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9 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Fat Loss

Weight loss is never easy, but stalled progress could mean you're standing in your own way. Find out what to look for, and how to remedy things, with these tips!

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It's hard to find a good supplement for fat loss that doesn't have stimulating effects. I'm very sensitive to certain stimulants and Indigo-3G® isn't a thermogenic; it doesn't contain any stimulants, therefore it doesn't cause the jitters or the crash that can come after it. It makes you feel like a machine in the gym. The muscle pumps are unreal and I don't experience any drops in energy during my training sessions.

Tip: The Sweeping Deadlift for Strong Lats | T Nation

The sweeping deadlift is one of my favorite overall exercises. Basically, it's a deadlift (or snatch deadlift which involves the lats even more) where you attach a resistance band to the bar and a post in front of you. The band is actively pulling the bar away from you so you need to engage the lats to keep the bar close to your body.

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Tip: Heavy Negatives & High-Rep Finishers | T Nation

Unfortunately, heavy negatives can also be quite dangerous to perform even with competent spotters. This is why I recommend the Power Rack Eccentric Potentiation (PREP) protocol. It's the safest, most effective, and also most practical method for doing heavy negatives. Here's one of my NFL athletes Jarius Wynn using it:

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Utilizing short and controlled fasts to get lean has become more and more popular. While some evidence supports it, most hypertrophy-minded people can’t swallow the idea of going that long without protein. A recent study from China shows that supplementing with L-carnitine while fasting preserves muscles mass and promotes fat burning. Subjects were give two grams of carnitine twice a day via injection. At the end of the experiment, the carnitine group lost more centimeters from their waist than the placebo group.

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Treadmills are criminally underutilized. In fact, 94 out of 100 people who use treadmills are using them incorrectly. Good luck fact-checking that statistic, since it’s created by my own cynical observation. People use treadmills like they are an escape from reality. I see it all the time: Eyes focused somewhere off in the distance and a heart rate about four beats per minute faster than it would be at rest. My clients, and other members at Metroflex, however, look at the treadmill as a torture device. And that's because there is no escape while you're on that thing with me.


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5 Rules for Building Bigger Triceps

The man who wants  bigger triceps  cannot live on pressdowns alone. Too often, we see guys in the gym—and maybe you're one of them—working his triceps to death at the cable pressdown station. Ten sets, 15 sets... whatever it takes to get them sore. But what the pressdown-happy masses don't seem to realize is that this exercise emphasizes the lateral (outer) head of the triceps. So if that's all you do, the other two heads of your tri's are going to be underdeveloped and you'll never get the kind of growth you're hoping for.

Workout Finisher: The triceps exercises to triple your size

The solution? These workout finishers, which will polish off your muscle definition and ensure you empty your tank of every last bit of energy. For these particular finishers, you can expect to hit your triceps with a completely different set and rep scheme, increase blood flow, and maximize muscle growth.

Easy Gains for the Hardgainer

An individual who has a naturally “smaller” frame and lighter bone structure, and carries little body fat and muscle. Beginning your bodybuilding journey with this somatotype isn’t exactly ideal, but you could be in a less favorable position— as in, the polar opposite body type. Keep in mind, people’s somatotypes—ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph—are not cut and dry, meaning certain individuals can fall somewhere in the middle of a somatotype. First, a quick overview of the three somatotypes and their accompanying characteristics.

Hey Sleeper, Time to Wake the F#$% Up!

Now being away on course this week is going to make things a little more difficult, but we shall remain on track. I really haven't started incorporating much cardio or real calorie restriction yet so I'm not worries about the fat coming off once I start digging in a bit. So far the weight has been lost by simply not force feeding myself to grow and ensuring I'm active in my off days. Approximately 6 months ago fat loss stalled around the 202lb mark, so I'm assuming that stall will be close to the 205lb mark this year. That is where I'm starting to get a little lean and it takes more than cutting out junk and lifting weights to shred some extra off. At that point I'll start tracking calories more religiously, and adding in some cardio in a few times a week. I wouldn't say I've seen any crazy changes physique-wise, but I'm excited to enter new lean territory in 9lbs from now! Strength has not taken a hit whatsoever, so I'm happy with the slow, consistent weight loss, hopefully meaning 99.9% is fat.

Top Moves for Monster Quads

Perform leg extensions as you normally would, but as you near the top of your concentric contraction, turn your feet outward. Squeeze hard at the peak of the contraction. EMG studies have shown that this turning outward of the feet can stimulate greater electrical activity in the vastus medialis than normal extensions, which in turn may lead to greater growth in that region of the muscle. I feel this exercise is especially effective done one leg at a time.

