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Ms. Olympia Bodybuilder Rachel Mclish on 1984 Donahue Show

Rachel Mclish segment on the opening of the Donahue show (1984). If anyone has the complete 1 hour show please post it.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Monday, January 12, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - You might be living in a bubble where you believe that the good times will last forever, but they won't. Nevertheless, you have nothing to fear now. Every cycle must wax and wane in its own time, as does the light of the silvery Moon. Even if you have recently been riding an emotional high, the energy shifts today and you may have to moderate your exuberance. But there's no reason to be discouraged if you can't pursue every desire. Discuss your concerns with a trusted companion; leaning on your friends for support helps you remember what's most important.

10 Questions All Lifters Should Know How to Answer

TUT is the total amount of time a muscle is placed under stress during the length of a set. Your cadence, or tempo, for each rep determines your TUT. For example, if you’re using a 3/1/3 cadence (three seconds on the positive portion of a movement, pause for one second at the apex, and then take three seconds on the negative) for 7 reps your time under tension for that set is 49 seconds.

5-Step Fat Burning

As a fitness model and former successful natural bodybuilder, I have tried every diet in the book to get lean while holding on to muscle – carb backloading , carb cycling, ketogenic and even paleo. Each has its pros and cons. But just “dieting” isn’t enough. There are multiple branches of that tree and there are some particular training protocols that need to be observed along the way. The truth is that there are a number of factors that contribute to real fat-burning – the kind put on display by the guys you see on these pages. Here are five fundamental strategies that you can piece together to speed your shred .

How To Amp Up Your Gym Motivation

Use some positive self talk to get in the zone, and reinforce your self esteem. The right kind of repetitive self-affirming thoughts and talk can positively alter your belief system. You can either use the mood-related self-talk method, which impacts upon your emotional self being, or you could use positive self-affirmation statements, which many trainers use to reiterate how great they are - Arnold was a master at this method.

The Scoop On Protein

First off, our body doesn’t exactly use protein, it uses amino acids. Theses long chains of amino acids make up proteins. Inevitably, these chains wear out and need to be replaced. The way we produce these replacements for protein is by consuming foods that are rich in amino acids. Our body cannot use a complex amino acid chain without rebuilding it first.

2-Day Bigger Guns Triceps Routine

Any movement that involves extending the elbow will work the full length of your triceps, but individual heads (long, lateral and medial) are activated somewhat differently depending on arm and hand position. Flaring your elbows out on triceps exercises will hit more of the lateral head, which is more noticeable from the side. Keeping your elbows in will hit the inner head and add a bit more thickness to your arms.

The Muscle Matrix Workout

Perform this workout at least six hours before or after your normal training. For example, if you lift weights at night, complete this routine in the morning. Perform four sets of 15 reps for each exercise, moving slowly so that it takes five seconds to complete each repetition.

Five Fast Lunches to Build More Muscle

When the 18th-century British Earl of Sandwich asked his servants to bring him a piece of meat held between two slices of bread, he definitely stumbled onto something. Not only, as legend has it, did he invent the sandwich, he also inadvertently requested the ideal post- workout meal—a simple combination of protein and carbohydrates, which research shows spurs greater muscle growth than protein alone. But with a little knowledge (and some condiments—come on, Earl!) you can make this portable muscle meal even more effective. Reach for these easy-to-prepare recipes to turn steak, lamb, chicken—and even an old can of cranberry sauce—into a gourmet meal fit for a king. Or at least an earl—whatever that is.

4 Things to Know About H20

A few years ago Michael Boschmann, M.D., and colleagues from Berlin's Franz-Volhard Clinical Research Center found that after drinking about 17 ounces of water, the metabolic rates of the study's participants increased by 30%. And the researchers estimated that if a person increases his water consumption by 1.5 liters (51 ounces) a day, he would burn an extra 17,400 calories per year. That's about five pounds just from drinking more water. Additionally, a study by Dr. Brenda Davy, an associate professor at Virginia Tech, found that people who drank water before a meal consumed an average of 75 fewer calories at that meal.

