Best Pre Workout Speech of All-Time By Mark Bell "Who Are You?"
Page43 Power Project Series "Who Are You?" by Mark Bell Produced by pagefortythree Directed by Chris Bell Camera, editing, and original music by G.B.Young Su...
Sagittarius Horoscope for Monday, November 10, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014 - Your emotional reserve is deep now, empowering you to reach into the dark and explore the mysterious realms of your heart. Today's alignment of hot-headed Mars and cold-blooded Pluto in your 2nd House of Self-Esteem forces you to recognize that there's more to life than blind optimism. Even if you're frightened of what you don't understand, remember that the unknown can transform into an important ally as your awareness grows.
Smith Machine Trap Training
There are only so many ways to hit your upper traps. Sure, they get worked with pretty much any shoulder exercise (overhead presses, lateral raises, upright rows), but isolating the upper traps is usually a matter of doing one of the few variations of shrugs you’re familiar with. if you’re tired of the standard barbell or dumbbell shrug, move over to the Smith machine. Keeping the bar in front of you is one way to do it, but we like the behind-the-back variation. It helps keep your shoulders back to engage other back muscles and improve posture, it helps build thicker upper traps (the primary purpose of the move), and, as a bonus, it might just keep you from getting bored with your current free-weight trap routine.
Build Bigger Pecs with the Pullover
The pullover was a favorite move of some of the greatest athletes of the Golden Era of bodybuilding including The Oak, Reg Park and Franco Columbu. This exercise works not only the chest but also the lats, intercostals and serratus anterior (the muscles of the ribcage). Maximally developed intercostal muscles will give the illusion of a bigger rib cage when taking a deep breath or holding a pose because the ribs are pulled up by the intercostal muscles. Modern chests seem to be lagging behind those of the classic physiques that put this move to use on a weekly basis.
Jay & Kai Train at Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym
In this FLEXonline exclusive video, two bodybuilding legends, Jay Cutler and Kai Greene train together at the world-famous Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym.
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.
3 Rules You Have to Break to Make Gains
There’s a reason skinny punks call lifters “meatheads” and why some of the dumbest guys in your gym are also the biggest: building muscle ain’t that complicated . Sure, there’s a science to it, but hard work and consistency will take you further than any one program, diet, or exercise can. In an effort to sell more products, the fitness industry has tried to convince you that you need to follow certain rules in order to get big and strong and lean, making the process of transforming your body far more complex, arduous (and, consequently, much less fun) than it has to be.
5 Reasons to Start Meditating Now
Shut down your brain for 10 to 20 minutes every day and your life will drastically change for the better.
5 Best Dumbbell Strength-Builders
As with barbell work, don’t be shy about using straps. Max weight in the strength-building ranges is your goal and grip strength will come into play sooner with dumbbells because you can’t benefit from the additional reps that are within reach when using a mixed grip on a barbell. If you want your grip strength to keep pace with your deadlift, then feel free to go strapless. Want a greater challenge? Do deficit dumbbell deadlifts by doing these from a 4-8” box.
The Best Bodyweight Workout of All Time
HOW IT WORKS The circuit we’ve designed here doesn’t let up. When you train any squat variation, plus the pullup and the dip, you work nearly every muscle in your body, and your heart will race to supply them with blood and oxygen. Performing a decreasing number of reps—10 to 1—helps you keep the workout going despite being fatigued and builds the endurance that ultimately leads to being able to rattle off a high number of reps in one shot. In addition to getting you leaner, feel free to use this workout to win bar bets about how many pullups you can do.
Ask Men's Fitness: Will More Protein Help Me Build More Muscle?
MF: Only up to a point. Protein is the main ingredient in muscle fiber, but it’s only one part of a complex system of nutritional, hormonal, and mechanical requirements that need to be balanced in order for muscles to grow bigger and stronger. More protein in lieu of hard training, optimal sleep, and sufficient calories and micronutrients won’t lead to results. The Men’s Fitness Food Pyramid that I helped design with several nutrition experts calls for daily consumption of 1–1.5 grams of protein per pound of your body weight. This holds true whether your goal is muscle gain or fat loss.
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The Lowest Carb “Pasta” Recipes You’ll Ever Find
This recipe incorporates flavorful spices like chili, thyme, garlic, and ginger and indulgent add-ins like hazelnuts and goat cheese so you won't even miss the pasta noodles. “This is a simple way to cut back on calories and carbs without sacrificing taste,” notes Ford.
