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Love Island’s Jamie Jewitt Explains How Show Helped Him Overcome Depression


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Love Island’s Jamie Jewitt Explains How Show Helped Him Overcome Depression
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Jamie also praised his fellow ‘Love Island’ stars Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay for opening up about their past struggles with anxiety and depression in the media this week, after new research from mental health charity CALM revealed 84% of UK men say …

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ROMANIAN WARRIOR DAN CRISTIAN AT EVLS PRAGUE 2017

Muscle Ammiratore presents the Romanian Warrior Dan Cristian. The Romanian Amateur Bodybuilder took part in the EVLS Prague Showdown 2017 and competed in the Men’s Bodybuilding -100 category. He took the 2nd place! 

Congrats Dan! See the Official results and photos here! 

Men´s Bodybuilding up to 100 kg

Kryvyi Olek (UKR)
Carstea Dan Cristian (ROM)
Kornalewski Tomasz (POL)
Stavroulakis Panteleimon (GRE)
Kuznetsov Vladislav (RUS)

Jablonski Pawel (POL)


Photo Credits: Matthias Busse for TEAM-ANDRO.com




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CZECH TIGER PETR BREZNA AT EVLS PRAGUE 2017

Muscle Ammiratore presents Czech Bodybuilding Champion & Personal Trainer Petr Brezna after his participation to EVLS Prague Showdown 2017. 
Petr competed in the Men’s Bodybuilding over 100 category and he took the 5th place. 
Here are the Official results of his category and the official photos from the event. 

Men´s Bodybuilding over 100 kg
Křižánek Michal (SVK)
Burghardt Adolf (GER)
Sazonov Mikhail (RUS)
Dajmanovic Tomislav (Bosnia & Hercegovina)
Března Petr (CZE)
Strumen Marius (GER)
Photo Credits: Matthias Busse for TEAM-ANDRO.com 

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Chisel Your Shoulders and Abs In Just 9 Minutes

With a 2 to 1 work to rest ratio, you’ll be incinerating calories too!

For more workouts that will light up your shoulders and abs, check out the new METASHRED EXTREME[1] transformation program from Men’s Health.

Directions: Perform the exercises below in the order listed for 40 seconds each, resting for 20 seconds between each movement.

1. Miniband superman

  1. Pushup and row
  2. Seated band forehead pull

That’s 1 round. Do 3 to 5 rounds.

References

  1. ^ METASHRED EXTREME (www.metashredextremedvd.com)
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Iranian bodybuilder jailed over ‘nude’ selfies

Shirin Nobahari’s Instagram account, which has 68,000 followers, features a series of photos and videos of her lifting weights and performing various exercise routines. Picture: Instagram

IRAN’S social media police have struck again.

The Islamic Republic arrested and jailed a female bodybuilder after she published revealing photos of herself online, Iranian media reported Wednesday.

“One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested,” the Mizanonline news agency reported.

But in Iran, “nude” can refer to women who are not wearing headscarves or are showing parts of their arms and legs, according to AFP.

The AFP also reported that she had previously been warned about posting selfies that were considered “unIslamic”.

The bodybuilder was sent to prison because she wasn’t able to post bail of 2 million rials ($82).

Her current status is unclear.

While the woman hasn’t been officially identified, it is widely believed to be Iranian bodybuilding champion Shirin Nobahari.

With 68,000 Instagram followers, Nobahari (who uses the Instagram moniker Shirin Muscleking[1]) is considered a social media star in the conservative republic.

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She is thought to be one of two Iranian women reported in September to have taken part in an international bodybuilding competition.

The New York Times[2] reports that while women in Iran are permitted to compete in sporting events internationally, they are compelled to adhere to a strict Islamic dress code at all times.

Female swimmers have to wear full bodysuits and headscarves and women footballers and athletes have to wear tracksuits and long sleeves.

There have also been incidents where female sports fans were arrested for watching male sports events.

In 2014 a British woman, Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was arrested and taken to Tehran’s notorious Evin jail after attempting to watch a men’s volleyball match between Iran and Italy[3].

Iranian women are routinely banned from watching football matches, including the national team’s games.

— With Fox News

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Iranian woman bodybuilder locked up over ‘nude’ selfies

  •  A woman bodybuilder is locked up in Iran for posing selfies showing off biceps
  •  Iranian judiciary said she had been arrested for publishing ‘nude’ photographs
  •  The woman has not been named but could be Instagram[1] queen Shirin Nobahari 
  •  Her Instagram account shirin_muscleking has 208 posts and 67,000 followers
  •  She was one of two women taking part in an international contest in September 
  •  In Iran the term ‘nude’ refers to women showing any flesh above wrists, ankles  and a ‘morality police’ also insist ladies do not wearing tight-fitting clothes 

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An Iranian[3] bodybuilder has been arrested after publishing selfie of her muscles on social media which were deemed to be ‘nude’.

