October 29, 2013
fit-heaven:

Best Websites for Yoga:
Yoga Sequence Builder (Choose your level and favourite poses, and then put together your own sequence!)
Free Online Classes (Choose your instructor, level and intensity and then download or stream your class online for free!)
My Online Yoga (Create your own account to get access to tons of yoga resources on your computer, tablet, phone or tv.)
Yogasana (Choose anywhere from basic to advanced poses from this pose directory and learn about the different types of Asanas.)
Yoga Vidya (Full length sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced students all for free on youtube.)
Asana for Health (Choose yoga poses/sequences based on whatever you are dealing with, be it depression, asthma or obesity. Over 10 different health problems addressed!)
Yoga for Flexibility:
Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner Yoga with Tara Stiles
YOGAmazing for Flexibility
Morning Yoga for Flexibility 
A 30-Minute Class for the Hips, Hamstrings and Lower Back with David Procushyn 
Flexibility Flow Routine | Advance Yoga With Tara Stiles 
Yoga for Weight Loss: 
Weight Loss Yoga for Beginners
Weight Loss Yoga Challenge for Beginners
40 Minute Fat Burning Yoga Workout!
20 Minute Weight Loss & Fatburning Yoga Workout!
Tara Stiles: Yoga Weight Loss & Balance Workout
Power Yoga For Weight Loss
Yoga for Back Pain:
How To Yoga Stretches for Low Back Pain
10 Minute Yoga Back Stretches for Pain
Yoga For Back Pain Relief “Decompress: Eliminate Excess” (open level)
Lower Back Pain Relief Yoga Routine (intermediate level)
Yoga for Relaxation: 
Yoga for Relaxation with Ashley Sky Litecky
20 Minute Yoga Class: Relaxation
Yoga to Make You Happy, Relaxing Beginner’s Routine
Yoga for Complete Beginners (20 minutes) 
How To:
How To Go To A Yoga Class (An article for those of you who want to try yoga classes but are a bit tentative/nervous to try it out!)

fit-heaven:

Best Websites for Yoga:

Yoga Sequence Builder (Choose your level and favourite poses, and then put together your own sequence!)

Free Online Classes (Choose your instructor, level and intensity and then download or stream your class online for free!)

My Online Yoga (Create your own account to get access to tons of yoga resources on your computer, tablet, phone or tv.)

Yogasana (Choose anywhere from basic to advanced poses from this pose directory and learn about the different types of Asanas.)

Yoga Vidya (Full length sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced students all for free on youtube.)

Asana for Health (Choose yoga poses/sequences based on whatever you are dealing with, be it depression, asthma or obesity. Over 10 different health problems addressed!)


Yoga for Flexibility:

Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner Yoga with Tara Stiles

YOGAmazing for Flexibility

Morning Yoga for Flexibility 

A 30-Minute Class for the Hips, Hamstrings and Lower Back with David Procushyn 

Flexibility Flow Routine | Advance Yoga With Tara Stiles 


Yoga for Weight Loss: 

Weight Loss Yoga for Beginners

Weight Loss Yoga Challenge for Beginners

40 Minute Fat Burning Yoga Workout!

20 Minute Weight Loss & Fatburning Yoga Workout!

Tara Stiles: Yoga Weight Loss & Balance Workout

Power Yoga For Weight Loss


Yoga for Back Pain:

How To Yoga Stretches for Low Back Pain

10 Minute Yoga Back Stretches for Pain

Yoga For Back Pain Relief “Decompress: Eliminate Excess” (open level)

Lower Back Pain Relief Yoga Routine (intermediate level)


Yoga for Relaxation: 

Yoga for Relaxation with Ashley Sky Litecky

20 Minute Yoga Class: Relaxation

Yoga to Make You Happy, Relaxing Beginner’s Routine

Yoga for Complete Beginners (20 minutes) 


How To:

How To Go To A Yoga Class (An article for those of you who want to try yoga classes but are a bit tentative/nervous to try it out!)

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September 28, 2013
chicagofitfreak:

Yes indeed.

chicagofitfreak:

Yes indeed.

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August 23, 2013

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August 23, 2013

I use Young Justice as legitimate motivation to work out…Because who doesn’t want arms like Artemis or the speed of Wally West? I know I sure do…

August 21, 2013

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August 18, 2013
The Five Dimensions of Fitness

the-exercist:

With all the talk of diet vs exercise, it’s all too easy to forget that fitness is a multi-facted concept. It cannot be split up so neatly and easily.

