August 26th, 2014

healthfitnesshumour:

We all know squats work right? So if you are getting bored of the standard squat and looking a variety, then check out these 40 different variations to spice things up a bit. Afterall, variety is the spice of life. 

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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Baked Zucchini Fritters…RECIPE

August 25th, 2014

I haven’t always been fat. But I’ve been fat for probably the last eight years or something, which is really fun and really great. I love eating food and drinking beer and having fun with my life. But I was also was kind of depressed a little bit when I was fat. And I think there’s probably people out there who can agree and understand what that feels like. And I tell ‘em: Hey! If you just like bust your ass and get after it, all it takes is like six months, really. Six months flies by, whether you are working out every day, whether you’re not. So if you feel compelled to do something about it, take some action and get in shape… Do it! You could, you really could.

I haven’t always been fat. But I’ve been fat for probably the last eight years or something, which is really fun and really great. I love eating food and drinking beer and having fun with my life. But I was also was kind of depressed a little bit when I was fat. And I think there’s probably people out there who can agree and understand what that feels like. And I tell ‘em: Hey! If you just like bust your ass and get after it, all it takes is like six months, really. Six months flies by, whether you are working out every day, whether you’re not. So if you feel compelled to do something about it, take some action and get in shape… Do it! You could, you really could.

(Source: chrisprattsource, via feminismandfitness)

nuditea:

last night a guy said to me “you are very, very pretty” and i said “i know” and he said like patronisingly “you KNOW?” and i said “you think you’re the first person to ever compliment me?” and he didn’t know where to go from there

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misscokebottleglasses:

Hey remember that one time I didn’t give a fuck what assholes thought and I decided to wear whatever the fuck I want because I’m pretty damn cute? Cuz I sure do.

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August 24th, 2014
kaittea:

fujiberryfitness:

darklips-heavylifts:

fujiberryfitness:

kaittea:

darklips-heavylifts:

weightupimslow:

darklips-heavylifts:

Team no abs

Team you are so stunning and strong and fab.

But also team no abs because clean eating is for demons

^ I hate the word “clean” for food.Like if i wash a cookie does that make it clean?In all serious, just eat in moderation, fuck this YOU HAVE TO BE CLEAN AND PERFECT bullshit.

^^^^^^^^

No but eating clean is the majority of seeing abs.
Moderation is key but eating clean isn’t a bad thing and not about perfection. It’s just hard.

I think the point is the term ‘clean’ should not be used. It implies that there’s ‘clean’ food and ‘dirty’ food, and to a lot of people on their fitness journey, there’s a lot of guilt, disappointment, and resentment that comes with eating said ‘dirty’ food. It shouldn’t be like that because a lot of people who have these feelings of disappointment and resentment have signs of disordered eating habits. 
There’s food that has a lot of nutritional value, and there’s food that has less. Fit both into a balanced diet however way you want. 
'Abs' should never take precedent over a healthy mind. 

^ that was my point but much more eloquently put thank you.

kaittea:

fujiberryfitness:

darklips-heavylifts:

fujiberryfitness:

kaittea:

darklips-heavylifts:

weightupimslow:

darklips-heavylifts:

Team no abs

Team you are so stunning and strong and fab.

But also team no abs because clean eating is for demons

^ I hate the word “clean” for food.

Like if i wash a cookie does that make it clean?


In all serious, just eat in moderation, fuck this YOU HAVE TO BE CLEAN AND PERFECT bullshit.

^^^^^^^^

No but eating clean is the majority of seeing abs.

Moderation is key but eating clean isn’t a bad thing and not about perfection. It’s just hard.

I think the point is the term ‘clean’ should not be used. It implies that there’s ‘clean’ food and ‘dirty’ food, and to a lot of people on their fitness journey, there’s a lot of guilt, disappointment, and resentment that comes with eating said ‘dirty’ food. It shouldn’t be like that because a lot of people who have these feelings of disappointment and resentment have signs of disordered eating habits. 

There’s food that has a lot of nutritional value, and there’s food that has less. Fit both into a balanced diet however way you want. 

'Abs' should never take precedent over a healthy mind. 

^ that was my point but much more eloquently put thank you.