The woman, who is accused of breaking the Islamic Republic’s strict rules on nudity, has been locked up in prison because she was unable to post bail of two million rials (£50), according to the Mizanonline news agency.

She has not been identified but it is thought she may be Shirin Nobahari, one of two women who took part in an international competition and were reported in September to have been warned about selfies which they posted afterwards.

Shirin Nobahari (pictured) posts numerous pictures on her Instagram account of her showing off her biceps. Her clothing, including bear arms, would be deemed 'unIslamic' in Iran

Shirin Nobahari (pictured) posts numerous pictures on her Instagram account of her showing off her biceps. Her clothing, including bear arms, would be deemed 'unIslamic' in Iran

Shirin Nobahari (pictured) posts numerous pictures on her Instagram account of her showing off her biceps. Her clothing, including bear arms, would be deemed ‘unIslamic’ in Iran

Ms Nobahari, who has 67,000 followers on Instagram, posts images and writes in Farsi

Ms Nobahari, who has 67,000 followers on Instagram, posts images and writes in Farsi

Ms Nobahari, who has 67,000 followers on Instagram, posts images and writes in Farsi

Ms Nobahari’s Instagram[4] account, which users the moniker Shirin Muscleking, contains a number of photographs and videos of her showing off her biceps and lifting weights. 

The Iranian judiciary’s own news agency said today: ‘One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested.’

In Iran ‘nude’ can refer to any woman who is not wearing a headscarf or revealing parts of her body such as arms and legs, that must be covered in public.

The identity of the arrested woman is not known but it is thought it may be Ms Nobahari (pictured), whose selfies on Instagram are certainly in breach of Iranian clothes rules

The identity of the arrested woman is not known but it is thought it may be Ms Nobahari (pictured), whose selfies on Instagram are certainly in breach of Iranian clothes rules

The identity of the arrested woman is not known but it is thought it may be Ms Nobahari (pictured), whose selfies on Instagram are certainly in breach of Iranian clothes rules

Bodybuilding is popular in Iran but few of those taking part are women

Bodybuilding is popular in Iran but few of those taking part are women

Bodybuilding is popular in Iran but few of those taking part are women

Iranian women are allowed to take part in international sporting events, but must respect strict Islamic rules on clothing at all times.

Female swimmers have to wear full bodysuits and headscarves and women footballers and athletes have to wear tracksuits and long sleeves.

There have also been incidents where female sports fans were arrested for watching male sports events.

In 2014 a British woman, Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was arrested and taken to Tehran’s notorious Evin jail after attempting to watch a men’s volleyball match between Iran and Italy. 

Iranian women are routinely banned from watching football matches, including the national team’s games. 

The woman who was arrested was reportedly held in prison because she could not make bail

The woman who was arrested was reportedly held in prison because she could not make bail

The woman who was arrested was reportedly held in prison because she could not make bail

Iran is a rigidly regimented country where women in particular must conform to the rules

Iran is a rigidly regimented country where women in particular must conform to the rules

Iran is a rigidly regimented country where women in particular must conform to the rules

He can lift more than 180kg, which is reportedly more than he weighs

He can lift more than 180kg, which is reportedly more than he weighs

He writes in Persian but uses English hashtags such as #strongman #strongbody #big #mucsles and #powerful

He writes in Persian but uses English hashtags such as #strongman #strongbody #big #mucsles and #powerful

Bodybuilding and wrestling are popular sports in Iran. One of the country’s biggest bodybuilding stars is Sajad Gharibi (pictured), who weighs 24 stone. But rules for men showing off their bodies are different to the rules applying to women

Bodybuilding is a popular sport across the Middle East but in most Islamic countries women who take part must remain covered up at all times STOCK PHOTO

Bodybuilding is a popular sport across the Middle East but in most Islamic countries women who take part must remain covered up at all times STOCK PHOTO

Bodybuilding is a popular sport across the Middle East but in most Islamic countries women who take part must remain covered up at all times STOCK PHOTO

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References

  1. ^ Instagram (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  3. ^ Iranian (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  4. ^ Instagram (www.dailymail.co.uk)
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From texting to having sex: The ultimate full-body workout to flex your muscles WITHOUT hitting the gym

  • Anatomy expert Mike Aunger explains we use far more muscles than we realize
  • Sex uses 657 muscles, dad dancing uses 85 muscles, texting uses 38 muscles

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Sometimes getting fit can seem like an uphill struggle. 

