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Some random thoughts and ranting here, hopefully to make you THINK a little deeper. And, as I write more, I think a bit deeper and take more action. Things in this world are constantly evolving, especially humans. We can not rest on what we did yesterday or what worked yesterday. I'm deeply intrigued with cracking …

5 Reasons Why Changing Lives Is The MINIMUM "Effective Dose" If You're a Coach • Zach Even-Esh

        Around 2010 or so I remember setting a goal to change the lives of 1 Million People through STRENGTH. It was, at the time, a BIG goal for me. I had written this goal on a small white board in my office and I looked at the "Pay it Forward" model. …

MD Strength & Performance Series with Lou Moreira - Episode 3

Lou Moreira is back in the gym after a knee injury, feeling better than ever. In episode 3 of MD’s exclusive Strength and Performance Series sponsored by Nutrex Research, Lou warms up and hits the foam roller to activate muscles like glutes and hips - to be better prepared when it’s time to fire those muscle groups for explosive jumping, plyos and cleans and snatches.

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Bodybuilding.com - Huge Online Supplement Store & Fitness Community!

For two of the most discussed topics in sports nutrition (protein and testosterone), it's amazing how little is known about the effects on the latter of consuming the former. Here's what the latest research says about how your protein supplement may impact your levels of testosterone.

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

I soon asked Chad Waterbury to write a custom training plan, specially designed just for those on this diet. To test out the latest version of the plan, I put T Nation reader Gus Pancho on the latest version of the V-Diet. Gus is 37 years old and lost 40 pounds and nine inches from his belly during and after his Velocity Diet experience.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Nearly everyone wants to be in your company when you are feeling confident about yourself and your life’s trajectory. Thankfully, you can barely contain your enthusiasm for any project or activity that gives you reason to display your creative side. The incorrigible Aries New Moon triggers your 5th House of Fun and Games, reminding you of the importance of spontaneity. Let your inner child out to play. Author Tom Robbins wrote, “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”

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FLEX on Twitter

FLEX is the biggest authority on everything bodybuilding. Your source on training, diet, IFBB and NPC athlete profiles, contest coverage, and more.

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Thibaudeau's Simple Fat Loss Strategies | T Nation

If you aren't going to train hard, and your goal is fat loss, then you don't need "fast fuel" that day. Note that if your goal is to build maximum size, not get lean, I recommend having carbs on off days. But when trying to get lean this is a very simple approach. You don't even need to necessarily count calories, just don't eat any carbs.

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shawn ray on Twitter

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The Best Bench Press Tip | T Nation

You need to unrack the bar, then "set it" in the same exact position in which you want to finish. This should be directly above where you lower the bar. If you bench to your lower pecs, then the bar should start above the lower pecs. This will create a straight line both on the eccentric and concentric. Remember, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

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Analyzing Comebacks In Bodybuilding With Shawn Ray | GI News

Kevin Levrone stepping on stage at the Arnold Classic Australia 2018 was the latest example of a bodybuilding comeback building excitement in the sport. This was his second time making a comeback since his showing at the Mr. Olympia 2016. But he isn't the first to attempt a comeback at a major competition. Arnold Schwarzenegger famously made a surprise comeback at the Mr. Olympia and Flex Wheeler has also recently returned to the stage in the form of the Classic Physique division. But are bodybuilding comebacks good for the sport? Are they good for the athlete? And will this trend continue to grow as we move forward? Shawn Ray analyses Kevin Levrone's recent bodybuilding comeback and also looks back at the biggest comebacks throughout the history of the sport. Then he answers the question - are bodybuilding comebacks the future of the sport? Or should we just let them die? Watch the full GI News report above! Bodybuilding, fitness, weight training - all on the Generation Iron Fitness Network! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: https://appsto.re/us/oyBLdb.i Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: http://www.

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The most effective exercises for building back mass and thickness: http://bit.ly/2iYFiAd  pic.twitter.com/8u1uLdYSua

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Tip: Supersize Your Weight Stack | T Nation

You've no doubt been in a situation where a particular cable weight stack just didn't provide enough weight. Most stacks go up to about 95 pounds, which is fine for most lifters when they're doing triceps pushdowns or cable curls, but it might be limiting when you want to do something that requires a heavier load, like cable pull-throughs .

