the-exercist:

Up-Down Plank

Do these in a fast, controlled manner for cardio and ab work at the same time! This move also works your arms and shoulders.
Come into a plank position with your arms and legs straight. Your hands should be underneath your shoulders and your feet hips-width distance apart. Draw your navel toward your spine to engage your core and to avoid straining your lower back.
Keeping your torso parallel to the floor, lower your right forearm to the mat and then the left, coming into elbow plank. Then step your right hand back onto the mat, and then the left, pushing yourself back up to plank position. Try to avoid swaying the torso from side to side.
Repeat for a total of 10 reps and then reverse the direction for another 10 reps. Check out this video to see how it’s done.

the-exercist:

Up-Down Plank

Do these in a fast, controlled manner for cardio and ab work at the same time! This move also works your arms and shoulders.

  • Come into a plank position with your arms and legs straight. Your hands should be underneath your shoulders and your feet hips-width distance apart. Draw your navel toward your spine to engage your core and to avoid straining your lower back.
  • Keeping your torso parallel to the floor, lower your right forearm to the mat and then the left, coming into elbow plank. Then step your right hand back onto the mat, and then the left, pushing yourself back up to plank position. Try to avoid swaying the torso from side to side.
  • Repeat for a total of 10 reps and then reverse the direction for another 10 reps. Check out this video to see how it’s done.

hailey-lives:

only-losing:

sunnystrong:

So I saw the first picture on my dash and could not be more repulsed/motivated.  Repulsed because the ideologies in the first photo are wrong —you don’t destroy yourself to be happy.  You improve yourself.  Depriving your body and your soul of nutrients and fuel gets you nowhere.  

Then, I was motivated to make the bottom picture.  So many people have helped me become who I am today.  I too, once used the top photo as “thinspiration”.  I then learned that harming yourself is not the answer to anything.  If I learned anything from this process, it’s to remain true to myself.  Feeding myself and fueling myself with positive thoughts got me as far as I am today.  Not negativity or body shaming.

Sunny is so great

Lol 50,000 notes no big deal guys