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Top 3 Classic Physique Routines - IFBB Pittsburgh Pro 2016

Watch as Arash Rahbar, Darrem Charles & AJ Shukoori perform their Classic Physique posing routines at the 2016 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro.

Win a Trip to See Davis Vs King Mo at Bellator 154

Don't miss the chance to catch all the action live at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA, on May 14.

Bodyweight Training: Are You Strong Enough?

Super-human levels of strength can be achieved with nothing more than your bodyweight.

From Overweight Dreamer To Fitness Fanatic

Bryan thought being heavy was his lot in life, but he always wanted more. Then a friend helped him find fitness, and the two have been on the same quest ever since.

Phil Heath: Kai Greene is Lying About His Age

The current Mr. Olympia says Greene is "much older" than he admits.

Bodybuilding's Best Guest Pose - IFBB Pittsburgh Pro 2016

9 of the top bodybuilders on the scene today guest-posed this past Saturday at the 2016 NPC/IFBB Pittsburgh Pro. Sergio Oliva Jr, Brian Yersky, Guy Cisternino, Branch Warren, Big Ramy, Shawn Rhoden, Dexter Jackson, Kai Greene & reigning Mr. Olympia Phil Heath comprised it.

Kevin Levrone Olympia Comeback - Officially Announced

Today at the 2016 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro, bodybuilding legend Kevin Levrone officially announced his 2016 Mr. Olympia comeback!

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016 - You're ready to say yes to a new project today but only if it meets your particular conditions. Rather than being motivated by high ideals, the Taurus New Moon's occurrence in your 6th House of Work reflects a more pragmatic approach to your job. It's not that you lack vision; it's just that you're more concerned now with completing one task before beginning something else. Keep it simple until you can see how much time you need to allocate to your previous commitments.

Thor Proves He's Worthy, Works Out Rage in Gym

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) just revealed his true thoughts about the Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man standoff—while doing some ring pullups (at least some of them had to be real). "Where was the invite for me and Hulk? Just leave the two, biggest, strongest Avengers out of this one, did you?," quipped Thor. "Let us know when you're done messing around, and the big boys will step in."

8 Pre-Workout Foods That Are Upsetting Your Stomach

If you don't want to slog through your workout suffering from bouts of nausea, fits of stomach cramps, or waves of acid reflux, heed the advice of Jim White, RD, ACSM HFS, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesman, owner and president of  Jim White Fitness & Nutrition  Studios. White has highlighted the foods that have no place in your pre-workout plan, so there won't be anything holding you back in the gym, in the pool, or on the track.

The Rock Clock™ on the App Store

I love the concept and I think this app will go far. Only complain that I have is that you must keep the app open for the alarm to actually go off and wake you up. That actually would drain my battery. I love all the ringtones and the fact that you can choose to wake up at the same time as The Rock. I'll probably use it for the most part but I don't see me using it long term for the fact you have to keep the app open. Also I wish there was something you could track your goals or progress. That would be pretty neat.

6 Things Experienced Lifters Do Every Day

After you have been in the iron game for a while you start to develop more daily habits and goals as apposed to focusing on just one long-term goal. Experienced weightlifters still will have long-term goals but they are also seasoned enough to know that creating habits that they do everyday will create long-term success. You can’t build muscle, get lean or increase strength just by setting a goal. You need to think about what you do each day if you want to have longevity as a lifter and keep making progress.

The Best and Worst Time to Eat a Fatty Meal

When it comes to nutrition and fitness, timing is everything. (Just read  The Best Times of Day to Maximize Your Fitness  for proof.) For example, recent research found that when guys ate carbs after exercise, they torched more fat in the three hours post-workout than if they ate carbs before. Now, scientists have pinpointed an optimal time to eat saturated fats to minimize their negative effects.

Hidden Physique-Killing Foods - Part 3

Not every so-called bodybuilder-friendly food is all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s how to make the right choices with 3 staple foods.

Kevin Levrone Coming Out of Retirement this year! Mr Olympia "Special Invite!

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The Top 10 Exercises For Thick, Strong Thighs

Here's a good rule of thumb for determining weight: If you can bang out 20 reps with relative ease, increase the weight; if you're struggling to do just eight reps and begin to lose proper form, decrease the weight. With this in mind, Musico suggests 3 sets of no more than 10 reps for the strength training moves, and no more than 30 minutes at a high resistance for cardio. Follow these tips and you'll be on your way to thicker, more defined legs.

