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Exercising Late Won't Keep You Awake

Evening workouts don't affect sleep quality, says a recent poll.

Phil Heath Re-Signs with Weider/AMI

Heath’s path to winning the 2013 Mr. Olympia crown followed an interesting path, which highlights his ability to meet and conquer significant challenges. For four years he played guard for the University of Denver men’s basketball team. In 2002, at the end of his college basketball career, the 180-pound athlete decided to turn his attention to the sport of bodybuilding. He transformed his training and nutrition regimen and earned professional status three years later by winning the heavyweight and overall titles at the 2005 NPC USA Bodybuilding Championships. In 2006, Heath did what many amateurs can only dream of, he won his first 2 IFBB Pro shows with a win at the IFBB Colorado Pro and the New York Pro, a future Mr. Olympia was rising thru the ranks. Heath has a history of participating in Mr. Olympia, placing 3rd in 2008, 5th in 2009, and 2nd in 2010 before winning the title in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In the process, Heath became only the 13th competitor in history to win the Olympia title.

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If you comb through the scientific journals for weightlifting belt studies, you'll have a hard time finding studies on the effects of wearing a lifting belt on one-rep max strength. So, I decided to do such a study myself back when I was running the Weider Research Group. We had 12 trained lifters who had been consistently doing squats for at least 5 years perform a one-rep max squat with and without a belt on two separate occasions in the lab. The belt they wore was a powerlifing-style belt that was 4-inches all the way around. We found that the belt allowed these lifters to squat an average of 10 pounds more than when they weren't wearing the belt. Other studies have reported that the speed of the reps performed on the squat was about 10 percent faster when subjects wore belts versus when they didn't. This was especially true during the later reps of a set. This suggests that lifting belts may help increase muscle power and help better maintain that power throughout a set.

Sagittarius Horoscope for Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - What starts as a difference of opinion can quickly evolve, leading to a productive day filled with creative adventure. Let go of any preconceived notions or old expectations; sticking to your previous agenda won't serve any purpose in the present moment. Instead, focus on cultivating self-expression and appreciating life's little blessings. Your flexibility leads to success faster than your determination. Thankfully, your positive attitude is enough to set the course of events into motion.

Get Crushed: Bench Press Death

Then there are some days you just walk into the gym feeling extra pumped and super focused. Sure you could bang out your regularly scheduled training program. Hell, the way you’re feeling you could probably hit a couple of PR’s. But, today, you’re same-old training program just won’t do. You want to tackle something tough. You want a challenge. You want to train so hard that you crawl out of the gym. You want to GET CRUSHED.

4 Unconventional Moves For Huge Gains

One of the most dangerous things any iron aficionado can do is to get comfortable. Comfort is the death knell for muscle growth and strength gains. Every once in a while you have to abandon the familiar to really generate the uptick in mass that keeps your boat floated. Stepping away from the bench and trying some unconventional moves might be the best thing you ever did.

Protein Packed Wrap

We all get bored with different foods. Tuna is a clean diet staple that you’ve probably ruined for yourself a while back, simply draining a can and combining it with some mayo and eating it for days, weeks, or even months on end. Nothing wrong with that: It’s high-protein, easy, healthy, and low-carb. But when’s the last time you made yourself some tuna salad and were actually excited about it? The recipe for my tuna Provençal wraps adds tons of flavor, healthy fats, and extra protein with hard-boiled eggs. It’s a bit more work than the old mayo-and-tuna mix, but it’s well worth the effort. Follow this recipe once, and you’ve got lunch for the whole week.

4 Tips for Protecting Lean Muscle Mass

Sustain the lean muscle you've worked so hard to achieve through training and diet.

The Real Reason You're Always Hungry

Over time, we’ve come to believe that overeating is what causes us to get fat. In reality, that may not be the case—getting fat could be what’s causing you to take in excess calories. Doesn’t really make sense, right? To break it down in simpler terms: being overweight deprives your body of the calories needed to fuel your metabolism and boost energy levels because the calories are being stored in fat cells rather than circulating through your bloodstream. This causes your brain to tell your body to eat more. Eating more solves the hunger problem in the short term, but at the same time promotes weight gain. To then remedy that problem you may cut calories from your diet in an effort to drop pounds. This also may work short term, but in time hunger will increase again and your metabolism will slow.

