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FD Got Guns (Athlete)

“Hi Pauline Nordin and Fighter Diet, I’ve been exclusively using the Got Guns program for the last two months for my arm training. I didn’t take “befores” but my string bean arms had no definition after taking months off around the delivery of my second baby. I love this program. It’s simple and to the point. No wasting time on set after set. You just do the work and then watch them rest and grow. When I first started I was using 10lb dumbbells for curls and now I am up to 25s for the same exercise. This is the fastest I have ever made progress with my arms. I can’t wait to see what two more months brings!”  Amy   Got Guns: Arm Training Fighter Diet Stye It's summer time and that means it's tank top time. Or maybe it's not summer where you are, but you've got an eve

Jay Cutler Back in his Hometown, Boston, MA

So, I spent my Memorial Day Weekend back on my home turf in Massachusetts. It’s always great to go back for the Jay Cutler Classic but this time I had the pleasure of doing a Boston Press Tour. On Friday, I got to talk with Jam’n 94.5 FM, which is Boston’s number one Hip-Hop station about the show, fitness tips and some related trending topics. What an awesome group the morning show was – such a fun experience. Check out this clip for a behind-the-scenes look at how much fun we had: Later that afternoon, I went over to WAAF and shot an awesome video which I think you guys are really going to enjoy (will be posted soon).

Sagittarius Horoscope for Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Managing your relationships requires extra vigilance these days. However, an unexpected twist can turn your day upside down, but a surprise can also set you free. Your logic may be somewhat clouded now, so put off the big decisions for a while longer. In the meantime, remain flexible to the needs of others. Ultimately, let your dreams be your guide as you explore the possible paths ahead.

Meal Plan: Boost Your Immune System

Taking in carbs while you’re training helps counter immune dysfunction and immune inflammatory responses due to the stress hormones released during hard exercise. By keeping your muscles fueled with carbs during a workout, you can mitigate the effects of training on your immune system and keep yourself in top shape longer. And don’t worry about their effect on your physique— intra-workout carbs won’t hinder fat loss.

These 57 Rare Photos Will Destroy Everything You Knew About The Past. Mind = Blown.

These stunning photos reveal relationships and sides of famous people you've never seen before and capture the essence of eras that have come and gone. I'm sure more than a few of these will surprise you...and some might even make you laugh.

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.

Bench Press Seminar 5: Dead Bench

Before we delve into dead benches, it might be a good idea for you to ego at the door because it won’t do you much good here. In fact, your sense of pride will take a swift kick to the jewels if this is new to you because you will not be able to move as much weight on a dead bench as you do when benching regularly.

WATCH: This video proves just how broken our education system is

“Seriously, how do you graduate from the 5th grade not knowing any of that stuff,” Glenn asked. “You are a slave to whatever it is someone tells you… We don’t everybody know our own history. Here’s the good news. The people who have designed the system that is teaching our kids this, they have a new idea, and it’s even better. It’s called Common Core. If you think that was bad, now we have Common Core. They’ll know Che [Guevara]. They won’t know the truth and Che, but they’ll know Che. They won’t know George Washington.”

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7 Must-Dos for Muscle Growth

Stay true to these growth guidelines and your muscle manufacturing will multiply.

Supplement Spotlight: Fuel Up with These Pre-Workouts

Excess body fat isn’t good for much except this: It’s a great source of workout fuel. The key is to get your body to let go of this stored energy pre- and post-workout. These supps provide a two-for-one, helping fuel workouts with your own fat. • Raspberry Ketones Rising in popularity, raspberry ketones can increase metabolic rate and release fat from storage. • Capsicum Sometimes listed as capsaicin, this supplement from chili peppers helps drive up your metabolic rate so you naturally burn more calories. • Green Coffee Bean Extract This fat burner contains a higher concentration of chlorogenic acid than do roasted beans. This is the chemical that works with caffeine to release and burn body fat.

