What's a GMO?
Critics of genetically modified organisms or GMOs claim that they pose health risks to the public. Jimmy is always interested in people who have strong opini...
Ben Pakulski Teaches Mindset Motivation in Bodybuilding & Life!
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Sagittarius Horoscope for Thursday, October 16, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - You can't ignore the wave of desire that continues to grow, but you still might not feel ready to reveal what you want to others. You may attempt to suppress your emotions because even the thought of discussing them makes you anxious. But pretending that everything is copacetic won't bring you happiness, either. Even if you believe your confession could complicate an otherwise uncomplicated day, rest assured that expressing what you want is ultimately better than remaining silent.
Because of the weight loads used, failure is inevitable – and that’s a good thing. Even if you’re able to muscle through 15 reps on your first work segment, you will find that failure comes sooner and sooner on each subsequent set – that’s okay. Take a breath and get right back into it, have a training partner help you through a few forced reps, or continue on using partial reps. The point is to continue moving throughout the set. If none of the aforementioned methods work, try lightening the load next time.
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.
10 Size Secrets
There are a million ways to try to elicit new muscle growth — to add another inch to your arms, build more massive quads or expand your chest measurement. The problem is, not all of these methods work.
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I’ve been reading content here since ’00 or ’01 way back when Dave wrote some articles for Critical Bench (if I remember correctly), and while I agree that the site seemed more raw then, I don’t think that it is any less raw now. Like Steve said, “it’s more polished”. Not to mention there were a handful of guys back then. Now, there are many times that number. I used to look at Elitefts.net as having some helpful content and selling some equipment. I look at Elite these days, as being on the cutting edge with others playing catch up. Dave has kept true all these years while not sitting on his ass (so to speak), helping to expand and raise a culture around his passion…in the early 90s how many people could name a pro powerlifter? I’ll tell you – not too damned many. If you’ve been coming here everyday for a while I suspect you could name 10 without a lot of effort…tell me that wasn’t because of Dave and Elitefts. I appreciate everything that Dave and Elite have provided and will continue to support them in any way I can.
The 15 Most Important Exercises For Men
Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, some follow bodybuilding protocols, and still others participate in any number of fitness trends and fads. However, there is a list of exercises that has withstood the test of time, and these moves have become staples in every serious lifter’s plan.
Ask Men's Fitness: Will Running on Pavement Every Day Kill My Knees?
Science would tell you to run on, brother. “There is a lot of research that shows your body and muscles can ‘tune’ themselves to whatever surface you run on,” says Reed Ferber, Ph.D., an athletic therapist and director at the Running Injury Clinic in Canada. “In other words, your muscles will adapt and minimize impact forces and joint loading regardless of whether you run on a hard or a soft surface.”
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.
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Get 'One-Sided' for More Muscle
Just remember that some unilateral exercises can be difficult to perform at first, and until you have it mastered, you might not get the full benefit from it. It certainly takes a few workouts to get used to movements like single leg squats and deadlifts, but once you do, you can rest assured that you will see new gains in muscle/strength rather rapidly. Stick to each new unilateral exercise for about 6-8 weeks before you switch to another, but don’t be afraid to tweak your form a bit until you find what feels best to you.
Fish oil and omega-3s fats: How to be safer with your supplements.
It’s interesting to note that the fat you eat ends up embedded in your cell membranes. When you eat more saturated fat, your membranes are built using saturated fats and therefore get “stiffer”. And when you eat more unsaturated fat (including omega-3 fats) the membranes get built with unsaturated fats and therefore get more “flexible”.
The 6 Leanest Cuts of Meat
Build more muscle while keeping your bodyfat on the low.
6 Innovative Muscle-Sculpting Movements
About the Author
Julia Ladewski, CSCS, is a coach to athletes, women, men, powerlifters, crossfitters, fitness enthusiasts, recreational lifters and those seeking body transformation. She takes pride in helping people from all walks of life to see and reach their full potential. Julia was a Division I University strength & conditioning coach from 2002-09 at the University at Buffalo, where she worked with every sport on campus. From 2009-2014, she was Director of Sports Performance at Parisi Speed School in Schererville, IN.
