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Tiger Classic este o competiţie sportivă cu participare internaţională, din acest an devenind un eveniment IFBB International, până în prezent fiind organizate nu mai puțin de 10 ediții.
Această ediţie se anunţă deja a fi una de succes, anunţându-şi participarea sportivi dintr-o mulţime de ţări europene, unele în premieră la Tiger Classic (de ex. Malta, Norvegia, Letonia, Spania, Irlanda..), arbitrajul urmând să fie asigurat la cel mai înalt nivel, de arbitrii categoria IFBB International, ce vor fi oficiali (şi) la ediţia 2017 a Arnold Classic Europe, ce va fi organizată la Barcelona la 2 săptămâni după Tiger Classic!
La XIa ediţie, vom reveni la Teatrul Tineretului/ Palatul Naţional al Copiilor, locul unde a debutat organizarea acestui eveniment sportiv, unde sportivii vor putea evolua pe scena principală în cadrul unui număr record de categorii:
- Men’s bodybuilding (4 categorii + OVERALL);
- Men’s classic bodybuilding (3 categorii + OVERALL);
- Men’s physique (3 categorii + OVERALL);
- Bikini-Fitness (3 categorii + OVERALL);
- Body Fitness (2 categorii + OVERALL);
- Master men’s bodybuilding (2 categorii + OVERALL);
- Master men’s classic bodybuilding (categorie open);
- Muscular Men’s physique (categorie open);
- Juniors men’s bodybuilding (categorie open);
- Juniors men’s physique (categorie open);
- Mixed pairs (categorie open).
De asemenea, pe lângă concursurile de pe main stage, vor mai fi organizate şi altele, precum: powerlifting, strongman, indoor rowing (pe scena principală, în pauzele tehnice, cu participarea loturilor naţionale ale României de canotaj şi caiac-canoe), skandenberg, diverse concursuri la standurile sponsorilor, precum şi o mulţime de clase de aerobic-fitness, organizate în zona outdoor de către World Class.
Totodată, vom invita toţi copii, şi nu numai, să ni se alăture în diverse activităţi strict dedicate lor, ce vor re-aduce în prim-plan jocurile copilăriei, neuitând nici de jocurile în tendinţă actuală, de genul kendama, pentru a le prezenta copiilor alternative de fun time vis-a-vis de utilizarea tot mai excesivă a smartphone-urilor…
În zona expo-outdoor, se vor putea achiziţiona diverse produse tip eco, încercând astfel să promovăm şi adoptarea unei alimentaţii sănătoase în detrimentul celei tip fastfood!
Cu sprijinul sponsorilor competiţiei, la această ediţie Tiger Classic vom avea ca invitaţi speciali pe Dorian Yates – 6 x Mr. Olympia şi Gal Yates, IFBB PRO Champion, ce vor susţine un seminar privind tehnici de antrenament şi nutriţie, la SasGym, în data de 8 septembrie, de la ora 20.30.
De asemenea, printre invitaţii de marcă îi putem regăsi pe Nick Lepore şi Vincenzo Masone, ce vor susţine un seminar privind tehnici de antrenament şi nutriţie, la RIN GRAND HOTEL, în data de 8 septembrie, de la ora 18.00.
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One of our favorite excuses for not trying hard enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle is our busy schedule. It can be quite challenging to do all you intended in the span of 24 hours but if you invest some time into developing your time management skills, you’ll come to realize that some goals are much more attainable. Of course, healthy habits and routines don’t always come along naturally, but it all trickles down to how much you truly want to put in an effort to stay healthy.
When we’re younger, we take our well-being for granted and then later when problems arise, we start thinking about the things we could have done differently. Fortunately, a lot of health issues can be prevented just by taking care of yourself and putting your needs in front of work and other not-so-crucial responsibilities. Like with everything else, the hardest part is to get started so to encourage you, here are 5 ways to keep a healthy lifestyle despite a busy schedule.
- Become a Pro in Meal Prepping
The way you eat defines who we are and if we don’t give enough attention to your diet, your body weight, as well as the way you feel in your own skin can become a problem. If you eat fast food or products that are filled with additives, hormones and god knows what, you can’t expect to feel good and if you do it for a long time, consequences can be severe. When you’re day is hectic and there’s just no time to have a wholesome lunch, you tend to reach for the whatever is closest, be it a burger joint or a bakery and this is where the trouble begins.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to become a pro in meal prepping. It might be tiresome in the beginning to think of the meals you’re going to have two or three days in advance, but as the time goes on, it will become natural to you. Spend a couple of hours on the weekends to prep your favorite meals that are both healthy and hearty, so that when you come back home from work, you don’t have to cook, but you already have a delicious meal at hand. Meal prepping is a game changer on so many levels because you’re still eating healthy, you’re saving money and you feel full for a longer time, not to mention other countless benefits that come from regularly ingesting all needed nutrients and vitamins.
