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Sagittarius Horoscope for Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018 - You are an equitable judge of everyone’s behavior, and your coworkers seek out your wisdom before initiating action today. You are experienced enough to allow your higher self see the positive potential, even in those actions you might not wholeheartedly support. Your current power of vision is a gift that can guide others. But it can also be used to successfully navigate around the obstacles you encounter. Gloria Steinem wrote, “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

Tip: Explode, Then Squat | T Nation

For years we've known about the benefits of something called "post-activation potentiation." Get warmed up, then do a heavy, low-volume squat or deadlift. Afterward, do a jump or sprint. What happens? Explosive jumping and sprinting performance increases after the heavy lift.

5 Shawn Ray Answers: Was Ronnie Coleman The Best Of All Time? | GI News

PRE ORDER Ronnie Coleman: The King right here: With the recent announcement of Ronnie Coleman: The King going officially on pre order and releasing on June 22 - Shawn Ray reflects back on the long and storied career of Ronnie Coleman and gives his two cents as to whether or not he believes that Ronnie was the greatest of all time. Ronnie Coleman: The King is releasing worldwide on all major VOD platforms on June 22, 2018 - and will be chronicling not only his world record breaking career but also the current hurdles in his life after multiple back and hip surgeries have left him in dire pain and struggling to walk. Do you think Ronnie Coleman is the greatest of all time? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below - and make sure to pre order 'Ronnie Coleman: The King' to see the most complete biography of a true legend in the sport. 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: http://www.

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Tip: Strong Legs, No Knee Pain | T Nation

This is a great sequence to work around knee issues, and it's quite effective for building muscle. What makes this such a great pairing is that it doesn't require much technical prowess, making it suitable for both beginners and advanced lifters. Of course, it won't replace the tried and true basics. But, before you scoff at it, give it a try.

The Polls: Sex, Drugs, and Abs | T Nation

Note: In fairness, we can't say these polls represent all T Nation® readers. More accurately, it reflects the opinions of people who answered polls on T Nation®'s Instagram. Some of our readers may not use Instagram, and some of our Instagram followers may not read every post on the main site. Still, there's a lot we glean from the polls.



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10 bodyweight abs exercises you’ve never tried

How to do it: Start in a high plank on your hands with your arms straight and feet shoulder-width apart. Bend one arm to bring the elbow and forearm to the floor. Bring the other arm down so you’re in a low plank position with your forearms on the floor (elbows on the ground directly under your shoulders). When you bring your forearms to the floor, your elbows should be placed where your hand was previously. Push back up to the start position, placing each hand where your elbows were. Repeat this movement, alternating which side you lower first, for 1 minute.

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Tip: Your 1RM Doesn't Really Matter | T Nation

With single-rep sets, you're really only developing your neural efficiency: the ability to maximally recruit motor units in the trained muscles. While improved neural efficiency isn't a bad thing, 1RM attempts have a much higher risk of injury, and they don't provide enough time under tension or metabolic damage to stimulate muscle growth.

No Beef, No Problem. Tuna is Beefing Up this Burger

No Beef, No Problem. Tuna is Beefing Up this Burger

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Chest, Delts and Triceps

*The key on the rear laterals is to grab the cable from the upper pulley position without a handle attached.  Right hand grabs the left side and the left hand grabs the right. Maintain a slight bend in your elbows as you work your rear delts.  Flex and hold the contracted position for a 1 second count on each rep for the first 10-15 reps and then pump out as many as possible. I got 20-30 reps on each set.  Immediately go to the machine presses and go for sets of 8 reps. I used a unilateral machine so the weight listed is per each side. Do this superset for 3 rounds.

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The Top 10 Tactics to Survive CrossFit's Murph WOD

109- Dr. Benjamin Bikman- The Effects of Insulin Sensitivity on Health, Longevity and Ketosis

Dr. Benjamin Bikman, one of the world’s leading minds on the topic of insulin sensitivity joins us today to discuss the ketogenic diet and the importance of lowering insulin.  Ben and Dr. Bikman dive deep on the western diet and how it has created a myriad of insulin disorders.  Listen in to hear how to reset your insulin sensitivity and how to run optimally on a low carbohydrate diet. This episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic. Check out Ben's favorite Mushroom Elixer, Lionsmane for enhanced cognitive function, better concentration and improved memory.   Go to or use code Muscle at checkout to receive 15% off of your order! Time Stamps: 2:15 - Why it is important to eat a low insulin spiking diet. 8:25 - What is the process of losing insulin sensitivity?  Is it over consumption in youth or a natural occurrence? 14:15 - What happens in your body when you have chronically elevated insulin levels? 18:45 - How does elevated blood glucose impact our mitochondria? 24:45 - Is it possible to reset your bodies insulin sensitivity? 29:30 - The ketogenic diet and insulin sensitivity.

The Secret Strength Weapon | T Nation

"The real key to improving squat performance is more than likely going to come from examining the areas of the body that most think aren't involved. Assuming we're talking about back squats, the hands play a crucial role for how heavy and unstable the load feels on your back. Actively pulling apart on the bar creates tension through the entire back and also takes some of the pressure of the bar off your back."

The 5 Best Barbell Complex Workout to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

A barbell complex is any series of movements performed back-to-back with a barbell in which the set number of reps is completed for each movement before moving on to the next. It also means—and this is what makes barbell complex workouts so tough—that the barbell never leaves the athlete’s hands until all the lifts and reps are completed.

