it's muscle not fat

The Signs as Weapons

Aries:The first spear thrown in the most important hunt for the tribe. The arrowhead sharpened to a point that cuts through wind, and more importantly, flesh.
Taurus:A shield used in the Colosseum. Perfectly round, its edges bare chips as scars from many close calls. A blade is only as strong as one who weilds it, a shield will always hold if built correctly.
Gemini:Two daggers, both forged by a self proclaimed God. One blessed by sunlight, the other cursed by moonlight. Where one is weak, the other is strong. Never to be separated, as you can not live solely in the day or the night.
Cancer:A war axe, crafted from diamond and metals passed down from the heavens. Incredibly heavy, when in the hands of the pure it swings with the speed and force of the northern winds.
Leo:A whip eight feet long, with thorns protruding from the aged leather. Legend says when cracked by one with a lion’s spirit, the animal kingdom is theirs to rule.
Virgo:The poison itself may not warrant the label weapon, but the needles dipped lightly in the vile before being perfectly placed in the nape of the victim’s neck might. Starting from there the poison slowly eats away the muscles and fat from the body, leaving its host a shriveled pile of skin and bone.
Libra:A shaman’s fan, made of large leaves bound in twine and blessed with drops of patchouli oil. Seemingly a flimsy decorative piece, when fanned as the ancestors did, the winds themselves bend to the control of the shaman.
Scorpio:A woodsman’s axe, two small chunks of opal tied tight to the handle. It’s intention is to forge through the darkest part of the woods, to clear any obstacles that the forest may present, but the blade is very familiar with the feeling of blood.
Sagittarius:The bow was carved from glass, engraved with the prayer of a lost civilization. The arrows, nine of them, found in the chest of a queen buried deep in an eleborate tomb. When used together, they say a man can become a God.
Capricorn:The old crone’s staff, an owl carved into the darkened wood. Decorated in stones, feathers, and totems of her people. She raises the tip to the setting sun, and transforms into her true form. Her night is spent soaring above the trees, moonlight illuminating her hunting grounds.
Aquarius:A gun can instill fear in anyone, but a water gun on the other hand brings people together with the power of nostalgia. Until, that is, they realize that’s not water they’re laughing off. It’s acid.
Pisces:A sword passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Once known as the sharpest blade in the world, it has been kept from bloodshed for a hundred years. Sheathed in an ornate sleeve it sleeps, and waits for the day its steel must save humanity again.

sharpington  asked:

Hi, I want to ask about the azawahks in your last post, what qualifies each as "healthy" or "obese?" The healthy one doesn't seem to have enough fat or muscle to cushion its bones and the obese doesn't have near enough fat to impair movement or put excess pressure on its joints. Is their weight being judged by how healthy and comfortable the animal is or by how cool it looks?

Here’s another similar ask on the subject that came in:

“ You recently got into a discussion on dog body types and obesity and ended up comparing the body of a healthy azawakh and an overweight one, but in the picture you used for the healthy dog you could see its ribs. So I was wondering what about the breed or any type of dog could lead to that being a healthy appearance. Is is something with what the dogs were originally breed for or maybe the environment? (it was also mentioned that azawakhs are capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures) “

These are the dogs involved in the question, for those just tuning in:

Correct weight azawakh above, obese below. 

I asked @desertwindhounds to answer this for me because she’s got a huge background in sighthounds, both from her own breeding and extensive research. Here’s her take:

“ Azawakh have what is known as very ‘dry’ musculature and skin. The muscles are very flat and the skin is very thin and tight, and their coat is typically very thin with very short hair. Combined with the lack of body fat, what you get when you are looking at many Azawakh is the same effect as a human body builder (without the deliberate dehydration.) This is an endurance runner, not a sprinter with big bunchy fast twitch muscles like a racing greyhound. The look is simply the way the dog is constructed.

The purpose of fat and muscle is not to 'cushion the bones’ on any dog, muscles move the dog and fat provides insulation or energy storage. You do NOT want a layer of fat on a working sighthound, it insulates the body. Running produces a lot of heat and some of that is dumped through the skin, a fat layer prevents that and the dog will overheat. Most sighthounds appreciate a bed to lie on, but something I have never seen in a country of origin dog, which don’t typically have cushions or blankets, they sleep on the ground, in a basic shelter, or in a den, is pressure sores. COO Azawakh have a large variety of appearance, and many do not have the extremely dry look that is appreciated by Western breeders. It’s a matter of personal preference in Western breeding. 

