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Sagittarius Horoscope for Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016 - You may not fully comprehend everything that's happening now, but something wonderful is ready to unfold in your life. However, emotional and spiritual growth is often painful, especially with the unforgiving Scorpio Full Moon overwhelming your 12th House of Destiny. Unconscious motivations push you towards destinations that aren't yet obvious to you. If everything seems to be out of control, make a conscious decision to just roll with the waves of change. As spiritual teacher Vernon Howard wrote, "Resistance to the disturbance is the disturbance."

Take the Guesswork Out of Training

How many times have you caught yourself asking the question, “Which exercise should I do?” You get cranking on a good program, but still find yourself questioning why certain body parts just aren’t getting any better. You look around the gym and see a lot different exercises being performed and probably say to yourself, “Should I do that?” The better question should really be, “What am I trying to improve?” Exercises are created for a specific purpose, but when it comes to building size and getting razor-sharp cuts, that reason becomes even more important. Choosing the best exercise is difficult, since most exercises have variations and may activate more than one muscle or muscle group, making it difficult to pinpoint the true target. You also have to consider how to get all your body parts worked out inside of a week while ensuring that your overall goal is met.

Increase Your Bench Press

This may seem like an odd workout to improve your bench press because there are no bench presses in it! Its primary purpose is to create structural balance. If all your muscles are not in balance, the opposing muscles (antagonists) could shut down. That’s why a trainee who has an extreme case of structural imbalance but corrects it could increase their bench press without performing any bench presses!

The 8 Worst Things to Do After a Workout

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9 Reasons Why You Should Practice Yoga

5 Toughest Yoga Positions for Guys >>> Yes, the real results of regular yoga practice are quite practical, and you don’t need any special equipment—just a few square feet of space and a mat. Here’s how that extra bit of stretching will not only enhance your other workouts, but also your life.

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8 Ways to Burn More Fat

Most think of altering the metabolism as “boosting it,” but there are things you can do that also change the way the body handles food. For example, simply by taking a fiber supplement, you can alter the way your body handles carbohydrates. Fiber stimulates carbs to bypass fat storing pathways, which in turn means they ultimately head down other pathways for muscle fueling or building. There you go — a simple nutrition step to modify your metabolism.

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Founded in 1992, After School All Stars is celebrating two decades of empowering youth across the nation. The mission established at our founding, to give children the tools they need to have successful futures, has remained constant. How we fulfill that mission has evolved. We started in Los Angeles with 40,000 youth competing in summer time athletic and academic competitions, and now we provide comprehensive out-of-school time programs to 72,053 participants at 326 schools.

The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout for Bodybuilders

Don’t believe me? Take a look at gymnasts, these are by far the most jacked, ripped and strongest athletes in the world. And all they do is bodyweight training on rings and bars, not to mention training 6-7 times a week with full body workouts. Quite frankly, if you ask me, someone who bangs out hand push ups is far more badass than a dude who can bench 200 kilos.

15 Ways to Gain Lean Muscle Mass

There are plenty of lean mass schemes out there for a reason: Your body doesn't want to stay lean. In fact, our bodies tend to like being heavier. It's much easier for our bodies to store fat than it is to build muscle . Being massive and lean is a tough task for your body to accomplish. It is going to take time and patience. These 15 tips will help keep the extra pounds off and help you add slabs of beef to your frame.

Big Ramy Trains Arms

The crucial thing for Ramy when working arms is to lock his elbow(s) in place from the first rep to the last. Cheating would allow him to hoist heavier weights, but it would also rob him of the control he wants to exert on his targeted muscles, and increase the odds of a strain or—worst yet—a tear.

Best Fruit for Bodybuilding

The problem with fructose arises when the liver glycogen levels are full. At this point, fructose gets converted to fat and that helps to increase the size of the fat cells. Since we aren't equipped with fuel gauges to tell us how full our livers are, many bodybuilders opt for avoiding fruit all together. But such extreme measures are not necessary. There are actually a few times when fruit is not only okay—it's actually helpful.

The "Look Better In Leggings" Workout

Sculpt a sexy, sculpted lower body with these seven perfect exercises.

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The Hottest Trend in Training Sneakers: Mid-Tops

This spring, we’ve spotted one design in particular that's really trending: The mid-cut silhouette. The purpose of the slightly higher rise is to create a more snug fit for ankle support when moving in every direction. Now, the mid-cut design isn't "new." But, when it's revived in a new shoe—specifically a training shoe that has the versatility to allow you to run, lift, and do everything in between—we have to have 'em.

