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You've heard people say that diets suck, but the latest weight-loss scam approved by the FDA literally sucks food out of your stomach. Believe it! And please, please don't fall for it.

7 Hardcore Chest Exercises for the Advanced Lifter

Be prepared to bring it with these extreme pec-thrashers.

What Men Need To Know About Women And Fitness

When it comes to women and the gym, some common misconceptions need to go. Let's set the record straight!

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American Men: As Fertile as Dead Hamsters | T Nation

Here's a list of things that could save your sperm. Some are common sense, some are impractical, and some require a lot of research and diligence. Still, changing one or two of them might upgrade your sperm and more importantly, upgrade your health so you don't fall victim to the "increased mortality" experienced by men with low sperm counts:

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Blast your core and sculpt six-pack abs with these 12 basic plank variations from the @humanfitproject :

The Primary Pattern Workout Plan | T Nation

Now, there are other proposed patterns, and clearly some of your favorite exercises don't fit any of these categories – curls, ab drills, calf work, etc. But notice that the exercises that do fit into these patterns are proven standards, things like squats, deads, presses, and rows that train a lot of muscle all at once.

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Tip: The 1.5 Method for Squats | T Nation

The 1.5 or one-and-a-half method is an advanced strategy that's mainly used to increase time under tension to stimulate hypertrophy (muscle growth). But when used with the back squat, it can also be an effective corrective exercise for those who struggle in the bottom position.

Tip: Immunize Yourself Against Fat Gain | T Nation

The Danish dieters, as a result of altering bacterial ratios, lost fat, while the Canadian children merely stopped adding layers of fat. The Canadian children, in fact, had in a way been immunized against further fat gain, while the Danish subjects had used a combination of diet and prebiotic fiber to, in a sense, "cure" themselves of fat.

The 30 best shoulder exercises of all time

Hold dumbbells at your sides with palms facing you. Raise the weights up in front of you to shoulder level with thumbs pointing up. Complete 12–15 reps and then raise the weights out to your sides 90 degrees (bend your elbows a bit as you lift). Complete your reps and then switch to a lighter pair of dumbbells. Raise them out to your sides and up to ear level with straight arms and thumbs pointing up. Hold this position 30 seconds. Squeeze your glutes to help support you.

The best bodyweight legs workout ever

The muscles of the legs are stubborn. They carry you around everywhere, so it takes more than bodyweight squats to convince them they need to get stronger. This workout brings the pain with moves that ask the legs to work independently or without the benefit of locking the knees out (which lets them rest momentarily during a set). Correcting imbalances in your legs and keeping tension on them for prolonged periods will burn like hell, but you’ll be amazed you could get such results without putting a barbell on your back, or doing the same old exercises that didn’t work before.

Nutrition Strategies To Bring Your Pecs Up To Par!

If you're really trying to bring up your chest, a run-of-the-mill workout consisting of 3 easy sets of 10 reps on bench press and a few sets of flyes isn't going to cut it. You're going to need to hit your chest from every angle, through a variety of repetition ranges to stimulate growth. And if you're going to truly push it once (or even better, twice) a week on a certain body part, then eating the same way won't cut it, either!


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5 Rules for Gaining Mass

Gains will differ from one individual to another depending on body size and level of experience in the gym. To make sure you'’re gaining muscle, not fat, don'’t just consider your scale weight. Instead, rely on what you see in the mirror and use a tape measure twice a month to keep track of your waist and hips (you don't want to gain there)— as well as your biceps, chest and quads. Also, don'’t think that you have to gain a set amount of weight each and every week. "Your mass gain doesn'’t have to be uniform,"” Aceto explains. That means you can gain 1/2 pound one week and 1 1/2 the next, perhaps none the third week and still remain on course. "“Expecting uniform gains ignores the intricate makeup of the body and the way it gains mass -— or loses fat - which is by no means in linear fashion," adds Aceto.

The Effects of Mild Cycles | T Nation

Still, the debates rage on, even if the users do not. What is a "mild," "moderate," or "intelligent" cycle of steroids? What effects does it really have? Some say that the effects are profound. Others will say that mild usage produces minimal results. The answer? Let's look to science.

