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Bodybuilding: Sport or Art?


The bodybuilding is an activity generally based on the exercise carried loads in order to achieve hypertrophy or muscle development with the maximum volume size attached to a set of symmetry ratio and definition not least, according to Washington DC personal trainer (ie the proportions of her legs over his upper body, arms balance with the rest of adjacent muscle groups and in harmony and balance in their antagonistic biceps with triceps, etc).

It is an activity that due to the requirements accurately to meet this purpose as they are called basic pillars: TRAINING, FOOD AND RELAXATION.

You could say that implies rather be a lifestyle that an activity as a hobby or something remarkably punctual practice on weekends or when we pleased …

From here he was born the so-called fitness lifestyle a lifestyle or mode practiced by millions of people worldwide of which probably 90% are not considered life bodybuilders.

It’s called weight training activity conducted itself in the middle (gymnasium), with the same tools (dumbbells, pulleys and specialized machines) and execution of exercises and movements.

We could say that the differences between bodybuilding and fitness or also called “fitness” to be fit,  lies mainly in the fitness does not require poses as an objective of muscular work and not competition in any way contemplated, it would be a playful, recommended activity because it is healthy anatomical and physiological repetitive movements (exercises) are required with the body and is beneficial to health as it improves neuromuscular coordination, muscle and tendon mass and improves endurance capacity ..

Bodybuilding is a physical activity, but being present in all sports as a support and be limited to be secondary in all sports bodybuilding is 100% focused on the athlete’s health, injury prevention, strengthening muscle structures and all improve the athlete’s performance in his sport and physical activity and healthy both professional and amateur or recreational club.

This would be the true definition of the activity carried out in gyms 99% of people who go to the gym daily. While they all will surely not make the required triad: TRAINING, FOOD AND RELAXATION surely they intended the lead and are aware of it.


Bodybuilding competition or unwilling to become involved in any competition, is a fully established business with a purely aesthetic ultimate goal and for which to get to meet these required above parameters … for a criterion or point of bodybuilder view, you need to practice undoubtedly MUSCULACION. But regardless of priority or nothing but the aesthetic and patterns required size, definition, proportion and symmetry set to win a bodybuilding event or achieve development measures or hypertrophy within the canons required.

The bodybuilder or bodybuilding practitioner is enriched by values such as strength, endurance, coordination without beneficial, beneficial psychological factors such as any other activity that enriches the personality or self-esteem. Also and because of its required power to improve the aesthetics and minimize gain adipose tissue is obtained a better lipid profile, good cholesterol, level of stable glucose, and of course to say that the counter if the supply is not adequate, excessive or lacking it can also be counterproductive in some terms of health just as overtraining, poor execution of exercises can cause injury, contractures, fibril breaks etc …

But bodybuilding itself, the bodybuilder or fitness competition, figure, shape, bodyfitness … Should be truly welcome under a sporting criterion? or maybe is it associated or better house as an artistic activity or beauty? Leaving aside what you mean by beauty .. because this is something we as disparate as different from each other …

There is a part in the “athletes or athletes” and their managers who defend bodybuilding as sport and fighting for more than 30 years ago, a ofical recognition by the IOC, in fact sector, this objective is being meet today for existing nations where they enjoy state aid as any other sporting activity under their regulations, code of ethics and anti-doping and to belong to the list included in the Olympic games as a sport more activity sports, where official federations and athletes, teams and delegations are treated just as in weightlifting, judo, tennis, athletics etc …. with corresponding state aid and social impact, official and media etc …

A real dream sports and official recognition.

On the other hand there is another sector or aspect of practitioners without bodybuilders or less equally prepared, struggling as the first and under the same scoring criteria, they show no interest in recognizing sport as it were.

Just consider people who follow currents and common tastes for the development of the physical with the same considerations and criteria as above, for them bodybuilding is art and the ultimate goal is artistic, despite enjoying a good resistance, better strength, great power and strong health.

They do not feel the need to be called athletes even if they spend the days training morning and afternoon feeding correctly identify bodybuilders simply be better .. and as autonomous economic adiministración is required for training and needs and politically mainly they subsidized with membership fees to associations, sponsors and management aids training of monitors or trainers for sports centers.

In my view, the bodybuilding competition is something totally artistic but obtained by an effort of more dignified and hard of athletes or not because … and I mean .., for what is assessed is the set of physical where hypertrophy it is the first necessity associated with a proportion, symmetry and definition (lack of subcutaneous fat), an optical illusion, and a resemblance to certain models of physical Greek old … and still not be more disciplined in the gym or at the table not have to be proportional to be better .. hence genetics and metabolism of each and morphology favor some and not others so much. I mean a bodybuilder who has a good pectoral judges need not know how much weight you lift in the bench press or with the same good abdominal definition perhaps some people do not go bound to do more or less diet or abdominal ..

It is never ask a bodybuilder demonstrate its basic physical qualities: strength, endurance, speed, elasticity … it is simply measures, required or rate from a relaxed state and contracted in different positions where they can show their anatomy under established criteria ” bodybuilder “purely aesthetic.