My Birthday at the NPC East Coast 11/15 | Flex Lewis
This year, I will turn 31 on November 15th. I still remember my first IFBB competition at the 2008 Tampa Bay Pro 202 where I finished second to David Henry. I have spent the last six years growing up, in and around the sport. I have met so many people from around the world, but there is nothing like the (loud) fans from the New York metro area! So for my birthday, I committed to support my good friends Maz Ali and Steve Weinberger by guest posing at the NPC East Coast Championships in Wayne, NJ. Come on out, make some noise and support the final show of the NPC Northeast season hosted by these two great promoters! Who knows maybe Guy Cisternino will sing me happy birthday, lol. I look forward to meeting the fans. I’ll be setup to take photos with the fans and sign autographs as well. I will also have limited supplies of hats and shirts available from the Flex Lewis Store . NPC East Coast Championships Passaic County Technical Institute 45 Reinhardt RD Wayne, NJ 07470 Prejudging starts at 11am. Finals at 6pm. Show information here Advance tickets are available at Bev Francis .
The Top 15 Pushup Variations
. So it might be time to switch it up with a few new challenging moves. You'll feel more motivated, diversify the muscle groups you're hitting, and build muscle and strength in places your average-Joe pushup wouldn't even dream of touching. We tapped Anthony J. Yeung C.S.C.S. and strength coach at PUSH Private Fitness in Toluca Lake, CA, to see how many different variations he could come up with.
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Add Muscle All Over
If you went to a trainer, he’d give you an assessment, and the results would likely be the following: You have a weak core, poor grip strength, a lack of mobility in your upper torso, and tight hips. Most guys suffer from these problems—the result of doing only exercises you enjoy. Our program addresses the areas you’ve overlooked, those poor, deflated muscles begging for your attention, attacking them with lifts you’ve never tried (or even heard of) like the Zercher carry and silverback shrug. Other moves, like the quadruped rotation and single-leg RDL, will enhance your mobility , allowing you to activate even more muscle. We also make special use of a sandbag (a loaded duffel bag will suffice), which will improve your grip and strengthen your core at the same time, enabling you to do even more new exercises.
How to Party Better in 2015 and Beyond
When I sat down to talk to rocker and certified party guru Andrew W.K., I fully expected to talk about the particulars of fist-pumping, mosh pit etiquette, and delicate techniques involved in beer chugging. Instead, the man that Stoli has dubbed "Professor of the Party," wearing his trademark dirty white T-shirt, white jeans, and leather boots, launched into what became a philosophical take on the mentality of partying - the party attitude. Andrew W.K. has given motiviational talks at Yale, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, and Oxford Union, among others, on his partying philosophy. If you ask him, partying isn't a event. It's a state of being. And it never has to end.
How to Watch Porn Together
Once the Footage Starts… When the steamy vid starts rolling, a lot of couples can’t help jumping right into sex. “There’s nothing wrong with this strategy,” Morse says. “But it’s fun to also set some ground rules to keep things new and exciting.” She recommends agreeing to wait until the credits role or the scene ends before turning your attention to each other. “Delaying the act will make you both so aroused,” she promises. She also advises cuddling and caressing each other while you watch. Once you’ve got the hang of things, one of you could pleasure the other while the video rolls. Or you could try different rear entry positions so you can both watch while you have sex, Morse adds. 7 Must-Have Sex Talks>>>
The Men's Fitness Food Pyramid
As a physique-conscious eater, you need to think in terms of macronutrients as well as calories. Every food you eat gets counted toward a total target amount (in grams) of protein, carbs, and fat, which you can determine by multiplying the numbers in the Men’s Fitness Food Pyramid by your body weight in pounds. Hit these numbers and you’ll hit your goals. With that said, your nutrition doesn’t need to be as precise as target coordinates for a missile attack. You’ll do just fine eyeballing portions of protein, carbs, and fat (which we’ll show you how to do) and keeping a general tally.
The "I Ain't Got Time" Workouts
We know how much you work, how many appointments you have, and how many people you need to meet. We get it – you’re a busy man who just doesn’t have time for jack sh*t. Well, if you’re looking down the barrel at a string of particularly crazy days, or even weeks, you’d be much better served working out fast rather than not at all. Here are two workouts so brief and effective that you will not be able make an excuse to skip them. Find a way to fit it in somewhere!
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Spot-On Training
In my many years of training with and observing countless bodybuilders, it became clear that even the best athletes have weaknesses in their physiques. Some had small arms, others were lacking in the lower body, and I used to have rather underdeveloped calves. But the great thing about bodybuilding is that you have the power to focus on a weakness and make it a strength. Here are a few common physique weaknesses, along with effective ways to fix them.
The Mistaken Beliefs About German Volume Training
However because GVT is a superior method of increasing muscle mass, it will more effectively raise your metabolism (i.e., the rate at which you burn calories). I’ve found that for every pound of lean tissue gained on GVT, there is often a loss of an equal amount of fat weight—this is especially true with women.
