Torah Jane Bright (born 27 December 1986, Cooma, New South Wales) is an Australian professional snowboarder. She is an Olympic gold medalist. She lives and trains in the area of Salt Lake City, Utah and currently competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Roxy – Torah Bright “Dare Yourself” Promo

Client: Roxy
Producer: Amber Stackhouse
Cinematographer + Editor: John Roderick
Locations: New Zealand, Australia, Colorado

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LADY GAGA “cowabunga dude surfs up” in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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LADY GAGA "cowabunga dude surfs up" in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

5 Surfing Exercises to Boost Your Surfing Training and Surfing Fitness
By Hayden Rhodes

1. Basic Yoga. The movements in yoga help to both strengthen and lengthen the muscles in your body. This allows for easier movements and a flowing connection between the mind and body that is very similar to what good surfers do when surfing. By performing yoga movements into your surfing training you quickly develop rotational flexibility that allows you to turn and tuck into positions demanded by the ocean. You do not have to turn into a yoga fanatic, just take five to ten minutes per day and add some yoga into your surfing exercises to quickly improve your surfing.

2. Leg Strength. As a surfer your power comes through the wave and into your board and legs. Developing leg strength sets you up for balance, power surfing and landing new school tricks in steep sections of waves. Running is not the way to develop strength, it may help with cardiovascular training but is not strength orientated. Some of the best surfing exercises you can perform are jumping exercises specific to surfing. This builds both fast twitch muscle fibers and eccentric strength that is required in the water. Imagine jumping to touch the rim of a basketball hoop. Start in a squat position, power up with your arms and jump as high as you can then land as soft as you can. The number of repetitions depends on your over all surfing training objective, most surfers only need to do a few reps at a time as apart of their surfing exercise.

3. Lung Capacity. Every surfer wants better lung capacity and a great way to do this is swimming. Not only will you use similar muscles as when you surf, you also build the capacity of your lungs by learning not to breathe with every stroke. If you swim in the pool or the ocean be sure to determine what you are doing before you start to swim. Are you focusing on long endurance surfing exercise or are you doing shorter burst anaerobic training? Most surfers will benefit greatly from short distance swimming followed by small rest periods. This trains both the anaerobic and aerobic system required by surfers and simulates being caught on the inside or paddling back out after catching a wave.

4. Shoulder and Back Strength. Surfers naturally have V shaped bodies due to all the paddling and swimming in the ocean. The lower back however often gets neglected and is prone to injury due to the impact element of surfing. Shoulders also are prone to injury due to over use and the constant rotational forces put into the shoulder joint. To balance this ensure your surfing exercises include lower back stability and strengthening work and be sure your shoulders have good mobility and range of motion to prevent wear and tear. Yoga and surf training stability exercises can help a lot with these common surfing problems.

5. Rest. As surfers we are often inspired and motivated to ‘charge’ every day in every way. If you have been surfing and training while working or studying it is easy to get run down and suffer low energy levels. Only by refueling with rest can your body continue to get stronger and recover faster. Rest may include chilling out, reading or relaxing by the pool, however true rest and recovery only comes through good quality sleep. Do what ever it takes to sleep in a well-ventilated dark room and sleep early, for as they say, the early bird catches the worm. In this case, more waves.

So there you have it, five basics to add into your surfing exercise program to boost your surf training just like a professional surfer. Surf training is a huge part of improving as a surfer and catching more waves. I hope you get started today.

Hayden Rhodes has coached professional and amateur athletes improve their performance through scientific training, hormonal testing, nutritional coaching and holistic performance principles.

If your a complete beginner or a seasoned professional take advantage of a free question and answer consultation with Hayden Rhodes today. What do you want to know? Visit http://SurfTrainingSecrets.com and ask.

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For a free 5 day coaching guide please visit http://SurfTrainingSecrets.com. I look forward to your questions and comments.

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Chris Hemsworth Thor Workout Routine

Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Chris Hemsworth born August 11, 1983 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, best known for playing the roles of Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away.Chris Hemsworth will portray Marvel Comics character Thor. While you may not have heard of Chris Hemsworth, but you’ll remember him after seeing him as the character in Thor.
He gained over 20lbs to play the role of Thor, Sleeping and training were two of the three critical components to Hemsworth’s success. Diet was probably the most critical though. He focused on eating as much as possible, including chicken, meat, protein shakes, and healthy carbs. Saturated fat and sugar had to be limited.

“I put on a lot of weight — I put on about 20 pounds at one point. It was purely eating, eating, eating, working out and working out, trying to sleep as much as you can — that’s the other third of the equation. The eating was the biggest thing; since stopping shooting I probably work out the same but don’t eat as much, and I’ve probably lost 15 pounds or something. Chicken breasts and protein shakes, boiled chicken . . . clean meats, the right carbs. Sickly stuff.”

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800369/
MARVEL: http://marvel.com/movies/movie/36/thor

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Bit of fun guess where this was taken?

It is a miniature version edited by way of tilt-shift of the real photo.

Bit of fun guess where this was taken?

Bit of fun guess where this was taken?

