Sunday, July 30, 2017

Gym Bros Insane Dumbbell Trick Gets Overshadowed By Grandpa In the Background

This video is kind of amazing on two different fronts.

The first is this bearded dudedoing handstand pushups on top of a high stack of dumbbells with nothing underneath him but the wobbly towers.

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Autistic Man Called Stupid By Gym Staff Does Something Incredible To Fight Back

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Alt-right leader Richard Spencer just got banned from his gym

Prominent white nationalistRichard Spencer is currently in the market for a new gym. According to various reports on Saturday, the 39-year-old got kicked out of his regular gym and banned after being confronted by Georgetown University professor Christine Fair, who recognized Spencer as one of the chief figureheads of the so-called alt-right.

According to Fair, who recounted the experience in a Tumblr post, she spotted Spencer working out at anAlexandria, Virginia gym, and she used the full range of my first amendment entitlements to let him know what she thought of him. According to Fair, Spencer ultimately summoned an employee of the gym for helpa black female trainer,which is notable since Spencer has previously insisted that America belongs to white men.

Seriously? This superior race of a white man needed the help of a female African American? Fair wrote, mocking Spencers response. What kind of martial race member is he? Fair also wrote that Spencer denied his own identity when she called him out, claiming he wasnt who she thought he was.

For his part, Spencerwho recently led a torch-wielding throng of white people to protest the removal of a Confederate monument in Charlottesville and who once closed out a white nationalist event with a chant of Hail Trump, hail our victory, hail our people!insists he was a model gym-goer.

It’s not hard to see why Spencer would want to hit the gym and add a little muscle. In January, Spencer was sucker-punched during an on-camera interview, a moment which immediately became a thriving meme and one which the alt-right leader worried would hurt his image.

In any case, Spencer confirmed to BuzzFeed that he’s no longer welcome at the gym. Said Spencer: “I don’t bother anyone. I don’t talk to anyone. I really just go and lift weights … Idon’t come to the gym to do politics. But she started screeching and yelling all this stuff …I can’t believe she’s a professor. She’s an imbecile.”

In any case, let this serve as an official warning: If you live in Virginia, you might want to keep an eye out at the gym for any Richard Spencer-looking new members.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

This Veterinarian Built a Special Cat’s Gym in His Wisconsin Clinic

  • Veterinarian Dr. Kenneth Lambrecht — aka Dr. Ken — runs West Towne Veterinary Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin but he is also the prowd owner an adorable cat named “Bugâ€.

    Via: Adventure Cats

  • Bug joined Dr. Ken’s family after one of his cats passed away

    Via: Adventure Cats

    Dr. Ken, seeking companionship for himself and for his other cat at the time, told his clinic that he was looking for a male to join the family, but when an assistant introduced him to female foster Bug, Dr. Ken knew she was a “purrfect” fit. “I took her home to meet my 7-year-old cat, Tiger,” he said. “She strutted up to him and said, ‘I am here. Deal with it.’ She is truly different!”. The rest is “kitten” in history.

  • Bug likes to hang out in Bug’s Gym, the clinic’s feline exercise facility named after her.

    Via: Bug’s cat gym on facebook

  • The idea to build a feline-focused gym arose when Dr. Ken realized that such facilities are rare for cats.

    Via: Bug’s cat gym on facebook

     “I used to own 4 Paws Swim & Fitness, a dog-rehab-and-weight-management center, and I said, ‘Hey, cats need indoor fitness, too,'” he told Adventure Cats. “It started with building Big Mountain. Then I added running wheels, climbing walls and everything else.

  • It is important we tend to the needs of cats to climb, hide and generally be active and stimulated in their indoor environment.

    Via: Bug’s cat gym on facebook

  • Bug’s cat gym is ready for all Pets Reducing for Rescues contestants and any ohter cats who just want to have fun!

    Via: Bug’s cat gym on facebook

  • Via: Bug’s cat gym on facebook

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

I Worked Out At The Gym In Only My Sports Bra And I’ve Never Felt More Liberated

As a yoga instructor, I’ve been to my fair share of Bikram classes where I exercised in just a sports bra, and the dude next to me pretty much sported a skimpy Speedo.

We’re sweating, we’re basically naked, we’re breathing heavily it’s basically like a spiritual porno.

So, you’d think I would have no problem tearing off my baggy t-shirt when it came time to hit the gym rather than the yoga studio.

But, TBH, there’s just something about the extremely suspect side-eye I constantly endure from the old man on the rowing machine that makes me want to wear a full-body space suit during the entirety of every HIIT circuit.

Yoga is my comfortable, happy place. When I’m in the studio, nothing can go wrong.

