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Dana Ambrose | Interview Prior to the Figure International

Muscular Development's Nick Del Toro interviews Dana Ambrose prior to her Figure International debut a the Pro Meet and Greet. #ASF2014

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IFBB Pro Flex Lewis presents 60 Seconds with Flex. Today's tip is the Seated Pec Fly with first ever Olympia Physique Champion Mark Anthony. Use 4 sets with ...

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Muscular Development's Louis Uridel interviews Johnnie O. Jackson at check-ins for the Phoenix Europa. Check out more Phoenix Europa content here: http://goo...

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Muscular Development's Louis Uridel catches up with IFBB Pro Jose Raymond at check-ins for the 2014 Europa Games. Last year, Jose was out of the top five and...

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Ron Harris and Bob Cicherillo Preview the ASC at Pro Meet and Greet

Muscular Development's Bob Cicherillo and Ron Harris preview the Arnold Classic from the floor of the Arnold Classic Pro Meet and Greet. #ASF2014

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Sunday, January 25, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015 - You prefer doing your chores the same way you've done them in the past now that the Moon has settled into your 6th House of Habits. Although you might have your methodology all figured out, your coworkers have a different agenda in mind for you. There's no need to stir up any resentment from others today; acknowledge those who are in charge and work with them rather than against them. You can accomplish more if you're willing to compromise and save your battles for another day when there are more important matters at stake.

20 Fittest Foods for Men

19) Olive Oil 119 calories per tbsp Eat 2 tbsp per day Olive oil is rich in good monounsaturated fat, making it an ideal food for heart health. In fact, studies show that replacing two tablespoons of saturated fat (found in butter and lard) with monounsaturated fat may reduce the risk of heart disease. But that's not the only reason to eat it. A study in the journal Nature reports that olive oil also has potent anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can help reduce pain and swelling just like a dose of ibuprofen. In addition to cooking with olive oil and using it as a dressing for your salad, you can get even more in your diet by mixing a tablespoon or two into your daily protein shake.

6 Exercises You Should Be Doing for Maximum Gains

When doing squats, always emphasize technique over weight lifted. 10 body weight squats are far more effective than 10 185 lb. squats done with poor technique. Instead of working the intended muscle, every rep performed with incorrect form actually makes us more likely to injure ourselves.

The Biceps Buster

"People tend to bring their elbows forward for two simple reasons," says Ernesto Osorio, CSCS, a personal trainer with One2One Fitness in Houston. "The first is trying to achieve a greater peak contraction of the biceps. The second reason is that of pride and ego - you can typically use more weight when you're not isolating the target muscle, a nice way of saying you're cheating. And while it's okay to occasionally use cheating techniques to spark growth, doing so on every rep can hamper your progress.

4 Exercises You Shouldn't Be Doing

A contraindicated exercise refers to the danger that a movement can appear simple and harmless, but it does not apply to everyone in the population. For some they could potentiate the risk for injury. For others they might be fine – but it comes down to the makeup of your anatomy. Usually the exercises are contraindicated due to the varying amount of stress the joints take as a by-product.

Home Work: No-Equipment Home Workout

Now for the real solution: a 20-minute workout you can do at home. No commute to the health club, no traffic, no packing the gym bag, no waiting for the power rack to open up. Below is a great, quick workout you can do at home (or in a hotel room if you’re on the road) that focuses on the legs, chest and abs. It requires no equipment and, if done with purpose, is intense enough to give you a great pump and shock your system something fierce. Give it a try next time you’re trapped at home and have the training itch.

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Complement Your Barbell Curls With Chains

Chains can absolutely increase strength and muscle growth when used with barbell curls. They accomplish this by providing linear variable resistance (LVR), which means that as you lift the chains from the floor link by link, the weight they provide increases. This will improve your muscular strength and power because it forces you to use more fast-twitch muscle fibers. It will also place more focus on your biceps by giving you more resistance at the point in your range of motion where your biceps actually kick in—about halfway up.

