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Switch Your Grip for Bigger Biceps

Regular Grip : For most bodybuilders, this refers to a shoulder-width grip. In this position, the arms are fairly vertical and the biomechanics for the curl are optimal. This grip allows a fairly even contribution from both biceps heads and the brachialis to curl the weight.

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4 Supplements to Keep the Muscle, Lose the Fat

Sixty-one percent of your skeletal muscle contains the amino acid glutamine. After a strenuous workout, levels of it will significantly drop. This amino acid is crucial in maintaining muscle mass and fostering muscle protein synthesis. As for fat loss purposes, glutamine can offset fat storage, making it a beneficial supplement for weight loss. Let’s not also forget that as we get older, levels of human growth hormone (HGH) start to decrease. Well, glutamine increases your body’s ability to secrete the fountain of youth hormone; HGH helps burn fat and build muscle.

Keep Building Muscle as You Get Older

better lean muscle shape, and improving muscle density and quality.  If you have the self-control to do this, it pays of in a big way. I personally have found that the years from my 35th until now have been my most productive years by far. So while I haven’t been putting on massive amounts of muscle due to age as well as to engaging in other types of training (like MMA), I have in my bodybuilding training been more attendant to the quality and refinement of my physique. My training routines, as a result, have become much shorter and more efficient. I’ve been less focused on the poundage moved and more on the “feeling” of the muscle contracting.

Arnold's Bench Basics

This isn’t the ideal way for bodybuilders to bench press. As you lift the bar, think about pushing your shoulders forward and squeezing your pecs together at the top of each rep. This increase in range of motion is fairly small, but it’s nonetheless significant: It prevents you from using your triceps too much at the top and keeps maximum tension on the pecs. Locking out your elbows will do little for you as a bodybuilder. Powerlifters also adjust their grip width on the bar (wider or narrower) according to what allows them to lift the most weight. The grip width used by bodybuilders will vary depending on individual proportions, but you need to make sure the pecs do more of the work. With too narrow a grip, you end up working the triceps rather than the pecs. I suggest keeping your bench-press grip outside shoulder width for maximum pec development. Another key benching technique for powerlifters is keeping the elbows in tight to their sides to increase power output. For bodybuilding, keep your elbows out to your sides, to the point where your upper arms are about perpendicular to your torso.

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Two other examples of incorrect technique are using too much weight and lowering the dumbbells too far to the sides.  The idea of using too much weight doesn’t need much explanation.  Flyes aren’t a power exercise, and if you can’t perform reps without excessively bending your elbows, you’re working too heavy. In this case, decrease the weight. If you’re struggling with 40-pound dumbbells, try 30s or 25s. Using too great a range of motion is the second recipe for disaster. Once you’ve lowered the weights to the point at which your hands are even with your shoulders or you can feel a moderate, not painful, stretch in the pecs, that’s far enough. Lowering too far puts way too much stress on the pectoral muscles, shoulders and biceps, not to mention the vulnerable shoulder joint itself. To avoid this, always lower the dumbbells slowly so that momentum doesn’t carry you past the desired range of motion. Again, as soon as you feel the onset of a stretch in your pecs, switch directions smoothly.  Remember, nothing sets your development back further faster than serious injury.

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The Golden Age of Bodybuilding

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The Classic Physique Debate

Bodybuilding is both a sport and an art, but that only begins to explain the tension. First, it’s the most subjective of all athletic contests. Which physique is ideal? Do you favor more mass or better proportions? Monster quads or a greater flow to the whole? And as art, styles clash, as if a lifelike sculpture by Michelangelo is next to an abstract painting by Picasso. Is bodybuilding foremost about the pursuit of harmonious refinements or the avant-garde urge to shock? On one side is Team Aesthetic, on the other is Team Freaky. And somewhere in the middle are men, like five-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath, who combine elements of both. The debate has only grown with the creation of the classic physique division, which launches this year. How did we get here? Where are we headed? And what exactly is classic?

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The 6-Week Routine to Run a 6-Minute Mile

How to do it:  First and foremost, you need to find your starting point. (Remember to warm up!) Run one time trial of at least 1000m to determine where you are. Run at top effort while maintaining form and control. This is 2.5 times around a standard 400m track. Start at the 200m mark, run to the finish and complete 2 more laps.

