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Stylish Gym Hair

Update!! Easy way to wear your hair at the gym! The braids keep your hair out of the way and look cute at the same time! ❤️ 1. Part you hair down the center (or either side) 2. French braid each side down to the bottom 3. Use a clear rubber band to tie the two braids together and form into a bun or 4. You can continue to braid the 2 braids together to the ends or 5. Stop the braids behind the ears and pull into a fierce high pony tail or 6. Stop the the braids behind the ear and wrap into a fun bun! Have fun and enjoy! Credit to TheBeautyDepartment.com
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I love the pumped up pony! I would love to jog and pound a sandbag with that hair. lol
Love it! I used to do my hair like this when I played softball (briefly!)
Nice! Also, thanks for including the instructions! I'm clipping this to my braids style collection!
i like the girl how hits the gym often
I like the bun one. So cute. Or I wonder if it would look weird if I stopped the braid early and pulled it into a ponytail.
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Tone Your Inner Thighs with This Workout
It's time to get the legs you want. The inner thighs are every girl's nightmare area, and in this season of swimsuits and short and summer dresses, there is no way to hide them. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to thin and strengthen those legs to make them exactly what you want. So grab some weights, an exercise ball, and a water bottle and let's get ready for this summer. Ball Leg Lifts Lie on your side on the floor with your arms crossed in front of your body. If this is uncomfortable, bend your bottom elbow and rest your head on your hand. Place a large exercise ball in between your feet, and slowly lift the ball up toward the ceiling using only your hips and butt. Return to the start position. This counts as one repetition. Complete three sets of 15 reps. Glider Side Lunge Stand with your feet a few inches apart, with your right foot on the plastic lid. Make a fist with one hand and cup your other hand over it. Keep your hands in front of your chest throughout the exercise to help you stay balanced. Put weight into your left leg, and as you slowly bend your left knee and squat down, slide your right foot out to the side. Then as you slowly straighten your leg, slide the right foot back in. Most of your weight remains in the leg that's not moving. Complete three sets of 10 reps with each leg. Sumo Squat With Side-Arm Raises Stand with legs wide and toes pointed outward slightly. Hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands with your arms straight and your palms facing down. Bend your knees until your knees are over your ankles while raising your arms to just below shoulder height. Arms should be in line with your legs — you should see the weights in your peripheral vision.Straighten your legs and lower your arms simultaneously. Complete three sets of 15 reps. Pilates Inner-Thigh Leg Lifts Lying on your side, lengthen your bottom leg and cross your top leg over it. Rest either your knee or foot on the floor. Prop your head up with your hand, or rest your head on your arm. As you exhale, lift your bottom leg up, and inhale as you lower it back down. Your torso should stay still while you do this. Do 10 reps, then repeat on the other side. Gate Swings With Cross Start with your feet in a wide, second-position stance with your toes pointed slightly outward. Bend your knees and lower into a squat, using your hands to help push your knees wide apart to deepen the inner-thigh stretch. Push off your knees to get leverage, and jump your right leg in front of your left, landing in a standing cross-legged stance.Immediately jump your legs back out to a wide squat with your hands at your knees. Push off your knees and jump your legs together, crossing your left leg in front of your right. Repeat as many times as possible for at least 40 seconds. Narrow Squat With Overhead Press Begin standing with your legs together, arms raised to shoulder height with elbows bent, holding weights by your ears. Squat toward the floor by bending your knees and reaching your bum backward, as if you were sitting in a chair. Keep your legs squeezing together. Focus your weight into your heels. While squatting, raise your arms overhead into a parallel position. Return to starting position by pressing through your heels while bending your elbows to lower the weights back to shoulder level. Do 15 reps for one set. Do three sets. Scissor Jacks Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, and extend your arms straight out to either side with palms facing down. This is the starting position. Jump, and cross your right arm over your left and your right foot over your left. Jump back to the starting position, then cross with the opposite arm and foot. This counts as one rep. Continue alternating sides and repeating this movement until you complete 25 reps. Be sure to keep up the pace and not allow too much time for recovery between jumps; this way you'll be sure to keep up your heart rate and engage your whole body.
7 Ideas to Upgrade Your Hair
Two times in a year I would switch up my hairstyle, at the end of December and mid-June. December is understandable. New year, new hair! If you think about it 12 months is a really long time. June is the perfect month to get a brief makeover to freshen up for the rest of the year. Whenever you're ready, here are some cool ideas to switch up your hair. 1. Wig Not sure if you notice but in recent years wigs is rising in popularity. Part of the reason is Kylie Jenner has made wig a thing. In addition, Ladies don't want to damage their hair by changing their hair color every other month. Therefore, wig is a cheaper and safer option to look fab, minus all the mess. 2. Extensions Wigs can be bulky and some people just hate wearing a helmet of hair over their own hair. Hair extensions is another solution to obtain new color without the use of dyes. The great thing about extension is you have full control of placement and style. The option is endless, so be creative! 3. Temporary Hair Color This option is for those of you who don't like having anything on your hair. There are products like temporary hair color rinses, chalk hair, eye shadow hair that will go away in one wash. No commitment but it does take some work. 4. Traditional Color Change You can always rely on the good old method of coloring your hair. Box formula can give you instant results without having to book an appointment or spend a lot of cash. However, professional color service will give you gorgeous and more long-lasting results. Highlights such as ombre and sombre are styles you might want to opt for this summer. 5. Smart Haircut If you want to get your hair short but don't want to go all in, take baby steps. It's okay to have an evolving haircut. Start getting a few inches and then go shorter until your desired final cut. Experiment and see what works for you! 6. Texture Change Long hair can be annoying during summer and you might be considering to trim it. However, if you want to keep the length but is bored with your current hair you can try changing the texture. It's easy to give your hair new looks. Simply use heating tools, braids, or twists. The best part, it works on any hair length. 7. Bangs This is a subtle yet big change to any hair. One little trim can alter your entire style. You don't have to commit to it right away. You can always test it out with faux bang clip-in.