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Sagittarius Horoscope for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - Instead of escaping from your daily routine, you prefer exploring alternatives to make your job more fun -- and that could include other people. Although everyone around you seems to be submerged in their own worlds, you wish they had more time for you. Thankfully, beneficent Jupiter is supporting resourceful Venus in your 6th House of Work, enabling you to enjoy meeting your obligations rather than avoiding them. Don't worry about anyone else; honoring your commitments ultimately brings its own kind of quiet satisfaction.

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12 Post-Workout Shakes for Maximum Muscle

Carbohydrates are the most efficient way to fill up your tank. When you eat, glucose that’s not immediately needed gets stored in the muscles and the liver in the form of glycogen, exercise’s main energy source. If you go low-carb for your post-workout meal, your glycogen-depleted body may actually break down muscle tissue to fuel itself, says Jim White, RD, American College of Sports Medicine fitness instructor and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

7 Reasons You Need HIIT

The main emphasis for someone new to HIIT should be a routine that goes hard for 60 seconds and then breaks for 1-2 minutes, depending on the exercise involved. As you get accustomed to HIIT, you can lower the work to rest ratio from 3:1 to 2:1 and eventually even 1:1. During the high intensity interval, your goal should be to have your heart pumping at 85 percent of its maximum rate, or in simple terms on a scale of 1-10 of ease of breathing, you want to be at 8-9.

10 Ways to Train Like a Legend

When you  sleep  you're in an anabolic (muscle-building) state that's optimal for growth. “Your ultimate goal would be a quality night’s sleep between seven and nine hours,” says Kenn. “If you have a full work day ahead of you before you go to the gym, I would highly recommend a minimum of seven hours of sleep,” he adds. Whether you train in the morning, at night, or both, be sure to get some z's.

One-Arm Lat Pulldown

Training bilaterally, as in with a fixed barbell or long bar attachment, can have the effect of allowing the stronger side of your body do slightly more work than the weaker one, creating a visual imbalance in your musculature.

Chris | Power Series | BPI Sports

Hey guys! My name is Chris MacKenzie, and I am the National Sales Director for BPI Sports. I’ve been training in the gym a LONG time, since high school in the 1980s. I bought my first nutritional supplements back in those days – so trust me when I tell you I’ve been at this thing for a while now. I consider myself to be blessed working here at BPI because I am one of those lucky people who have been able to forge a career born out of something that I love.

3 Unique Uses for the Tractor Tire

2) It’s cost-effective. Just go down to your local dump and get one on the cheap (or for free). Still, as useful as a tire can be, it would be nice to add some versatility to the repertoire. Here are three unique tractor-tire exercises you can start doing right now.

Paleo is the Scientology of Diets

I understand that the skeptical mindset is not easy to adopt. People are naturally gullible, it seems, and will fall for just about anything if it sounds scientifically valid. I wrote a sarcasm-laden Facebook update a while ago about why people shouldn’t eat salmon, and a number of people fell for it. The followers of my page weren’t easily taken in because they know me for being a skeptic and a joker. But the post was shared by many people, resulting in comments by readers who don’t know me, and I was amazed that some thought the post was actually serious. Have a read .

Little Women: LA

Lifetime’s new docu-series "Little Women: LA" chronicles the adventures of a unique group of smart, sexy and funny girlfriends with big hearts, big personalities and even bigger drama…who all happen to be little people. "Little Women: LA" invites viewers to walk in their shoes as they deal with relationships, parenting, careers and especially, the ups and downs of friendships. Read more...

The Fit Five: All Arms

Whether you’re rockin’ a sleeveless to the beach, a casual tee for Friday, or the full suit while grinding out the work week, defined and developed arms are a sign that you’re strong and on top of your game. To maximize your efforts in the arm department, we asked Andrew Sakhrani, C.S.C.S., a Montreal, Canada-based strength coach, for his expert advice on getting bigger, stronger arms.

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.

The Best Full-Body Fat Loss Workout

2C. HANG CLEAN Sets: 3–5 Reps: 6 Rest: 0 sec. Hold the bar at shoulder width in front of your thighs and bend your hips and knees so that the bar lowers to just above your knees. Now explosively extend your hips as if jumping while at the same time shrugging your shoulders and pulling the bar straight up in front of your torso. As the bar reaches chest level, bend your elbows so that your palms face the ceiling and catch the bar at shoulder level, upper arms parallel to the floor. Bend your hips and knees as you catch the bar to absorb the impact and then stand up straight.

Advanced Abs: Toes to Bar

If you’ve ever stopped for a few minutes to watch the CrossFit Games on ESPN, then you’ve probably seen it: an athlete hanging straight down from a pull-up bar and swinging his feet up to touch the bar for multiple reps. Calling this move “dynamic” sells it short—it not only places incredible demands on your core muscles, it also builds your grip, arm, and shoulder strength. The move is trickier than it looks, though, so be sure to follow these tips for proper setup and execution.