5 rowing workouts to get you ripped

A great non-weight-bearing exercise machine, a rowing machine uses both your upper- and lower-body muscles to increase cardiovascular conditioning. Since you’re using your entire body, targeted muscle soreness is unlikely—you'll more likely feel the soreness all over as you train your cardio ability and burn fat quickly. Try these five unique rowing workouts designed by Eric Salvador, C.P.T. and head instructor of The Fhitting Room, to replace those tedious cardio sessions.

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.

5 Bad Foods Gone Good

5 foods that don’t deserve their bad rap when it comes to nutritional value.

10 Workouts to Do on Chest Day

Dumbbell Incline Press x 12 (weight should be 65% one rep max) Kettlebell Flyes x 15 Lying Overhead Pullovers with Dumbbell x 10 (How to do it: Lie perpendicular on a flat bench with your shoulders on the surface, your hips off the bench, legs bent, feet flat on the floor, and head off the bench as well. Grab a dumbbell with both hands palming one end of the weight, holding it at arms-length over your chest. Keeping your arms straight, lower the weight behind your head, creating an arc. Exhale as you bring the weight back through that arc pattern.) Ab Rollouts x 10

Rare Photos of the Legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Take a walk down memory lane with 7x Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Protein Cauliflower Cheese Bake

Sure, cheese has protein, but when it comes to fueling your gains, more is better. Add some extra pow to your diet with this delicious, protein-rich cheese bake!

1 Arm Pullup Training

After / if you have reached 150–160 1RM, train weighted pull-ups as usual, but add one-arm sets. Doesn't really matter in which order but I like to do them after normal pull-up warm up sets but before the heaviest weighted work. In these sets put your other hand on the bar with very little support – what you call 1 handed assisted parallel grip – or somewhere on the side e.g. on the supports of the rack. I would suggest working in the 3–5 rep range. Use your other hand to adjust the difficulty until you can release it entirely. Use a supine grip for the working arm.

Train Like Rookie of the Year Ezekiel Elliott

And one of the Cowboy rookie’s biggest supporters this season came from an unlikely follower—a Giants fan. Former super-middleweight champion, celebrity trainer—and New Jersey native—Danny Musico saw greatness up close and personal, long before Elliott scored his first career touchdown in his NFL debut against Musico’s beloved Big Blue. Musico got a chance to work with Elliott over the summer, playing a supporting role in enhancing the 6’, 225-pound physical specimen’s God-given skills with his own signature brand of boxing conditioning through a grueling HIIT workout geared toward core conditioning and hand-speed enhancement.

6 Worst Things You Can Do to Get a Bigger Chest

If you are aware of my many articles and how I coach my students, then you know how big I am on changing up the angles of push/pull in order to hit a muscle in its entirety and recruit all sets of motor unit pools. When it comes to training the chest you can press/flye from a decline all the way to a very high incline, with so many angles in between! Vary these angles to knock off every muscle fiber and to make training more interesting.

8 Ab Exercises You Should Never Forget

Align yourself beside the loaded barbell, and assume starting deadlift position. Reach down and apply a firm grip around the centre of the bar. Lift the bar by driving through the heels and maintaining a flat back. Make sure you don’t lean to the side of the barbell and let it “pull you down”. Hold tall at the top for a 2 second count, and work to feel your abs and obliques going nuts to keep you upright. Focus on sets of 8 to 10 reps per side.

The 10 Greatest Bodybuilding Career Turnarounds of All Time

Here we salute the turtles. Some on our list stumbled badly in their debuts but quickly recovered. Others languished in mediocrity for years. Those ranked highest both stumbled and languished but eventually contended for Sandows. Let these 10 turnaround tales stand as proof that it’s not about how you start, it’s about where you finish.

Mariah Carey Works Out in Stilettos

Apparently, her workouts are no exception. Rocking stiletto booties, fishnets, a black bodysuit and some flashy jewelry, the star got a workout in with renowned celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson.

Velocity Diet® Plan - The New Science of Rapid Body Transformation - Biotest

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Leg Training from Hell

Most people are amazed that I only spend about one hour on strength training five days a week. I have talked to some younger college-aged guys, who tell me they are training two hours a day, seven days a week and wondering why they are not seeing results with all the time they are putting in. I am not saying putting in the time is unnecessary, but sometimes overdoing it will not get you results. Once you lose your pump, I believe you should end your workout. As for reps and sets, for small muscle groups you only need 9–12 working sets and larger muscle groups, 15–18 working sets. I have seen people doing 20-plus sets and wondering why they are not recovering and growing. Also, the best gains I have ever had came after I took time off. After every three months of hard training, I always take a week off. This helps my body recover, and when I come back after that week of I feel refreshed and ready to train hard again. I challenge everyone to try this if you are not seeing results and watch how you grow. My recommendations to grow would be to train five times a week for one hour each session and take one week of after every three months.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters | T Nation

Frequency is crucial for the natural lifter because the actual training session is the stimulus to trigger protein synthesis. In other words, the workout itself is what puts you in anabolic mode, whereas the enhanced bodybuilder doesn't need to use the workout as a trigger. The enhanced lifter is in anabolic mode 24 hours a day!

