Clean Eating Is Not the Answer

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/clean-eating-is-not-the-answer

Calories in and calories out. Moderation. Simple stuff may not be a fad promise of 30-day six-pack abs but reality is like that.

Clean eating is not the answer.

 

So now that I have that out of the way, I already know what you’re going to say: This is what we have been taught for years, Prince. Yes, you are absolutely right, we have been taught this concept for many years now, but just because we have information floating out there that suggests that this is the way to go, I propose a question.

 

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The Truth About Foam Rolling

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-truth-about-foam-rolling

Simply, it is not the key to changing your tissues to improve your range of motion and movement quality in the long-term.

Tight muscles are normal, especially if you are training hard and pushing your body to excel both on the field and in the gym. But tight muscles can also affect how you feel, how you move, and how you perform. Many of us turn to foam rolling to help out those tight muscles, and foam rolling is a great way to feel less restricted, improve your range of motion during movement, and pave the way for higher performance.

 

At least in the short-term.

 

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The Truth About Foam Rolling

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/the-truth-about-foam-rolling

Simply, it is not the key to changing your tissues to improve your range of motion and movement quality in the long-term.

Tight muscles are normal, especially if you are training hard and pushing your body to excel both on the field and in the gym. But tight muscles can also affect how you feel, how you move, and how you perform. Many of us turn to foam rolling to help out those tight muscles, and foam rolling is a great way to feel less restricted, improve your range of motion during movement, and pave the way for higher performance.  

 

At least in the short-term.  

 

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Bulletproof Your Body

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/bulletproof-your-body

By selecting exercises to build maximal strength, while limiting unnecessary risk of injury, you can build a bulletproof body that will perform as well as it looks.

By selecting the best exercises to build maximal strength and size, while limiting unnecessary stress and risk of injury, you can build a bulletproof body that will perform as well as it looks. Unlike ‘pre-hab’ exercises which are often used as assistance exercises to help prevent injuries, a ‘joint-friendly’ approach deals with how to better select your heavy lifts. In this article, you will learn why selecting the right exercises is the key to you training longer and harder.

 

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December 2018 Ingredient of the Month Contest

Originally posted at: https://fabfitfun.com/december-2018-ingredient-month-contest/

DECEMBER 2018 INGREDIENT OF THE MONTH CONTEST

Official Rules

CONTEST OPEN TO FABFITFUN MEMBERS ONLY. NO PURCHASE, OR REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN, AND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT WON YET.

These Official Rules apply to the December 2018 Ingredient of the Month Contest to be held from December 11, 2018 to January 4, 2019, with the winner to be selected on or about January 4, 2019 (the “Contest”).

Prize: FabFitFun will award one prize to one winner which will be a prize pack which contains various products. The estimated retail value of this prize package is $500 USD.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received by FabFitFun during the Entry Period (defined below), the entrant’s compliance with the Entry Criteria, and the judging by the members of the FabFitFun Community, as defined below. Payment of any and all taxes associated with each prize is the responsibility of the winner of the prize.

Eligibility: Must be an existing member of FabFitFun as of December 11, 2018, who has not won a FabFitFun Ingredient of the Month contest in 2018. Must be 18 years or older, and a resident of one of the United States or the District of Columbia or Canada, excluding the Province of Quebec, to enter or win a prize. Employees of FabFitFun, its affiliates, or their respective advertising, public relations, accounting or legal firms, and immediate family members or individuals living in the same household of such employees, are not eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize. For purposes of these eligibility rules, “immediate family members” mean spouse, children, parents, parents of spouse, siblings, and spouse’s siblings.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Prior to receiving any prize, the winner must provide FabFitFun with any information or certifications needed by FabFitFun, in its sole judgment, for tax reporting purposes. The prize winner also must complete and sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility & Release to be eligible to receive the prize. If you fail to satisfy these conditions within three (3) days after we send you notice that your entry has been selected, you will not be eligible for the prize and we will select an alternate winner as described in “Selection of Winners” below. Contest subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws. All decisions on eligibility will be made by FabFitFun and its decisions are final and binding.

For Canadian Residents Only: Must be the age of majority in the province of residence. Before being declared a winner, the selected entrant must first correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time limited mathematical skill testing question to be administered by telephone at a time mutually convenient for the entrant and FabFitFun or promotional agent of FabFitFun.

How to Enter: Post the following in the FabFitFun December 2018 Ingredient of the Month topic under the “Contest” section on the member community discussion forum talk.fabfitfun.com (the “Community Forum”):

1. Share a favorite recipe that incorporates the ingredient of the month: Cranberries. (include exact measurements and ingredients)

An entrant may enter the Contest in accordance with the following requirements (the “Entry Criteria”):

Submission of Entries. Entry will be available only by visiting or using the Community Forum during the Entry Period and following the directions required for an Entry. The Community Forum is subject to limitations, delays, and other problems inherent in the use of electronic communications, and FabFitFun is not responsible for such issues.
Number of Entries. There is no limit to the number of entries per person; provided, however, that each post must comply with the Entry Criteria, be unique and automated generation of posts is not permitted.
No Purchase Required To Enter. There is no cost to enter a Contest. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY

You may enter the Contest by posting your content to the Community Forum. All entries must be posted between 12:00 p.m. PST on December 11, 2018, and 3:00 p.m. PST on January 4, 2019 (the “Entry Period”).