Tip: Don't Lose Muscle While Dieting | T Nation

If you don't eat a certain amount of protein while dieting, you'll lose as much muscle as fat. Here's how many grams to shoot for.

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10 Training Tips for Gaining Lean Muscle

While your time in the gym is certainly responsible for creating a training effect, your time outside the gym is responsible for repair and growth. On top of making sure your nutrition is on-point, be sure to get solid, consistent sleep (8-9 hours per night) and try to reduce outside stress as much as possible. You’d be amazed at how much these factors truly affect your ability to improve your body composition.

The Sustainable Diet for Lifters | T Nation

Let's say you've been losing fat, your training is going well, and the hunger is manageable... but then your fat loss stalls out. The logical answer for most people is to lower calories further to create a greater energy deficit. But with that comes a greater degree of fatigue. Now you lift with less volume and intensity, and you may even skip cardio or bypass some lifting sessions altogether.

Tip: Reassess Your Squat | T Nation

If you can't squat to parallel, then you have mobility problems that need to be addressed. There's a limit to how low you should go however. Don't force your body into a depth it's not ready for or you'll start to butt wink (see photo below) and could do some serious damage to your lower back. Butt wink is when your lower back rounds and your pelvis rotates back.

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2. Blackburn. Lay facedown with arms at your sides. Hold each of these positions for five seconds: Raise your arms out 90 degrees to make a “T” shape with your thumbs up. Turn thumbs down. Move arms in front of you to make a “Y” (hold thumbs up, then down). Now bend your elbows to make a “W” shape with your arms, thumbs up. That is one rep. Do six reps.

Top 10 Natural Anabolics for 2017

Anafuse is so potent (and reordered so often) it also made the Top 10 Bulking Supplements List, the only natural anabolic to do so.  But unlike many on that list Anafuse produces its results without influence on your hormones and with virtually no side effects. Anafuse combines the two most effective natural anabolic ingredients on the market today (Epicatechin & Laxogenin) with the addition of absorption enhancers. The customer feedback and reorder rate on this anabolic has been so stellar that is on pace to become one of the best-selling supplements ever. Certainly worthy of its No.1 position among the Top 10 Natural Anabolic Supplements this year. Read all the reviews here .

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Real Deal Workouts

In the early ’90s, the Buffalo Bills fought their way through the AFC playoffs to the promised land of the Super Bowl only to get punked—for four straight years. Chris Cormier can top even that. He’s one of the most successful competitors in the history of the Arnold Classic. In his nine Arnolds, he never placed lower than fifth. He’s tied with Flex Wheeler for the most top-two finishes and one behind Dexter Jackson for top-three finishes. But those marks only highlight the depth of the Real Deal’s searing frustration, because Wheeler and Jackson are tied with each other for the most A.C. titles—four. Cormier has none.  Let’s look at  it another way. In the 25 Arnold Classics prior to this year, 16 men finished second. Of those, four did so multiple times. Three were runner-up twice, but two of those subsequently won the title, and the third is Phil Heath, who takes great consolation in his Sandow collection. Cormier is the odd man out. Not only is he the only person to be second more than twice and the only person to be second more than twice who never won, but he was also second a ludicrous six times.

5 muscle-building pancake recipes

The beauty of having your cheat day fall on a weekend is you can leisurely whip up whatever it is you decide to indulge on. If that turns out to be a late-morning stack of pancakes, then the recipe below is right up your alley.

Mike O'Hearn : Created To Succeed! with Bert Martinez

I sat down with Mike O'Hearn to discuss success, failure and being obsessed. Mike O'Hearn, also known as "Titan" is an American bodybuilder, actor, personal trainer and model. He has been featured on over 500 magazine covers, was Fitness Model of the Year seven times, and is a four-time Mr. "Natural" Universe title holder.

5 bodyweight exercises you can do without a gym

Start standing with legs straight and wider than shoulder-width apart (about a foot and a half from heel to heel). Bend your left knee to squat down onto that leg laterally, keeping right leg straight. Squat down laterally onto your left leg. When you rise out of the lateral squat, step behind your right leg and sink into a squat while keeping the your right leg straight. Then push back up and through the starting position.

