Get Strong Arms for the Summer – 5 Upper Body Exercises

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The swim-suit season is around the corner, and if you want to look great in those tank tops, it is imperative to work the upper body! It is as important, if not more than lower body, to focus on shoulders and arms. Broad arms tend to give an illusion of a smaller waist. So if you build muscles around your shoulders, and make them look prominent, the rest of your body will look smaller.

So here are my top 5 upper body exercise I do to define my arms, shoulders and back-
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Hi There!

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Hey All! Yep, I know! I kinda fell off the Earth for a while there. But just so you guys know, I did not literally fall off the Earth! I mean, I cant. The Earth is round!
Jokes apart! For the last month, I have been extremely busy with something called “life”. Yep, it happened to me again. One of those times when all kinds of situations fall on your lap, all at once. But lets not get into that too much. All I can say, everythings fine and pleasant now!
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Lost in Data Overload

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I am sure you will agree that there is an abundance of information, mostly contradictory, out there around health and fitness, and dos and donts. But the issue is, what is right one for you?

When I first started my weightloss and fitness journey, I too was quite confused as to what is the right way path to pick. My even bigger worry was getting caught in some diet fad, which in reality does not even come close to being effective. After several years of trial and error I found out that it all comes down to what your goals are.
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The Squat 30/30 Challenge with Kiran Punjabi

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Who has heard about the 30/30 challenge? Well atleast I hadn’t until one day I found my good college friend Kiran, whose also an avid fitness and health enthusiast, post articles and pictures on Facebook about it. At first my reaction was- “that’s gotta hurt!”. But as I found out more about it, I realized the massive health benefits that came with it. Curious, I emailed Kiran to fill me in on some of experiences with the “squat 30/30 challenge”. Here’s her feedback-
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Say YES to Weight Training

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Most women I know shun away from weight training. Here’s why-

Me- Hey girl, why don’t you weight train?
Girl – Umm yeah. I know it’s good and all, but you know I do not wanna look like this-
woman body builder

Me- Umm…no you wont, unless you competing for a heavy weight championship, and pumping in loads of supplements and steroids and testosterone in your blood. This is how you might look if you do weight training-

strong is the new skinny

Every women wants a ripped and defined body, but no one quite knows what to do, and what really works. And when they do know, they prefer sticking to the known and boring routine. Weight training is the answer if you are looking to get leaner. As we age, our muscle mass tends to decrease, and fat increases. That is why it is imperative to do weight training to maintain the muscle mass.

Here are the advantages of doing so-

  • Improves coordination of muscles
  • Helps to regress obesity and resolve metabolic disorders
  • Increase strength and endurance in one’s body
  • Weight training causes muscles to grow and pull increased amount of glucose from the bloodstream, cause lower blood sugar levels and decreased chances of diabetes.
  • Weight training helps to melt away visceral fat that builds around organs in the body, decreasing cardiovascular diseases.
  • Weight training reduces greatly the chances of joint pains, and keeps the bones healthy for the long haul.

 

AND THE BIGGEST BENEFIT OF ALL

  • The more muscles you build, the more calories you will burn! MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

I need not say anything anymore 🙂 GO get your workout in, and make sure to incorporate weights!

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2 Systems For Achieving Your Goals

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How can you achieve your goals?

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Which one of these systems speaks to you most? Which one do you think will actually work the best? Are you currently using any of these systems or steps?

There are a couple of schools of thought on the issue of goal setting and attainment. At the core, one school of thought would say that we are the most happy and excited about life when we are actively pursuing what makes us feel alive. While on the other hand, many believe that true happiness is when we are pursuing nothing, and at peace with what we have.

What do you think?

Similarly, one school of thought says that in order to achieve anything, you must go with the flow of life and keep your eyes on the prize. While another school of thought says you create the flow of your life, and your flow is determined by your focus, enthusiasm…

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What Am I Grateful For?

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In our fast paced life, which we fill up with ambitions, expectations and list needs and wants, it is quite rare to stop and look around at what we have already accomplished, how far we have come, and how awesome our life truly is. It is quite easy to get caught in details, and let little failures bring us down. Little do we know that it is just as simple to look at the big picture, and be grateful for what we already have.

Here is my gratitude list I would like to share with my readers-

Today, I am grateful for…

  • My health that helps me achieve my day’s tasks and because of which I am able to be the person I am.
  • My body which is my vehicle for success, and helps me stay fit and healthy.
  • My healthy mind, which helps me push through toughest of days with ease.

AND last by definitely not the least-

  • My family, who helps me be a better ME each and everyday, and without whose love and support I would not have the appreciation for my life that I have today!

What are you grateful for?

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