Ever notice how cyclical the fitness industry is? Exercises that are part of every trainee’s regimen eventually fall out of favor only to reappear in workouts many years later. For example, chin-ups are once again a mainstay for trainees of all levels now that boot camp workouts and obstacle course competitions are so popular. Deadlifts are also making a comeback. However, some exercises that formerly were barbell basics continue to be shunned by trainers and athletes who believe the exercises are either ineffective or highly risky. That’s too bad – because some of those perceptions are unfounded.
Essentials: All a Guy Needs to Cook a Decent Meal
Chef and NYC Restaurateur Bill Telepan is going to make that transition easier. He’s provided the no-nonsense, no-soufflé-cup, no-vegetable-juicer, list of everything you need to cook a decent meal. There’s no excess, just 10 items that will move you from a sloppy grilled cheese to a moist grilled chicken.
Kai's 10 Big Back Principles
He’s No. 2 now. In all of the world, there is only one bodybuilder ahead of Kai Greene,and that’s the man he finished second to at the last two Olympias: Phil Heath. No. 2’s greatest advantage over No. 1 is lat width. It wins him the rear-relaxed shot. On theother hand, one of the things the current Mr. O has over the top contender is backseparation—especially in the lower traps. That and Heath’s fuller delts win him the rear double biceps. Rear lat spread is a toss-up—Greene is wider, Heath features more density and details, especially mid-back.
Top 10 Final Healthy Recipes Of The #FitMenCookoff - Bodybuilding.com
Good nutrition is the basis of fit life. If you're like me, you want your journey to be as long and exciting as possible! Part of making that happen is challenging yourself in the kitchen as much as you do in the gym. Adding variety to your healthy food choices will help keep your diet interesting and guard against bland diet fatigue. In order to make that happen, awesome recipe ideas are essential! And that's what my recent #FitMenCookoff challenge was all about—sharing creative and healthy ideas so we can learn from each other and accomplish our individual fitness goals.
Light vs. Heavy Weight
Defense: Lifting heavy weight is what separates the men from the boys and allows bodybuilders to make the biggest gains in mass. In fact, some of the largest bodybuilders to ever grace the posing dais were ex-powerlifters.
Top 10 Squat Mistakes
But with any complex exercise, there’s a lot of room for error and the squat is no exception. Here are the top 10 mistakes people make with squatting, why they’re bad and exactly what you need to do to avoid them.
10 Reasons to Dump Your Gym
Before deciding to get your membership, you had a look around the gym to see what kind of machinery and equipment they had. You didn’t join thinking you would never be able to use some of it. As soon as something breaks, the staff should take notice and take strides to get it fixed as soon as possible. Even if it isn’t a piece of equipment you usually use, or if there are other working machines, it reflects poorly on a gym if something is out of commission for more than a few days. “Nowadays, you can get parts over night and service people in a day or two,” trainer Mike Duffy says. “So if your treadmill is out for more than a week or your lat pull-down cable has been twisted around the weight stack for weeks it's time to look for a new gym.” Duffy goes on to say that this is often a sign of an apathetic gym owner or of a gym that simply cannot afford the repairs and may go under soon. Either way, it’s a sign to take your workouts elsewhere.
Live Life Lean - my Fitness App - Defat America!
That's why I created the Live Life Lean app. My ambition is to make the best health and fitness concept accessible for everyone who is hungry for change. I feel fitness and being healthy has almost turned into an ordeal, something impossible and too difficult to manage. It's like if you don't have an expensive membership, three hours a day to devote to working out and have all day long to cook healthy meals then you're doomed to be out of shape. This is truly ridiculous.
Gilt, Michael Bastian, and HP Make A Smartwatch Non-Dorks Will Want To Use
The watch is more fashion statement with simple functionality, more Wellograph than Android Wear (it doesn't come with, say, Google Now to talk to and open on your phone). But the statement is strong: a 44mm stainless steel case with a multi-layered finish and inlaid button controls make it appear as though it's a regular watch, but on the screen is all you need to know in any given instant, like the weather, what's on tap for today, and how many emails you've received. The time itself is imbedded in in the upper left of the screen as a simple analog ticker. It comes with three interchangeable straps, including brown leather, black rubber, and green nylon, ideal for changes in setting, and the battery is supposed to last to up to 7 days, unlike many smartwatches you have to charge every day. It's also cross-platform and will work with both Android and iOS devices (no word on a Windows phone device yet), controlled in an app via Bluetooth.