 Note that the coat has a good deal of influence on how thin and dry the dog looks. A smooth Saluki in hard condition with no body fat and a very short coat can have a similar dry appearance. A feathered Saluki in the same condition would not, because the coat is long enough to smooth out the appearance, it hides the extreme contours. With coated sighthounds like Borzoi or Afghans you’d never see that degree of dryness, the hair hides it. Sighthounds also have much thinner skin than other dog types, and a good sighthound will have very tight, elastic ligaments, including the layer under the skin (if you pull the skin up on a sighthound, it should pull back strongly), so the skin will actually 'cling’ more tightly to the dog, emphasizing the musculature. 

 It is really difficult to explain this to someone who is freaked out by the appearance. It helps to get your hands on such a dog. They do NOT feel frail or sickly, they feel solid and muscular, dense, and they should have plenty of muscle over the loin and along the withers. It feels, frankly, like running your hands over a human marathon runner with little body fat. Same thing, actually, except that humans are constructed in such a way that they don’t have a lot of pokey boney bits that are visible. “

anonymous asked:

wait you got top surgery???

yep! it’ll be coming up on two years ago at the end of summer. best thing i’ve ever done for myself!!!!

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Step one of character design: don’t ever do research in public.

The Signs as Weapons

Aries:The first spear thrown in the most important hunt for the tribe. The arrowhead sharpened to a point that cuts through wind, and more importantly, flesh. 

Taurus:A shield used in the Colosseum. Perfectly round, its edges bare chips as scars from many close calls. A blade is only as strong as one who weilds it, a shield will always hold if built correctly. 

Keep reading

It’s okay to have a weird job that others don’t see as a real job.
It’s okay to have a lumpy belly, rolls and curves.
It’s okay to be skinny and have lumpy knees and a flat chest.
It’s okay to not have strong muscles
It’s okay to have big hands and feet or small hands and feet.
It’s okay to like children’s books and toys when you are an adult.
It’s okay to have a messy room.
It’s okay to eat and it’s okay to take a day off from exercise.
It’s okay to take naps.
It’s okay if you still live with your parents
It’s okay if you are forgetful
It’s okay if you have night terrors and night sweats
It’s okay if you are confused or lost
It’s okay if you are scared
Everything will be okay, things will get better things will work out, accept yourself and love yourself for who you are, you can do anything you want in life

Exi is so fat after winter that we really, really need to start moving and losing some weight. Fortunately, it’s almost spring now so we can finally go for long walks and start riding the bicycle… He gained 3 kilos and weighs 20kg now, when his ideal weight is 17kg… oh well.

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My kind of aesthetic, Taekook’s body differences. Dem shoulders, peck and arms doe jeon jungkook.

anonymous asked:

which porn star do you think has the biggest ass

That’s a pretty tough question honestly lol. Here’s my top from a few sites.
These are mostly based on muscle build, structure, bounce, and overall diameter.

Most Relevant Active:

Gayhoopla: Collin Simpson
TimTales: Tie between Flex and Wagner
MEN: Francios Sagat
TitanMen: Adam Killian
SeanCody: Joey (would’ve been Brandon but he’s now on MEN)
Hard Friction: XL

Most Relevant Retired:

Matthew Rush
Kevin Faulk
John Magnum
Race Cooper

Non-Porn:

Matthew Camp
Julian Serrano

They all have a great thickness without excess fat as extra cushion so its mostly muscle. But there’s a lot other great butts out there even if they’re not the biggest :)

anonymous asked:

Finally found your page! You're smoking and a total inspiration, godamn praise. Anyway, I'm rather a beginner at fitness, but I've been thinking about going to the gym. At first I just wanted to lose a few pounds, but I'd really like to get some muscle too, and using my body weight at home doesn't seem to be doing much. What machines/ exercises and reps would you reccomend? Also, may I ask your height? I'm 5'4 and I'm not sure if muscle would show on me like it does on you.

im 5′5″ and muscles will show regardless of your height really its all about body fat percentage.. 

