As I sit and read through random tumblr post with my 11 month old daughter playing at my feet I read a post of a young girl that is only 14 years old. She goes on how she wants thinner this and thinner that and wishes she had the assets of some actress/model. If she could only come to the reality that you have what you have and you can only make what you have better. It’s not bad to idolize but it becomes an issue when you what to trade your parts for someone else’s like there parts from a car. I guess me seeing young girls like this strikes a nerve with me because I have a baby girl of my own. if your 12-15 years of age your concern really shouldn’t be your legs, your stomach your chest so on and so on. You haven’t even matured in a way that worrying what you look like matters. Your still growing don’t try and speed the process slow down! There are to many other important things that should be occupying your concerns other than the definition of your body. Eat healthy get plenty of activity & sleep so when you do reach full maturity your satisfied with the amount of life you have in you from living a healthy lifestyle no matter how anything turns out. All of this just hit me off the top of my head after reading what I read everyone stay happy be healthy and shoot for longevity in what ever you do. And to every young girl out there your beautiful stop acting as if there is some type of daily reminder telling you, you’re not.
Hey, I follow you. My blog is dietmunchies. I saw an anon posting about losing 100 lbs, and aiming for 130ish lbs. I started at 235, and I'm aiming for 130. I've already lost 56 of it, so if they want some tips from someone in the middle of doing what they're trying to do, send them my way. I always love telling people who are starting out what I wish I was told when I first started :P
absolutely I will do that and congratulations on the weight loss keep it going!
i wanna lose 90-100 pounds. i'm female 22 and about 5 feet tall. i know cardio is the best way to. so if i jog/powerwalk/run twice a day will that help get the fat off a little faster?215 now try to be at 125-130pound. i will also be doing toning and strength exercise to 3 times a week.
Sounds perfect you have the right idea. It’s a tough road to travel but I believe you’re capable.
Just wanted to brag. Squatted 130 today ( I weigh 114 and last week I was squatting 100 even) Being careful and making steady gains is good but some days you have to go beast mode on them weights. ~JenY
Here's my question to you: I've calculated my BMR (1501 cal) and multiplied it by the number given to my in the harris benedict equation (hard exercise 6-7 days a week - 1.725) to give me a grand total of 2,589 cal/day. I'm a girl, who's trying to lose fat, and I've stalled - and actually started to gain weight back :/ I was aiming for 1800 - 2000 cal/day with exercise, but now I'm starting to wonder if I need to eat more... thoughts?
If your trying to lose fat a caloric deficit is what you need to aim for. Now this deficit is something you will do on and off on the days you choose it’s not made to be done all day everyday. You also might want to come off the diet for a day or two then go back at it to jump start the fat loss process again. If your looking for more in-depth explanation I posted a link a few post before explaining 20 nutritional tips. I hope it’s useful to you.
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Honestly I feel nothing is better than old fashion push ups and dips that’s what I do. My bench press has gone up in poundage solely off of push ups. Not only that, what these compound body weight exercises build and make stronger are your weight baring and loading joints.
I'm 4 foot 11 inches and I'm 19 years old and I weigh 110. Im trying to tone my self and the hardest part is my stomach. I noticed you said that what your eating makes a difference and that there is a laying of fat over the abs. I'm doing ab work out and Im eating healthy, is that really it? Doesn't working on your stomach help alot too though? I do one hour cardio I work on my back and arms and then I half hour on my stomach.. Any thing else?
yes diet and exercise go hand in hand but with ab work I’m not saying is bad to do , its not how you get them to show.Only thing ab work outs do is strengthen your core by thickening the abdominal wall. You have to find the right diet for you that will compliment what you want to achieve a nice way to get shredded thru diet and exercise and still get toned is doing HIIT (High Intensity Inverval Training). You can do HIIT using body weight or do it in your cardio routine. I even do HIIT its what helped and still helping me shed the pounds.
If you decide to use training tools or accessories during a heavy lifting session, make sure to use them properly. Too often, athletes show up at the weight room and try to use as many pieces of equipment as possible, when they really should focus on how much weight they can move while still keeping good form.
One way to gear up properly and still focus on form is by using Harbinger Red Line Knee Wraps. Harbinger’s wraps are made of competition-grade elastic that allow proper knee position during weight lifting. The new color offering of black and red resulted from athletes requesting something more interesting than standard white wraps.
Avoid a rookie mistake: don’t use them for every single set of lifting. Limit them to your last (and typically heaviest) set. Wrapping your knee provides additional support and increased stability on this crucial lift. You may even lift more weight. Just make sure to warm up and do a few work sets without the wraps, so you train the smaller, stabilizing muscles as well as the bigger groups.
If you’re a weight room monster gravitating toward training more than team sports, give knee wraps a try on your heaviest sets of Squats. You might end up a powerlifter one day.
Incorporating the MELT Method Into a Regenerative Workout
The MELT method MELT stands for myofascial energetic lengthening technique. It is a self-treatment method created by manual therapist Sue Hitzmann. When used correctly, it helps prevent injury, increases circulation throughout the muscles and facilitates faster recovery after intense workouts. Essentially, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones and organs gets lengthened to restore movement and prevent muscle breakdown.
Benefits of using MELT MELT can be performed by anyone. Athletes benefit tremendously, since it improves posture and flexibility, enhances workouts and reduces pain and risk of injury. After performing the MELT technique, you will immediately feel improvements in mobility and overall well-being. The MELT method can even improve sleep and digestion.
Incorporating the Techniques of MELT The MELT method employs a soft foam roller or hand and foot balls, depending on the area of focus. MELT should be done before a workout session to release tension and hydrate tissue, so your joints can move through their full range of motion and you can perform at your highest level. MELT can also be performed after workouts to ease joint pain and improve recovery.
You can incorporate many different MELT exercises into your training routine. Start with one of my favorites (below) to improve posture and reduce low back pain, which can develop from training and heavy weight lifting.
MELT for Low Back
Lie on foam roller with legs together and tailbone resting directly on roller
Slowly roll back and forth over low back and tailbone
Bring knees toward chest and place hands on knees with arms straight
Push against knees with arms; notice tension in mid-section
Place one leg on floor and bring other knee to chest
Simultaneously pull knee to chest and press opposite leg against floor
Switch sides and repeat
After the exercise, remove the foam roller, lie on the floor and notice the curve of your low back; the space between your low back and the floor will be reduced.
Question about stretch marks. When i first started training i was trying to put on a lot of mass before i started to lean out but i got some really rad stretch marks. Anything you could recommend to deal with them either lightening them and prevention of new ones?
Stretch marks are a bitch and they look even worse on those with fair skin, I even have a few myself but nothing to bad. All I can honestly say is let what ever takes place take place lean out get shredded and see what happens. It takes up to 2 years for skin to completely tighten up after being stretched out.
Have you ever seen a woman who's developed a ' kangaroo pouch ' actually tone and lose it without the dreaded tummy tuck. I really hope you know what I mean. (the excess roll of fat some women get on lower abd after weight gain or kids. Not a little untone chub. I mean fat roll) :( If so please tell me they have before and after pics. I need motivation and the courage to do this. Everywhere I google all I find is surgery. I want to do this, ME!
I know a few working at it and the bad thing isn’t the fat but the skin is the real worry. But I will see if i can find some before and afters to post for you.