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4 Lean, Protein-Packed Game Meats for Grilling

“Treat it just like chicken,” says Chris Kersch of Healthy Buffalo, a specialty meats store in Chinchester, NH. “Just make sure it's well-done. It’s almost translucent when you first get it.” Try rubbing a Cajun spice mix on your alligator before grilling for some real New Orleans flavor.

Fitness Reborn: Faster Fat Loss

The result is a workout with enough rest that you can maintain a higher intensity for a longer period of time. Best of all? You can make progress at any activity, burn fat, and not have to completely sacrifice your schedule to become fit. And while it’s just 15 to 20 minutes, if you push the pace and maintain a high intensity, you’ll be shocked by how much you can transform your body.

Senate Panel Rips Dr. Oz a New One for Lying to Your Fat Face

Dr. Mehmet Oz—of the The Dr. Oz Show fame—was hauled in front of a Senate panel today to answer for all the dubious benefits he claims certain weight loss products will provide. Products that he officially endorses with his name on the label. Products that he shills on his nationally-syndicated daytime television show.

Plyometrics: Box Jump to a Better Body

Some workouts, particularly in the CrossFit arena, call for high numbers of box jumps in a single go. This is definitely a more advanced approach and care should be taken to ensure your safety if you do a high-volume box jump workout or if you are tasked with performing them while fatigued. In either instance, the safer bet would be to scale down the height of the box, reduce the number of reps or, if possible, break it up into smaller components (i.e. instead of 20 straight, do four sets of five).

Bulletproof Your Shoulders

Old: Bench pressing (and tons of it) New: Neutral-grip floor press Do it right: Lying on the ground with a dumbbell extended out in front in each hand, slowly lower your elbows down at a 45-degree angle until your elbows touch the ground. Pause for a second before pressing back up. How it helps: Lots of barbell pressing can irritate the shoulder because of improper flexibility. Plus, most guys lower the bar all the way down to their chest, which may be too far for their shoulders. A dumbbell floor press allows for a neutral grip, which is much easier on the shoulders, plus the floor gives a depth meter to prevent you from going down too far. You’ll still get some chest, anterior deltoid, and tricep work in without risking shoulder injury. Don’t eliminate bench pressing completely from your workout (unless you have pain), but alternate with floor pressing to stay injury free.

David Henry’s Mass-Gain Diet

I use lots of garlic in many of my dishes. I sprinkle it on everything, even my dog’s food. It gives a nice flavor, especially when you’re sodium restricted. Grilling is the easiest way to add flavor to your food and not add a whole bunch of extra fat. Taste is definitely important, but you also have to determine your priorities. Are you trying to gain lean mass? Or are you trying to get huge for the sake of getting huge to scare people because you’re a doughboy?

5 Things to Know Before Getting Tatted Up

Today’s generation is lucky because it has the Internet. Most good shops will have good things written about them in reviews on the Internet nowadays. You always want to look at a shop’s cleanliness, and everyone there should have portfolios of their specific work. You want to look for clean and crisp lines and shading that doesn’t look choppy but smooth. All the color should be solid and bright.  When you're looking at any black or gray work, check for varying degrees of weight in the shading and smoothness. Unless you’re looking for something superspecific, it’s always good to look at versatility and how long the artist has been doing it. How long has the shop been there? Have they had the same guys working there for a long time? Ask around to see what people may say about the place. Talk to heavily tattooed collectors, and they'll usually point you in the right direction.

Six Things People Get All Wrong About Abs

There are so many myths out there about abs so we decided to cut to the chase and dispel six of them for you. Change up your game with these tips, and in four weeks the other guys will still be doing crunches while you reap the benefits.

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DeFranco's Gym Apparel Collection

Joe DeFranco is the founder and owner of the world-famous DeFranco's Gym (est. 2003). “DeFranco’s” pioneered the hardcore, warehouse-type training centers that are now popping up throughout the country. Their results-driven, New Jersey-based facility was built with one thing in mind – IMPROVING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE! DeFranco’s caters to serious high school, college and professional athletes that are driven to reach their full athletic potential. Up until this point, all DeFranco apparel was reserved for DeFranco-trained athletes only. But now, DeFranco's wildly popular gear is finally available to YOU! Enjoy the store.

The Most Punishing Man in Fitness

After his workout, De Sena took a quick shower and we drove a mile north to the town’s General Store, which De Sena bought in 2004. “I was on my computer for ten and a half hours yesterday,” he told me in the car. “I fucking hate that. I moved up here so I wouldn’t do that.” Besides the store, De Sena also owns a hotel, a wedding business, a Spartan-themed retreat for corporate types, and half a dozen residential properties around town. Most of the Spartan Race staff—about 50 people—now work at the company’s headquarters in Boston, but De Sena bounces between the store and his kitchen counter in Pittsfield, where he mans a MacBook Air, a cell phone, and a landline, often at the same time.

