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MFA Acting Alumna Featured in Video with "The Rock"

Can you smell what "The Rock" is cooking? Well, if you can't, check out the new teaser video created by Studio71, which announces his new YouTube Channel.

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Watch: Cameron’s Incredible 170-Pound Weight Loss

See his transformation from fitness trainee to fitness trainer.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Honors WWE Legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka

The deceased wrestling superstar was not only a pioneer in the world of professional wrestling, but he was Johnson’s uncle as well.

The Rich Piana Fight & LA Fit Expo 2017 Recap - Unleashed #15

The punch heard round the bodybuilding world! In episode 15 of Shawn Ray Unleashed, Shawn recaps the altercation between Rich Piana & Mac Trucc at the 2017 LA Fit Expo. Shawn also gives the bullet points from some of his interviews over the weekend & answers popular questions that arose from them.

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The Best Way to Get Motivated for the Gym | T Nation

Don't train because you're motivated; train to become motivated. Unless you're preparing for a competition, you probably won't feel fired-up on a daily basis. So show up, put in the effort, and find your motivation in the middle of the set. It'll be there waiting for you... unless you are completely physically burnt out. And that likely will only happen if you're an advanced athlete who trains constantly or is ill.

Tip: Do Tom Platz Iso-Holds for Gains | T Nation

This is a classic movement that's been all but forgotten. I'm bringing them back with a twist that Tom Platz taught me. While visiting him, we did iso-holds, but while in the hold position, Tom actually applied additional pressure, making me "tense" the muscle even more. This is probably the most brutal high-intensity technique I use, pain-wise.

15 Cheap Muscle-Building Foods That Aren't Chicken

If you’re trying to build muscle, you’ve surely been told that you should load up on chicken—and with good reason: Each serving of chicken breast has about 28 grams of protein. But it’s certainly not your only option if you’re trying to supplement all of the hard work you do at the gym by stocking your kitchen properly. We consulted with several experts to get their best suggestions for other foods that help you bulk up—without draining your wallet.

Calculate Your Macronutrients Intake!

There are three major macronutrients that the human body needs in order to function properly: carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Find out how much of these you need on a daily basis with this handy calculator!

Body-Part Splits Are Dead | T Nation

Lifting weights is a skill, a skill that only gets better with practice. Ask any world-class pianist, ballerina, or artist, and they would agree: You can't just show up once a week and expect to perfect your craft. Yet by working each muscle only once a week, as with a body-part split, that's exactly what you're doing. On the flip side, by increasing frequency, you give yourself more opportunities to practice.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Pecs | T Nation

One way to do that is to raise the resistance curve at the point where it starts to decline so that the muscles are at a disadvantage for a longer period of time. This is where accommodating resistance comes into play, like using bands to increase the resistance where it normally would descend.

Tip: 3 New Ways to Build Abs | T Nation

Here's an easy way to strengthen your abs. And a hard way. And a ridiculously hard way. Take a look.

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5 things every guy should know about weight loss

I do not suggest intermittent fasting to people whose diet is not based on whole foods. In my experience, someone who is not in optimal health often has a sluggish metabolism. If the metabolism is sluggish, spacing all your meals into a six- to nine-hour window will not make the body burn fuel and fat optimally, thus slowing fat burning and decreasing energy. You may lose weight and even sometimes feel more energetic for a week or so, but at the price of wasting muscle. In fat-loss terms, breaking down muscle often leads to long-term failure. I recommend first building a strong foundation, then trying some quick results—stuff like intermittent fasting if you really want to.

Ashlee Set A New Year's Resolution And Lost 90 Pounds!

When Ashlee made a New Year's resolution to lose weight, she never dreamed how far it would take her. Learn how she lost nearly 100 pounds, and discover her tips for making your own New Year's resolution stick!

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H2O for the Bodybuilder

As an athlete or a healthy person—you know soda is not the best choice for a beverage, but drinking plain water sometimes seems more like a chore rather than the right thing to do for your body. More and more people today are “hooked” on diet sodas and carbonated beverages than ever before. Bodybuilders on a contest diet like to drink it, as the carbonation keeps them full and they like the taste better than plain water. It also feels like a treat to have a diet soda in a world of plain, unseasoned contest foods. But not only can diet sodas hinder weight loss and upset your digestive process, they can also prevent your body from ridding itself of excess water. The hardest part of getting on the “drink water” bandwagon is getting of the soda roller coaster. Rather than going cold turkey and moving straight to plain water, I have a plan that I use with many athletes and clients that either have difculty getting enough fluids in or for those trying to kick the habit of carbonated drinks and sodas. If you are used to drinking diet soda and carbonated beverages, the easiest way I’ve found to kick the habit is to wean down.

