Aesthetic vs Calisthenics

What is the difference?

Body weight (Calisthenics) vs free weight (Aesthetic), If you are training for aesthetics, mass or to generally look good, you are a bodybuilder and you should train like one. Muscle mass is muscle mass. … Muscle mass and body fat percentage are basically the only things you can control about your physique’s appearance.

Aesthetic Bodies^

Calisthenics are exercises consisting of a variety of gross motor movements—running standing, grasping, pushing, etc.—often performed rhythmically and generally without equipment or apparatus. They are, in essence, body-weight training. They are intended to increase body strength, body fitness, and flexibility, through movements such as pulling or pushing oneself up, bending, jumping, or swinging, using only one’s body weight for resistance; usually conducted in concert with stretches.

Calisthenic Bodies^

 

 

Best Outdoor Activities for Staying in Shape in 2017

By Rachael Rettner

You may be wondering exactly where the first half of 2017 went, but if you still need to get in shape, don’t fret — there’s still time, and the balmy days of summer provide a great opportunity for exercising.

For getting fit and staying in shape, exp

erts say there’s no single type of exercise that’s considered “the best.” The most important thing is that you like the activity you choose to do.

Here on this page, we’ve pulled together important information on some of the most common outdoor activities, as well as tips on how to stay motivated and avoid health risks while you exercise outdoors this summer.

One of the simplest ways to get fit outdoors is to take a walk; research shows that brisk walking on a regular basis can improve the health of your heart, lungs and circulatory system; reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes; and help you maintain a healthy weight. Walking is also a low-impact exercise, so it’s easy on the joints and muscles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just 10 minutes of brisk walking, three times a day for five days a week (for a total of 150 minutes per week) is enough to improve your aerobic health.

Like walking, running helps improve your cardiovascular fitness. If you chose to run rather than walk, you don’t need to exercise for quite as long. According to the most recent physical activity guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), adults can do 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity, such as running, to get the same benefits as 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity.

Swimming is another good way to improve your aerobic fitness, and it offers health benefits similar to those of walking and running. What’s more, because swimming is easy on your muscles and joints, you may be able to exercise for longer in the water than you could on land without increased muscle or joint pain, according to the CDC. Swimming may be particularly good for older adults, as it may help strengthen core muscles and reduce the risk of falls, one study found. In addition, swimming may help people with arthritis increase the use of their joints without worsening their symptoms, the CDC says.

Hiking not only gives you an aerobic workout, but it may also be good for your mental health; a number of studies suggest that spending time in nature reduces stress levels and negative thinking. What’s more, if you don’t have time to work out during the week, a long hike or two on the weekend may offer health benefits similar to those seen in people who exercise more frequently, according to a recent study.

Cycling is another low-impact exercise that provides health benefits but is easy on your muscles and joints. And studies suggest that even a little biking can help people avoid weight gain. Although men may have concerns about how cycling could affect their fertility or sexual function, a recent study found no link between cycling and infertility or erectile dysfunction. Biking may even be good for your mental health, with some studies finding that cycling to work is linked with better well-being than driving to work.

How to get Six Pack Abs?

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…and the way to a man’s abs is through the kitchen. Not all carbs are evil. It’s the simple, white carbs that you want to avoid. Whole grains (aka “slow carbs”) are rich in fiber and go through your system much more slowly (hence the name) than simple, refined carbs (the white ones). So don’t shy away from the browns -brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat and oats.

Getting six pack abs isn’t necessarily about counting calories. But you do need to get rid of the fat on top of your abs to expose the muscles underneath them — and eating a bit less will get you on track. Eating any breakfast was associated with increased feelings of fullness, a reduced desire to eat, and lower levels of ghrelin (a hunger-stimulating hormone) throughout the morning. But a protein-packed breakfast was associated with these benefits over the course of the entire day.

Exercise your core muscles. Once the fat on top of your abs is gone, you’ll need washboard abs to be underneath. In the comfort of your home, you can exercise your core muscles — it helps posture, too!

Here is a 10 minute video on how to workout those abs at home!