for a beginner workout: here is my example workouts from my faq but ive eliminated any workouts i may find challenging/intimidating for beginners (and ive also taken out any repetitive alternative exercises for the same muscle)

the italicized are COMPOUND movements which is what your workout will be centered around as it involves multiple muscle groups.. generally as a beginner rep scheme is not too critical imo but ill provide it because you asked

PUSH DAY:
Chest:
Bench Press.. 4 sets 8-10 reps
DB (Dumbell) Incline Press.. 4 sets 10-12
Pec (Pectoral) Deck.. 3 sets 10-12
Shoulders/Delts: 
DB Shoulder Press.. 4 sets 8-10
Side Lateral Raises.. 3 sets 12-15
Front Lateral Raises.. 3 sets 12-15
Triceps: 
Overhead OR Rope Tricep Extension.. 3 sets 12-15
Dip Machine.. 3 sets 12-15 

PULL DAY 
Deadlifts (whole body workout).. 4 sets 8-10
Back: 
DB Row.. 4 sets 8-10
Seated Cable Rows.. 4 sets 8-12
Lat Pull Down.. 4 sets 8-12
Biceps:
DB Curl.. 4 sets 8-12
Rope Hammer Curl.. 3 sets 12-15
Preacher Curl.. 3 sets 10-12
Rear Delts: 
Face Pulls.. 3 sets 12-15
Reverse Pec Dec.. 3 sets 12-15

LEG DAY: 
Back Squats.. 4 sets 8-10
Calf Raises.. 3 sets 12-15
Leg Curls.. 4 sets 10-12
Glute Kickbacks.. 3 sets 12-15
Leg Extensions.. 4 sets 10-12
Seated Leg Press.. 3 sets 12-15
Hip Abduction.. 3 sets 12-15
Hip Adduction.. 3 sets 12-15

ABS (added to one of the above days.. I usually do this w/ legs)
Leg Raises.. 10-15
Planks.. 60-90 seconds
Weighted Ab Crunches.. 4 sets 12-15 

anonymous asked:

Hello this will sound stupid probably but how do you do head/face construction outlines or how you think the best way to do it is

ahhh hmm.. I will try my best to give you some info at least on how i do it/good things ive seen? I don’t have a lot of rules about my faces and I tend to just kind of Go At It a lot of the time? But I can give you some things to think about or the techniques I like to use. There are lots of ways to construct heads and stylize faces. 

I think the most important things I keep in mind, like with everything else, is that the head is a solid object with volume, and that it has its own muscles and fat and stuff. 

in terms of anatomy, with the way i stylize stuff, i like to show a few key things


1) The head is not separate from the neck, and it is not just sitting on the next like a lollipop. The neck interacts with the head. Most people also have at least a little bit of neck/chin fat, if not just loose skin there so that you can move your head. that area is in general soft. 

2) the eyes are In the head, not just stickers on the head or spheres stuck to the head. (of course, this is not the only way to stylize, this is just what I like to show) the eyes are set into the cheek.

3) the mouth area makes no sense like thats not how that works but don’t worry about it. 

the most basic way i construct a head is i start with like, a sphere, which im sure you’ve seen before: 

the lines of the symmetry for me are pretty rough. i don’t follow them very specifically. I use them more for like “the head is facing this direction on this axis and this direction on this other axis” 

vertical line is how far left or right its rotated, and the horizontal is how far up or down. I know the horizontal line is supposed to also be roughly where the eyes go, but I don’t really follow that too carefully. I mean it helps figure out where the eyes are going to be, but if it ends up not feeling right, be free to adjust. It’s more for keeping the head volumetric.

then i have a second oval (of varying shapes for different faces) for the lower half of the face. the top of the cheek starts roughly at the horizontal line of symmetry. I tend to think of this also as a volume. 

This maps out the entire lower half of the head for me, so im sort of like, drawing all the way around underneath the head if that makes sense? it’s very helpful for drawing heads in weird perspectives. For example it helps with over the head perspective a lot because it sort of puts the jaw underneath the cheek bones, underneath the forehead, etc. 

then i construct the face over that, using the nose to indicate direction by keeping it right on the vertical axis or floating over the vertical axis.


