Archive | December, 2012

FIT & FABULOUS 2012 YEAR IN REVIEW!

31 Dec

Happy New year fnf

COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL LAS VEGAS 

BRANDON LIBERATI, CRAIG RAMSAY & A.RAFINELLI

See you all in 2013!

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 23,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

10 Dec

CRACK IS WHACK!

Why did so many people get so “high” and mighty about the hip hop fashion trend sagging? At least all we were “exposed” to was a pair of boxers. The skinny-jean-love-handle-ass-crack epidemic has went viral. I love my slim denims, but let’s clarify something. The jeans are not just skinnier in the legs, they also have a lower rise, (the distance from your crotch to your hips) which means a whole lot of unmasked matako (look it up.). I have seen more hairy bottoms in Silverlake  than in a Titan film. So if you are going to wear a cool tee or anything else untucked that WILL ride up, invest in a thin, light weight tank to wear as an undershirt. Then tuck tightly it into your jeans. Now you can bend and snap without everyone being all up in your badonkadonk. Like the late and great Whitney Houston said,” Let’s get one thing straight. Crack is cheap.”.

 

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VEGETARIAN PHYSIQUE?

5 Dec

  For the last 6 months, after much internal conflict, I have been weening myself off of animal proteins. Some of my initial “programmed” fears were… would I be able to sustain my muscle mass? Would I still look healthy, or would I lose my body builder physique? I have spent a lot of time, and a whole lot of hard work to build my body to where I am today. Just to throw it down the drain because of my ethical love of all of Earth’s creatures. I recently found this article in Muscle & Fitness which supports a lot of what I have already been applying.  This should be an ongoing discussion with each other. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Raw Deal - Can a Guy Build Muscle on a Vegan Diet?

Raw Deal – Can a Guy Build Muscle on a

Vegan Diet?

Matthew Kenney, one of America’s top chefs, says yes!

Raw Fuel:

Among the many raw-food proponents is Mark Martell, a New York-based pharmacist, trainer, and bodybuilder who currently weighs 212 pounds at 7%–8% body fat, down from 24% body fat three years ago. In that time, Martell’s daily protein consumption has never exceeded 125 grams—“all of which has consisted of plant-based fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and superfoods,” he says. Below is a shopping list of foods Martell recommends for any bodybuilder or athlete.

Fruits: Dates, Blueberries, Bananas, Grapes, Cantaloupe, Orange, Watermeolon, Grapefruit, Mango, Limes, Apple, Lemon

Nuts: Raw Almonds

Leafy Greens: ROmaine, Kale, Spinach

Super Foods: Chia seeds, Goji Berries, Moringa Leaf, Ashwagandlha, Dulse, Flaxseeds

Vegetables: Squash, Cucumbers, Beets, Avocado

And Also: Cilantro, parsley, Himalayan salt, tomatoes, carrots, maca root powder, spirulina, chlorella, quinoa, buckwheat, and amaranth.

Plant-based Bulk

Matthew Kenney’s book Everyday Raw (Gibbs Smith, 2008) features this appropriately named mass-building smoothie:

“The Muscle”

5 fresh pears, cut in quarters and cored, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tbsp hemp protein, 2 tbsp mesquite pod meal, 2 cups almond milk, 2 tbsp agave, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 pinch sea saltBlend all ingredients on high for 30–40 seconds. Enjoy!

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

5 Dec

(UNI)FORMFITTING

How to Succeed in Business Without  Really Trying! No matter what you do, wear it well… I mean do it well! It is crucial to make the best of what we do and Dress for Success. Even if you wear a uniform, take some time to make it your own. Stand out by looking better than the other Guys and Dolls. Take it to a tailor, or add little personal touches to your look with accessories. It is a proven fact that when you feel good, you present yourself better, and that will attract more abundance in your life. There is more to being dapper than just your duds. Style can be the way you talk to your clients, the way you write an e-mail, how you carry your iPad, or the Wicked words you say! So don’t be a Gypsy when it comes to the Rent, try stepping up your swagger in your daily grind.  Now you’re ready to enjoy The Sweet Smell Of Success!

 

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THE FABULOUS FOLLIES!

4 Dec

PS Follies

http://www.psfollies.com/

SPLITS-LIFTS-BIG NOTES-HIGH KICKS & TONS OF GLITTER!

Palm Springs always seems to have a way of “humbling” me!

Quick Story – My first Mixer Event in PS I was talking with an older gentleman who seemed very interested, impressed and intrigued by my Broadway career. After listing my credits and feeling prideful of my accomplishments, I asked him what he does. He said, “Well I’m now retired but I performed back in the day”. I asked ,”Really??? what type of performing? What did you do?”. To which he humbly replied, “I was in the original cast of Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, West Side Story, and 7 Brides for 7 Brothers“. SERIOUSLY!?!? Whatch out entitled, overly proud, young people. Need a reality check? Go visit Palm Springs and make sure to check out The Fabulous Follies.  Aretha’s “R.E.S.P.E.C.T” should be included in this show.  No walkers or wheelchairs here, it’s all about the dancing, singing, and yes lifts & splits.  Your eyes won’t believe what you are seeing. 74 years young, 83 years young, 78 years young, and the list goes on.

Lorna Luft (Judy Garlands daughter) was the guest performer that night. Whose big, high notes were very reminiscent of her iconic mothers ( one of the greatest voices of our time, in my opinion).

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Fit and Fabulous got to talk to the legendary singer’s daughter, but I was a little frustrated  that I didn’t get the chance to talk to these marvelous performers.  The stories they must be able to tell!

I also have to give a shout out to Follies man Riff Markowitz.  Performing comedy scares me, actually sitting there watching someone do comedy terrifies me.  This man was FUN(NY!)  He ripped on everyone.  Of course the majority of audience members had white hair but he still was able to point out and isolate his gays and respectfully pick us apart.  No wonder this show has been around for so many years! This man not only created the show, but is obviously the glue that holds it together.  BRAVO! If you are in Palm Springs make sure to check this show out. Oh, and also, I will never complain about  feeling sore… OR anything every again for that matter! LOL.

Lorna Luft FitnFab

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

3 Dec

What inspires you to burn calories?!?!

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

3 Dec

EYE A”PEEL”

T”eye”red of that extra baggage? This tater will have your peepers looking like a tots! Take an organic potato and mix with unsweetened organic applesauce to lighten, brighten and reduce fine lines around your eyes! Just put 1 small potato and 2 tablespoons of organic unsweetened applesauce in a blender and mix well. Then apply gently around your lookers and cover with a warm, damp cloth. Let it set for 5 minutes and rinse with warm water and  moistur”eyes”.  Now you’ll be the apple of everyone’s eye!