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Hercules: Trailer #2
Here's the brand new trailer for the upcoming mythological adventure epic starring Dwayne Johnson!
GoPro: Man Fights Off Great White Shark In Sydney Harbour
Close Call with a Great White Shark in Sydney Harbour! Filmed on a GoPro at Manly jump rock HOLY SH*T!
Join the ranks and be part of #TeamHercules! Follow Dwayne Johnson's epic guide to becoming a warrior at http://TeamHercules.com
Lee Haney Mr Olympia Bodybuilding
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Explode Your Guns with this Biceps Blasting Method
The IGYG method is super simple and easy to program. Two training partners will perform an exercise for a specific number of repetitions and will only rest while the other one is working. So, once one lifter is done with their reps, the other partner will immediately begin their set. They will go back and forth until the total number of target sets is completed.
Sagittarius Horoscope for Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - Your feelings are key to your happiness today as the evocative Moon returns to your inspirational sign. Unfortunately, you are tempted on occasion to override your emotions if they get in the way of a potentially exciting activity. Nevertheless, you're unable to ignore what your body tells you. Your moods are vital indicators of your overall well-being now, so pay extra careful attention to honoring what your heart needs.
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Incline Barbell Front Raise
The devil is in the details, and this holds as true for the deltoids as for any other muscle group. Overhead pressing should make up the foundation of your shoulder work , but achieving a well-rounded set of delts requires addressing all three heads (anterior, middle, posterior). When you’re sporting a tank top, the detail and striations in the anterior deltoids (or lack thereof ) are just as visible as the width and thickness of the middle regions. So give the front side of your shoulders some love once or twice a week by completely isolating them. This incline barbell front raise is a great way to start doing just that.
More Ways to Shock Your Chest Into Growing
Here are 5 more supercharged chest-blasting techniques to get your pecs out of a rut.
The Fit 5: Eating for Abs
"Just as lower abdominal fat is often caused by cortisol, ‘love handles’ (technically referred to as your suprailiac) can be a sign that you're resistant to the hormone insulin. Insulin is produced by the pancreas (didn’t you always wonder what your pancreas was there for) and is responsible for shuttling glucose (sugar) from your blood cells into your muscle and other cells. When your muscle cells are 'full,' the insulin needs to take the sugar out of your blood (where it'll become toxic if it increases past a certain level) and place it somewhere. That somewhere is most often in a fat cell and that fat cell very often resides in your love handles and abdomen. Try reducing the amount of sugary and processed carbs in your diet and see if your love handles fade away."
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!
Workout Finisher: Warrior Conditioning
Whether you're a combat sport athlete, have future aspirations to be one, or just want to be conditioned like one, you've got to find a balance of endurance and power. The following finisher can be added to the end of any workout routine to help build both attributes.
Beginner's Nutrition Tips: Eating Order
To simplify, this means protein will always be broken down (oxidized) first because there’s no room to store it while the rate of oxidation for carbohydrates and fats will diminish and so stored in the presence of protein. In the same vein, it means the more carbohydrates you eat the more time the body will spend oxidizing it and less the body will spend oxidizing fat. Yes, this means most dietary fat in the presence of carbohydrates (and protein) will be stored in your body.
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How to Tell You're Not a Weight Training Beginner Anymore
When does a newbie stop being a newbie? Try measuring yourself against these benchmarks to see if you graduate to intermediate.
10 Size Secrets
To help you get on the right track, we contacted 10 of the world’s best bodybuilders and posed one simple question to each of them: “What’s one thing you’ve done in your training that has produced great gains in size when nothing else seemed to do the trick?” Some of the responses involved obscure techniques, others were very straightforward, but one thing is certain: they will all help you pack on some serious size. Let's GROW...
FD Fat Loss By Mind Power (Athlete)
"Hi Pauline & Fighter Diet
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
The Extreme Fat-Loss Circuit
If your goal includes six-pack abs, then your workouts are going to have to become metabolic at some point. This means complex moves performed for high reps. Bianca Sultana, NCSF-CPT gave us a perfect example of a workout that would meet all those requirements.