Tip: Activate These Muscles Before Deadlifting | T Nation

Fire up the right muscles before your big pulls and you'll lift heavier and prevent low back pain. Here's what to do.

Sagittarius Horoscope for Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017 - Your master plan for professional success has taken nearly everything into account. However, circumstances still diverge from your strategy as unexpected twists and turns bend reality. It might be disheartening to discover that much of your preparation is of little value now that so many things have changed forever. Don’t let sloppy thinking slip back into the equation while you recreate a new approach that’s more relevant to the current landscape. Author Robert Rolih wrote, “Knowing the right details gets you a great return. Ignore them and you just crash and burn.”

Tip: Does Compression Gear Really Work? | T Nation

Without getting into too much detail about hemodynamics, it makes sense that tight compression gear may enhance local blood flow and improve oxygen delivery, and additionally, may enhance arterial blood flow, which in turn will facilitate more efficient clearing of metabolites, the aforementioned H+ buffering, and distribution of nutrients.

Tip: The Descending Set Bench Press Workout | T Nation

The goal here is to choose an exercise and accumulate 100 total reps for the movement using the descending set method: start heavy and lower the weight as you fatigue, BUT perform more reps. Your goal is to get 100 reps total. One cool thing about this method is that you'll be training in the strength ranges and the muscle growth ranges in a single workout.

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Best Haircuts for Guys with Thinning Hair

We’ll admit it: the moment you notice that your hair is starting to thin is rough. But it’s nothing to be embarrassed about—a full head of hair does not make the man. “A well-dressed, confident, and articulately groomed man is much sexier,” says Janelle Eide, American Crew International All-Star. “As an expert in the field of cutting and styling masculine shapes, my first piece of advice is to work with what you have instead of what you are mourning,” she says. “Too often, men hang onto length to compensate for density. This can make the situation worse.” Instead, working with your barber to find an optimum length could make your hair look fuller.

How To Turn Carbs Into A Fat-Burning Weapon

I’m going to outline two methods of carb manipulation I have researched, road-tested, and ultimately trademarked: the Carb Nite system to lose fat and carb back-loading to pack on lean mass. You can alternate them throughout the year to stay big and lean simultaneously. While you’ll still have to choose whether you want to focus on losing fat or primarily gaining size, you won’t have to give up muscle or a trim waist to achieve either one. You also won’t have to count calories or forsake your favorite foods. In other words, you have options—at last.

Hot Girls of the 2017 Olympia Expo

And, just as at any massive gathering of fitness enthusiasts, it's safe to expect that there were plenty of attractive women in attendance. That expectation definitely came true at the Olympia Expo, but if you missed out on the event over the weekend, you can still check out the crowd.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Double-Split Workout

Get terminated with this hardcore double-split routine from the Oak himself.

10 at-home workouts to build muscle in under 20 minutes

You put in long hours at work, or maybe even work overnight shifts. You’re tight on money. You want to spend downtime with friends. A hurricane or polar vortex has you barricaded in your home. Whatever the reason, there are times when you just can’t make it to the gym. We’ve all been there. And so long as you don’t use that as an excuse to skip workouts, you’re golden. There’s no reason you can’t build muscle, strength, and size at home. It won’t take all day, either. Training with minimal equipment, or even your bodyweight, is enough to get you in the shape you want.

Tip: Reverse Crunch Plus Deadbug | T Nation

If you don't eat a certain amount of protein while dieting, you'll lose as much muscle as fat. Here's how many grams to shoot for.

The 30 best abs exercises of all time

Hold a medicine ball with both hands in front of your chest and sit on the floor. Anchor your feet under something sturdy for support, and lie back on the floor a few feet away from a brick or concrete wall. Explosively sit up and throw the ball into the wall and then catch it on the rebound. If you have a partner, you can throw the ball to him/her instead.

The 20 Dumbest Things Ever Said by Bodybuilders

Oh, boy! We’ve all done this at some point, myself included. But thankfully I know better now. As much as it would be nice to work my lower biceps or lengthen my biceps, preacher curls do not do this, and neither do any other exercises. They may overload the lower portion of the strength curve, thereby making you stronger in that part of the range, giving you the misperception that you’re lengthening your biceps. In reality, you’re just getting overall thickness in your biceps.