Lift Doctor: The New 21s - Explosive Arm Growth

Intensity doesn’t only mean lifting a maximum weight, it can also involve making every rep and every set count, and two ways to do that are to control the tempo of the rep and attack the muscle from different angles within the set.  And, as always, we want to try and perform a full range of motion for each and every rep, which would define good quality form and engage the maximum number of muscle fibers.

The Summer Body Project: The Workout Routine

A well-rounded high-intensity resistance plan that will build muscle while getting you ripped to the bone.

The Best and Worst Foods a Man Can Eat

BAGELS There are two sides to every bagel, and each of them represents one portion. Keep that in mind, and it's OK to indulge your carb cravings. Unless you work out in the morning. In that case, eat both halves to refill depleted energy stores. Rating: B

Skydeck's Ledge Shows Cracks During Tourists' Visit

Visitors who braved the Willis Tower’s Skydeck got quite a surprise when they stepped out onto The Ledge. They thought it was cracking under them, 103 stories above the ground. Turns out it was just the protective coating, but they didn’t know that at the time. NBC 5’s Michelle Relerford spoke with them about their hair-raising experience.

Clinical trial reaffirms diet beverages play positive role in weight loss

"This study clearly demonstrates that diet beverages can in fact help people lose weight, directly countering myths in recent years that suggest the opposite effect -- weight gain," said James O. Hill, Ph.D., executive director of the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and a co-author of the study. "In fact, those who drank diet beverages lost more weight and reported feeling significantly less hungry than those who drank water alone. This reinforces that if you're trying to shed pounds, you can enjoy diet beverages."

Time Your Meals for Muscle Growth

Before training, you need to prime the body to build muscle (enhance MPS) while also giving it sufficient fuel to promote a workout intense enough to deliver a musclebuilding stimulus. As most performance nutritionists will tell you, a combination of protein and carbs is ideal for this. However, the ratio of each, the type of foods you choose, and the rate at which their nutrients are absorbed are all crucial. The meal should be eaten an hour before to allow you time to digest—any food left churning in your stomach can cause blood to be diverted from the muscles you’re training, harming your workout. (You may need to experiment with the timing—if you still feel like the meal hasn’t settled after an hour, wait longer before training and eat earlier before your next session.)

Build Muscle With Beef

But beef's nutritional virtues extend well beyond protein. Beneficial minerals in beef include the antioxidant selenium , highly absorbable iron and immune-boosting zinc , with the most well-represented vitamins being thiamin , riboflavin , niacin , pantothenic acid , B6 and B12 . "Several of these micronutrients are involved in energy metabolism and help the body utilize sources of fuel such as carbohydrates and fat," notes Hall. And with roughly 2 grams of creatine per pound, beef can give your body some of the creatine it needs to push some serious weight. What about the fat content? Yes, that steak or beef burger contains more fat than your good old skinless chicken breast. But some saturated fat is necessary for maintaining testosterone levels, and about one-third of beef's saturated fat is stearic acid—which, Hall says, has a neutral effect on blood cholesterol levels. Even so, this leaves a pretty big chunk of other saturated fatty acids like palmitic acid that can inflict serious heart damage. That's why nutrition professionals and even the beef councils recommend choosing leaner cuts of beef.

12 Moves To Power Up Your Workout

There’s no better population to test cutting edge supplements and training methods on than elite military soldiers since they’re required to have functional strength year-round. Today’s military personnel are bigger, stronger, and faster thanks to a revamped workout philosophy that stresses progression and overload instead of randomized “bootcamp” sessions. “Instead of overtraining with 8 or 10-mile runs multiple times per week, Physical Training is more about being able to accelerate, change direction, get up, get down, climb under, jump over, etc.,” says Captain Tony Soika, a tactical strength and conditioning coach and company commander for the U.S. Army. Build full-body strength and explosiveness with this military-inspired four-week training plan.

#CaughtBeingHealthy: Show Us Your Fit-Inspired Instagram Photos

Whipped up a #nofilterneeded nutritious dinner? Share your next healthy moment on Instagram with the hashtag #CaughtBeingHealthy and you could win a bike and hike trip to Yosemite National Park!

