Sagittarius Horoscope for Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Your vivid imagination is busy dreaming up future adventures. But your eagerness to fabricate stories is stronger now than your ability to turn them into reality. However, you might discover that you don't have to worry about being so pragmatic to make your fantasies real. Lean on using your common sense by eliminating all but the most practical ideas. Then, allow plenty of time to develop your plans before you initiate action. Thinking in advance maximizes your chances for success.
Top 5 Muscle-Building Exercises for the Back
When you see someone walking around the gym with a big back , you can guarantee they can jump up and kill 15-20 pull-ups without even breaking a sweat. See the connection? Pull-ups and chin-ups are two of the best mass builders for the back. Targeting the lats, shoulders, biceps and grip, these exercises have so many different varieties, you’ll never get bored.
$200,000 Transformation Challenge Presented by Dymatize Nutrition and Bodybuilding.com
A committee of judges from Bodybuilding.com and Dymatize will choose two Grand Prize winners and 20 runners up who have achieved the best overall transformations. There will also be one People's Choice Winner that will be voted on and picked by Bodybuilding.com visitors out of the top 20 runners up who also exhibited impressive results. Winners will be chosen based upon physical improvement visible in "before" and "after" pictures and according to his/her body-composition stats submitted via BodySpace. Judges' decisions are final. Winner will be notified via email or telephone on or before May 11, 2015.
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The Million Dollar Arm Workout
It might be a long shot developing a 95mph fastball to make the big bucks in the big leagues, but you certaintly can build yourself some solid beach muscles. Here's the only 30-minute arm workout you'll ever need.
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Time to Grow Muscle
Scientists have hypothesized that muscle hypertrophy is not purely function of rep ranges but the actual duration of the set. One recent study from McMaster University in Canada published in the Journal of Physiology seemed to confirm that, concluding that prolonged muscle contraction was the most important variable for increasing muscle size. The study compared light loads using a tempo of one second up and one second down or using slow reps of six seconds up and six seconds down. The study found the slow reps were superior because of the amount of time that working muscles were under tension.
5 Bodybuilding Resolutions for 2015
Following resolution number 2 guidelines, planning these big lifts during the year is the best-kept secret of top bodybuilding coaches. Including strength phases of about 3-4 weeks into your yearly plan will increase your 6-10 rep max weight, which will boost your hypertrophy protocols to the max with new gains. The ideal ratio between hypertrophy and strength phases would be 2 to 1, meaning 2 hypertrophy phases followed by a strength phase. This is where you will transfer your new strength gains into greater time under tension. We call that phase "functional hypertrophy". Functional as in getting your muscles bigger while gaining strength and applying it to higher repetition ranges, which is the "functional" part of it.
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Facebook flags 'Copyright' message as hoax
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16 Bad-For-You Things You Might Be Doing Every Day
We know you’re doing what you can to stay fit and healthy – you wouldn’t bother to be on this site otherwise. Still, we’re here to tell you you’re doing everything wrong. Just kidding, but really – there are probably some things you do all the time that have the potential to do some harm, maybe contributing to sickness or injury in the short-term, or more serious concerns in the long run. Of course, don’t live your life in fear of taking a step out of line, as most of these things won’t make or break a healthy lifestyle. Instead, just think of these as simple tips to improve your everyday life. We talked with Jim White, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and certified health fitness specialist, for some input.
Best Breakfasts for Weight Loss
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day—as if you haven't heard that before. But what you may not know is that eating breakfast is essential for successful weight loss. "It's like putting logs on a wood-burning stove. You need that initial input of fuel to get your metabolism going for the day," says Milton Stokes, R.D., author of Flat Belly Diet! For Men . Shoot for 400 to 600 calories within an hour of waking up, with an emphasis on nutrients that will leave you satisfied for hours: protein healthy fats, and fiber. Try these popular options, designed specifically to boost calorie burn.
UFC champion Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine, enters rehab
We support UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ decision to enter a drug treatment facility to address his recent issue. While we are disappointed in the failed test, we applaud him for making this decision to enter a drug treatment facility. Jon is a strong, courageous fighter inside the octagon, and we expect him to fight this issue with the same poise and diligence. We commend him on his decision, and look forward to him emerging from this program a better man as a result.
Quick Workouts for Maximum Muscle
Let’s just say that time is limited, and that you could only afford a maximum of 2 lifting sessions a week. The main goal is to maintain what you have done for the last few months, expecting more free time to come soon. I would suggest a general workout twice a week, but it does not imply that you should slack off in those sessions. Circuits, giant sets and drop sets , could all be used to maximize the training effect.
