Undercover Jeremy Lin wears a fat suit to troll people at a gym

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Members at an Adidas gym were in for a surprise when a trolling Jeremy Lin in a fat suit and beard came in to give them the worst possible workout advice ever. Lin, along with Taiwanese celebrity Vanessa Wu, prove they can be the worst (and most entertaining) personal trainers you’ve ever seen.

Audrey Magazine: “Fitness Friday”

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Audrey Magazine:

During my first experiences working out, whether it was a training class in college or at the gym with friends, I would always hear:

Keep your back straight.

Keep your core tight.

Make sure your knees don’t go past your ankles.

If you go to the gym, you’ve probably heard all this too. As tempting as it is to bump up the volume to your music and block everyone out, it’s actually really important to ask yourself why everyone talks about maintaining proper form. I’m absolutely no expert, nor am I claiming to be, but remembering these tips are important, especially if you’re just starting your fitness journey. After all, being sore the next day is enough pain, don’t you think?

So what exactly does proper form mean? According to Jeremy Likness at bodybuilding.com, whether you’re lifting weights at the gym or doing fun body weight workouts at home, there are a two things you should always remember.

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Spinal Alignment
This is where the phrase, “keep your back straight” stems from. Your spine is what allows your body to remain upright, but it is also prone to injury. Because of this, generally, your back should be kept straight by pushing your chest out and your shoulders back. Remember when your grandmother would tell you not to slouch and would pull your shoulders back so you feel your shoulder blades squeeze together? That’s how it should feel. Oh yeah, grandma knew all about proper form.

According to Likness, keeping your back straight “minimizes stress on the spinal column, but will place tension on your lower back muscles.” This is okay, because those are the muscles you want to work and strengthen to protect your back.

Joint Alignment
Just like your spine, your joints should be aligned as well. In other words. you don’t want to look like a flailing chicken with arms or legs bent in different directions! For example, think about physical education in high school. Do you recall your P.E. teacher telling you how to do a push-up? Other than keeping your back straight, your arms should be straight. This means your shoulders should be aligned with your wrist. When you do a push up, stop at about a 90-degree angle while keeping your elbows close to your body. Keeping joints aligned, strong and being aware of your body movements can avoid injuries such as popping a bone out of place or fracturing your wrist.

 

From out of shape to fitness instructor in three years – one woman’s tale of reinvention

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Here on the Internet, where many of us virtually live, there’s little we love more than a good tale of transformation. Whether it’s through the use of clever make-up and camera angles to achieve a gorgeous face, or whether it’s a full-body overhaul, there’s something uplifting about living vicariously through other people’s success stories.

Today we’d like to share with you the tale of one woman in China who transformed herself from couch potato to fitness instructor in just three years, losing almost half her body weight in the process.

The unnamed woman from China originally weighed close to 100 kilos (220 pounds), but over the course of three years managed to whittle herself down to just 50 kilos (110 pounds). While not too much is known about her, it seems that she managed to lose weight responsibly through exercise and upping her personal fitness, and while sudden weight loss can be just as unhealthy as sudden weight gain, with three years to do it in, it sounds like she went about her weight-loss programme fairly sensibly.

Apparently, the young woman now works as a fitness instructor and has been hailed as a “goddess of fitness” in her native China.

▼ This gallery of “before” photos shows a happy-looking young woman with full, round cheeks, and an understated style.

▼ This side-by-side comparison shows a completely different-looking young woman in both weight, dress, and posture.

▼ Hard at work in her new environment.