"The healthy life: It’s not just about losing the weight; it’s about losing the lifestyle and mindset that got you there."
— Dr Steve Maraboli (via motiveweight)
sfgiants:

Say hello to Hunter Pence……#GoldenGIF #SFGiants 

sfgiants:

Say hello to Hunter Pence……#GoldenGIF #SFGiants 

visualizeyoursuccess:

The best thing to watch before the gym.

myfitdreams:

would love to try this
myfitdreams:

would love to try this
myfitdreams:

would love to try this

myfitdreams:

would love to try this

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bikesbrainsbetterliving:

shortmom:

Next week, liftingbeerandliz and I will be starting up a new round of Wendler 5/3/1. If anyone else is looking for accountability or just a group to chit-chat with about it, feel free to join us!

If you’ve never done 5/3/1 before, here’s some info to help:

I’m thinking about restarting 5/3/1 this year. I’m currently within four days a week so I should be able to get in 3-4 cycles before cycling season knocks me down to 3 lifting days/week. In May or June I’ll cut back to two days a week and amp up the cycling and climbing. Last time I did 5/3/1 I was only lifting two days a week and I still got good beginner results, so I think taking it a little more seriously and progressing through the cycles more quickly could be really good for me!

I’m thinking something like this:

  • Sun: bike
  • Mon: bench, assistance AM, yoga PM
  • Tues: climb
  • Wed: deadlift, assistance
  • Thurs: OHP, assistance AM, climb PM
  • Fri: rest
  • Sat: squat, assistance

And on weeks I climb in Bloomington:

  • Sun: bike
  • Mon: bench, assistance AM, yoga PM
  • Tues: deadlift, assistance
  • Wed: climb
  • Thurs: OHP, assistance
  • Fri: squat, assistance
  • Sat: climb

Am I nuts? Probably.

This was just too funny, had to post.

iheart49ersfootball:

Saw this on the 49ers FB fan page. Too funny!!! haha.

iheart49ersfootball:

Saw this on the 49ers FB fan page. Too funny!!! haha.

myfitness-app:

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What’s New and Beneficial About Broccoli

  • Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels. Raw broccoli still has cholesterol-lowering ability—just not as much.
  • Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body’s detoxification system, and researchers have recently identified one of the key reasons for this detox benefit. Glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucobrassicin are 3 glucosinolate phytonutrients found in a special combination in broccoli. This dynamic trio is able to support all steps in body’s detox process, including activation, neutralization, and elimination of unwanted contaminants. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) are the detox-regulating molecules made from broccoli’s glucosinolates, and they help control the detox process at a genetic level.
  • Broccoli may help us solve our vitamin D deficiency epidemic. When large supplemental doses of vitamin D are needed to offset deficiency, ample supplies of vitamin K and vitamin A help keep our vitamin D metabolism in balance. Broccoli has an unusually strong combination of both vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) and vitamin K. For people faced with the need to rebuild vitamin D stores through vitamin D supplements, broccoli may be an ideal food to include in the diet.
  • Broccoli is a particularly rich source of a flavonoid called kaempferol. Recent research has shown the ability of kaempferol to lessen the impact of allergy-related substances on our body. This kaempferol connection helps to explain the unique anti-inflammatory benefits of broccoli, and it should also open the door to future research on the benefits of broccoli for a hypoallergenic diet.

WHFoods Recommendations

Studies have shown that even kids like broccoli and one way to ensure that they enjoy it is to cook it properly by using our Healthy Steaming method. Overcooked broccoli becomes soft and mushy, an indication that it has lost both nutrients and flavor. Begin by cutting broccoli florets into quarters and let sit for several minutes before cooking to enhance its health-promoting benefits. Steam for 5 minutes. See Healthiest Way of Cooking Broccoli below.

You’ll want to include broccoli as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive the fantastic health benefits provided by the cruciferous vegetable family. At a minimum, include cruciferous vegetables as part of your diet 2-3 times per week, and make the serving size at least 1-1/2 cups. Even better from a health standpoint, enjoy broccoli and other vegetables from the cruciferous vegetable group 4-5 times per week, and increase your serving size to 2 cups. 

(Source: tarsisbjj)