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5 Cable Exercises You Should Be Using

If you’re one of those guys who thinks anything outside of plates on a bar is blaspheme, give me five minutes to convince you otherwise.

Mechanoreception for back activation

Strong body parts will always activate first. Your body likes to make things as simple as possible. Making things easy means less caloric output, maintaining homeostasis and conserving energy. However, when your goal is getting huge or as strong as possible that ain’t happening. So, when doing any row exercis it is very common for the biceps, low back, and synergistic muscles to over activate. This leaves your rhomboids, middle traps left in the wind.So instead of hearing pull your shoulders back first and a number of other sometimes pointless cues, this exercise allows for immediate feedback by mechanoreception. Mechanoreception is just a term for  one being able to detect stimulus, touch, sound, pressure change or posture change, via the skin. So, in the below exercise when the band is placed around the shoulders due to its direction it offers a constant feedback to your mechanorecpetors. Your brain senses the pressure and guides you to pull with your retractors first.This is a great tool to be used in your warm up sets or throughout your working sets if you dont mind looking like a jack ass. Give it a try and let me know what you think! 

The Ronline Report with Steve Laureus

In this episode of the Ronline Report, Steve Laureus talks about his rapid rise in Classic Physique, and his Pro debut coming up in Pittsburgh

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I soon asked Chad Waterbury to write a custom training plan, specially designed just for those on this diet. To test out the latest version of the plan, I put T Nation reader Gus Pancho on the latest version of the V-Diet. Gus is 37 years old and lost 40 pounds and nine inches from his belly during and after his Velocity Diet experience.


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Sagittarius Horoscope for Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Your high level of productivity could surprise everyone today, including yourself. You might not start off with such an ambitious agenda, but as you begin to check items off your to-do list, the truth begins to dawn on you. When it comes time for kicking back or kicking up your heels, choose to listen to taskmaster Saturn now as he gently reminds you that your progress is a reward unto itself. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

11 Damn Good Deadlift Tips | T Nation

Unfortunately, there's a very good chance you've only ever used conventional deads, so you may not even know if a different style suits you better. There's the wide stance sumo, the not-quite-as-wide semi-sumo (or modified sumo) and any sort of in-between, not quite sumo/not quite semi/but totally where your body needs to be-stance. You need to take some time to rotate through different setups to see if you're really doing what's best or if you're simply doing what's familiar.

Tip: Carrying Around a Jug of Water is Stupid | T Nation

Ah, maybe I'm being too harsh. Maybe carrying around those jugs is an homage to Adam Sandler's "Waterboy" movie. If that's their rationale, we can't help them, but for those of you who think drinking all that water is healthier or even necessary, you've likely got a case of hydrocephaly.

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6 Ways to Pack on More Pounds and Build Quality Mass

Most exercisers out there are looking to lose some weight and inches off their waist, which typically means having to cut down on food intake. However, there are always hard-gainers out there too—guys who want to put on weight but it doesn’t seem to come easy no matter what they try. In many cases, these are guys who work out a lot but simply don’t pack in enough food to gain the weight and build the muscle for which they’re looking. If this sounds like you, have a look at the following tips.

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25 strength-training exercises for the best upper-body workout of all time

People throw around a number of different words they think are “synonyms” when it comes to strength training: weight lifting, resistance training… the list goes on. But really the term “strength training” incorporates body weight exercises, bands, machines, weighted equipment, and essentially anything that isn’t running, swimming, jump roping, or flexibility training (like stretching), according to  Men’s Fitness ‘ Group Training Director Sean Hyson, C.S.C.S. So it’s not synonomous with weight lifting—it’s an umbrella term that includes it. And while weight lifting is great, there are tons of other strength-training moves that don’t include actual weights that can help you sculpt a strong, muscular upper body.

Master the Ridiculously Strict Pull-Up | T Nation

One reason people can't do a strict pull-up is because their core is either weak or not activating correctly. If you struggle to keep the ribs down during a pull-up, try adding the following exercises into your routine to retrain your core to brace properly.

