August 8th, 2014

ibringmotivation:

Alexandra Bring

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kittiespls:

If you take a picture of someone at a gym without their knowledge and post it online: you are a piece of shit.

(via the-exercist)

August 7th, 2014

There’s this myth that fat people are fat because we are holding onto some greater emotional problem. Our culture sees fat as a manifestation of a pathology of self harm and self loathing. But THAT’S. NOT. TRUE.

Self love will not inevitably lead to weight loss. Believing that you’re fat because you don’t love yourself ‘enough’ or the ‘right’ way is harmful and false thinking.

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.

(Source: fitsugar.com)

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.

(via marvelfitspiration)

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.