Pike Kick

Targets: legs, core, shoulders, and back
Stand with your feet together and arms extended overhead, holding one weight horizontally in both hands. Keeping your arms straight, lower the weight in front of your body, and raise your right leg parallel to floor. Reverse movement, then repeat with the left leg. Continue alternating sides with each rep.

Make it easier: Bend your leg, and raise your knee to hip height.

Pike Kick

Targets: legs, core, shoulders, and back

Stand with your feet together and arms extended overhead, holding one weight horizontally in both hands. Keeping your arms straight, lower the weight in front of your body, and raise your right leg parallel to floor. Reverse movement, then repeat with the left leg. Continue alternating sides with each rep.

Make it easier: Bend your leg, and raise your knee to hip height.

(Source: womenshealthmag.com)

Posted on July 29 with 22 notes at 8:37 pm
Pain is temporary!
-An able-bodied person who has never experienced chronic pain and refuses to listen to those who have
Posted on July 29 with 162 notes at 7:36 pm

Guaranteed to unleash the beast, stand with feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent. Bend forward at the hips so your body is positioned just above parallel, holding dumbbells in both hands, with palm facing in. Raise the dumbbells straight out up to shoulder height and lower back down to starting position. Repeat for reps on both sides.

Guaranteed to unleash the beast, stand with feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent. Bend forward at the hips so your body is positioned just above parallel, holding dumbbells in both hands, with palm facing in. Raise the dumbbells straight out up to shoulder height and lower back down to starting position. Repeat for reps on both sides.

(Source: greatist.com)

Posted on July 29 with 23 notes at 7:01 pm

(Source: dailyhiit.com)

Posted on July 29 with 28 notes at 5:01 pm
myorangelove:

22| Side Crow. #independencearmy #yoga #yogabeginner #practice #armbalance

myorangelove:

22| Side Crow. #independencearmy #yoga #yogabeginner #practice #armbalance

Posted on July 29 with 10 notes at 4:44 pm
santaclausdragqueen
Hi there! So I heard from a few places now that no matter the speed you're going, you burn 100 calories a mile. Is that true? You seemed like a really good place to ask.

No - A 5 year old who runs a mile in 20 minutes won’t be burning as many calories as a full grown 180 pound man who runs it in 6. 

Distance has absolutely nothing to do with the amount of energy your body uses. Not only does speed and intensity of the exercise matter, but so does your personal body fat percentage, muscle mass, metabolism, gender, age, sleep patterns and so much more. You can run the same course at the same pace a dozen times and burn a different amount of calories during each run.

So don’t even worry about calories - It’s a pretty worthless piece of information when it comes to improving your running ability. 

Posted on July 29 with 21 notes at 10:07 am

poetessinthepit:

PSA: Big corporations putting feel good feminist messages in their advertisements wont result in women’s liberation as much as it will result in goading liberal minded folks to buy more shampoo or whatever. There’s no point in fawning over these commercials.

Posted on July 29 with 2,709 notes at 9:35 am

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Posted on July 28 with 368 notes at 8:18 pm
Twisting V-Up

Lie faceup with arms by sides. Engage core and lift left leg to about 45 degrees as you lift upper body off the mat, twisting from waist and reaching right arm to touch outside of left leg. Return to starting position and repeat, this time lifting right leg and reaching left arm to complete 1 rep.

Twisting V-Up

Lie faceup with arms by sides. Engage core and lift left leg to about 45 degrees as you lift upper body off the mat, twisting from waist and reaching right arm to touch outside of left leg. Return to starting position and repeat, this time lifting right leg and reaching left arm to complete 1 rep.

(Source: shape.com)

Posted on July 28 with 33 notes at 7:01 pm
Right before you head out running, it can be hard to remember exactly why you’re doing it. You often have to override a nagging sense of futility, lacing up your shoes, telling yourslef that no matter how unlikely it seems right now, after you finish you will be glad you went. It’s only afterward that it makes sense, although even then it’s hard to rationalize why. You just feel right. After a run, you feel at one with the world, as though some unspecified, innate need has been fulfilled.
-Adharanand Finn, (via isensearunner)
Posted on July 28 with 393 notes at 6:04 pm
Posted on July 28 with 263 notes at 5:01 pm
annemarieyb:

Bodybuilding motivation
#bodybuilders pics #muscles #bodybuilding motivation #gym

