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Rory McIlroy Trains To Be Stronger Than His Critics

Once upon a time, golfers were considered anything but athletic. Nowadays, the top pros fill out a golf shirt while dazzling on the green. Are they setting themselves up to fail?

Dallas McCarver Reaching a Deadlift Goal of 800lbs+

Having set an off-season goal of deadlifting over 800lbs, IFBB Pro bodybuilder Dallas McCarver & trainer Matt Jansen have focused on different back training methods. Watch a few of them in this video & see how they have paid off with an 845lb lift.

Hidetada Yamagishi 3 Week Out Quad Workout - Arnold Classic 2016

IFBB Pro bodybuilder Hidetada Yamagishi gets in a Quad workout at Gold's Gym Venice, 3 weeks out from the 2016 Arnold Classic. In this video, he talks about the package he will be bringing to the Arnold, his new trainer, his thoughts on the posing being scored & more.

Watch Norman Reedus Slay Hoverboard-Riding Zombies

Reedus appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to chat about 'The Walking Dead,' his fans, and his new film 'Triple 9.'

Conor McGregor Will Face Nate Diaz at UFC 196

The Notorious will have to move up two weight classes for the bout, and he doesn't care.

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How Much Rest is Best?

You need rest to grow. Sleep and time away from the gym are essential to the process of repairing the muscle tissue you damage by lifting weights. No matter who you are, there’s no way around this fact. But how much rest you need is a question that’s dogged exercise scientists for years. Now a new study from Japan suggests that a 12-day deconditioning period, in which no training at all is done, can help resensitize anabolic signals within your muscles-signals that can become desensitized to weight training stimuli over time.

6 Best Intermediate Chest Workouts For Building Muscle!

After the barbell bench press, do the dumbbell press on an adjustable bench so you can slightly raise the angle to a very modest incline. In addition, use a Hammer Strength chest press, but sit crosswise on the machine rather than straight on, allowing you to push across your body, which works your middle-chest fibers in a fashion they're not accustomed to. You'll do these one arm at a time before finishing off with a single-joint exercise for the middle pecs to chase that muscle pump.

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The No-Situp Ab Workout

When you think of ab exercises , the first one that usually comes to mind is the situp. While the situp is OK when performed properly, there's other options that place less strain on the neck, spine, and lower back, especially for people who spend countless hours sitting or working at a computer. "Spinal flexion," which basically means you sit in a hunched crunched position for too long, is similar to a situp, and over time, can cause numerous problems including poor posture, pain, and decreased performance.

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I Only work with Coaches who have honesty and integrity. Move forward ONLY if you fit this criteria. Underground Strength Coach is more than just a certification. We are an organization, an association of Strength Coaches, a family of Coaches who “live the code”, giving others our absolute best services with quality, honesty and integrity. If you can not live by our “USC Code of Ethics” you are NOT welcome to attend our certification and become part of The USC Organization.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Vacuum Pose

These days, it seems almost nobody does the vacuum anymore. Shawn Ray used to vacuumup  when hitting his front double-biceps pose. More recently, Richard Jones has done the same. But that's about it. Why has a posing technique that was once practically mandatory within bodybuilding now such a rarity? I suppose that with the increased bodyweights of competitors come bigger midsections and, as a result, less ability to suck up into a vacuum.

7 Rules of Being a Great Workout Partner

Forget about the dumbbells , kettlebells , Olympic weightlifting platforms, pull-up bars, cross trainers and even your lucky deadlifting t-shirt. The most important piece of ‘equipment’ in the entire gym is that guy standing above you on the bench press, making sure you don’t decapitate yourself while going for a new PR. That’s right, a great workout partner can motivate you, keep you accountable, push you harder and keep you from killing yourself. But with great power comes great responsibility. Here are the key traits that make for a great workout partner.

Sagittarius Horoscope for Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - You might get into an unexpected squabble today with a coworker or family member who tries to talk you into doing something that you don't want to do. You can even exchange some harsh words if things get heated, but ultimately your actions will speak louder and clearer than anything you could possibly say. If you feel the need to express your feelings now, allow your behavior to reveal what's in your heart and let the chips fall where they may.

Bad Shoulders or Low Testosterone?

Which format is better? First, consider that because people have such busy schedules today, they sometimes skip the last few exercises in their workouts. If structural balance is a major concern for you, perform these exercises first. To show you why, I’ll tell you about a woman I trained years ago who broke the world record in the bench press. Before she broke that record, I determined that weakness in the muscles that externally rotated her shoulders was affecting her strength. To correct this structural imbalance, I had her perform workouts in which she performed rotator cuff exercises before she bench pressed.

Growth Surge

Some supplements, when taken in large doses for a short period, might be just the thing for blasting through that plateau. Combining the following ingredients at the prescribed doses for one full week could give your muscles everything they are asking for and then some. Instead of the usual beat-down tactics, you’re taking an alternative route to the same end by jacking up your power and energy while igniting your growth triggers. It’s an opportunity to get back on the path to huge, which isn’t such a stellar word for Scrabble players, but it is a kick-ass word for bodybuilders.

