July 20, 2020

Your ‘Quarantine 15’ Jokes Aren’t Funny-They’re Hurtful and More…

In today’s digest we bring you articles on Your ‘Quarantine 15’ Jokes Aren’t Funny-They’re Hurtful, Ivan Makarov Pulls A 440kg Dealift Double In Prepapration For Breaking The World Record, 8 YOGA POSES THAT STIMULATE THYROID FUNCTION AND RESTORE THYROID LEVELS and 8 Things You Should Know About Protein. Hope you enjoy them…

Your ‘Quarantine 15’ Jokes Aren’t Funny-They’re Hurtful

And these conversations aren’t just happening one-on-one; they’re happening in public. Even celebrities are making jokes about how fat they’ll get. Taika Waititi tweeted a cautionary note to his followers: “Now is the perfect opportunity to get motivated, workout, and come out of this absolutely shredded. Sadly we’re human and will probably come out of…

And these conversations aren’t just happening one-on-one; they’re happening in public. Even celebrities are making jokes about how fat they’ll get. Taika Waititi tweeted a cautionary note to his followers: “Now is the perfect opportunity to get motivated, workout, and come out of this absolutely shredded. Sadly we’re human and will probably come out of it looking like the people from Wall-E.” On Instagram, rapper Fedez posted a series of photos of himself, his child, and his wife, influencer Chiara Ferragni, photoshopped to look fat.

On their faces, their posts could be about processing anxiety around weight gain or as just another fat joke. But to me, and to many others, they send a powerful message about fat bodies. After all, if we see body size as a truly neutral characteristic, what is there to be anxious about or make fun of? And why do these conversations need to happen publicly, on platforms with millions of followers, where fat folks and people with eating disorders are invariably among those watching, reading, listening?

Publicly proclaiming our anxiety about or discontent with weight gain can contribute to a culture that demonizes and scapegoats fatness wherever it finds it. And when you say those things, your fat friends—and your fat followers—hear you. We see you. And whether or not you’re ready to acknowledge it, we know you’re talking about how terrible it would be to look like us. When we hear you talk about your revulsion at bodies that look like ours, how could we not be hurt? How could we not be heartbroken?

Of course, all of us should have supportive spaces to process our changing feelings and bodies in isolation and beyond. But that doesn’t nullify our duty not to harm others in the process, either by triggering their eating disorder or body dysmorphia, or by insulting their body, implicitly or explicitly.

There are simple steps that each of us can take to care for ourselves and for the people we love. When you want to talk to friends and family about your changing body, ask for consent first. Because most of us don’t know who in our lives is in recovery for an eating disorder, for body dysmorphia, or even just where they’re at with their own relationship to their bodies. Our individual comfort, our processing, and our mental health can’t come at the cost of someone else’s.

And remember that when you joke about becoming unthinkably, impossibly fat, when you process that fear publicly, there is always someone listening who is fatter than you. There is always someone who is living in the body that you describe as a nightmare as a matter of course. Fat people are listening. I am listening. The cartoonish body you’re imagining as a nightmare scenario is someone else’s reality. While you think you’re healing yourself, you may also hurt them.

For more information on eating disorders as well as resources that can help, visit the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). The NEDA helpline can be reached at 1-800-931-2237. For 24/7 crisis support, text “NEDA” to 741741.

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Ivan Makarov Pulls A 440kg Dealift Double In Prepapration For Breaking The World Record

Ivan Makarov is a former circus Strongman from Russia, who gained some international fame when he attempted the famed 501kg deadlift back in December. He was unsuccessful in pulling the monstrous 501 kg but he got attention and curiosity of quite a lot of people, including Eddie Hall.  Then nothing new came to light for…

Ivan Makarov is a former circus Strongman from Russia, who gained some international fame when he attempted the famed 501kg deadlift back in December. He was unsuccessful in pulling the monstrous 501 kg but he got attention and curiosity of quite a lot of people, including Eddie Hall.