Brazilian Bodybuilder Admits His 29-Inch Biceps Are Fake
“De Souza, 43, gets his massive musculature by injecting a concoction of mineral oil and alcohol into his body. The injections pose great potential risk to bodybuilders. Doctors claim frequent injections play havoc with muscle tissue and can result in the formation of multiple abscesses, which can lead to amputation or death.”
I certainly hope that you’re not serious about holding this man up as motivation. 

annemarieyb:

Bodybuilding motivation

   #gym

Brazilian Bodybuilder Admits His 29-Inch Biceps Are Fake

De Souza, 43, gets his massive musculature by injecting a concoction of mineral oil and alcohol into his body. The injections pose great potential risk to bodybuilders. Doctors claim frequent injections play havoc with muscle tissue and can result in the formation of multiple abscesses, which can lead to amputation or death.

I certainly hope that you’re not serious about holding this man up as motivation. 

Posted on July 28 with 39 notes at 3:45 pm

thedragonflywarrior:

You know what, Quest Bar? I’m fucking done with you.

Yes, you have 20 grams of protein, no added sugar, and a shit-ton of fiber (no pun intended). What you don’t have is a remotely sane outlook on a person’s relationship with food.

Everything you are and everything you put into the fitness and nutrition industries positively reeks of eating disorder. Don’t try to tell me you never saw it that way. Don’t even.

Perfect nutrition? Bitch please, there ain’t no such thing. “Perfect” nutrition depends solely on the individual and their needs at that exact moment. Your claim of perfect rests entirely on the fact that your protein bars have no sugar, no carcinogenic sweeteners, and are also an appetite suppressant. Your claim of perfect rests entirely upon the shoulders of a diet culture that has demonized sugar, glorified borderline starvation, and turned the low-carb lifestyle into a one-size-fits-all religion. There’s nothing perfect about that. Fuck you.

Cheat clean? Are you saying that eating something sweet is considered cheating? Are you turning my delicious lovely cakes and muffins into terrible sins for which I pay penance later? Do I avoid the sin if I “cheat” with your “guiltless” offerings? Food has no inherent moral value. Fuck you. And am I supposed to consider you “clean”? Your mini bricks of non-sugar sweetener, fake fiber, and processed protein? If I eat this thing as a replacement for sinful treats made out of real food, do I avoid getting “dirty”? You say clean and I see a girl who can’t go to sleep until she measures every single bite she’s going to put in her mouth tomorrow and records it for a full nutritional analysis to make sure she stays “clean”. Fuck you.

…. and your marketing. I can’t believe you actually print this shit. Intense, obsessed, not normal. Don’t stop. Don’t sleep. Better than yesterday. Never stop. Is this supposed to be fucking motivational? Because I read this drivel and see an exhausted tormented girl on the elliptical after three back-to-back boot camp classes who only got four hours of sleep but she’s intense, obsessed, not normal, and she doesn’t stop. I can’t muster a fuck you big enough for this one.

You couldn’t even let us have the good side of it. Protein is great, it makes your muscles strong and rebuilds you after a workout. But you had to make it all about that perfect low-carb lifestyle. Fiber is great. It helps you poop good. But you had to make it about suppressing hunger and ignoring base needs for the sake of superficial body composition. Low-sugar is great (for some people). But instead of reaching out towards those people and the medical benefits they could find, you had to make it about how sugar is evil and makes me fat. Fuck you.

I’ve even managed to convince myself your protein bars taste good. Maybe I’d feel otherwise if you hadn’t worked so hard to condition me into equating that taste with perfection and guiltlessness. I deserve to eat whatever food my body wants or needs to carry me through life. Eating something with carbs or sugar will not make me “dirty” or a “cheat”. This culture’s relationship with food is in a horrific place already and we do not need this disordered bullshit steamrolling us with the false illusion of healthy “perfection”.

Quest Bar, you will never get another dollar from me. You a two-faced bitch perched atop the wall of diet culture and I am done with you.

Posted on July 28 with 265 notes at 3:12 pm
Butterfly

Targets: hips and lower back

Sit on the ground, bend your knees, and bring the soles of your feet together. Fold forward to increase the intensity, and hold for 30 seconds.

Butterfly

Targets: hips and lower back

Sit on the ground, bend your knees, and bring the soles of your feet together. Fold forward to increase the intensity, and hold for 30 seconds.

(Source: fitsugar.com)

Posted on July 27 with 36 notes at 7:01 pm
Click here for the full size image from Women’s Health.

Click here for the full size image from Women’s Health.

Posted on July 27 with 101 notes at 5:01 pm