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Train For Veins: 6 Ways To Boost Vascularity

You're not a bodybuilder unless you have those pipe-like veins coursing through your body. Here's how to dial in your training, nutrition, and supplementation to be that guy.

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The Curse by Cobra Labs at Bodybuilding.com - Best Prices on The Curse!

Warnings: The Curse is extremely powerful, so always assess your tolerance with a single scoop and do not use for more than five out of seven consecutive days or use before bedtime. Contains caffeine. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. You may experience harmless short term skin tingles. The Curse is only intended to be used by healthy adults 18 years of age or older. Consult with your health care professional before using this product if you are using any prescription or over the counter medication or if you have any pre-existing medical condition including but not limited to: high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke, heart, liver, kidney or thyroid disease, seizure disorder, psychiatric disease, diabetes, difficulty in urinating, prostate enlargement or if you are taking a MAOI (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor). Do not use with any other medication, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine (ingredients found in certain allergy, asthma, cough or cold, and weight control products).

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Knock Them On Their Asses | T Nation

The bench press and deadlift both usually happen pretty slowly, at least with heavy weights. But anything that happens on the football field needs to happen fast. And when training, how fast you move is even more important than HOW you move. As it turns out, strength built at low speeds has little correlation to the strength that can be displayed at high speeds.

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Tip: The Protein Solution | T Nation

Can you lose fat and build muscle at the same time? Yes, science says. And the key is protein. Check this out.

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Kris Gethin's High-Volume Shoulder Builder

However, when you make big changes, stick with them for at least three months to see if they work for you. When you make wholesale changes to your training frequently, it's hard to pinpoint exactly what's working. You'll never know for sure if you keep swapping things around all the time. Ask yourself, "Did I get a better pump? Did I get a better mind-muscle connection? Did I see more development Am I getting stronger?" If the answer is "no" over time, then go on to something else.

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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.

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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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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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Row to Grow

Rowing motions give your back depth and thickness. The way I look at it is that the chinup (which starts of every back routine I do, and for which I do the most sets of any back exercise) tends to work the back from the outside in. In other words, it hits mainly the muscles on the edges of the back just under the armpits, which are primarily the outer-upper aspect of the latissimus dorsi muscles. On the other hand, a row tends to focus the stress from the inside out, punishing those cords of muscle that make up your mid- and upper-inner back muscles, which include not only the inner portions of the latissimus dorsi, but also muscles like the erectors, teres, and rhomboids.

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Tip: The Juice That Boosts Athletic Performance | T Nation

Didn't it seem that the bodybuilders of yesteryear had bigger chests? (We're talking chest circumference here and not pec size, mind you.) Ellington thinks so and he knows why - it was all due to the all-but-lost art of ribcage expansion.

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Dynamik Muscle | Kai Greene

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

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Tip: How Instagram Makes You Fat | T Nation

Bodybuilders do it. Figure competitors do it. Action stars do it. And they're all sending the wrong message.

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Tip: Two New Ways to Strengthen Your Core | T Nation

Use these two exercises as a progression from the ab wheel. The videos don't do them justice. You've got to try them to understand it.

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Biolayne | The official website of Dr. Layne Norton

Although it may not be noticeable, our ankle mobility could be limiting our squat. Learn how to get your ankles mobile, and out of the way for a perfect squat.

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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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Hannah Jeter Sizzles in 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017' Shoot

Hannah Jeter—yes, Derek Jeter's wife—will appear in the  2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue , returning for the fifth time. But this one's a bit more significant. This time, the beauty was shot just weeks after learning she's pregnant with her first child, according to  SI.com .

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Big, Strong Arms

How to build a set of major guns.

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Tip: The Motorcycle Row for Bigger Lats | T Nation

Simply stand in front of a seated row machine and grab the bar. Bend forward at the waist, as if you're on a crotch rocket. Keeping that same low position, row to about the bellybutton area. Really stretch the lats at the bottom portion of the movement, using the full range of motion. No half reps!

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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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25 new Valentine’s Day date ideas

Yes, Valentine’s Day is cheesy and blown out of proportion, and your love should be expressed every day of the year—but if you don’t plan a proper date on February 14th, you will most certainly be in the doghouse (no matter how much she says it’s not a big deal). So get over how ridiculous the day is and listen up: Any guy can make a reservation at a nice restaurant. V-Day is not just about love, but about your specific love (or like, if you’re not quite there with your S.O.). That means you need to tailor the date to what is right for your relationship —both the unique experiences you’ve had together as well as how committed you are to one another (there is most certainly a difference between “I like you but we just met” dates and “I will love you forever” dates).

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Blast Your Shoulders

Erik Fankhouser's 3 week shoulder training program for "House"-sized delts.

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11 reasons you're not losing fat

If you don’t track what you eat, you’re hurting your fat loss. Food journals reveal exactly what’s going into your body and what you need to change to improve things. It’ll also increase awareness to help you stay accountable and make better food choices. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that “all of the 15 studies that focused on dietary self-monitoring found significant associations between self-monitoring and weight loss.” If writing in a journal is too tedious, take pictures with your smartphone and start a photo journal.

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Live It, Love It

A great thing was the pace of my progress, and the time I allotted to it was of my own making. That’s what I urge each FLEX reader to do. Set your own goals, apportion the correct time to work for those goals and then enjoy! I can think of no better way to embrace life than to bodybuild. The act of building and strengthening one’s muscles through training and sound eating habits is an affirmation of the miracle of the human body itself. Ways to do that are abundant in the pages of FLEX. In this month’s issue, for instance, we have a feature on Mark Dugdale and Troy Alves training for a classic V-taper physique; an article on the lowdown on which supplements will boost the effects of a lowcarb diet; and the continuation of the Brute Strength Program and its radical approach to muscle and power gains.

