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There is always an alternative movement that can be done to train around injury, especially when a meet is coming up. This was my replacement to sumo deadlifts.

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What All Squatters Knee'd To Know!

So good, in fact, that you must do them. I don't care if you're a bodybuilder, a powerlifter or a ballerina. Ya gotta do them! The question is, how? The answer is, as safely as possible without losing any of the benefits! Sorta like drugs, no? The art and science of medicine dictates that while using drugs, you must minimize the risks while maximizing the benefits.

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Dynamik Muscle was spawned on the creation of an idea to see a dream manifest into reality. We all sit back and dream, some even make goals and outline a plan of action, but few follow through.  click to read more

How to Eliminate Love Handles, Man Boobs, or Jelly Belly | T Nation

You may be lean except for a noticeable round little belly that shakes when you laugh like a bowlful of...well, you know. Or you may look magazine-cover ready except for some maddening fat around the side of your waist. Maybe worst of all are the occasional flabby pecs, which, in your case, might be a charitable term for man boobs.

Tip: Wall Slides for Pain-Free Pressing | T Nation

To perform the slide, stand at a wall with your arms on the foam roller. Brace your core to prevent spinal extension, then lean into the roller as you slowly slide it up the wall. At the top, while keeping your chin tucked, slowly press your head underneath the roller to achieve maximal thoracic extension and shoulder flexion.

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Feel Tired Every Time I Train

Other profiles are much more at risk of neural overtraining from high intensity work. For example Acetylcholine-dominant people need to deload after 2 weeks of heavy weights training. So each 3rd week will need to have 40-50% less volume. Serrotonine-dominant people can't tolerate high intensity work at all and if they are to do it, it needs to be in very small dose.

Democracy isn't a spectator sport

Last night, at an event about redistricting reform efforts nationwide at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, I was asked about America's future. Here's my answer. Watch the full panel on redistricting reform, and get involved. Let's make sure that voters are picking the politicians instead of letting the politicians pick the voters. Let's hold Congress accountable. Here's the full video:

5 Easy Ways to Start Building Bigger Biceps

In addition, it can enhance muscle growth. Biceps are only maximally involved in the curl during the latter half of the range of motion (ROM). At the start of the curl, when the arm is fairly straight (180° angle at the elbow), the brachialis (deep muscle underneath the biceps) and brachioradialis (large forearm muscle on thumb side of arm) do most of the work lifting the weight up until the halfway point of the exercise, when the elbow angle is about 90°. The biceps do not do much of the lifting until just before this point and throughout the rest of the range of motion. When you load a bar with free weights you are limited to what the brachialis and brachioradialis can lift through the first half of the curl, which is often a lot less than what the biceps can lift from the halfway point and higher. This is why you can curl more on seated barbell curls, as discussed above. Using bands, however, allows you to start off with a lighter weight that gradually gets heavier the higher you curl it. This allows for maximal tension on the biceps when it counts and for maximal growth. You will feel this in the aching and burning of the biceps when doing curls with chains.

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Tip: Make Your Pull-Ups Stricter and Tougher | T Nation

If kipping your pull-ups is cheating, then this little trick is just the opposite. It'll make pull-ups even more challenging and keep your form tight.

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For advanced lifters who have been training progressively and consistently for more than five years, gains in mass are increasingly hard to come by. When you’ve used multiple methods, and all the conventional rep ranges, you can be lost when it comes to finding the next “level” up


When you work out, enormous amounts of circulating free fatty acids are driven into muscle cells for energy. However, during rest, incoming fatty acids are stored in the muscle cell as triglycerides for burning at a later time. As stated above, this action causes insulin resistance and contributes to decreased metabolism of fats and a reduced flow of nutrients into muscle cells. The paradox is that the body is trying to help supply your muscles with an extra energy source, namely fat; however, this buildup results in reduced burning of those fats, even when you are engaged in routine workout protocols. Regrettably, many resistance-training individuals experience this Catch-22, but don’t quite make the connection. Accordingly, the researchers in the study above at Columbia University state that this anomaly can be countered by increased metabolic enzyme activity. Subjects in their trial saw significant improvement in their metabolic profile (reduced insulin resistance and fat deposition), via increased activity of metabolic enzymes. Other studies of this phenomenon show that the inclusion of supplemental enzymes also enhances substrate (a substance acted upon by an enzyme) delivery to muscle tissues, as well as an increase in the nutrient storage capacity of muscle tissue.