Diet 911: Male and Female Nutrition Differences
Although I’m missing some basic information, what you sent gave me a good idea that you’re making one of the most common mistakes by women trying to gain lean muscle. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to gain lean mass and lose fat at the same time. Women aren’t that different from men, but there are some small differences when it comes to training and dieting down to the perfect body fat percentage. For example, an ideal body fat range for females is 15 percent and for males 10 percent when tested with a 12-fold-site caliper test.
The Fit Five: Raw Strength
"Use a barbell, which will allow you to load the greatest amount of weight for the strongest muscle-building stimulus. Hold the bar at shoulder width with your palms down (or use an alternating grip if the weight is too heavy to hold on to; lifting straps are another option). Shrug your shoulders to your ears, pulling them back a bit as they come up. Since the bar will touch your thighs, it won't allow you to retract your shoulders very far, but doing so activates more of the traps."
9 Exercises for Massive Forearms
We’ll show you the best exercises to quickly build massive forearms and increase your grip strength. For all these exercises, try adding chalk for extra activation.
Power Bodybuilding: Big Back Country
Remember: Power bodybuilding is not just a system to build strength . It’s also the best way I know to retain strength while dieting to get lean. Keeping strength levels high should be a priority for everyone, because when you lose strength, you lose size. And if you diet hard only to be left with a body without muscle, what was the point? If you can stay strong year-round, you can stay big year round, no matter how hard you diet when you’re trying to get lean. Strength sustains you.
The Facts About Sugar in Smoothies and Juices
And since the average American isn’t eating nearly as many fruits and vegetables as she should, I recommend consuming two to four servings of fruit and three to five servings of vegetables each day (the USDA recommendation) in whatever nutritious ways you can. And if that means fruit juice and smoothies, go for it—just be picky about your ingredients.
7 Tips for Dominating the Deadlift
Bodybuilder-strongman Stan Efferding dishes on his best form tips for developing a king-sized deadlift.
Mastering the Zottman Curl
The Zottman curl was devised by strongman George Zottman in the 1880s but has yet to receive its due acclaim for its ability to build bigger biceps and forearms. By involving the brachioradialis—the prominent muscle on the thumb side of your forearm—the Zottman curl helps to add balance between upper and lower arm mass and should be part of any complete program. If this move is new to you, you'll find it welcome change of pace for your biceps that could kick-start new growth.
The World Cup's 25 Fittest Players
Well, to be clear, these guys are all ludicrously fit. Maybe the one exception would've been Brazilian Ronaldo in his final World Cup in 1998, in which people started calling him Fat Ronaldo, an unfortunate nickname for one of the best scorers of all time. Regardless, all of the guys in the 2014 World Cup can run punishing sprints for hours on end, but which ones are the fastest and have the most talent and precision that can take their respective teams to higher levels? Here’s a list of some of the best players to watch in the tournament.
#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!
I remember going home and thinking, "I cannot move for the rest of the day." And I remember waking up the next day and I was so sore. And the day after that even worse. I'd sit in the Jacuzzi. I was getting tissue release because I was getting sore not just the first day, the second day, the third day, the fourth day; by the time I was ready to train legs again was the day before I actually stopped being sore. Then it would be time to just brutalize them again. And that's how all my body parts were.
Lou Ferrigno's Tips for a Hulking Back
While thickness of the erector spinae muscles are key to a powerful back, it's the development of the lats and all the smaller muscles that add immeasureably to the detail and awe-inspiring sight of a fully-developed back. And in order to achieve that detail, you need proper form. Too often, builders focus on power when building a muscle like those in the back. That's a shame, because all that pain—and maybe even injury—is for nothing. When power wins over form, you'll be disappointed with your results.
JISSN | Full text | The effects of consuming a high protein diet (4.4 g/kg/d) on body composition in resistance-trained individuals
It is unusual that despite no change in their training volume, the ~800 kcal increase
in caloric intake had no effect on body composition. This is the first overfeeding
study done on well-trained individuals; thus, one might speculate that their response
differs from sedentary individuals. Although there was no significant change in the
mean value for body weight, body fat, lean body mass or percent fat, the individual
responses were quite varied. This may be due to the fact that other dietary factors
were not controlled (e.g. carbohydrate intake). There was a mean increase in carbohydrate
intake (~14%) in the high protein group. This was not significant due to the wide
variation in intakes. Of the 20 subjects in the high protein group, 9 consumed more
carbohydrate whereas 11 decreased or maintained the same intake. It is unclear if
consuming protein only during the overfeeding period in the absence of fat or carbohydrate
intake alterations would differentially impact body composition; however, we would
speculate that protein overfeeding alone would likely have no effect on fat mass while
promoting gains in lean body mass concurrent with a heavy resistance training regimen
geared towards skeletal muscle hypertrophy.
