[Workout] Get A Butt Like Rihanna

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Rihanna both shocked & stunned the world when she arrived to the CFDA awards this summer in a see-thru head to toe crystal ensemble. What stood out most (other than her nipples on display) was that perfect, lifted, little round tush of hers!

You would think she spent hours in the gym getting in some major squat sessions, but there are some people born with a genetic booty advantage, and Rihanna happens to be one of them. But this doesn’t mean its impossible to build up your glutes!

I put together a workout regimen that will help you get that Rihanna booty of your dreams. Whether your flat as a board, or your just in need of a lift, this workout will help anyone get ready to wear their own see-thru crystallized diamond dress, or maybe just feel confident in a Brazilian bikini bottom.

Now before you run to the treadmill or dash for the elliptical, a better booty is not created with cardio alone, it’s created with  weights as well! That’s right, to get a serious sculpted backside you’ll need to add some iron to those squats and lunges. If you are new to working out, lighter weights or even small dumbbells will give you a burn.

Remember; No burn, No booty!!!

 

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Below is my Get A Butt Like Rihanna Workout that contains four different types of exercises; barbell squats, barbell lunges, good mornings & weighted hip thrusts. Each exercise requires 3 Sets and 6-20 reps each.

Barbell Squats:

Note;  This barbell bar alone weighs 40lbs.   Click the jump to see the rest of the butt building exercises with how to instructions. Continue reading

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Adrienne Bailon Gets Her Butt Tattoo Removed

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Adrienne Bailon has been pretty open about how she regrets getting one tattoo in particular, on her butt. And Finally she is getting it removed! Lawd, I know she is happy to say bye-bye to her butt tattoo that says her x-boyfriend’s name “Rob Kardashian” (I know her new boyfriend is happy too.)

The Real talk show host once dated Rob Kardashian in a very public relationship it 2007. Their love for each other was so “real” that they both got matching tattoo’s of each others names (except Adrienne’s name is on Rob’s ribs). But, when the couple split 5 years ago in 2009, their tattoo’s have lived on way past their love expiration date .

Adrienne has tried to remove the tattoo before but tattoo removals are not as easy and are very painful. She explains;

 

“I’ve had really painful experiences before, doing laser tattoo removal. Really smelling like flesh burning. Ahh!..For me getting the tattoo was painful, and living for the last past six years with somebodies name on your body is a little weird, and a bit more painful to have to like you know (one day) explain that to my kids..”

 

She is determined to get the tattoo removed for good but in a safe way, trying a new laser procedure  called “Picosure” that will take 5 sessions.

“PicoSure is an FDA-cleared laser tattoo removal technology that—in contrast to earlier methods—uses much shorter light pulses to break up ink pigments with less residual heating of surrounding tissue. Also used to treat age spots and pigmented skin.”

Tattoo removals can cost anywhere from $75-$5,000 depending on the location of the tattoo, size, ink color, and how many sessions it take to be completely removed.

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To see how the tattoo removal procedure is done, watch the clip below of  EXTRA TV following Adrienne getting hers removed;

 

 

 

via: Necolebitchie.com, EXTRA TV

Justin Bieber Is Back In The Gym & Warns #DontBeScared

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Justin Bieber has been flexing on Instagram but warns his Beliebers #DontBeScared. He recently has been sporting his shirtless self around the Hollywood scene, exuding much confidence with his defined set of abs and pecks on display.

Justin likes to get a good workout in, in the gym but also outdoors. If he’s not doing crunches or doing bicep curls with his trainer @thepatricknilsson, he’s hiking the canyons or skateboarding around for the Paparazzi to see.

A 1 hour session on a skateboard can burn up to 300 calories, hiking 200 calories or more (depending on the incline & speed.)

Didn’t it seem like just yesterday when Justin was a little boy with a fish bowl hair cut and no tattoos? lol. Boy they sure do grow up fast!

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The Perfect Sports Bra: Nike’s Pro Bra Collection

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 12.53.28 PMScreen shot 2014-07-14 at 12.54.02 PM   As a female, there is nothing worse than working out with a bra that doesn’t fit, is too loose, or does not have enough support to keep your breasts in place. This is why Nike has spent two years in the lab trying to perfect the perfect sports bra!  And now it is here! Introducing the The Nike Pro Bra Collection, this is the answer to the female athletes prayer.

“We have a saying here, ‘No bra, no workout, no run’,” says Julie Igarashi, Vice President of Global Design for Nike Women’s Training. “The majority of women are wearing the wrong-sized bra. This is something we needed to fix.” 