25-Minute Full-Body TRX Circuit

If you're looking for a new TRX workout, give this fun and effective 25-minute full body routine a try.

The Best 20-Minute Workout

101 Best Workouts Of All Time is the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a fully-stocked supergym to a pair of mismatched dumbbells in your garage, or nothing but your body weight alone, you can build muscle, lose fat, and sculpt the physique you've always wanted.

Crank Out More Pullups

Pullups aren't neccessarily easy; some novice gym-goers have trouble even getting one or two. Duffy recommends grabbing assistance bands, which you wrap around the bar and place under your feet. "These elastic bands will counterbalance your body weight and help assist you with getting more pullups," says Duffy. Even advanced athletes can benefit from assistance bands—they might help get you one, two, or three more reps than you normally would without assistance. Novice trainees can train with assistance bands each week and more advanced athletes could sprinkle the use of the bands every other week.

6 Things to Give Up to Get Rid of Your Gut

Kick these bad habits you probably don't think twice about doing.

6 Ways to Feel Full Without Eating More

It’s time for your  beach body to make its summer debut. That means if you’re still working off some residual chubbiness, now’s the time to up your intensity in the gym and tighten the screws on your diet. The trouble is, hunger cravings can often be convincing enough to get you to cave, and that one sugary or fatty slip up can lead to a devastating domino effect. A solution would be to feel full without eating more. For tweaks you can make to help do that, we asked Dr. Jonny “The Rogue Nutritionist” Bowden, PhD, CNS, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth , and an expert on weight loss and nutrition to pitch in with a few tips.

B.L.E.N.D. Workout

What is B.L.E.N.D.? Bodybuilding Lift-Off through Exercise, Nutrition and Dietary Supplements. It's our complete program designed to make sure you're seeing real results. Blend these training and nutrition ingredients to make sure you achieve your peak physique.

FD Fat Loss By Mind Power (Athlete)

"As an IFBB Professional Figure Athlete, it goes without saying that getting and staying lean is my job.  My livelihood depends on my physical condition and maintaining a low body fat.  I am, however,  a normal person just like everyone else that battles with overcoming my desire to eat poorly.  I am also interested in finding out how other people are successful with obtaining and maintaining a fit physique.  I personally struggle with the mental obstacles that come into play while dieting just like everyone else.  I had some interaction with Pauline Nordin via email and I asked her how she overcomes her own personal obstacles to maintain her year round lean physique.  She sent me over a copy of her Ebook: Fat Loss By Mind Power. I was very excited!  I am always willing to learn fr

Teen's 'Michael Jackson' Act Crushes Classmates in Talent Show

The Pitman High School student performed “Billie Jean” at his school’s talent show.

FD The Men's Guide (Athlete)

My wife has purchased many of your Fighter Diet ebooks and she loves them!!! She recently did her first physique competition and she helped me by using your Men's Guide to FD eBook. Thanks for help!!   Think Fighter Diet is all about girl power? Well you thought wrong. It’s true Pauline knows a thing or two about women's health and fitness, but her FD concept can be applied to any "body" male or female. To bring a little focus back on the Y chromosome, she's created the Men's Guide to Fighter Diet. An excellent ebook, the Men’s Guide is a Fighter Diet Concept book, workout plan and meal plan all wrapped into one. One section could also be considered the nutshell version of Cardio for Leanness. In fact, for that reason, you could think of the Men’s Guide as the male version (though

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Terry Crews and Jimmy Fallon's Epic Nip-Synching Session

The former M&F cover subject's rendition of "Ebony and Ivory" with the chat show host won't be forgotten anytime soon.

10 More Foods Every Man Must Try

Few foods have the ability to mimic a powerful sexual experience. This iconic dish, served at Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York City and The French Laundry in Yountville, CA, induces sensory bliss. The “pearls” are delicate orbs of tapioca made savory with oyster-infused sabayon. Each one pirouettes across your taste buds. The oysters, nearly nude except for their buttery sheen, beg to be held in your mouth for just one … moment … longer. When you finish the dish, your face blushing with hedonistic enjoyment, you’re left only to dream, to fantasize.