The MATADOR Intermittent Diet | T Nation

This approach works well with gym rats, too. Anyone who's followed an aggressive long-term fat loss diet can tell you that gym performance will eventually suffer. It's nearly inevitable that you'll lose some strength and muscle if you diet long and hard enough. However, cycling calories back up, as prescribed by intermittent dieting, should prevent losses in strength and muscle.

The Problem With Online Rivalries Like Jeremy Buendia Vs Brandon Hendrickson | GI News

Shawn Ray criticizes the recent trend of bodybuilding online beefs. Last week Brandon Hendrickson posted on social media a beef he's been privately having with Jeremy Buendia. This can be added to a long list of online rivalries, or beefs, that have been invading the sport of bodybuilding proper. A few years ago the debate used to be whether or not a bodybuilding rivalry like Kai Greene vs Phil Heath took away from the sport. But at least that was on stage - now we have beefs happening over Instagram. Our very own Shawn Ray took a look at the latest online rivalry story and breaks down his take on the whole concept of online beefs. Do they help the sport make it more exciting? Do they hurt it? Get a complete report of bodybuilding online rivalries in our GI News update above. Bodybuilding, fitness, weight training - all on the Generation Iron Fitness Network! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: Check out our official website: http://www.

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Shawn Ray's IFBB Pittsburgh Pro 2018 Preview | GI News

The Pittsburgh Pro is this weekend and showcases the most star studded guest posing line up every single year. 2018 should be no different - and Generation Iron will be there to cover the event and give you updates. In the meantime, Shawn Ray gives us a preview about what to expect for both the competition itself and the much anticipated mega guest posing. Check it out above! Bodybuilding, fitness, weight training - all on the Generation Iron Fitness Network! Try our GYMOJI bodybuilding emojis on the app store: Be sure to subscribe to receive updates from the GI Fitness Network: Check out our official website: Check out our Facebook: And follow us on Twitter:

Titan Motivational Video | The Mindset of A Warrior

This is the summer motivation video that will get you off the couch and into the gym to make the gains. This video will help you blow past any struggle you are having. If you don't want to get that extra rep or that extra cardio just give this a watch. The time is now. Go get it. Make sure you go over and give MAKAVELI*MOTIVATION a follow and tell him the Titan sent you: Makaveli Motivation IG: --------------------------------------- Speech: Stan Efferding Jose Raymond ----------------------------------------- Music: Music by Fearless Motivation Instrumentals Mike O'Hearn IG: My website to find all the shirts and workout plans and so much more: Like the bodybuilding greats before him, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, Mike holds 4 Mr. Universe titles and was voted one of the 12 greatest physiques of all time by the fitness industry. Mike has been Team Captain for, and has just been signed to be the Team Captain of MAGNUM Nutraceuticals.

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What Is Mobility Training: How to Prevent Injury and Improve Strength

“Inadequate mobility and stability lead to about 90% of the injuries that come into our physical therapy practice,” says Wickham. Of course, no one cares about their injury risk until one seemingly typical lift goes awry in the matter of a few seconds. But you should. Just 15 minutes of mobility warmup work every day can prevent a devastating injury—torn rotator cuff, slipped disc—that’ll keep you out of the gym (and in a lot of pain) for months.

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A New Supplement Stack for Fat Loss | T Nation

The alpha 2 rich areas are known to have a poor blood supply, so even when we exercise it's hard to mobilize and move these fatty acids. They also actually appear to inhibit fat loss via signaling of HSL (Hormone Sensitive Lipase), which is a key fat-releasing enzyme in the body. So theoretically, if we can try to switch off these alpha 2 receptors, we may increase blood flow as well as switch on lipolysis (fat burning) in the stubborn areas.



Tip: Want Bigger Quads? Do High Reps. | T Nation

The SAID (specific adaptation to imposed demands) principle states that if you repeatedly place a demand on a muscle group, it'll grow bigger and stronger to accommodate that demand. Of course, these big-legged athletes also use heavy weight training as part of the program, but bodybuilders would do well to emulate them by upping the reps while training quads, especially in isolation.

