Category: Fitness


Have you seen Taeyang’s sexy back? well i know most of us have seen it.. with all the well defined muscle, who can say he’s not Uber HOT? who wouldn’t fall for a body like this?

the next video that Master Hwangssabu shared was a customized back exercise for Korea’s RNB prince Taeyang.

credit: Hwangssabu TV

One Arm Dumbell rows

An exercise for building thickness in the lower and center back. If done properly, with correct body position, it can also develop strength in the lower back. If done improperly, this exercise can aggravate the lower back and lead to injury.

1.Put one knee up on the end of a flat bench then place the hand of the same side on the bench.

2.Your other leg will be on the ground (knee slightly bent), not directly beside the bench but about a foot out to the side.

This completes the triangular base of support.

3.Grasp a dumbell in the other hand. Stretch your shoulder down and forward to get a complete stretch then pull the dumbell back and up towards your waist/lower abdomen in an arc, not a straight up and down movement.

4.The dumbell will come up the outside of your thigh when you are using lighter weight.

5.When you start using heavier weight, the dumbell should come up the inside of your thigh. This is contrary to what you may see elsewhere but it is a more comfortable and healthier position for your lower back when using heavier weight as the resistance is within the base of support rather than outside it. This means less torque on the lower back.

6.Your upper body should be parallel to the ground.

7.It is also very important that your lower back be arched throughout the movement to maximally activate the lats. This arch also helps to protect your lower back from injury. Remember, the arch is the strongest architectural structure.

8.Bring the elbow back and up as far as you can go.

9.The range of motion will depend on the amount of weight being used, though try to keep the range as large as possible even when using heavy weight.

10.Lower slowly, down and forward, rotating the torso in that direction to get a fuller stretch.

pointers:

1. Ensuring you’re not hunched

2. Keeping a tight back

3. A better grip

4. Keeping the shoulders square

This is a follow up exercise for those people who wanted to have Seungri’s upperbody look 🙂

Another superb exercise program from Master Hwangssabu

credit: Hwangssabu TV

Bent over forward and side raises (compound movement)

*targets the whole deltoids and trapezius muscle.

This exercise can be performed both standing and sitting.

1.Bent your body 45 degrees  from your waist and dumbbells coming to rest in front of you palms facing each other.

2.let the dumbbells hang on your sides

3.Lift the dumbbells raising them forward to a level slightly higher than your shoulders.

4.From forward raises bring the dumbells into  side raises, (arm should be keep straight, slightly bent your elbows) giving a little squeeze into your upperback.

5. now lower the dumbells back to your side.

Do this exercise for 5 sets of 20 repetitions. ^^

always remember to exhale when you exert an effort. keep a controlled motion and about jerky movements. concentrate on training the deltoid muscles and giving a little squeeze on the upperback muscle.



Big Bang’s Maknae have evolved to be one of the hot idol in the Kpop industry. With his strong baby promotion you’ll see his chiseled abs and well defined chest.

Master Hwangssabu have updated his exercise tv with Seungri’s chest exercise, so get ready guys! if you wanted your girls love you like they love seungri better watch this ^^

credit: Hwangssabu tv

Power Pushup

>>using flat bench

1. Assume the normal press-up/push-up position.

2. As you press up, really “power up” pushing your hands into the flat bench as you raise your body so that your hands lift up from the bench.

3. You want at least a few inches between your palms and the bench each time as you power up, and then land again with a slight bend in the arms to absorb the impact of your landing. Then lower and repeat.

Do four good sets of twelve repetitions twice a week, and marvel at your results.

This exercise will build your sensational abdominal muscles as you use them to stabilise your body, vastly improve your lung power and stamina, and you can certainly expect to be huffing and puffing as you raise your heart rate, and begin to sweat and of course develop tremendous upper body strength.

This is essentially a plyometric exercise, one where you utilise the additional force of springing up from the floor to increase the resistance provided by gravity, and is a sure thing for developing explosive power.

Know your diet

Maintaining an overall healthy diet not only offers your body the energy and nutrition that it needs to function, but offers several health benefits as well. Most of us know that the biggest benefits of eating healthy are that we will stay physically fit, feel better, and have fewer illnesses. We can lower our risk of illnesses like heart disease and diabetes as well. Another key benefit of eating healthy is being able to maintain a healthy weight. In this age of epidemic obesity, this is one of the simplest weight loss plans.

These simple knowledge can help us generate our weight, (weight loss/weight gain) into a more appropriate and desirable weight of our body.

First things first, I wanted you to understand about CALORIES. Everything is about calories. The food you eat and that soda that you drink, everything contains CALORIES. Not just it, when you decided to exercises and exert some effort, what you burn are CALORIES. Infact, even if you don’t workout or exert any effort to do any exercise, your body actually burns hundreds and even thousands of calories each day on its own just functioning. You could sit still all day and your body would still burn calories.

