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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.

7 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

So you want to lose weight ?  It’s a commendable goal and the benefits are plenty (self-esteem, energy, quality of life, preventing disease, longevity, and lower health costs). With an epidemic of obesity, people are looking for ways to obtain or maintain a healthy weight, yet their goals are being hijacked. Many of the saboteurs are controllable and easy, yet they are elusive.

Work Out Like a Winner

This four-time Mr. O possesses one of the greatest rear lat spreads ever witnessed. By 2005, his lat width was matching if not succeeding Ronnie Colemans. Cutler, like Coleman, also worked back twice weekly. One session focused on width (using pulldowns and other cable exercises), the other targeted thickness (mostly rows and deadlifts).

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.

5 Best Foods for Building Muscle

There are hundreds of different foods that can help build muscle . But what if you had to pick only five foods that you could eat for the rest of your life? In that case, you’d want foods that could help cover many different nutritional needs so that you did not lose any precious muscle. Among those needs:

5 Ways to Eat for Strength

You'd probably like to think that lifting big weight is simply a matter of big muscles —that if you have hulking lats, you can row a barbell loaded with clanking plates until next Thursday. However, if you're not fueling your body properly, you'll find out in a hurry just how shortsighted that philosophy is. You've probably heard the analogy before: your musculature is like a car—if you fuel it with junk, it'll perform like junk. That is absolutely true when it comes to training for strength . If you're looking to move the most weight possible, then you're going to have to make sure that your muscles are performing like they're running on jet fuel, not 87 octane from your discount, corner gas station. Here are five ways to make sure your body is firing on all cylinders each time you step up to the rack, bench or platform for a big lift.

6 Signs You're Lifting Wrong

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

Arnold's Bench Basics

This isn’t the ideal way for bodybuilders to bench press. As you lift the bar, think about pushing your shoulders forward and squeezing your pecs together at the top of each rep. This increase in range of motion is fairly small, but it’s nonetheless significant: It prevents you from using your triceps too much at the top and keeps maximum tension on the pecs. Locking out your elbows will do little for you as a bodybuilder. Powerlifters also adjust their grip width on the bar (wider or narrower) according to what allows them to lift the most weight. The grip width used by bodybuilders will vary depending on individual proportions, but you need to make sure the pecs do more of the work. With too narrow a grip, you end up working the triceps rather than the pecs. I suggest keeping your bench-press grip outside shoulder width for maximum pec development. Another key benching technique for powerlifters is keeping the elbows in tight to their sides to increase power output. For bodybuilding, keep your elbows out to your sides, to the point where your upper arms are about perpendicular to your torso.

Dig Deep Biceps Workout

You’ll never hear this about a guy’s arms: “That dude has some humongous brachialis muscles!” But that doesn’t mean you should be neglecting this critical arm muscle. The brachialis muscle is located deep beneath the biceps. Adding size to this deeper arm muscle will push your biceps out that much further. Plus, when developed properly, the brachialis adds a nice mountain of muscle between the biceps and triceps, making the arms look much more impressive. One of the best exercises for blasting your brachs is the dumbbell hammer curl.

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).

8 Unconventional Exercises for a Total-Body Workout

Sculpt a rock hard body with this killer muscle-building routine from IFBB figure pro Jelena Abbou.

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An intense full-body workout designed by veteran powerlifter Dave Tate.

9 Foods that Should be in Your Refrigerator

You'll want to have these foods on hand to help support your muscle building efforts.

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Rookie Moves: 6 Major Training Mistakes

When you start out in the iron game, the motivation is high and you are willing to do whatever it takes to make gains. This can be a good and bad thing. If you go at it too hard and try and do too much at once, overtraining and non-responsive training modalities will appear. If you try and do every workout program on the planet and not follow some fundamental principles, you could be taking one step forward and two steps back.

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6 Signs Your Arm Workout Isn't Helping You at All

You probably think your biceps and triceps are making gains from your routine—but what if you're just wasting your gym time?

Eating for Muscle Mass: 8 Questions Answered

We had nutritional questions about putting on mass, and celebrity trainer Gunner Peterson had answers.

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How to Build Your Chest Without a Gym

You don't need a dozen different machines to stimulate deep muscle fibers in your chest—these bodyweight and free weight moves get the job done.

Build a Huge Back

When bodybuilders think of training back, they usually focus on width or how far their lats stick out from their sides. However, this is only one aspect of a well-developed back. The thickness of the upper back is equally important. The primary muscles of the upper back are the middle traps and upper lats. The primary exercise that targets the middle traps is the bentover lateral raise. The primary exercise that targets the upper lats is the seated wide-grip row.

15-Minute TRX Flab Fighter

In a hurry to burn fat and build muscle? When time is tight, look to the TRX . “There are literally hundreds of movements that you can do with this highly versatile piece of equipment,” explains Muscle & Fitness Hers technical adviser Gino Caccavale. Unlike free weights, which give you moments of rest or pauses, the TRX keeps the working muscles in constant tension. Plus, you can check off your abs training without having to do any additional moves, since each exercise here engages your core while working stability and balance. Adapt the workout to your fitness level simply by changing the angle of your body—the more extreme the position, the more your muscles have to work. Try this workout, demonstrated by Queens-based NPC Bikini Competitor Melissa Trapani.

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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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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The muscles that compose the hamstrings – the semimembranosus, the semitendinosus, and the biceps femoris, plus a host of synergists – have two functions: bending the knee and kicking the leg back (as in a sprinting motion). Problem is, the average lifter only trains one of these functions, leaving vast amounts of muscle fibers untapped.

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The Best Foods for Flat Abs

The age-old saying "abs are made in the kitchen" couldn’t be truer. While abs are trained in the gym, they are revealed in the kitchen. The fact is, nutrition plays a significant role in how your body looks, and you simply can’t out-train a bad diet. So if your goal is to uncover your six-pack, healthy, abs-friendly foods have to be a staple in your approach. Here, we share important nutrition tips and a list of the top foods to help uncover a strong, sculpted midsection.

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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Disclaimer: These disclaimers are getting ridiculous, but I have to tell you that if you wanna see these results, which are NOT typical, you are gonna have to BUST your butt in training and in the kitchen. Your work ethic and commitment will determine your results, just like anything else in life. I KNOW you can do this if you put your mind to it so let's DO this!

7 Cutting Mistakes Even the Pros Make

Think you're a seasoned dieter? If you're making these errors, you have a lot to learn.

The 5 Ingredients You Need For A Healthy Smoothie Bowl

Give this recipe a try or turn your favorite protein-packed smoothie recipe into a bowl recipe. Remember, you don’t need to add every single ingredient under the sun to make a great smoothie bowl. Keep it simple and it will be just as tasty! Enjoy!

9 Best Exercises You're Not Doing

Sometimes the best exercise is the one you’re not doing. And why, exactly, is such a great move not part of your training? Probably one of two reasons: a) you don’t know it exists, or b) it’s so challenging that you’d rather skip it and do something easier.

10 Tips to Follow Before Starting a New Gym Membership

All gyms are not created equal. Just because you join the gym down the block it does not mean it’s the ideal gym for you. Joining a gym in line with your goals is extremely important for maximizing your muscular gains . These 10 tips will help you weed out the crappy gyms and help you uncover the optimal environment for you.

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