coelasquid:

I don’t know if these weigh-ins correspond with these fights, but a google sweep for just about any professional fighter will give you similar results. Mr. Universe-esque comic book hero bodies for weigh-in photos, normal athletic human bodies in shots from actual fights. Obviously they’re in impeccable shape either way, but it goes to show that abdominal definition doesn’t really correlate with athletic ability.

As a side note, For anyone unfamiliar with the practise, professional fighters will try to get their weight as low as possible for weigh-ins by starving, dehydrating, anything that will get rid of every scrap of excess matter in their body immediately before the weigh-in so that they can have the weight advantage in the fight. They quite often weigh several pounds more in healthy shape than they’re billed at, and since everyone does it, anyone who doesn’t is at a disadvantage. A similar technique is used by professional bodybuilders before a competition to get the illusion of paper-thin skin that best shows off the muscles underneath. Many times people use these starved and dehydrated for-show bodies as their reference for what a “strong guy” looks like, which makes for inaccurately idealized character designs.

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Anonymous
I know what everyone says about them but I still want a thigh gap. Maybe it's just because all the pretty girls on tumblr have them but still. I don't think I'll ever have one though :(

gina145:

harcules:

Okay you need to stop obsessing over a thigh gap. It’s just a gap between your thighs, that has no function whatsoever. You either have it or you don’t. It’s also not a thigh gap that makes all those girls pretty, they’d still be pretty thigh gap or not.

Thigh gaps are basically genetic. It’s caused by how wide your hips and pelvis are. How thin your legs are. Your body fat, where you’re predisposed to store your fat even.

I also wouldn’t believe all those pictures you see on tumblr. The phrase "The girl in the magazine doesn’t even look like the girl in the magazine" rings a bell here.

I’m going to hate myself for doing this, and if any of you EVER mention it, I will hunt you down.

1) Lets take an average guy.

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That would be be at your service. Not too fat, not too thin. Not too muscly and not too skinny.

2) Now lets look at my thighs. They’re big and whatever. I don’t know if you can see it in the picture but theres actually sores on my thigh from it chaffing when I had to run for a bus the other day.

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3) Now lets look at me standing normally (with feet together) Oh look at that no thigh gap. Only gap I have is by my knees and ankles because of my calf muscle.

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4) Even if I stand with my feet over a foot apart. Oh look still no thigh gap. Damn I must be doing something wrong.

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5) I wonder. If I put my feet together and push my knees outward like I see all these tumblr girls doing. (This is really bad for your knees btw) Still no thigh gap, but look most of my legs aren’t touching anymore. That’s a win I guess? smh

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6) I wonder what I’m doing wrong? Oh duh I completely forgot to push my hips back. OH HOLY FUCKING SHIT. IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS? Is that a thigh gap on a person who will never naturally have a thigh gap, or want one either? Yes it is.

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This has shown me that I need to bulk my legs until this can never happen again. Seriously I’ve chicken legs. Fuck you knee injury.

But it should have shown you that you shouldn’t believe everything you see on tumblr. Camera angle and posture play a major role. And imagine if photoshop was thrown in as well. Just be yourself, accept your body thigh gap or not. I promise you that thigh gaps are neither as important nor attractive as you think they are. Good luck

You have such a baby face. So cute. The first photo makes me want to squeeze your cheeks like relatives do lol

finish-with-fitness:

This guy is a local icon in the town where I used to live a few years back. 

He was a maths teacher at a local high school, and every morning, (I’m not kidding when I say everyday) he would run 16km (just under 10 miles!) from his house to the school where he taught. 
Even though he retired from teaching a few years back, he has still been running 16km’s, everyday, and just running to the gym instead

To top of that sheer awesomeness, he waves to literally every car that passes him, and high fives anyone he jogs past, with the biggest smile on his face you could ever imagine.

He’s approaching 70 years of age, and he’s still fit and healthy as he was nearly 20 years ago. 

If this isn’t a reason to run, I don’t know what is!

(Source: healthybrain-healthybody, via fatmaninalittlesuit)

ladyknucklesinshape:

spinningmyspokes:

prettyandfit:

espressorunner:

recover-your-beauty:

 The Histoire de Curbes, Pulp Fashion Week Show(lle-de-France, France)

it’s nice to see people who look more like me on my dash.

I love to see the celebration of all women’s bodies.

Gorgeous.

I love seeing how fierce and happy these women look.

They should have called me and flew me in. I would have worked that.

(Source: planetofthickbeautifulwomen, via chooseconfidence)

just-yasmeen:

one of my favorite posts!

I see there are no penis food on here.
Mother nature is lookin out for your balls, but not your member, apparently.

(Source: fiti-vation)

just-yasmeen:

hourglassandclass:

Xlizardx sent in this super cool submission. Here’s what she said:

"SAME GIRL, SAME DAY, *FIVE* DIFFERENT SIZES

I made this today to illustrate how inconsistent sizing in women’s clothing really is. Each of these skirts is a different size - and each fits me perfectly. So what size am I really?
Who knows?
Certainly not Oasis, Topshop, H&M, or Warehouse, clearly.”

Interesting observation!

I am the same especially in jeans. At my starting weight I wore size 18, 20, and 22 and now I wear size 2, 4, 6, and 8 at different stores!

You true size is the inches/CM you’d get with a tape measure.  If every clothing company in the world just resorted to the ACTUAL measurements of the clothing, everything would be so much simpler and easier.
But in order to perpetuate the sense of womens bodies being smaller than they are, in order to make them feel better, in order for their clothes to be bought more readily, they resort to the skewed sizes.

Men, at least as far as jeans and trousers are concerned, do not have the same problem.

Welcome, new Health/Fit -blrs! A quick guide to your Tumblr journey:

runningoffyourproblems:

  • You cannot spot reduce. That phrase is thrown around all the time. I suggest tattooing it on your body.
  • Fruit is your friend! Fruit sugar is different from fruit loop sugar.
  • Eight cups of water a day or more. You will spend 50% of your day in the bathroom.
  • A promo is short for promotion….

tonedbellyplease:

Ways to stay motivated in the winter! 

What have you put on your fitness christmas list?

(Source: butfirstbreakfast, via fitanne)

Advice for college freshman

just-yasmeen:

  • If you got the choice, live on campus.
  • Go to all the events.
  • Talk to all the people all the time.
  • Don’t eat at the cafeteria. Seriously. Learn how to cook your own food.
  • Always have plenty of toilet paper.
  • And coffee.
  • If you don’t drink coffee, start drinking coffee…