In reality, physical fitness has (at least!) five different dimensions that each need attention:

  • Muscular Strength Building
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Cardiovascular Exercise
  • Coordination

Muscular Strength Building - This covers everything from the ability to carry heavy objects to simply being able to sit up on your own. It determines the amount of force that your muscles can exert before becoming damaged. In the world of fitness, muscle strength is often correlated with muscle mass. As we get stronger and are capable of dealing with greater weights, we increase our muscle mass and grow in size.

Muscular Endurance - This aspect is closely related to cardiovascular endurance. It shows how our muscles are capable of withstanding continuous activity. Endurance is what allows us to balance our daily routine while still having enough energy left over for recreational activities, as well as the occasional emergency situation. Without it, we become burnt out and unable to move for more than short bursts of time.

Flexibility - Can you touch your toes without bent knees? Do a split? Raise your arms over your head? The efficiency and mobility of our joints has a huge effect on our daily lives. Simple flexibility can improve our balance, posture and basic motility. If you want to run or deadlift, then you better be able to get your limbs into the proper stances.

Cardiovascular Exercise - Cardio is what happens when we consciously raise our heart rate for prolonged periods of time. Anyone who is even remotely interested in working out has been exposed to exercises like running, jumping jacks and cycling. Regular cardio helps to strengthen our hearts, improve the efficiency of our circulatory system, burn energy, increase lung capacity and help maintain the body’s metabolism. 

Coordination - This is the ability to combine multiple unique movements into one manageable and controlled motion. Coordination allows your body to act as a system, as opposed to a set of arms that each act independently of your hips and feet and shoulders, etc. Play any sport that involves a ball and you’ll quickly learn how important coordination is to your success. Even simple activities such as running require us to not only maintain a pattern of foot maneuvers, but perfectly time that with our posture and arm movements. Without coordination, the other elements of fitness are not possible.

Now, not everyone concentrates on each of these elements equally. A beginning yogi may focus their efforts primarily on flexibility while a marathon runner will concentrate on cardio and muscular endurance. And that’s fine - How you apply this information to your workout routine is entirely going to depend upon your needs and future goals.

But in order to improve physical fitness overall, each of these elements must be touched upon. What good is muscular strength if you don’t have the coordination to actually lift anything? How can you build upon your muscular endurance if your cardiovascular system is weak? Never forget that “fitness” is a balancing act: When you completely throw out one element in order to solely focus upon another, you’re only shooting yourself in the foot. 

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August 13, 2013

Early morning gym sesh followed by a mild jog. Currently chilling in the kitchen snacking on my lychees. Get on that health grind.

August 13, 2013
findinghealthyhappiness:

fitbeliever:

FITNESS YOUTUBE CHANNELS

There are literally thousands of fitness videos on youtube, but how do you find the right ones? Sometimes if you just type in “ab workout”, you can get some…pretty strange results. So, if you’d like some trusty channels to subscribe to for workout videos, nutrition and wellness information, and more, check out the following!

For Fitness and Nutrition Tips:
123 Be Healthy
American Council on Exercise
Funeral For My Fat
The Lean Machines
Lean Secrets
Michael Kory Fitness
Nicole M. Wilkins
Omar Isuf
PopSugar Fitness
Precise Nutrition
SarahFit TV
Scott Herman Fitness
Tara Stiles
Zumba Fitness
For Workouts:
Amanda Russell
BeFIT
Blogilates
Bootcamp: MC
Bodyrock
eHow Fitness
Fitness Blender
Gym Virtual
LauraLondon
Livestrong Woman
RidgeLine Fitness
SparkPeople
Tone It Up
»These are just my personal favorites. Feel free to add more of your own!

RealFitTV - my all time fav. she does workouts (strength, HIIT, and kickboxing) and has awesome tips.

findinghealthyhappiness:

fitbeliever:

FITNESS YOUTUBE CHANNELS

There are literally thousands of fitness videos on youtube, but how do you find the right ones? Sometimes if you just type in “ab workout”, you can get some…pretty strange results. So, if you’d like some trusty channels to subscribe to for workout videos, nutrition and wellness information, and more, check out the following!

For Fitness and Nutrition Tips:

For Workouts:

»These are just my personal favorites. Feel free to add more of your own!

RealFitTV - my all time fav. she does workouts (strength, HIIT, and kickboxing) and has awesome tips.

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August 11, 2013

My legs are so sore. That’s what you get Maria. Leg day. That’s what you get.

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June 10, 2013
fightingfatforfit:

perfect form deadlift 

fightingfatforfit:

perfect form deadlift 

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