7 Power Breakfasts to Power Your Workout
If you work, go to school or have to get other people to school, chances are that the time between your phone’s alarm and you pulling away in your car are likely filled with stress, hustle and coffee-deprived haze. But regardless of your morning rush, you need to fit in some time for food – some sustenance, not only to kick-start your motor but to halt muscle-wasting and top off your energy stores for the day.
Fat Burning, Floor-based Beatdown
If you can perform 3-4 runs through this circuit 3-4 days a week, you will quickly improve your overall fitness level while strengthening key muscle groups. As your body, heart and lungs become accustomed to the demands, you can add additional circuits (one per week), add reps (1-2 to each exercise per week) and/or reduce rest in between each exercise. A key to performing these exercises is keeping your core engaged throughout each movement.
4 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger - Born Fitness
There is nothing in strength training that will pay higher dividends than simply lifting a heavier weight, or lifting the heaviest weights you can for more repetitions. And then making sure each week you try to add to this amount. There’s a place for speed/high rep days. There’s also a day for grip days. (Yes, grip can be a big barrier.) But if you don’t have a day (or an exercise) dedicated to simply adding more weight to the bar, you won’t become stronger.
3 Ways to Overcome Bench Press Sticking Points
That’s where these three helpful training tricks come in. Each of the three makes use of the Smith machine, where your range of motion is locked into a fixed path, allowing you to make some adjustments that focus solely on your sticking point. Try one or more over the coming weeks, and see if it doesn’t nudge you forward.
Fighter Diet Life
Fighter Diet News, by Pauline Nordin: Get Buff, Get Lean
The MuscleTech Clear Results Challenge
In just three months, the synergy between the training, food and MuscleTech products is sure to produce the namesake of this program: Clear Results. Results you’ll see in the mirror with increased muscle mass, and results you’ll feel in the gym when heavy sets of squats, bench, and all other exercises feel considerably lighter than they used to.
6 Simple Steps to a Successful New Routine
Whether you are looking to customize your workouts, address your own particular weaknesses or you accidentally forgot your latest workout from the pages of Men’s Fitness at home, having the knowledge to design your own training program can really be empowering and make you feel like you know your way around the gym. All it takes is a little bit of thought and a willingness to follow some guidelines.
Set a Goal
First thing’s first. You have to figure out what your goal is. And just in case you forgot why you started training in the first place, it’s probably to accomplish one of three things—getting stronger, getting bigger or getting leaner. Are all these goals independent of each other? No. But it’s a good idea to put the majority of your efforts into one at a time.
Sets and Reps
Once you’ve decided what training effect you are after, it’s time to lay out a rep and set scheme. If getting as strong as possible is your thing, you want to keep the reps lower and add more sets. Think 6 sets of 3-5 reps. If getting bigger is your goal, the classic three sets of 8-12 reps will work very well.
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9 WAGs to Watch Out for at the World Cup
The wives and girlfriends of some of the top soccer players on the planet.
The Perfect Male and Female Bodies, According to Males and Females
If you ask men and women what they think the perfect body is, you're going to get two very different answers. It's fascinating, really. UK lingerie company Bluebella surveyed men and women on the "perfect" man and woman using celebrity features and came up with these bodies.
Pump Up Your Pecs
HOW IT WORKS When you train biceps or calves, you feel the muscles working and burning right away. But many guys have trouble feeling their pecs work in the same fashion. Exercises like the hex press force you to concentrate on the contraction in your pecs throughout the entire set, increasing the muscle activation. This program also uses dumbbell and pushup movements that offer more range of motion than barbell-pressing does. However, we haven’t neglected strength: The incline bench press targets the chest even more intensely than the conventional flat bench press, and it’s easier on the shoulders. You can load it up and go heavy to give your pecs the maximum growth stimulus.