IIFYM And Flexible Nutrition Interview With Dr. Layne Norton! - Bodybuilding.com
The person who can lose weight on 300 g of carbs per day and 80 g of fat can afford to have a little fun with their diet and eat a Pop-Tart or some ice cream and still hit their macronutrient and fiber targets. But the person who has to be on 100 g of carbs and 40 g of fat per day in order to lose body fat isn't going to be able to eat very much junk because they're constrained by their macronutrient budget. In that way, flexible dieting is self-regulating. Still, I've seen people get ridiculously shredded with flexible dieting. They were able to be consistent because they didn't feel deprived.
Build Arms Like Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s guns are arguably the most famous in human history, and rightly so. Stretching the tape to a full 22 inches, they weren’t just the biggest of his day (the late-’60s to the mid-’70s) but also the most ideally shaped. Arnold kept things basic and brutal, yet made sure to cover his bases by including exercises that he considered mass builders, and others that isolate the biceps .
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The 30 Best Abs Exercises of All Time
Everyone is different; some may get abs from soley working the belly to exhaustion while others may get their abs to pop without a single situp. But to train the core effectively, it comes down to the three planes of motion: frontal, sagittal, and transerve. Doing abs exercises in a circuit style keeps the intensity high and will likely lead to more fat loss.
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The Cardio Fat Loss Plan - Born Fitness
Even worse? Oftentimes those people doing cardio to lose fat are also on a low-calorie, low-carb diet. When this happens, you’re body doesn’t have much stored glycogen (the carbs you store in your muscles) so your body goes searching for other sources of energy. One of those energizers? Protein. And when that happens, you might start tapping into your muscle stores, which isn’t exactly what you want to do on a fat loss plan. Just to prove the point, in the same study by Wilson et al, people who did slow steady state cardio lost more muscle than those who performed the high intensity intervals.
Dominate Your Morning Workouts
Step away from the treadmill, says Charlie Cates, a Chicago-based performance enhancement specialist. “You need something that’s going to excite your nervous system and major muscle groups.” Try burpees instead. From a standing position, squat down and touch your hands to the floor. Then shoot your legs out behind you so you end up in a pushup position. Reverse the motion quickly as you come back up. Continue for 15 seconds, rest 30 seconds, and repeat for five minutes.
Should You Do the Overhead Press?
YOU PASS If your upper arms are able to touch the floor, you pass and you can start overhead pressing. What this means is that you have the required lat length, shoulder range of motion, and mid-back mobility to safely perform the overhead press without compensating the labrums, ligaments and other passive restraints.
7 Gym Moves You Need to Master
Want to be a well-rounded athlete, then you need to think beyond the Big 3. Become a pro at these seven staple moves to dominate in everything else.
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4-Week Fat Loss Lies - Born Fitness
The main photo is the cover of a book I wrote. It’s one of my favorite books I’ve written and it’s packed with great, accurate information with one exception: the 4-week promise stamped on the front of the book. It’s something I argued against. I understand and respect my publishers decision (books must be sold!) but I didn’t like the misleading mindset that plagues most fat loss plans. In fact, in the actual text you won’t see such bold claims and there’s a good reason.
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Stacks To Get Jacked
Multivitamin: It may seem odd to include a multivitamin in a mass-gain supplement article, but for the newbie, the addition of micronutrients could mean a world of difference for anything lacking in your diet. The extra exercise stress associated with your new workout regimen will call for more vitamins and minerals to catalyze metabolic reactions. This addition ensures you have all the micronutrients needed to carry out body functions efficiently.
15 Ways to Save More Money in 2015
In addition to getting back in shape, or getting in better shape, saving money tends to top everyone's list of New Year's resolutions. But that doesn't mean you need to halt all spending—though deep down you know that daily trip to Starbucks is costing you a bundle. You just need to wise up a bit. Beyond the obvious indulgences, there are easier ways to keep some weight in your wallet. Hello, tax loopholes and insurance policy hacks. David Gagnon, C.P.A., C.F.S., R.F.C., C.C.A., owner and founder of First Financial Planners , an independent Financial and Tax Planning firm in Madison, CT, offered up some insider tips on how to make smarter investments and pocket more money in the new year. Get ready for some real, grown-up advice. Score the Lowest Airfare Possible >>>
12 Best Tools to Recover From Any Workout
After we lift weights or do an endurance workout, our bodies need to repair torn muscle tissue. Our bodies also need to recover strength levels, eliminate inflammation and reduce the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness. Ice, heat, compression, electrical stimulation and foam rolling have been shown to be beneficial for improving markers of muscle damage, so we created a list of things that incorporate one or more of these elements. Choose your recovery mode with these 12 unique tools for returning to action fast.
