Ronda Rousey Makes Cover Of Men’s Fitness…And There’s Been A Backlash!


So irrespective of whether Rousey is the highest paid fighter in the UFC, is the out and out hardest women that’s ever walked the planet, could most likely kick your arse out of town, and is stunning looking all wrapped into one…the girl is still getting grief for being on the cover of Men’s Fitness Australia! But is it justified??

What are your thoughts on this? I’ll speak openly and honestly and say that I don’t see the problem, as a one off! Yes it breaks an unwritten rule that Men’s Fitness (as the name implies) should be fronted by a man, HOWEVER, isn't Men’s Fitness all about getting the most out of yourself as a bloke? Rowdy Rousey is iconic, she is powerful, strong, determined and incredibly disciplined. Her controlled ferociousness in the Octagon rivals that of any male or female fighter in the UFC, her figure/physique is not just toned and refined, but strong and powerful too, all traits of a top Men’s Fitness cover model.

Don’t get me wrong, I do recognise the importance of tradition and male exclusivity (in things like magazines), but if you’re going to make an exception, then a beautiful, blonde, well built, successful powerhouse of a UFC fighter will just about do I think! I’m certainly not going to argue!!

It does seem to be a bit desperate though, Men’s Fitness isn’t Men’s Health and never will be in my opinion, yes they claim to offer different things, but let’s be honest here, they both focus on training, fitness and getting girls (in a nut shell) and frankly Men’s Health do it a bit better. So maybe Men’s Fitness went out, grabbed the biggest name in sport right now and indiscriminately stuck them on the front cover…and it just so happened that it was a girl. Oh well.

Let's face it, Rousey's training regime would be more than enough for a fellow male or female UFC fighter, never mind any Men's Fitness reader.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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