2. Surround Yourself with Healthy Goodies
One of the notorious enemies of healthy living and eating is unconscious overeating. If you’re in the middle of your working hours and you’re hungry-ish but there’s no time to get out for a healthy snack, you head out to the vending machine and a chocolate bar comes to the rescue. Though there’s nothing wrong with an indulgence here and there, it shouldn’t become a habit. That’s why it’s a good idea to surround yourself with healthy foods both in your office and at home. Trail mix, fruit, homemade granola and healthy meals you bring with you are a great way to make sure you won’t be tempted by unhealthy snacks that are available at every corner. Besides, when you feel like you lack focus and you need some sugar, it’s much better to have a banana or a handful of trail mix – you will feel truly energized, you’ll stay full longer, and your brain will work much better with all the vitamins and nutrients to use as fuel.
3. Do Your Best to Sleep Enough
Whenever there isn’t enough time to do something, we decide we’ll sleep less in order to get things done. This is not a good solution, especially if you’re constantly sleep deprived, as it can lead to serious health issues. When the metabolism doesn’t get enough time to rest and replenish, it slows down, hormones start wreaking havoc and don’t even get me started with the lack of concentration, glitching problem-solving skills and general sour mood. Our ridiculously busy schedules virtually force us into biting off more than we can chew and the most common result is sleep deprivation. Not sleeping enough and not sleeping well due to overworked mind, loud snoring of your partner or stress about the next day can lead to feeling groggy and slightly disoriented and you don’t want that state to become your default state. Sometimes all the responsibilities and pressure can become overwhelming and your body will be able to get you through it, as long as you remember to press reset button every night and give yourself enough time to relax and rest. Sleep is not a luxury, it’s a necessity, and it’s important to treat it as such.
4. Exercises at the Office
Going to the gym after you’ve already spent ten hours in your office requires iron-strong will and let’s face, sometimes we just don’t have it. Even when you do get to the gym, you’ll be too tired to do your workout well enough to get optimal results, not to mention that the danger of injury is much bigger when you’re already overworked and scattered.
One of the best things you can do to remain active throughout the day is to sneak in exercises into your busy schedule. It doesn’t have to be a full hour workout in your office, but you can use a couple of free minutes you’ve got for doing some jumping jacks, pushups, leg raises, even sit-ups if your clothes allow. The point here is to improvise and don’t miss an opportunity to squeeze in extra activity into your busy working day. If you’ve got a long lunch break, use half of it to go for a quick run (so called runch) and use the rest of it to eat your healthy meal after you return. Also, when you do decide to have a workout, put it into your schedule and make it a priority, don’t let other things stop you from exercising unless it’s something urgent. That way, you set your well-being as a priority for yourself, and there’s no healthier habit than that.
5. Talk about Your Troubles
The world is imposing the picture that successful people are able to do everything they set their minds to effortlessly and that you should never show weakness. This is ridiculous, especially when you’re dealing with a lot of pressure and stress in any aspect of your life. It’s always a good idea to talk to a professional when you feel like you’re stuck, unhappy or constantly overwhelmed by everything going on around you. Having someone give you an objective opinion and solutions can be a lifesaver in a difficult situation and admitting to yourself you need help is one of the healthiest ways to keep your mind and your emotions in check. If you don’t feel like going to a stranger, turn to a trustworthy friend that will truly listen to what you have to say because sometimes that’s all it takes. Bottom line, don’t be afraid to accept when you’re having a hard time and do your best to tend to your psychological well-being just as much as you care for your physical health. – Vanessa Davis
Vanessa Davis is a 32-year-old fitness enthusiast, mother of two and content writer at www.diet.st. She’s originally from Long Island, New York, and when she isn’t cooking up some new health and fitness article, she enjoys doing yoga and figuring out new, delicious organic recipes for herself and her kids.
Have you ever taken a close look at the images of bodybuilders and been dumbfounded by all their bulges? They appear to have muscles we never knew existed. It’s no surprise that bodybuilding takes years of dedication and determination. Their diet is limited to foods that help them build muscles and their days consist of hours of exercise.
One would think that eating the right foods and regular exercise will keep a person healthy but recent studies have found otherwise. Bodybuilders have been taking muscles building way too far. Many of them suffer from a condition called muscle dysmorphia aka ‘Bigorexia’. Muscle dysmorphia or ‘bigorexia’, is the condition opposite to anorexia. In anorexia, the sufferer believes they aren’t thin enough and in ‘bigorexia’, the sufferer believes they are just not big enough.
Experts suggest that as of yet there aren’t too many people affected by bigorexia but the growing trend of building muscles will cause the numbers to increase unless there is awareness of the condition. According to the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation, 10% of gym goers are suffering from muscle dysmorphia.