31 Ways To Build A Bigger, Stronger Back

If you're a fan of circuit training , this back-blasting workout video offers a great resource to pick a few unique exercises to add to the mix. According to fitness trainer, Andy McDermott - creator of this mega-move, back workout - variety is key. Not just physically, but mentally as well. Having an ample mix of back exercises to choose from ensures that you'll never have to do the exact same back workout twice. And by switching up your routine, those plateaus that prevent you from adding more muscle will be obliterated.

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Old School Shoulder Smash

Results speak for themselves, and throughout their long careers IFBB pros Toney Freeman and Dennis James have produced. James, the 1998 USA super-heavyweight and overall champ, competed in 38 pro contests before hanging up his posing trunks afer placing third at the 2012 Masters Olympia. Along the way, he racked up three pro wins and earned 10 invitations to the Olympia, placing as high as 4th in 2003. Since he turned pro by winning both the super-heavyweight and overall title at the 2002 NPC Nationals, Freeman has stepped onstage 52 times, emerging victorious on seven occasions, and made seven Mr. Olympia appearances—eight by the time you’ve read this—with his best ranking a fifth-place finish in 2008. Freeman doesn’t show any signs of slowing down: To date in 2013, he’s racked up two runner-up slots at the Australian Pro and the Arnold Classic Brazil, and two third-place finishes at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic (Ohio) and the Mr. Europe Pro. Click "Next Page" >>

15 Minutes to Bigger Pecs

You've got a dilemma: you wouldn't dream of missing that coveted chest routine this week, but you just don't have time to fit it in. If you're as pec-obsessed as most guys, this has catastrophe written all over it—or so you think. No worries. If you've got 15 minutes and a cable station at your disposal, you'll be walking in and out of the gym in no time with a pair of pumped up pecs .

10 Power Foods for Size & Strength

When it comes to the infinite number of foods that you can put in your body, there are good foods and there are bad foods. Clearly, you know to avoid the bad foods whenever possible, but when it comes to choosing the very best foods for your physique goals, that's an even harder decision. FLEX is here to make it easier for you to find the best of the best--we call them Power Foods.

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These Female Bodybuilders Love How They Look and Don't Care What You Think

When you look in the mirror, how do you feel? I feel like I've achieved the goal I've been working for — to be here. I have a lot of women who look at me and say, "Oh my gosh, you look so great." I say, "I look like this for a small snapshot in time, and then I come out of the show and I eat brownies and I put body fat on." You can't stay this way year-round. I have a chunky butt half the time and that's OK. This is not how I always look.

5 Things to Know Before Getting Tatted Up

Today’s generation is lucky because it has the Internet. Most good shops will have good things written about them in reviews on the Internet nowadays. You always want to look at a shop’s cleanliness, and everyone there should have portfolios of their specific work. You want to look for clean and crisp lines and shading that doesn’t look choppy but smooth. All the color should be solid and bright.  When you're looking at any black or gray work, check for varying degrees of weight in the shading and smoothness. Unless you’re looking for something superspecific, it’s always good to look at versatility and how long the artist has been doing it. How long has the shop been there? Have they had the same guys working there for a long time? Ask around to see what people may say about the place. Talk to heavily tattooed collectors, and they'll usually point you in the right direction.

Don't Worry, Be Trappy

The trapezius is a kite-shaped muscle that runs from the back of your head all the way down to the middle of your back. Along the way, it attaches to your skull, spine, clavicles, and scapulae. Strength enthusiasts are probably most familiar with a traditional model of the trapezius that divides the muscle into thirds. In this model, the upper portion includes the prominent rounded sections that sit on either side of the neck and the near-vertical fibers that run along the cervical spine (sometimes called the “descending” portion). These fibers elevate the shoulders/scapulae and extend the neck. The middle portion consists of horizontal and near-horizontal fibers between the scapulae and works with the rhomboids in retracting the scapulae. The lower portion has fibers angling out and up from the spine and, in balance with the rest of the muscle, is often called the “ascending” portion of the trapezius. For yoke enthusiasts, the upper fibers and the top portion of your middle fibers are the most important for your goals. These fibers are in the right position and are also the trapezius fibers most capable of growing.