Undoubtedly, we must have strength and endurance as well as the definition almost always been linked to many hour of aerobic exercise, as well the ability to have developed the form of his appearance was never assessed for or against.

You can integrate into any of the two sides but if you must be very clear that bind with one or other, sweat, determination and effort is always common.

Art of accounting

Universally, it is known as Online bookkeeping services, to that dedicated professional to apply, analyze and interpret accounting and financial information of an organization with the aim of designing and implementing tools and mechanisms to support the organization’s policies in the making process making.

It is also known as one expert with university degrees in business studies, with special emphasis on practical matters and financial and tax accounting and administrative, internal and external audit and business advisory services.
In Colombia we could say that a CPA is the natural person who through prior registration with the Central Board of Accountants, and after evidence of their professional competence (university degree), is empowered by law to give public faith regarding the facts known to him and the scope of their own profession, as well as rule on the economic and financial information, perform activities related to accounting, tax science, information systems company, finance, costs, etc.
The labor relationship disables the counter to give public faith on events of interest to their employer.This inability does not apply to statutory auditors or public accountants who provide services to companies that are not obliged by law or by statute, to have a statutory auditor.
The counter should be provided with the necessary accounting information and keep in mind that the Central Board of Accountants, in its Circular 044 November 2005 indicated that income can make certificates to people who do not carry accounting.
Implementing IFRS in Colombia involves harmonize and internationalize the accounting and financial information, which will make it more friendly interpretation of financial statements anywhere in the world, with transparency and absolute fidelity.
 Are companies working with IFRS?
From 1 January to 31 December 2013, it should have been done the planning stage and transition for groups 1 and 3 and between January 1 and December 31, 2014, is developing stage mandatory for these groups and must present comparative financial statements and audited under IFRS, December 31, 2014. for this group 2 is developing the planning stage and transition between January 1 and December 31, 2014 and will be mandatory stage in 2015, shall be filed and comparative audited December 31, 2015. currently the Supersociedades, Superbancaria and supersolidaria are requesting the opening balances to companies in the group 1 and 3, which must have developed and implemented from January 1, 2014 financial statements.
Do all businesses, small, large and medium apply IFRS?
All companies must apply IFRS in Colombia, like many individuals and should be located in IFRS Plenas Groups 1, Group 2 and Group 3 IFRS IFRS SMEs microenterprise.
What are the deadlines to begin working with IFRS?
Mandatory deadlines for Groups 1 and 3, began on January 1, 2014 and for Group 2 from January 2015.
CPA: Hector Pinzon Jaime Correa (President) of the Federation of Public Accountants of Colombia.

5 films about art that will motivate your creativity

The art created by man aims to provide an aesthetic, convey different emotions, ideas, a completely different and own vision with which are not normally see the world.

Painting, dance, sculpture and music, are just some of the ways in which art can be captured and transmit a voice.
The cinema is an art that captures all these areas and give them shape, either in fiction or documentary, but exploring issues and general culture.

Films have the ability to capture those stories of art that have been changing the world and present them to the public through an original vision, composition, aesthetics and narrative, which are already part of the art itself, which will remain saved for admiration and legacy of humanity.

Here are 5 films about art and art, choreography, the relationship of painters and their muses, documentaries by artists or stories about the same film, which awaken your creativity and inspiration through the work of other artists. They can be found easily on projectfreetv

Films that portray the dance by way of exception:
Dance is an art that conveys emotions with complex choreography accompanied by music that stored in the memory of all. Order and structure is its main characteristic.

Pineapple (2011)

Black Swan (2010)

Movies about painters and inspiration:
The painting is considered the ultimate expression of art and these films will tell the story of creation and inspiration of painters to create some of his most important works:

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Factory Girl (2006)

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Luxury destinations this summer: Mauritius

Having spent passing through the old continent we have to return once again to the islands, we have already gone through Fiji and the Bahamas , but there is a group of islands in another ocean that has nothing to envy these two archipelagos: Island Mauritius , or rather, the Republic of Mauritius , as well as the island of Mauritius this state includes the islands of Cargados Carajos, the Agaléga and Rodrigues Island.

They are located 900 km from Madagascar, as you can see in the picture, and southwest of India, however it is an independent state which is part of anarchipelago known as the Mascarene Islands.

As Fiji, Mauritius is one of those archipelagos suffered many political economic changes in recent years, namely until 1968, when it gained independence. He later joined the Commonwalth , a fact that made that, despite being an unstable archipelago until then and found in a region where there were many political problems, was the perfect target for investment of foreign capital .

This capital was responsible for the increase in the standard of living in Mauritius and the exploitation of its natural qualities to create a paradise, which today is one of the best places to spend the summer in the world, therefore the options presented as its climate, which ranges from 25 to 31 degrees throughout the year.

Go to villas in Mauritius is a safe bet for luxury tourism and versatility, we talk about larger than Fiji, and therefore most likely within the surface and less in terms of water sports.