Contest Prep Coaches

Just about every top Olympian has a contest prep coach to help him stay on track. Some people may think it’s pointless, but a new study proves what many bodybuilders already know— contest prep coaches can help you pack on mass.

20 Numbers Every Weightlifter Should Know

Knowledge is power. We give you 20 numbers every guy should know to get the most out of their weightlifting.

The 12 Most Common Fitness Mistakes Guys Make

Fix it: Instead of busting out the calculator app on your iPhone to add up all that poundage, ease up and focus on the quality of the movement instead, Holland suggests. “Keep in mind that gains happen during the eccentric (stretch) portion of the lift—plus you’ll be less likely to injure yourself.” Use a two-second up (concentric) and five-second down/stretch (eccentric) focus so you control the weight the entire way—and use a weight that works within this range for you.

One-Dimensional Attack

Here, we rehabilitate the reputation of “one” with 10 unilateral exercises you probably aren’t doing so you can take a “one-sided” approach for better gains.

Strategic Exercise Pairing for More Size

This training method involves a giant set of three exercises and combines both pre-exhaust and post-exhaust training methods. You may be familiar with the post-exhaust training method. Basically, it involves a compound exercise followed by an isolation exercise.  An example of this is a chin up paired with a straight-arm press down (to further fatigue the lats) or biceps curl (to further fatigue the guns). The idea behind this method of training is to further fatigue the major or minor muscle group involved in the compound exercise.

8 At-Home Workouts Under 10 Minutes to Help You Lose Weight and Build Muscle

Most of us have the option of going to the gym at two points in the day: before work, or after work. Both of these timeframes are peak hours which means the crowd factor is at a 10. Locker rooms, crowded. Showers, crowded. Dumbbell rack, crowded. Benches, crowded... and sweaty. You get the point. Your mood is affected, your workouts suffer, and results can dwindle. Not to mention, everyone looks at you like you're a jerk because you're trying to do a superset or a circuit.

Best Grips for Big Lats

A comprehensive study comparing three different grips for lat pulldowns.

Off-Season Cardio is "A Must" for Bodybuilders

Why bodybuilders should keep doing cardio in the off-season

Why Running Does Not (Always) Burn Fat

What happens when weight loss stops? You do more cardio. Here are 5 reasons why that might not be your best approach. “My body just can’t lose weight.” The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.  “If you knew. If you knew how hard I’ve been working. You’d understand. You’d...

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Q: Right now my main goal is to burn bodyfat while keeping as much of the muscle I built over the winter intact. I do my cardio on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. A trainer at my gym told me not to eat for about two hours after I’m done to keep burning more bodyfat. After one week of doing that, I feel as if my muscles look smaller and flatter and that I’m losing all that I worked so hard to gain. Do I just need to be patient?

What Type of Strength Training is Best for You?

If you want to bulk up and get huge, CrossFit  wouldn't be the best form of strength training for you. If you're a beginner and just looking to get in shape and shed fat, you probably wouldn't jump straight into Olympic lifting. That's because one of the biggest keys in fitness is matching your goals to the form of training you do. So, that guy who wants to bulk up would look to bodybuilding, and our beginner should look to build a good base with bodyweight training. To help you match your fitness objectives to the ideal workout, we talked to experts to bring you this list of seven different types of strength training. Click through to find the type that's best for you. But remember: It's also important to switch it up regularly. One way to do that is to vary the mode of strength program every couple of months.  All too often, people get set in their gym-going ways, using the same techniques and routines week after week. “We know that the body adapts to an exercise stimulus after a period of time, and following the same program for too long can lead to plateaus, which kill results,” says Pete McCall, MS, CSCS, and an expert with the American Council on Exercise.

Get Stronger: 2 Ways to Boost Your Deadlift

Are you still stuck at the same number you have been at for the last year? Frustrated that despite visiting the gym religiously day in and day out you just can't seem to get stronger? If so, we have the solution to your problem. This week, we'll take a look at two ways to increase your deadlift with Jason Phillips . Incorporate the following assistance work into your program and start setting new PRs!

Top 10 Best Chest Exercises

Fact: You could design a whole chest regimen out of nothing but dumbbells and a bench, and over the course of time build a strong, solid, formidable chest. Fact: Because of that, you could arguably rate the dumbbell bench press a lot higher than fifth. But let’s put the quibbles and contrivances of a “ranking” aside for a second and give this exercise the props it deserves. It offers a full range of motion and a direct line of resistance for the pecs, and it doesn’t let a weaker pec compensate for a stronger one during the push phase.

