The Founders of Black Girls Workout Too, talk about the importance of fitness to the black community.
Here is a real deal story on what happens after you lose a tremendous amount of weight and is left with a huge amount of loose skin. Kudos to this dude for being brave enough to talk about this subject.
“Obviously this is not ideal,” Glaude says. “What I would have wanted after losing 160 pounds … is the perfect body, right? But that’s not the case, and that’s okay. You should never let loose skin or anything else stop you from going for your dreams. My dreams are to be really happy in my skin. And I am, loose skin and all.”
This motivating story was picked up quickly by r/Fitness, where feedback was all positive for Glaude. From kudos on the weight loss, to acknowledgment of his courage, to flat-out propositioning and flirtation, yesterday was a good day for Glaude. And with the way he’s inspired us, we hope his journey is yielding constant happiness and this experience is a breakthrough for his confidence.
I still say drink 8 glasses of water. After that they are pretty much dead-on with these. I can’t tell you how many countless people with huge guts I see burning themselves out doing ab exercises, like the fat is gonna miraculously disappear from their stomach. Diet is first, exercise second.
He looks like he has more work done then she has. He most likely can’t lift anything remotely heavy. His fake abs give it all away.
PLASTIC surgeon David Matlock has created ideal bodies for himself and his wife – enabling them to compete as BODYBUILDERS. David and Veronica, 38, gained their perfect male and female physiques through a grueling diet, fitness regime, and body-sculpting procedures. But when the couple first met David was immediately smitten with the beautiful brunette, and suggested she have a “Wonder Woman Makeover,” involving liposuction of the chin, arms, and legs, and a Brazilian butt lift. He’s been helping her to enhance her figure ever since.
Check out the trailer for the 2012 Tough Mudder for all you fitness addicts out there who are ready to test their strength.
Well it is the beginning of the year where people rush out and get gym memberships in a quest to fulfill their New Year resolutions to be fit. Having started last July, I understand the daunting task of getting into a regular workout program and actually staying on it. It is not an easy thing to do and takes focus and effort in order to achieve significant results.
The one thing the masses of people in your local gym don’t do is come with a plan. They usually just show up and use the “shiny” machines and began to misuse worthless equipment and convince themselves they are working out. For those of you who are determined to get in shape and want some education on Fitness, I beg you to read this article “Everything You Know About Fitness is a Lie” which is no less than incredible, because it gives you the ins and outs of working out and exposes the gyms as not really wanting you to get fit at all. Props to Daniel Duane for such and in depth article:
via Mens Journal
I hate the gym. At least, I hate “the gym” as imagined by the modern American health club: the mindless repetitions on the weight machines, halfhearted crunches, daytime TV during the treadmill. Such a sad, unimaginative excuse for a life, when I could be out rock-climbing, surfing, or, hell, even just scrubbing the bathroom floor. But I love working out the way I’ve come to understand it, and two big discoveries made all the difference.
First, I realized that we all live in a kind of Fitness Fog, a miasma of lies and misinformation that we mistake for common sense, and that makes most of our gym time a complete waste. Second, and by far the bigger news, I finally figured out what gyms good for and exactly how a man can use them to make himself healthy and fit in the truest sense: strong, capable, and durable in the long-lasting way that doesn’t just ward off chronic disease but actually lets a 35-year-old desk drone carry both of his laughing children up a mountain, simultaneously, and take on serious skiing at age 40, trusting his knees to bend deep and firm.
Muscle withers away if you’re not constantly building it, and muscle withers faster as a man ages. Fading muscle mass gives way to fat gain, stiff joints, stumbling-old-man balance, and a serious drop-off in weekend fun, not to mention self-esteem. But if you fight back right, it can all go the other way. And this means getting strong. The bottom line is that not only can lifting weights do as much for your heart health as cardio workouts, but it also provides you with a lean-muscle coat of armor against life’s inevitable blows — the way it did for my own father, who broke his back in a climbing accident at age 69, spent months in bed, and recovered strong only because he’d been lifting for 35 years.