How to Build Muscle: The Basic Guide for Beginners

If your aim is to put on muscle and you’re eating to sustain growth, it’s counterproductive to break a sweat on the treadmill or go for a bike ride, right? Actually, no. “Cardio holds many major benefits for people who wish to build a lean physique and there are very rare circumstances in which you should avoid it completely,” Adam says. Your personal circumstances will dictate how much you need, though. For example, if you have some fat to shed, you’ll want enough sessions to facilitate that—up to three 45-minute steady-state workouts (like running, biking, or swimming at a consistent pace) or 15-30 minute high-intensity interval (HIIT) sessions. On the other hand,  if you’re a hard-gainer (a.k.a., skinny), you want just enough cardio to strengthen your heart and get the blood pumping to those hard-worked muscles to facilitate recovery. That might mean moderate-intensity 10-minute steady-state bouts as a closer to your lifting routines.

The Real Danger of Too Much Protein

found that unless you have kidney disease, too much of the macronutrient won’t have any kind of detrimental effect on kidney function. However, the source of your protein does matter. “The kidneys have to dispose of organic acids from animal protein but not

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Want a Strength-Building Workout? Try This Medicine Ball Routine

This intense total-body routine designed by Smith consists of two parts: a five-move circuit and a three-move finisher. Together, they hit all your major muscle groups— legs , glutes, chest , back, and shoulders—in a big way. The routines require that you brace your abs, obliques, and the stabilizing muscles of your spine and hips to generate the force necessary to throw the medicine ball and maintain proper form—so expect an extra challenge to your core, especially during the throwing or slamming exercises.

101- Dr. Jimmy Bagley- Muscle Fiber Type Adaptation, AMPK and MTOR Balance and Muscle Fiber Research

Dr. Jimmy Bagley is a researcher for the Muscle Phys Lab in San Fransisco as well as an Assistant Professor at San Fransisco State University. Dr. Bagley is one of the top researchers looking into muscle fiber types. He and Ben discuss how to optimize your fiber types for the sport you are pursuing, adapting muscle fibers and how to best stimulate MTOR and AMPK. 4:20 - The ability to change your muscle fiber type composition and how a set of twins wound up with completely different fiber types later in life. 8:30 - Should you actively train for a fiber type or just train normally and allow your fibers to adapt. 9:40 - What are the differences between muscle fiber types. 11:15 - How do your muscle fiber types effect your recommended diet and caloric expenditure at rest? 14:30 - How stem cells, training and steroids effect hyperplasia. 17:15 - How long does it take for your fiber types to shift? 19:15 - What is the mechanism for fiber type change? 20:45 -What is the optimal rep range for changing your muscle to fast twitch? 24:00 - Dr. Bagley shares research on the optimal way to train both endurance and for hypertrophy.

100th Episode- Ben’s Top 20 Takeaways from the First 100 Episodes

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Once we know that the resistance program used Cybex machines with what appears to be a muscular endurance training program (8-12 reps, 3 sets— or is it hypertrophy? The weight or percent of the 1RM isn’t mentioned in the study, so we don’t know for sure), while the aerobic training group exercised at a fairly vigorous intensity (75 percent of the max oxygen uptake is 80 percent of heart rate max) it’s not surprising to hear that the aerobic exercise was more effective at burning fat than machine lifting. Another concern with how the study results were presented was that most of the news reports shouted that jogging or cardio was best for burning belly fat. This implies that cardio will help you lose the fat that you can grab that covers the abdominals.  This fat is called subcutaneous fat, but the study actually tested the effect of the different training programs on visceral fat—the kind of fat that is deep inside the body and surrounds the organs or even gets into organs such as the liver.

The 10 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Muscular Legs

These 10, Marine says, are the best of the best. Work them into your regular legs workout. Or, do them as a bodyweight condition circuit. If you choose to do the circuit, do three to five sets of 20 reps per exercise.

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