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Dallas McCarver's 2016 Contest Prep Leg Workout

IFBB Pro bodybuilder Dallas McCarver trains legs 11.5 weeks out from the 2016 IFBB Chicago Pro. In this video, coach Matt Jansen talks about the 2 leg workouts they do a week & the reason for it, how they're utilizing band training & more.

Top 10 Fitness Industry Charlatans - Healthy Living, Heavy Lifting

I understand what you are saying about people taking the information the wrong way however the trend between people taking out Joe Wicks with his increasing success seems to be pure jealousy. His message is to help the general population to increase fitness and get healthy whilst living normal lives. I would say he has managed and will continue to do so as his success takes off. Personally I think he has done amazingly to actually get somewhere in the health and fitness world and might just be the man who is stopping all these ‘fads’ and allowing the population to go out and drink and not spend every hour of the day in the gym! I personally have not bought his plan but i do follow him on instagram and have his book. I love his recipes which are extremely yummy. Noone has the same calories so his portions are purely a guidance and they are 100% more healthy than any pre-made ready meal you might buy in the supermarket. He is promoting healthy whole foods alongside an active lifestyle.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - You love to dream big and today your fantasies are over the top, enticing you away from a more practical approach. Your key planet Jupiter is overstimulated by sensual Venus, encouraging you to partake in one too many social activities. There is nothing wrong with indulging in the fun, but you cannot go overboard. Steer clear from jumping to conclusions before you think your vision all the way through to its logical conclusion.

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.

6 Techniques to Build Your Dream Physique Fast

The biggest difference between how my amateur and pro clients use these multipliers is how many they employ in one workout. An amateur might use one of these techniques in a workout, but pros use several techniques in a workout, such as partials, negative reps, and flexing. For the average bodybuilder, I recommend using one multiplier per workout. Over the course of time, incorporate all six of these intensity multipliers in your training to make gains like a pro.

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition for Bodybuilders

Pre- and postworkout are the most important times to eat and supplement for maximum gains. Here, we focus on the basics — protein and carbs, the two most critical nutrients of your pre- and post-workout meals — and break them down into three categories: gold (best), silver (second best) and bronze (you get the point).

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5 Things You Don't Know About Beta-Alanine

You may be familiar with the way beta-alanine makes you feel, but are you aware of what it can do for you? Find out everything you never knew about this pre-workout supplement.

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Ask the Experts: How Many Rest Days Do I need between strength workouts

A: “Proper rest allows muscles to grow and become stronger. If you shortchange yourself, you’ll hamper results while increasing injury risk,” says Hers technical adviser Gino Caccavale. You need at least 48 hours between each body part to fully recover from training. If you lift every day, focus on one muscle group each workout and train the opposing muscle group the next day. And don’t forget actual rest! Muscles repair during sleep, so it’s just as important to get enough rest at night.

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Top 5 Forearm Training Mistakes

The majority of bodybuilders don’t do direct forearm work, whereas many others do four or fewer sets of wrist curls. No segment of the iron game neglects forearms more than the very champions we feature in these pages. And therein lies a problem — you’re not a pro bodybuilder. Phil Heath’s DNA allows him to grow two of the world’s best lower arms by merely gripping bars during upper-body exercises. You’re not so lucky. The assertion that you’ll get enough forearm stimulation by simply training everything else often holds true for Mr. O competitors, but rarely does so for the rest of us.

3 Workouts for a Better Bikini Butt

MUSCLE PRIMER There are three muscles referred to as the “gluteus.” Of the three, the gluteus maximus is the largest and most superficial, and it’s one of the strongest muscles in the body. Starting at the crest of the pelvic bone, it runs down to the rear of the thigh. This thick, wide muscle gives the buttocks their shape. The gluteus maximus functions mainly to extend the hip (i.e., moving the thigh backward). The smaller gluteus medius and gluteus minimus originate at the same spot but attach to the side of the thigh. Their function, in conjunction with a band of connective tissue called the iliotibial band, is crucial to outward (away from the midline of the body) thigh support during movements such as walking and stepping sideways. The medius and the minimus keep the pelvis from tipping away from the weight-bearing leg and help maintain correct knee tracking in exercises like the seesaw lunge so you can maximize the work of the other muscles involved. Exercises that work the gluteus include lunges, squats, leg presses, Butt Blaster machine, hip extensions, leg abductions and deadlifts.

5 Reasons Your Deadlift Sucks

Unfortunately, many folks performing the greatest strength training exercise in existence are doing it wrong; let’s take a look at five reasons your deadlift sucks and what you can do to pull yourself out of that rut.

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Perfect The Turkish Getup

Want one move with total-body results? Cue the Turkish Getup (TGU), which pushes practically every major muscle from delts and abs to quads and glutes through a large range of motion. This highly functional movement combines several exercises into one, tasking your body from head to toe and strengthening its foundation, explains NCCP weightlifting coach Steve Cristini, co-owner of CrossFit Markham & Reebok CrossFit East Woodbridge, Canada. “Taking your shoulder through various positions of loaded movement strengthens and increases shoulder stability,” Cristini says. “[The move] also requires a lot of core strength, to get from the floor to your knees. Your quads and glutes are key to helping you bring your body from the kneeling position to the standing position.”