That why we have to get our body’s “calorie maintenance level” (CML), It’s the number of calories required for the body to maintain its current weight. Your calorie maintenance level is your one way ticket in achieving your desired weight loss/weight gain program. Once you’re in, you’ll be able to control your weight with ease.

Every person’s body needs a certain number of calories each day in order for them to maintain their current weight. This is your maintenance level. If your diet plan is made up of the SAME number of calories as this maintenance level, your weight will stay the same. However, if your diet is made up of MORE calories than your maintenance level, you will GAIN weight. But… get this… if your diet is made up of LESS calories than your maintenance level… YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT!

Here’s the method for getting the “pretty close estimate” of your calorie maintenance level. It requires putting your gender, weight, height, age and activity level. You can use calorie calculators which are available online:

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm#

Ok, now that we know about the “calorie maintenance level”. We can now progress into creating our diet plans.

To do this, just subtract 500 from your calorie maintenance level for weight loss (vise versa for wt.gain)

For example, my CML is 2000 and I wanted to loss weight so I’m gonna subtract 500 making it 1500. It’s really as easy as it sounds. Just subtract 500 from your daily maintenance level and then start eating this new amount of calories each day. By doing so, you would officially be in a calorie deficit. And, as you know, a calorie deficit is what makes weight loss happen.  (vise versa for wt.gain)

You’re also going to want to try to eat 5-6 smaller meals per day (once every 2-3 hours) and spread those calories out evenly among them. It will help you increase the metabolic ate and will help keep you satisfied and less likely to eat something you shouldn’t. let’s now focus more on weight loss.

As important as calories, we have to know the food sources which comprises a calorie.

Let’s start off with Protein. it’s an important part of every diet. As far as food sources go, the best sources of protein tend to come from anything that used to be alive, or anything that came from something that used to be alive. Some high protein foods include:

chicken
fish
lean cuts of meat
turkey
eggs and egg whites
milk

Protein can also be found in all types of nuts, seeds and beans

As far as how much protein you should include in your weight loss diet plan per day, that depends on the person. For example, the average person who doesn’t exercise at all needs less protein than someone who does. Something in the range of 0.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight would be alright in this case. For example, if the person weighed 180lbs, you would do 180 x 0.5 = 90 grams of protein per day.

However, someone who does exercise should eat somewhere in the range of .6 – 1.0 grams of protein per pound of body weight. In this example a person weighing 180lbs would look to eat between 108 – 180 grams of protein per day.

The only other thing you need to know about protein is that 1 gram contains 4 calories. So, for example, if you were to eat 100 grams of protein per day, that would account for 400 calories. (100 x 4 = 400)

Fats- Despite any crazy ideas that have been put into your head, there are 2 different types of fat. Good fat (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) and bad fat (saturated and trans). Bad fat can be found in all of the usual junk foods that you already know you shouldn’t eat. Good fat on the other hand can be found in foods like:

fish
nuts
olive oil
fish oil supplement

As for how much fat should be included in your weight loss diet plan… about 25% of your total calorie intake should come from fat.

To figure this out, the first thing you need to know is that 1 gram of fat contains 9 calories. So, if an example person figured out that their daily calorie intake should be 2500 total calories per day (again, just an example), they’d find that 25% of 2500 is 625 calories. They’d then divide 625 by 9 (because fat has 9 calories per gram) and get 69. Which means, this example person would eat about 69 grams of fat per day.

And of course, most (if not all) of this fat should come in the form of the “good” food sources listed above. Very little (if any) should come from the “bad” sources.

Carbs – Now that you know how much protein and fat your weight loss diet should include, it will be pretty easy to figure out how many carbs you should eat. Quite simply, the rest of your diet should be carbs. Once you factor protein and fat into your total calorie intake, whatever calories are left over to reach the number of calories you figured you need to eat per day… those calories should come from carbs.

1 gram of carbs contains 4 calories. So, for example, after factoring protein and fat into what you calculated your total calorie intake should be (500 below maintenance level, remember?), let’s say you are 1200 calories below that number. In this example you would need to eat 300g of carbs per day. (1200 ÷ 4 = 300)

And, just like fat, there is a good type of carbs you should eat (complex carbs), and a bad type of carbs you should try to limit to some degree (simple carbs). Some sources of “good” carbs are:

beans
brown rice
100% whole wheat bread
whole wheat pasta
sweet potatoes
oatmeal
fruits and vegetables

The bad type of carbs are found in typical snack/junk foods like crackers, pretzels, chips, cookies, etc. as well as white bread, white rice, white potatoes, pasta and any candy, drink or food containing sugar. While you should try to limit these “bad” carbs as much as possible and get most of your carb intake from foods on the “good” list, eating a baked potato or some pasta once in a while won’t kill you.