Powered by Oreos: It's Only the Beginning - Juggernaut Training Systems

Its about midnight and I just got done watching event 7 for the third time.  I have nothing to say, except this.  I left it all out on the floor this last weekend and not one little part of me thinks that I could’ve done something different.  If you know who I am or are a close friend you know that this is gonna make me stronger.  When she said “no rep” my mind went blank it was like I knew what just happened and I knew Carson California was no longer an option.  They brought us down to the rig area to tally up the scores and there I waited for the results.  As they announced the names, mine was left out.  Tears began to build up and I wanted to disappear.  I felt many taps/rubs on the shoulder saying you will be okay.  Heather Welsh took me into her arms and pulled me close.  I cannot explain to you how much I needed to be cared for in that moment. To have one of my competitors and dear friends step in to be there for me meant the world.  As I walked quickly in front of the entire stadium full of crossfitters and spectators.  People began to stand up, whistle, clap, and cheer so loudly for me.

Train Solo With Negatives

If you train alone, try doing one arm at a time on the Smith machine. Roll a bench up to the machine, lie down on the bench, and unrack the bar from the safety latches. Slowly lower the bar to your chest using just your right arm. Once the bar touches your chest, use both arms to press the bar back up to the start position. On the next rep, switch it up. Alternate arms in this fashion on each rep. Use a weight that is about 120% of your one-rep max on a normal Smith-machine press. You should be able to do 3–5 reps with it while resisting for 3–8 seconds on the way down.

5 More Ways to Blast Your Legs

To do an extended set of squats first choose a weight that normally limits you to 4-5 reps on the close-stance front squat (even though you will attempt no more than 3-4 reps). For each change in exercise movement for that extended set you will attempt 3-4 reps. Do not do more than four reps on any exercise except the final movement of the extended set. You can work to failure on the last exercise of all extended sets. Since you will do four exercise changes per extended set on the squat, you will sum up a total of about 12-16 reps. So in essence, you are using a weight on each different squat movement that is best for strength gains, but at the end of the extended set the total reps that the muscle group has performed fall in the range that is best for muscle growth and getting ripped. Rest between extended sets for 3-4 minutes. Perform between 3-4 sets for each extended set.

Under The Bar: Don't Cheat - Get Super High Instead

11:45 AM – 1 PM – Made a few phone calls in regards to the front opening monolift. We discovered today why some people have issues using this, while others do not. This has to do with the direction the lever of the arm swings more than anything else. Most lifters will brace the bar against the back of the hooks and pull it to them when using a regular monolift. This is to lock the arm so it doesn’t move. If they push forward on it, the arm would have some give. This give doesn’t matter if it’s one or eight inches. It only takes one inch mess someone up. The thing with a front opening mono, is the lever is reverse. Thus, front opening. So if they pull back, it’s the same as if they pushed forward on the other style lift. For them to get braced, the bar needs to be forward on the hooks – not back. I’ll try to do a video to show this and avoid confusion. Not everyone uses the hooks to brace the bar, so this is why it doesn’t effect that many people. This is not something that can be fixed, as it’s the nature of how the rack opens, and depends if it’s front opening or rear opening.


Ninety percent of the fats found in sunflower seed butter are unsaturated, healthy fats which help lower cholesterol and fight inflammation. Sunflower butter is a great way to turn a blah protein shake into a treat with creamy, milkshake-like consistency. This easy-to-make chocolate dream smoothie is a must-try!

The 7 Best Arm Moves of All-Time

So are the following 7 exercises the best arm moves of all time? Yes, according to Eraldo Maglara NSCA-CPT — because they’ve been the most effective at helping him and his clients sculpt bigger, stronger guns . Are they the best arm exercises for you? Let us know in the comments.  

10 Ways Music Can Boost Your Well-Being

Music can make people feel centered and reduce anxiety and depression, says Shara Sand, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at LaGuardia Community College, in Long Island City, N.Y. “I believe that music is healing because there’s something about the vibrational properties that restore a certain kind of balance,” says Sand. Here we show you 10 ways that music can boost your well-being.

