The Shoulder-Training Mistake You Can't Get Away With
You want boulder shoulders, right? First things first: Before you go heavy, take time to protect the part of your body that makes big shoulders possible.
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Tip: The Meal That Damages Metabolism | T Nation
But there are a few caveats here. This does NOT mean you should go to bed hungry. It just means that you should have your caloric allotment – whether that's enough food for fat loss or "mad gains, bro" – earlier in the day. Allow your hormones to self-regulate and you shouldn't want to eat right before bed. In plain speak, it means your metabolism and hormones will work better.
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The 30-day plan to grow like a monster
It is primetime for a training transition. Summer is long gone at this point and the opportunity presents itself to get off the ultra-low carb diet and high-intensity circuits and get on board with putting on mass and getting powerful. Not only does this transition work because you're swapping out the t-shirts for sweaters, but it's a fresh way to stimulate the body as well. In the grand scheme of things, you need these blocks of change. Month after month, week after week of continuous bombardment of the muscles with volume and intensity would wear anyone down. Let's use this month for size and power. And the way to do it effectively will require a change in thinking, and programming. Watch Brandon DaCruz ( @bigdaddydacruz ) demo his program below.
3 reasons to get your ass up and walk throughout the day
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Tip: This Nutrient Does It All | T Nation
Science shows that this multi-talented compound makes you leaner, increases endurance, and builds muscle. Check it out.
Full Body Training For Advanced Lifters | T Nation
Since then, the general advice from trainers and strength coaches has been to start with full body workouts until you're advanced enough to graduate to body part splits. The idea was that you did full body workouts, got bigger and stronger, and eventually you "grew out of" full body training. The reasoning was that as you became more developed, you could devote more work to training each body part.
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10 Best Cable Exercises for Your Core
A cable machine unleashes a wide variety of core exercises because of the adjustable height and the ability to work from all angles. We’re not talking about the beloved kneeling cable crunch. Rather, these 10 standing, kneeling, twisting, and bending core exercises place your body in every plane of motion to target your obliques and lower abs. Build core strength with these 10 ab-carving cable exercises.
Top Secret Chest Arsenal Part 1: Leaning One-Arm Dumbbell Flye
In Part 1 of the 5-part "Top Secret Chest Arsenal," we put the focus on the inner pecs with the LEANING ONE-ARM DUMBBELL FLYE . On standard dumbbell flyes, the tension on the pecs at the top where the inner pecs would come into play is greatly reduced because the dumbbells are no longer being moved against gravity. This move utilizes gravity to hit those inner fibers. Watch & Learn!
10 Moves to Make Your Guns Grow
Among the most visually impressive body parts of a physique are the arms. To grow a pair of arms with fullness in the muscle bellies you have to pay special attention to your triceps, given that they account for 66% of your overall upper-arm development. More than that, you need to know how to isolate each area of your triceps properly because the majority of triceps exercises completely neglect the long head, which leaves you with a very narrow and underdeveloped appearance from certain angles.
Tip: The 1-Mile Fitness Test For Lifters Only | T Nation
If you're in your 40's or older, make sure you can pass this test. According to Dr. Jarett D. Berry, not being able to run a 10-minute mile puts you into the "unfit" category. Remember, heart disease is still the leading cause of death – a bigger killer than cancer – and minimal run times are a good predictor of long-term ticker health.
Tip: The Effects of Low-Dose Creatine | T Nation
But in this new study, researchers had 17 year old soccer players take 2-3 grams of creatine monohydrate per day, with no loading phase, for just 14 days. Another group of athletes from the same team took a placebo powder. Neither group knew if they were getting "the good stuff" or the fake stuff. Both groups were given a variety of fitness tests before and after the two week period.
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Tip: The Best Exercise for a Shoulder Pump | T Nation
If you have trouble feeling your delts work, give this crazy looking exercise a try. Here's how to do it.
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The Very Best Way to Build Triceps | T Nation
If you really want to maximize growth, try adding accommodating resistance (chains or bands) to overload the top half of the movement which is the phase that emphasizes the triceps. Avoid an excessively narrow grip because it can place undue stress on the wrists and also cause the elbows to flare out, minimizing stress to the triceps. Instead use a grip that's just inside shoulder width as demonstrated by several of my NFL athletes including Larry Pinkard and Adrian Hubbard.
How To Get Strong Using Just Your Body!
Danny : None of the workouts in this book take two hours, but by the time you progress to the split routine part of the program, the workouts do get intense! By week nine of the program, you'll be doing chin-ups, pull-ups, handstand holds, single-leg squat progressions, and more. By the time you've reached the end of the program, your pound-for-pound strength will have soared to new levels. So what are you waiting for? Let's Get Strong!
5 Critical To-Do's For Every Training Session
I was always fortunate enough to have a great group of people that I trained with. I was the person that took things way too serious and was batshit crazy most of the time. It's hard to be bat shit crazy all the time when you're training with other people that are fucking around all the time (in a good way). Training together, when that synergy is created, that good compromise is found. The over serious one will be telling the people that are always joking around to shut the fuck up. Meanwhile, they other ones are getting us to tone down and regulate our mental state to be able to train without killing ourselves. By no means is this saying only to screw off and not to train hard. On the contrary, I think most don't train hard enough and play the "optimal training" card way too safely. I believe firmly in training economy and doing only what is justified to do, but to do it right. Regardless, find something to laugh at.
