-O-Nara?
    We've all heard soy is good, but it might not be good for everyone. M&F Hers explores whether soy lives up to its miracle food reputation.

  • Pasta Gets Dressed
    Use these 10 high nutrient recipes to power up this high energy food.


  • Success Stories: Balancing Act
    This competitor found what really matters: health and happiness.

  • Real Women: Life Lessons
    Marie Stallbaum, RN, stays fit in anticipation of the day when there's a cure for her multiple sclerosis.


  • Perfect Form
    Seated Overhead Dumbbell Press. Add shape and definition to your shoulders with this training staple.

  • The One Sided Workout
    Work a single side of your body to double your gains in the gym. This unilateral training program will stimulate your muscles and your mind.

  • Tales From The Bench
    Switch out your normal chest routine with one of these hard core options from four top level competitors.

  • Waist Time
    Use this 2 in 1 program to blast your abs and burn some fat in the process.

  • What's the Difference?
    Maximize your triceps training by learning the differences among three common cable attachments.

  • From Gym to Home: Lying Leg Curl
    Turn your home into a gym with a few pieces of equipment and some creativity.

  • Strictly Hardcore: Routine Intensifiers
    When the advanced fitness aficionado gets stuck in workout rut, it's time to shake things up and take your training to the next level.

  • Fitness Lab
    Keep your rest between sets short to boost your caloric burn long after the workout.


  • Editors Notes

  • Fitness Extra

  • Getting Started
    Targeting your trouble spots. Whichever part is your inherited bane of existence, we've got the solution.

  • Healthy Woman: Turn Your Back on Pain
    How to alleviate soreness and stiffness that can halt your workouts.

  • Buyer's Guide

  • Girl Talk