The Truth About Muscle Confusion

A rise in the popularity of workout DVDs like T25 may bring up questions about the benefits of body-weight exercises versus those of traditional resistance training with heavier weight. Here's what we know about the at-home fitness craze: Doing a body-weight/light dumbbell exercise plan for a few months is a form of muscle confusion and may yield significant results.

Hardcore Contender - Tom Platz

His very name sounds like a comic book punch connecting with a skull: PLATZ! And his every workout was a war of attrition, not between him and the iron but between him and his muscles, and he refused to surrender. When he couldn’t get another full rep, he enlisted just enough help on forced reps. After that, he did half reps, and when he couldn’t get half reps, he did quarter reps, and then he just held the weight against the forces of gravity until his muscles, screaming for mercy, admitted defeat. He would not lose.

How to Get Lumber-Jacked

Getting competitive with saws and swinging axes can build muscle and boost conditioning. Here’s how to get built like Bunyan.

Weights First, Then Cardio for More Squats

Do weights then cardiio on leg day, says a recent study.

Sissy Squat for More Quad Strength

The sissy squat has been around since the 1960’s and is a great exercise to either warm up with or even better, to use as a great finisher. The sissy squat is great as it totally focuses on the quads and eliminates all other muscles from the movement. Along with developing your quads , this exercise will help develop your balance and even your core strength. Beginners should use only their body weight during the routine, but more advanced athletes would benefit by adding weight.


I'll be writing about the zone for in the coming months, but I want to begin by offering you a few simple tricks for entering the zone anytime you want to. They take time to practice and master—like anything else you do in the gym. But they also take just a minute or so to deploy; you can access them any time you feel your goals slipping out of your grasp.

9 Tricks to Look Bigger Instantly

But there are also times when you want to look bigger right now. The reason and the occasion may be different for every guy—maybe you’re meeting up with an old flame and want to show her what she’s been missing, or maybe you’re taking photos at the beach to post on Facebook. Whatever the reason, the following nine tricks can help you look 5–10 pounds bigger... instantly.

M&F Cheat Sheet: Isometrics for Size and Strength

The science on isometric training for increasing strength and eliminating sticking points is well documented. Anecdotally, isometric contractions are a great way to improve muscular quality and detail. Many lifters swear by the practice of static poses following working sets in order to further exhaust target muscles and to “teach” them how to contract more forcefully. To see how it works for you, at the end of any working set, flex that muscle as hard as possible – ideally in a mirror in order to better “control” the contraction – for a period of 5-6 seconds.

Old School Delt Development

Keeping the waist slim and tight to offset shoulder development is also tricky because you can work your abs so hard, (like I did mine) that they get thick and overshadow the width of the shoulders. One exercise I tell everyone NOT to do is side bends with weights. This also widens the oblique muscles around the waist and even though you think you’re reducing it, it’s actually getting bigger. However, wide shoulders can be achieved if approached properly. Years ago it was thought that the behind-the-neck press was the best way to develop the delts. We all did them and there was a guy in our gym that could actually do them with 315 lbs. That’s really strong, and he was thick and big, but his waist was twice the width of his shoulders. Over the years it was discovered that this exercise caused a lot of shoulder problems and arthritis because of its unnatural movement. At this point in my life I can’t even get my left arm back to grab the bar from doing these for so long. Many of us found alternative exercises to do in place of it though, such as the standing press with a bar, alternate dumbbell presses and Smith machine presses.

No Equipment Home Workouts: Fat Loss Edition - Born Fitness

Not every workout needs to occur at a gym, take 60 minutes, or even require any equipment. When I’m on the road, whether for business or pleasure, finding a fitness facility isn’t top priority. Or if I’m at home and tied to my desk, I’m not going to stress about getting dressed and ready to train. But none of those are reasons why I can’t still find a time to sneak in a quick workout. And for someone who is on the road nearly every week, this is a necessity and a realistic approach to prioritizing health.