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Injury

The most common weight-training injuries are those related to the use of poor exercise technique . Incorrect technique can pull, rip or wrench a muscle or tear delicate connective tissue quicker than you can strike a match. An out-of-control barbell or stray dumbbell can wreak havoc in an instant. Each human body has very specific biomechanical pathways. Arms and legs can only move in certain ways, particularly if you're stress-loading a limb with weight. Strive to become a technical perfectionist and respect the integrity of the exercise —no twisting, turning or contorting while pushing a weight. Either make the rep using perfect technique or miss the weight. Learn how to miss a rep safely; learn how to bail out.

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Caveman Training: 3 Hardcore Workout Routines

"Caveman Training originated here at API," he says. "I was tired of the play-it-safe attitude with athletes. I was tired of seeing them coddled as if they were going to get injured or die if they were pushed too hard. I've heard from every one of my fighters that their training with me is harder than their fights. I believe this should be true of every sport. The training and preparation for the competition should be harder than the competition itself."

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Train Like an MMA Warrior

“[Zart’s] strength and conditioning program for me has been amazing,” says Tony Tan, a trainee of Zart’s who will be making his amateur MMA debut at Patriot Fights in Charlotte on September 10 ( “I noticed results in my cardio after just one week—being able to spar longer and not be tired afterwards. I was also worried about having to cut weight, but I haven't had to do that at all, as the pounds just fell off naturally without having to change my diet, and I feel much stronger."

The 12 Most Common Fitness Mistakes Guys Make

Fix it: Instead of busting out the calculator app on your iPhone to add up all that poundage, ease up and focus on the quality of the movement instead, Holland suggests. “Keep in mind that gains happen during the eccentric (stretch) portion of the lift—plus you’ll be less likely to injure yourself.” Use a two-second up (concentric) and five-second down/stretch (eccentric) focus so you control the weight the entire way—and use a weight that works within this range for you.

5 Steps to Strong, Chiseled Pecs

The chest is primarily composed of the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles. As the pec major is a single large muscle, areas of it can not be isolate - the whole muscle will always work during chest exercises. However the angle of the press can place a focus on targeting the upper section of fibers slightly more than the lower section and visa versa.  Finally, working your chest every day will not help you grow. In fact, it will do the opposite. Muscles only grow while resting and repairing, thus it’s essential to give your chest time to recover between workouts.

6 Things You Should Know About Creatine

The jury has been in on creatine for a while — it works. Here's what you should know about this muscle building supplement.

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8 Ways to Get an Early Morning Edge

As a man living in a hectic and highly competitive world, it’s not enough to establish proficiency in one or two aspects of life. You need to take a more holistic approach if you hope to gain that all-important edge. That’s why we’ve put together a panel of experts to give you some quick and easy tips in the fields of meditation, brain health, physical fitness, and nutrition—soul, mind, and body. By incorporating their expertise into your morning routine, you’ll be on your way to a happier, healthier, and more productive life. Our experts are: Mas Vidal, the founder and director of Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda (DSYA) in Los Angeles; Cynthia R. Green, Ph. D, a leading expert in memory fitness and brain health, and the author of the forthcoming book

How to Be a Good Spotter

When spotting the barbell bench press , always place yourself in a high enough position over the bar that you can grab it during any phase of the lift. And speaking of grabbing the bar, always do so with a double-overhand grip to help you avoid injuring yourself. And, unless you are using a special technique such as forced reps, you should not have to spot multiple reps. If you have to touch the bar, the set should end with that rep. Remember, his bench press should not turn into you repeatedly deadlifting the bar off your training partner’s chest.

Resisted Pull-Up for Added Muscle

Unlike with a weighted belt, the resistance on the pull-up will decrease as you lower your body at the end of each rep. This allows you to store more elastic energy in your lats and improves “reversal strength”—the ability to pop out of the bottom position quickly.


Dietary Tip: Researchers suggest that eating a high-protein diet is ideal for achieving overall better sleep, but eating a meal of carbohydrates in the evening can help you go to sleep quickly. Varied effects on sleep have come from higher and lower sugar carbs. Some studies show high-glycemic carbs shorten sleep onset but may negatively affect sleep quality. A smart move is to opt for whole-food carbs rather than anything baked or processed, such as cookies, cake or ice cream.