The Italian researchers exposed gonadotropin-releasing hormone, a substance secreted by the hypothalamus that triggers insulin release, to high levels of glucose. The glucose blunted the amount of gonadotropin-releasing hormone that was secreted, thus limiting testosterone production. The level of glucose in the blood used in the test was roughly equal to what someone might experience if they binged on rapidly absorbed carbohydrates. If someone has poor insulin sensitivity and goes overboard on sugary carbs, they can easily reach the range of blood glucose that begins to inhibit testosterone production.

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02/02/2017 – London Real – Dorian Yates ‘Inside The Shadow’ BAFTAs

Dorian also opens up about his life after Bodybuilding and how he went through a mentally challenging time. Again, this is something you need to watch to understand and feel his connection to it. One of the important focus points Dorian is trying to make through the London Real interviews, is what he calls ‘The Domino Effect’. Simply put, this is when you share positive vibes with others and they then go and pass that on to others. It’s a very simple concept, so why do people struggle to do this…

Reduce Your Heart Attack Risk by Eating Breakfast

The researchers found that those who regularly eat breakfast have a lower risk of heart disease, and that the estimated 20–30% of people who skip a morning meal are more likely to be obese and have diabetes. The studies they looked at also suggested that eating earlier in the day is better for heart health, and that the body’s metabolism is more dynamic when the sun is out, which is when food and nutrients are better processed by the body. They also noticed a connection between intermittent fasting—every other day or 1–2 times a week—and weight loss in the short term.

On Trial: Sprinting vs. Slow and Steady

Sprinting for only 6–9 minutes per week doubled the amount of fat subjects burned off compared to those who were doing slow-and-steady cardio for 90–180 minutes per week. The slow-and-steady group did up to 30 times more exercise per week, but only lost half the amount of bodyfat. Sprinting is the clear winner due to the better results and the reduced amount of time you need to devote to it.

Rob's 2017 Contest Prep Thread

@julenissen - Thank you for following along! Interesting question about the creativity and composing. It wasn't affected earlier on when I started dieting and cardio October/November, but it is starting to affect me more, specifically if I'm not well rested, which happens more and more as the prep continues. Especially as a composer of primarily original music, lack of creativity/mental energy is a serious problem. It was an extreme challenge last year while prepping and also teaching full time, waking up at 4:45 every morning for cardio before work. Fortunately this year, now that I'm home writing full time, I have the ability to counteract that with naps as needed, and lately I've been "sleeping in." I typically wake up with my wife at 6am to do the morning routine, she goes to work and I head upstairs. She's a morning person, I'm not, my body hates waking up at that hour, no matter what. This past week I slept until 8am, and felt much better mentally and was able to crank out a lot of music. So, I'll probably wind up waking up later more consistently to be able to stay as creative and energized as possible.

5 Reasons Your Pullup Sucks

The Reverse Ladder Pullup: Total 10 pullups per set using a combination of positive (concentric) reps and negative (eccentric) reps. To perform an eccentric rep, assist yourself (using a box or step) to the top position, or just jump up. Then slowly lower yourself to a dead hang. Aim for a five-second descent. If you can, complete two rounds.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Bodybuilding King of Supersets!

We've included for you Schwarzenegger's chest/back and biceps/triceps superset workouts. Since we don't recommend jumping righ into these grueling routines, we suggest that you modify them by knocking three sets off each exercise to start. After two weeks, add one set to each exercise per week until you've reached Schwarzenegger's full routines. Once you've gotten to that level, stick with each program for no more than eight weeks. Then return to standard single-bodypart training for eight weeks. This way, your body won't adapt to one particular style and grow complacent. This technique, known as the Weider Muscle Confusion Training Principle, was also one of the Oak's favorites, and with his record of success to back him up, you might consider trying it as well. - FLEX