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New Year, New You 2017

New Year's has a way of getting you amped up to make some serious health and fitness changes while simultaneously bog you down with the pressure to fulfill such resolutions. You're intimidated, a little confused, and probably reeling from weeks of holiday party binging.

The Keto Diet: A Low-Carb Approach To Fat Loss

Most people will choose to begin their carb-up on Friday night and end it before bed on Saturday. This is usually most convenient as it's when you are off of work and can relax and enjoy the process. If you aren't overly concerned with fat loss and are just using this diet as a way to maintain blood sugar levels, you can likely eat whatever carbohydrate foods you like during this period. If you are worried about fat gain though, then you need the math.

Tip: 3 New Ways to Build Abs | T Nation

Here's an easy way to strengthen your abs. And a hard way. And a ridiculously hard way. Take a look.

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Try the 3-day full body workout program from Men's Fitness to re-energize your muscles and get your body back up to speed.

Eight Facts About Carbohydrates

When you eat carbs, your body responds by releasing the hormone insulin. Insulin helps energize your training by pushing glucose, the basic energy unit found in carbs, into your muscle. Insulin also helps push protein into muscles, leading to growth. The downside of eating too many fast-digesting carbs and triggering insulin release is that it facilitates the conversion of any excess carbs to fat. The solution is to choose natural (slow-digesting) carbs and to consume them in amounts and at times that support your bodybuilding goals. Gram for gram, they release less insulin than fast-digesting carbs, helping you control your bodyfat levels.

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Dwayne Johnson surprises U.S. veteran with new Ford Mustang—plus @TheRock hints at his #DCComics film:

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15 Reasons You're Not Getting Results In The Gym

You're so concerned with not gaining an ounce of fat while you're getting those muscles to grow that you actually don't grow at all. You defend yourself by saying your strength is going up, but if that means one rep on one set in one month, it's not much to brag about. Also, you can gain strength without gaining an ounce of muscle.

How to have the ultimate sexy weekend

Picture the two of you alone together: Friday to Sunday, mostly naked most of the time. A dirty weekend should be two solid days of fun, sweaty, naughty, delicious isolation. Your girlfriend is onboard for the good time. Also, she wants to be romanced, indulged, and to walk into work Monday six inches off the ground sporting a glow her co-workers can’t quite place.

7 Curls for Bigger Biceps

You can also perform these with an EZ bar, which are called — that’s right — EZ-bar curls. In either variation, where you grip determines which part of the biceps you work. “It’s an inverse property,” he adds. “Gripping inside works the outside of the biceps, and an outside grip works the inside of the grip. Use an EZ curl bar for definition or to even out your biceps.”

Iron Maiden: Social Media Star Amanda Lee

Personal trainer Amanda Lee has gained a huge Instagram following of people who can't get enough of her impressive glutes and helpful workout tips. We spoke with the gorgeous star to find out about her lower body workouts, motivation and what she looks for in a guy.

The 15 hottest photos of Kendall Jenner

The superstar model (and her sister Kim Kardashian) have joined the cast of ‘Ocean’s 8,’ the all-female spinoff of the hit ‘Ocean’s 11’ films. Here are some of her best looks.

Velocity Diet® Plan - The New Science of Rapid Body Transformation - Biotest

The Velocity Diet is a science based, rapid body-transformation program that's so powerful and so effective that results border on being unbelievable. But this system is not for everyone.*

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Training Heavy

Every great bodybuilder I know started out with basic movements and trained them very heavy. Franco Columbu was a world-class powerlifter; Sergio Oliva was on Cuba’s Olympic weightlifting team. I competed in both of these sports while bodybuilding. For one thing, it feels great to be strong and it gives you a psychological edge (in any competition, and in life), but heavy training develops muscles to a degree that you can’t get exclusively from light, pumping workouts. The spinal erectors respond to deadlifts like nothing else, and shoulders that are built with clean and presses are almost always more impressive than those weaned on lateral raises.