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Six Deadly Diet Sins

Solution: During bodyfat reducing phases, try a four-on/one-off approach. Diet strictly for four days, eating 1 g of carbs per pound of bodyweight daily and taking in no carbs at each day'’s final meal. On the fifth day, take a break from dieting. Dramatically increase carb intake, up to as much as 3 grams per pound of bodyweight on that day. The higher carb intake not only will provide much-needed energy, but it will also prevent a drop in metabolic rate.

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The JuggLife: Foam Rolling-What Is It Good For? - Juggernaut

How dare we question the all encompassing power of the holy roller of foam?! In this episode of The JuggLife, Chad and Max talk with Dr. Quinn Henoch of to discuss the validity and best applications of mobility tools like foam rollers, lacrosse balls and band distraction within a well-designed training program:

Ten-year-old Triple Threat Asia Monet: It’s Only The Beginning

Life, I mean everything, I could see a bird on the side of the road and that will motivate me. But I mean, I’m so glad that I’m alive and I have a family that’s supportive and let’s me do what I love to do. I have so many loyal followers on all my social media and I never want to let them down, they teach me so many things and they encourage me and they are so sweet. Mostly it’s my fans, besides my parents, of course, and my little sister, she’s my number one fan. They support me so much that it’s kind of hard if I let them down. If I sell out Staples Center one day, I don’t care if I have to do 20 million shows, that’s my ultimate goal.

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New 'Game of Thrones' King Models for M&F

Good shoot with Game of Thrones new Khal, Joe Naufahu; even if he didn't fall for any of my tricks to try to find out if he got to work with the dragons.

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This Guy Is Running The London Marathon from Space

The London Marathon is coming up in less than two weeks (April 24, 2016). And while the estimated 38,000 runners will lace up in Greenwich, one man will hit the ground running from 250 miles above earth. Really: British astronaut Timothy Peake will run 26.2 miles on the International Space Station treadmill.

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The 8 Best Chest Exercises That Don't Require a Bench

All the benches at the gym taken? Don't abandon chest day—hammer your pecs with these moves instead.

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12 Laws of Fat-Burning

No question about it,  burning fat  is a 24/7 endeavor. To keep the fires hot, you need to eat every 2-3 hours throughout the day. Not only that, but you must choose the right foods in the right amounts to keep your metabolism revved up so your  six-pack  will be ready for its close-up. The way we see it, there are 12 fundamentals - laws, if you will - that are all you need to shed that unwanted blubber from your midsection and elsewhere. Most of them are nutrition-driven, but training comes into play as well. Your mass-gaining phase is over for the time being; now it's time to get lean. These 12 laws of fat-burning will help get you there.

Head and Shoulders Above

No amount of training will lengthen clavicles, but Heath still widened his shoulders significantly by expanding his deltoids. The medial delts are of primary importance in breadth, but at least one of the three delt heads (anterior, medial, posterior) plays a substantial role in every mandatory pose except for abs and thigh. Colossal traps can also provide crucial depth in many poses. “I want to maintain my advantage there,” the reigning Mr. O says. “Or expand it. Delts and traps are always going to be a big focus for me.” You can’t lengthen your bones, but, like Heath, you can give the appearance of doing so by making strategic additions.

10 Tricks for Bigger, Healthier Shoulders

There is no denying it, great shoulders complete a physique. They give you width and top off that coveted V-taper. Your waist can be as small as can be, but without a killer pair of delts it will just not look right. Sadly, great or even good shoulders are rare these days and it is not due to lack of effort. If one takes a look around in most gyms, they’ll find that most shoulders are slopped forward and/or injured. Rarely do your see a nice pair of cannonball delts so I made it my mission to change that sorry state of affairs.

4 Supplements to Keep the Muscle, Lose the Fat

Sixty-one percent of your skeletal muscle contains the amino acid glutamine. After a strenuous workout, levels of it will significantly drop. This amino acid is crucial in maintaining muscle mass and fostering muscle protein synthesis. As for fat loss purposes, glutamine can offset fat storage, making it a beneficial supplement for weight loss. Let’s not also forget that as we get older, levels of human growth hormone (HGH) start to decrease. Well, glutamine increases your body’s ability to secrete the fountain of youth hormone; HGH helps burn fat and build muscle.

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.

6 Signs You're Lifting Wrong

If you're experiencing any of these things, it may be time to change the way you train.

Straight Up Triceps for Bigger Arms

Trouble filling out your T-shirts? Add some beef to your arms with this punishing triceps routine.

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53 Old School Delt Development
54 M&F Cheat Sheet: Isometrics for Size and Strength
55 Fill Your Frame
56 7 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger
57 Dessert Without Guilt!
58 The New and Improved Lateral Dumbbell Raise
59 Brave New Burgers: 5 of the Newest, Boldest, Most Ab-Friendly Burgers You Could Ever Flip Onto a Grill
60 5 Reasons to Start Conquering Calisthenics
61 How Foam Rolling Is Good For Your Muscles
62 How to Solve the 3 Biggest Triceps Training Problems
63 The 20 Minutes to Hard ‘Core’ Abs Workout Routine
64 Jen Selter Motivates With Her Assets
65 The Top 10 Compound Lifts to Gain Maximum Size and Strength
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67 Why Weights Are Better Than Cardio for Fat Loss
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72 9 Tips to Lose Fat Fast
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74 Full-Body Kettlebell Workout
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80 Slow vs. Fast Crunches
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85 4 Elbow-Friendly Moves for Bigger Triceps
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89 In the Crosshairs: Lower Back
90 7 Amateur Bench-Press Moves That Will Restrict Your Chest Growth
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