8 at-home workouts to lose weight and build muscle

You can build muscle and lose weight all in the privacy of your home so you’re free to sweat in solitude or bring the house down with your favorite workout songs. Because, while there are times when the gym is the perfect respite from a long day at work (you can get in, sweat, get out, and feel completely renewed), there are others when the gym is one giant irritation. There are too many people clanking weights, or chatting when they should be clanking weights, and all you want to do is walk back through the door and head home. Well, guess what? You can do that—and still get a killer workout in.


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Shawn Ray-Worlds Largest Starbucks in Shanghai, China 2018

Shawn Ray-Worlds Largest Starbucks in Shanghai, China 2018

Tip: Two Drills to Fire Up Your Backside | T Nation

Use both of these as part of a warm-up for 2-4 sets of 10-20 reps. Or use them as high-rep finishers: Time how long it takes you to complete 100 reps of either exercise and then try to beat your time the following workout.

The 30 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men

When you walk into a crowded gym  and every single bench and machine is taken by a bigger, stronger guy—or, worse yet, by that guy doing curls in the squat rack—you could just turn around, walk out of the gym, and say you’ll come back later. Or you could put together a routine with the best bodyweight exercises for men.

Tip: A Better Way to Hip Thrust | T Nation

It's one of the best exercises for pure glute gains and posterior strength. Here's how to make it even better.

The 15 Most Basic Facts About Building More Muscle

When it comes to building muscle , there are numerous theories, methods, and preferences. Whether the goal is improved health , aesthetics, performance, or a combination of all three, there is no shortage of advice to help you get there. So much so that it can sometimes become overly complicated and you forget about the basic facts. But, it’s simpler than it seems.

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10 best outdoor workouts to burn fat and build muscle

You might be tapering off your bulking workouts in favor of ones that’ll help you cut weight and hone greater total-body muscle definition. Or, maybe you’re trying to trim up your doughy physique (hey, winter’s long—we get it). Either way, these routines will help you get ripped quick.

Arnold Schwarzenegger "Old Tricks in 96" w/ Levrone Wheeler Ray & Taylor

Find Super Rare Footage of Arnold at FEEL GREAT AGAIN CHAMP! Arnold up to his Old Tricks with Kevin Levrone, Flex Wheeler, Shawn Ray & Vince Taylor. Plus a brief Health Update. Thx 4 Watching!

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Tip: Bad Ankles, Bad Squat? | T Nation

A lot of coaches try to get people's hips or knees to do this or that, all the while ignoring that if the ankles aren't moving properly, the knees and hips can't move properly for efficient load distribution. For the hips to open up, you have to have adequate hip abduction. The knees should move out to the side when that happens very naturally. However, if the ankles are pronating and not supinating, then none of that will ever happen.

Shawn Ray-Worlds Largest Starbucks in Shanghai, China 2018

Shawn Ray-Worlds Largest Starbucks in Shanghai, China 2018

Tip: Your Social Media – Motivating or Nah? | T Nation

A new study published in the journal, Health Communication, dug unto this topic. In a nutshell, the study concluded that seeing fitness-related posts on social media had mixed results. Some viewers are motivated by them; other people aren't and may even feel worse after seeing them.

13 Set-Rep Schemes for Brand New Growth | T Nation

I typically do multiple sets working my way up in weight. In the video, I'm using both bands and chains to deload weight at the bottom of the movement, but that's not necessary. The key is to work up to a tough working weight whereby you'd do 4 sets of 6-8 reps. However, rather than doing all 4 working sets, only do 3. The first two are standard 6-8 rep sets, but the third is a challenge set where you'd do as many reps as possible.


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Tip: Marriage & Fat Loss – Unexpected Consequences | T Nation

What happens to your romantic relationships when you get ripped? You may be surprised. Check out these studies.

Tip: Try This For Bigger Traps | T Nation

Let's cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees can't be wrong.

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Are you crazy enough to do 'Murph' on Memorial Day Weekend?

Welp, I Am Definitely Not Very Big

I am just over 200 pounds right now and still have roughly 9-10 weeks of prep left.  I am not killing myself and I have responded well to the changes that I implemented a couple of weeks ago - less cardio, no change to the diet and pushing the Skiploads closer together.  In fact, it has made a marked improvement.  I am still getting pretty depleted and it isn't all fun and games but it isn't the miserable, torturous endeavor that it was 3-5 weeks ago.   And it's important that I reiterate that I am progressing better now without killing myself so if you think more is better and torturing yourself is a better way to get into condition, you need to rethink that strategy.  It isn't about who works harder, but rather who works smarter to take advantage of your own individual needs.

11 Truly Great Airport Restaurants

Flight delayed? Most of the time that means you must settle for a mediocre burger, days-old salad, or, if you’re lucky, a fresh-made omelet. If you find yourself in the right terminal, though, you can sit down to a legitimately good meal. We hesitate to call great food in airports an all-out trend, but these spots make us ever hopeful. 

8 Ways to Keep Getting Hurt in the Gym

Constantly overreach and overtrain. There’s no such thing as a workout that’s too hard — just minds that are too weak. Do whatever it takes to PR every session. Save nothing for meet day. Take more preworkout, throw more weight on the bar, and keep pushing.

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5 strategies to hone a more athletic-looking body

“To build a more athletic-looking body, it’s important to incorporate a weight-lifting regimen with high-intensity cardio routines,” Catenacci says. Map out your workout schedule so you dedicate three or four days a week to cardio-centric workouts that reach 85–100% of your maximal heart rate in short intervals, he suggests. Bouts of (somewhat agonizing) lung-busting work interspersed with very little rest turns workouts “metabolic,” meaning you ramp up the amount of calories you burn mid- and post-workout.

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