Superhero movies dominate the box office these days, with hit after hit smashing records like super villains.All of these comic book flicks are powered by A-list talent—the recent Avengers: Infinity War even had all but one of the Chrises in one place–but no single actor is more important to their franchise than Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Deadpool went from a largely unknown fringe Marvel character with a dirty mouth to the lead in the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time behind Reynolds, who spent the better part of a decade trying to get the film made. After the runaway success of the first installment, hopes were high for the second–but Reynolds and his team shied away from ramping up the budget and stuck with the strengths of the original: heavy doses of genre-lampooning humor and seriously impressive action sequences that put Deadpool in a class of its own.There are some aspects of more traditional superhero … [Read more...] about Get Ripped Like Ryan Reynolds with the ‘Deadpool 2’ Full-Body Workout
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With less than a month left in the competition, contestants are starting to notice how much following the nutrition plan and workout schedules is changing their bodies. They've lost over 100 pounds combined and as the clock winds down to the final weigh-in, they're ramping up their routines to yield maximum results. Shelly Daley Contestant Shelly Daley at the beginning of the contest. - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer Want proof that the competition is working?Just ask contestant Shelly Daley to show you her biceps and she'll proudly flex those newly toned muscles.To date, Daley has lost over 40 pounds, not even letting a sprained ankle prevent her from hitting the gym last week. Instead, she donned a walking boot and kept pushing herself hard.Her clothes are fitting differently, but it's the increased energy and confidence that she's developed since the challenge began that she notices most."If I could play back a video of my first workout nine weeks ago versus a workout … [Read more...] about Double-digit weight loss bolsters Fittest Loser contestants’ confidence
A couple of months from swimsuit season, you might be looking in the mirror at any number of eyesores — beer belly, thigh rub, bra bulge, love handles, saddlebags — and asking: Can I get rid of that through exercise and diet? In other words, spot reduction. “No, it doesn’t work that way,” says Todd Miller, professor of nutrition and exercise sciences at George Washington University. “Fat in your body is like gas in your gas tank. Thinking you can reduce fat from your stomach alone is like saying you want to use gas only from the right side of your gas tank.” Fat, just like gasoline, is stored energy. It gets recruited equally from all over your body and sent to the muscles to be burned, Miller says. But why then do we carry more of it in certain areas? “Genetics is the most important determinant for where fat is stored,” says Scott Kahan, director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness. “Often we have relatively … [Read more...] about Why spot reduction for weight loss doesn’t work
Porn stars have it rough. In addition to having to contort their bodies into uncomfortable positions to have sex for hours on end, they also must ensure their bodies are in peak physical condition. Unlike the rest of us, who have the luxury of hiding our flaws behind our clothing, no jiggle or love handle is safe from the watchful eye of a Pornhub viewer, especially following the rise of 4K porn.Kelli Provocateur, an adult performer, physique model, licensed personal trainer, bodybuilder, and wrestler, says porn stars are increasingly approaching her for help with their fitness routines and nutrition plans. “People know they can’t be out of shape to shoot,” says Provocateur, “A lot of people are taking their diets and workouts more seriously...We are living in a new era where porn stars are focused more on healthy lifestyle and fitness goals."So how, exactly, do porn stars stay fit? We went to the "Flexin' with the Stars" panel at the Adult Entertainment Expo in … [Read more...] about 6 Porn Stars Told Us How They Stay Fit for the Cameras
Americans are going crazy for orange—theory, that is. Everyone seems to be canceling their big box gym memberships to sweat it out at a boutique studio called Orangetheory Fitness. The nationwide franchise was America’s fastest-growing woman-owned company for 2017, and it looks to be just as hot this year.Nearly four years ago, in March 2014, I decided to see what makes this 60-minute, full-body workout class so popular. What I thought was just market research ended up being love from the get-go. Here's a recollection of my first experience, and why I'm still sweating at Orangetheory, to date! (Boost your energy and slim down in just 8 weeks with the 20-minute workouts in Prevention’s Toning Transformation!)From the moment I walked in the doors of my local Orangetheory Fitness boutique in Round Rock, Texas, I was greeted by my first name. That made me feel a sense of belonging. Because this was my very first class, I arrived 30 minutes early for a complimentary … [Read more...] about I’m Obsessed With Orangetheory Fitness Classes. Here’s Why You Should Be, Too.