The Ultimate Grip Strength Workout

“Having strong fingers, hands, and wrists helps you lift more weight and allows you to hold the weight for longer time and more reps,” says Jedd Johnson, strength coach and co-founder of "This translates to better results in the gym."

Alex Honnold Climbs the City

This short film (check it out below) gives us an up-close look at a man who bets it all on his incredibly strong hands and body to keep him alive. However, we get to see him in action on terrain much more familiar to all of us. In this film, he tackles a building in San Francisco's Financial District and climbs up the city's Palace of Fine Arts.

We're All Missing The Boat -

Great article! I agree that the amount misinformation (BS) out there is outrageous! The problem is that an individuals hear of the quick fix “diets” or their “trainer” has an egg white omlete, “he/she is such great shape I want that physique”! People are thrown off from the start, and have made the biggest mistake in obtaining a “better body” and that is to set their goals to someone else’s genetic make up! As much as TV and Media in general broadcast what “in shape” looks like, I think the more distorted the reason for living a heathlier lifestyle becomes! I digress, I remember first getting into exercising and obtaining weight gain powder, and the latest Muscle and Fiction magazine, and going home to look like the guys in siad magazine! To my surprise, after following the workout redigimene and meal plan that the guy on the cover “did”, I didn’t look a thing like him! I actually was more distisfied with my present look, than I was before I spent all the time and money! Go figure! However this was

Never Burn or Undercook Steak Again

Perfect the trick that pros swear by—the touch test.

5 Steps To Defining Your Own Success

Awesome! I used to think that I had to be a millionaire to be successful. Well, i still believe I will be one day, but for the moment I am perfectly happy with living a comfortable life with no financial pressure. The average person doesn’t need that much money at all to feel comfortable and secure. If you can afford to go out to eat at a fancy restaurant and not worry about the bill, then I’d say you’re doing pretty well. Haha. But many people have an obsession with money and will always want more. I think it’s important to define success for yourself so you have a clear income goal. When you reach that, it should be a signal to you that you need to stop chasing the money and start doing more of what you love. Money can buy freedom, but once you are free, there’s nothing more money can do for you! Besides buy more things that is…and that’s more like slavery than freedom.

Ask Men's Fitness: What Is Proper Urinal Etiquette?

MF: First of all, don’t stand next to me when there are six other urinals to pee in. It’s called a “buffer zone.” Give me some space to do my business, and I’ll give you yours. Also, if you feel the urge to have a conversation, stifle it. Urinals are a no conversation zone. When a guy hits the john, it’s a two-minute respite from the outside  world. The last thing I want to do is talk about the weather. And do not flush the toilet with your foot. Are you kidding me with that? I get it: You don’t want to touch the damn lever. But your feet are dirtier than your fucking hands. There’s a sink five feet away, so you can wash your hands. Or you can use your elbow or forearm.

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10 Best Meatfree Muscle Builders

Incorporate alternative proteins, like seitan, sea vegetables, and chia seeds into your diet—our expert teaches you how.

6 Things You Should Do After Every Workout

Get the most out of your training efforts by incorporating these practices into your post-workout regimen.

Muscle Soreness vs. Muscle Growth

A study put two groups of people—trained and untrained athletes—through an eight-week eccentric-overload program. Researchers measured markers of muscle soreness and inflammation, and also took a muscle biopsy from the subjects’ legs. At the end of the study, the untrained group had initial symptoms of muscle soreness, while the group that was trained did not.


I am cutting at 1800 as well. I have had spans of 2-3 weeks where I see no weight change. Keep it up, and you will eventually see your weight loss pick back up. Honestly, unless you have seen no change in at least 3 weeks, I woulnt get too concerned. It can be frustrating, yes, but plateaus happen. Also, check your macros and daily intake. I know this goes against convention, but you do nee to be hitting a minimum fat level every day. Your body uses fats for various things including the creation of some hormones. Take your weight * ~.45 and have that many grams of fat included in your diet. When I hit a plateau a few months back, I wnt back and looked at my fat intake, saw it was a bit low, changed some things up to increase fats, and, coincidence or not, a few days later I started losing again.

Top 10 Bodyweight Exercises Making You a TRUE Beast! - Zach Even-Esh

That’s awesome Zach! I’ve been working the handstand pushups, that dude on your video makes them look so freaking easy, but I can only crank out one or two at a time. And then I tried jumping from my knees to the feet today, I think you called these get ups, but that was a complete fail, going to keep working at it though. A lot of my clients are always asking for more ab work, maybe you could include some bodyweight ab work soon…plz.

