Food for thought

The only people who can effectively (and naturally) build muscle and lose fat simultaneously are newbies who have a fair amount of fat to lose and people who used to be in great shape and are now getting back at it (“muscle memory” allows you to rapidly regain muscle you once had).
Excerpt From: “Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body” by Michael Matthews. Scribd.

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Sugar!

How much sugar are we supposed to consume a day? More than 70% of Americans eat over 22 teaspoons a day of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends to stay healthy men should consume only 36 grams or 9 teaspoons and women 25 grams or 6 tablespoons of sugar. 

Here is a chart I got from Daily Burn that shows how much sugar we may be consuming daily.  

 

Wide grip pull ups

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This is my boyfriend doing some wide grip pull ups. They’re not easy but I suggest everyone learn how to do pull ups. It’s a great body weight exercise for your back, arms, and core. One of my new years resolution was to do pull ups flawlessly by the end of the year, so I went and  bought myself a pull up bar. I’m up to 1 pull up. 

The way I do them is by doing negatives. I jump and pull myself up and hold myself up for as long as a I could, afterwards I slowly come down and just hang. Try it!