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Friday, November 20, 2015 - Your thinking shifts today as you grow less interested in prolonging a recent drama. Mercury steps into your farseeing sign, drawing your attention toward the intriguing adventures down the road. You may try to avoid negativity or jealousy, but can't get past your feelings in the present moment. You prefer to take the high road and move on, but denial won't solve the underlying problems. Your friends might offer useful advice, but you will have to ask nicely for their help before they're willing to give it.

4 Moves to Build Abs of Steel

Obtaining a flat stomach or a set of 6-pack of abs takes a lot of work and discipline. You need to eat quality foods in the proper portions and workout hard at least three days a week to get in shape. But there is some so called "mental" benefits from training your abdominals. Feeling your midsection work hard for some reason gives us the feeling that we are making some progress to reduce our waistline. As a trainer, I know that just because I am hammering away at various abs exercises does not mean that I will magically get a nice six-pack .

Revitalize Your Abdominal Workouts

The other thing that makes this routine unique is the inclusion of the vacuum. Your internal abs aid in your breathing and posture, and strengthening them can help prevent or relieve lower back pain, assist stabilization during lifts like squats and deadlifts and even slim your waistline. You’ve probably noticed that even some ripped bodybuilders have trouble holding their bellies in. This is, in part, because of structural weakness in their transverse abs. The best way to strengthen this area is the vacuum — an isometric exercise you can perform anywhere. Exhale and simultaneously suck your midsection in as far as possible, and hold for as long as you can (up to one minute) while you continue breathing. If this starts to feel easy, pull your waist in harder. Each hold is one set.

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Dorian Yates' Expert Advice on Building a Huge Chest

I’ve seen so many trainers get caught up in the hype of the big bench. It’s almost like an addiction for some. They call themselves bodybuilders, yet the first thing they do on chest day is run to the flat bench and pile on as much weight as they can, regardless of their ability to use proper form. I can certainly understand the appeal of being strong and of besting your last workout, but never at the expense of the true goal of any bodybuilder, which is building muscle.

The 7 Granddaddy Laws of Training

So, when you are creating a program for yourself or your athletes you need to make sure that all of these laws are being followed. The art of programming is knowing how and when to adjust variables, while still adhering to the laws of training. This is why I am in constant communication with my online clients, feedback is crucial to the process.

Trick Out Some Killer Triceps

This is a great move, but typically you need a partner to place weight across your lap. If you don’t have a partner, sit on one bench and set the weight across your lap, then put your hands in position. Next, place one foot at a time on the opposite bench before you press upward onto your hands and move your glutes off the bench. At the end of the set, sit back up on the bench and remove one foot at a time from the opposite bench.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: I Am A Bodybuilder

I’ve been a movie star, businessman, political leader, and many other things in my life, but my first great accomplishment was becoming a bodybuilder, and that gave me the physique that got me noticed, along with the work ethic and focus that helped make all my other dreams come true. So no matter what projects I’m tackling next, I like to remind people where it all started, and that bodybuilding means more than just muscular men in trunks posing on a stage. And it never becomes any less important, regardless of how much money you have or what direction your life takes. I still work out every day, not just to stay fit but to clear my head and keep the habit of setting and achieving goals.

Keep Building Muscle as You Get Older

better lean muscle shape, and improving muscle density and quality.  If you have the self-control to do this, it pays of in a big way. I personally have found that the years from my 35th until now have been my most productive years by far. So while I haven’t been putting on massive amounts of muscle due to age as well as to engaging in other types of training (like MMA), I have in my bodybuilding training been more attendant to the quality and refinement of my physique. My training routines, as a result, have become much shorter and more efficient. I’ve been less focused on the poundage moved and more on the “feeling” of the muscle contracting.

Strongman Sex Positions to Make Her Climax Tonight

There is only one way to know that you’ve done well in bed. I don’t care how good you think you are at spotting a real female orgasm. In fact, I’m willing to bet the best acting gets done in the sheets. Not even her friends would know she’s faking, let alone you in your caveman-like hormonal man stupor.

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When combining cardio and weights in the same session, do cardio first, keep the time at or less than 30 minutes, and include intervals. Post-workout, consume at least 20 grams of high-quality whey protein and as many carbs as your diet will allow. - FLEX

Get Big On a Budget

Unless you have a cow you can milk or a pig you can butcher in your backyard, then you are, like us, at the mercy of the rising costs of bodybuilding staples. The harsh reality is that a trip to the supermarket can be a pricey outing, especially when loading your grocery cart with pounds of animal in pursuit of gaining mass like a pro. Before you decide to make tofu your go-to protein on the grill and ramen noodles a lunch staple, there’s a way you can still embrace your inner carnivore while keeping your grocery bill under control. How?  By moving away from expensive proteins and turning instead to more budget-friendly ones. Here’s how to stretch your grocery dollar so you can get all the protein you can stomach without breaking the bank.