The Complete Arnold: Triceps

One thing I learned in my many years of training is that the isolation principle is very important for developing fabulous triceps. Triceps exercises must isolate the three muscle heads to work them properly. Consequently, you must know which movements best affect each head. Early in my bodybuilding career, I picked up an idea from Vince Gironda that helped me learn which exercises had the greatest effect on particular body parts. Vince would choose an exercise and perform 15–20 sets of 20 reps, and that’s all he would do that day for triceps (which is plenty). The next day, judging from where he experienced the greatest muscle soreness, he got his answer as to what area of the triceps that exercise worked the most. If he had done cable pressdowns, he would know whether they targeted his inner or outer head more or if they emphasized the lower section of the muscle group. Using this method, you’d know what area of the tri’s each movement affects most. Although today, with the help of Vince’s and Joe Weider’s techniques, as well as exercise science studies, we know more about which exercises hit what areas of most muscles.

Add Two Inches to Your Chest

The rate at which your muscles apply force determines the number and type
of muscle fibers that are recruited, and recruiting them all is the path to complete growth and development. We’re prescribing speed bench presses, done with light weight for maximum velocity, to target your most explosive muscle fibers. (These also happen to be the largest.) Speed training serves another purpose too: training you to blast through sticking points in your bench press so you can lift heavier weights in subsequent workouts and therefore apply a more intense muscle- building stimulus.

Warning for the Health Obsessed - Born Fitness

We went to Disneyland and I tried to convince her to go into the Haunted Mansion (and failed), and then settled for Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride—which somehow still left her a little terrified. We ate fried foods and what allegedly were chicken skewers (mystery meat would be more accurate), discovered that the “Fast Pass” is really the only way to go for the main attractions, and learned that walking around Disneyland all day is surprisingly tiring. (I can only imagine what it’s like with children.) The day ended as all days should: with an awesome meal (we went to Boa, one of Rach’s favorite steak restaurants), watched the sun set over the ocean, and then ate ice cream.

On Tour with the NBA Championship Trophy

In celebration of the NBA Playoffs, the league took the Larry O'Brien Trophy for a tour around New York City, dropping in to visit celebrities and models along the way. It even stopped in to see us at the Men's Fitness offices. The result was a number of pretty awesome photos littered across the social media-sphere, including this stellar headstand pose from yoga instructor and Extra correspondent Hilaria Baldwin. Could you imagine LeBron striking that pose while confetti rained from the ceiling?

The Once-A-Week Strength Solution

Too many lifters forget the acceleration part—we want nasty speed. Think mind- movement connection, not mind-muscle connection. Perform this routine once a week in addition to your normal body part split to continue adding pounds to the bar on the rest of your bodypart-specific lifts. Not surprisingly, this routine is built on the Big 3 – the squat, bench press and deadlift. Simply perform this routine once a week on the day of your choosing. Looks like you’ll have one less rest day in your weekly split!


These differences make each person special, each goal beautiful! There's something to be learned and applied from the cardio training of athletes in each discipline. To showcase some of the best cardio methods around the fitness industry, we asked the diverse athletes of Team Cellucor for their favorite workouts. The next time your cardio training gets stale, break out one of these sessions and get ready to sweat.

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Directions For Whey-HD: Mix one scoop of WHEY-HD™ with 6-8 ounces of cold water and drink immediately after workout or strenuous activity. May also be taken anytime to promote recovery and help build strong muscles.*† For optimal results, use in conjunction with a proper diet and always consult with a physician prior to beginning a training regimen.

My Unique Methods for a World Record Squat

As part of refining my methods, I’m not currently doing any additional work capacity (often referred to as GPP) training. I have found that my current layout keeps me at an adequate level. If my work capacity is subpar, I will typically add in extra HIIT-based sessions on off days early in a training cycle. I may train work capacity if I have a specific conditioning-based event coming up, such as the Guinness World Record for deadlift in one minute that I performed three weeks prior to the meet I discuss in this article. As my primary goal was the meet, I did not do any specific training for that event.

NY Pro Bikini Champ, Yeshaira Robles!

FLEXonline Senior Editor Angelica Nebbia interviews Yeshaira Robles, 2X New York Pro Bikini champion, after her 2014 win!

Born Fitness Newsletter - Born Fitness

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Martin Scarry is fundraising on JustGiving for Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Athletes Lifting Ridiculous Weights

Welcome to an article that really could be entitled, "Better you than me," featuring some athletes who take their craft seriously. 

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58 Motivation for a Mass Detonation
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