Is Coffee Bad for Your Health? - Born Fitness
I can’t find the article now, but a brain researcher identified some pretty nasty chemicals that coffee is produced with that lingers in the brain creating havoc for up to 3 days. Oddly enough when I try to stop drinking coffee I don’t feel okay until about the 3rd day. I didn’t start drinking it until about just after 40. At 53 I’m very on the fence about whether or not it is a good idea and have difficulty stopping when I get the idea to quit. I think we all have to listen to our bodies in the end as the kind of coffee, what we drink it with etc may have an individual effect on each person. I actually wish I had not started to drink it. I am naturally a morning person. I drink 1 regular iced Americano in the morning and can have a wide range of effects from nothing notable to being very jittery. If I could buy organically grown coffee form my Americano at Coffee Bean I would. Remember a large amount of pesticides are used to grow most of our coffee.
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H.U.G.E. Gym Class: Cardio
We have to talk about it. As much as you’d rather discuss bench pressing, biceps or just about anything else, most bodybuilders spend more time on a treadmill or StepMill than a leg press or preacher bench. And when dieting down, most iron men and women invest more hours burning calories than pumping muscles. Still, the majority of trainers haven’t learned how to maximize their stationary strides. This month, we shed the fat and explain how to get your cardio back on track. Class is in session.
Eating At Night Does Not Make You Fat - Born Fitness
Do you have more breakfast meetings or more dinner parties? Do you prefer drinks at night or in the morning? Eating at night is essential component of the social fabric of our society. And living in a world where you can’t eat at night and can’t enjoy food with your friends and family is too restrictive. It’s a reason why so many people hate dieting.
How to Build the Perfect Bodyweight Workout - Born Fitness
While most people can find 30 to 60 minutes to train a couple times per week, there will be days where things get so busy you’ll only have 10 minutes to spare. Well, 10 minutes is way better than nothing. In fact, a recent study showed that a 10-minute workout had the same post-workout metabolic boost as a 30-minute workout, though the 30-minute workout burned more total calories during the session due to the higher exercise volume. The key with a shorter workout is intensity. You really have to push yourself outside of your comfort zone with such a low total exercise volume and take little to no rest between exercises. This is the exact mentality that makes so many of my bodyweight programs incredibly effective.
Protein Almond Snack Balls - Born Fitness
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner always seem to be the easiest meals to figure out. (With lunch tending to be the most the difficult to keep “healthy.”) But for most people, especially those in the working world, finding healthy snacks is oftentimes a frustrating challenge. Whether it’s the deceptively unhealthy “100-calorie” packs, or offices providing fuel that tastes greats and leaves you feeling like crap a few hours later, it’s not easy to find what your body needs…and enjoys. Enter protein almond balls. This no-bake recipe, created by Liv Langdon , can be made quickly at home, stores easily at work, tastes great, and fuels your body with the type of nutrition you want and need during the day.
10 Rules to Eating for Mass
Pssst! Come here. C’mon . . .closer. We’ve got a secret for you — a diet secret that will allow you to add loads of sinewy mass to your physique, the way the pros do. In fact, it’s a secret all the pros already know and the one that, if you ever hope to get to their size, you need to know, too. The secret is . . . there ain’t no secret. Sorry if that disappoints you. But when it comes to eating for mass, there are no clandestine shortcuts or magical elixirs. You just need to eat foods that you’re already familiar with and you need to consume them in large quantities.
Why Losing Weight Is Hard - Born Fitness
I have very few people that I consider “mentors” in my life. My parents are obvious, but outside of my family there is one man that stands above the rest: Ted Spiker. I say this with as much gratitude possible; if it wasn’t for Ted Spiker, I don’t know if I would have ever made it in the health and fitness industry. In fact, writing about Spiker deserves it’s own post, but right now I want to focus on Spiker’s latest contribution to the health industry, Down Size . In this excerpt from his new book, Spiker keys in on the real reason why so many goal driven plans (for weight loss, exercise, diet…really anything) oftentimes fail. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to learn. This one’s on the house and it’s worth your time. -AB
VIDEO: Disney's Gaston Schools Tourist in Push-Up Contest
VIDEO: Disney's Gaston Schools Tourist in Push-Up Contest
The Born Fitness Approach to Health and Fitness - Born Fitness
I wanted to quit fitness, but there’s really no escape. It’s like the mob in that way. Some of us just choose to make it a more prominent part of our lives, while others either ignore the value or never cease to grasp that fitness—and health—can be an enjoyable, invigorating, and stress-free (as well as stress-busting) experience.