In comparison, revealing my midriff at the gymseemed like it would be just as uncomfortable and awkward as showing up to a party alone and standing in the corner pretending to enthusiastically text someone.

But, in the name of not giving a f*ck, I decided to suck it up, strip it down, and conquer some commandos sans workout shirt.

Georgina Berbari

As I headed toward the elliptical for some warm-up cardio, my first instinct was to immediately turn around and grab my shirt from my car.

My belly button suddenly felt like a crime punishable by law, and I could feel sweat beginning to drip down my forehead, even though I hadn’t even started my workout yet.

I managed to talkmyself out of it, realizing I should probably save my irrational fears of bellybutton-related felony for something more realistic, like my horrendous parking abilities (yup, shots fired at myself).

I finished my warm-up and walked over to the ab mats with my headheld high, ready to kill the new HIIT workout I had planned.

I was honestly starting to feel kind of badass and liberated without my shirt.

However, right when I settled down on the mat, an elderly man decided to burst my bubble by motioning for me to take out my headphones.

Oh no, I thought to myself.

I tentatively removed one earbud and prepared myself from what came next.

He told me I should put my shirt back on because my stomach was really distracting to him and others.

Georgina Berbari

Oh, I didn’t realize that my belly button is so disturbing to you? Is it the piercing? The diamond can be kind of blinding I totally feel you.

That was the heavily sarcastic remark I I’d had the balls to throw back at him.

Instead, I silently rolled my eyes, gave him a half-hearted nod, and decided to channel my newfound frustration into my workout.

What seemed like a billion burpees later, I was out of breath, drenched in sweat, and feeling on top of the world.

I refused to let this man’s comment get to me, or make me put my shirt back on.

And I think that’s actually what made this whole experiencefeel so incredibly freeing.

Georgina Berbari

Other than a handful of not-so-subtle stares fromguys my age in between their dead-lift grunts, showing my stomach was actually a lot less scary than I anticipated.

As for that old dude on the ab mat, perhaps he should try to focus on his own workout routine rather than preoccupy himself with a young woman’s body. Just a thought, you know?

Luckily, his comment actually provided a sort of natural, pre-workout-esque boost of energy for my sweat sesh, so perhaps I should thank him (nah, I’m good).

I’m sure I’m not the first woman who’s experienced this kind of sexualization, and I’m certain I won’t be the last.

But if you can’t help but be distracted by my midriff, that sounds like a big bowl of your problem not mine.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Bodybuilder Fat-Shamed Fellow Gym-Goer To Her Instagram Fans

Mocking someone for going to the gym to get healthy is like mocking someone who is hungry for going to a restaurant. In other words, it doesn’t make sense not to mention how callous and mean it is.

Unfortunately, bodybuilder Diana Andrews didn’t get the memo and shared a photo of a woman on a treadmill on her Instagram story with the caption love handles, followed by a separate post in which she implies that the woman is ordering burgers for delivery.

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5 Workouts From The Boxing Gym That Can Easily Be Done In The Comfort Of Your Home

Never in a millions years would I have thought I’d love boxing.

But, on a whim, I decided to go to a class near me, and I kind of fell in love.

Not only do boxing workouts provide a great way to get out a little extra aggression (perhaps you can pretend that punching bag is your boss’s face?), it may just be the most intense exerciseyou can do for your body.

When I finished my first class, my face was redder than it’s ever been before(seriously, even the instructor commented on it), butI’m really not exaggerating when I say I felt high afterwards(both literally and spiritually).

Thankfully, a bunch of the workouts at the boxing gym can easily be done in the comfort of your own home.

While plenty of the magic happens on the bag in class, plenty of it doesn’t.Here are five boxing workouts you can take straight from the gym to your living room.

1. Jump Rope Sans Rope

Jump rope is a pretty classic boxing warm-up, but believe it or not, you don’t actually need a rope to do it.

It’s a great way to getthe heart pumping at the beginning of a workout sesh, or to keep it pumping between reps of other exercises.

Take a minute to jump in place, moving your arms in small circular motion as though you are actually holding a jump rope.

2. Squat Jumps

If you’ve never done these puppies before, prepare yourself these will strengthen the crap out ofyour butt and legs.

Spread your feet about hips-distance. Send your butt back, and bend into a squat, sending your arms forward.

Then jump up the way you would during a burpee, swinging back to help propel you. Do three reps of 10, and feel the burn, baby.

3. Switch It Up With A Complex Circuit

For three minutes, rotate between these three exercises: high knees (running in place and bringing your knees up high, holding your arms in front of you parallel),burpees, and mountain climbers.