Primary Leg Training

The following details my primary leg workout from this past Wednesday night at Kirkland Gold’s Gym.  The workout was based somewhat on a program by my coach, John Meadows.  I was fortunate enough to have my youngest and middle daughters – Julia and Lauren – join Christina and I for this workout.  I was fighting a head cold, but I’m too stubborn to miss a leg workout so here is what I did…

The Best Full Shoulder Workout Routine

Just about every Muscle & Fitness reader knows that to  build cannonball delts , you need to start with heavy presses followed by an isolation exercise for each of the three deltoid heads. Astute readers even cycle the order in which they train each deltoid head from one workout to the next, knowing that the move that comes first will be trained harder as energy levels and focus are higher earlier in the workout. This workout takes that training philosophy one step further for hardcore gains. After a pair of  compound moves , you'’ll do two shoulder exercises back-to-back for the targeted deltoid head (Shoulder Workout No. 1 focuses on the front head, Workout No. 2 the middle and Workout No. 3 the rear delt head). The first of the "focused delt" moves is done just slightly heavier than what you may be accustomed to for three sets of eight reps, followed by a machine move where you just have to push a weight, not balance it,— for that same delt head. You'’ll also be doing drop sets on each set of the machine move. Finish off with exercises for each of the remaining delt heads done for straight sets, and don'’t forget to rotate workouts next time you train shoulders.

Gut-Check Workouts: The routine to prepare for a major food coma

If you know you're going to eat yourself into oblivion, do damage control with a fat-burning metabolic routine like this one.

How Not To Start Your Workout

If your lower back is highly fatigued, good luck keeping it in ideal position when you're attempting to do heavy bent-over rows, deadlifts, or even squats. What was already a weak link may become a weaker one, compromising both the weight you can use and the number of reps you complete, not to mention the increased risk of rounding your back.

Top 10 Fat Burners for 2017

The customers have spoken. Based on customer repurchases and feedback as well as customer experience reports from our Pro Support Team, we have compiled the best of the best to help you obtain superior sculpted tone and high energy. The Top 10 Fat Burners for 2017 is finally here. Proceed with caution – extreme shredding ahead.

How to choose the best glasses according to your face shape

What to Look For : Lucky you—with this face shape, you can get away with almost any style. If you’re not sure where to start, try some of the trendier styles that can be tricky for other face shapes: “Look for oversized styles, wraparounds and rectangle plastics,” suggests Jill Walters, VP of product for Sunglass Hut.

Food Trends: What to Eat in 2017

Weightlifters have emphasized the benefits of a healthy diet for years, and now a major slice of the U.S. population is following suit. According to Liz Moskow, the culinary director of Sterling-Rice Group, who cultivated this list of trends, more and more consumers are demanding transparency and want to know precisely what they’re eating, whether it’s to build a better physique, nourish their brain, or simply live a longer, healthier life.

Muscle detailing: The core workout for abs that pop

For 2-3 weeks, couple up a large muscle group (legs, back, chest) with a smaller muscle group (shoulders, arms, abs) or a push and a pull. Shoot for 1 day of rest between workouts. Cycle back onto your regular programming after the 2-3 weeks are up. Rest 30 seconds or less between sets.

6 Exercises That Need Excellent Form

Form Points: Plant your feet firmly on the ground about shoulder-width apart, or slightly wider, depending on the “style” of deadlift you are performing. Grab the bar with either a double overhand grip, or a combination over/under grip. Note: If you prefer an under/over grip, it may be best to switch hands set-to-set or workout-to-workout to avoid over-pulling on just one bicep repeatedly. I also recommend the use of wrist wraps to take some of the strain off of the forearm extensors and flexors. Bend the knees to almost 90 degrees and bend at the hips so the chest is over the bar and the torso is parallel to the ground. Begin your pull by driving through the feet, then contract the quads, glutes, hips and lower back to smoothly, but forcefully, get the bar from the ground to near the top of the lift. To straighten the torso completely, you will thrust the hips forward, tighten the glutes, lift the traps and then retract the shoulder blades. From this tightly-locked standing position, carefully reverse the process as you lower the bar back to the floor. Begin the next rep from a c

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7 Exercises to Work Your Legs to Exhaustion

Strength Coach Mark Rippetoe best sums up the importance of squats and why they work your legs to exhaustion, “There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that provides the level of central nervous activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full squat.”