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the-exercist:

Glute Bridge with Skull Crusher

 Lie faceup with knees bent and feet flat on the floor about 12 inches away from hips, holding dumbbells. Extend arms, keeping wrists aligned with shoulders. With core engaged and spine in a neutral position, slowly tuck pelvis under, pushing into heels and lifting glutes and lower back off of the floor until hips are completely open at the top without arching back. Low hips to hover just above the floor and bend elbows, drawing hands beside each ear. Extend arms and press hips up again. Continue, never letting hips touch the floor, for 12 to 15 reps.

the-exercist:

Glute Bridge with Skull Crusher

 Lie faceup with knees bent and feet flat on the floor about 12 inches away from hips, holding dumbbells. Extend arms, keeping wrists aligned with shoulders. With core engaged and spine in a neutral position, slowly tuck pelvis under, pushing into heels and lifting glutes and lower back off of the floor until hips are completely open at the top without arching back. Low hips to hover just above the floor and bend elbows, drawing hands beside each ear. Extend arms and press hips up again. Continue, never letting hips touch the floor, for 12 to 15 reps.

(Source: shape.com)

the-exercist:

Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Herb Aioli from Joyful Healthy Eats:

Asparagus Fries:
  • 2 lb.s of  asparagus spears
  • 1 cup of panko
  • ⅓ cup of parmesan
  • ½ teaspoon of dry basil
  • 3 egg whites, beaten
Lemon Herb Aioli
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite fresh herbs {thyme, basil, rosemary}
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup of mayo
  • ⅛ teaspoon of garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a small bowl mix panko, parmesan, and dry basil.
  3. In another small bowl, lightly beat egg whites.
  4. Dunk the Asparagus spears in beaten eggs white first then in the panko mixture.
  5. Place on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, in a small bowl mix, fresh herbs, lemon juice, garlic powder, and mayo. Set aside.
  7. Remove asparagus fries from the oven and serve with the aioli.
August 23rd, 2014
the-exercist:

Incline Hammer Curls

The incline bench position increases the stretch on the long head of the biceps, while the neutral grip increases emphasis on the brachioradialis and brachialis. But the “hammer” takes some of the tension away from the long head, negating the benefit you gain from sitting at an incline.
Test this yourself by simply placing your right hand on your left biceps. Move your left hand from palm up to palm sideways and you can feel the tension change in your biceps.

the-exercist:

Incline Hammer Curls

The incline bench position increases the stretch on the long head of the biceps, while the neutral grip increases emphasis on the brachioradialis and brachialis. But the “hammer” takes some of the tension away from the long head, negating the benefit you gain from sitting at an incline.

Test this yourself by simply placing your right hand on your left biceps. Move your left hand from palm up to palm sideways and you can feel the tension change in your biceps.

(Source: bodybuilding.com)

standardmoves:

Chest Flys
Juan Lombo
3 sets of 15 reps 
Start standing, holding a dumbbell in each hand anywhere from 5 to 20lbs. Step the feet hips width distance apart and begin to squat down  bringing weight into heels. Engage the core and lean the torso forward to a 45 degree angle, arms down by the sides, rotating the palms to face each other. Put a slight bend in the elbows and lift the arms out to the sides, squeezing the shoulder blades together and keeping a slight lift in the chest and chin. Return the arms back to center, squeezing the weights toward the midline, using resistance. That was one rep. Continue this, going for 12-15 reps. Repeat for 2 more sets.
Good for upper back strength, strengthen and tones the arms and thighs. 
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

standardmoves:

Chest Flys

Juan Lombo

3 sets of 15 reps 

Start standing, holding a dumbbell in each hand anywhere from 5 to 20lbs. Step the feet hips width distance apart and begin to squat down  bringing weight into heels. Engage the core and lean the torso forward to a 45 degree angle, arms down by the sides, rotating the palms to face each other. Put a slight bend in the elbows and lift the arms out to the sides, squeezing the shoulder blades together and keeping a slight lift in the chest and chin. Return the arms back to center, squeezing the weights toward the midline, using resistance. That was one rep. Continue this, going for 12-15 reps. Repeat for 2 more sets.

Good for upper back strength, strengthen and tones the arms and thighs. 

Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

(via backonpointe)

youchew:

Kale & Quinoa Minestrone

  • 1 large yellow onion, diced (2 cups)
  • 3 medium carrots, diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (1 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups diced, fresh zucchini (from about 2 small)
  • 2 cups green beans, cut into 1-inch segments
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (32 oz) carton unsalted or low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained and rinsed (aka garbanzo beans)
  • 2 (heaping) cups chopped fresh kale, thick ribs removed
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/02/kale-quinoa-minestrone-vegan-gluten-free/

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