Could This Be the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
How most men make a grilled cheese sandwich: Slap a few slices of cheese on buttered bread and flip the sandwich in a hot pan. How you will make a grilled cheese after having your eyes opened by the following recipe: Whip up homemade spinach and artichoke dip. Slather it on sourdough bread. Add some extra cheese for good measure. The first method is utilitarian. The second is life-changing. Spinach and Artichoke Dip Grilled Cheese Recipe by Spencer Rubin, partner of Melt Shop restaurants in New York City What you’ll need: ¾ stick salted butter, softened 2 Tbsp finely minced onion 1 garlic clove, minced ½ tsp salt 2 tsp all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups whole milk 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano Reggiano 1/4 cup sour cream 2 packs frozen spinach (10 oz. each), thawed 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese 1 can artichoke hearts (7.5 oz.), squeezed dry and roughly chopped 8 slices sourdough bread ¾ lb sliced white cheddar cheese ¾ lb sliced mozzarella Roasted tomatoes (optional, recipe here ) How to make it: 1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 Tbsp butter.
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Born Fitness represents a mentality where every workout should be enjoyed as much as every dessert should be savored. If you hustle relentlessly and live passionately, but also relax, laugh, and allow yourself to seek happiness instead of perfection, then you are Born fit.
For the first time ever Born Fitness is releasing the Be Born Fit t-shirt to the public. This isn't a movement or a lifestyle. It's a state of mind. #BeTheChange
Fitness Judging: When Your Body Goes On Trial - Bodybuilding.com
You spent months perfecting your body. Now the show is over and a judge is telling you otherwise. Can you handle the truth? You bet. Here's how.
Easy Gains for the Hard-Loser
The opposite of a hard-gainer would be an easy-gainer. Therefore, if a hard-gainer is typically what is described as an ectomorph, the easy-gainer would be labeled an endomorph.
elitefts.com -- Everything Laid Out Before WPC Worlds
The evening before WPC World's and everything is in place. The finest equipment from elitefts guarantees that this event will be the premier powerlifting championships in the world.
Build Muscle Mass While Preventing Joint Damage
Bodybuilding is all about mass: building more muscle mass means lifting more mass in the gym. No bones about it, you must train heavy to get huge. Just take a look at the poundage hoisted by some of the sport’s biggest pros, such as Ronnie Coleman, Markus Rühl and Dorian Yates. These guys train hard and heavy and it shows. The irony of training with a lot of mass to put on muscle mass is that it has the opposite effect on joints. Lifting heavy weights actually reduces the mass of cartilage.
Ask Men's Fitness: At What Age Does a Person's Metabolism Start to Significantly Slow?
Your metabolism—the rate at which you burn calories—slows down much earlier than you might think. When you’re just 25, it starts its inevitable decline—as much as 2–4% each year—according to celebrity trainer and fitness expert Obi Obadike. But that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to grow old and fat. Yes, there are a lot of theories out there—for example, that eating hot peppers, drinking green tea, and skipping meals can speed up your metabolism—so it’s tempting to look for shortcuts.
MusclePharm Combat Powder at Bodybuilding.com
FOR MEN: As a dietary supplement, mix 2 scoops (providing 48 grams of protein) with 8-12 fl oz of cold water or any beverage you prefer. Consume 2-3 times a day for optimal muscle growth. To increase your protein intake per serving and achieve a delicious milkshake taste, use skim or low fat milk instead of water.
Q&A: What Supplements Should I Take?
If you're new to research, dive into some papers you're interested in and look up terms you don't understand. Keep in mind that judging study quality is a full time job for some researchers, using methods such as the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool, and this kind of understanding takes time and effort.
Calum Von Moger's 20-Minute Chest Blast - Bodybuilding.com
Take a cue from Calum von Moger's old-school ferocity and knock out this quick, intense 20-minute chest workout!
Hugh Jackman Deadlifts 435 Pounds
Watch the Broadway and big screen star beast out a new PR.
Size Secret #8: Leave Your Comfort Zone
EDUARDO CORREA: “Most people do their exercises and sets inside a ‘comfort zone’ — meaning the workouts don’t require any extra concentration, effort or pain to execute them. When you stay in your comfort zone, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to see significant gains in size and strength. Leaving your comfort zone can entail anything from doing more difficult exercises, adding more weight to your exercises, doing more reps or adding intensity techniques to your workouts.
Amateur Olympia Africa 5 min pack
Check out highlights of the 2014 IFBB Amateur Mr. Olympia in South Africa-
Editor Obsession: BeGood Organic Clothing
Well, not if you know where to look. (No, it’s not hanging on a rack at your neighborhood smoke shop.) In fact, as the garment industry wakes up to its not-so-cool effects on Mother Nature, more and more brands are finding creative ways to keep prices on the DL while producing high-quality, low-impact products that you’d actually want to wear outside of a drum circle. Like San Francisco’s BeGood , the first direct-to-consumer eco-friendly clothing company.