Top exercises for muscular calves

Now that summer is coming up; people are more likely to start wearing less clothing. If you want nice looking muscled calves to show off, follow these top exercises to get you on your way! 1. Double-Leg Calf Raise. Calf raises are the classic calf-strengthening exercise. You can either use your body weight, or extra weights such as dumbbells to go that extra mile Starting position: Stand near a wall for balance. Place your feet hip-width apart, and make sure your ankles, knees, and hips are in vertical alignment to protect your joints. Action: Press down into the balls of both feet to raise your body upward. Keep your abdominal muscles pulled in so that you move straight upward, rather than

What happens when you respond to health and fitness slip-ups emotionally

When you have a health and fitness goal in mind, the last thing you should do is restrict yourself to a specific diet and a specific workout. By restricting yourself to never eat carbs, never miss a workout, or never have a day off - you are tying to these restrictions to the feelings of guilt, anger, and sadness when you do break your rules. Let me give you some examples; Sally swears she is never going to eat sugar again. She's seen the way to many shows on how bad sugar is for you, and how much weight you can lose when you don't consume it. For the first three weeks, Sally stays well away from sugar and is extremely proud of her achievements. Until one day, she cant take it anymore. She p

Healthy Christmas Treats

Christmas is coming up in less than a months time! So we thought we would share some healthy Christmas themed snack recipes - so you don't have to spend the festive season just eating cake and Christmas pies! Treat number one - Santa Strawberries! These little numbers are super delicious and super easy to make. Ingredients Strawberries Cream Black food coloring or black seeds Method Get some strawberries and give them a good wash! Pull the leaves off and cut the bottom off, so they stand up nicely. Chop the bottom of the strawberry off, so it looks like a mini hat. Put a dollop of cream on the bottom half of the strawberry and put the hat on top. Put a tiny dollop of cream on the top of the