The Nike Pro Bra Collection are all complemented by the new Nike Pro 360 Fit System, which employs a Nike-created calculator to help female athletes find their precise size. Being properly measured and fitted into the right size sports bra, will help you focus more on your workout, and not on worrying about popping out (literally). The Nike Pro Bra Collection contains five different types of Bra’s featuring different types of support for all female athletes. The Nike Pro Rival Bra, which delivers the highest level of support and is offered in 25 sizes to help the female athlete find the right fit. The collection also features the new Nike Pro Fierce Bra, which looks almost like a real bra, with the underwire support which can be visually seen. There is also  the updated Nike Pro Classic and Nike Pro Indy Bras. The Nike Pro Classic Bra is also available in a padded version.

“In addition to measuring displacement, our testing also revealed that in most sports a female athlete plays, breasts tend to move in the shape of a butterfly—up and left, down, up and right, down,” says Martine Mientjes, Nike Apparel Innovation Project Research Director. “With a scientific understanding of how the breast moves, our designers were able to be extremely precise in where to emphasize added support in the bras.”

The Nike Pro Bra Collection and calculator will be available beginning July 14. For a breakdown of each bra in the collection, from highest to lightest support see the picture gallery below.

Ohhh Hi Skylar!!! I see you getting those endorsements 😉 Which bra is your fit?

 

Tyra Banks Thinks Beauty Will Be Perceived Differently In The Future

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Tyra Banks is no stranger when it comes to being  ridiculed by the press and media for her looks, but that has never kept her from saying how she really feels. In 2007, the 40-year-old gained 30-pounds after retiring from her model career.  Tyra spoke out about the backlash she was receiving from the media at that time and even joined the “Fat Fight Talk” Campaign, which helps women and men reduce self-damaging words to themselves.

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, the retired model talked about her perception of beauty and how the general definition of it will change in the future.  She says;

“In general, I believe, traditional beauty will be less valuable – and more uniqueness will be heralded.  People will be vying for that cutting-edge, distinct look in the way that today celebs reach for baby names that defy convention.”

She specifically states 10 predictions she see’s happening in the future, and one of them is getting plastic surgery will be as easy as walking into a drugstore.  But instead of the “cookie-cutter” look people crave now-a-days, everyone will be begging for a more unique and individual look.

Another prediction she has is that:

“Global warming will threaten our crops so natural food will be scarce. Hourglass, curvy bodies will be the aspirational beauty standard, representing that those women have access to bounties of fulfilling yet healthy food, which means they are affluent.”

She also says that since beauty will be so easy to attain, there will be no more prejudice on looks, but rather on your socioeconomic standing, and that if you do not desire plastic surgery, physical attributes (ex. certain shaped eyebrows and contoured cheekbones), will be accessible by “beauty ingestibles” such as active waters.

Even though Tyra made her living through modeling, she believes that robots and aviators will take the place of models in the future to sell products.

“Models will be as relevant as a horse and buggy.”

To read the rest of Tyra Banks 10 Future Predictions visit here.

 

Fitness Correspondent: Stefani Romagnoli

 

 

New Digital Birth Control Microchip That Can Turn On & Off

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Ladies listen up! Soon you will be able to control your birth control with just a click of a button.

A Massachusetts start-up company named MicroChip just receIved a $4.6 Million dollar grant from Bill Gates to create the next form of contraception. This will allow women to plan their families, turning their fertility on and off.

So how does it work?

“The chip is implanted under the skin and releases small doses of the contraceptive hormone levonorgestrel on a daily basis, with enough capacity to last 16 years… it houses a series of micro-reservoirs covered by an ultra-thin titanium and platinum seal. The hormone is released by passing a small electric current from an internal battery through the seal, which melts it temporarily, allowing a 30 microgram dose of levonorgestrel to seep out each day. And it can be simply switched off by a wireless remote, avoiding the clinical procedures needed to deactivate other contraceptive implants.”

 

Dr. Robert Farra, a professor from MITdiscussed how easy this contraceptive is to use, explaining:

“The ability to turn the device on and off provides a certain convenience factor for those who are planning their family.”

 

Depending on how clinical trials turn out next year, the “digital pill” may be available in 2018. Microchip  also has other products in development that may change the medical game including drug delivery devices through microchips for patients who have Osteoporosis and MS as well as a Microchip rescue device for Diabetics.

 

What do you think about this digital pill? Would you want the digital pill?

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Halle Berry Jokes About Her “Geriatric Pregnancy”

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Halle Berry has been making her media rounds for her new television show “Extant”, about a female Astronaut who returns from a 12 month journey in space pregnant! Although this new sci-fi television series has a very interesting story line, everyone really wants to know about her new baby boy.

On Ellen’s couch, Halle  opened up about giving birth to her second baby Maceo , and what it was like giving birth at age 46. She joked that while in the hospital she got a glimpse of her medical chart and realized it said “geriatric pregnancy“.

She explained to Ellen;

“I didn’t think it was possible at my age…. I was, you know, on my way–this is probably way TMI–but I was really, you know, kind of pre-menopausal. So to have this happen was a huge.”

Halle went on to explain that this miracle pregnancy she believes was due to her daughter Nahla’s prayers asking God for a little brother or sister, “Only her prayers could have done this.”