In doing facial expressions, I think something really important to keep in mind is the retention of mass. Like, even when you’re stretching the face really far, don’t add mass. (at least, for the style that i’m working with. this isn’t applicable to all styles) This combined with remembering what parts of the face are hard and what parts are soft will make characters seem, more, Solid. 

so like: 

the jaw doesn’t grow or shrink with the mouth opening, there’s still the same amount of chin. the jaw opens to open the mouth, the upper teeth are not on a hinge so the lower jaw is the only thing that moves.

I totally do not always follow this, though. 

like, the chin here is probably a little bit “shrunk” to accommodate the mouth. However, other thing to think about that I’m trying to show with this, is that when one part of the face moves, so does the rest of it. Even if the facial anatomy isn’t realistic, it still all interacts. Like, the mouth opening up that wide smushes up the cheek muscles into the eye. (even though the mouth is just kind of drawn as a hole in the face) 

(more examples of this)

even if the face is kind of “rubbery” here, though, the overall mass is still kept consistent. like its stretched in the second on, but it hasn’t “grown” 

flesh is pulled over an imaginary skeleton underneath, and there is still “depth” shown by the angle of the teeth. there is also thought about how the eyes are sitting in their sockets, even though those sockets are being “stretched” a little bit. 

I hope this isn’t a completely incoherent mess and that its at least somewhat useful information? 

MY [NEW/ULTIMATE] PLAN

Started: 2014, February 10th

Statistics:

  • Height: 5'2"/ 158 cm
  • HW: 126 lbs
  • LW: 89 lbs
  • Current Weight: 126 lbs
  • GW1: 115 lbs
  • GW2: 110 lbs
  • GW3: 105 lbs
  • GW4: 100 lbs
  • Ultimate Goal: 95~98 lbs

THE PLAN: My ultimate plan is to lose weight without screwing up my metabolism too much! So, to keep my metabolism where it is (and bring it up higher), I’ve decided to incorporate healthy eating habits, carb-cycling, low sodium, detoxing, and exercise into my plan!

Carb-Cycling: What it does – keeps my body from plateauing by continuously changing up my intake of carbohydrates, keeping my metabolism on its toes and promoting fat loss while maintaining muscle mass.

  • Mondays & Thursdays – NO carbs
  • Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays – LOW carbs
  • Wednesdays & Saturdays – HIGH carbs

Detoxing: I will be detoxing once or twice a month (but not for extended periods of time) to cleanse my body of toxins. Regardless of how many people say that detox-diets are ineffective or unhealthy or whatever they want to say, I think it does leave me feeling a bit lighter from experience. However, my detox will only be for 3 consecutive days drinking only water and the infamous lemon detox juice.

Exercise: A combination of cardio and yoga/pilates.

  • Pilates/Yoga – at least 3x a week (30+ min)
  • Cardio – 3x a week (40+ min)
  • Dance – 2x a week (50+ min)
  • Walk as much as I can
  • Key – STAY ACTIVE THROUGHOUT THE DAY! So even if I don’t have time (aka too lazy to get my ass off the couch) to work out, I won’t feel too guilty.
  • This probably will change. It is way too constricted…

Indulging is Okay: I plan to have those “yolo” meals on Saturdays when I’m out and about. I really don’t want to feel too restricted to a diet and then go crazy and binge later on…

Food: Alright, people might be against eating only 3 times a day, but I’ve  tried eating a snack in between meals and it just doesn’t work for me.

  • Breakfast – 200 - 350 cal
  • Lunch – 300 - 350 cal
  • Dinner – 200 - 300 cal
  • Don’t eat anything after 6PM
  • Keep under 1,500 calories daily
  • Drink at least 4 bottles of water (2L)
  • Keep away from processed/junk food!
  • Don’t mistake thirst/boredom for hunger
  • Green tea is always good
  • So is black coffee

Rules to Keep:

  • Sleep before 11PM (my bedtime is usually 3AM)
  • Take vitamins/fiber supplements/calcium every morning
  • Don’t fall asleep after eating
  • No naps
  • Stay away from energy drinks
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes every day
  • Don’t eat while I’m distracted
  • Try to substitute all oils/butters with coconut oil
  • Stretch before I go to bed, and as soon as I wake up
  • Have a glass of water as soon as I wake up
  • Brush my teeth right after eating dinner (so I’m not tempted to eat something later)
  • BE AS ACTIVE AS POSSIBLE

THIS IS IT, WISH ME LUCK!!!

anonymous asked:

