August 29th, 2014
the-exercist:

Zottman Curl

Are you having trouble deciding which biceps exercise to do? Choose the Zottman. In this movement you have a palms-up (supinated) grip on the way up and a palms-down grip (pronated) as you lower the weight. All of your elbow flexors get hit in one swoop. The brachioradialis and the brachialis take heat on the negative, and during the curling motion itself, the biceps brachii bears the load.
My recommendation would be to rotate the wrist as you come up instead of just doing it at the bottom before the rep starts. Some of your elbow flexors act as supinators as well, and rotating the wrist during the curl instead of at the bottom will load up that function.

the-exercist:

Zottman Curl

Are you having trouble deciding which biceps exercise to do? Choose the Zottman. In this movement you have a palms-up (supinated) grip on the way up and a palms-down grip (pronated) as you lower the weight. All of your elbow flexors get hit in one swoop. The brachioradialis and the brachialis take heat on the negative, and during the curling motion itself, the biceps brachii bears the load.

My recommendation would be to rotate the wrist as you come up instead of just doing it at the bottom before the rep starts. Some of your elbow flexors act as supinators as well, and rotating the wrist during the curl instead of at the bottom will load up that function.

(Source: bodybuilding.com)

mowwwg:

“you can’t wear that!!!! people will get the wrong impression!!!”

the impression that i am a hot babe with an ass that just won’t quit???? honey that ain’t wrong that’s just fact

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the-exercist:

drejofvalenwood:

dontworryitssunshine:

eat-dirty:

It’s okay if you like frozen mashed bananas, but they don’t make ice cream.

It’s okay if you like medjool dates, but they don’t make caramel.

It’s okay if you like chocolate brownie Clif bars, but they aren’t actual brownies.

It’s okay if you like health food, but remember that it’s okay if you like other food too. It’s okay if you eat both. It’s okay if you don’tlike health food.

It’s okay to eat whatever the fuck you want.

I disagree with policing what people eat, but I don’t like the fact that this ‘fat acceptance’ movement has gone so far that reasonable suggestions are seen as ‘fatphobic’. It’s simply not HEALTHY to be carrying around so much weight that it’s impairing your daily activities or simple tasks. I don’t know if obesity makes up for that much of the world’s health problems, but don’t just snap and snarl at people when they tell you your life is at risk when you hit a certain weight.

Do whatever the fuck you want, but believe it or not, some people DO actually care about your health, and blood pressure, heart problems, and diabeties aren’t anything to fuck around with.

—-> It is not your place to lecture people about their health or potential health risks.

—-> It is not your place to give unwarranted health advice to strangers who did not ask for it and who are obviously not interested in it. 

—-> No one is obligated to be “healthy” just because you, a complete stranger, think that their life choices are somehow illegitimate or unworthy. 

People know that obesity can potentially generate health problems. People know if they’re already sick or experiencing medical issues. People know what is going on with their own bodies - They do not need you to copy/paste the same inane information at them repeatedly. Do you really think there’s any fat person out there who isn’t aware of how much the world wants them to lose weight? There’s a multi-million dollar industry that’s dedicated to telling us over and over again how horrible and evil fat is - When you point out a person’s fat and lecture them about blood pressure and diabetes, do you honestly think that you’re telling them anything new?

Especially considering that body shaming has been proven to be outright harmful towards the average person’s health, how exactly do you think that bullying fat people is helpful? Because when you talk about how fat bodies aren’t acceptable and when you inherently decide that fat people are sick, that’s exactly what you’re doing: Bullying.

(Source: b-ornwithwings)

August 28th, 2014

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beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

How To Make Naturally Flavored Water

Supplies needed:

Fruit – Whatever kind you like (except bananas); make sure it’s good and ripe for maximum sweetness and flavor. Use all kinds of citrus and berries. Pineapple and watermelon work well for flavoring water. 

Herbs – These are optional, but many herbs are a surprising complement to fruit flavors; almost any herb will work depending on your personal preference.

Jars or pitchers – Use 2 quart mason jars primarily, but any 2 quart pitcher will do. Fruit infusion pitcher is another option if you think you’ll be making infused waters regulary; a very easy, tidy way to strain fruit from water.

Muddler or wooden spoon for mashing fruit and herbs.

Ice

Water – Use filtered or spring water.

Continue reading…

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hangtightwmarc:

Cardio/Strength City Workout (NEW BUTT EXERCISES)

(Source: youtube.com, via backonpointe)

August 27th, 2014

eugetheforce:

Jackie Perez destroying burpee bar muscle-ups.

Sauce: http://instagram.com/p/gokrZNqoaF/

(via fitnessgifs4u)

backonpointe:

Lita’s Favourite Health and Fitness Apps
With technology advancing, it seems like everyone and their parents have a smartphone. But while we’re all aware of Angry Birds and Candy Crush, what about apps that can help you on a personal level? Have you ever used your smartphone to encourage a workout or learn a language? Well, you should! Here are some of my favourite apps to get you started towards a more useful smartphone.
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backonpointe:

Lita’s Favourite Health and Fitness Apps

With technology advancing, it seems like everyone and their parents have a smartphone. But while we’re all aware of Angry Birds and Candy Crush, what about apps that can help you on a personal level? Have you ever used your smartphone to encourage a workout or learn a language? Well, you should! Here are some of my favourite apps to get you started towards a more useful smartphone.

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rosalarian:

Society: Girls, your biggest asset is your beauty. You can’t be strong, you can’t be smart, but you’d better be pretty. Heaven help you if you aren’t.

Society: Why are girls so vain? Their selfies are bringing our downfall.

August 26th, 2014
the-exercist:

Dumbbell Floor Press

Lie faceup on the floor holding a pair of dumbbells above your shoulders, arms straight (A). Lower the weights until your upper arms touch the floor(B). Press them up to the starting position.

the-exercist:

Dumbbell Floor Press

Lie faceup on the floor holding a pair of dumbbells above your shoulders, arms straight (A). Lower the weights until your upper arms touch the floor(B). Press them up to the starting position.

(Source: womenshealthmag.com)

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. 

(via livelaughandlose)