April 14th, 2014

byeexcess:

crossfitters:

Kristin Holte More core challenge

Q

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tastefullyoffensive:

Stop the discrimination. [x]

tastefullyoffensive:

Stop the discrimination. [x]

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rubyreed:

Like, 90% of the people I know irl who ask me for advice.

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April 13th, 2014

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healthy-andfit:


healthy-andfit:
5 Reasons Your Workout Isn’t Working
1. Your workout routine is making you eat too much - Think your 45-minute morning run was enough to burn off that slice of chocolate cake on the dessert menu? Consider this: the average, 140-pound woman burns about 476 calories (at a 10-minute mile pace) running for 45 minutes. The average restaurant dessert clocks in around 1,200 calories (or more), so even if you only eat half of a slice, you’d still easily eat away your run—and then some—in less than 10 minutes.
2. Your workout completely wipes you out - That 5:00am killer boot camp class seemed like a great way to get in shape, so why aren’t the pounds dropping off? If your workout leaves you feeling completely drained, exhausted, sore, and just wanting to lie on the couch for the rest of the day, it could be doing more harm than good, says Alex Figueroa, a personal trainer and fitness instructor at the Sports Club/LA in Boston, MA. While your workouts should be challenging, pushing your body too hard can have the opposite affect on your body. Over training can cause everything from sugar cravings, a weakened immune system, and insomnia—all of which could contribute to weight gain.
3. Your workout burns fewer calories than you think - Feeling pretty righteous when the treadmill says you’ve torched 800 calories? Not so fast, cautions Olson. An unusually high calorie burn reading is rare, Olson says, and most machines overestimate readings by as much as 30 percent.
4. Your workout’s not balanced - Doing only cardio workouts or the same strength workout over and over means you are sacrificing the opportunity to build lean muscle mass and challenge your body in new ways (translation: burn more calories doing something new), and you may plateau because of it.
5. Your workout is totally stale - Doing the same workout routine over and over means your body doesn’t have to work as hard to perform it after a few weeks. “We ‘learn’ how to do any activity and movements,” Olson says. “The more ‘learned’ we are, the easier the activity is to our bodies, which means you will actually burn fewer calories than you did when the activity or your routine was new to you.”
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healthy-andfit:

healthy-andfit:

5 Reasons Your Workout Isn’t Working

1. Your workout routine is making you eat too much - Think your 45-minute morning run was enough to burn off that slice of chocolate cake on the dessert menu? Consider this: the average, 140-pound woman burns about 476 calories (at a 10-minute mile pace) running for 45 minutes. The average restaurant dessert clocks in around 1,200 calories (or more), so even if you only eat half of a slice, you’d still easily eat away your run—and then some—in less than 10 minutes.

2. Your workout completely wipes you out - That 5:00am killer boot camp class seemed like a great way to get in shape, so why aren’t the pounds dropping off? If your workout leaves you feeling completely drained, exhausted, sore, and just wanting to lie on the couch for the rest of the day, it could be doing more harm than good, says Alex Figueroa, a personal trainer and fitness instructor at the Sports Club/LA in Boston, MA. While your workouts should be challenging, pushing your body too hard can have the opposite affect on your body. Over training can cause everything from sugar cravings, a weakened immune system, and insomnia—all of which could contribute to weight gain.

3. Your workout burns fewer calories than you think - Feeling pretty righteous when the treadmill says you’ve torched 800 calories? Not so fast, cautions Olson. An unusually high calorie burn reading is rare, Olson says, and most machines overestimate readings by as much as 30 percent.

4. Your workout’s not balanced - Doing only cardio workouts or the same strength workout over and over means you are sacrificing the opportunity to build lean muscle mass and challenge your body in new ways (translation: burn more calories doing something new), and you may plateau because of it.

5. Your workout is totally stale - Doing the same workout routine over and over means your body doesn’t have to work as hard to perform it after a few weeks. “We ‘learn’ how to do any activity and movements,” Olson says. “The more ‘learned’ we are, the easier the activity is to our bodies, which means you will actually burn fewer calories than you did when the activity or your routine was new to you.”

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April 12th, 2014
male-fitness-motivation:

so if you ever find that burpees are too easy…….

male-fitness-motivation:

so if you ever find that burpees are too easy…….

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my-goal-is-a-hot-butt:

gymra:

9 moves to better butt. Do each one for 30-60 seconds. 

Start your free month, cancel anytime. http://www.gymra.com/free-trial#.UpwFQJHDlBU

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the-exercist:

Frog Squat Jumps

The explosive power and wide stance of this amphibian-inspired exercise work your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs while getting your heart rate up to torch calories. Stand tall, with your feet a little wider than hip-width and your feet slightly turned out (A). Squat down and place your hands on the ground between your legs, keeping your chest and chin up(B). Spring off your bent legs, throwing your arms into the air so your body is fully extended at the top of the jump (C). Bring your arms back down as you land in the frog squat position. Do 10 reps.

the-exercist:

Frog Squat Jumps

The explosive power and wide stance of this amphibian-inspired exercise work your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs while getting your heart rate up to torch calories. Stand tall, with your feet a little wider than hip-width and your feet slightly turned out (A). Squat down and place your hands on the ground between your legs, keeping your chest and chin up(B). Spring off your bent legs, throwing your arms into the air so your body is fully extended at the top of the jump (C). Bring your arms back down as you land in the frog squat position. Do 10 reps.

(Source: womenshealthmag.com)

April 11th, 2014
got2startsomewhere:

gwenlightened:

I love this!

It may just be my grumpy mood, but this really annoys me. Yes, diet can do a lot for a lot of issues but sometimes medication is necessary. And to imply that people who choose/need to medicate are “just covering up the symptoms” or doing it wrong or something is bullshit. How about we support everyone working towards a better self and quit with being judgmental. 

got2startsomewhere:

gwenlightened:

I love this!

It may just be my grumpy mood, but this really annoys me. Yes, diet can do a lot for a lot of issues but sometimes medication is necessary. And to imply that people who choose/need to medicate are “just covering up the symptoms” or doing it wrong or something is bullshit. How about we support everyone working towards a better self and quit with being judgmental. 

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"I was very aware of the fact that I was showing my body. I was 195 pounds when I gave birth. I lost 65 pounds. I worked crazily to get my body back. I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can have your body back… You could have your child and you can still have fun and still be sexy and still have dreams and still live for yourself. I don’t have any shame about being sexual. I’m not embarrassed about it and I don’t feel like I have to protect that side of me."

"I was very aware of the fact that I was showing my body. I was 195 pounds when I gave birth. I lost 65 pounds. I worked crazily to get my body back. I wanted to show that you can have a child and you can work hard and you can have your body back… You could have your child and you can still have fun and still be sexy and still have dreams and still live for yourself. I don’t have any shame about being sexual. I’m not embarrassed about it and I don’t feel like I have to protect that side of me."

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April 10th, 2014

kissmyfat-goodbye:

fitnessgifs4u:

Extreme Ab Workout…CharlieJames1975 YouTube

This looks nuts, I’m going to do this tomorrow or Monday

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dt007:

clifbarunner:

spikes-and-singlets:

My love of working out often conflicts with my love of not moving

Most accurate thing I have read in my entire life.

ditto

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One of the most persistent myths in the entire panoply of conventional exercise wisdom is that squats below parallel are somehow bad for the knees. Better-informed professionals know better. Here are four reasons why.

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