August 7th, 2014

fitnessgifs4u:

How To Do Pushups for Beginners : Abs - Triceps - Chest Exercise BexLife YouTube

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August 6th, 2014
the-exercist:

Deadlift with Front Row

Stand upright holding your dumbbells in each hand, arms at your sides, with your knees slightly bent.
Keeping your arms straight and knees slightly bent, slowly hinge forward, bending at your hips (not your waist), lowering the weights as far as possible without rounding your back, which should remain straight.
Squeeze your glutes to return to sanding, keeping your back straight. Once you’re standing, pull the weights up the front of your body, bringing them to your chin with elbows going wide. Lower the weights to complete one rep.

the-exercist:

Deadlift with Front Row

  • Stand upright holding your dumbbells in each hand, arms at your sides, with your knees slightly bent.
  • Keeping your arms straight and knees slightly bent, slowly hinge forward, bending at your hips (not your waist), lowering the weights as far as possible without rounding your back, which should remain straight.
  • Squeeze your glutes to return to sanding, keeping your back straight. Once you’re standing, pull the weights up the front of your body, bringing them to your chin with elbows going wide. Lower the weights to complete one rep.

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August 5th, 2014

the-exercist:

spaced—cadette:

i’ve worked out every day this week except today and i love seeing my muscles already kinda grow and feeling stronger, but it really fucking sucks that every time i look up an exercise to see what the proper form is, the way that it’s talked about is like…”this will really help you tone your butt for those short shorts!” or “tone those arms to look good in a tank top!” instead of talking about how strong we’ll be when we do the exercises, how much we’ll be able to carry and how far we’ll be able to run and how much stamina we’ll have for any activity

and it’s EVERY exercise i’ve looked up! i looked for one to strengthen my lower back because it was hard to tone my arms with such a weak back, and the woman showing the workout was like “this back workout will improve your posture and you’ll be able to show off your shape beter in a bikini!” a fucking back workout was still somehow tied into wearing a fucking bikini. fuck. it’s so toxic and i’m really grateful that i’ve found blogs that steer away from that kind of toxic thinking.

Notice how all these comments are gendered? These sorts of “tips” are almost always directed at women. Because, after all, the only reason why we’d want to exercise is to fix up our disgusting and embarrassing bodies! How lucky we are to learn that working out can make us look tolerable.

You’re right, it’s awful to say the least.

applepiewithextrafreedom:

gofuckyourselftomhiddleston:

Tom:

I was talking about running.

They’re like but tom that’s impossible and he’s like “but… but I’m tom!” And then everyone realizes he didn’t fucking stutter when he said he was fucking running and everyone just flails like they’re supposed to.

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fitnesslovinblog:

Four Point Press3 sets of 15 reps
1) Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides so that your elbow is level with your shoulder, creating a right angle.2) Push the weights up so they are above your head on each side.3) Rotate your wrists and bring your elbows together. Lower the dumbbells in front of your face until they are in front of your chest, level with your shoulders.4) Bring your elbows apart and return to the starting position.5) This is one rep.
This is a great upper body exercise that targets your arms, shoulders and chest. 

fitnesslovinblog:

Four Point Press
3 sets of 15 reps

1) Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides so that your elbow is level with your shoulder, creating a right angle.
2) Push the weights up so they are above your head on each side.
3) Rotate your wrists and bring your elbows together. Lower the dumbbells in front of your face until they are in front of your chest, level with your shoulders.
4) Bring your elbows apart and return to the starting position.
5) This is one rep.

This is a great upper body exercise that targets your arms, shoulders and chest

August 4th, 2014
thedragonflywarrior:

morganshandro:

Little weekend assignment to animate a person performing an olympic lift with a heavy barbell. I took some inspiration from videos of Samantha Wright!

Love this so much. 

thedragonflywarrior:

morganshandro:

Little weekend assignment to animate a person performing an olympic lift with a heavy barbell. I took some inspiration from videos of Samantha Wright!

Love this so much. 