The Legendary Triceps of Kevin Levrone

Then there were his stupendous triceps. The upper lateral and long heads were so enormous they gave a rare “hang” to his arms, even in his side chest pose. Yet another interesting thing about the two-time Arnold champ was how remarkably strong he was. There’s a video of him benching 495 for a triple less than two weeks before the 1998 Olympia. Levrone believes too many bodybuilders rely on isolation when they should be hoisting heavy metal in the compound basics.

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Blended together and baked at 160 (320) for about 40 minutes (or until your utensil comes out clean after stabbing the bread) in a silicone bread loaf pan.

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8 Mistakes Men Make With Diets | T Nation

Many men get tripped up by mistake number two because they're copying the diet of their favorite bodybuilder or hypertrophied action movie star. The problem? Well, most men don't have the genetics of a pro, they don't do the marathon workouts of a pro, and they're not using the drugs the pros are using. Heck, even guys on steroids probably aren't using a tenth of what the pros use. All of those things add leeway to the diet. The pros can get away with crazy diets (at least for a few years) because of the drugs.

25 of the Easiest Healthy Recipes

But never fear! We are here to help. Here, we present to you 25 of the easiest and healthiest recipes around. From breakfast to dinner—and every meal and snack in between—we have you covered. None of these recipes take over 20 minutes to prepare (most of them take 10 minutes tops) and none call for fancy schmancy ingredients that require a special trip to the organic market. Instead, what we have for you are tasty and simple meals, snacks, and desserts that require little to no effort and are packed with lean protein , veggies, and other good-for-you ingredients. Incorporate these dishes into your diet and you’ll be shedding the fat in no time flat.

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ErgoBCAA is designed for athletes looking to perform at their peak, both in and out of the gym. You live by the credo “I Lift Ergo I Am.” ErgoBCAA is designed so that you can train harder and longer. Branched chain amino acids are the building blocks of muscle and staying hydrated is crucial to making sure you stay in the game.

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22 Should Your Workout Kick Your Ass?

If you were to ask me to choose the one thing most people could improve in the gym my answer would be “Intensity.” Problem is, when I suggest workouts need to be harder, most interpret that as meaning more sets, reps, or hours in the gym. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Intensity doesn’t hinge necessarily on what you do (although it can), but oftentimes it’s how you do it. Your focus, your energy, and your devotion to push past barriers and challenge your body. To help you understand the difference between working harder and training smarter, I interview Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S, fitness director for Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness, and the author of  The Truth About Strength Training . You won’t learn any new exercises or magic bullet secrets, but the strategy you’ll gain will be as valuable as any other lessons you’ll find.

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5 Form Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making | T Nation

Screwing the elbows forward is another critical mistake when doing pull-ups and pulldowns. Regardless of the grip (pronated, supinated, or neutral) or hand placement (wide, medium, or close), the elbows need to point straight ahead throughout, rather than out to the sides. This helps to engage the entire musculature of the lats rather than just the upper portion. It also ensures you're not pulling from the upper traps and shoulders.

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5 Everyday Behaviors Keeping You From Losing Fat

When it comes to weight loss, nothing is quite as difficult as dropping the last 10 pounds. At the start, you're shedding body fat left and right, but at some point your dramatic results come to a screeching halt. Why? Essentially, your body becomes accustomed to your diet and your workout and let's face it: It's much harder to lose 10 pounds when you weigh 190 than it is to lose 10 pounds from a 300-pound frame.

STRONG Life Ep. 82: Zach & NFL Veteran, John Welbourn Answer Your Questions! • Zach Even-Esh

Episode 82 of The STRONG Life Podcast was my favorite episode ever as NFL Veteran, John Welbourn and I work together to crush this QnA episode.

