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Pistol Squats - Seemingly Simple Exercises that Transform Your Body and Burn Fat Fast

Pistol Squats - Seemingly Simple Exercises that Transform Your Body and Burn Fat Fast
One-legged squats don't seem very tricky—after all, you did manage to pick up that cotton ball you dropped without putting your newly pedicured foot on the floor—but squatting on one leg seriously challenges your balance. It also activates your core and just about every other muscle in your lower body, including your glutes, hamstrings, and calves. Try it: Stand holding your arms straight out in front of your body and raise your right leg off the floor. Push your hips back and lower your body as far as you can. Pause, then push your body back to the starting position. Tip: Modify this move by using a resistance band or do them in front of chair or weight bench in case you lose your balance or get stuck (It happens). You can use your keyboard to see the next slide ( ← previous, → next) Promo Subtitle Image Alt Text 25 Most Deceiving Exercises (They Tone More than You Think!) Title Text Media Folder: Media Root By Charlotte Andersen 44009 shared this Related:  Fitness

Fitness Advice, Workout Videos, Health & Fitness | Bodyrock.tv Hi BodyRockers, Today Freddy and I are starting to pack for our move and we are crazy busy. With everything that we have to do today, I didn’t have time for a full workout, but don’t worry because I put together this savage little 6 minute full body routine that will rock you out. I think that it is always better to do something than to skip your training completely, and this workout may come in a small package, but as you can see in the video, if you are pushing it at your max effort – full throttle – you won’t have anything left after 6 minutes. This is a perfect solution if you find yourself really busy and pressed for time – and you can also extend the torture by doing this 2 times back to back. Freddy & I will be back this weekend with new BodyRockers, a new diet challenge and possibly a life post if we actually do anything interesting besides packing! Enjoy your training! Zuzana & Freddy Get your gear for this workout here: Interval TimerGet your equipment here Instructions: Jump Squat

Perfect Mac-n-Cheese « My Cooking Quest November 13, 2008 by joejhorn A few weeks ago I started a quest for some good mac and cheese. Nancy makes a killer mac-n-cheese but I wanted my own. I’m sure I frustrate the crap out of Nancy sometimes because I’m always looking for something better when it comes to food and recipes. Now mind you , this mac-n-cheese is not Bobby Flay mac-n-cheese with some crazy-sexy ingredients, but it is really, really good! I would make it for any of my friends and be proud. My first attempt was with a Jamie Oliver version that didn’t include a bechamel sauce but instead called for mixing the cooked pasta with the cheese and then baking it. The second version, I made a few nights ago for my best bud Chad, Nancy and the boys. Chad is up from San Francisco and has been visiting for the past week. Last night was particularly funny though since you can customize your player characters. Well back to the mac-n-cheese. Perfect Mac-n-Cheese (serves 4 as a side dish) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Like this:

How to: 15 minute ab work out Banish belly fat Melt your muffin top and fight belly fat with our 15-minute flat-abs workout By Diane Hart Is your belly more rippled than ripped? Flat abs diamond leg crunch Lie on your back, with your hands behind your head for support. TIP: Keep your elbows back as you crunch; you shouldn’t see them move forward. Flat abs arm/leg lift Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor and arms extended over your head on the floor. Flat abs ball pass Lie on your back holding a stability ball or pillow over your head, knees bent and feet flat on the floor. TIP: Keep movement slow and controlled, while keeping your spine close to the floor. Flat abs scissors 1. Flat abs bicycle Lie on your back, legs extended on the floor, with your hands behind your head for support. TIP: To make it more challenging, keep legs off the ground throughout reps. Flat abs reverse curl Lie on your back, arms at sides. Flat abs superman Flat abs tummy twist Bonus! Bonus!

Why women think they are fat: brain 'thinks body is two thirds bigger than it is' - Health & Beauty, Lifestyle Heidi Blake – 15 June 2010 10:23 AM Scientists have discovered that the body image a person projects in their own brain is “massively distorted” and can be up to two thirds wider than it is in reality. The brain’s own “body model” is also around a third shorter than the body actually is, according to the study at University College London. Researchers believe the findings could explain why slim women look in the mirror and see themselves as fat. They may also help explain the cause of some eating disorders. The effect could be more pronounced in women as they tend to be more sensitive to the appearance of particular parts of their bodies, the researchers believe. Dr Michael Longo, the neuroscientist who led the research, said: “These findings may well be relevant to psychiatric conditions involving body image such as anorexia, as there may be a general bias towards perceiving the body to be wider than it is.” © Telegraph.co.uk Read More

