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Sagittarius Horoscope for Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016 - Following the expected rules of behavior is no simple matter today. Although you can normally stay on track if it's part of a larger plan, you're intrigued by the alternatives now. However, you're more enamored with your own original ideas, rather than the contributions of anyone else. Unfortunately, you might be so gung ho about the big picture that you don't see the problem staring you in the face. Step back to consider what could go wrong before a minor complication becomes a major dilemma. Success favors the prepared.

Back on Track

FLEX editors undertook a rather daunting task, journalistically speaking —they gathered to choose the 20 bodybuilders who, in their estimation, represented the best back development of all time. The list was stacked with greats, from Ronnie Coleman and Dorian Yates at the top of the heap to Melvin Anthony and Albert Beckles snagging the final two spots. You could argue vociferously for a favorite who didn’t make the list (and have a valid point), but all told, no one could debate the quality of the final 20. They were giants in a sport that boasts more than its fair share of larger-than-life physiques.

8 Kettlebell Exercises to Add Upper-Body Muscle

Instead, switch to kettlebell movements to target your muscles without the pain. Kettlebells allow your arms to move and twist freely and independently, unlike with a barbell. Also, because the weight of a kettlebell is below the handle and resting on your forearm, it’s easier on your wrists.

10 Strength-Building Strategies That Will Never Die

Strength is the foundation of everyday acts of athleticism like hitting a 300-yard drive in golf and not-so-human feats like J.J. Watt's 5'1" box jump. Strength isn't limited to muscle size and capacity. You see, when you get stronger, you're better able to lose weight, run faster, and hit harder. Convinced you need to work on your strength? We've got 10 no-frills tips to help you make everything in your life feel just a little bit easier (and much lighter).

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The Best Performance Tights for Men

Fan or not, the body-hugging fit of performance tights has tons of perks when it comes to dominating your workouts. To name a few: you can wear them for pretty much any fitness activity, the direct skin-to-tight contact means no excess fabric getting in the way, and the compact fit keeps everything comfortably, well, in place. And hey, you can always throw a pair of shorts over them if you're not down to sport the skin-tight look in public. What's more, certain pairs can actually help regulate your body temp, keeping you warm or cool depending on the advanced technology infused in the tight. Others offer compression tech, which helps amp up blood flow to your muscles, keeping them from fatiguing as quickly, and ultimately speeding up your post-workout recovery time.

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Confessions of a Health Coach

I took pride in my hustle, and I still do. I think most people don’t push themselves hard enough to see what they can become. It’s not that people don’t try or are lazy. Instead — and this especially applies to health and fitness — resistance is seen as a stopping point. I’ve always found that once something becomes hard, that’s when the fun begins.

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Food Sensitivities

Food allergies and food sensitivities are common. The main difference between the two is the severity of reaction after consumption of a certain food. Someone who's allergic to peanuts can go into anaphylactic shock if they're exposed to the smallest amounts of peanut dust, while an individual who's "only" sensitive to peanuts might get stomach pain, itchy tongue or something else minor.

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Muscle Fuel

But that doesn't mean visiting the nearest fast-food drive-through. No, because you have to eat srnart. You need protein, healthy fats, the right kinds of carbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants - and you need them in the proper amounts and in the right ratios. Fortunately, there are a select few whole, natural foods that, collectively, provide all of the above to help you gain the right kind of weight: lean muscle. The following 15 foods fall in this category. They’re the best of the best. Incorporate them into your diet, add a healthy dose of intense training and watch the muscle add up.

Your Healthy Five-Course Easter Brunch Menu

Ditch the crust for an appetizer that's light lower in carbs yet full of flavor! These little guys are surprisingly hearty thanks to the protein from the egg whites and the fiber from all those veggies. Did I mention the cheese? Yeah, that's probably my favorite part. Plus, you can either prepare these the night before and serve them cold, or whip them up fresh in the morning and serve warm. They're great either way!

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Do You Believe in Lindy?

Strong. The word had new meaning now. For years I’ve seen how building physical strength can help improve mental and emotional strength. I’ve even documented how lifting weights changed my entire life, saved me from injury and doubt, and served as a beacon of hope for so many people in the darkest of times.

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The Science Behind the Supps

Incorporating scientifically proven formulations, like those found in the SNAC supplements below, will provide a large number of highly bioavailable nutrients with a wide range of health and performance benefits to propel you as you move forward with your training regimen. If your ultimate goal is to pack lean muscle for a bigger, stronger and more sculpted physique, the potent formulations in the following SNAC products will provide the clearest path there.

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I have purchased this product twice since its release and I will be reordering again when it comes out. If that doesnt speak for how much I enjoy this product I dont know what else will. I started taking both Prep & Recover partially into my really difficult powerlifting cycle preparing for my upcoming meet. I could tell that with these I recovered from the workout much faster. I really respect that Layne has produced videos explaining the ingredients and the dosage on his YouTube channel. I highly recommend viewing the videos and buying this product. PLEASE COME OUT WITH MORE FLAVORS AND BULK SIZES!!!

Dear Tracy Anderson: STOP

Hero worship is a dangerous act. I don’t care if you’ve been training Gwyneth Paltrow or Hercules himself. (The real one, not The Rock.) Bad information is bad information. There is a social responsibility to protect the health of people you are trying to help. She’s selling a false representation of how the human body works to support her style of fitness — a style that is so different, that if people were to follow her advice they would probably only have one option…her boutique.