As an elitefts.com sponsored athlete and Q&A staff member, Julia is an elite-level powerlifter in three different weight classes. She is also a physique competitor, mother to two children, and wife to husband Matt. Julia also owns Bella Forza Strength Apparel (www.BellaForza.me).
She continues to write and speak about youth sports performance, female strength sports, and nutrition. She is one of the best hands-on technical coaches in the country. Her writing can be found on elitefts.com and JuliaLadewski.com. She is also a member of the Institutional Review Board for MusclePharm.
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.
Plateau-Busting Arm Routine
With lockouts, you work over only the top third of the range of motion (ROM). After you complete three sets of full-range close-grip bench presses (hands shoulder-width apart), do partial reps with a weight that's 10%-20% more than your one-rep max. Use a power rack with the safeties set about 4 inches below the point at which your arms are fully extended, or you may be able to use a Smith machine with the stops similarly set. Do one last back-off set in which you remove the extra 10%-20% and do as many reps as you can.
Should Your Workout Kick Your Ass? - Born Fitness
If you were to ask me to choose the one thing most people could improve in the gym my answer would be “Intensity.” Problem is, when I suggest workouts need to be harder, most interpret that as meaning more sets, reps, or hours in the gym. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Intensity doesn’t hinge necessarily on what you do (although it can), but oftentimes it’s how you do it. Your focus, your energy, and your devotion to push past barriers and challenge your body. To help you understand the difference between working harder and training smarter, I interview Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S, fitness director for Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness, and the author of The Truth About Strength Training . You won’t learn any new exercises or magic bullet secrets, but the strategy you’ll gain will be as valuable as any other lessons you’ll find.
Boob-Dancing Woman Gives Terry Crews a Run for His Money
Boob-muscle mechanics aside, the release of this video is perfectly timed with the drop of our December issue featuring Terry Crews, the pec popper himself. So, question is: Would Terry be proud—or just as weirded out as we are? The Terry Crews Workout>>> Fitness Advice from Terry Crews>>>
It takes a bit of crazy
Because I am a woman do I have to settle, join the crowd of sheep which walks the conventional and "correct" way of life? Do I as a woman have an obligation towards society to meet certain criteria like for instance being "fat enough" , inactive enough, to be able to reproduce any given day? Mother Nature doesn't like her women to be hard training athletes, she wants them housewives baking cookies making sure she keeps her full figure to bear many the child.
Healthy Recipes: 6 Protein-Packed Treats You'll Love! - Bodybuilding.com
These are great. But that "wake me up shake"....I can do one better. I do a post morning workout/pre-breakfast protein shake. It's basically the same recipe but easier. I throw about 2 frozen bananas, a scoop of vanilla soy protein powder, a few spoons full of stevia, and cold brewed coffee (made the night before) into my Nutribullet. Sometimes I add a few ice cubes (like 5 ice cubes, not necessary when your bananas are frozen, but it changes the consistency a bit. Try it with and without and see what you prefer). This is my new morning coffee! I strong brew it too. So I get a super shot of caffeine, protein, and fruit. It's really good. Give it a try!
8 Best Cable Exercises for a Big Back
Get into a split stance with your front foot turned in slightly. Hold the cable handle on the same side of the leg that’s behind. Start the movement by pulling your shoulder blade toward your midline and row without twisting your torso. Pause at the top of the row, then rotate your hips and upper-body toward the cable while keeping your shoulder packed.
Top 3 Foods for Grainy, Shredded Awesomeness
A few other reasons I like RKT during prep are mainly to eliminate human error and make things easy for the client. The last thing I want is a client improperly measuring their carbohydrates during a refeed and consuming either too much or too little. Varied cooking methods and hydration content of traditional foods like potato and rice make it more likely that a client, no matter how detailed I spell things out, will get “prep brain” and inevitably fuck something up. I’ve seen it far too often. I’m not a fan of volume measurements in general as that “1 cup” of rice can quickly become more and more packed as well as heaped at the top as the athlete gets more and more hungry and tired. It’s much easier to tell them “Add 2 RKT (17g or 28g carbs each, depending on the size) to Meal 2” than risk them making a mistake.