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" >>

Exercising Late Won't Keep You Awake

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

The Power of 8 Hours of Sleep

The sleep-testosterone connection becomes that much more important as you age. In a study published in Sleep , testosterone was measured in 12 healthy, non-smoking men between the ages of 64 and 74. Their blood was drawn in the morning, and researchers recorded how many hours per night the men slept, which varied from 4.5 to 7.5 per 24 hours. It was found that the longer the men slept, the more testosterone there was circulating in their blood. Interestingly, the men who slept the least had a testosterone level of 200 to 300 ng/dL, which is fairly normal for this age range, but on the low end. However, the men who slept the most had a testosterone level twice as high (500 to 700 ng/dL), which is more than expected for men of that age.

12 Surefire Muscle-Building Nutrition Tips

The following compilation of sound nutritional tips is for those who already know the difference between carbs, fat and protein and who are looking for a dietary edge that will help them to maximize their muscle gains. That, we're guessing, is you.

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Build More Muscle: 5 Ways to Sleep Stronger

Lifting a bunch of weight doesn’t guarantee  broad shoulders , flat abs, and powerful legs. That’s because hard training is merely the stress that forces your body to grow bigger and stronger. In fact, too much exercise without proper recovery can deter muscle gains.

The No-Bull Guide to Bulking

The Hard Truth Your body can only gain so much muscle in a given period of time; it’s dependent on your genetics, age, and training age (how long you’ve been lifting). According to Nate Miyaki, C.S.S.N., a San Francisco-based nutrition coach to physique competitors, a beginner in his teens up through his 30s can expect to put on two to four pounds of lean muscle per month for the first two or three months of his training. An intermediate (several months’ to a few years’ experience) might see 1–11⁄2 pounds per month. An experienced lifter, on the other hand, should be happy with just a few pounds per year.

Kick-Start Your Metabolism: Part 1

In order to lose weight and put on lean muscle, the formula is pretty basic: Follow a healthy and balanced low-fat diet, rid your program of processed foods and preservatives, control your portions, and adhere to a solid workout program that includes both resistance and cardiovascular training. It sounds uncomplicated, and in most cases it is—as long as you stick to the program you’ll receive the desired results you’re looking to achieve. However, what do you do when your body and metabolism have had enough and your system shuts down, and no matter what diet you follow, no matter how long and hard you train—you simply can’t lose weight and all progress has halted? Whether you’re a serious athlete who has come off a long, intense preparation, an athlete who had to go into “system shock mode” and basically starve yourself to achieve your results, or if you’re an individual who has gone from one extreme to the other with your body and are experiencing a sluggish or what seems like a nonexistent metabolism—you can get back on track. In this article, I’ll lay out the necessary steps to recharge your metabolism to have it running more efficiently than ever.

The Best Barbell Only Shoulder Workout

The clean and press is frequently called the most functional exercise of all, because it works every last muscle in your body to perform a basic movement pattern—picking something up and raising it overhead. The high pull isn’t done with heavy weights, but the speed you perform it at recruits all the biggest and strongest muscle fibers. Note that we’re also having you perform it with an extra-wide snatch grip. This makes the move easier on your shoulder joints, so you don’t inadvertently break them while you’re trying to build the muscle that surrounds them.

10 Questions Dudes Forget to Ask Their Doctors

Paper hospital gowns and fluorescent lighting are no substitute for kicking back with beers during the March Madness—but your annual checkup should be about your doc getting to know you. Along with updating vaccinations and some routine testing, talking about your lifestyle and potential risk factors for disease is why you come in for a preventive exam, says Minesh Khatri, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and a general internist at Columbia University Medical Center.


In addition to the above, 30 Days Out also features daily videos and weigh-ins from me. That's right: I'm not just going to give you the program; I'm going to follow it with you. You'll get fitness tips from me each and every day, and I'll be with you throughout the entire cut. Check out the quick video above and come back on Monday, June 2 to start your shred. Dial it in.

Kai's 10 Big Back Principles

He’s No. 2 now. In all of the world, there is only one bodybuilder ahead of Kai Greene,and that’s the man he finished second to at the last two Olympias: Phil Heath. No. 2’s greatest advantage over No. 1 is lat width. It wins him the rear-relaxed shot. On theother hand, one of the things the current Mr. O has over the top contender is backseparation—especially in the lower traps. That and Heath’s fuller delts win him the rear double biceps. Rear lat spread is a toss-up—Greene is wider, Heath features more density and details, especially mid-back.