Attack Your Biceps With the Lying Cable Curl

Few things can derail your biceps progress more than lack of exercise variety. There’s pretty much only one movement you can do for the bi’s (the curl), and doing only barbell and dumbbell curls can get stale. Lucky for you, we’ve got a cure for the boredom: the lying cable curl. Its the perfect finishing move for a workout that also includes heavy barbell and/or dumbbell curls. Include this exercise on your next arm day and you’ll be a little less bored, and a lot more pumped in the biceps.

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10 Best Meatfree Muscle Builders

How to eat it: Moskovitz suggests breakfast porridge: Combine 1/4 cup teff with 3/4 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until it thickens. Remove from heat and top with honey, berries, and unsweetened coconut flakes. 10 Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes>>>

How to Personalize Your Daily Training Plan

Chances are you use the same formula for building muscle as every other guy in the gym. And typically, that's also the same type of plan that bodybuilders have promoted since the '80s: three sets of 6-8 exercises for each body part. So the question is, Are you a professional bodybuilder? Probably not. (And if you've ever seen them in the off-season, you wouldn't want to be.) Our point: You need a workout that's designed for you: your body, your training level, and your ability. So while a conventional bodybuilding plan might work well for a while, it's not likely to be optimal. We're going to show you how to create a plan that is—starting right now. CUSTOMIZE YOUR SETS There's an easy way to know how many sets you need: Let your body decide. How? You simply do as many sets as it takes to achieve "technical failure." You're probably familiar with the term "failure" as it typically pertains to lifting. It's generally understood to be the point at which you can't perform one more repetition, usually accompanied by a bulging forehead vein and a loud-mouthed spotter yelling, "It's all you, man, it's all you.

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(Infographic) The Top 8 Digital Media Influencers Under 30

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Leg Training from Hell

Most people are amazed that I only spend about one hour on strength training five days a week. I have talked to some younger college-aged guys, who tell me they are training two hours a day, seven days a week and wondering why they are not seeing results with all the time they are putting in. I am not saying putting in the time is unnecessary, but sometimes overdoing it will not get you results. Once you lose your pump, I believe you should end your workout. As for reps and sets, for small muscle groups you only need 9–12 working sets and larger muscle groups, 15–18 working sets. I have seen people doing 20-plus sets and wondering why they are not recovering and growing. Also, the best gains I have ever had came after I took time off. After every three months of hard training, I always take a week off. This helps my body recover, and when I come back after that week of I feel refreshed and ready to train hard again. I challenge everyone to try this if you are not seeing results and watch how you grow. My recommendations to grow would be to train five times a week for one hour each session and take one week of after every three months.


As is usually the case with anything you eat or drink, the dosage makes the medicine or the poison. It's easy to forget that green tea (and hence, its supplement derivative) is a stimulant, so you may be tempted to get carried away and take more than is considered safe. Whichever green tea extract you take, be sure to check the dosage and refrain from taking more than the recommendations. Some case reports indicate that extremely high consumption of GTE could make one nauseated and experience discomfort. Always supplement wisely and listen to your body.

Ask Men's Fitness: Is There a Way of Self-Learning Meditation?

A: Meditation isn’t as complicated as it sounds, and it’s a big myth that you need to fork out for private instructionals with the Dalai Lama to achieve any sort of mental peace. “Think of meditation as fitness for the mind,” says Kenneth Folk, a long-time teacher of secular Buddhist meditation. “As with physical fitness, there are lots of ways to train and lots of ways to be fit.” One of his favorite beginner techniques is called “choiceless mental noting.” Sit comfortably and notice where your attention goes when you don’t direct it. Then label each experience with one word. “Doing this practice for a few minutes every day leads to what I call meta-OKness,” says Folk. “It’s a profound sense that you are all right, even in a stressful and chaotic world.”

Celebrity Sweat Training Tip with Flo Rida

Eric the Trainer gets the inside scoop on how the performer maintains his peak condition.

A Forgotten Gem

Lie across a bench with your shoulders resting on the bench top and your feet flat on the floor. Grab a dumbbell and hoist it to arms’ length above your head, with both hands pressed against the underside of the inside plate. Then, with just a slight bend to the elbows and keeping the arms rigid, lower the dumbbell slowly behind your head toward the floor. As you lower the dumbbell, try to drop your hips a little toward the floor to increase the stretch. Once you have lowered the dumbbell as far as possible and achieved maximum stretch, return through the same arc to the starting position (dumbbell straight above the chest) to commence the next rep.

Military Made: Fit for Duty [WORKOUT]

Joshua Stephens is a 3rd generation US Army service member with a body built for battle. We headed down to Fort Sill, Oklahoma to find out how he does it.

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61 Kai Greene's FLEX Magazine Signing at Barnes & Noble
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66 45-Degree Lying Triceps Extension
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