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The Lower-Body Finisher Circuit

End your workout on a high note with this high-energy leg finisher.

Tips for building a strong, thick neck

Sit with good posture: spine, head, and neck tall and straight. Use your left hand to gently bend your head so your left ear comes toward your left shoulder; slowly go until you feel a stretch in the right side of your neck. For a deeper stretch, rest your right hand on the floor, and walk those fingers away from your body. Or, place your entire left hand on the right side of your face (fingers right below your earlobe) and let gravity pull your neck further into the stretch. Hold at a comfortable range for 15-20 seconds and repeat to the right. Repeat 3 times per side.

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40 Deadlift and Squat Form Check

You need to push your knees out on your deadlift. Your feet also look like they are pointed almost completely straight ahead, knees and toes both need to be pushed out more. Your squat looks like it might be a bit high depending on what federation you are competing in. Definite red lights in IPF/affiliated feds. Other than that it isn't terrible and you shouldn't make any drastic changes this close to a meet, work with what you have and make bigger adjustments after.

Last weekend, things still looking good

Lesson to be learned here... every once in a while you have to question why you do or don't do certain things. Trying the alternative once in a while may surprise you. I had always felt that a thumb around grip was safer because it would prevent a drop. But when I really think about this, It doesn't hold much water because if 600lbs is coming down on me, it'll just break my thumbs on the way down anyway. I feel like thumbless might be safer because it allows e to maintain a better position under the barbell.

Protein Facts You Better Know! | T Nation

Everyone has an opinion about protein, and the myths surrounding it are rampant. That's why sorting the facts from the crap will lead to better choices regarding your own diet and protein intake. Answer the questions below and see if you've been falling for the myths.

Arnold releases tax records

SACRAMENTO - With his movie career on hold and his assets in a blind trust, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger earned almost $17 million in 2004 from royalties and investments in stocks and real estate, according to tax returns released Friday. The governor's re-election campaign released his federal and state returns for 2002-04. It was the first time his forms have been released publicly since the recall election in 2003, when he released returns for 2000 and 2001. Schwarzenegger earned about $14 million in 2003 and $24 million in 2002. He paid a total of $11 million in federal taxes and $4 million in state taxes over that three-year period. Meanwhile, the forms show he gave $2.5 million to charity, including his church and his children's schools, his after-school programs, St. John's Hospital and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for building its new cathedral. Schwarzenegger placed his extensive holdings in real estate, stock and other investments in a blind trust after he was elected in 2003.

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The 6-move workout to build bigger legs

If you’re looking to boost your performance in the gym or on the field, the legs are a great place to start and we have some great ways for you to do it. This workout will help build you from the ground up and give you a boost in power in your legs.

Arnold Sports Festival Showcases Powerlifting

Performance rules in powerlifting are fairly simple: Three single attempts each in the squat, bench press, and deadlift are allowed in either a standard meet or a single lift meet (bench or deadlift contest). Each attempt is heavier, and the max weight deter- mines the winner. Each of the three lifts has its own rules, which vary among organizations.

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10 Ways To Burn Fat And Keep It Off For Good

Running for an hour may burn more calories than a one-hour strength workout, but weight training causes you to keep burning calories for days after the workout is over. Repairing and rebuilding the damaged muscle fibers requires energy—that is, the calories you’re consuming, which might otherwise be stored around your waist. On top of the metabolic effect, weight training boosts your natural fat-fighting hormones like testosterone and growth hormone.

The 6-move man boob elimination workout

Man boobs. It's just fat and extra skin. That's all. Nothing else going on there. While we know you can't spot reduce, you can gain muscle . And the more muscle you've got, the easier it is to lose fat. We now have three steps for you. Step one: get yourself on the 7% body fat diet . Step two: run down the check list of 101 ways to burn belly fat fast . Step three: pound the hell out of this workout. For the workout, we've got you covered, in fact, from all angles. After 2-3 weeks, toss in a few sets of dips. You can also work in a few different cable flye angles for variety. But for starters, this will do.

Retro Athlete: Porter Cottrell

Cottrell’s success came despite his relatively diminutive size. He weighed only 200 to 210 at 5’7”, but he nevertheless impressed via classical lines and proportionate development. He won all three contests he entered in 1993, and in 1994 he was third in the Arnold Classic and fifth in the Olympia. All the while, he toiled on daylong shifts as a firefighter in Louisville, KY. Cottrell retired from bodybuilding in 1999 and fire-fighting in 2009 and today works as a personal trainer. Long before there was a 212 division, he proved that a symmetrical “David” can slay bodybuilding’s Goliaths.

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