Unfettered F-U-N . . . Rainbow Jelly Shooter! Rainbow Jelly Shooter Its been a whirlwind at the test kitchen. The book is progressing (crossing fingers that it is going to press in early December!) So, when the weekend rolled around, rather than trolling cocktail books for jelly shot inspiration, we decided it was high time for a bit of unfettered f-u-n . . . I love the "rainbow" gelatin technique - borrowed from the popular recipe for kids' finger gelatin. Cheers, Michelle Rainbow Jelly Shooter Suggested pan: 9" x 13" cake pan, or molds Yield: about 45 jelly shots Garnish: Maraschino cherries, if desired If flexible silicon molds are used, prepare the molds with a quick spray or wipe of vegetable oil, then wipe the molds clean with a clean paper towel. Red Layer 1 cup water2 envelopes Knox gelatin1 box 3 oz box cherry or strawberry gelatin dessert1 cup flavored vodka (we recommend Hangar One, Buddha's Hand citrus infused vodka, but your favorite will work just fine!) Pour water in small saucepan, sprinkle with Knox gelatin. Yellow Layer

4 Great Core Exercises To Help Flatten Your Abs & Don't Eat Dirt - StumbleUpon Everyone wants flatter abs, and a lot of people try to “spot reduce” by doing ab exercises to try to get them. The problem is, you aren’t going to lose fat from your midsection by doing 1,000 crunches. It’s just not going to happen. What I like to do instead is Core Exercises. You see, you need to achieve overall fat loss before you will see the results you want around your abs. In order to do this, you need more complete workouts. 7 Reasons Core Exercises are good for your personal training routine: Core exercises improve your balance and stabilityCore exercises don’t require specialized bulky equipmentCore exercises can help tone your absStronger core muscles make it easier to do almost all other physical activitiesCore exercises can be done at your own paceCore exercises can be done from the comfort of your own homeCore exercises can help you reach plenty of your other fitness goals Now it’s time for the workout. Breathe freely and deeply during each exercise. Like this: Like Loading...

The Best Way To Burn Belly Fat | FoxNews.com The best type of exercise to burn unhealthy belly fat is aerobic exercise, according to a new study. The results showed that people who did aerobics for eight months lost about 2.5 square inches of belly fat, as measured on a CT scan. That's about 1.5 times as much as people who did a combination of aerobic exercise and weight lifting, and about 20 times as much as those who only lifted weights. "Resistance training is great for improving strength and increasing lean body mass," said study researcher Cris Slentz, an exercise physiologist at Duke University. But aerobic exercise is better for losing belly fat because it burns more calories, he said. The study found that people who did both aerobic exercise and resistance training did not see further improvements to their health — in terms of liver fat, insulin resistance and other measures — beyond those who did only aerobic exercise. The truth about belly fat Belly fat, which scientists call visceral fat, isn't what causes muffin top.

Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich Earlier on in the week, when I made the spinach, or spanakopita pesto pasta I made sure to keep some of the pesto left over for something new. I had come across the idea of using a pesto in a grilled cheese sandwich and it was the perfect time to try one. I have been experimenting with grilled cheese sandwiches for a while now. It all started when I first tried adding some jam to one then I moved on to chutneys and now it was time to try a pesto grilled cheese sandwich. Since the spinach pesto had some Greek flavours going on I decided to use a Greek cheese, graviera, in the sandwich. The spinach pesto sandwich with graviera was amazing! Get ALL 8 Closet Cooking eCookbooks in a bundle for 40% off! Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 1 A tasty spinach pesto smothered in ooey gooey melted cheese and wrapped in buttery golden brown grilled bread. ingredients directions

untitled By: Adam Campbell, M.S., C.S.C.S. Want a fat-burning workout that fits your life? Then check out this routine that uses moves from The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises. You can do it almost anywhere, and you can do it fast—yet you’ll be amazed at how quickly it gets your heart-pumping. All you need is just one pair of light dumbbells—5 or 10 pounders! The best part: You can tailor the routine to fit your schedule. Make this your best year yet with this body-transforming workout! Directions: The workout is simple: There are 5 exercises. One note: This workout is made for light weights. Beginners: You may need to start out a little easier. Fitness buffs: If you want to make the routine harder, just increase the amount of the 60-second station that you spend working, and decrease the amount that you rest. For even more novel fat-burning moves, check out The Best New Exercises for Women. Bonus: Get outside with these backyard workout ideas! Photo Credit: Thinkstock Step 1 Step 2 Photo Credit:

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