With the days short, the weather cold, and the comfort food tantalizing, we could find a million excuses to avoid the gym – before ourselves for letting New Year’s Resolutions slip.

But anatomy expert Mike Aunger insists we mustn’t be disheartened: there are scores of everyday movements that keep every single one of our muscles active.

Chief among them is sex, which uses every single one of our 657 muscles – depending on your mood. 

Sex uses every single one of the 657 muscles in our body - depending on your mood

Sex uses every single one of the 657 muscles in our body - depending on your mood

Sex uses every single one of the 657 muscles in our body – depending on your mood

Aunger is one of the driving forces behind a new campaign to help people better train, fuel and use our bodies.

The campaign is in aid of raising awareness about muscular dystrophy, a tragic fatal disease that robs children of their bodily movements.

While we may not realize it, we use hundreds of muscles to do everything – whether we’re texting, playing golf, running for the bus, or puckering up for a kiss.

Running involves 99 muscles, while kissing involves 35, and texting 38.

Dad dancing, which focuses on the lower limbs for a good ‘bop’, consumes the energy of a staggering 85 muscles.

You’d be better off, however, dancing the waltz, which uses 135 muscles.

Astonishingly, even watching a movie involves 16 muscles (in your eyes).  

In terms of solid exercise, a golf drive uses 137 muscles, while cycling uses 155.

But really, if a full-body workout is your goal, you’d be better off having sex.

Kissing uses 35 muscles of the face, including eight muscles of the tongue, and three major muscles of the mouth

Kissing uses 35 muscles of the face, including eight muscles of the tongue, and three major muscles of the mouth

Kissing uses 35 muscles of the face, including eight muscles of the tongue, and three major muscles of the mouth

Crying activates the cheeks and the eye muscles, amounting to 17

Crying activates the cheeks and the eye muscles, amounting to 17

Crying activates the cheeks and the eye muscles, amounting to 17

All lower hand and arm muscles - including your biceps and triceps - come into play when texting

All lower hand and arm muscles - including your biceps and triceps - come into play when texting

All lower hand and arm muscles – including your biceps and triceps – come into play when texting

‘In the bedroom, every muscle matters,’ Aunger, who runs London clinic Technique Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine[2] explains. 

‘All your skeletal muscles are essential for movement, no matter how vigorous.

‘All your autonomous (involuntary) smooth muscles play a ceaseless role in digestion, respiration, circulation and bodily function.

‘And of course your cardiac muscles are integral for pumping your blood into all the right places.’ 

That said, for any activity, it is important to stay active. 

‘It’s never been more important to keep your muscles healthy,’ Aunger insists.

‘Physical inactivity can cause you to lose as much as 3–5 percent of muscle mass each decade but you can slow the decline with regular exercise and optimal protein nutrition.’ 

'It's never been more important to keep your muscles healthy,' anatomy expert Mike Aunger explains

'It's never been more important to keep your muscles healthy,' anatomy expert Mike Aunger explains

‘It’s never been more important to keep your muscles healthy,’ anatomy expert Mike Aunger explains

You need to use your shoulders, core, and lower limbs to run for the bus

You need to use your shoulders, core, and lower limbs to run for the bus

You need to use your shoulders, core, and lower limbs to run for the bus

Cycling is one of the best exercises you can give your body, using 155 muscles

Cycling is one of the best exercises you can give your body, using 155 muscles

Cycling is one of the best exercises you can give your body, using 155 muscles

In a bid to get more people embracing their own strength, Aunger has helped design at #657challenge – an attempt at a new version of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

While the incredibly successful Ice Bucket Challenge was in aid of people with locked-in syndrome (ALS), this is to support people with muscular dystrophy. 

Essentially it involves sitting and standing with a full glass of water on your head. 

In a bid to get more people embracing their own strength, Aunger has helped design at #657challenge - an attempt at a new version of the Ice Bucket Challenge

In a bid to get more people embracing their own strength, Aunger has helped design at #657challenge - an attempt at a new version of the Ice Bucket Challenge

In a bid to get more people embracing their own strength, Aunger has helped design at #657challenge – an attempt at a new version of the Ice Bucket Challenge

The challenge involves sitting and standing with a full glass of water on your head

The challenge involves sitting and standing with a full glass of water on your head

The challenge involves sitting and standing with a full glass of water on your head

In terms of solid exercise, a golf drive uses 137 muscles

In terms of solid exercise, a golf drive uses 137 muscles

In terms of solid exercise, a golf drive uses 137 muscles

We engage muscles just craning the neck, making a sound, or clenching the eyes shut

We engage muscles just craning the neck, making a sound, or clenching the eyes shut

We engage muscles just craning the neck, making a sound, or clenching the eyes shut

Those who think that sounds easy should try it themselves: 

STEP 1: Fill a glass of water (to the brim if you’re confident).

