crossfitters:

Nicole Zapoli by Tim Tadder Photography

"Why do we hold our breath when we lift heavy objects?"

It’s to brace/strengthen your core. Your body is “smart” enough to realize you’re about to put a lot of strain on your lower spine, so it forces you to contract all the muscles in the area to bolster it. This is why a belt helps deadlifts or squats, it gives something for those muscles to push against, further protecting the spine.

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Progress Status

Ugh, after my 45 mile Staten Island Bike Tour last Sunday I went into bum/out of control mode. I went to the gym on Tuesday and that was all. I’ve been eating like crazy and eating just crappy things, as well as hardly drinking water.

Also, I weighed myself because I felt a little slower and I came in at 252.8 from 244.6 last week. 8lbs gained! Ugh. I need to get back on track and lose what I was on track to lose. Sigh. This sucks but I will fight it.

k-lionheart:

themaidenofthetree:

I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.

This is groundbreaking

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guy:

being cremated is my last hope of getting a hot, smoking body

(Source: guy, via a-greek-goddess)

thelovenotebook:

Good Vibes HERE
"Eating crappy food isn’t a reward - it’s a punishment."

— Drew Carey (via motiveweight)

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aa25:

Finally! #tourdestatenisland #bikeride #nyc #biking #Blackwind #epicride #cannondale #supersix105 #letsdoit #me #personal #life #status #report #progress #report #tiredasfuck

So I did this on Sunday, April 13th,2014! I have to say I was surprised that I ended up doing the longer route but proud that I did. This is the longest I’ve ever rode!

aa25:

Finally! #tourdestatenisland #bikeride #nyc #biking #Blackwind #epicride #cannondale #supersix105 #letsdoit #me #personal #life #status #report #progress #report #tiredasfuck

So I did this on Sunday, April 13th,2014! I have to say I was surprised that I ended up doing the longer route but proud that I did. This is the longest I’ve ever rode!

crossfitters:

Beauty and Sexy Fit. Giannina Mora.