Then nothing new came to light for months until he announced that he will be competing in the world deadlift championship in September and that he is aiming for a 520kg deadlift. That was back in June and I even had the pleasure of exchanging some messages with him and he was kind enough to answer some questions. Here’s what he had to say back in June about potentially breaking the deadlift world record.

If you deadlift above the world record(501kg) in September, would you be satisfied or would you still try 520kg?

On the day of the competition, I will lift as much as it will be necessary to establish a new world record, but certainly, if I’ll have more strength in me I will go for a lot more weight. I will go to the end I am crazy in my actions I want to go the same way As Eddie Hall. I want to set a world deadlift record and win the WSM then I will calm down, I will be calm and I will know that I didn’t live my life in vain. Check the full interview with Ivan here.

Well, now he is deep within his training camp for potentially breaking the deadlift world record and today posted a video of him pulling a very impressive 440kg for a double. The weight gave him a fight, that much is for sure but Ivan managed to get the weight up. Comparing it to Thor Bjornsson, he is still not there in terms of pulling over 500kg, but comparing anyone with Thor Bjornsson and his feats of strength is very ungrateful. Thor is a monster both in size and stature and he is truly one of the best to ever compete in Strongman. However, Ivan still has some time to improve on the lift. Besides, 440kg for a double is very very impressive and even at this stage of his preparation, he could give 500kg a good fight and maybe even pull the weight.

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Первая тренировка тяги в экипировке за долгое время 440кг на 2 раза, идёт довольно легко ,на втором подъёме как обычно не хватило кислорода ,мог потерпеть ,но ещё вся подготовка впереди ,форсировать подготовку не буду , потихоньку чувствуя свой организм буду идти шаг за шагом , вперёд к цели . Друзья кто хочет тренироваться вместе со мной , приглашаю на онлайн ведение 💪 ПРОСЬБА ДЕЛИТЬСЯ МОИМ ВИДЕО ,ДЛЯ МЕНЯ ЭТО ОЧЕНЬ ВАЖНО The first training session in gear for a long time 440kg for 2 times, it’s pretty easy, on the second lift as usual there wasn’t enough oxygen, I could tolerate it, but I’ll still have all the training ahead, I won’t force training, I will go on step by step feeling my body forward to the goal. Friends who want to train with me, I invite you to online management 💪PLEASE SHARE MY VIDEO, FOR ME THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

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Here’s a quote from Ivan’s Instagram post explaining his training process as of now.

The first training session in gear for a long time 440kg for 2 times, it’s pretty easy, on the second lift as usual

there wasn’t enough oxygen, I could tolerate it, but I’ll still have all the training ahead, I won’t force training, I will go on step by step feeling my body forward to the goal

First geared training in probably months and he’s already pulling 440kg, is super impressive. As you can see by his comments, currently the weights is killing his cardio when he tries to rep it out but he’s still working on it. From what Ivan is showing on his social media, he is currently more than capable of attacking the 500kg record and maybe even breaking it.

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8 YOGA POSES THAT STIMULATE THYROID FUNCTION AND RESTORE THYROID LEVELS

Yoga is an Eastern practice that goes back thousands of years. Only recent has it become a popularized form of exercise in the West. Although the real intention of yoga (unity of body with spirit) is rarely attainted in the colonized Western version of the practice, the postures involved still provide a low-impact form of stretching….

Yoga is an Eastern practice that goes back thousands of years. Only recent has it become a popularized form of exercise in the West.

Although the real intention of yoga (unity of body with spirit) is rarely attainted in the colonized Western version of the practice, the postures involved still provide a low-impact form of stretching. These stretches and poses, which allow blood to flow to areas that need healing, can undoubtedly address specific health concerns.

There are thousands, if not millions, of yoga poses, from which you can choose to target different areas of your body. Poses run from easy (like corpse pose) to advanced (like crow pose), so they’re good for any age, or shape.

Where Is The Thyroid?
The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped organ that sits in the front of your neck. It produces hormones that regulate your metabolism and affect every organ in the body. Thyroid hormones are also involved in the regulation of skeletal growth and maintenance, as well as heart function.

