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Thinner thighs: 6 Moves to leaner legs

Thinner thighs: 6 Moves to leaner legs
The Figure Method For Thinner Thighs Oh, those elusive thin thighs! What we all wouldn't do to have them! Cindy Sites, founder of The Figure Method and owner of Go Figure Fitness Studios, says it’s time to put away the Spanx and put her six best thigh-thinning moves into practice. Go Figure Cindy Sites has heard request after request from her clients looking for long, lean dancer's legs. The secret to thinner thighs Get off the abductor and adductor machines and use your own body weight to achieve leaner legs. "I view thighs from three directions: front (quadriceps), rear (hamstrings) and outer (gluteus minimus -- that pretty little hollow in the outer seat area)," says the fitness expert. 6 Moves to thinner thighs Forward leg lift This move, a variation on the ballet battement, tones quadriceps (front of the upper leg) and adductors, which make up the inner thigh area and are one of the weakest muscle groups in a woman's body. Reverse leg lift (also known as ballet arabesque) Runner's lunge

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10 Moves for a Flat Stomach This move targets the lower portion of the abdominal wall (AKA the dreaded ‘pooch’ area). How to do it: Start lying on your back, bend your knees into your chest, point your toes together, and open knees out to the sides, keeping toes touching. Extend both arms overhead on either side of your ears, palms facing up. Bonus tip: Think of engaging your pelvic floor muscles (the ones you use to stop the flow of urine) while you lift your hips off the floor. You can use your keyboard to see the next slide ( ← previous, → next) Get flat abs fast with this routine from SHAPE’s <em>Pink Power: Flat Abs 5 Ways</em> DVD Promo Subtitle Image Alt Text 10 Moves for a Flat Stomach Title Text Media Root By Jessica Smith

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Running Recovery Extreme: How to Recover from Hard Workouts Wouldn’t you like to run hard workouts and long runs and be able to recover well for the next day? Now you can. I’m going to share my recovery routine that helps me bounce back from marathon prep workouts and hard speed sessions. It combines nutrition, dynamic exercises, and sleep techniques to help you recover fast. Running Recovery is Paramount to Performing at Your Best It’s important to understand why you get sore after a hard run and why this is a good thing. The key is to learn how to properly recover from long runs and hard workouts. The problem is that a lot of runners don’t take simple measures to recover as much as possible from their running. Injuries were common when I was in college and not only for myself. The purpose of a recovery routine is to allow your body to start the healing process immediately. After your body has time to adapt to the stress of that workout, it super-compensates for the extra stress you put it through and gets stronger. Focus on Long Run Recovery

THE SUN WAS HIGH: DIY // Galaxy Jeans I don't want to enter in a "I liked galaxies before it was cool to like them" monologue, but I've always been obsessed with outer space! My brother and I used to visit the local library and borrow tons of books about galaxies, spaceships and planets. The obsession stuck and now, even my design portfolio is filled with space-inspired pieces. There is something so fascinating and mysterious about coloured clouds, planets and stars... Galaxy print clothes have gained phenomenal popularity over the last three years, but oddly enough, they never made it to the racks of affordable chain stores. You'll need: - A pair of black jeans. - A spray bottle filled with two parts bleach (javel) and one part cold water - Some acrylic paints. - An old toothbrush - A sponge - Little containers/plates to mix the paint WARNING: As you can see, the pictures show both sides of the jeans. HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DIY JEANS: As long as you are careful while washing them, the paint should not come off. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Preparing for the Long Run Definition and Purposes of the Long Run For the purposes of this discussion, the distance of a long run is considered to be 10 miles or longer as well as runs that last over 90 minutes. It should be run approximately one minute slower than the pace you plan to run during the marathon or stated another way, one to 1-1/2 minutes per mile slower than your present 10K race pace. The long run is the most important component of marathon training because it teaches the body to both mentally and physically tackle the challenges presented in completing the 26.2-mile event. One must also be accustomed to running for very long periods of time, and the mental toughness that develops from completing long training runs pays off handsome dividends during the actual marathon. The long run also provides an excellent opportunity to experiment with a variety of issues and concerns (e.g., shoes, nutrition, pacing, etc.). Benefits of the Long Run Provides the necessary endurance to complete the marathon. Rest

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The Ultimate Ultramarathon Training Plan DO. NOT. BE. "In South Africa, 14,000 runners each year enter the Comrades Marathon, 54 challenging miles of big rolling hills, and each year about 85 percent of them finish," says George Parrott, ultrarunning vet and director of training for the Buffalo Chips Running Club of Sacramento. Okay, but first, what exactly is an ultramarathon? You're not going to spend most of your waking hours running. Ultra training is not about speed, or even distance, but rather time on your feet. When you start the 16-week schedule below, you must be at the point where you're running 15 to 18 miles for your weekly or every-other-week long run. You'll be doing a bit of long, but not-so-fast interval work to boost muscle strength, stamina, and aerobic capacity. When it comes to running the long stuff, friends make for more fun. 1) Stay flatFind as flat a 50 as you can, and as close to home as possible. 7) Find a rhythmOne popular run/walk pattern is to run 20 minutes, walk five minutes.