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50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere
Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered every part of the body that can get stronger with body resistance alone. Full Body 1. Inchworm Stand up tall with the legs straight, and do like Lil’ Jon and let those fingertips hit the floor. 2. Standing with the knees slightly bent, jump up as high as possible (pretend Jeremy Lin is watching!) 3. Embrace that inner grizzly. 4. Starting on your hands and knees, bring the left foot forward directly under the chest while straightening the right leg. 5. Ready to catch some air? 6. Turn those stairs into a cardio machine—no magic wand necessary. 7. Beginning on all fours with the core engaged, slowly walk the hands forward, staying on the toes but not moving them forward. 8. 9. Nope, we’re (thankfully) not walking the plank. 10. Legs 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

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Your 5-Minute Full Body Stretch Routine By: Jen Mueller, SparkPeople Blogger 8/28/2012 6:00 AM : 14 comments : 40,821 Views I was not blessed with natural flexibility. Unless I stretch on a regular basis, I have no hope of reaching down and touching my toes. My tendency to skip stretching after runs (I know, shame on me) has come back to bite me in the past. I’ve had a few running injuries that could easily have been avoided, had I been stretching on a regular basis. Therefore, this blog is for both you and me. Guide to Common Edible Wild Plants It’s often said that the last thing you need to worry about when in a survival situation is what you’re going to eat. The human body is highly resilient, and can go without food for longer than you think. Shelter and water, on the other hand, are pretty much non-negotiable in order to survive. However, it is possible to familiarize yourself with edible wild plants before you get into a survival situation, in which case you’ll have a good idea of which wild plants you can eat if necessary.

Study Determines This Is the Most Relaxing Song Ever Looking for something to help you relax before bed that doesn't involve popping a pill? You might want to load up your iPod with a song by Manchester band Marconi Union. Sound therapists were able to rate ten of the most relaxing songs, with Marconi Union's 8 minute trance-inducing tune, "Weightless", coming out on top thanks to its continuous rhythm of 60 BPM, an ideal tempo for synchronization with the heart and brainwaves, making it an ideal audio accompaniment for a good night's rest. Listen to it after the jump… Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy notes: The Minimalist Guide to Mobility: Moving Like a Ninja in 5 Minutes or Less Courtesy of N1NJ4 9-5 desk jobs. Epic back and forth commutes that are longer than a Lord of the Rings movie.

Full Body Stretch Exercises Weightlifting, running and long periods of sitting can lead to shortened and tight muscles. This can in turn reduce flexibility and increase the chances of suffering a muscle pull or tear. To keep your muscles lengthened and flexible, perform stretches that target your whole body. 15 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget 1. I wonder how I can keep the family in organic and gluten free food without spending quite as much? -Sadie H. Kristin: The key is that you really don't need to go organic on everything. The Environmental Working group publishes their dirty dozen and clean 15 list yearly. This list provides the foods that you'll want to buy organically as well as 15 you definitely should not.

Teacher Gregory Euclide makes 25-minute whiteboard artworks in his lunch break Beautiful temporary drawings created using ink, erasers and paper towels By Emma Reynolds Published: 11:52 GMT, 3 July 2012 | Updated: 19:15 GMT, 3 July 2012 These are the astonishing masterpieces created by a high school teacher during his 25-minute lunch break - and then simply wiped away. Gregory Euclide began making his ephemeral artworks to show pupils at his school in the Minnesota River Valley what could be achieved in just a short space of time.

Essential 8 Mobility Drills by Michael Boyle Tech note: This article contains videos delivered in Flash. You will need the latest version of the Flash Player (at least version 7) to view them. If you cannot see the videos, please CLICK HERE to download and install the latest player now. Stretch Your Way To A More Muscular Body With This Stretching Routine! Of all aspects of bodybuilding training, stretching is the one part that is most often ignored by the majority of people. It is just one of those things that seems to get pushed off to the side as not that important. You probably say to yourself in the back of your mind "I know I should stretch... blah, blah, blah... but why bother? I just want to get big and muscular. And besides I don't want to look like some skinny yoga master." Well, one thing you probably didn't realize is that when stretching is properly integrated into a weight training program it can actually speed up your muscle growth.

Three-Week Body Makeover The secret to dropping pounds and inches quickly is high-intensity walking workouts. But don't panic—you don't have to run for miles or lift 50-pound dumbbells. What's high intensity for someone who's less fit may be low for you, or vice versa. 30 Fantastic Geeky Tricks to Get The Most From Your Mac If you’re one of those Mac users that loves to dig in and play with hidden features and settings, this post is for you. Below you’ll find 30 tips and tricks to help both seasoned and beginner Mac users to get the most out of their OS X experience. We’ll cover everything from obscure Terminal commands to keyboard shortcuts that every Mac user should know and use. Let’s get started!

Whole Body Stretching Routine Reawakening the Instinct to Stretch You would think that as we grow older and wiser we would automatically be better at doing what comes naturally ― stretching. Wrong. We need to relearn how to stretch as we once did as babies and young children. If you observe animals, you’ll notice, when they awaken they stretch. Insanity Workout Drop serious pounds and sculpt sexy curves with Insanity, the DVD craze that lives up to the hype. The magic behind the routine comes from plyometrics: explosive, full-body exercises that rev your heart rate and ratchet up metabolism to torch megacalories and build lean muscle. We asked Insanity creator Shaun Thompson for his top multitasking moves to help you get an insane body in only 20 minutes. You'll need: Zilch. Unless you count a wardrobe of size-smaller clothes.

Build Your Very Own Avengers Physique in Six Weeks Grow muscle, get stronger and lean-up with this complete six week exercise and diet plan from natural bodybuilder and kinesiologist Brad Borland. By the time you read this, you may have seen the new Avengers movie once or even a few times. By the looks of things (namely the physiques of the heroes in the film) muscle is back on the big screen – real life superheroes replete with well-defined muscle and brutal strength (sans the CGI Hulk of course). But wouldn’t it be nice to create your very own Avenger?

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