25 Ways to Make Your Brain More Efficient
4. Keep Your Blood Sugar in Check
Even if you aren’t diabetic, large fluctuations in insulin levels in the body can dull your brain’s response times and inhibit peak performance. Some researchers even speculate that insulin resistance caused by consistently high levels of insulin in the body over time may be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. On the flip side, if insulin levels are low, or the pancreas stops production of the hormone, the memory may suffer as well: A study conducted at Brown University found that insulin-resistant rats were more likely to become disoriented and have trouble finding their way out of a maze. Two ways to keep blood sugar stable: Eat carbs on the low end of the glycemic scale, and avoid both skipping meals and bingeing.
Get Stronger (& Bigger) Now!
Getting stronger — whether it means setting a personal record on bench or moving up to the next set of dumbbells on curls — is a process. It takes months, even years, of hard training to achieve the lofty strength goals we tend to set for ourselves. It doesn’t happen overnight.
The Best Dumbbell Only Triceps Workout
101 Best Workouts Of All Time is the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a fully-stocked supergym to a pair of mismatched dumbbells in your garage, or nothing but your body weight alone, you can build muscle, lose fat, and sculpt the physique you've always wanted.
The Truth Behind the NFL's Biggest Contracts
In April 2008, the Minnesota Vikings traded a first- and two third-round picks to the Kansas City Chiefs and then signed Allen to a six-year, $73.2 million contract that made him the league’s highest-paid defensive player. Although other players scored bigger contracts in years to come, Allen distinguished himself in another way after the 2013 season: He became an elite player who earned every penny of his megadeal.
2 Muscle And Fat-Loss Myths You Can Stop Worrying About
When you’re a beginner, you don’t think too much about the program you’re on or what food you need to eat to maximize the results. It’s enough to just go to the gym and lift hard.
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With the wide-spread use of energy drinks, fat burners and pre-workout supplements, stress at work and at home, deep quality sleep can be very hard to come by. HIBERN8™ is a powerful sleep formula that helps you easily fall and stay asleep. It promotes deep and restful sleep that supports nighttime recovery of mind and muscles. Waking up refreshed in the morning increases mood, productivity and is essential for achieving optimum physical strength and appearance.
Rookie Mistakes: The Pullup
Mistake 4: You’re staying straight as an arrow Many cues out there claim that the body should be held completely straight from head to toe in order to perform a good pullup. This sets an honest-minded trainee on the wrong path. We know pullups are intended to be a back developer, and we’ve learned that hitting the back requires the shoulders to be retracted and set to engage the posterior muscles. Try pulling your shoulders back without mildly arching your back. It’s not possible. To hit your back properly during pullups, think of raising the rib cage toward the bar. Arch the back, and set the shoulders . You’ll feel the difference.
10 Essentials for Every Great Workout Routine
Is your training program missing one of these important elements? Make sure you're getting a well-rounded routine.
6 Key Tips for Bigger, Better Squats
Squat day is the one that a lot lifters don’t get right. Too often you see the wannabe powerlifter hit some sets of squats and then head over to the leg curl and leg extension machines. While these might be a good idea for the “all show no go,” barb wire tattooed, beach-body types, it is a complete waste of time for the athlete seeking to add plates to the bar.
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The Cure for Fitness Burnout
Burnout is linked to our stress response, which, in turn, is explained by a theory called "fight or flight." When faced with manageable levels of stress we "fight" (e.g., push the bar up for 10 more reps, continue to attend grueling two-a-day practices, or run brutal track workouts). But if stress levels become overwhelming, the "flight" trigger kicks in, urging us to flee from the cause of our stress and lose the desire to train and compete.
Balancing Act: How to Eat Healthy Fats
Research has shown that the imbalance of omega-3 and omega-6 hormones increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and dying of a heart attack. It also increases the risk of developing a psychiatric disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, and obesity. Chronic inflammation caused by excessive omega-6 hormones increases the risk of every immune-inflammatory illness ranging from atherosclerosis, arthritis, and asthma to type-2 diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome. Omega imbalance can even result in bone loss, and increase the rate of cancer growth. So, what can you do to make sure your omegas are in check?