7 Myths About Six-Pack Abs

So whether you’re a workout Jedi or a padawan looking to score abs 101 tips, allow us to dispel fact from fiction when it comes to achieving those washboard abs.

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Carb Cycling That Actually Works | T Nation

But a study conducted by Harvard University compared a low-fat, low-protein, high-carb diet; a high-fat, low-protein, moderate-carb diet; and a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet, and found no significant differences in weight loss regardless of macronutrient breakdown. Another study found that after 8 weeks, a high-carb, low-fat, low-protein diet was just as effective as a low-carb, low-fat, high protein approach. The evidence is pretty clear that cycling your carbs has no added benefit to weight loss itself.

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10 Unconventional Fitness Tools that Really Work

“The weighted jump rope is a great tool because it provides the perfect amount of resistance to challenge your lungs and muscles,” Hinds says. You can find a variety of styles, namely leather, beaded, or wire cable ropes that weigh about 1 to 2 pounds. The key is to use a weight that’s heavy enough to make your workout more demanding, but not too difficult where you lose your form. Jump forward and backwards (imitate running backwards) with the weighted jump rope to improve your speed, power, and conditioning—you’ll use completely different muscles and challenge your body, whipping it into fighting shape. 

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6 Smoothies for Athletes

Beets are packed with nitrates, helping increase blood flow to your muscles, so you get more out of your workout; pineapple con- tains both bone-boosting manganese and inflammation-busting bromelain. Add in a preworkout powder (we like fitMiss ignite) for some health-boosting aminos, plus a kick of caffeine that will power you for hours. For a smooth, creamy texture, toss in a frozen banana, if desired.

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Bodybuilding For Beginners

If you’re like me, you dove into bodybuilding with a passion, not a strategy. It was, and still is, something you loved, not a scheme for success that you reached after comparing it with other ventures. Bodybuilding is something you’re driven to do, no matter what. It’s in your blood, not in your mind. You toss and turn in bed at night, resenting the hours that keep you from your next workout. In your dreams, you’re in the gym, grunting, sweating, smashing those weights, cheering your training partners to their personal records, then getting under the bar when your turn comes and beating them at their own game, as they in turn cheer you on. When you awake, you gulp down some breakfast before you’re off and running, unable to resist the allure of ringing iron and the delicious pain of rough-cut knurling. You have no chart or graphs to consult, no calculus of how many more muscle fibers will be stimulated with each additional repetition. You’re in there to lift as hard, as heavy and as long as you can, because you’re conquering the world, and it feels good. When you drag yourself home, the only thing on your mind is getting back in there the next day, so you can do even better.

Operation 16

Muscle & Fitness teamed up with ProSupps athletes Jason Poston, IFBB Pro, three-time Olympia Physique Top 3 Competitor, and Allison Frahn, IFBB Pro, four-time Figure Olympia, to create a total body program designed to help you put on quality muscle while leaning out. The workout and supplement regimen—called OPERATION 16—will make 2016 your strongest year ever. Follow as the Pros take you step-by-step through each workout of this program.


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Peanut butter is a great source of heart healthy fat and protein, but it can be tiring to eat the same way day-in and day-out. These creative recipes will mix up your PB routine and will keep it as part of your diet. If you've been skimping out on this classic nut butter, for reasons other than being allergic, here's something you should consider: people who regularly ate peanuts had a 21% less chance of dying over five years, says a 2015 study.

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Get Stronger (& Bigger) Now!

FLEX has compiled 15 science based strategies for getting stronger in the gym immediately. From technique tweaks to nutritional manipulations, these tricks of the trade will give you a boost right away. Will your squat increase by 100 pounds in the next week? Unfortunately, no. But this is a good place to start.   So turn the page and let's go....

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6 Tips for a Ripped Six-Pack

Stop neglecting your abs training. These six strategies will help you retool your training to get the midsection you want.

The High-Intensity Circuit to Sweat Your Gut Off

Plyometric exercises are so effective because you're repeatedly creating a forceful contraction, which means you're burning major calories, Perry explains. Movements like jumping rope, sprinting, throwing (think baseball and football)—even punching or kicking—are performed rapidly and demand a quick stretching or loading of the muscle followed by a forceful contraction. This is why plyo circuits don't (and shouldn't) take very long. You want to keep the intensity high and the duration somewhere between 10 to 20 minutes. Your most intense workouts should be shortest.

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Look Flawless From Head to Toe!

Send your metabolism sky-high in less than 15 minutes with this fresh mix of compound movements. NPC bikini competitor Loni Christine demonstrates a quick calorie-crushing session that’s short on time and fast on results.

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