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4. L-citrullineBest usage: Combat erectile dysfunction, boost sexual satisfaction  L-arginine may be the most common amino acid present in men's health supplements, per Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center , but it's metabolized too quickly for there to be any real benefit, according to research published in Urology . That's why L-citrulline, which your body converts to L-arginine, is a better choice. In a small study, done on men with mild erectile dysfunction, L-citrulline supps (1.5g per day for one month) amplified 50 percent of participants' erection hardness scores from 3 (mild ED) to 4 (normal erectile function). Men also reported having more sex and were very satisfied with the results. Overall, l-citrulline has been proven safe and psychologically well accepted by patients with ED, researchers say.

Professional Edge: Train Like a Pro

If you think you need to hit the gym hard every single day to get fit like an athlete, think again. This three-phase, 12-week Professional Edge workout program designed by Randy Hadley of RHFitPro demands four days of tough training per week—two days dedicated to lifting, and two days dedicated to dynamic movements—to prep you for any playing field. In order to keep your body primed and remain injury-free, Hadley strongly encourages warming up prior to and stretching after each of your workouts. The remainder of the week consists of active recovery like yoga, stretching, a massage, or a leisure activity.

The 10 best moves to lose your love handles

"This workout is effective because it's fast paced and designed to target both the rectus abdominals and the transverse abdominals," he says. "To burn fat, you must do more then just crunches and situps; you need to recruit your entire body to enter a thermogenic state that leads to an accelerated rate of fat loss." Complete your dream physique with these 10 moves that will carve up your core fast.

The fat-loss intensifier workout

The Fat-Loss Intensifier workout is not for the faint of heart. Things will start slow and easy with the horizontal cable woodchops, but that's just the calm before the storm. The deadlifts, squats, presses, chins, cleans, RDLs, and rows will completely light you up. Eat clean and you'll have no other choice but to burn fat and build muscle.

The powerlifting training plan

Each week, the sets and reps will change slightly. The exercises change too after Week 5. Simply follow the sets and reps for the corresponding exercise (1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, etc). All three workouts are organized the same. Except where otherwise noted, choose a weight that allows you two or three more reps on your first set than the number that's prescribed, but do only the prescribed reps. For example, a set calling for 10 reps should be done with a weight that you can really do for 12 or 13 reps with good form, but perform only 10. On subsequent sets as you fatigue, you'll find that just doing the prescribed reps is more challenging.

6 Simple Moves to Build a Bigger Chest

Bodybuilding O.G. trainer to the stars, Vince Gironda, claims that dips are the most effective chest exercise and upper-body developer, period! To maximize chest overload, perform dips with a slight forward lean and the elbows flared out. Using an upright posture will emphasize the triceps to a greater degree. If you are able, add additional weight to your bodyweight. Dips allow more weight to be handled than any other upper-body exercise, including the bench press.

The Four-Move Workout for Your Lower Abs

If we were to do a poll and ask men what the hardest body part to train is, we're confident most would say their lower abs. No one wants a pooch, and though there are tips and tricks for removing the stubborn excess bodyfat, you need a workout that'll complement those efforts. This is that workout. Below are four moves that should do the trick of polishing off your six-pack. Take 30 seconds of rest between exercises and repeat for 2 to 3 sets.

The 5 Worst Things to Do if You Want to Build Stronger Legs

When you impose stress on your body your body will adapt and change to better handle that stress in the future. So, if you go in to the gym and do 4 sets of 10 every week with the same weight your body will adapt to that stress. But the whole point of lifting is to continue progressing. That means that once your body adapts to 4 sets of 10 you have to change the stressor. This can be adding more reps, more sets, more weight, or cutting down rest periods.

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6 Fitness Myths That May Be Holding You Back!

For guys, the most stubborn fatty areas are usually the love handles, lower abs, and lower back; for women, it's usually the hips, butt, and thighs. "These areas have a high amount of alpha-receptors, which are more insulin sensitive and receive less blood flow," Lopez says. "After being on prep for, say, 13-15 weeks, you might hit a fat-burning plateau and notice those areas are the last to get really lean. When that time comes, consider getting on the treadmill to help dial it in."

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