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101 Ways to Burn Belly Fat Fast

The average man's body houses 43.2 pounds of fat. And at any one moment, that number is either increasing or decreasing—it's never stagnant. Spend more of each day burning fat than you do storing it, and over time, you'll bury your belly forever. Sound simple? It is. You see, there's no single secret formula for losing fat. In fact, find 100 successful losers and they'll give you 100 different ways to win the battle of the bulge. But we did them one better. On the following pages, you'll find 101 tips designed to help you lose your love handles, bust your gut, and define your abs . Simply incorporate three or four into your life every day, and you'll finish off your fat easier and faster than you ever imagined possible.

The Muscle-Building Standards: Build a Big Chest

Guys have been tossing around weights to build mass for quite some time. A lot has changed since back in Arnold's day, but a lot has also stayed the same. The Standards are bare-bones muscle-building tactics. Straight sets, moderate rest, and traditional exercises.

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I have only been able to read the first issue of my subscription. New issues do not appear on my iPad Air running iOS 8. I have followed all suggestions on their FAQ and still new issues do not appear. That's $10 down the drain.

How To Deal With The New Year’s Gym Rush

The most popular New Year’s resolution for 2014 was to lose weight, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. And because of that you’ll see droves of new faces and out-of-shape bodies at your gym during the month of January. And while we should all applaud someone’s efforts to shed extra pounds and live healthier, it’s impossible to overlook the fact that a billion extra bodies cramming into a confined space isn’t a major disruption to us regulars.

Do Carbs Make You Fat?

Isn’t brown rice so much better than white? Not necessarily. Remember, it’s better to receive your fiber from plant foods and not 87 servings of whole grains. Brown rice is like most other cereal grains. The “anti-nutrient” or phytic acid that is problematic for digestion and nutrient absorption is located in the bran of the grain. This is removed in the milling process that essentially changes brown rice to white rice. It is one of the few exceptions where I believe food refining is actually beneficial. When you remove the bran, what you’re left with is an easily digested, “safe starch” food without any toxic compounds.

4 Ways to Use Alternating Overhead Presses

Adding weight to your presses isn’t the only way to dial up the intensity. Here’s how alternating presses can trigger new growth while increasing safety.

Five Lunch Break Workouts for Fat Loss

Many gyms offer a variety of workout classes during lunch hours to give guys an opportunity to break a sweat during what may be the only time to workout. These workouts will often be group aerobic training, which will give you a goodt workout, but may leave something missing. If you don’t sign up for classes or want to add something extra to your midday routine, we've got the fast, efficient, and effective moves to maximize the amount of fat you’ll burn in minimal time.

Why Am I Hungry All the Time? - Born Fitness

Very interesting, I am going to get the book…..I assume this counts for women as well as men? I have been beating my head against the wall trying to figure out why I am always starving, I mean it is so bad, and while I have been a little overweight for a long time, in the last few months, I’ve not been sleeping well at all and I’ve gained about 12-15 pounds! I hope this is what’s doing it because I think I can fix this! Thank you!

Top 10 Dangerous Kettlebell Mistakes

Before you grab a kettlebell, make sure you're not risking serious injury.

Six Bodyweight Workouts That Actually Build Muscle

Pack on muscle to your frame with these low-impact routines.

18 Hours in the Life of a BBQ Champion

On the eve of the competition, Tom helms the smokers solo. By the time I arrive around 10:00 p.m., he’s already slid the beef briskets into his Abe's cabinet smoker and the pork butts into his Cookshack FEC100 pellet smoker. I missed him injecting the butts with fruit juice, but caught him just in time for the rubbing of the ribs. First, he lights the coals in a separate smoker that will cook the ribs and chicken.

Top 10 Muscle and Strength Building Moves

While everyone who goes to the gym to lift weights has their own set of specific goals, one common thread that runs through most is the desire to get bigger and stronger . Bodybuilders are unique bunch in that they look to build every muscle in the body to the greatest possible degree, while trying to make sure everything remains in perfect proportion and symmetry. Because of this they must utilize a myriad of specific and varied exercises for each body part, so that every muscle fiber and motor unit pool is exhausted at every workout.

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7 Best Moves for Crazy Obliques

Want the tapered waistline of a fitness model? Streamline your sides with these can’t-miss moves for obliques.

The New Rules For Getting Ripped

As easy as the models and athletes in our magazine make being lean and ripped look, we’ve got to be honest: it couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s hard, it takes time, and it demands an unwavering degree of discipline. In our ongoing efforts to assist you in sculpting the body you’ve always wanted, we’ve laid out the gold rules to getting ripped.