I won’t lie, it gets pretty difficult as you go through the circuit, but your body feels when you’re done.

4. Work Your Abs With A Variety Of Sit-Ups

Done in succession, try four different types of sit-ups, doing 25 of those suckersat a time.

I usually do 25 classic sit-ups, then spread my legs and reach my arms forward through my legs, repeating 25 times.

Then, I move on to some bicycle crunches, and then I end the circuit by bringing my knees back together, placing my hands on my thighs, and from my core, guiding my hands up to my knees, again, 25 times.

Try working through these variations as fast as you possibly can, and count your reps out loud to keep yourself going.

5. Shadow Boxing

Ah, the pice de rsistance.

Though the guy in this video is using pads, trust me, you don’t need them. Practicing with the air (or just imagining someone you’re angry at) works just as well to tire out those arms.

The cool thing about these punches, too, is you can combine themin many different ways.

Even spending 15 to 30 seconds practicing each punch heats you up, but it’s also rad to call out different combinations out loud, repeating each for a minute at a time.

Pro tip: Always keep your fists up by your face, and bring your arms back close to your body after you punch. Keep your knees soft, and your weight forward on your toes.

And voil, you’re basically Rocky.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

6 Cute Gym Bags That Will Motivate You To Workout When Literally Nothing Else Will

Tired of stuffing your workout clothes in a Trader Joe’s reusable tote?


For someone who has more yoga pants than pairs of underwear, you’d think I’d pay more attention to what I’m actually carrying my Lulu’s in.

But the other week, when I just couldn’t motivate myself to get my body moving, I finally realized that a new workout bag was long overdue.

I guess I always associated gym bags with my brother’s smelly lacrosse duffle, but in reality, the right bag can be stylish and versatile AF meaning you can take it straight from a HIIT sesh to happy hour, no problem.

Here are six adorable workout bags that will keep your gear organized and motivate you to move your booty.

Seriously, though. Pack these babies up the night before.

Then you really have #NoExcuses.

1. When You Want Three Bags In One


Adidas by Stella McCartney,$113, Zappos

This burgundy beaut has a removable cross-body strap totally ideal for those hectic subway commutes when it feels like you’re carrying ten million things through the crowds.

Oh, and it’s basically three bags in one. More bang for your buck, baby.

2. When You Don’t Want To Look Like You’re Going To The Gym


Frye Naomi Pickstitch Tote,$210, Zappos

If you’re going from the StairMaster to a sushi date, this bad boy was made for you.

The minimalistic leather look is super versatile, and it holds everything from your wallet, toyour favorite book, and even to your sweaty sports bra.

Your date won’t even know you just made gains before you two meet up.

3. When You Want Your Bag To Double As A Pillow


Quilted Oxford Nylon Tote, $215, Nordstrom

OK, I’m kidding. Kind of.

But on the real, doesn’t this tote look comfy AF? Like, I’d put my head down on that thing after a cardio circuit.

The royal blue color is super stylish, and it’s roomy enough for your sneakers a pair of heels for later.


4. When Hitting The Showers Is A Must


Under Armour UA Motivator Tote, $44.99, Zappos

Personally, I try to avoid showering in a studio or gym locker room at all costs.

But honestly, sometimes the sweat is just too real.

Under Armour has you covered with this waterproof gym bag. #BlessUp.

Plus, the plethora of inner zippers will hold your makeup, jewelry, deodorant, you name it.

5. When You’re Running From Work To Workout


City Adventurer Backpack,$128, Lululemon

Lulu, it’s like you understand me on a spiritual level.

Most backpacks remind me of third-grade recess, but this baby is chic AF, and it’ll make you literally dream of your workout while at your desk.

Too far?

Maybe, but stranger things have happened.

6. When You’re Feeling Simple And Sporty

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UA Storm Undeniable II,$29.99,Under Armour

Stay simple and keep your wallet happy with this stylish steal.

It comes in five different colors, and even has a large vented pocket foryour smelly sneaks.

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11 Home Remedies To Refresh Those Gym Sneakers You’re Afraid To Go Near

So, you’ve gotten to the point where your sneakers smell so bad, they could probably raise your childhood pets from the dead.

It’s fine. Really.No shame here.

Godknows I’ve been there, especially as someone who would prefer never to wear socks which is, as far as unpleasant foot stenchgoes, the number one culprit.

Luckily for all, there are countlesshome remedies to treat the bacteria-laden moisture that’s making your shoes go so, so sour.

1. Cat Litter’s Not Just For Your Kitty

Stick a sock filled with cat litter in those stank-ass sneaks of yours.

Keep them in a ziplock bag in the freezer, and repeat at night.