The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

A CrossFit staple, the Filthy 50 is a brutal series of taxing exercises that’s likely to seem endless if you’ve never done it before. The circuit includes 50 reps of 10 different exercises, all done as quickly as possible. Do 50 box jumps with a 24-inch box, 50 jumping pullups, 50 kettlebell swings, 50 walking lunge steps, 50 knees to elbows, 50 reps of push press with 45 pounds, 50 back extensions, 50 wallballs using a 20-pound ball, 50 burpees (dropping all the way to the floor), 50 double-unders.

How Boozing Affects Muscle Building

We get it: Sometimes you need a stiff drink . But before you belly up to the bar, keep in mind that boozing it up may undo that hard work you put in at the gym. Research reveals that alcohol can interfere with your muscle growth, as well as slow your post-exercise recovery process. So how can you enjoy that bourbon or brew—without contributing to a beer belly? Get the facts on how booze can impact your build. The 14 Worst Things You Can Do for Your Body>>>

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How to Add Five Pounds of Muscle in a Month

Before you go and “dirty” bulk — eating junk like donuts, burgers, and fries just to get enough calories to gain weight — follow these eight tips to rapidly add slabs of muscle to your frame without sacrificing your health. You’ll look better, you’ll feel better, and avoid a dreadful “cut” if you decide to shred your new gains up even more.

6 Not-So Obvious Newbie Training Mistakes

If you’ve just started hitting the gym more frequently, or just really getting into fitness more than ever before, it’s natural to want to feel more experienced than you are. Going to the gym is just something you do now, just like that bodybuilder who hasn’t skipped a day in four years. However, you can’t be as nonchalant as the guys that have that familiarity and muscle memory that comes with years of constant work and repetition in the gym. Just constantly be mindful of the concept of making steady, progressive gains while preventing injury and you should be one of the knowledgeable, fit guys before long. We spoke with fitness expert, speaker and certified strength and conditioning specialist Steve Ettinger about what some common but not obvious mistakes are often made by new fitness buffs.

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12 Kitchen Swaps All Athletes Make

What they trash and what they hoard to perform at their best.

7 Foods You Should Eat Raw Rather Than Cooked

This means if you eat cooked food, you’re more likely to gain weight, while people who eat raw food are more inclined to lose weight. Why? Highly processed food is more digestible; it’s softer and requires less energy from our bodies to break it down. (Keep in mind that digestibility changes and varies.) Starch becomes more resistant to digestion when it cools after being cooked so the enzymes can’t break down as easily. Stale food, like day-old cooked spaghetti, will provide you with fewer calories than a plate of spaghetti eaten straight from the stove; both technically have the same amount of calories, but very different outcomes. 

Bring Guilty Pleasures to the Gym

And there’s behavioral science to back me up. The phenomenon is called “temptation bundling,” which “simultaneously tackles two types of self-control problems by harnessing consumption complementariness.”   In other words, take an instantly gratifying, guilty pleasure “want” experience (e.g., browsing Facebook or listening to your favorite pop music) and only allow yourself to indulge in it while you are in the midst of a difficult “should” behavior that yields delayed rewards (e.g., fighting through your workout when things get ugly). Temptation bundling says you’ll be more likely to complete the challenging behavior.

Add More Size to Your Tris

You know what makes a truly impressive arm? One that can simply hang down…unflexed…and still look as if it belongs on a gorilla, rather than on a human. That look does not come about from having huge biceps, but from having thick, meaty, triceps . More specifically, it comes from a highly developed inner (or long) triceps head. This is the head of the triceps responsible for that “sweep” under the biceps in a front biceps pose, and the dramatic thickness on the back of the upper arm seen in a back lat-spread pose.

Ask Men's Fitness: How Do I Ask My Girlfriend About Kinky Sex?

Begin by using props you have instead of purchased gear that may intimidate her. For instance, use your own shirt as a makeshift blindfold or hand tie. Or use her shirt, which you can slip off and hold around her arms for a few seconds, gently pinning her. (It’s a lot less daunting than pulling out under-the-bed hand restraints.) and if you want to dabble in role playing, start out by simply acting like a different person in bed; you don’t have to go full-on “I’m the pool boy,” with a detailed backstory and new accent, but she’ll appreciate a subtle change of pace.