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5 Proven Ways to Keep the Muscle Coming | T Nation

It's important to keep tension on the working muscles and increase the time under tension for each and every set. One advanced method to achieve this is called continuous tension sets, which is a technique that defies the time-honored tradition of locking out every rep. Just stop right before the weights are locked out at the top and proceed directly into the next rep.

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Kai Greene on Twitter

Every week we demonstrate never before seen information to all members of our Academy. Join today...let me tell you, our Member Facebook Group is popping and you don’t want to miss what your boy has got to... https://www.facebook.com/officialkaigreene/videos/10156517573143901/ …

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5 cures for sore muscles that really work

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Mark Dugdale on Instagram: “Rows which don't jack up my lower back 👍”

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Muscle & Fitness on Twitter

Whether you want to crush an OCR, deadlift more than ever before, or build a beach-ready physique, our 2018 Starter's Guide has got you covered. @Team_Optimum http://ow.ly/aDzp30jxGTK  pic.twitter.com/YJTC4EyRrr

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Kai Greene on Twitter

There’s never been a more important time focus on what’s in front of you and available in your vicinity to create the possibility for a positive outcome. No matter the setting, time, or date that can pull at... https://www.facebook.com/officialkaigreene/videos/10156515136803901/ …

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@therock on Instagram: “Jeff Bezos + RAMPAGE = 🤙🏾 The love and respect is mutual brother. Keep inspiring the world - myself included. Look forward to working with…”

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Coffee with Nordin ep 110 Starvation Mode

My opinion about the starvation mode theory/fad. The whole episode you find at YouTube.com/fighterdietofficial

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shawn ray on Twitter

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." - William Arthur Ward November 10th at Hawaii Convention Center. Athletes Register Now: http://SRHawaiianClassic.com  G6 Sports Nutrition Generation Iron pic.twitter.com/o2SlTu7Ssl

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The 25 best exercises for your lower abs

First, a quick physiology lesson: Your rectus abdominis is really one, long muscle that includes both your “upper” and “lower” abs. So, there are no exercises that explicitly isolate either half individually (even though you may “feel the burn” more so in one area than other). Still, there are things you can do to really make that lower area pop, says Don Saladino, CPT, owner of  Drive 495 .

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Independent Analysis on Supplements & Nutrition

To get unbiased information on nutrition and supplements, just enter your email address below and we’ll send you our Supplement Course. In this course, we break down the science behind some of the most popular studies, explain how supplement companies and the media manipulate science for their own benefits, and even talk about big nutrition topics (why detoxes are a myth; top 10 nutrition myths; and more).

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Kai Greene on Twitter

When we as human beings are ready to put away the excuses, forget about all the minutia, and able to set ourselves free of the fear that has been drowning us year after year, then the opportunity for achieving our goals will become more transparent. #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/fYkPBIPBx1

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T NATION on Twitter

A new type of intermittent fasting allows you to lose body fat fairly painlessly while simultaneously improving fitness. https://www.t-nation.com/supplements/tip-mini-fasting-for-fat-loss …

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ヒデ、オフシーズンバルクアップシリーズ。食事・サプリメント。

ヒデ、オフシーズンバルクアップシリーズ。食事・サプリメント。

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Tip: Hip Mobility & Strength for Hardcore Lifters | T Nation

Example: You try a sumo stance deadlift (test) but you're extremely tight in the groin and it's awkward. You do the 3D groin mobility matrix and return to the sumo deadlift (re-test). Are you more comfortable? Do you move better? If so, then you know that drill helped. The test and re-test approach can be applied to any number of exercises and any number of mobility drills.

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Biotest on Twitter

Your diet is tight and your training is on point. So why hasn't the scale budged? Here are two common, but easily overlooked problems. https://biotest.t-nation.com/articles/tip-what-to-do-when-fat-loss-stalls …

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Dorian Yates vs Shawn Ray - Mass vs. Aesthetic Beast

A posedown between Mass Monster Dorian Yates and Aesthetic Beast Shawn Ray. Subscribe for more bodybuilding.