Flex Lewis in Korea, Part 2
To read Flex Lewis's blog about his experience at the 2014 Korea Grand Prix, click HERE.
Cursing Is Useful, We Swear
Ongoing research at Keele U. shows that swearing is an actual f—king emotion—not just an off-color outburst. In the newest findings, subjects who felt riled up after playing a video game cussed more and faster than calmer subjects.“Swearing is an emotion, so it comes more easily— people are ‘better’ at it—when aroused,” says Keele’s Richard Stephens, Ph.D. It can also relieve pain, Stephens says, citing a test in which subjects allowed to swear were able to keep their hands submerged in ice water longer than those who had to watch their mouths. “It starts to explain why we swear,” says Stephens. “It gives us a release .” We can’t wait to tell Mom.
Fighter Diet Brownies
Directions: Chop the chocolate into a course chocolate flour. Mix all dry ingredients in a big bowl. Add egg, egg white and little water (add tiny amounts, little by little to make a thick mix). Mix well. Heat a ceramic pan to medium hot and coat it with a layer of coconut cooking spray. Poor the mix into the pan. Keep your eyes on it because here you need to play it by ear! As soon as it's almost firm all the way to the top, shut off the stove. Carefully use a big broad utensil to flip it over. If you're like me you will not make it and you end up with a chocolate calzone! However that's delicious because it means the inside will stay moist! Let it cool and serve it with Truvia or whipped coconut cream or whipped heavy cream.
Cell Volume Strategy for Maximum Gains
On the flip side, massive water drinking doesn’t build muscles, either. So those who make hyper-hydration a priority represent nothing more than the blind leading the blind. So spending too many more words on that is a waste of your time. I’ll continue on with the assumption that it’s obvious that one needs adequate hydration for any cell volume enhancing technique to have any impact, and that excess hydration won’t produce anything more than a few more daily trips to the nearest urinal.
The Wheel Deal Leg Workout
You'll start by warming up with leg extensions for a couple of sets, driving a lot of blood around the knee joints. Next, you'll go directly to a heavy weight, about your six-rep max. Hit a set of six, then immediately lighten the weight by a few plates and keep going. When you fail again, drop the weight again. Continue until you've failed a total of four times, including your first set of six.
Retro Athlete: Mustafa Mohammad
The mysterious tale of one of the thickest physiques ever
Training When Short On Time & The NO Excuses Mindset - Zach Even-Esh
Zach's inspiration in training comes from the Golden Era of Bodybuilding & Days of Old School Strength. His mission is to help You kick ass & take names in Life AND Lifting without the hype, fancy fads or gimmicks. Zach's Commitment To Your Success Is Unmatched. He Knows What It's Like To Go From A Weakling To An Unstoppable BEAST In Charge Of His Life, Business & Destiny. Zach Made It Happen Through The Iron and Now it's Your Turn!
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10 Dairy-Free Ways to Get More Calcium
Bone health is important for men, too, says Connie M. Weaver, M.S., PhD, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Purdue University. Stores of calcium in bones and teeth play a leading role in keeping them strong. And, research has shown that even later in life, getting adequate calcium—along with vitamin D to help the body absorb the mineral—can help prevent fractures.
10 Nutrient-Packed Nut Butters - Bodybuilding.com
Everything on the chart seems ok but the info on the Almond Butter. It says "50% more (good) monounsaturated fat and 25% less (bad) saturated fat than peanut butter." That is all fine and dandy, but there is nothing 'BAD' about saturated fats. They are essential part of your diet and without them you cannot function properly. Saturated fats are GOOD for you. This diagram has false remark on it. The truly only bad fat for you is trans fat which should be avoided, otherwise eat all the other varieties......On another note, I love Skippy Natural Peanut butter. It is the best peanut butter in my opinion, I can just eat spoonful's of it :). haven't tried to many of the other nut buttesr though do to the price.