Blow Up Your Forearms in Four Weeks

Sure, every guy wants to get a sculpted six-pack for the summertime. But when winter comes and all those long-sleeved shirts come out, all that hard work goes undercover. Fortunately, you can always roll up your sleeves—and that means showing off your sculpted forearms. They're one of the few muscle groups that get attention year-round, and since they’re all anybody will be able to see for the fall and winter seasons (without getting to know you better first), it makes sense to invest in them.


“I make sure that the day prior I have taken in enough carbs [3-4 grams per pound of bodyweight] to increase my muscle glycogen levels,” Cutler explains. A’s all the food you eat the day before that'’s going to give you energy the day after. Your diet has to be in check 24 hours before a workout.

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4 Moves to Build Monstrous Traps

It's winter, and that means more layers, baggier clothes and looser fits. But everyone needs to look a little larger than they are, and a good way to show off your body is with bigger traps, especially when it's cold outside. Here are four moves you must use to blast your traps.

The Do's and Dont's of Training With a Cold

With winter still in full force, the chances of you catching a cold are fairly good. And if and when you do, you may wonder if it's a good idea to work out or use it as an excuse to take it easy.

The Top 20 Meat Proteins

Chicken breasts are the classic lean muscle-building protein. Don’t get stuck in the monotony of eating them bland and baked day in and day out, though. You can shred cooked chicken breast with two forks and toss it in a vinegar-based/East Carolina style BBQ sauce for a brand new flavor without a ton of extra calories. Another option is tossing a couple chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag with balsamic vinegar and fresh

Salt Shake Up

You might think sodium is bad for a bodybuilder because it causes water retention. Plus, no less than the Institute of Medicine and the American Heart Association tell you that the less salt and sodium you have in your diet, the better. Here’s the problem with accepting every report from mainstream media groups: they don’t take into account the needs of hardcore bodybuilders.

The Secret to Their Success

To stay at the top of her game, Wilkins goes hard and lifts heavy. “I do anywhere from five to six exercises for each bodypart, and I do single-bodypart splits,” she says. “My main focus is legs and glutes and shoulders and back. I’ll hit my back twice a week because I want to make sure my back stays wide enough to balance out my legs. I also want to keep my shoulders nice and round because as you get leaner, you want to keep the fullness.” In addition, she runs every morning for time instead of distance. If she needs to up her cardio, she throws in some high-intensity interval training and sprints. She allows herself one total rest day — no training, nothing. And no matter what, she gets seven or eight hours of sleep a night. 

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Fast Forward Your Gains with the Reverse Squat

Before diving into the focus exercise, let’s take a look at what happens during the tire flip. There are very good reasons why it’s an old-school strongman favorite. You start in a deep squat position, calling into play your arms, upper body and legs as you pull and press almost simultaneously. All the weight of the tire is in front of you throughout the exercise, and by the end of it you feel the stress from head to toe. It’s a favorite among strongmen because it’s basically a deadlift, curl, squat and incline press all rolled up in one. It’s primarily a deadlift because you begin each rep from a dead stop. With your body in the deep squat position, you’re actually performing a squat in reverse, or a “reverse movement.”

Raise Your Reps to Reap New Muscle

Rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to your training. It’s true that a moderate rep range should be your mainstay for building size, but if you’ve been training for awhile, you need a more extreme approach now and then to shock your muscles into new gains .

Are Deadlifts and Squats Mandatory?

Plus, both of them are posterior-chain dominant, meaning they really work the muscles in your backside—your hamstrings, glutes, back muscles, and spinal stabilizers—the muscles that allow you to jump higher and run faster, says Tony Gentilcore, C.S.C.S., co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance training centers in Massachusetts and Florida. And if you want to put on size, even if it’s not in your legs (although it should be; chicken legs do no guy any favors), having a strong base is vital to moving more metal during virtually any upper-body exercise, says Gentilcore, who notes that both moves can correct many postural imbalances (thanks, 9-to-5 desk job) and improve overall biomechanics.  Find out when you can skip them >>>

Max Muscle Recuperation

After a workout, your muscles are hungry for nutrients to repair muscle damage—they’re like super-absorbent sponges. That’s why you want to consume a post-exercise whey protein blend. Whey protein taken immediately post-exercise has been clinically proven to enhance muscle recuperation. In a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study following weight training, participants were randomized into two groups: carbohydrates only, and whey protein-carbohydrates only. Participants consumed 1.5 g/ day supplement (~30g consumed with breakfast, lunch, in the afternoon, after the evening meal, and immediately after exercise) for a period of 14 days following eccentric contraction-based resistance exercise sessions consisting of four sets of 10 repetitions at 120% of maximum voluntary contraction on the leg press, leg extension, and leg flexion machine.

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How Terry Crews Battled and Eventually Overcame His Pornography Addiction

In three brually (and courageously) honest Facebook videos titled "Dirty Little Secret," the action hero opens up about how porn warped his worldview—and what he did to change.

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