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Tip: Mini-Fasting for Fat Loss | T Nation

Lifters are often wary of intermittent fasting schemes. At first glance, the diets sound so promising. You get to eat quasi-normally for a few hours or a few days and then you suddenly shift gears by restricting calories for a bit in an effort to lose body fat while retaining all your muscle. The eventual hope is that you'll somehow slip one by Mother Nature and emerge built and lean without having to actually follow an annoying diet.

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Day 2 USPA Europa Powerlifting Meet | Bodybuilding.com Platform

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Zach Even - Esh on Twitter

“Retire from the things you don’t like doing, retire from the things you don’t do well…and retire from people who drain you and don’t make you bigger and stronger.” From #DanSullivan #BrianKurtz pic.twitter.com/IDE0RBeTzf

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Dwayne Johnson on Twitter

RAMPAGE FAN SURPRISE: TONIGHT! Get your popcorn and phones ready LA.. I’m coming to surprise you and your families tonight when you watch RAMPAGE. Keep smilin’ cause the whole world smiles with you. See ya TONIGHT! #RAMPAGE #SurprisingLA #Reasons2Cheese pic.twitter.com/wbtAmDghp8

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How to Standardize Tension Before You Increase Load

Ben Pakulski explains how to increase tension before increasing load to ensure you are working the muscle group that you are trying to train. For more exercise execution tips, check out the “Anatomy & Setup” video series from our most comprehensive MI40 program yet, Hypertrophy Execution Masterclass: http://tinyurl.com/yahvx2ud Be sure to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss any of our all new content on training, nutrition, and supplementation. Follow MI40 on social media: Instagram: http://bit.ly/MI40Ig Facebook: http://bit.ly/MI40Fb Follow Ben Pakulski on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: http://bit.ly/BpakFB http://bit.ly/bpaki http://bit.ly/Bpaktw hypertrophymastery.com

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shawn ray on Twitter

2018 IFBB Pro League 212 Ireland Final Results: Winner, David Henry! 2- Sami AlHadad 3- Ahmad Ahmad 4- Vojtech Kortensky 5- Junho Kim @brianthebull @tamerelguindy @musclecontestinternational @jmmanion @ifbb_pro_league #bodybuilding #ifbbproleague #ireland #212 pic.twitter.com/YPBnASqtEy

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Zach Even - Esh on Instagram: “The Catfish King returns 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼 / #undergroundstrengthcoach #undergroundstrengthgym”

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FLEX on Twitter

FLEX is the biggest authority on everything bodybuilding. Your source on training, diet, IFBB and NPC athlete profiles, contest coverage, and more.

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FLEX on Twitter

8 reasons who you don't need to bench for a big chest: http://bit.ly/2mppfgB  pic.twitter.com/KvFaxqBpOW

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5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

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T NATION on Twitter

If you go keto to lose fat, don't fall for "the bacon phenomenon", having butter-drenched bacon-wrapped everything four times a day. Here's why even keto-friendly foods can be overused: https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/tip-4-keto-diet-fails … pic.twitter.com/SSzzFuK39i

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FLEX on Twitter

You've heard of carb cycling. Here's how to do it: http://bit.ly/2DTQI5p  pic.twitter.com/PWangXHAYF

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T NATION on Twitter

Powerlifters use pull-throughs to build posterior chain strength. Physique competitors use pull-throughs to build great looking glutes. Either way, you should be doing pull-throughs. Here's how: https://www.t-nation.com/training/tip-the-silly-looking-exercise-your-glutes-need … pic.twitter.com/lxouQh55Mn

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James Smith on Twitter

More multijumps that teach the ability to apply force in the opposite direction &effective redirection mechanics. The athletes were instructed to execute e/ jump w/ min. knee bend. The purpose was to focus on the ankle-foot complex, reduce muscle slack & improve energy transport. pic.twitter.com/re59yAZieM

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American Gridiron Close Grip Bench

American Gridiron Close Grip Bench

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T NATION on Twitter

A rep is not a rep. Especially when you stretch it out 30 times longer than how it's normally done. Sounds crazy, but so are the gains you'll get from it. Check it out: https://www.t-nation.com/training/qi-the-russian-training-secret …

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