The Beginner's Guide to Yoga

1. Relieve stress. We all find ways to deal with stress. But Terrence Monte, a managing teacher at Pure Yoga, says, “going to amped up gyms or punching a punching bag can make you more aggressive or more tired.” Yoga, on the other hand, employs a number of relaxation techniques, which, with regular practice, can make you calmer overall. Sadie Nardini, host of “Rock Your Yoga,” adds, “Along with training your body, yoga trains your mind to see the bigger picture and act from integrity instead of freaking out. If you want to be more James Bond than Charlie Sheen, get yourself on the mat.” Being forced to unplug from text, calls, and email for 60 to 90 minutes doesn't hurt either. 2. Get flexible. Most series of yoga asanas (physical postures) include one or more spinal twists to loosen the many joints that make up your spine. This can improve your tennis gam e and golf swing, as well as promote detoxification and good digestion. Yogi Cameron Alborizan, Ayurvedic healer, yoga guru, and author of  The One Plan , says, “Think of the body as a sponge filled with dirty sink water. Gentle twists help to wring the sponge out and purge toxins.

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Have you ever shown up at the gym and pondered what to do that day? If so, maybe it's time to fortify your diet with an arsenal of foods with proven brain-boosting powers. Indeed, mounting research is showing that various nutrients found in certain foods and drinks can help give you an edge. After all, lifting those heavy weights requires mind over matter.

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Protein powder isn't just for shakes. Take a lesson from Chef Bob and learn how to whip up quality, good-for-you treats that will fuel your muscles and tickle your taste buds!

Jump-Start Your Fat Loss

When you grow up, you don’t jump anymore. As kids, we played basketball and other playground games that had us leaping through the air, but it seems like when our school days are over, our whole idea of exercise changes. Fact is, training can still be fun and playful at any age, and it should be if you want to see results. Learning to jump again is part of it, and we’re offering a six-week fat-loss program that will have you getting air to get lean and strong.

More or Less: The Perfect Training Split Workout Routine

Another issue that causes much debate is training frequency, or the recovery time between body-part routines. Some bodybuilders work each muscle group just once a week, while others do twice a week or more. But unlike varying reps, rest periods, and other variables, bodybuilders tend to stick to one—and only one—training frequency. For example, an individual who prefers training each body part once a week usually sticks to that pattern regardless of how heavy he’s training, the length of his rest periods, or his exercise selection. The key is to find what works best for you, which is easier said than done. And that’s where research comes in. It just so happens a group of scientists conducted a study to help you determine the best training frequency for you and only you.

Washboard Abs Made Easy

Get a shredded stomach by summer with these ab sculpting moves.

VIDEO: The 21-Day Shred Sprint-Interval and Bodyweight Workout

Even though you'll essentially be working out everyday during The 21-Day Shred , it doesn't mean you're going to be tossing weight around and beating yourself into the ground. Throughout the program there are carefully positioned cardio-focused routines to maximize fat-loss while not going overboard on your joints or inhibiting muscular recovery. Whether you're on the program or not, give the above workout a run-through on between "lifting days".

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Nine Eating Rules for Strong, Powerful Muscles

Most guys think they’ve cracked the dietary code for larger, stronger muscles: protein with a side of protein. Well, new research—especially on the connective tissue that holds your muscles together and connects them to bone—suggests it’s not that simple. Not only is all protein not created equal, but not all carbs are evil, liquid egg whites are an unnecessary evil, oysters are amazingly good for you, and one fish held in high, healthy esteem may actually be terrible for you.

VIDEO: The 21-Day Shred Med Ball Ab Circuit

Underneath that layer of belly fat is a six-pack. You might not be able to see it yet, but it's there. And The 21-Day Shred from Mike Simone and the editors of Men's Fitness  has the training and diet plan to finally pull it out. Here, try the med ball ab workout. You'll love it. Promise.

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