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21 Awesome Shoulder Exercises

Want to add some variety into your shoulder workout? Here is a powerful demonstration of 21 shoulder exercises that you can easily add into your routine. Fitness trainer Andy McDermott, creator of this "deltoid destroyer," video uses circuit training almost exclusively for getting lean and mean results while under the tough time constraints of a hectic lifestyle.

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The DETOX: A Total-Body Workout Program

The DETOX plan is a moderately-intense full body program to slowly, and progressively get yourself back into working order. It's just the reset the body needs to renergize your metabolism and get your muscles firing back to normal. Personal trainer John Gioffre demonstrates the three days you'll be working out in the gym. Two other days will be spent on cardio, and one as "active rest", and the other reserved for complete rest.

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The trouble is, iodine isn't as common as other minerals. The farther you get away from the sea (the source of most earthly iodine) and the foods contained therein, the more likely you're deficient. This is why the Morton Salt Company started adding iodine to its salt in 1924. Thyroid problems disappeared almost overnight. However, despite its dietary importance, iodine intake has decreased by about 50% from 1971 to 2001, the latest dates for which I could find statistics.

Life Happens

Sometimes you're too busy to exercise. Or don't feel like eating healthy. Life happens, and when it does, here's what you should do.

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The Biggest Hurdles to Working Out at Home—and How to Beat Them

How many times have you thought about working out and, instead of blasting through a quick routine, skipped it because you only had 30 minutes to spare? Far too often, right? Most of us are under the impression we need to exercise for at least 60-90 minutes in order to get a good workout in. "The truth is, people get really good results—especially men—with things like calisthenics and HIIT," Morelli says. More often than not, giving maximum effort for 15-30 minutes is more beneficial than moderate-intensity work for twice as long. You'll build a leaner, stronger physique, and your routines will always feel fresh.

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15 Sunglasses Perfect For Summer

Aside from protecting your eyes from harsh UV rays, sunglasses can instantly enhance your style. Whether you're looking for a great pair to get you through your next workout, a stand-out pair of attention-getters, or a classic-cool style, we've found it. We identified five current trends in sunglasses: wooden frames, thin rims, bold hues, circular lenses, and performance shields. Then, we sorted through brand after brand to choose our three favorite pairs in each category.  Click through the following slides to find the trend(s) that best suit your style.

The Muscle-Building Standards: Build a Big Back

Guys have been tossing around weights to build mass for quite some time. A lot has changed since back in Arnold's day, but a lot has also stayed the same. The Standards are bare-bones muscle-building tactics. Straight sets, moderate rest, and traditional exercises.

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This is How to Pick Up Women at the Gym

“I’ve seen many relationships, and even some marriages, that started in the gym,” says Jaclyn Sklaver, C.P.T., a coach and sports nutritionist at NYC’s Peak Perform. “If you’re into fitness and health, chances are you won’t meet somebody in a bar who fits your lifestyle. So the gym is the perfect place to spark romance.” L.A. trainer Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., founder of Women’s Strength Nation, agrees. “Yes, I see it all the time!” she says. “There’s something primal and sexy about a gym. We’re hot and sweaty, wearing revealing clothes; there are tons of pheromones in the air and music—it’s like its own kind of nightclub.”

10 Superfoods for Super Health

The latest nutrition science research, as well as data collected from people living way beyond 80, strongly suggests what (and how) we eat has a significant effect on the quality and duration of our lives. So if you want to go the distance and keep pumping iron well into your golden years, consider incorporating these 10  healthy foods into your daily diet.

The Big Biceps Workout

Remember, muscles eventually get bored by the same old workout. They learn to be more efficient, and they just flat out quit growing in the absence of new challenges. By working smaller muscles first in your workout, you burn them out and require the larger muscles to work even harder to recruit more muscle fibers. And while this may seem contrary to the physiological standards for muscle expression, continual stress forces continual recruitment, which should translate into greater strength and size gains in the long run.