People with muscle dysmorphia become obsessed with getting bigger, to the point where it begins taking a toll on them mentally. They become preoccupied with their appearance, their self-esteem plummets and they experience severe anxiety and stress. There are individuals who have become so depressed that they begin having suicidal thoughts.
There isn’t a clear cause of bigorexia, experts believe that pressure on men to be fit and powerful is where it starts. They set goals for themselves upon achieving them, they set new ones. What makes the gym different for bodybuilders is that their goal is to get heavier. This obsession with getting heavier and being physically large causes them to turn to steroids and that’s where the associated risks increase.
Steroids cause an imbalance in your hormones which causes breast development, shrunken testicles, erectile dysfunction along with many other side effects. In recent times, high-profile murders have occurred due to the use of anabolic steroids.
Even natural bodybuilding consists of changing your body’s strength and physique through exercise. There are definitely positive-effects of long-term bodybuilding. Body mass declines with age, after the age of 50% you drop around 1-1.5% of body mass every year. Once you reach the age of 70, you lose 3% of body mass every year. Bodybuilding will help you maintain body mass so you have more strength in your senior years.
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Bodybuilding, whether you use steroids or not it is also a risk to your cardiac health. Bodybuilding requires a lot of intense physical activity. Lifting more than half your weight can be dangerous for your heart, people who have torn their weight during heavy lifting have died
Although bodybuilding is an exhilarating sport you need to stick to a healthy weight because after a certain point it will affect your health negatively. The intense training can cause fatal injuries. Steroids may not seem like too big a problem until you find it affecting you both physically and mentally. You’re better off staying away from them because they cause more harm than good. To maintain the health of your heart, be sure to include aerobic activity in your workout.
Bear in mind that your body has limits, do not push it overboard. Anything done in excess is never good.
Bodyweight training is the most convenient type of resistance – all you need is your own body, and you’ll never be without equipment or a facility. You can gain tremendous functional fitness in terms of strength, power, balance, endurance and flexibility from progressive bodyweight training – all from the convenience of your own home.
By following our bodyweight series, you will have the tools to become lean, limber, and athletic. You won’t be intimidated by push-ups and pull-ups and your glutes will function like never before. Daily tasks requiring physical effort will become a breeze and the confidence you’ll gain from this program will shine through in all aspects of your life.
You’ll save thousands on gym membership fees without compromising the quality of your workout. By using these savings to make healthier food choices, you can get even better results from your training.
Many people wonder if they can develop impressive muscularity and fitness solely by performing bodyweight exercises. The answer is a definitive YES. As you progress to more difficult variations and increase the number of repetitions your body will respond by synthesizing more protein and laying down more muscle tissue. With these series you’ll learn how to manipulate your body to achieve a world-class workout. You do not need to be a slave to the gym. Make the world your gym and become its resistance!
Muscles of the Arms
Among men, well-built biceps and triceps are probably the most desired muscles of the body. When teenage boys join the gym, the first thing they usually ask about is arm training. This is understandable, as arms are the least covered part of the body. While clothes conceal most of the torso and legs, the arms are usually in plain view for everyone to see.
However, arm exercises are important for both women and men. The benefits they bring are universal and the looks are equally attractive. Many women are insecure about the appearance of their arms, the triceps in particular, and seek to develop the area by strengthening exercises. In fact, while the biceps seem to get all the glory, the appearance of the arms requires proper development of the triceps, as well. If pressed, we might even go as far to say that, in function and esthetic appeal, the triceps is the most important muscle of the upper arms.
Before we start with the exercises, let’s first try to better understand the arm musculature. The primary elbow flexors are the biceps brachii (see picture below), which are moving the wrist toward the shoulder by bending the arm. Other elbow flexors, like the brachialis and brachioradialis, contribute to movement in varying degrees depending on how the elbow flexion exercise is performed (for example, which grip is used).
The primary elbow extensors are the triceps brachii, consisting of three heads — the long head, medial head, and lateral head (see picture below), which are moving the wrist away from the shoulder, straightening the arm from shoulder to wrist.
The arms are essential most athletic pursuits. The elbow extensors are heavily used in sports, from baseball, golf, American football, volleyball, and basketball to boxing and track and field. The flexors are relied on in tennis, boxing, mixed martial arts, rowing, when tackling in football, and when pulling the body up in rock climbing. In everyday life, you are using them when carrying heavy objects out in front of the body.
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Cycling is one of those exercises that have many beneficial effects on our bodies. Besides being a ride, a bicycle can very effectively burn calories, build your muscles, and improve your total endurance. However, to get the most out of your bicycle, you should familiarize yourself with some of the muscles that will be affected, after which you’ll be able to adjust your technique. By cycling properly you’ll not only be less likely to go into early fatigue mode, but you’ll also prevent some of the common pains and injuries that go with it.