Bigger, Broader, Stronger Shoulders

play a crucial role onstage by helping to create the illusion of a smaller waist and enhance the coveted V-taper. Offstage, broad shoulders create a more commanding presence and are recruited for virtually every upper-body compound movement. Overdevelopment or underdevelopment of your deltoids is common when attention isn’t given to all three heads: anterior (front), medial (side), and posterior (rear). Aside from being a glaring flaw in your physique—it doesn’t take a bodybuilding judge to spot it—weak shoulders will hold you back from making gains in other areas, such as the bench press and other pressing movements.

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Finding Happiness

Throughout high school, I never dated anyone. So it would have been easy to consider a loner, introvert, or even ugly. In my early and mid 20s, I didn’t make much money, and you could have considered me unsuccessful or without direction. And for much of my life, I struggled to understand why my own perception of myself differed from the one the world created for me.

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Leg Training Tip From The Rock

"This is a motherf*cker, but challenge and push yourself... One triple drop for your final set. Remove one plate every 25 reps. 75 reps total. Continue on w/ the rest of your leg training - squats (or hacks), lunges, curls and extensions.

Carbs to Muscle

Eating multiple daily meals leads to greater glycogen storage with less fat storage. For example, if you eat 450 grams (g) of carbohydrates daily divided among three meals, your body will digest those carbs in 150 g increments. Some will head toward muscles to make muscle glycogen, and some will be stored as fat. Splitting the same daily amount evenly among six meals (75 g per meal) will take away from their ability to uptick fat storage, leaving more for muscle glycogen. The result of splitting the same number of carbs among six meals a day is greater glycogen storage for better growth and fewer carbs stored as bodyfat.

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A great example of this is using Carnipure as the source of l-carnitine. Other forms of carnitine are very popular in supplements, but usually that is because they are less expensive to incorporate. L-Carnitine L-Tartrate found in carnipure however is the only form of carnitine demonstrated to support recovery, decrease muscle soreness, supports performance, and increase androgen receptor density in muscle cells*. Is it more expensive than some other forms of Carnitine? Yes. Could we ‘get by’ on some of our claims using other forms of carnitine that were not used in clinical research? Absolutely. Would we feel good about it? Absolutely not. That’s why in every Carbon product you will only find the highest quality, clinically backed ingredients, so that you can be sure that you are getting the most effective, science based, products on the market*.

Plazma™ Brutal Workout Formula for Enhanced Growth & Recovery - Biotest

Plazma™ contains a unique blend of fast-acting di- and tripeptides that produce biological activities and effects in muscle for performance, growth and recovery that go far beyond other proteins and amino acids. The formula also contains a special carbohydrate complex that in addition to increasing metabolic rate, drives the formula's di- and tripeptides and other key nutrients into muscle cells to the point of creating a high-performance effect.

Top 5 Assistance Exercises for the Bench Press

Casey would do extremely heavy pullover/tricep extensions. With the bar on the ground behind his head, he would pullover the weight and then do a tricep extension. Casey would perform 5-6 sets of 3-5 reps. His best in this lift was 365 lbs. for 3 reps!

Why do my teeth hurt when I run?

But aching teeth mid-run could also be a sign of a few different health concerns, Laubmeier warns. For one, the pain could be early signs of a sinus infection. In many people, the roots of the upper teeth protrude into the maxillary sinuses, the largest sinus cavities located below the cheeks and on the sides of your nose. “If the sinus lining is irritated or infected, then the nerves entering the roots of the teeth can be as well,” he explains. “Then, when the feet make an impact with the ground, the nerves of the teeth can be stimulated and cause a sharp pain.”

Build an Impressive Midsection with Chiseled Obliques

For a really impressive midsection, you need not only chiseled abs but also carved-out external obliques (the muscle fibers that run diagonally downward from your sides). An exercise that we recommend might surprise you: the crunch. To hit the obliques, you must crunch with a lot of speed. These are what FLEX calls power crunches . One study found that crunches done explosively used more oblique muscle fibers. To do power crunches, lie on your  back with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent. Crunch up as quickly and explosively as possible using your abs and obliques and return to the floor in a slow, controlled manner.

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