20 Pull Ups

A pull-up is an upper-body compound pulling exercise. Although it can be performed with any grip, in recent years some have used the term to refer more specifically to a pull-up performed with a palms-forward position. This video will teach you 5 pull up strategies that will help you to do more, faster and better pull ups. It will also give you tips on how to get stronger in the pull up, and how to increase endurance. Exercising daily can help you stay healthy, fit and positive!

The Perfect Push Ups

I’ve been executing push ups for awhile now, they have worked on my chest, triceps and core. The action requires for you to push yourself off the ground using your arms. Keeping the back straight and arms shoulder width apart. Push-ups exercise use the pectoral muscles, triceps, and anterior deltoids, with ancillary benefits to the rest of the deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis and the midsection as a whole.

Here is a video below on how to perfectly execute a push up and how to avoid wrist injuries as well.

Beginner Bodybuilding for Teens! Upper Body

Some of us want to change the way we look, many people are uncomfortable or ashamed of their own body. People are embarrassed when they look at the mirror seeing that they’re either too thin or too thick, some want to look like body builders and feel strong. First, what is bodybuilding?

Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one’s musculature. An individual who engages in this activity is referred to as a bodybuilder. In professional bodybuilding, bodybuilders appear in lineups and perform specified poses (and later individual posing routines) for a panel of judges who rank the competitors based on criteria such as symmetry, muscularity, and conditioning. Bodybuilders prepare for competitions through a combination of intentional dehydration, elimination of nonessential body fat, and carbohydrate loading to achieve maximum vascularity, as well as tanning to accentuate muscular definition.

Many of us want to look buff and big, is it difficult? Yes, it is! Impossible? NO of course not, but it is all up to your time and effort to see changes and progress in the future. Here is video below for teens who wish to become bodybuilders, want to know where to start and how to execute certain exercises.

 

How to get the booty of a goddess!

Got a flat butt, want to make it pop? We all love the butt and we all should love our own. There are three main muscles that comprise the butt, the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus. The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteal group. Its origin is the posterior line of the upper ilium, the posterior surface of the lower sacrum, and the side of the coccyx. Its insertion is two-fold: First, the lower and larger portion of the gluteus maximus end with a thick tendon that passes through the greater trochanter (hip) into the iliotibial band. And there is also the gluteal tuberosity between the vastus lateralis (a quadriceps muscle) and adductor magnus.

The gluteus medius (G-med, pictured right) originates on the outer surface of the ilium above and in front of the anterior gluteal line. It also originates at the gluteal aponeurosis. The insertion of the G-med converges on a tendon that attaches to the lateral surface of the greater trochanter (your hip joint). Ultimately, the G-med tendon inserts into an oblique ridge that runs down and to the front of the lateral surface of the greater trochanter.

The gluteus minimus (G-min) originates in front from the outer surface of the ilium between the anterior and inferior gluteal lines. In back, it originates from the margin of the greater sciatic notch. It inserts on the deep surface of a radiated aponeurosis via a tendon that attaches to the anterior border of the greater trochanter. The G-med and G-min perform similar functions, depending on the position of the knee and hip joints. With the knee extended, they abduct the thigh (out to the side away from the opposite leg). When running, they stabilize the leg during the single-support phase. With the hips flexed, they internally rotate the thigh. With the hips extended, they externally rotate the thigh.

Here is a video on some exercises you can do to work that fanny, butt, booty, ass, or bum or whatever you call it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nerdy, Fit and Sexy! Is it possible?

Don’t you want to look like your favorite character from a comic book or video game?Maybe you want to feel and look sexy while still enjoying your nerdy little hobbies. Would you like to banish that belly fat?If you have time for gaming, reading and watching, then you have time for exercising. Moving your body for at least 45 minutes is all it takes to begin getting into shape and of course eating right, so be ready to throw away your favorite potato chips.

Come on Nerds! We have all seen ripped sexy movie stars play as your favorite character. We wouldn’t mind looking like Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Chris Evans Captain America, or maybe imagining yourself looking like a real life Goku! Is it possible you say?

Of course, it is only up to you, your time and your effort to get the body you want. Here is a video below on Fitness for beginners, learn how to workout, burn some fat, rip some muscle, and after a good day of working out, lay back on that couch watch that Game of Thrones episode you recorded for later. 🙂