Legs / Hips
While pedaling in a sitting position, the majority of power is spent between the 12 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions of the stroke. This is where the hip flexes, along with the hip and knee extensions, to create enough power and turn the pedal. As you push the pedal downwards, you’ll mostly be using your gluteus muscles in the beginning, while your calves and quadriceps then enter to finish the move. And while the pedal returns to the top, your hamstrings become active during this recovery phase. Having strong quadriceps is especially important for everyday movements, but also for uphill cycling.
Being in an optimal sitting position is of great importance since it’ll prevent you from tiring early on and also help you avoid any back injuries or strains. You shouldn’t be leaning more than 45 degrees forward, so raise the handle bars if you’re leaning more than this to reach them. Your core muscles are in charge of controlling and balancing the bike, and while cycling will help you build them, some additional exercise can go a long way to increase your cycling performance.
Cycling in a standing position will empower your glutes, and the stronger they are – the more you’ll increase your cycling potential. If you choose to increase the intensity, by cycling uphill in a standing position, your back muscles will benefit very much out of it. You can also increase your cycling potential by exercising your glutes through squats, dumbbell step-ups, or forward lunges. Having strong deltoids in your shoulders will help your standing position, while strong upper back, specifically trapezius muscles, will make sure you maintain your posture.
Forearms, Hands, and Wrists
Holding the handle bars requires some strength in your hands, especially if you’re going for a bumpy ride, and they will gain strength during your rides. The same goes for your wrists and your forearms, and strengthening these is directly linked to the amount of body weight your hands have to hold while riding. Unfortunately, these are also the most injury prone areas because of the small size of the internal structures, so strengthening these muscles outside your cycling sessions will go a long way to ensure you stay healthy, but also increase your grip strength.
If you’re cycling in a normal manner, you probably won’t get far in shaping your abdominal muscles. But if you’re a hard-core fan and are looking to cycle like a pro, it’s actually really easy to get your abs into shape. Removing your saddle, for example, and cycling in a sitting position without one, will do wonders for your abs. You probably already know that these muscles won’t ever be visible if you don’t get rid of the fat, so you should probably consider ditching your energy drinks and drink water instead since this will lose you more calories and help you shape your stomach.
Besides many benefits concerning your muscles, cycling will also help you improve your cardiovascular system, lower your stress level, and improve your overall physical health. If you’re reading this guide, you’re probably already in the two-wheel team, but in case you aren’t – we hope we’ve convinced you to join it. In the world overcrowded by cars and buses, riding a bicycle can turn out to be the most practical and healthy way of transporting yourself to your destination.
Even if you don’t own a bike, you can easily find awesome bicycles online. And it’s even more fun if you do it with your friends.
There are many obese and overweight people around the world. And most of them are rushing to different gyms just to burn their mortifying belly fat. They would begin with several random exercises practically not really knowing where should they start and how must they continue. They are not able to succeed on their goal of eliminating their belly fat as they are inclined to focus on single are than their entire body.
The following are the best belly fat exercises that can be use by anyone:
1. Cardio Exercises
Most people think that there are really ideal belly fat exercises and they tend to stick to that exercise just to burn their belly fat. But what they do not know is that there is no exercise plan exclusively for losing belly fat alone. All you need is the perfect combination of all those exercises in order to attain your objective. People would think that they can able to burn belly fat by just performing long cardio exercises. The fact to this notion is that the more you tend to perform cardio exercises, the more your body will get used to it.
The outcome will be unable to consistently burn belly fat. You must take a slow approach to enhance the greatness of this exercise so as to achieve positive results.
2. Strength Training
Many people think that the longer time you get yourself involve with strength training, the more you they are able to burn their belly fat. However this is not true as the person’s body will never be challenged to deal with such situation. Just the same with the cardio exercises, with strength training you need to do a few repetitions and advance them slowly to achieve good results.
If you are so anxious about burning your belly fat, you can never achieve them by only doing some crunches. It is never probable to focus on one specific body part such as your abdomen or stomach. The reason for such is that the body dispenses the extra fat in other parts and will never be confined in one are. Therefore, full body exercise is required in order to obtain desirable results that blend both of the cardio and strength training aside from crunches. One more great benefit is that the body’s metabolism is expected to improve because of these exercises.
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For attaining the best results that concerns burning belly fat, you must also undertake exercise routine by warming up. For fine and deep exercises, it is suggested to opt for 30-minute stretching exercises. This will aid in improving your flexibility in performing more workouts everyday.
It is always advisable to incorporate your whole body like you arms, legs, chest, and buttocks in doing exercise. This will not only burn your belly fats but you can stay healthy as well.