Dec 18, 2018
- Bake the potato until done, 30 - 45 minutes in a preheated 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) oven. Peel and mash the potato.
- Place the potato, ground pork, onion, spices and water in a large frying pan and simmer until very thick, for about one hour.
- Meanwhile, prepare your pastry.
- Line a deep-dish pie plate with pastry. Spoon in filling, spreading evenly. Cover with top crust.
- Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Cut steam vent. Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). If edges brown too fast, cover with a strip of foil. Serve warm.
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Looking for a kinder, gentler way to build your booty? Try the barbell hip thrust, and you’ll be able to train glutes with heavy weights while skipping potential back pain. This Instagram favorite poses little risk of injury when performed correctly yet it outperforms squats and lunges for activating muscle fibers in the glutes. Placement of the weight for the barbell hip thrust eliminates the possibility of compressing the spine, which can be a problem with squats and top-loaded barbell movements.
Trainers recommend that beginners concentrate on the basics of hip thrusts before adding the weight of a dumbbell and then advancing to the barbell hip thrust. Focus first on hip mechanics, foot placemen and feeling the connection between the glutes and the movement.
You’ll need to use a weightlifting bench that is approximately 12 to 14 inches in height. You may have to try different bench heights to find that one that works best for you.
To perform the movement effectively, extend the hips to the top position. Your pelvis should be in a posterior pelvic tilt to optimally activate the glutes. The best way to achieve peak activation is to pretend you are tucking your “tail” between your legs while you extend up. Protect your back by tucking your chin at the top and focusing your gaze on your belly button.
You may want to pair the barbell hip thrust with side lunges, which will open up tight hips and groin, while strengthening the glutes and inner thigh.
Start your side lunge by setting your feet shoulder-width apart and standing with toes pointed straight forward. Step out with your right foot as wide as possible. Drop your hips down and back while keeping the left leg straight. Stretch the groin on the left leg while keeping the toes pointed straight forward and keeping both soles of the feet on the ground. Your right knee should track over your right foot the whole motion.
Punch your right heel into the floor to push yourself back to the full standing start position. That’s one rep. Complete 8 to 12 reps on the right side, then repeat on the left side. Do 3 to 4 sets.
Finishing off any gluteus maximus exercise with a posterior pelvic tilt, aka “the opposite of sticking your butt out, puts you in maximal hip extension and ensures your glutes are working. (If your muscles aren’t burning, your glutes are not working.) The posterior pelvic tilt is a huge squeeze that ensures you have put your hips through the entire range of motion and contracted your glutes.
Having trouble finding your posterior pelvic tilt? Here’s how to know you’re there: When you are lying on ling on your back, try to flatten your back into the ground. This will force you to contract your lower abdominals and glutes and tuck your butt under. Here’s another tip: As you lie on your back, pretend there is a glass of water on your pelvic bone and try to spill the pretend water onto your belly.
Dec 10, 2018
- 5 ounces slab bacon, sliced ½ inch thick, then sliced crosswise into ½-inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 8 ripe fresh figs, halved lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, finely chopped
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
- 5 ounces smoked trout, skin and bones removed
- 2 scallions, dark green and white parts separated, very thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, plus more
- Freshly ground black pepper
- ¾ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup blanched almonds
- ½ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons flaxseeds
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
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- Start with clean, dry hair.
- If your hair is thick, prep it with a texturing treatment spray throughout the lengths.
- If your hair is fine, prep hair by spritzing a medium control root volumizer at the roots to pump up volume.
- Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl lengths of hair. Leave 1 inch of the ends out to keep the hair beachy. Let hair cool.
- Spritz lengths with a volumizing and texturizing dry finishing hairspray for added texture. Next, comb out curls with a wide-toothed comb for soft waves.
- Finish with a touch of hairspray to set the look.
- Prep with a texture cream to create and support body and dimension. Depending on hair type, apply a nickel or quarter-sized amount of the texturizer, drying into the roots to create volume and add grit for braiding.
- Create a clean center part using a tail comb.
- Off the center part, create a triangle section of hair on both sides. The front part of the section is the first point, the second point starts behind the ear and the third point starts at the highest point of the head. Section away with a hair clip.
- On each of the two triangles, begin braiding an inverted braid by taking each section diagonal forward. Secure each strand with an elastic.
- Use hands to loosen braids before joining braids in the back to create a crown braid, Make sure to conceal the elastics. Use pins to secure.
- On the remaining the hair that is left unbraided, use a flat iron in an S-wave pattern to create loose waves.
- Once you’ve ironed the whole head, apply a texture finishing spray for texture and dimension.
- Use a bit of texturing cream through the ends to tame any flyaways and add soft hold.
- Work a smooth-control gel-cream through hair and flat iron from the nape.
- Spray a thickening primer at the roots to provide hair with density and root elevation. Blow dry into the hair.
- Divide the hair from ear to ear across the head and create a side part on the front hair. On the back hair, divide into symmetrical ponytails.
- Take small sections from each side of the front hair and bring to the opposite ponytail, securing each section with a rubber band. Spray each section with a low-hold hairspray.
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