Abs are made in the kitchen? Wrong! Abs are built with resistance and gradual progression like any other muscle. And like all other muscles, removing the unwanted fat that covers them up is what allows them to show.
If you can manage to progress in the gym with heavy compound lifts that require stabilization of the spine (squats, deadlifts, etc.), while performing exercises that allow you to flex and extend the spine with resistance (cable crunches, for example), you’ll build your abs.
Combine that with a slight caloric deficit and some consistency, and that’s a recipe for sharper, more visible abs!
Abs Workout #1:
Cable Crunches 4×8
Captain’s Chair 3×12
Abs Workout #2:
Decline Crunch 3×8
Hanging Leg Raises 2×10
Bicycle Crunches 2×20
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Look Amazing Every Day With These Simple Beauty Tips
When people think of someone that is beautiful, many times it is based on inner beauty as well as outer beauty. Both of these things are in your control to change. You really need to have both to look your best. Here are some tips to get you started on your own personal beauty adventure.
Invest the extra money in a set of quality makeup brushes. Remember, these tools will be touching your face every single day. Spending more on these brushes can get you a set that will last for years. You should also pick up a bottle of brush cleaner, which is to be used regularly, at least twice per week. This removes dust and bacteria.
To play up the color of your beautiful hazel or gorgeous green eyes, choose darker neutrals that create contrast against lighter eyes, shades that have a red base to bring out the green, or other complementary shades. The most enhancing colors for hazel and green eyes are silvery and shimmery shadows in all hues of purple, silver, and light browns.
To make small eyes appear larger, try lining your lower waterline with a white or peach colored eyeliner. By lightening the color of your waterline so it blends better with the white part of your eye, you can create the illusion that your eyes are larger and brighter than they really are.
Even the most skilled makeup artist sometimes has difficulty applying lipstick neatly. After you have applied it, use a cleanup brush that has been dipped in powder to place the powder all along the lip outline. Next, use a disposable wedge sponge to blot away any excess powder that may be left.
Remember that drinking plenty of pure water is one of the best ways to stay beautiful. It cleanses your system and helps keep your skin moisturized, your eyes bright, and your joints well padded and flexible. Pure water can be considered a “fountain of youth”. Enjoying plenty of it will keep you beautiful throughout your life.
Keep your makeup light and simple. If you put on too much makeup you can stress your skin, and make yourself look older than you are. The best beauty is often the least complicated. Keep your routine to a quality moisturizer, followed with lip gloss and a good mascara.
You should have makeup remover wipes with your makeup kit. Beauty professionals keep these wipes around to re-do an application of makeup that goes wrong. This is something anyone can do. Keep these wipes handy at all times for a quick fix to daily problems.
Use hydrogen peroxide to cure yellowed nails. Nothing is beautiful about yellowing nails. To fix this problem, soak cotton in peroxide and then wipe each nail for several strokes. Let it sit on your nails for a few minutes. Rinse your nails, and admire the lack of yellow coloring.
Change your pillowcase to make yourself more beautiful. A simple way to avoid unnecessary wrinkles is to switch your case from a cotton type to a satin or silk case. Cotton is drying and rough on skin and it known to cause wrinkles, typically, on the side of your face that you sleep on.
To improve your lip color application, always apply lip balm first. The lip balm will leave your lips soft and moisturized, and will allow your lip color to go on smoothly. Try using a basic, untinted lip balm so that you don’t effect the color of the lipstick or lip gloss you’re using.
To get softer and sexier lips use a honey scrub! Take 3 drops of honey, and mix it with half a teaspoon of sugar. Apply the mixture liberally to your lips, and let it sit for about 10 minutes. When you wash it off, you’ll find your lips have gotten softer and may even look fuller.
If you wear your hair in a ponytail often, move the position of the ponytail around every so often to prevent hair breakage. Constant stress and friction in the same part of the hair shaft can weaken hair, but placing the elastic or rubber band in different positions prevents the same spots from being rubbed over and over.
To give more definition to your eyes apply mascara. If you only have a few minutes, you can apply mascara to highlight your eyes, and look like you have spent more time than you really have getting ready. Adding eye color will only take a few moments, and really completes your look.
Add some gloss or color to your lips. Applying tinted lip gloss to your lips helps to give your lips a soft, finished look. If you are looking to draw more attention to your lips, add lipstick or lip stain. By adding either one of these it will help to improve your overall look.
When applying make up you want to be sure that you do it in a gentle way. If you use strokes that are too strong you can have two problems. The first of these is that the abrasive nature of the strokes can damage your skin. Secondly, it leads to a lack of control and worse makeup.
You also need a good dental care routine as part of your beauty regimen. Make sure you show your teeth when you smile: people respond to that. It will aid you in being successful in all aspects of your life.
If you are interested in speeding up your metabolism and losing weight as quickly as possible, you should make sure to include ginger in your diet. Ginger, in addition to fighting infections and detoxifying the body, warms you up and increases your body’s metabolism rate. Try adding a few slices of ginger to your morning tea and see if it helps you to lose weight.
You learned from the beginning of this article that is important to have both inner beauty and outer beauty to be considered truly beautiful. You may appear pretty at first, though if you have a bad personality, your beauty will wear off very quickly. Take the advice this article has given you to take your beauty to the next level.