“Two things that I swore I would never ever do again in life. I mean, I didn’t think it was possible to have another baby and I thought for sure I had a need never to get married again. So, I’ve learned never to say never,”

In July of 2013, Halle Berry wed her second husband French actor Olivier Martinez in a private ceremony.

Wondering what a geriatric pregnancy is, well it’s not a what it may sound like, it’s not your grandma having a baby. It’s when a woman who is 35 years old or older becomes pregnant. This was once an uncommon thing, but in today’s society 2 out of 10 pregnant women are now giving birth after the age of thirty.

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Looking like a natural runner, Halle Berry was spotted getting some miles in while on set filming for Extant. Running may have been attributed to helping this actress get her pre-baby body back.  As far as her diet,  Halle has to stick to a strict high protein and low carb diet, avoiding sugary drinks due to her type 2 diabetes. The actress explained, she once passed out and was unconscious for a week due to her not taking care of her disease;

 

“One day, I simply passed out, and I didn’t wake up for seven days, which is obviously very serious.”

 

Wow!!! Now that’s serious. Happy you have it under control now Halle.

 

 

Venus Williams Bares It All for ESPN Body Issue 2014

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The Body Issue is definitely one of my favorite issues of ESPN Magazine. I am truly mesmerized by the human body, especially the bodies of athletes. It’s incredible how people have different body shapes, but I find it even more incredible the different types of physicalities of  athletes who play different sports. The cross between genetics, different types of training and nutrition to determine different body shapes and forms.

Tennis player Venus Williams graces the pages of the 2014 issue, letting us see her in a whole different light. She bares it all, with her body on display as well as telling her struggles with her disease “Sjogren’s Syndrome”. Peep excerpts from her interview with ESPN;

 

On doing a nude shoot, and body insecurities;

Oh man, this is the real deal. It didn’t dawn on me until right when I walked on set that I would have to be without clothes. If I would have thought about it before, there may have been a little less of a chance….I had such a lackadaisical attitude toward being tall. I never really used to care; it just always helped me with my game. Sometimes women who are taller aren’t comfortable with it, but I love being tall. 

 

The only complaint she said she has about being tall is having a hard time finding jeans that fit for her height. And she admits she has big feet, and that it’s not the easiest finding cute shoes.

 

I was joking (around), wishing I did a thousand abs a day so I could compete with all the athletes that are just ripped, but I’m probably never going to be ripped…I wish I could retain muscle easier. If I don’t go to the gym for a week, I just get thinner and thinner. My body just doesn’t want it. I’m full of oil, I guess…

 

On how looking good plays a role on her confidence;

My motto personally has always been: Look Good, Play Well. I think there’s a connection with what you wear. If you don’t feel good about what you’re wearing, you aren’t going to feel confident and you aren’t going to be able to concentrate.

 

On her disease;

Sjogren’s syndrome has been a life-changing experience, that’s for sure….You are so tired it hurts. At my worst point, I wasn’t able to play tennis at all. Just the whole quality of my life was compromised — and uncomfortable. It’s very difficult to understand unless you’ve gone through it. Especially as a professional athlete, there’s never any acceptable excuse. You push and you push and you’ll die on the court if you have to, but you get it done. The whole experience is just foreign as an athlete. You have to accept that you’re never going to be 100 percent. So, how do you get past those roadblocks? I wouldn’t say I “enjoyed” the challenge. But I’m up for the challenge. 

 

Interesting enough, comparing her  body to her sister Serena Williams, who both biologically have the same parents, and play the same sports, yet  have different body types. Check out the differences of Venus’ ESPN body issue pics compared to Serena’s body issue pics from a previous issue below;

 

 

 

 

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To watch the entire ESPN Body issue with Venus click here; http://espn.go.com/espnw/video/11113063/venus-williams-feature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colin Farrell Hits Up A Yoga Class

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While most guys prefer weights, you’ll find Colin Farrell hitting up numerous yoga classes.

The 38-year-old was seen leaving yoga classes in LA not once, not twice, but multiple times this week.

Back in 2013, Farrell told Access Hollywood why he prefers and loves yoga so much.

“It’s fun. [I] do it every day, as much as I can.  I love being in a class with students – 30 or 40 people all moving in unison.  It’s very easy to live where you remain in your head… and you’re concerned about various things and constantly contemplating and so on and so forth, so it takes you out of your head for a while and just puts you back into you body.”

 

Studies have shown that doing yoga or meditating for 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks can dramatically improve the physical framework of the brain. It actually helps increase the parts of your brain which involve memory and learning, and decreases other parts which are associated with anxiety and stress.

 

Being a hot celebrity in hollywood, sure could make one stressed out, we see why Colin wants to get his yoga on as much as he can. And if that’s how he also get his six-pack, I’m in!

 

Fitness Correspondent: Stefani Romagnoli

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