How to Get Shredded Like Michael B. Jordan in "Creed"

Our December 2015 cover star got seriously ripped to play Rocky Balboa's protégé. Here's how you can do the same.

Weider Principle: The Reverse Pyramid

On a given exercise, pick a weight for your first set that you can do for only 6–8 reps. Complete that set, then decrease weight for set 2 by 10–20% and complete 8–10 reps. Repeat the weight decrease for sets 3 and 4 so that you're doing 10-12 and 12-15 reps, respectively. Reverse pyramids can be used on virtually any exercise for any muscle group.

Big Ramy Trains Arms

The crucial thing for Ramy when working arms is to lock his elbow(s) in place from the first rep to the last. Cheating would allow him to hoist heavier weights, but it would also rob him of the control he wants to exert on his targeted muscles, and increase the odds of a strain or—worst yet—a tear.


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Longer & Stronger

Well, not really. Study after study proves what’s a relatively obvious fact: A greater range of motion produces greater gains in strength and hypertrophy. Repping through a longer range of motion, after all, means the muscles are under stress longer — otherwise known as time under tension — leading to not only greater amounts of muscle damage but also the resulting repair and growth.

Walk this Way for More Muscle

Farmer’s walks can be part of a legs or back day. If you really want to try something wild, do an entire strongman events day. Furthermore, farmer’s walks can aid in taking your physique and functionality to a fundamentally new level. For the bouncer at the king and stab honky tonk to the lady that wants to improve her tennis game, look no further than the farmer’s walk.

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No Weights, No Problem

No-weight calf raises can be done virtually anywhere. Stand barefoot with the balls of your feet on the edge of a step. Holding a rail for balance, rise up and down as far as possible on the balls of your feet. This exercise can also be performed on a flat surface, focusing on the contraction and relying on the strength of your feet and calves for balance. This can be done either standing or squatting. The latter method approximates seated calf raises and thus targets your soleus. Aim for at least 30 reps, squeezing hard during contractions. Another option is one-leg calf raises, performed by hooking one foot behind the opposite ankle and holding something sturdy for balance. By doubling the resistance of their two-leg brethren, one-leg calf raises require fewer reps.

So Now Kale is Bad For You?

This wasn’t some blog. It was a major magazine doing an even more major disservice. And they should be embarrassed for publishing this food-shaming post. Here’s why: Writing health content comes with a social responsibility. People will read this and instead of consulting with a nutritionist or doctor, they’ll treat it as gospel. Maybe not everyone, but enough people that it will impact eating behaviors in a very dangerous way. So if you’re unwilling to respect and acknowledge that responsibility then you just shouldn’t be creating health content.

Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show by Joe DeFranco on iTunes

I have been waiting for Joe D to put out a podcast for the longest time! And once again Joe has over delivered to his audience. The first show was jam-packed with so much info I can't imagine how good the rest of the shows will be. DeFranco is the most well rounded coach in the world so I expect lots of great training information for a wide range of athletes and washed up meatheads (Joe's term for former athletes) alike. He also has a knack for making things very simple and practical. Whether you're training for the NFL Combine, looking to improve your running form, or trying to get abs for the summer, this should be your #1 podcast. I could listen to this guy speak all day. Kudos coach D. Jon (DeFranco follower since 2006)

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What Exactly is "Training to Failure"?

In your books, you talk a lot about training to failure, but I’m having a tough time figuring out exactly what failure is for me. Is it when I can’t lift the weight for one more rep, or is it when I can’t use my muscles at all, even with assistance? Please explain.

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8 Cardio Workouts for the Guy Who Hates Cardio Workouts

Torch fat, build muscle, and boost endurance with these eight brutal cardio routines that don't suck.

Hitting All The Angles For Bigger Pecs

But there is one typical mistake that lifters sometimes make that perfectly illustrates the importance of arm angle, relative to your torso. Some trainees may end up turning a flat bench press into what is essentially a decline movement without even realizing it. That’s because they have strayed from the desired lift due to a pronounced arch in the back. This exaggeration in the back changes the angle of movement of the arm in relationship to the torso enough that the body’s motion during the lift is effectively changed from a flat bench into a slight decline.