So rent a boat in this case, though possible, is less feasible because no uninhabited islands as in the case of Bahamas where you can spend your holiday, however it is the perfect destination to play golf in a heavenly environment, there many fields in different hotels to find hotels with luxury and comfort, to visit museums, gardens and especially as they have an exceptional vegetation.

Art with teeth… Don’t you think? Check it yourself.

Arte con dientes

Surely you heard talk about many crazy things that people do in their teeth.

In the middle of the last century, it has a gold tooth was common, because it was the solution found orthodontics to repair a damaged part.

But as all can live their revival, celebrities, years ago, have rescued the gold teeth and have chosen to show off their teeth with gold detail festooned with diamonds and others .

There are different types of Freedom Dental Melbourne accessories such as golden frames with inlaid diamonds or precious stones , metal fangs same cases completely cover the teeth.

The sculptures of these teeth, are little more than amazing.

I never thought I’d see the Coliseum carved in a molar, but even if someone had told me there, I would not have believed how impressive sculpture seen in a tooth, to have seen …

These teeth, really look so good, that if I were you, I’d be biting my nails to get a glimpse of them.

Gaze and knows the wonder of art with teeth …


The Colosseum (carved from a tooth)


Rome Beauty

Art teeth

Details …

Art teeth

Pharaohs and Egyptian …

The dog depicted in art

Perro en el arte

The dog has occupied an important place in the art world, especially in the pictorial and decorative arts and, lately, also in the film. This phenomenon, directly represent the dog into works of art or to appear as a symbolic element, but play a major role, although it contributes to the overall meaning of the work, is quite old. Thus, in classical Greece we find it represented in many friezes, pottery and ceramics. A prime example is the relief of the goddess Hecate made in marble.

In Egypt, the dogs are represented in bas-reliefs, including Pharaohs with their respective dogs. Mummies of dogs have also been found buried next to their owners. Non domestic variety, the Jackal, was associated with the Dios Anubis.

In Rome is represented in art through murals, paintings and even coins. Its usefulness, as battle dog, was unquestionable, to the point of organizing fights in the Roman circuses.

In the middle ages, until the 15th century, it was not accepted by the society, was considered ugly and dangerous animals every time that the constant wars of the era contributed to its abandonment, which returned to its wild state, feeding off all kind of carrion, even including attacks on livestock with consequent damage to their owners , with which there are many representations of the dog in art.

In the Renaissance, dogs begin to have good acceptance, precisely because their work as auxiliaries of the hunt. The aristocracy of the time contributed to provide a good role in this endearing animal, at the same time increased the number of races, facts that contributed to that dog is represented in art, being reflected in many works of famous authors of the time.

Dogs are animals that comes accompanying the man from thousands of years ago. We know their characteristics and therefore we can say that in art it is usually symbolize values such as loyalty, sociability. For example, it is the case of the Pekingese who appears in “The Arnolfini marriage”, a Gothic painting of the brothers Van Eyck, symbolizes the marital fidelity through its representation reflected in the middle of the couple, undoubtedly the domestic dog occupies a central place in the marriage according to its authors. But there’s more, as the “dogs playing poker” Cassius Marcellus; the “arthritis medicine for dogs“; “Tests of Moses” Botticelli or “The umbrella man” by Monet.

Away from those dogs that had their role in pictorial and decorative, arts in the cinema also has name and plays a leading role. Many times, however, is set aside the symbolic aspect that made him famous in the so-called fine arts.In this way we have a full range of famous dogs in film, by way of example we quote to Beethoven, Rex, Lassie, Bingo, etc. They are famous dogs that take a new role in so far as it would have been unthinkable before.

His acceptance as a pet made were created the diversity of breeds existing today, motivated mostly by the canine Club, associations that undoubtedly foster and reported everything to do with the world of dogs. the Organization of dog shows is that the public has greater respect and admiration for this fascinating animal, up to the point to be considered as one member of the family home. Therefore, industry has specialized in creating all kinds of accessories, medicines, food, which no doubt contributes to their well-being. Not to mention the numerous specialists in the sector of Canids: hair salons, veterinary clinics, nutrition, etc.

this month at anchor

Timea Tihanyi, That which moves another and is moved by another, in ceasing to move ceases also to live..., porcelain, plaster, polystyrene, 2013

Timea Tihanyi, That which moves another and is moved by another, in ceasing to move ceases also to live…, porcelain, plaster, polystyrene, 2013

the harmony of silence

May 3 – June 16, 2013

Reception: Friday, May 3, 6-9pm
Artists’ talk: Sunday, May 12, 2pm

Alma ChaneyAaron HabaTrish Maharam, Timea Tihanyi


Kandinsky spoke of white as “the harmony of silence… not a dead silence, but one pregnant with possibilities.” These artists mine the expressive potential of quiet restraint, using white as both ground and palette in a variety of media: textile, porcelain, oil paint and twine.
Curated by Jasmine Valandani          

Alma Chaney, 2013 Untitled #3, Oil, Goldpoint,16" x 16"

Alma Chaney, 2013 Untitled #3, Oil, Goldpoint,16″ x 16″

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