These are the basic things you need to know to track down your diet 😛

Following will be on how to continue loosing weight and some exercises to go on with it.

Cr.the loose weight diet plan

What ab exercises should you do if you want the perfect six-pack, abs that look like they were carved from stone, solid muscle, the look everybody associates with being supremely fit and healthy and how important is your diet?

The six-pack look is without doubt the number one priority of most people who workout today. Yes they want a powerful chest and huge biceps, a back so broad it blocks out the sun, but most of all they want a six-pack.

To be able to see your six-pack you need a body fat percentage of about 14% for women and 10% for men. The fact is in todays modern world of sedentary jobs, processed food and large quantities of it. Six packs are not what you would normally expect. Maybe long ago when we worked many hours in the fields for our food we looked like Greek gods but not any more. Not even with the latest ab exercises.

the number one key to gaining a six-pack is your diet. When I say diet I am not talking about a traditional eat loads of salad diet. I mean the modern way to lose fat, which is to eat 5 small meals a day, each containing some form of protein. Eat every 3 hours, this keeps your metabolism high and therefore burns more fat, it also stops you going into starvation mode which is when your body thinks a famine is on the horizon and starts storing fat for energy. Never eat just one or two meals a day or you will go into the starvation mode which can be detrimental for your help and a reverse the effect of the dieting plan.

Exercise at least 3 but preferably 4 times a week. Include your bodyweight exercises to build muscle and some ab exercises. The reason you want to spend time building muscle as well as doing cardio is your metabolism stays higher for a lot longer after you have finished training if you do muscle building exercises.

Do not spend hour upon hour doing abs exercises, it is a total waste of time. You should do some good ab exercises to build strong core muscles but keep it to 10 minutes maxim. The fact is you can do 500 crunches, sit-ups or any other ab exercise and you still wont get the perfect six-pack you are looking for. The reason is because it is all about burning fat, we all have six packs it is just that we can not see them because of the layer of fat that they are covered in.

You cannot spot reduce fat so you can not get rid of the fat on your belly whilst the rest of your body remains the same.

You have to reduce the fat levels for the whole of your body to get good definition. Another reason not to do lots of ab exercises to spot reduce your belly fat, it will not work.

Do not try to lose more than 1 or a maximum of 2 lbs per week because your body needs time to adjust and remember the dreaded loose skin.

Change your ab exercises regularly. In fact change your whole routine regularly. It keeps your training more interesting and also makes your body work harder because it is working differently.

Never eat at least 2 hours before bedtime as carbohydrates have about 2 hours to be used up as energy before they are stored as fat.

Drink plenty of water, if it is cold even better because the body uses energy to keep warm.

If you have got the motivation to get a six-pack then I say go for it.

Stick to your plan and the general rules outlined in this article and you can do it.

Remember, you need a lot of drive and motivation to succeed unless you are genetically blessed. However, stick to the rules, take your time and you will be rewarded. Finally Two important things

It will not be as easy for some people as it is for others but every one can do it.

 

cr.unique body weight exercises journal

 

 

2NE1’s  Go Away , a song  suited for strong independent women who don’t dwell into the memories of any unwanted break-up and never wasted a time to suck up and cry. 2NE1, as the epitome of independent women today, has become a role model to every girls and inspired every broken-hearted to pick up their pride, move on and show to the world that they don’t care.

overflowing with fierceness and confidence, let’s channel 2ne1’s charm, let the pulsing beat and crazy electric guitars take us away into dance land .

let’s follow these amazing steps from wawa dance academy. Be fierce and slick like 2NE1!

cr.wawarookie

 

a/n: move your body!exercise!dance steps are cool!!! YG family fighting!

Yet another Hit dance song from the FEARSOME FOURSOME 2NE1.

let’s stretch and get ready to learn the latest 2ne1 dance step from wawa dance academy.

let’s have some fun while following these crazy moves that will help us burn those stubborn fats, strengthen our arms, legs, chest, shoulders,back and abs!

cr.wawarookie

 

a/n: dancing is fun, you’ll even forget you’re working out! 😛

2NE1’S CLAP YOUR HANDS AEROBIC EXERCISE

Looking for an aerobic training that you can do at the comfort of your own home?

Well, now a day people tend to use dancing as a form of aerobic exercise.

Famous YG Girl Group Idol recently released their new album “21”(to anyone) and one of their title tract is the song “Clap your hands”. With it’s upbeat sound and  Aggressive bass added with flawless raps . This song increasing one’s heart rate thus suitable for an aerobic beat exercise.