The litter works as a deodorizer and a preventative measure before the reekhas a chance to get worse.

2. Charcoal

Charcoal is pretty much everywhere these days when it comes to beauty trends, but it can also be great for smelly sneakers.

Wrap a few little blocks of charcoal in a tight cloth or old nylons, and shove it into your shoes.

Why charcoal? It’s simply a natural deodorizer.

3. Get Your Sneakers Drunk

That’s right, friends dunk those gnarly puppies in some alcohol.

Rubbing alcohol,that is, because it’s great for killing bacteria.

Put some in a spray bottle to get right into the crevices of your shoes, and let them dry out in the sunshine.

4. Black Tea Bags

Thetannins found in black tea bags help neutralize odors.

You actually want to stick them in boiling water first. Squeeze out excess liquid, and let dry just a little before placing them inside over night.

5. Put Your Sneaks In The Freezer

Putyour reeking Reeboks in a ziplock bag and freeze them overnight.

Pro tip: It might be a good idea to make sure they aren’t remotely close to anything edible

6.Don’t Throw Out Old Newspapers

Newspaper has been said tosoak up smelland extra moisture (read: foot sweat).

It probably doesn’t hurt to put a spritz of baking soda in there too, you know, for good measure.

7. Get To The Foot Of The Problem With Powders

Talcum, baby powder, corn starch, and baking soda are all methods for odor removal, both as a remedy for the foot itself, and to heartily dust into your sneakers.

Plus, there are so many ways to make unique homemade foot powders, if you’re a DIY kind of person.

8. The Magic Of EssentialOils

Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties, and is often recommended as a treatment for skin issues, among other things.

Rubbing your feet with tea tree oil before bed is thought to be a good preventative practice when it comes to steering clear of bad odors.

Plus, soaking those crumpled newspapers you’re keeping around with some eucalyptus, menthol, or tea tree oil helps to prevent and eliminate that stank.

9. Be Your Own Salt Bae

Salt the interior of your canvas sneakersto soak up moisture and refresh your sneaks.

10. Soak Your Sneakers In Vinegar

Vinegar is basically king of the home remedy game, a cleaning agent from the gods.

This method can also work if applied directly to the shoes (which should be dried out afterward in the sun or in the dryer),or the foot itself.

11.Use Some Dryer Sheets

Wear the dryer sheets inside your shoes.

This is an especially great tipfor anyone who gets a little self-conscious about those unpleasant smells if they have to take their shoes off in public.

But be careful, as some dry sheets have gnarly chemicals, so go as natural as you can.

Oh, also, at the end of the day, don’t be like me. Just wear some damn socks.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Absolutely Disgusting! Investigation Reveals 368 Female U.S. Gymnasts Have Alleged Sexual Abuse Against Coaches & Gym Owners Across The Country

Everything about this report is completely awful.

On Thursday, the Indy Star released its findings from a nine-month long investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against 368 female United States gymnasts. The lengthy report comes on the heels of an August scandal which reveal USA Gymnastics officials routinely ignored allegations of abuse for years.

Now the recent investigation has brought even more horrific claims to light, alleging that over the past 20 years, 368 gymnasts suffered sexual abuse at the hands of more than 100 coaches, gym owners, and other adults.

Related: Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Accused Of Groping & Fondling Gymnasts

According to legal docs obtained by the publication, the victims were mostly girls, some of who were as young as six.

The allegations range from coaches covertly photographing 6-year-olds in the nude, a coach engaging in “almost daily sex” with a 14-year-old, and another coach who “slipped a finger inside girls’ leotards”.

As for why these incidences went largely unreported or noticed, sources explained how gyms feared molestation claims would hurt their businesses. Some officials even feared firing an accused coach would ruin their chances of reaching the championships.

Following the explosive report, USA Gymnastics released the following statement to the Indy Star:

“Nothing is more important to USA Gymnastics, the Board of Directors and CEO Steve Penny than protecting athletes, which requires sustained vigilance by everyone coaches, athletes, parents, administrators and officials. We are saddened when any athlete has been harmed in the course of his or her gymnastics career. We find it appalling that anyone would exploit a young athlete or child in this manner, and recognize the effect this behavior can have on a person’s life. USA Gymnastics has been proactive in helping to educate the gymnastics community and will continue to take every punitive action available within our jurisdiction and cooperate fully with law enforcement.”

All we can say is, we hope the organization makes some MAJOR CHANGES going forward. This rampant sex abuse is completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated.

So, what do YOU think of the report?

[Image via USA Gymnastics.]

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Inspirational African Bodybuilders Prove You Dont Need a Gym To Get Huge

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