If you’re a guy who’s really into fitness, what’s the last thing you’d probably do? Try and gain a bunch of weight. But that’s exactly what Drew Manning is doing, just so he can prove how easy it is to take the weight back off. Drew!
Manning, who is a professional trainer, has helpfully posted his current weight-gaining diet regimen, which includes donuts, pizza, ice cream — basically everything I love. Right now he’s eating around 3,500 calories a day. When he begins his diet menu, he’ll be eating around 2,900 calories, but much of that will be protein, instead of the high fat, sugar and carb diet he’s currently rocking. Keep reading »
I admitted last week that after several months of no exercise, I’ve gotten a little flabby. Since I’m not the most creative person when it comes to fitness, I asked you to give me your easy, fuss-free exercise tips. Many of you suggested I begin running or walking, instead of working out in the small inside space I have available. You’ve definitely convinced me to use the several-miles long park that is right across the street from my home. But what were some of Frisky readers’ other creative tips? Keep reading »
Earlier this year, I decided that my personal trainer wasn’t a necessity. I told myself that I could save the money I paid him, while employing the exercises he taught me and taking advantage of BeFitNYC, NYC’s free or low-cost fitness program. But you know what? I got lazy … big surprise right? So, now I’ve got a tricycle tire around my mid-section, a droopy butt, and fat knees. I need help! Please reveal your easy, fuss-free, and dare I say fun at home/free exercise tips in the comments. Hopefully, these exercises can be performed in a 3′ x 5′ floor space because that’s all the room I have. And look out for a post of all the good tips next week. Keep reading »
Michelle Obama was in South Africa this week with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, promoting fitness and HIV/AIDS awareness. Also, they were apparently showing off their guns in a push-up contest. [LA Times] Keep reading »
Is your boyfriend starting to look a little tubby? Maybe he’s getting a little round around the edges thanks to all the holiday feasting? Fear not, ye lads who loathe the gym and abhor dieting: the Belly Sauna has arrived. This primo As Seen on TV product will help you lose weight in no time. All you do is put on this trash bag-like undergarment, which, by the way, is “thin, lightweight, and undetectable!” (ha) and it’ll make you sweat more than a whore in church, shedding poundage quickly. What are you waiting for? [As Seen On TV] Keep reading »
Closets mean different things for different people. If you’re Carrie Bradshaw, it’s a sanctuary and shrine. If you’re a slob, it’s your cleaning quick-fix that houses any assortment of junk. And if you’re someone who lives in a cramped studio apartment in Chinatown, then you probably don’t have a closet, so for you it represents envy.
For workout fiends, your dressing zone could also be your home gym thanks to a company called Process that creates “fitness furniture”–aka wardrobes that open up to reveal bars that allow you to stretch, do crunches, or perform pull-ups. The design is kind of cool, but we’re not so sure we’d be down with sweating in such close proximity to a pile of newly dry cleaned cashmere sweaters. Process also makes a table that doubles as exercise bars when you turn it over … which might actually come in handy for the studio apartment crowd. What do you think? Cool idea or no? [InventorSpot] Keep reading »
I hate to quote “Sex and the City,” but I’m going to quote “Sex and the City.” When Miranda first started sleeping with Steve the bartender, he wanted to cuddle in the morning and she wanted to go to spinning class. Complaining about this at brunch (of course), Carrie says to Miranda, “You don’t need to spin if you’re having sex.” And it’s true! According to The Daily Beast, one hour of sex is the equivalent of a 36-minute jog, 28 minutes of yoga, 23 minutes of rock climbing, and 47 minutes of dancing. So ditch your expensive gym membership and go get laid, ladies. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »
“Nothing is a no-no. But moderation is key. As for sugar, you should cut all sugar out of your diet for five days in a row, maybe Monday through Friday. This will allow your brain to break its addiction to sugar. But be sure to allow yourself a cheat meal on the sixth and seventh days. Deprivation is not a long-term solution.”
— Jackie Warner, the personal trainer who stars on Bravo’s “Thintervention,” in an interview with several bloggers, including The Frisky. But Jackie does have some tips for indulging your sweet tooth. Find out more after the jump. Keep reading »
Have you ever tried toning sneakers? They’re the funnily-shaped exercise shoes that promise skinnier legs, and fitness companies like Reebok and Sketchers are now doing a bang-up business selling them. There are conflicting studies, however, on whether the kicks actually work. The New York Times quotes a study (not conducted by the companies selling the shoes) that proclaimed, “Across the board, none of the toning shoes showed statistically significant increases in either exercise response or muscle activation. There is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone.” Keep reading »
I knew that I had gained some weight in the past few years. While I wasn’t 100 percent happy with my extra pudge, I didn’t feel motivated enough to lose it. Ten pounds wasn’t really that much. My boyfriend accepted me no matter what, and even my mother couldn’t tell I wasn’t as skinny as I once was. Besides, maybe I could find security somewhere besides my appearance, and as long as I was healthy, who cared about my chunky arms, the extra roll on my belly, and my bulbous hips and thighs?
Then I went for a check-up. “I need to talk to you,” my doctor said, “about your cholesterol.”
My breath caught. A shadow seemed to fall over us. Keep reading »