In the December issue, the incorrigible workaholic and gym rat, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, spoke to M&F about having the highest-rated show on Starz, his first hot-yoga class, and a possible appearance in the Predator remake. From his hardscrabble beginnings to his rise to stardom, Jackson’s story is one of inspiration and perseverance. The talented rapper and entrepreneur also shares his body-chiseling workout that focuses on building endurance and functional strength.

We’ve also got Jackson’s trainer Jay Cardiello to share some approaches he uses with his celebrity clients to get them in peak condition. Speaking of guys who know their way around the weight room, former Strongman Magnús Ver Magnús­son shares his thoughts on why Iceland breeds the best strongmen. Plus, we catch up with another big dude –  “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – to find out how his low-key life as a TV host is working out. You’ll also find some inspiration from fighting phenom, Paige VanZant as she takes on MMA and Hollywood.

‘Tis the season to grow, and if bulk building is on your agenda, we’ve got you covered with our “Winter Mass” program to help you pack on the size in just four weeks. In addition, our “Give Me Five” feature presents another time-tested routine to increase strength and muscle mass.  Looking to put your focus on the kitchen to bulk up? Our Muscle Meat piece serves up six burger recipes from renowned world chefs, while our 7-Fish Feast puts the focus on protein packed dishes from the sea for Xmas Eve eating.

You’ll get all this as well as our regular training and nutrition columns to get you jacked and feeling your best. You won’t find a better way to stay motivated and fit this holiday season. Don’t miss the December issue of Muscle & Fitness on newsstands now!

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