6 Techniques to Build Your Dream Physique Fast

The biggest difference between how my amateur and pro clients use these multipliers is how many they employ in one workout. An amateur might use one of these techniques in a workout, but pros use several techniques in a workout, such as partials, negative reps, and flexing. For the average bodybuilder, I recommend using one multiplier per workout. Over the course of time, incorporate all six of these intensity multipliers in your training to make gains like a pro.

8 Best Non-Bench Chest Exercises

Just because it’s chest da y doesn’t mean you're relegated to park your backside on a bench for your session. While the bench is a valuable tool for overall chest strength, it can place excess stress on the delts, which can be tough for those with injured shoulders. For pure pec muscle growth, there are several exercises that will get you off the bench and on your way to chest growth in PECtacular fashion.

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Grab a pair of dumbbells and a decline bench. Start with an externally rotated (supinated) grip at the bottom of the lift. That means your palms are facing your face in coach-speak. As you're lifting the dumbbells up, turn them so they finish in a neutral grip position – your palms are now facing each other.

6 Weightlifting Tips for Getting Jacked

Consuming a large amount of calories is a must if you want to pack on muscle mass for a larger, stronger, more powerful frame. However, food alone won't get you to the promised land. To achieve this sought-after balance of muscular harmony, you need to build quality muscle mass through a combination of diet and exercise.

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6 Worst Things You Can Do to Get a Bigger Chest

Walk into the gym any Monday night and you're likely to see the majority of guys working like mad on their pecs. So why is it that chest usually leads off the training week? Well, because big pecs are cool! Just look at the Terminator, Rocky, and Superman and it's easy to see why most men covet massive, thick, and striated pectorals. The funny (or sad really) thing is, despite all of the hard work, very few get to display the kind of chests that make jaws drop and tempt the ladies to reach out for a quick feel. Building perfect-pecs is not as easy as lying on a bench and mindlessly pressing humongous weights. It takes a well-thought-out, progressive and meticulous approach that carefully avoids the following mistakes.

Here’s How Big Your Penis Needs to Be to Fit in a Magnum Condom

And if you fall a little short of fitting into a Magnum, relax. It's not like a fitness plateau you're failing to reach; it's your anatomy. The key to maximizing pleasure with any condom is using the one that fits the best. "Condoms are designed in different shapes and sizes with smooth or textured surfaces to meet fit and comfort, and to satisfy a wide range of people’s preferences," Trojan adds. The bottom line: Find the condom that’s right for you.

Build A Bigger Upper Chest

Most of you reading this article have likely utilized incline barbell/dumbbell presses, incline cable flyes , as well as various machines meant to target the upper pecs. However, if these movements are not getting the job done I would like to offer you four alternative exercises that hit the upper pec fibers hard, but are rarely used by most trainees. Please keep in mind that these movements are not meant to replace the basic incline exercises, but are to be used as an adjunct in a targeted upper chest attack!

Compression Gear for Post-Workout Recovery

Not to bore you with an anatomy lesson, but blood travels faster through narrow blood vessels than wider ones. Compression clothing works to boost recovery by narrowing your veins, forcing blood to flow faster and more effectively up to your heart, which pumps oxygen-rich blood back to your aching muscles. Targeted compression can also clear lactic acid buildup to relieve soreness, offer support to your most over-used muscles and joints, and—well, we won't give everything away. Read on for the most powerful pieces of gear.

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Most of these exercises can be modified, too. (I. e. one-arm row can be done with either a cable or a dumbbell, and a face pull can be done with either a band, TRX, or cable.) So, mix up the variations by using either your body weight, a resistance band, dumbbell, or a suspension trainer, depending on your personal fitness goals and the readily available equipment you have.

The Best Sex Positions for Well-Endowed Guys

Let’s kick this off with one of the simplest options. A lot of well-endowed men find that Missionary can be too deep, and the angle can be too uncomfortable. If you’re a fan of Missionary, try this easy trick: staying inside of her, rotate your body away from hers. If you were to have a bird’s eye view of the two of you, your bodies would be forming an “X”. Changing the angle in this way pulls you out a bit and makes it more comfortable for her, but you can still maintain some of the closeness and ease of Missionary. 

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