Fitness Model Shares Amazing Pregnancy Pics

BUMP UPDATE 37 weeks.... Only 21 days to go Well well Little D you have caused quiet a commotion, you are most certainly making your entrance into this world noticeable. But seriously "what a week" did not expect that, can not believe how many people are apparently doctors, how easily people can slam a pregnant women, but more importantly how INCREDIBLE absolute strangers are. I don't think there are any words that could describe just how humbled I am to see absolute strangers support my lifestyle, pregnancy, my unborn child & give me the respect I think I deserve for putting in the effort to maintain my habits whilst pregnant. For a women to consider falling pregnant is a HUGE decision it's a permanent decision, not just the physical demands, the risk, but you're preparing to sacrifice your very being to be this little persons everything for as long as you live. Then there's conceiving, you couldn't feel more pressure if you tried, it's extremely difficult for so many women, I am extremely grateful I fell first go, but I am close to so many whom have struggled greatly. Now you're pregnant the physical changes, the tests & the realisation that it's happening is prominent.

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7 Gym Hacks That Will Get You Bigger Biceps

But taking it to the next level can be a lot tougher. It a little bit more expertise. That's why we're bringing you these next-level bicep training tips. They'll help you gain noticeable size and definition in your arms.

Boost the Testosterone Within

It’s not surprising that a killer workout can flood your veins with muscle-building T. It’s the physiological reward for getting under the bar and pushing yourself to your limits. How much of a hormonal response you get depends on the amount of muscle you use, as well as the training intensity and volume. In other words, you need to move big heavy weights to get the maximum test boost.

9 Things Guys Do That Can Give Them Man Boobs

But don’t buy stock in the bro (thanks, Kramer!) just yet. Assuming you aren’t born with a genetic disorder like Klinefelter syndrome that can cause the condition, bra-ready jugs are pretty simple to avoid if you heed the causes. Breast tissue—which both women and men possess—feeds off of estrogen hormones. While women naturally have more estrogen, and men naturally have more androgen hormones, men can easily get their estrogens-to-androgens ratio out of whack. The result: Sprouting boobs faster than your high school’s head cheerleader.

8 Weeks to a Turbocharged Metabolism Training Plan

Change Up Your Cardio. You’ll perform two types of cardio workouts in both phases of this program. On Days 1, 3, and 5, you’ll do 45–60 minutes of steady-state cardio on a StepMill at 75% of your maximum heart rate (MHR). (If you don’t have access to a StepMill, use a treadmill set to an incline of at least 5%.) On Days 4 and 6 in Phase 1 of the program, you’ll perform 30 minutes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with your choice of cardio. (See “HIIT Plan,” right.) Integrating both types of workouts will allow you to work different energy systems to maximize fat burning.

Spring Sports Nutrition Guide: Protein

Discover today’s best-tasting, most potent protein supplements on the market to maximize your muscle-building potential.

15 Most Important Exercises For Men

Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, some follow bodybuilding protocols, and still others participate in any number of fitness trends and fads. However, there is a list of exercises that has withstood the test of time, and these moves have become staples in every serious lifter’s plan.

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The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

A CrossFit staple, the Filthy 50 is a brutal series of taxing exercises that’s likely to seem endless if you’ve never done it before. The circuit includes 50 reps of 10 different exercises, all done as quickly as possible. Do 50 box jumps with a 24-inch box, 50 jumping pullups, 50 kettlebell swings, 50 walking lunge steps, 50 knees to elbows, 50 reps of push press with 45 pounds, 50 back extensions, 50 wallballs using a 20-pound ball, 50 burpees (dropping all the way to the floor), 50 double-unders.

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.

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10 Full-Body Exercises that Use Battle Ropes

How to do it: Drop into a squat position, hinging at your hips, and lean your upper body slightly forward. Hold a rope in either hand using the handshake grip. Alternate making waves with the ropes, making sure the ripples run all the way to the end of your anchor point. "Think about making small but fast waves rather than huge explosive ones," Hopkins says.

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5 Ways to Prevent and Stop Side Stitches During a Run

You'll brave below-freezing temps, that oversized bear of a dog your neighbor refuses to leash, and about a dozen other obstacles during your runs. But there's one thing that can stop you dead in your tracks: side stitches. Those cramps racking your stomach and knotting the muscles between your ribs are actually spasms in your diaphragm, a huge, dome-shaped sheet of muscle at the bottom of your ribcage. Your diaphragm plays a huge role in breathing, so yeah, it can really throw off your pacing and hurt your training if it's constantly cramping up.

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