Pictures For Inspiration

21 Jan

Sorry, no attribution, just random photos from the internet that I saved for inspiration.

I like this shot because she’s got big legs (like me!) but she’s still pretty ripped.

If this is what I think it is, it’s one of the steps you need to get to a planche (imagine her legs straight out behind her). This is roughly the stage that I am in my planche progression (ie. the beginner stage), but her back and shoulders are much better defined than mine!

I just think this is cool. Flexibility always impresses me.

Apparently this is some famous fitness model – Pauline someone? Look at her back!

I’m working on my handstand too. This seems like it would need more flexibility than I have though.

These are the abs that I want.

After seeing this picture I attempted to copy the position. It was surprisingly easy, though I wobble a lot and don’t look as serene as the woman in the photo. Or maybe she looks nervous.

I should print these out and stick them in my gym book for inspiration, but that might be a bit porny. I don’t really want guys following me around, trying to get a peek at my book.

Also the gym printed the wrong times for my Body Attack class today, so it was over by the time I got there. The gym lady said that there was a yoga class on, so I figured I may as well go, since I’d walked all the way there. What she didn’t tell me was that it was the advanced yoga class! So they were learning handstands and shoulder stands, and doing more advanced moves than I’d seen in like … the 5 yoga classes I’d attended in the past.

But as it turns out, general strength training makes a lot of yoga positions pretty easy, and I’ve actually been practicing handstands in my own time. We were doing handstands against the wall, and the yoga teacher came up and said “you’ve obviously done this before!” I was able to pass for someone who belonged in the advanced yoga class!

It was pretty fun, and more physical than other yoga classes I’ve done. Maybe I’ll do it after Body Attack next Friday, and maybe I’ll drag James along with me. He likes yoga for the flexibility, but not the woowoo parts of it.

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8 Responses to “Pictures For Inspiration”

  1. Kaylene January 24, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    KAYE!! Don’t tell me that you seriously want to look like these girls??? EXCESSIVE much??? =P

    But whatever turns James on… =P

    • pamperedhousewife January 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

      I’m close! =P You should see my arms, man! They look normal when I’m just standing around, but when I flex, girls get scared.

      James likes me strong! But not hungry … he’s like “you get angry when you’re hungry =(“

  2. xguard January 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    This is motivating. Time to train osu!

  3. Kalo January 25, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    a couple of those chicks are hawt…

    • pamperedhousewife January 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

      You perve, you can’t even see half their faces.

      • Kalo January 27, 2011 at 9:32 am #

        why would i need to see their faces??

      • pamperedhousewife January 27, 2011 at 10:39 am #

        Kalo likes prawns!

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