August 25th, 2014
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.

(via tumblrgym)

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/

(via beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood)

August 22nd, 2014

(Source: fffit, via fitnessgifs4u)

Girls who want to start lifting.

on-my-way-to-swole:

Yay! Welcome to the dark side.

If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably felt shitty about your body before, wanted to lose some weight, wanted to “tone up,” etc.

Throw that fucking train of thought right out the window.

If you use a scale, smash it into 1,000 pieces and never look at it again. You will gain weight because you will gain muscle. If you are super new to this your body is going to change fairly quickly in the first few months. You will most likely lose body fat and gain a bit of muscle because these movements are so new. But don’t weigh yourself, please. Muscle soreness can cause increases on the scale, and muscle gain can as well. But muscle is so,so much more dense than fat which is why the number on the scale isn’t really representative of health and you don’t need to get caught up in that.

You most likely got a gym membership; if you have a home gym then please invite me over.  One of the most common ask’s I get is how to not be nervous about the other people and shit at a gym. Honestly, it takes a little while. Since you’re new to lifting, new to the gym, new to the people, it’s a lot of adjusting and you’re unsure of yourself, and that’s totally understandable. I’m going to let you in on a secret though. Nobody cares what you are doing. No one.  When other people are looking at you it’s just on a break between sets and it’s just natural to look at what other people are doing, or they think you are damn fine. 

Also, before you even set foot in that gym do research. I think it’s so lovely that more and more girls are taking to lifting, but so many are doing it because it’s a growing fad, or to impress guys, or just because they want to which is great but they have no idea what to do. I recently saw a girl put herself in the ER because of trying to lift too much and having awful form. Watch tons of videos, and there will be conflicting opinions, but that’s where trial and error comes in for you.

Don’t start too heavy. It’s easy to feel weak when you see tons of guys lifting, or that one girl who is an all out beast. They started somewhere too..They’ve been doing it for a while. There will always, ALWAYS be someone stronger than you. It’s not about who is the strongest in the gym. Just do what you can. Test the waters, if you can do something 10 times and the last 2 or  3 are hard, pick that weight. If it’s too light, you are doing nothing for your muscles, if it’s too heavy risk for injury is very high and you still aren’t doing anything for your muscles.

Bodybuilding.com is the mother load of all resources when trying to find a routine and figuring out what the fuck the lifts even are.  Go on that site and explore. Just don’t fall for all their supplementation gimmicks. If you are just starting the only thing you should even think about buying is some whey, and maybe pre-workout. But supplements are a whole other post.

(Source: liftingpotato, via liftingpotato)

August 21st, 2014

podcastdetected:

Remember the new Six to Start game “Superhero Workout" we talked about in last week’s episode?

Here is the official trailer (some of these voices will sound familiar to ZR! fans)! We also have an official release date for iOS users: August 20th (aka the day after tomorrow!!!!)

According to Six to Start, Android users will have to wait until fall :(

Using iOS? Trying the game? Let us know if you like it, and what you think about it!