(via fitnessgifs4u)

crossfitters:

Andrea Ager

crossfitters:

Andrea Ager

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the-exercist:

This article is not just for running women, it’s for everyone - If you see harassment and you have the ability to interfere, it is your obligation to step in. The victims should not be carrying the entire burden by themselves: The only way that we can protect women is by engaging in a culture shift and making it a point to stand up for one another at all times. Being a silent audience is only teaching harassers that their actions are acceptable. 

August 3rd, 2014
fitbeliever:

FITNESS YOUTUBE CHANNELS

There are literally thousands of fitness videos on youtube, but how do you find the right ones? Sometimes if you just type in “ab workout”, you can get some…pretty strange results. So, if you’d like some trusty channels to subscribe to for workout videos, nutrition and wellness information, and more, check out the following!

For Fitness and Nutrition Tips:
123 Be Healthy
American Council on Exercise
Funeral For My Fat
The Lean Machines
Lean Secrets
Michael Kory Fitness
Nicole M. Wilkins
Omar Isuf
PopSugar Fitness
Precise Nutrition
SarahFit TV
Scott Herman Fitness
Tara Stiles
Zumba Fitness
For Workouts:
Amanda Russell
BeFIT
Blogilates
Bootcamp: MC
Bodyrock
eHow Fitness
Fitness Blender
Gym Virtual
LauraLondon
Livestrong Woman
RidgeLine Fitness
SparkPeople
Tone It Up
»These are just my personal favorites. Feel free to add more of your own!

fitbeliever:

FITNESS YOUTUBE CHANNELS

There are literally thousands of fitness videos on youtube, but how do you find the right ones? Sometimes if you just type in “ab workout”, you can get some…pretty strange results. So, if you’d like some trusty channels to subscribe to for workout videos, nutrition and wellness information, and more, check out the following!

For Fitness and Nutrition Tips:

For Workouts:

»These are just my personal favorites. Feel free to add more of your own!

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everythingisexactlythesame:

will be added to my life hacks list

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August 2nd, 2014

the-exercist:

cardio-and-calculus:

the-exercist:

complexmindsimpleheart:

the-exercist:

Fitness magazines don’t help us get fit. Gazing at images of caricatured breasts, buttocks and biceps gives you the impression this is how a fit body should look, that every fit body needs to be shaped in the same vein. Fitness magazines use exactly these images to “inspire” women to look this way. Yet most of us can’t identify with what we are looking at because we don’t believe ordinary us could ever be them. 

[…] What are we teaching our young women who want desperately to believe that they too can be as ripped and shredded? They don’t realize what it takes to look so tight. They want to be there and harm themselves to reach an almost unattainable ideal. When will it be acceptable to lift heavy, building confidence and brainpower while strengthening your body, not concerning yourself with how cute your bottom looks in booty shorts?

[…] Being fit in a functional rather than sexual way means you are entirely capable of being powerful no matter what your height, bust size, shoe size or hair color. You are empowered from the depths of your DNA because you did the work, you earned your place and you walk confidently because of it. A functionally fit You welcomes all sizes, shapes and colors, your boobs and butt are incidental. What we really need to build in the gym is a sense of self and what we are capable of.

!!! But add boys/men

No.

We’re talking about women right now. 

Or we can talk about everybody because there’s an unrealistic expectation for men as well as women

A word to everyone who reblogs posts with responses like the above:

If you actually cared about men’s issues, you wouldn’t tack them on as an afterthought to a woman’s conversation: You’d instead be actively engaging in dialogues that explore the nuances of men’s problems in society. You wouldn’t simply wait until a woman is speaking and then shout “Yeah, men too!” You’d talk about these things independently and give men the attention that they deserve as individuals, instead of waiting for a woman to do the work, shouldering her aside and then insisting that men be given a spot on the stage too. 

If you actually cared about women’s issues, you wouldn’t demand that they give up their space. You’d recognize that conversations by women and about women are perfectly valid. When a woman is talking about her personal experiences and the way social pressures have affected her life, you wouldn’t allow her to be interrupted or derailed. You wouldn’t actively talk over her or steal away attention, focusing on issues that are outside of her point, until the conversation drifts so far away that you aren’t even discussing women anymore. 

So both now and in the future, my answer here is going to remain the same: Can we talk about everyone?

No.

We’re still talking about women right now.