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Instant Muscle: Dumbbell Ideas

Sometimes you need to break habits, and dumbbells can be the perfect substitute for your usual equipment on your favorite lifts, unlocking better (and safer) gains. For instance, upright rows are nearly always done with a barbell, but that can place shearing forces on your shoulder joints and often result in rotator cuff injuries. The dumbbell version is safer because your arms move freely; your body decides the right range of motion.

Target Exercise for Thick Biceps

As the “bi” implies, each biceps has two heads : the long head, which is the outer half of the muscle and makes up the majority of the peak; and the short head, which makes up the inner half and provides thickness. Thicker biceps are more impressive from the front when relaxed and provide that baseball shape on the inner side of the arm when flexed. A great exercise that targets this head is the high cable curl. Stand in the middle of a cable crossover station and hold two D-handles attached to the high pulleys with an underhand grip while holding your arms straight out to your sides. Your body should form a T. Moving just at the elbows, curl the handles toward your shoulders, as in a front double-biceps pose. Hold the finish position for a second as you flex your biceps hard and then slowly return the handles to the start position and repeat.

10 Foods That Should Always Be in Your Pantry

Be sure to have these foods on hand to fuel your body for optimal performance in the weight room.

12 Ways to Build Muscle Faster

Follow these key training tips to accelerate your muscle gains.

Build Mass With Squats and Milk

There are several versions of 20-rep squat workouts. Each workout would start with a basic warm-up followed by the heavy set of 20-rep squats immediately followed by 20 pull-overs to expand the rib cage and to add size to the chest. Some rules on the squat are as such: squat as deep as possible for maximal range of motion (try to touch your hamstrings on your calves) and lifting belts are not allowed. Remember, half-reps will only get you half the results. It might be obvious for some, but back squats are recommended as more weight can be used. Also, the bar can "rest" on your back between reps.

Using the Big 3 to Build Full-Body Mass

>> The Rx. Need a change in your regular workouts? Try this every four weeks. Devote one training day to max reps for three sets with bodyweight on the bar for all of the Big 3 – bench, squat, deadlift. That’s just nine sets and you will have hit every major muscle group. You’ll get your squat, a push and a pull for total body development and big calorie burn. You’ll develop greater relative strength and build dense, high-quality muscle in the process.

Crush Grip Training

Using fat-grip training can help you build phone-book tearing crush-grip strength while also helping you to pull more poundages on other lifts.

Giant Gains with Giant Sets

For your goals, here’s a program of six giant sets arranged in a three-day split. I recommend you train three days in a row, take one or two days’ rest, and then repeat this sequence until you have performed all the workouts four or five times each. The tempo for every exercise except where noted is 4010 (4 seconds eccentric, no rest, 10 seconds concentric). The first day of the program focuses on arms, the second day on legs, and the third day on chest and back.

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“For the everyday guy, the basis for all of these workouts should be two or three minutes on and one minute of rest,” he says. “The boxing workout was built on interval training simply because of the nature of how the sport is played by rounds. Training for these rounds you push yourself in intervals within the rounds. Boxers have been training like this for decades. It has only recently become hip to the mainstream public with HIIT and other trending workouts. To be able to get your heart rate up so many times in a workout you will burn more calories and find that you accomplish much more work in a smaller amount of time. And on top of everything else, boxing is fun – it is both a physical and mental release. How can you beat that?”

6 Great Cable Moves for More Mass

And in the realm of iron-laden machinery, cables may be king. Cables offer a smooth, constant tension on exercises that might otherwise be very awkward or tough to do. They also have that air of safety that really allows you to go heavy and challenge yourself without a spotter. The following six moves – some common, some not so much – allow you to target key muscle groups with fantastic efficiency, sans free weight. Build these moves into your normally scheduled bodypart work and you’re sure to notice a difference in your muscular size and density in no time flat.

7 Best Moves for Crazy Obliques

Want the tapered waistline of a fitness model? Streamline your sides with these can’t-miss moves for obliques.

The 10 Most Attractive Body Parts Ranked by Women

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s a roundup—in no particular order—of the features women love on a guy; not just the body parts, but what specifically about them appeal to women. You can sculpt some in the gym, but others have already been fated by genetics (sorry). Either way, this will give you some insight on what females prefer. Hint: you’ll quickly find women are not much different than men.

9 Best Ways to Prime Your Muscle Pump

Achieving a crazy pump should be one of the goals you shoot for at each and every workout (along with progressive overload). So with that in mind, here are some of the best ways to prime and produce the pump.

Bodybuilding Tips to Grow Your Arms

Within each workout, the reps varied. My first exercise was dedicated to power and size, so I used very heavy, explosive movements, even cheat or body leverage motions on the final set, for six to eight reps. To maximize the pump, I followed with exercises that isolated the biceps more directly, performing sets of 10-12 reps. In either case, I concentrated on making my bis take full responsibility for the movement — that was where I wanted to feel the pain, the pump, the searing burn, all the way from the bottom of the biceps belly to the very top of its peak, as if it were an exploding volcano.

Stagger Your Stance for New Gains

Here is a variation of the Romanian Deadlift that combines the bilateral stance with more emphasis on the posterior chain of the lead leg. This variation is great for isolating the lead leg during the Deadlift and also great in that balance can still be kept compared to a true single leg Romanian Deadlift. Hold a barbell in front of your thighs with a double overhand grip. Stagger your stance with your right foot back and your left foot forward. Your right heel should be off the ground with the toes of your right foot inline with the heel of your left foot. Push your hips back as you hinge forward. Keep the bar close to your legs and keep your chest puffed out and shoulders back. Feel tension develop in your left hamstrings. Once you reach roughly 90-degrees of hip flexion, return to the standing position. Perform desired reps and switch legs.

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