New ‘American Gladiators’ Features A Low-Carb Fitness Buff

Filed under: Television — @ May 13, 2008

Monica Carlson is now “Jet” on the hit NBC-TV show “American Gladiators”

When NBC decided to bring back one of my all-time favorite television shows in January, I was so stoked! Watching it in the late 80s/early 90s, American Gladiators was an instant American cult classic. Here you had average, everyday people as contestants displaying brute strength, agility like a cat, and perfect timing attempting to give the pumped up Gladiators a thing or two to think about. Some did, some didn’t. Regardless, it was fun to watch when I was 18 and it’s still a blast today at 36.

Now hosted by wrestling legend Hulk Hogan and boxing great Muhammad Ali’s little baby girl Laila Ali, this show gave one man and one woman the chance-of-a-lifetime to become a brand new member of the beefy lineup in Season 1 earlier this year and both of the winners were well-deserved for outlasting all their competition. They got their big debut in Season 2 of American Gladiators (airing Mondays at 8:00pm EST) last night with all-new sculpted bodies that go along with their special Gladiator names.

Yet, there was one of those winners who stuck out to me when I heard about what she did after she found out she won that brought a big smile to my face. Jet, aka Monica Carlson, the mother of three who was crowned the female winner of American Gladiators a few months back, already looked in fabulous shape during her run on the show in Season 1, but man does she ever look amazing now?! You can really tell she’s worked hard to get the body she has now and my ears perked up when I heard exactly how she did it.

Click here to see a video of the new American Gladiator Jet as she explains how a high-protein, low-carb diet fueled her workouts to get her body into shape for Season 2.


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