STEP 2: From standing, hold the glass in place on your head with both hands (take one hand off if you have to but aim to keep both on the glass).

STEP 3: Bend your legs to lower yourself to the ground until you’re sitting fully cross-legged on the floor (bum must be in contact with the ground).

STEP 4: From sitting, drive back up off the floor without removing the glass from your head (this is where you might get a little water spillage).

STEP 5: Once you’re back standing, assess the spillage. 

To find out more about the challenge, visit Upbeat Active’s blog on Medium[3]

How SEX uses 657 muscles 

We engage muscles just craning the neck, making a sound, or clenching the eyes shut.

Does it count towards your 30 minutes of exercise a day?

That depends on your mood. 

Studies have shown most sex can be equated to something like a brisk walk in terms of exercise.

But no other activity engages muscles quite like sex.

Here is a breakdown: 

FACIAL MUSCLES – 35 muscles

The main muscle used to perform the kissing motion is the obicularis oris, the muscle that control the movement of the mouth and lips.

It is primarily used to pucker up the lips.  

The other muscles that play a noticeable part in the action of kissing are the platysma (which depresses the mouth), elevator labii superioris (which controls the top lip), depressor labii inferioris (which controls the bottom lip) and of course the tongue (made up of eight muscles).

TO MAKE SOUND – 50 muscles

It may feel like a spontaneous moan. 

But that sound is activating all the muscles you hear about in those dreaded ab workouts – including your rectus abdominus (one muscle) and your obliques (four muscles), 

A noise of ecstasy also uses the diaphragm (one muscle), a variety of chest muscles (44 muscles), neck muscles (eight muscles), and upper back muscles (two muscles). 

EYE MUSCLES – 16 muscles (if the lights are on and blindfold off)

The more you open, move or swivel your eyes, the more action your facial muscles are getting. 

Two muscles power horizontal movement.

Another two muscles (superior rectus and inferior rectus) work against each other to lift and lower the eyes.  

And two more power the eyelids.

That is, if the lights are on… and no blindfold is involved.  

NECK POSTURE – 22 muscles

Rotating the head, flexing the head, looking down, looking up, raising the shoulders… these are all a fact of sex. 

And to achieve this, your muscles need to be alert.   

LOWER LIMB MUSCULATURE – 52 muscles

This is the part of the body providing most musculature support for sex – in men and women. 

You can forget squats in the gym – try some interesting positions to really work your quads, biceps femoris (back of the thigh), and calves. 

PELVIS + CORE – 21 muscles

You may not be thinking about your gluteus maximus, medius, minimus, tensor fascia latea, or ilio psoas major and minor when you’re in the moment. 

But these pelvic muscles are the key to the thrust. With these in top condition, performance is a walk in the park. And sex may help you exercise these muscles. 

You also need a strong core, stimulating your obliques and abs once again. 

SHOULDER GIRDLE AND ARM MUSCLES – 26 muscles

These can really come into play depending on the position. 

Your shoulder muscles (including your major and minor rhomboids and your latissimus dorsi) will be exercised when you tense your shoulder blades together. 

You also use your serratus anterior (or ‘wings’ – the muscles that sit under your armpits) biceps, and triceps.

HAND MUSCLES – 34 muscles

The list of muscles used to grab something, or to move your hand, is extensive and wordy. 

But for those interested, an action-packed session will work out a whole of host of muscles including such things as your brachoradilais, pronator teres, palmaris longus, flexor carpi ulnaris, pronator quadratus, and flexor carpi radialis.

HEART – 1 muscle

The cardiac muscle (different to skeletal and smooth muscles) is used to pump blood around the body (and to all the right places).

HERO MUSCLE OF THE PERINEUM – 1 muscle

The bulbospongiosus plays the starring role between the sheets for both sexes. 

Found in the perineum (between the scrotum or vulva and the anus) it contributes to erection, contractions of orgasm and ejaculation in men and clitoral erection, contractions of orgasm and closing of the vagina in women.

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References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Technique Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine (www.techniquephysio.com)
  3. ^ Upbeat Active’s blog on Medium (medium.com)