Selection of Winners: A winner can only win a FabFitFun Ingredient of the Month Contest once per year. After the end of the Entry Period, a winner will be chosen by a judging panel. Submissions will each be awarded a total score out of forty (40) points, based on the following criteria: (a) originality (25%), (b) appeal (25%), (c) complexity (25%), and (d) relevancy to the theme (25%). The member who submitted the submission that is awarded the highest score based on the Criteria will be the winner. In the event of a tie, the submission that scored the highest points in category (a) will be selected. If a tie still remains, the submission that scored the highest points in category (b) will be selected, followed by category (c), then category (d) if a tie still remains. Chances of being selected as the winner depend on skill in meeting the Criteria and the number of eligible entrants. If FabFitFun determines that a person whose entry is selected is not eligible to enter the contest or if the person selected refuses to accept the prize, or fails to complete the eligibility requirements described in “Additional Eligibility Requirements” above, or if a person whose post is selected cannot be contacted or identified, FabFitFun will select the submission with the second highest score based on the Criteria and remaining number of eligible entries. Each winner will be contacted via the email associated with the winner’s FabFitFun membership account. If a winner does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours, a new winner will be selected.

Additional Agreements/Waivers: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees: (a) to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and to interpretation of these Official Contest Rules by FabFitFun and (b) that FabFitFun and its agents, affiliates, representatives and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting from participation in the Contest or acceptance or use of the prize(s). Except as prohibited by law, each winner also consents, by entering the Contest and without further compensation, to FabFitFun’s use and publication of the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, biographical information, and details of winning for FabFitFun’s advertising, promotional, or regulatory purposes. Contest void where prohibited by law. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by FabFitFun in its sole and absolute discretion, FabFitFun may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received in such Contest up to the time of the impairment. FabFitFun reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike, offensive or disruptive manner or in a manner that does not comply with the spirit of the Contest. FabFitFun reserves the right to change, modify, or extend the Entry Period if it should be deemed necessary. Failure by FabFitFun to enforce any provision of the Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Contest Sponsor and Winner Information: This Contest is sponsored by: FabFitFun, located at 360 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Except as limited by law, the names of winners will be available upon request, at no charge, by contacting FabFitFun at VIP@FabFitFun.com, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to FabFitFun at the address above, Attn: Contest.

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Bulletproof Your Body

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/bulletproof-your-body

By selecting exercises to build maximal strength, while limiting unnecessary risk of injury, you can build a bulletproof body that will perform as well as it looks.

By selecting the best exercises to build maximal strength and size, while limiting unnecessary stress and risk of injury, you can build a bulletproof body that will perform as well as it looks. Unlike ‘pre-hab’ exercises which are often used as assistance exercises to help prevent injuries, a ‘joint-friendly’ approach deals with how to better select your heavy lifts. In this article, you will learn why selecting the right exercises is the key to you training longer and harder.

 

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Welcome Baby 3!

Originally posted at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theleangreenbean/shaJ/~3/LGzLvzay-WM/

family of 5

family of 5

Hi friends!

He’s here! Please welcome baby Nolan.

Born just one day past his due date last week, he entered the world much more quickly than his brother and sister did 🙂

mom and new baby

My water broke at home at 6am…a nice clear sign it was time to go to the hospital, which I was grateful for because we’d already been to labor and delivery triage twice over the past few weeks based on my contractions and were sent home both times. This time I was admitted to the hospital around 7am. I was 4cm dilated and my water was clearly broken.

At 9:45 I got my epidural. An hour later I was 6cm but the epidural wasn’t working (I had the same problem when Squish was born). I got a redose, which helped and by 11:15 I was 10cm and ready.

I adore my OB and she made a special trip to the hospital to deliver this baby (she also delivered my other two). I pushed thru 4 contractions and Baby Nolan was born at 11:43am.

He was my smallest baby – 7 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 inches long. We spent 2 nights in the hospital and then headed home to embrace our new crazy! The big kids love baby Nolan so much already, although both are sick so we’re trying to get them to keep their distance for now.

Big thanks to my parents and my in-laws for helping with the big kids while we were gone….and feeling very grateful that hubby gets 2 weeks of paternity leave. That coupled with some holiday days off means he’ll pretty much be home through new years which will be such a big help.

Stay tuned for more and be sure to follow my on Instagram stories for daily sneak peeks into our new life!

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–