Around 27-million Americans have thyroid disease, and even more have low thyroid function.

Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction include:
– Fatigue
– Slowed metabolism
– Weight gain
– Constipation
– Difficulty concentrating
– Waxy skin and swelling (myxedema)
– Dry skin
– Low libido
– Depression
– Slow pulse
– Dry, brittle hair
– Deep, hoarse voice

What Triggers Poor Thyroid Function?
There are a variety of reasons as to why your thyroid might be malfunctioning. Environmental factors put a heavy toll on the thyroid, and is one of the main factors in contributing to autoimmune thyroid disease.

These factors include :
– Smoking
– Stress
– Exposure to radiation
– Nutrient deficiencies (iodine, selenium, zinc, vitamin B12)
– Environmental toxins (pesticide exposure, fluoride in water, etc.)
– Chronic infections
– Certain medications (beta blockers, birth control pills, estrogen, iodinated contrast agents, lithium, phytoin, steroids (testosterone injections), theophylline)

Yoga for Thyroid
Yoga works to stretch and open constricted muscle and connective tissue around the neck, improve blood and lymph flow, reduce stress, and stimulate the endocrine system (which includes the thyroid).

The poses mentioned below are throat-stimulating. They improve circulation and energy flow around the thyroid, and help stretch and strengthen the neck.

In fact, several studies have shown the positive effect of yoga on improving thyroid function. One study found that practicing yoga for six months helped improve cholesterol levels, serum TSH, and reduced the thyroxine requirement in female patients suffering from hypothyroidism .

As with all stretching and yoga routines, remember to breathe deep, and never go too deep into a pose if you experience sharp pain.

1. Fish Pose

1. Sit on the floor with your legs extended out in front of you.
2. Move to one side at a time so that you can place your hands directly underneath each buttocks (palms facing down, fingers towards the toes).
3. Draw your elbows into each other and open your chest.
4. Slowly lean back onto your forearms and elbows.
5. Again, open your chest as much as possible and press into your arms to stay lifted.
6. Drop your head back if you haven’t had any neck injuries, and only if it is comfortable.
7. Release by lifting your head, releasing your hands and lying down on your back.

2. Legs-up-the-wall Pose

1. Use a folded blanket or firm pillow underneath your hips for support.
2. Add more height to the support if you’re more flexible.
3. Sit with your right side against the wall, and lift your legs up along the wall at the same time as you lie back.
4. Your buttocks can be right against the wall, or a few inches away.
5. Soften your throat and relax your neck and chin
6. Keep your arms alongside your body, above your head, or anywhere that is most comfortable.
7. Stay here for up to 20 minutes – the longer, the better!
8. Release the pose by pushing yourself away from the wall.

3. Cat and Cow Pose

1. Start with your hands and knees on the floor, palms directly under the shoulder rand knees directly below the hips.
2. Breathe in and pull your abdominal muscles in as you arch your back up like a stretching cat. Let your head and tailbone drop down toward the floor.
3. Return to the initial position, and then extend the upper part of the spine upwards, supporting it with your abdominal muscles and not letting your neck sink into your shoulders, or your shoulders crunch up into your neck. Make sure your neck is a long extension of your spine, and don’t let the head fall back.
4. Return to starting position and repeat 5 times.
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8 Things You Should Know About Protein

We’re guessing you’re fond of protein shakes because they help repair and regrow damaged muscles. Score one for you. But aside from knowing that, do you think your knowledge about protein could fit into a shaker bottle? If not, this Protein 101 refresher will help bring you up to speed. For a crash course, we turned to nutrition…

We’re guessing you’re fond of protein shakes because they help repair and regrow damaged muscles. Score one for you. But aside from knowing that, do you think your knowledge about protein could fit into a shaker bottle?

If not, this Protein 101 refresher will help bring you up to speed. For a crash course, we turned to nutrition and fitness expert Lisa Lynn, author of The Metabolism Solution.

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