Does Deer Antler Velvet Work and Build Muscle? - Born Fitness

I’ve been working out for years, also, and can tell you that I never feel sore anymore. Its an adaptation to working out, you are getting stronger and your muscles are tougher from it. Probably nothing to do with deer antler. Take a month off and then hit the weights hard, I guarantee u will feel sore. After years of lifting, soreness is no longer an issue, I can describe the feeling more as a tiredness within the muscle. And I love it when I really fry a muscle, and then later on in the day I’ll do something that causes a cramp in said muscle, and I’ll think to myself damn that was a good workout. Even then, it isn’t a soreness.

Unconventional Moves, Extreme Strength and Muscle Gains

Strongman training—as its name implies—can improve your strength immensely. Some of my favorite strongman training tools are the farmer’s walk, the big tractor tire, the prowler/sled, and the log. The farmer’s walk is a great way to work grip strength, and the stronger your grip, the more weight you can handle. The tractor tire and prowler are great for improving your posterior chain explosiveness and power. Using a log instead of a barbell, on the other hand, is a completely different beast. Those with a history of lower back pain might have a hard time with it since it requires you to lean backwards to avoid hitting your chin.


Don’t worry! There are simple everyday things you can do to improve insulin sensitivity and optimize everything about your life. This article will give you a quick run-down on how insulin works and what you can do NOW to improve it.

Jennifer Lopez Shines at the Golden Globes

Lopez leads a beautiful group of ladies who bedazzled the awards ceremony with their beauty.

The Protein Guide: How Much Protein Do You Need? - Born Fitness

Protein is known for being the critical macronutrient for muscle formation. It does more than that, acting in unison with a large amount of enzymes and transporters in your body in vital functions that support life and proper metabolism. In a sense, protein are bricks in the construction of your body. Continuing our analogy, carbohydrates tend to be workers, cementing these bricks together, while fats are the managers, making sure this process is running smoothly. All three are of course critical, and work together in keeping your body in proper shape.

5 Tips for Growing a Beard

No Shave November has become an ultimate man test: originally created as a way to spread cancer awareness, it is simultaneously a challenge to see which of your friends can become the scruffiest and scraggliest, all in the name of a good cause. But if you can stall your shaver for a month, why not go beyond that and see what you’re really made of?

5 Muscle Building Mistakes (And How to Make Gains) - Born Fitness

In reality there are many (many) other fitness goals, and lots of other reasons to workout and eat healthy foods; but this is what interests—and confuses—most people. While losing the extra pounds can be the most frustrating process, building muscle is harder for most people to understand. After all, if you go to the gym and lift weights consistently you should pack on slabs of new muscle, right? And yet, most gym goers would respond with a resounding, “NO!” Instead, more people are more familiar with training…and then training some more, and never seeing gains that are quite as good as they want.


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20-Minute Workout: Stronger Cardio

There's a reason you're reading this magazine and not one about jogging or cycling—you want to get in shape with weight training and other exercises you actually enjoy. Of course, that doesn't mean you can ignore cardio . If you're the type who dreads the treadmill, you just need to get your cardio through other means, like this workout. It lasts just 20 minutes, and lets you take care of what you hate while doing what you love.

Take the 2015 #CookingStreak Challenge!

The premise is simple. You cook at least one meal a day for every 31 days in January. Define “cooking” as you wish, though adding milk to cereal is a stretch, buddy. Why should I?

7 Good, Trusted Supplements For Your Health - Born Fitness

I agree, spending nearly $1,000/year on one supplement is insane. I’ve followed Bornstein since he worked for Men’s Health but there’s a loss of perspective here to recommend a product at this price to general readers. Athletic Greens, Maximum Greens, Greens+, and other similar products could make a decent contribution to your supplement stack if you can afford to take A LOT of servings/day. And there are some ingredients in these powders that are worthy of a “superfood” label but again why would you want to pay a huge chunk of change for a gram or so per serving of spirulina when you can buy a couple of pounds of straight spirulina for a similar price? NOW e.g. sells bulk spirulina, chlorella, and barley grass powders – pick one or more and dump a spoonful in a shake. BTW, if you haven’t tried these green powders be aware of the general look and smell (akin to pond scum). Expect some “WTF are you drinking” looks if you’re downing this in public.

Can Mega-Dosing Antioxidants Hinder Growth?