Get a Ripped Lower Body with this 15-Minute, No-Frills Leg Workout

You probably want your leg-training sessions to be over with as quickly as possible. In this no-frills workout, the exercises go from most demanding on your nervous system to least, enhancing your power and leg strength before torching your quads with a classic squat.

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This is a finals shirt from world's strongest man 2014 worn by Terry Hollands. Can be signed if required

'2001: A Space Odyssey' kicks off Tampa Theatre classic series

Want to know how deeply Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is ingrained into modern culture? Just ask Siri to "open the pod bay doors," as if she's the malevolent HAL 9000 computer, to hear amusing replies like: "Okay, but I'm not signing any petitions" and "Doesn't anybody knock anymore?"

How Much Do Online Fitness Plans Cost? - Born Fitness

So here’s the truth: I charge less than $200 per month for both fitness and diet plans. There’s some wiggle room based on what the client needs, but I’m about to drop my prices even more. This is far below the industry average when working with individuals (and not group plans), where prices typically go from about $249 to $500 per month. I’m not here to judge prices or cast any judgment. There are many great trainers doing incredible work, and I have no doubt they are worth it. But my model is different.

6 Habits That Shorten the Life of Your Running Shoes

It's no easy feat to find a pair of running shoes that offers the perfect combination of style and comfort…without a cringe-worthy price tag. And when you finally do find them, it's that much more frustrating when you realize you’ve worn through them in what feels like just a month’s worth of miles. Luckily, simple adjustments to everyday habits can extend the life of your favorite kicks (and may help prevent injuries that come from working out in worn-out shoes). We caught up with John Henwood, 2004 track and field Olympian and New York City-based running coach, who explained how you’re cutting your sneakers’ lives short and suggested simple sole-saving tips.  10 Head-to-Toe Running Essentials for Spring>>>

Mike Trout Talks Recovery

Trout was talking recovery while promoting the sports drink BODYARMOR, of which he is an endorser and shareholder. Kobe Bryant recently invested in the sports drink company as his first investment for Kobe, Inc., becoming the third largest stakeholder in BODYARMOR. Trout said he hasn’t had a chance to talk to the Mamba yet but relished in the chance to align himself with the basketball Hall of Famer. “When someone told me that he bought into the company, it’s one of those things where it’s pretty cool just being linked to him,” Trout said.  “With everything he’s done… it’s pretty cool.”

Larry Navarro & Fighter Diet

In October 2009 I discovered Fighter Diet™ and met it's Founder Pauline Nordin. Who's that and what's Fighter Diet™?  Pauline Nordin is a fitness expert and consultant,  a fitness model and spokes person. She was the winning trainer of the Swedish version of "The Biggest Loser" on Swedish TV. She is also the creator of Fighter Diet ™and we happen to belong to the same gym.


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52 Jason Ferruggia | Muscle Building Workouts | Bodyweight Exercises
53 Juan Morel's Posing Routine at the 2014 NY Pro
55 Q&A With Celtics Coach Brad Stevens
56 Rachel & Fighter Diet
57 Cortisol Revisited
58 Cutler Nutrition King at
59 Diet Soda Works for Weight Loss
60 By the Numbers: Starbucks' Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino
62 Big Ramy Chest Pec-Tacular
63 Protein Bites Owner, Andrew Coulson Interview
65 Road to the 2014 IFBB North American Championships with Dany Garcia
66 Arnold Schwarzenegger: Do You Train Too Hard?
67 On Trial: Wrist Straps vs. No Straps
68 My Six Favorite Mass Exercises
70 The MuscleTech Clear Results Challenge
71 Instant Muscles: The Proper Way To Deadlift
73 Study: Human Brain Sucked up Muscle Growth
74 Supplement Spotlight: Get Shredded with Fat Burners
75 Build Muscle With Complex Routines
76 Why Wikipedia Could Cost You Your Life