It’s something every lifter should know how to do, yet a fair number have never given it a second thought before they put that heavy barbell on their back: what to do if you’re squatting down—and realize you’re not going to make it back up.Generally speaking, you have three options: 1.Yell “Oh my God, help!” in the hopes someone can hear you over their headphones and come to your rescue; 2. Get crushed under the weight; or 3. Learn how to bail successfully.One of these—spoiler, it’s the third—is more effective than the others. If you’re going to be squatting, especially if it’s heavy weight, you need to be able to fail a squat safely (This common squat mistake might be killing your lower back).Learning to do so can be a literal lifesaver: Getting stapled by a weight is never fun, but getting crushed at the bottom of a barbell squat can be very dangerous, causing irreparable harm to your body, particularly your knees or … [Read more...] about The Right Way to Fail a Squat Without Getting Crushed
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Whether you consider yourself a lipstick, lip gloss, or lip stain kind of woman, you’ve probably heard of liquid lipstick. This particular formulation offers intense, long-lasting color with a matte (non-shiny) finish.That being said, despite its major staying power, liquid lipstick can be tricky to work with. In fact, you may have even had a bad experience with one yourself. (Uneven color and flaky lips? Not so attractive.) But that doesn’t mean you should give up. With the right application tips, you can wear a fun, bold color and not have to worry about touching up your look during the day.RELATED: 4 Unexpected Ways You’re Destroying Your Lips"A liquid lipstick is much more densely pigmented, thicker, harder to spread, and stains quickly," says makeup artist Victoria Duke. "With lined and hydrated lips, they'll last and last." Here’s how to apply liquid lipstick the right way:Fight Flakes with a Sugar ScrubRELATED: Your Guide to Snapping the Most Flattering … [Read more...] about The Right Way to Apply Liquid Lipstick
Does icing an injury actually prepare you to get back in the game? The latest research seems to point toward no, says the Journal of Sports Medicine.The paper looked at the results of more than 35 studies that monitored the effects that 20 minutes of cooling had on the body. Overall, 75 percent of the studies recorded a decrease in strength immediately after cooling the injury. (The review didn't look at the effects days after exercise.)But why didn’t the icing help? Probably because it wasn’t executed correctly, says Nicholas DiNubile, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and bestselling author of the FrameWork series.Correct icing requires rest, ice, compression, and elevation—or R.I.C.E.—says Dr. DiNubile, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and bestselling author of the FrameWork series. (So if you're injured, you shouldn't be playing again right away anyway; rest is an important part of recovery.)But when exactly should you use R.I.C.E.? It’s definitely beneficial to use … [Read more...] about The Right Way to Treat a Sports Injury
We never cease to be amazed by how creative (and bored) young people are. Who else can quickly take an absurd idea for a pastime and turn it into a worldwide phenomenon? Today’s case in point: Planking.The objective of planking is simple: Find a place to lay face down, stay completely still and unresponsive, and have a buddy snap a picture of it to post online. The weirder the location, the better—especially if it’s in public, like on a park bench, in a flowerbed, or right in the middle of the road. (Check out the official Facebook page to see some particularly inspired examples.)But you’re only a true planker when you practice your craft in dangerous spots, like on top of cop cars (where one Australian was arrested last week), and on high-rise balcony railings, from which another Australian man accidentally plunged to his death over the weekend. In light of the death, Aussie police are hoping to crack down on rogue plankers, and you can bet that thrill-seekers … [Read more...] about The Right Way to Plank
As a good host I always attempt to accommodate all of my dinner guests. My cousin came, and I was told he was vegetarian. I didn’t want him to only eat veggies, potatoes, and salad; I wanted him to enjoy his meal, too, so I decided to make a lentil loaf. Packed with lentils, walnuts, ground flaxseed, oats, vegetables, and an array of spices, it is loaded with nutrients! During the dinner I asked my cousin why he chose to eat a vegetarian diet. It is a topic I understand quite well. I tried vegetarianism for about two years; however, it did not seem to benefit my health. I lacked energy and lost too much weight. A blood test also revealed nutrient deficiencies and absorption issues were also concerns—something that’s common for many vegetarians. Which begs the question: is there a right way to be a vegetarian? In a sense, there is, but more on that in a moment… What was my cousin’s reason for his diet change? He does not agree with factory-farmed meat … [Read more...] about Vegetarianism 101: Are You Doing It the Right Way?