Adding up is their superb choreography which is repetitive and is highly recommended for an aerobic exercise routine.

Without further ado, let’s start practicing the “Clap your hands” choreography and together let’s shed some fats!!!

cr.wawarookie (wawa dance academy)

SPREAD THE  2NE1’s CLAP YOUR HANDS CRAZE!!!

Add. Info:

steady state exercise

Any repetitive, rhythmical, relatively low intensity exercise involving large muscle groups. Aerobic exercise increases the body’s demands for oxygen and adds to the workload of the heart and lungs, strengthening the cardiovascular system and helping to develop endurance. For aerobic exercise to have lasting benefit, it should have the following features:

FREQUENCY: at least 3 days per week, but no more than 6
INTENSITY: high enough to elevate the heart rate to between 60 and 80% of its maximum
DURATION: 20-60 minutes of continuous activity.

Examples of good aerobic exercise are jogging, brisk walking, cross-country skiing, swimming, cycling, and dance.

Neck exercise for Computer geeks

I stumble upon this poem.  A must see neck exercise for geeks!!! enjoy!

neck exercise

Are you planning on joining the next marathon event? Afraid that this will be your first time and don’t know the training you need to undergo?

Well, tons of people attempt to run a marathon every year. In fact, around half of the people in any given marathon are beginner marathoner. That means in the lead-up to the race, the majority of people have never taken on training for a marathon before.

There are things that you need to follow and consider when doing marathon training. It’s not an overnight change but it could surely help you get in shape at the day of the event.

In training sessions, the general rule of thumb is to keep our heart rate to between 60%-70% of your maximum heart rate, the reason for this is that if you train at a rate below this heart rate, then you will not get the most out of your sessions. However, if you go above these levels for your longer runs then your recovery period will extend and that is when you will most likely feel flat and tired during the day.

You need to follow training schedules that is designed for your own fitness level, the miles you get into your legs the fitter you will become. That is because you will actively improve your fitness and endurance levels when training for a marathon.

As a beginner you always start with a brisk walk then progress into jog then jog into run. It’s as easy as one, two,three. All you need to have is discipline and commitment.

Here are some training tips to follow in training for a marathon: (by Bob Seebohar)

  1. Goal Setting – I firmly believe anyone can complete a marathon as long as he or she is in good physical health without injuries. However, realistic not idealistic goals should be set from the start. I would encourage this athlete to set her primary goal as finishing without injury. Often times, athletes (especially first timers) will converse with other athletes to set race goals, but these are often idealistic goals that are sure to set the athlete up for failure. Once you convince her that this goal is the smartest way to begin her training, then and only then should you construct her training program. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have a well established and athlete supported goal before engaging in the training program.
  2. Assess Sport Background and History – This is even more important than program design because you will not know where to begin or how to progress the training program if you do not understand the athlete’s sport history. With so little time to train, the main goal I would have for this athlete would be injury prevention. She will finish the race even if she walks as I described above.
  3. Training Program – I will make the assumption that the athlete has not been running consistently (at least three times per week) for the past three to five years but does run one to two times per week at the longest duration of 30 minutes.
Week Walk Run Core Strength
1 2 times for 1 hour 2 times for 30 and 35 mins 1-2 times
2 2 times for 1 hour and 1 hour, 15 mins (hills) 2 times for 35 and 40 mins 1-2 times
3 1 times for 1 hour, 30 mins (hills) the day after the longer run 3 times for 30, 40 and 50 mins 1-2 times
4 1 time for 1 hour, 45 mins (hills) the day after the longer run 3 times for 40, 50 and 60 mins 1-2 times
5 2 times for 1 hour, 30 mins and 2 hours (hills) the day after the longer run 2 times for 45 and 60 mins 1-2 times
6 1 time for 1 hour, 30 mins (hills) the day after the longer run 3 times for 50, 60 and 70 mins 1-2 times
7 1 time for 1 hour (hills) 3 times for 60, 60 and 80 mins 1-2 times
8 1 time for 1 hour, 15 mins (hills) the day after the longer run 3 times for 45, 60 and 90 mins 1-2 times
9 1 time for 2 hours (hills) the day after the long run 3 times for 60, 60 and 110 mins 1 time
10 2 times for 1 hour each 1 time for 45-60 mins 2-3 days before race

    As you can see from the outlined training program, progressing from walking to walking on hills and gradually introducing longer but safer run volume are the keys for finishing a marathon successfully. I also typically recommend performing longer runs on dirt roads or paths whenever possible to lessen the ground forces when the foot strikes the ground. When it comes to preparing an athlete for a marathon with only 10.5 weeks, it is important to err on the safe side of injury prevention. Runs can always be substituted for long walks and should be considered if the athlete experiences any type of musculoskeletal challenge upon beginning the training program.

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