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Back To The Basics: The Reeves Deadlift

Named after 1947 Mr. America and 1950 Mr. Universe winner Steve Reeves, the Reeves deadlift has you grip the plates instead of a barbell. This challenges your traps and forearms and provides more range of motion in your hips and knees compared with a standard deadlift. Using light weight will also produce less joint stress.

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Eligibility:  The Bodybuilding.com Twitter contest (the “Contest”) is open to Twitter members who are eighteen (18) years of age and older at the time of entry (“Contestant”). Membership and enrollment in Twitter are free. Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Samoa, Guam, the US Virgin Islands and any other U.S. territories and protectorates, and individuals with an APO or FPO military address). Contestants may not be members of any guild, union, or other organization that may prohibit them from participating in this Contest and that would restrict, require due payment or otherwise have the right to oppose such Contestant’s participation in this Contest. Employees, contractors, members, and agents of Bodybuilding.com, LLC, Liberty Media Corporation (and companies owned by Liberty Media Corporation), and members of their immediate family (including spouses, parents, siblings, children, and their respective spouses) and persons living in the same household with any such individual are ineligible. In order to be eligible, Contestant must follow these Rules.

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Train Heavy or Go Home

Scientists tested the “training balls-to-the-wall” theory by comparing it to a mixed training system that included both heavy and lightweights. Subjects were divided into two groups: a combined training group (heavy and light training) and a normal group (heavy training only). For the first six-week block, both groups performed a standardized training program. For the remaining four weeks, the groups performed different training programs: The combined group performed five sets of 90% of 1RM with three minutes of rest between sets, plus one set at 50% of 1RM. The normal group performed just five sets of 90% of 1RM with three minutes of rest between sets. The only difference between the two programs was the addition of a single set at 50% of 1RM after the main sets, which was completed until muscular failure.

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Epic Olympia Showdown: COLEMAN vs. CUTLER, 2003

Ronnie Coleman wins his sixth consecutive Mr. Olympia title and his fourth at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, showing what one observer described as "muscles on muscles" - a bigger, tighter, better Ronnie than ever before, which is what he needed to defeat a lineup of top stars all hungry for his title.

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10 Ways to Fight Fat: Training

Don’t get stuck in a rut with the same exercises and weights. Expect that after 4-6 weeks, your body will have adjusted and will be starving for something new. Aim to make incremental increases to your weight loads, try new exercises, shorten rest periods, incorporate advanced techniques like supersets, change from barbells to dumbbells…anything to keep your body guessing and improving. Lifting weights is one area where adaptation is not a desirable result.

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Avoid These Six Mistakes In the Gym

Considering those six rules, here’s an important caveat: just because someone at your gym, or even a pro bodybuilder like me, tells you to do something, that’s no reason to follow his every move. Analyze the advice you receive as you apply it to yourself, and don’t follow a routine or diet endlessly if you’re not seeing tangible results. That’s not to say you should haphazardly switch directions at every sign of a plateau — far from it. But be ready to tweak your approach while evaluating its effects.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - You want to tell the world about your big ideas and you're in a perfect position to know your subject inside and out. Your high-minded ideals are funneled into your social space today, and it seems like everyone is all ears. The radiant Sun and boisterous Jupiter team up to magnify your oratory skills, sending you surfing on a wave of confidence. However, you might come across as overbearing or condescending if you are too self-righteous in your presentation. Preaching to the choir is a waste of time when you could ask them to sing with you instead.

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5 Methods to Progress Your Workouts

A common set and rep scheme used for building size and strength is 5x5, made popular by Bill Starr. For example, say you bench press 225 pounds for 5 sets of 5. The next time you do this workout, try to perform 6 reps per set with 225 lb. If your reps end up looking like this: 6, 6, 5, 5, 4, keep working at this weight until you're able to complete all 5 sets of 6. Once you're able to complete 5x6, work your way up to 5x7. This progression works great up to 5 sets of 10.

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The Top 20 Answers to the #1 Training Question: How Can I get Huge?

The Top 20 Answers to the #1 Training Question: How Can I get Huge?

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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.

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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

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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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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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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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The Anabolic Window

There is much more to consider when analyzing the research on the anabolic window. Nevertheless, after painting such a skeptical picture, when all evidence is considered as a whole, there is still enough to believe that there is in fact an anabolic window. As a general rule, you should take in .4–.5g protein/kg of body weight immediately after training. It’s true, as with most other aspects of training, that the newer you are to the game the faster your gains are going to come. Nevertheless, if there is anything that I can do, no matter how slight a benefit it may provide, I’m going to do it. If that means chugging down 40g of whey after every workout, even for just a small boost in growth, I’m going to do it. – FLEX

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The 10 best workout challenges to put your body to the test

Let's put whatever workout routines you're following to the side right now—it's time for a challenge or break from the typical grind. These one-off workouts will test your muscular strength and endurance, and push you past pain thresholds. Sound a little too intense? That's OK. Take on each workout at your pace, focus on your form, and gradually make progress. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or workout-lunatic we're got a challenge to fit your abilities.

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Get Bigger Quads With Classic Exercises

Unique exercises have their place in any program, but many people focus on them too much when they should really be stressing rep ranges, volume, intensity, and frequency with basic moves. Work harder to understand and manipulate these variables, while placing less emphasis on esoteric exercises, and you’re bound to see shocking results. The workout below represents “multi-rep range training,” with strength training rep ranges on squats, hypertrophy ranges on leg presses and lunges, and high reps on extensions to finish it off.

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The 5 Keys To A Rock-Solid Vegetarian Diet

There's a lot more to following a healthy vegetarian diet than just "eating vegetables." Without that big hunk of meat on your plate, you need to put some basic building blocks in place to get all the nutrients you need.

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