Fast Food Won't Completely Destroy You

The results from this experiment showed that the athletes were able to do their workout just as quickly and efficiently after eating like a pig compared to throwing back energy cubes. As for the blood tests indicated that those who consumed fast food had higher levels of muscle glycogen than those who ate the more nutritious post-workout meal. There also wasn't a difference in insulin, glucose, cholesterol, or triglyceride levels, and the athletes didn't feel sick after packing away a greasy meal.

High Protein Healthier Nachos

Nachos don’t have to be a bad snack. In fact, they can be a protein loaded meal, if you make them the right way and are willing to make a few substitutions that maintain the taste but sacrifice some nutritional gut bombs (the type you don’t want). These are protein packed nachos. Perfect for a snack and always good for any sporting event.

Endurance Athletes Burn Twice as Much Fat on Low-Carb Diets

By measuring gas exchange repeatedly during the treadmill test, the researchers determined the athletes’ maximum oxygen intake to, in turn, measure their carb- and fat-burning rates. On average, the two groups didn’t really differ in how much oxygen they consumed or how much energy they exerted, but fat-burning rates during prolonged exercise were about twice as high in low-carb athletes than high-carb athletes (1.5 versus .67 grams per minute, respectively). And the average contribution of fat as fuel during the long-distance run was 88 percent and 56 percent, respectively.

Dead Simple: Add 100 Pounds to Your Deadlift

Power bodybuilding transcends lifting. It’s a philosophy. Any workouts I prescribe here need more than the right math to work properly. The caveat to all my programs is always the same: Unless you’re looking for a war when you go into the gym and you’re ready to attack the iron, it won’t work. This is doubly true for the off-season deadlift program I’ve got for you. You’re going to deadlift twice a week for four weeks, working up to 80% of your new target PR each time. After a deload in the fifth week, in which you’ll do some light lifting or other recreational physical activity, you’ll be primed to hit your new PR in Week 6. In addition to requiring a warrior’s mentality, this program demands that you eat a lot and get plenty of sleep to ensure proper recovery. Bear down and get after it. A 100-pound strength gain is just a few short weeks away.

No Carbs Required

You need two things to build muscle: protein and fat. That one’s pretty much a no-brainer, and no one in their right mind hopes to add slabs of muscle without downing plates of protein. Fat may not be at the forefront of thought for muscle gain, but it’s necessary, too—it’s the stuff that gives cells shape and structure. Carbs, however, do nothing structurally. They get converted to glycogen, which can be stored inside muscle tissue, but they’re not part of the muscle fiber. Yet, countless yams and cups of rice go down the gullet each day to promote muscle growth, and research from the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism shows that carbs don’t build muscle, but they speed up the process. That’s the whole point of battling with iron day-in and day-out: not only to grow slabs of muscle but also to layer on the fibers as quickly as possible. Carbs amplify our efforts under the bar.

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Bodyweight Workouts For Fat Loss: Do They Work?

By now, most of you know that high intensity interval training (the ever popular “HIIT”) is great for fat loss. But there are some rules for really making it work. You’ll read all about effective forms of HIIT lasting as short as 4 minutes (the Tabata method) and topping out around 15 minutes. The reasons being the workouts are effective because of the intensity and not the duration.

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Are You Really Overtraining? (Or Just A Little Sore)

If you’re concerned that you’re not recovering correctly, test your heart rate again. If your resting heart rate is significantly elevated, there’s a good chance you’re pushing too hard and need a break. Or, you can try HRV (such as the product by BioForce), which assesses your heart rate variability and provides biofeedback on your stress levels and recovery. It can indicate what days are best to push hard or back off. It’s new technology that makes it much easier to “listen to your body.”

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Get Symmetrical for More Muscle

Loaded carries are a very underused form of strength training. No other exercise transfers over into real life more than a loaded carry. No matter what our age or background is, at some point, we will have to pick up and carry heavy objects. The suit case carry mimics carrying a heavy load in one hand by our sides. You simply pick up a dumbbell or kettlebell that would be tough to carry for 40 meters, or so. The suit case carry helps improve core, oblique, upper-back and grip strength all in one. As you carry the load the key is to not favor one side. Instead, keep good posture and look as symmetrical as possible. 3 sets walking 40 meters or so each side.

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Workout Finisher: Build Bigger Shoulders

Add the following finisher to the end of your workout for a complete shoulder workout. Always finish your workout with some foam rolling and soft tissue work with either a foam roller or tennis ball to help increase blood flow and break up knots in muscle and connective tissue.

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