Any way you could write about yoosung and a super skinny s/o? Like tiny enough to be called weak and fragile, asked way too often if they have an eating disorder, and feel disproportional with any little bit of fat or muscle that protrudes? It's how I've been and I always feel too tiny to be taken seriously

Ahhhh so I definitely took this in a smutty direction lmao I hope you don’t mind! Also I’m so glad you guys have stuck around for me while I try to work on things! I’m trying to write some. In this you and Yoosung have been going out for a while :)

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You were…so frustrated. You knew you were slim, but Yoosung wasn’t exactly beefy, so you weren’t quite sure why he was treating you like you were glass. You’d just have to prove it to him - or kill him. Why not a bit of both? You slid your dress down your body, leaving you in just a thong and lacy bralette; making your way to his room. Yoosung sat on his computer, laughing at something his friend said over the headset - he hadn’t noticed you yet.

Time to change that. In one swift motion, you’d swung him around and straddled his lap, mouth capturing his and tongues intertwining. Your fingers dug into his hair as he pulled off the headset, a moan grinding through his throat as he gripped your waist. His eyes flew open and he eased off, his touch becoming light and smooth instead of rough and insistent.

“Sorry, sorry, I don’t…want to hurt you -”

You yanked him forward, cutting off what he was saying.

“Yoosung…I know you think I’m going to break…but I need to show you what I really like. And I need you to stop treating me like glass.”

You tugged him up, tossing him back onto his small bed as you looped his belt around his hands - effectively tying him down. Yoosung’ eyes were the size of saucers - you’d never done something like this. His breath was coming out in harsh pants, his erection leaking through his boxer briefs as you slid a box from under the bed.

“I know we talked about trying some stuff out…I want to show you what I want you to do to me next time, Yoosung. I’ll make sure you enjoy it.”

You pulled a medium size plug out of the box before coating it in lube, sliding it into your ass slowly with a moan.

“Oh Yoosung,” you groaned, “I wish that was your cock in me.”

“MC…shit…shit…”

You looped a vibrator around his cock after pulling down his boxer briefs, coating him with lube before you took him in one quick motion, his cock sinking into you so deep and the vibrator hitting your clit just right. You bounced on his lap before reaching up and pulling at the belt, finally releasing his hands.

“Yoosung…I want you to fuck me so good. If you do it right I’ll punish you however you want.”

His eyes rolled back into his head as he finally, FINALLY, gripped your waist and he pounded up into you, panting your name and cursing. One of his hands went to your ass, sliding the plug in and out, the sensation pushing you higher and higher.

“Oh baby…you’re so beautiful…I want you to come all over me…I want to feel you squirt…I’m going to fill you up if you don’t hurry…”

Yoosung ground his hips up, pushing the vibrator into your clit and the heat from the plug entering your ass along with his words sent you over the edge. You screamed, your orgasm tearing through you and slick gushing out to coat him as your thighs trembled. When you finally came back down, he was running his hands over your back, the plug discarded on the floor and his still hard cock inside of you.

He rolled you over slowly, laying you down as he kissed you gently.

“MC, I’m sorry I was being too gentle. You don’t mind it if we’re easy sometimes though, right?”

You smiled up at him, totally blissed out.

“Of course, Yoosung. I should’ve brought it up ear-”

You gasped as he moved into you, his mouth trailing down your neck as he smiled.

“I’m glad to hear it, MC.”

Tuesday Tips - SKULL and BONES

Even when drawing the nude figure, it can be difficult to find angles and structure in the body. The skeleton, even when buried under muscle and fat, can be something to rely on because its structural shape doesn’t really bend, inflate or sag like muscles, fat or hair (or clothes). Try to spot and define those bones to define the body more accurately. For example, finding and utulizing the angles of the clavicles really does help to define the head’s relationship to the torso. Try it out.
-Norm

leviathantamer  asked:

What I find hilarious about the 'Roadhog Muscle/Fat' discourse is that... he's both. He's outrageously muscular, he can pull a mech suit 20 yards in 2 seconds. But... MUSCLE NEEDS FAT TO OPERATE! It's the same concept on how all functional muscles work. You want big muscles, you need a good amount of calories. So someone like Roadhog? Yeah, he's probably got an eight pack, he's probably shredded. But we're not gonna see because of how much fat he's got to keep that eight pack running. Very good.

A FANTASTIC ADDITION