Natural Teen Training Split

Im an ectomorph weighing 188lbs with about 15% bodyfat and 6'1 tall and I have been using a once a week spit for a couple of years but I feel progress has been quite minimal. My upper body is lacking quite a bit and I am wondering if training each muscle group twice a week would be more beneficial for me as a natural, tall ectomorph? I am eating enough but muscle gains are very minimal, last bulk I gained mostly fat. I am thinking of a slight calorie surplus with training each muscle twice a week for the next year. I tried this with arms and it seemed to be working. Im am wondering what's the best approach for me to use and I appreciate all help I can get.

5 Moves for Bigger, Stronger Calves

Machine training is great for calf work because it allows you to isolate the muscle and train it as hard and heavy as you want, but what about adding a little athleticism to the mix? If you’re bored with banging out set after set of machine raises, there are myriad other ways to give your calves their due, most of which offer exponentially more benefit than standard gym exercises in terms of improving your overall athletic ability and mobility while adding all the mass and definition you want. Read on to see the moves.

How to eat to bulk up

There is little research on vitamins and minerals in regards to muscle growth, but we all know those micronutrients are essential to our overall health and functioning. “Without proper micronutrients, you are not going to perform adequately—you may be sluggish or lethargic—not utilize nutrients properly, and generally been in poor overall health,” Wilson explains. One factor to consider: The oxidative stress that is caused by training may be one of the triggers that signals growth factors, so loading up on antioxidant-rich foods which tamper this response around a workout may actually inhibit muscle growth, Wilson says. Definitely load your plate with nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables, but keep your pre- or post-workout shake more focused on the macros than micros.

Reinvent Your Rear Delts

The deltoids are composed of three portions: the front (anterior), side (lateral), and the rear (posterior). Well-developed front delts are common among weightlifters because they’re highly involved in pressing movements such as dips, chest press, and shoulder press. Another reason? People tend to pay more attention to muscles they can see in the mirror. Well-developed rear delts, on the other hand, are far less common. Not only are they out of sight, out of mind, but they’re also more difficult to achieve.

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Here's Why a Healthy Gut Can Keep Your Heart Happy

For one thing: By measuring levels of a certain molecule produced by bacteria in the gut—think of it like a red flag for heart health—scientists can determine how healthy your heart is, according to a  new study  just published in the  European Heart Journal.

A Bench Lift-Off from A Fellow Meathead Dream Teamer

Today was much better than anything from last week.  I even finally ran into my friend and fellow member of the Meathead Dream Team, Mark Alexander, who also trains at Colosseum.  I got him to give me a lift off on my last set of bench and his pure awesomeness propelled me to a rep record for the day.

Strength Circuits

What are the protocols to add in Strength Circuits into training? Is this part of a WalRus challenge? How do I gain access to this type of training information? Goal to be a well rounded human being with something to train for.

Tip: Being Fat Is Your Fault | T Nation

And that's good news. Here's why the first step to fat loss is taking personal responsibility. Warning: Real talk here.

12 Signs You're Overtraining

You take your workouts seriously. But, have you ever found yourself placing unreasonable demands on your body to the point of overtraining? Rest assured, if your commitment to gym time is in the neighborhood of about five hours per week, chances are you aren’t at risk of overtraining. However, if it’s greater than five hours per week and training is becoming a borderline addiction even at the expense of possibly doing harm, it’s probably time to reassess your goals. If you’re in this position, ideally you’ll have the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who can quickly help you get your training back on track. Regardless, it’s crucial that you listen to your body and know the signs of overtraining. We’ve compiled a list of 12 common symptoms of overtraining.

Here's why a healthy gut can keep your heart happy

The good news? Getting your gut to help your heart may be as simple as limiting red meat and dairy and focusing on the Mediterranean Diet, which is heavy on plant foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, and whole grains; replaces butter with olive oil and canola; favors fish and poultry over red meat, and (hell yes!) allows a daily glass of red wine. Pair it with plenty of exercise and pro- and prebiotics —like yogurt, kimchi, and asparagus—and your "gut bugs" will help make you (and your heart) happy and healthy.

Classical Sculpting

The battle for the soul of bodybuilding has raged for decades. It pits those who want to impress with aesthetics versus those who want to shock with freakishness. The conflict heated up in the ’90s when classicists like Shawn Ray and Flex Wheeler unsuccessfully battled modernist Dorian Yates. Some can combine the best of both factions: sculptor and monster. But more often bodybuilders and fans have to choose sides. Put Henri-Pierre Ano squarely on Team Aesthetics. The 2013 Canadian Nationals champ vows to maintain his slim middle and pleasing lines as he continues fleshing out his tall frame.

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