Best Chests of All-Time
A lot has changed in the past four decades, and that includes bodybuilding standards, as 2011’s best legs and backs far outpace those of 1971. But during that same period, chests have remained the great constant. Their standards have fluctuated through the years but never eclipsed the ’70s. To find out why that is, what has changed and what has stayed the same, we look back at the best pecs of the last four decades, ranking a top five for each era, and we examine how they were built, then and now.
Your Online Sale is Failing. Here's Why - Born Fitness
To bring everyone up to speed, our coaching model is different than most you see. Our model is not scalable in the sense that we pride ourselves on a very personalized, one-on-one approach that takes a great deal of time and calculation. By doing so we have built a model on scarcity and the promise that this program is worth the wait. Simultaneously we pride ourselves on having one of the most affordable online coaching models given the individualized attention. Even with our low price we never sacrifice value. It’s a unique model, one very similar to Amazon’s, since we are willing to sacrifice a lower margin for a longer customer value.
10 Ways to Manage Twitter So It Doesn’t Manage You
Simply following the Twitter feeds of hundreds of Twitter accounts can be overwhelming and disorganized. Whatever your subject interest, to best manage your Twitter routine, “it’s really about how you use the tool as opposed to what you use it for,” says Dr. Joseph Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health , an organization that explores how to use technology to integrate health into everyday life. Here we present 10 ways to use Twitter in a healthy way without it getting a hold of you.
"Quadzilla" Paul DeMayo
Well, almost. DeMayo made his pro debut at the 1995 Mr. Olympia, where his definition lagged behind his density, and the lineup was stacked. He finished 12th. He placed similarly in three Grand Prix contests the weekend after the O, and then that was it. His entire pro career spanned eight days—a period during which he turned 28. Though it seemed he was just getting started, he was already done. For the next decade, DeMayo battled inner demons. He served two years in prison. He drifted in and out of jobs. And on June 2, 2005—at an age, 37, when other bodybuilders are still in their primes—he died of a heroin overdose.
The Gift of Guidance
As I contemplate this article, I initially agreed, Yeah, I hate that when people ask me for advice and ignore it. And then it occurred to me that most of us have chosen to “ignore” information as we grew up and probably ignore some sort of advice that was give to be helpful…just the sort of info that people are bitching about. Our parents told us one thing or another – did we choose to listen and implement that advice? That’s up to you, but I know I didn’t apply some of that information for 30 years. I fondly (not always) catch myself teaching something that my father had taught me or say something, only to realize that was the exact same thing my parents said to me as I was a youth or teen – although, at the time, I got scolded or got my butt whipped for ignoring that “advice”. The same argument is applied here. Remember that, power lifting, bodybuilding, getting stronger, etc…is an ongoing process that is more of a 26.2 mile marathon than a 100 meter (328 foot) sprint.
7 Reasons Your Rotator Cuffs Hate You
With the amount of stress you put them through, it's no wonder your rotator cuffs are angry.
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.
FD How To Get Ripped (Athlete)
"You do cardio to get ripped, not to be a marathon runner. I know it’s tempting to go all out and do plenty of cardio too soon, but what happens in most cases is you lose an excess amount of muscle. Few people can hold on to their muscle mass while doing load of cardio. Another reason why you should step it up a little by little is to prevent your thyroid from getting “scared”. Your brain might be worried you’re going to get too skinny and thus lowers the signal to the thyroid to make more fat burning hormones. Your thyroid follows your brains order and you end up burning fewer calories. The brain HATES stress and excess cardio and training in general is stress. Once again, your body wants to protect you from dying, so by decreasing your metabolic rate you will keep more of your fat a bit longer. Nice, huh? ;-)"
5 Ways to Beat Brain Fog and Boost Creativity
From cracking one-liners at happy hour to impressing your boss at your next pitch meeting, creativity “gets us there” in countless contexts, says Jonathan Schooler, Ph.D., professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Stumped? Keep these five tips in mind to shift your right-brain thinking into high gear.
Total Performance Sports in the Boston area on the A-List
I love this gym, I travel from Newton to Everett (passing numerous other gyms) to come here and have done so consistently for 2 years (my husband and the friends I have referred do as well). The atmosphere, unique equipment, affordable price and friendly, knowledgeable staff makes TPS the best gym in Boston! I can't imagine going anywhere else!
10 Rapid-Fire Fat-Burning Workouts
10 Rapid-Fire Fat-Burning Workouts