Nike’s Big Butt Campaign | The Atlantic Wire

Get your butt in shape but spot the giveaway mistake

You’ve got to love Nike for this one. Coming from a guy who can not only appreciate the strength and power associated with strong glutes and also the aesthetic benefits as well, I have to say Nike is doing the world some good. Running, jumping and generally being stronger and more stable has a lot to do with glute strength. For women it’s especially important to have strong glutes to keep the knees in alignment during activity. The glutes are also one of the largest muscles in the body. The simple fact that in so many people the glutes are inactive makes me shake my head. All that fat burning potential wasting away. Well it took Nike 20 years but they’re finally gaining appreciation for Sir Mix-A-Lot.

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Nike’s Big Butt Campaign | The Atlantic Wire.

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Funny Fitness Fridays: Laugh & Lose Weight While You Shake that S***

With all this talk of stress and emotions affecting your ability to lose weight, we thought it necessary at Active Lifestyle to add a little laughter to your life. Did you know that according to stress.about.com:

A hearty guffaw will burn more calories than a nervous titter, but researchers at Vanderbilt University found adults burn an average of 1.3 calories per minute while laughing with their friends.  That’s about the same number of calories you burn while taking notes in a classroom or standing and talking on the phone.  But laughter has other benefits besides burning calories, including relief of emotional stress and a  workout for the muscles of the diaphragm, abdomen, back, and shoulders.  Read about the benefits of laughter from the Guide to Stress Management at About.com.

Now enjoy a little bit of a laugh while you Shake That S***

Top 5 Fat Blasting Exercises (with a Thai twist)

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Exercise doesn’t have to be boring. It doesn’t have to include weights although it should if you plan to build a strong and shapely body. In order to burn body fat the exercises you choose should be full body and/or include the larger muscle groups. Check out my top five fat blasting exercises for August.

5. Mountain Climbers- be sure to keep the back in a neutral spine position. In the video the spine is not neutral.

4. Squat Jump you want to tone those legs and tighten those gluts as well as add some shape then these are essential.

3. Plyometric Split Squat – be sure the knee does not go forward over the toes and that you land through the center of the front foot.

2. Burpee – Burpees are high intensity and require a full body explosive movement. If you’re looking to melt away some body fat his exercise is a must.

1. Squat & Press – despite the annoying music in the background this would be a squat & press. I decided to incorporate this particular VDO because we’re in Thailand and I just had to put a local twist on this article. It’s not often you see a woman in Thailand lifting like this and it shows that heavy weights are nothing to fear. If you want to lose body fat and tone then it’s a must!

Rich’s Training Log 1

This week I’m setting out to work on my overall strength. Sometimes you have to sacrifice one thing for another and when training for strength you have to set aside the idea of fat lossand not even consider weight. As long as you’re eating healthy any weight you add will probably be good lean weight during this type of phase. Sometimes people don’t have the patience for actual strength training, but if you’ve ever trained for strength you know that you have to allow decent rest periods.

Some personal trainers will constantly keep you on the go, preaching weight loss, fat loss and the only way to get the results that you want is through high intensity training, but the body needs to go through multiple phases in order to achieve good results. As I mentioned in my article about whole grains, cycles in nature required humans to eat a certain way during certain times of year. On the same token, the body must go through cycles or phases not only to keep it off balance and constantly guessing, but also to keep it growing and stimulated in different ways. Read more of this post

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