September 1st, 2014
wewillbefitandhealthy:

Baked Parmesan Zucchini
Crisp, tender zucchini sticks oven-roasted to perfection. It’s healthy, nutritious and completely addictive!

wewillbefitandhealthy:

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

Crisp, tender zucchini sticks oven-roasted to perfection. It’s healthy, nutritious and completely addictive!

(Source: fitandhealthyhero, via beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood)

socimages:

Are you working hard enough to achieve your natural body?
We commonly hear claims that men are naturally more muscular and physically intimidating than women.  “It’s a biological fact,” someone might say.  If that were true, though, we wouldn’t have to work so incredibly hard to make it so.
@IllMakeItMyself sent in this great example of the way in which we are pushed to force our bodies into a gender binary that we pretend is natural.  On the upper right part of the Men’s Health cover, it reads: “Add 15lb of muscle” and, right next door on the Women’s Health cover, it reads “5 ways to lose 15 lbs.”
If we have to try this hard to make it true, maybe we’re not as different as we think we are.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

Are you working hard enough to achieve your natural body?

We commonly hear claims that men are naturally more muscular and physically intimidating than women.  “It’s a biological fact,” someone might say.  If that were true, though, we wouldn’t have to work so incredibly hard to make it so.

@IllMakeItMyself sent in this great example of the way in which we are pushed to force our bodies into a gender binary that we pretend is natural.  On the upper right part of the Men’s Health cover, it reads: “Add 15lb of muscle” and, right next door on the Women’s Health cover, it reads “5 ways to lose 15 lbs.”

If we have to try this hard to make it true, maybe we’re not as different as we think we are.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

(via the-exercist)

fattributes:

Pineapple Fried Rice

I am going to make this with cauliflower “rice”. It will be amazing. 

fattributes:

Pineapple Fried Rice

I am going to make this with cauliflower “rice”. It will be amazing. 

piecesinprogress:

With the start of a new academic year, September is a great time to start up new healthy habits so I made this challenge to help you try out a few of my favorites! You’ll only do each different challenge a few times but if you like it stick with it! I hope you can use this challenge as a motivation, a kick start, for things that will help you build & sustain a healthy lifestyle. And feel free to customize! You can add in other challenges, swap them around, make this work for you.

 I would LOVE to see how you all use the chart so if you do tag me in it here or on my instagram @ piecesinprogress !! :)

Fresh Start September Challenge Instructions:

  1. Print out both sheets (blow up as an image in Microsoft Word).
  2. Cut out daily challenges and put each piece of paper in a challenge bowl (you can decorate this too!)
  3. Every day pick out 1 new challenge from the bowl.
  4. Once you complete that day’s challenge tape it up on the blank chart.

Optional: set prizes for completing certain numbers of challenges!

For more health/fitness inspired challenges go here! :)

August 31st, 2014

gymra:

Tone up slim down with this muscle toning, fat shedding plyometrics. Do 3 circuits. Do each move for 1 minute with 15 seconds rest in between. 

http://gymra.com/free-trial

(via fitnessgifs4u)

theactivetimes:

How to Do a Push-Up
Push-ups are a challenging upper-body, bodyweight exercise. They primarily target the pectoral (chest), anterior deltoid (rear shoulder), and triceps muscles, which means they’re exceptionally ideal for building total upper-body strength. 

theactivetimes:

How to Do a Push-Up

Push-ups are a challenging upper-body, bodyweight exercise. They primarily target the pectoral (chest), anterior deltoid (rear shoulder), and triceps muscles, which means they’re exceptionally ideal for building total upper-body strength. 

(via the-exercist)

August 30th, 2014
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)