My 3 Month Bikini Body Weight Loss Transformation with Freeletics Running

Hi, my name is Mel and I’m 34 years old. For many years, I practiced handball, gymnastics, crossfit and I went to work running. It changed when I started my own business. I went from 5 workouts a week to no more. I am now 13 kilos more than a year ago. I do not feel comfortable at all. It’s horrible for me to go shopping or wear a swimsuit. I wish to have a well-defined body and be able to wear a swimsuit with confidence. I hope to accomplish this with Freeletics Running. It will be hard, a lot of work, but I can not wait because I am convinced that I can become again the one I was before.

The Freeletics Running app is composed of interval workouts and distance runs and tells you when and how to run, depending on your level of sport and your goal My adventure is not over This video shows what happened in the first three months I dedicated myself body and soul I hope you enjoy it and motivate some of you to start The beginning was difficult I was running. I was walking. I was taking breaks. BUT I HAVE PERVERTED Because I had a dream I PUSHED MY LIMITS BUT ABOVE ALL I AM BECOMING FASTER STRONGER AMBITIOUS I WANT MORE THEN I PUSHED MY LIMITS EVEN FURTHER THESE 3 MONTHS WERE ONLY THE BEGINNING The last 3 months have changed everything I lost 9 kilos, but mostly I found new friends and found my lost trust It was just the beginning, I will continue and even add weight training and gym I encourage you to tell your best friend, to download the app and start the adventure It’s just running – nothing to be afraid of IT’S WORTH IT ! Thanks for watching my video

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Sweet, bitter, fat: Genetics play a role in kids’ snacking patterns

The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study found. The study investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet, fat and bitter tastes influence the snacks preschoolers choose and found nearly 80 per cent carried at least one of these genotypes that could predispose them to poor snacking habits. These findings could help parents tailor their kids’ diets based on their genetics of taste.

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Turning light upside down

Researchers have developed a ‘hyperbolic metasurface’ on which light propagates with completely reshaped wavefronts. The achievement towards a more precise control and monitoring of light is particularly relevant to the technological challenges of miniaturizing optical devices for sensing and signal processing.

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Monkey Vocabulary Decoded

From short ‘tsiks’ and ‘ekks’ to drawn-out ‘phees’ — all the sounds produced by marmoset monkeys are made up of individual syllables of fixed length, according to a new study. The smallest units of vocalization and their rhythmic production in the brain of our relatives could also have been a prerequisite of human speech.

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5 Ways to Torch Your Core in Every Workout

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This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com. Check out the rest of the exercises at Daily Burn.

At the core of every movement is just that: your core. And while lots of times “core” and “abs” become synonymous, it’s not 100% correct to use them interchangeably. Your rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus and obliques do comprise your midsection, but those aren’t the only muscles involved. Your back, hips and glutes also provide that stable base you need for stepping forward and backward, jumping side-to-side or turning all about. So to get a serious core workout you need to work them all.

“Core strength and stability not only enhances physical and athletic performance, but also helps maintain and correct posture and form, and prevent injury,” says Andia Winslow, a Daily Burn Audio Workouts trainer. “Those who have an awareness of their core and ability to engage it properly also have enhanced proprioception — or a sense of the positions of their extremities, without actually seeing them.”

Just picture elite athlete’s movement, Winslow explains, and how rhythmic and easy they travel through space, often in several planes of motion at the same time. They can thank strong trunk muscles for that. “Core should be a focus in every workout,” Winslow says. “Workouts won’t be as effective without proper core engagement.”

That’s not to say crunches need a permanent place in your sweat sessions. You can easily sneak in added core challenges during other common exercises. “When folks elect to add difficulty to workouts, they often increase weight, repetition or duration. Another — and often more effective — way to increase the intensity is by altering stance, ground contact, and/or dynamic variance equipment [think: sand or water],” Winslow says. Shifting your weight, testing your balance, or focusing on sticking a landing, all engage your middle more.

Learn how to get a solid core workout in every strength session with these sneaky midsection-scorching strategies from Winslow.

RELATED: 50 Ab Exercises to Score a Stronger Core

Strength Tips: How to Work Your Core in Every Workout

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1. Add weight overhead. 

Whether you’re doing squats or lunges, Winslow suggests pushing or holding a weight overhead — or even just keeping your arms straight up — to activate your abs and shoulders. These muscle groups have to work harder to keep your spine in a neutral position so you don’t over-arch, straining your low back. Translation: Put your hands in the air like you really care (about your core workout).

2. Hold your step-ups and pull-ups.

Stepping up onto a bench, chair or box requires you to use one leg, driving off your heel to reach the top. While balancing on one limb already works your core to keep you upright, Winslow explains that pausing at the top (with knee raised) will incorporate your midsection more. When you stand up, simply hold for a two- to five-second count, then go back down.

Same strategy holds (literally!) for chin-ups and pull-ups. By pausing with your chin at the bar, your core fires to keep you steady and in one solid line. Leg or arm day turned core workout.

RELATED: 6 Exercises for the Ultimate Back and Chest Workout

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3. Stick a single-leg landing on box jumps.

To crank up the core work in a box jump, start by bringing the hop height down. Then, keep the explosive leap to one leg and really stick the landing. (Hold it at the top for one to three seconds before standing up and stepping off.) One full-body exercise at its finest.

4. Do a single-arm dumbbell press or fly.

Make your arm and ab routine go hand-in-hand. Moving one arm at a time in exercises like a dumbbell press or fly, drives your midsection to work against the rotation to keep your hips square and your back straight. This will work whether you’re standing or lying on your back. Lift your hips into a bridge and you target your glutes, too. So many muscles; so much less time.

RELATED: 5 Planks, 10 Minutes: Your Ultimate Abs Workout

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5. Go for a twist. 

We tend to rotate in multiple directions all day, from turning to give a fellow studio mate a high five to twisting around to chat with a co-worker. But to keep that movement safe, your core needs enough strength to prop you upright and protect the spine. Enter: rotational exercises to build stability. Try twisting your torso at the top of a step-up or the bottom of a front or side lunge, so your body learns to better handle those turns you take throughout the day.

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Best Diets To Lose Weight Fast

Are you wondering if it is time for you to start shedding weight? Well if you are, then you need to observe some losing weight diet guidelines. Many people lose a lot of pounds every year. Whilst following the simple diet programs to shed pounds fast, you need to be very careful on the point of sufficing the nutritional requirement of your system by taking acceptable amount of protein, minerals and vitamins. The sources should mainly originate from fruits and vegetables. You should also record the calories ingested by you every day. By doing this you can keep an account of your daily necessity and also the portion you’re eating. The diet plans will help you lose weight fast. The Cabbage Soup diet has been used by people for many years. This diet consists of many variations, however the basic one is that if you consume cabbage soup when you’re hungry it’ll fill you up and can make you stay on low-calorie diet. For more info about the weight loss, click the link below this video now!.

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Sea urchins erode rock reefs, excavate pits for themselves

Through their grazing activity, sea urchins excavate rock and form the pits they occupy. This activity may cause significant bioerosion of temperate reefs, according to a study published Feb. 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Russell from Villanova University, US, and colleagues.

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