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The Top Six Butt Sculpting and Trimming Exercises

As we all know Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Vida Guerra have awesome back sides and with some hard work it is definitely achievable. I have source the top six Butt Exercises so we can get you looking like the celebrities, well the bottom half anyway 😉

The Top Six Butt Sculpting and Trimming Exercises
By Steve Hochman

Have you ever noticed that when you try on a new pair of jeans, the first thing you do is turn around and look in the mirror to see how they make your butt look? It even happens at home, no matter how many times you’ve worn them, the first thing you do is look at your rear. It’s true, watch yourself and others and see what happens.

Men and women alike all have this affinity for a nice butt, not just a nice butt, a really great butt, so we try to find ways that will give us the look we want. The thing you need to keep in mind is that it’s not just exercising that will give you that great rear profile that you’re looking for. You have to work out your derriere with sculpting exercises to get the glutes in the shape you desire.

So to help you obtain the rear you want follow the top six butt sculpting and trimming exercises listed here.

**Tip 1 – When performing most butt sculpting exercises, it is very important to keep the weight on your heels. This will cause the stress from the exercise to go to your butt and not your knees.**

1. Reverse Step Back Lunges.

For support hold on to a bar at chest level (like the one on a smith machine), place both feet directly under the bar. Keeping the weight on you left heel, step back with your right leg and far enough so that when you lower your body, you end up in a lunge position with your left thigh and shin at a 90-degree angle. Now raise your body back up lifting your right knee up to the bar. Repeat 20 to 30 times then switch legs.

**Tip 2: Any time you are doing Lung exercises you need to keep your upper body as upright as you can to reduce strain on your back. Start slow and don’t go too low if you are new to the reverse lunge. As you progress you will be able to lunge deeper and to work your glutes more and more.**

2. Walking Lunges (with or without weights)

Standing straight, step forward as far as you comfortably can, place your foot down heal first. Flex your hip and knee and lower your body until the rear knee is almost to the floor. (Do not let your front knee go over your toe.) With the assistance of the rear leg, stand on the front leg, lunging forward with the opposite leg. You will need an area where you can walk about 20 feet unobstructed.

3. Dead Lifts

Using a barbell and weights suited for your fitness level, stand with your feet shoulder width apart and bend forward from your hips, keeping your legs straight or a just slightly little bent (not squatting). Make sure to keep your back flat for this exercise to work and to avoid injury. When you reach the end of the movement towards the floor, tighten your butt and hamstrings as you slowly move back to the starting position. Keep the bar close to your legs throughout the entire movement. Repeat 20 to 30 times.

4. Squat

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and forward. Keep your lower back straight and lower your body down to about a 90-degree angle as if you are going to sit, letting your hamstrings and glutes do all the work. Then pushing up through your heels using your gluteus and hamstrings come back to the standing position. Repeat 20 to 30 times.

5. Wide Stance Dumbbell Squats

Stand with your feet so that they are about one foot wider than your shoulders. Point toes outward to a 45-degree angle. Hold onto a dumbbell and squat down pushing your knees outward until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Now raise your body back up and clench your butt cheeks at the top for 3 seconds. Repeat 20 to 30 times.

6. Step Ups (with or without weights)

Place one foot on a bench so that your thigh is parallel to the floor, the knee pointing in the same direction as the foot throughout. Pushing heel into the bench step up, then slowly step back down while concentrating on the leg up on the step. Make sure to keep your upper body straight during exercise. Do one leg for 15 to 20 repetitions then change legs, or alternate legs for 20 to 30 repetitions each. You can maximize this workout by standing away from the bench to emphasize the glutes or standing closer to the bench to emphasize the quads.

With these exercises it won’t be long before you have some absolutely fabulous glutes and the rear profile you have been looking for.

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Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Steve_Hochman

Other Exercises include:
Butt Exercises – Lying Butt Bridge
Butt Exercises – Glute Kickbacks
Butt Exercises – Leg Lifts
Butt Exercises – One Legged Cable Kickbacks
Butt Exercises – Walking Dumbbell Lunges
Butt Exercises – Single Dumbbell Squats
Butt Exercises – Smith Machine Good Mornings
Butt Exercises – Reverse Dumbbell Lunges
Butt Exercises – Leg Presses
Butt Exercises – Exercise Ball Butt Lifts
Butt Exercises – Dumbbell Bench Step Ups
Butt Exercises – Smith Machine Squats
Butt Exercises – Elastic Band Kickbacks
Butt Exercises – Exercise Ball Butt Raises
Butt Exercises – Exercise Ball Leg Lifts

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One Arm Triceps Extension Exercise

Lying triceps extensions, also known as skull crushers and French extensions are a strength exercise used in many different forms of weight lifting. Lying triceps extensions are one of the most stimulating exercises to the entire triceps muscle group in the upper arm. It works the triceps from the elbow all the way to the latissimus dorsi. Due to its full use of the Triceps muscle group, the lying triceps extensions are used by many as part of their training regime.

1. Lie on a flat bench with feet on the ground and head hanging just off the top of the bench, so that the edge of the bench rests in the pit between neck and head.
2. Take the barbell (preferably an EZ Curl bar for optimal hand positioning) with an overhand grip (palms away from body) and hold it out above the head so that the arms are supporting the weight. Do not hold the arms straight over the face at 12 o’clock, but rather at an angle more like 10 o’clock, with feet at 3 o’clock. All of the weight should be on the triceps.
3. Now bend the arms at the elbow, bringing the bar down close to the top of the forehead.
4. Keep the elbows in the same position, do not let them sway outward.
5. Press back up to starting 10 o’clock position.

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