April 17th, 2014
the-exercist:

Elevated Bridges

Rest your shoulders on the top of the step with your torso parallel to the floor and your knees are bent with feet directly under them (A). Lower your hips down toward the floor (B). Now press them up, clenching your butt muscles at the top, so your body again forms a tabletop position. 

the-exercist:

Elevated Bridges

Rest your shoulders on the top of the step with your torso parallel to the floor and your knees are bent with feet directly under them (A). Lower your hips down toward the floor (B). Now press them up, clenching your butt muscles at the top, so your body again forms a tabletop position. 

(Source: womenshealthmag.com)

mmnarry:

mmnarry:

my health teacher told us this and it just sunk in.
excuse my hand writing.

this got notes really fast omg

mmnarry:

mmnarry:

my health teacher told us this and it just sunk in.

excuse my hand writing.

this got notes really fast omg

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April 16th, 2014
find-greatness:

First Week of my “Moves of the Week” aka gifs of me doing some of my favorite exercises. I would love to do more then one a week but i have a life and this one took me long enough. 

Med Ball Sit-Up:This is Plyometric workout that really gets your heart pumping. I usually do this in circuit combined with other dynamic movements. 
1. Lay down with your back flat against the floor and knees bent2. Take the Med ball and hold it with both hands over your head so that it touches the floor3. Sit up using your abs as you sit up take the medicine ball and throw it at the wall in front of you*4. Catch the ball and return the one repetition
Try doing 10 reps 3 times. You will really feel the burn! 
*I’m still working on core strength and speed so if you want to see the legit version of ball throwing check this link.  You can also perform this move with a partner. You can also do this move without throwing the ball. ** Not a trained professional just someone who works out and has lost a lot of weight. 

find-greatness:

First Week of my “Moves of the Week” aka gifs of me doing some of my favorite exercises. I would love to do more then one a week but i have a life and this one took me long enough. 

Med Ball Sit-Up:
This is Plyometric workout that really gets your heart pumping. I usually do this in circuit combined with other dynamic movements. 

1. Lay down with your back flat against the floor and knees bent
2. Take the Med ball and hold it with both hands over your head so that it touches the floor
3. Sit up using your abs as you sit up take the medicine ball and throw it at the wall in front of you*
4. Catch the ball and return the one repetition

Try doing 10 reps 3 times. You will really feel the burn! 

*I’m still working on core strength and speed so if you want to see the legit version of ball throwing check this link.  You can also perform this move with a partner. You can also do this move without throwing the ball. 

** Not a trained professional just someone who works out and has lost a lot of weight. 

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youchew:

Skinny Chicken & Asparagus Stirfry
1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
Kosher salt, to taste
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium shoyu or soy sauce (or Tamari for GF)
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil, divided
1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
fresh black pepper, to taste

youchew:

Skinny Chicken & Asparagus Stirfry

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium shoyu or soy sauce (or Tamari for GF)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil, divided
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

(via exercise-till-it-hurts)

fightblr:

building-an-unstoppable-fist:

secretworld-observer:

kellyfromthecity:

The next person who makes a joke about my pole dancing and calls me a stripper, I’m going to show them this photo and say, “You may or may not take me seriously, but just know that I can probably crush your tiny little skull with my thigh muscles.”

There’s nothing I don’t love about this.

bruh

HOLY SHIT!!!

fightblr:

building-an-unstoppable-fist:

secretworld-observer:

kellyfromthecity:

The next person who makes a joke about my pole dancing and calls me a stripper, I’m going to show them this photo and say, “You may or may not take me seriously, but just know that I can probably crush your tiny little skull with my thigh muscles.”

There’s nothing I don’t love about this.

bruh

HOLY SHIT!!!

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April 15th, 2014

the-average-gatsby:

thanks joffrey

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fitnessgifs4u:

BeFiT GO | Beach Body- 40 Minute Fat-Burning HIIT Workout…VIDEO

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Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’
Lena Dunham (via thatkindofwoman)

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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.”

Read the solutions at the source!

[Reblogged because original link is dead]

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