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Whey Better: Protein-Enhanced Meals
Whey protein powder's unwavering popularity stems from the raft of research showing that it has what it takes to help you build muscle fast. Its anabolic powers derive from its abundance of BCAAs, which are effective at stimulating muscle growth and can even bolster the immune system. So when something is so useful, why limit it to shakes? You shouldn't. These recipes for both sweet and savory dishes will make whey work even harder—and better—for you.
Seven Tips for Winter Running
Be Route Savvy
Stick to a fairly short, well-lit loop. "Winter brings slick and icy conditions plus less light, which can hamper your ability to see and be seen," says Jason Glowney, M.D., an internist with the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine in Colorado. At night, wear plenty of reflective gear and always run against traffic. If possible, run into the wind on your way out and with the wind on the way home. Running into the wind when you're sweaty will subject you to much greater stress and cold exposure, warns Glowney.
The Beginner’s Guide to Weight Training
7. STAND UP STRAIGHT Want an easy way to tell if you’re performing your exercises correctly? Check your posture. The correct starting position for most exercises is shoulders back, chest out, standing (or sitting) tall, with your abs tight. Good posture, good form. Now that you’re ready to exude proper gym etiquette , it’s time to consider what training program you’ll use. If you can only commit two days a week to the gym, that’s OK, the workout program on Page 2 will get you big and strong in just eight gym visits.
The Squat and Deadlift Sidekick
I primarily use walking lunge variations during metabolic conditioning circuits. That doesn't mean you can't use them as your primary lower-body movement during a workout. Any of these lunge variations can cause enough stimuli to help strengthen your lower-body and build muscle tissue. I would just use squat and deadlift variations as your primary lower-body exercise.
Fat Loss Methods: Which Is Right For You? - MuscleMag
If you have more fuel in your system, you should be able to train at a higher intensity and hypothetically burn more total calories overall, states Gentilcore. Eating a pre-workout meal is actually associated with a greater number of expended calories both during and after the workout and therefore enhances fat loss, compared to working out in a fasted state (Schoenfeld, 2011). There are several factors that influence fat mobilization and usage from subcutaneous adipose tissue says Schoenfeld. “It is shortsighted to look solely at how much fat is burned during an exercise session,” he states as “the human body is very dynamic and continually adjusts its use of fat for fuel.” Schoenfeld (2011) adds, “if you burn more carbohydrates during a workout, you inevitably burn more fat in the post-exercise period and vice versa.” Therefore, training fasted or fed does not directly influence your ability to burn fat for fuel.
No Carbs Diet: The Flaw in Fat Loss - Born Fitness
Glad that you wrote this article! I work at a Nutrition House and most of the weight loss advice I give stems from this kind of research. People do fear carbs and tend to have a very poor understanding of food and training in general; hence why they don’t lose any weight. I’ll certainly keep this in my bookmarks to share with those folks.
Spinning Back Fist KO at UFC 182
In the main event of the evening, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defended his title with a unanimous decision win over Daniel Cormier. The men tore into each other from the outset, with Cormier walking down Jones in an effort to make it an inside fight. However, as the fight went on, Jones seemed to have more in the tank and started to get the better of Cormier, who only managed to take down the champion one time late in the fifth round. After the final bell, all three judges scored the fight 49-46 in favor of the champion. Jones and Cormier do not get along (to put it lightly) and the mutual dislike has not ended with the fight. Jones, who taunted Cormier at the final bell, posted this shot on Instagram after the fight.
EAT FOR STRENGTH
We've all heard the saying " you are what you eat ". Assuming the axiom is true, it stands to reason that if you want to get big and strong, you have to eat with those goals in mind.
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Eat The Damn Dessert - Born Fitness
Learn your limits. Understand your triggers. And build a system that helps you succeed. But don’t remove all the foods you love. It’s a common recipe for disaster and one of the most common reason why so many diets actually fail.
On Trial: Linear Vs. Reverse Linear Periodization
Prosecution: With reverse linear periodization, heavy weight for low reps progressively gives way to less weight and higher reps over several weeks or months. This form of cycling is popular with bodybuilders, especially when prepping for contests. Research also confirms its efficacy.