Well...results are somewhat mixed. The few studies directly testing antioxidants for muscle growth after a weightlifting routine fail to show a benefit. But there are many different markers of muscle damage that you can measure after a workout, so there are some studies showing benefits of antioxidants. These may just be temporary benefits though, not supporting long-term muscle growth. Bear with us…there are a lot of interesting competing factors.

Could a $17,695 Grill Change Your Life?

When Kalamazoo came to pick up the grill they had loaned me, I thought of those steaks. I wondered: “If I had to put a price on that steak-eating experience, how much is it worth?” I crunched the numbers. I factored in futures. But whatever computations I tried to rationalize, I couldn’t bring myself to a price tag that was close to $17,695. Was the grill the best I had ever used? Yes. Would I be sad that it was gone? Of course. But did I feel like the price point was part of the marketing? Like a Maserati, an Audemars Piguet, or some Agent Provocateur garb, you pay, in part, for the fantasy of luxury. Now that K750HB has moved on, I’m trying to recover from the break up. There’s a hole in my backyard. I look at grilling recipes and feel remorse. Was there anything I could have done differently? Maybe if I had a few thousand dollars things would be different. But I don’t. So I’ll fantasize.

Top 5 Chests of the 1970's

1. FRANCO COLUMBO : The most remarkable thing about Columbu’s pecs was the cleft between the upper and lower sections, which made it seem as if his outrageously developed upper pecs were completely different muscles (they’re not). The second most remarkable thing was their dimensions from side to side and top to bottom. The Sardinian stood only 5'5", but his pecs would’ve been at home on 6'5" Ferrigno. The breadth of Columbu’s pecs was a genetic gift aided by his wide clavicles, but their thickness came from thousands of sets on flat and incline benches. At under 200 pounds, the former powerlifter and two-time Mr. O (1976, 1981) bench pressed 525, and his frequent chest workouts emphasized the barbell basics. He credits barbell bench presses and barbell incline presses for building what may have been the best chest ever.

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Michael Strahan's Two-a-Day Workout

We got the former pro football player's workout from his trainer. You can see what it's done for him; now try it on for size.

Triple H Elected to The International Sports Hall of Fame

Paul Levesque heads a star-studded 2015 class that also includes Evander Holyfield and Michael Jai White.


The calorie is a calorie nonsense distracts our focus from the fact that it’s no mystery how to lose fat, promote body composition, or eat for health. Humans just don’t seem to like the answer: Whole protein, a lot of vegetables, fruit, nuts and beneficial fats, and other select whole foods that are high in indigestible fiber.

Do I Need a Doctor?: Whether to Seek Help or Suck It Up in Nine Scenarios

That stuffy nose that’s been lingering since last week will go away on it’s own…right? More often than not yes, says Alex Lickerman, M.D., an internal medicine physician and Assistant Vice President for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. Head congestion that comes with a scratchy throat and tired eyes typically means virus, which unless caught early (see Tip 3 below) needs to run its course. Think sleep, soup, and the extra large box of tissues.

Instant Muscle: Build a Batwing Back

Making one lat work isometrically keeps it under tension, and when that tension is released it causes a cascade of fresh blood to the muscle that supports a pump and, by association, new growth. Meanwhile, you still get the benefits of training through a full range of motion by performing normal reps in the same set.

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7 Functional Fitness Tests for Any Athlete

Designed by Monkey Bar Gymnasium founder and personal trainer Jon Hinds, these seven tests are not only good workouts in and of themselves, they're also barometers for overall sports performance. Harness the Power of the Muscle Matrix >>>

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Legendary Backs: Joel Stubbs

When, after his pro debut, FLEX put a then-unknown airline pilot on the December 2005 cover with the provocative question “Best Back Ever?” many balked at the alleged heresy of even asking. The bodybuilding community has now caught on to what we first saw. The 6'3" Walking Wall has bodybuilding’s all-time broadest back and perhaps its most phenomenal pose when he unfurls (and unfurls and unfurls) his rear lat spread. Best back ever? It’s open to debate.

The 21-Day Shred is Back—And Better Than Ever

We like to considering The 21-Day Shred as our original blueprint to the perfect body. The training and diet plan both backed by the science, research, and reporting from MEN'S FITNESS editors over the years, coupled with Mike's strategies to living life lean.

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