Fat-Loss Blunders: 8 Reasons You're Not Losing Body Fat
We're told over and over that the simple weight-loss process is to eat fewer calories than you expend throughout the day. However, this "calories in, calories out" methodology oversimplifies matters. Hypothetically, this system would work if you ate 1,500 calories worth of cheesecake per day and burned 2,000, but the human body isn't a calculator. The type of calories you eat matters. A carbohydrate-only diet will not help you reach your fat-loss goals. You need the right combination of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats to build muscle and burn fat.
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The 30 best back exercises of all time
Start by holding the bar against your body with your hands at shoulder-width on the bar. Keeping your back in its natural curve, bend your hips and knees (as you would in a squat), lowering the bar to just above your knees. 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 and flip your wrists to catch the bar at shoulder level.
The 10 Dumbest Motivational Sayings | T Nation
There's no "dumbest motivational saying" in fitness; most of them are horrible. The one that comes to mind is "the best workout for you is the one you aren't doing." This just reeks of stupidity, but you can lump in "work your weakness" or "the exercise you hate most is the one you should do" in there too.
Tip: 3 Load Maximizing Tactics | T Nation
For reasons that are still mostly unknown, occlusion training allows you to reap the benefits you'd normally get with heavy loads by using very light weights (20-30% of 1RM). Occlusion training won't directly improve your strength as much as it'll serve as a stimulus for hypertrophy, but if you've got joint issues that prevent heavy training, occlusion training can be a godsend.
5 Ways To Make Face Pulls Even Better | T Nation
By sitting on a bench or box, you can create better contact points with the ground, mainly from your ass on the bench and your feet on the floor. From this position, you can better stabilize the torso and spine while dialing in the ideal angle of pull that's stable and actively supported by the musculature of the pillar. This position also can create a higher angle to face pull from, which is great for ensuring that the prime movers (scapular muscles) are targeted and the upper traps and neck don't take over.
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Build Your Abs With a Barbell | T Nation
This is a very tough variation that can't be done using an ab wheel. With only one working arm, your body is forced to resist rotation. It's extremely challenging for the chest, shoulders, and lats. The length of the barbell also makes it difficult to keep the bar rolling straight, so it will build wrist strength (radial and ulnar deviation).
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Combine this with the competitive nature of powerlifting, the constant desire to set PRs and hoist heavier loads, the hardcore mentality of the typical powerlifter, and the individual differences in anatomical mobility and soft-tissue strength, and it's easy to see how it can become a recipe for disaster for certain individuals.
Primary Back & Biceps
The following details my main back & biceps workout from this past Monday evening at Kirkland Gold’s Gym. The workout was based on a program by my coach, John Meadows, and I trained alongside my bride. Here is what I did…
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How The Rock Starts His Leg Day
But here's something he does that you probably don't. According to his Instagram feed, he gets a big-time glute pump to ward off what he calls his "sexy lower-body injuries" from years of being, well, The Rock. This kind of badass, superhuman warmup may be just what you need to launch your leg game to the next level.
25 strength-training exercises for the best upper-body workout of all time
Start by holding the bar against your body with your hands at shoulder-width on the bar. Keeping your back in its natural curve, bend your hips and knees (as you would in a squat), lowering the bar to just above your knees. 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 and flip your wrists to catch the bar at shoulder level. In this stance, your palms should face the ceiling, and your shoulders should be pointing foward. Make sure at this stage that your back is straight, and that the bar is at your center of gravity. Bend your hips and knees as you catch the bar to absorb the impact.
6 Simple Moves to Build a Bigger Chest
Bodybuilding O.G. trainer to the stars, Vince Gironda, claims that dips are the most effective chest exercise and upper-body developer, period! To maximize chest overload, perform dips with a slight forward lean and the elbows flared out. Using an upright posture will emphasize the triceps to a greater degree. If you are able, add additional weight to your bodyweight. Dips allow more weight to be handled than any other upper-body exercise, including the bench press.
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Train Like The Rock: Dwayne Johnson's Shoulder Routine
Johnson hits the gym six days per week, usually focusing on one body part per day. At 45, he's a seasoned, instinctive trainer. "I go by feel," he says, and notes that when he's in the gym it's all business. "I have my headphones on. I'm listening to my music. I'm 100% focused. There's no wasted time and no wasted effort when it comes to me and the weights." And The Rock's favorite body part? Legs, which is why he leaves them for Saturday when he has extra time to train them.
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Arnold no-last-name-necessary blasted chest and back together in the ’70s when he was annually expanding his Olympia trophy collection. He liked pumping up the two sides together, and, frequently, he superset them, combining bench presses with pullups and incline presses with T-bar rows. Chest and back is a rare pairing today. Many trainers divide their body into six workouts, so it’s a given they’ll hit chest and back on separate days. Today, the most common antagonistic combo is biceps and triceps. Charles Glass favors this, so his Jedi knights, including Dexter Jackson and Shawn Rhoden, will alternate a biceps exercise with a triceps exercise, going back and forth like that on arm day, keeping both muscles pumped and stretched. To boost intensity, they’ll superset biceps and triceps exercises, alternating after each set. If it works for Arnold, Jackson, and Rhoden, antagonistic is a workout split you need to try.
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Keep Your Waist Small and Trim
As far as exercises, I watch a lot of bodybuilders use weight when training abs—weighted side bends, weighted crunches, etc.—which stimulates growth in that area. What it also has the tendency to do is to make the abs, and particularly the obliques, too thick. When I was a young bodybuilder, I was training my abs, getting ready to do some side crunches, and Robby Robinson said to me, “Never hit your obliques with resistance directly because it’ll stimulate growth to the side.” That advice was right on target. That’s huge, and I see a lot of bodybuilders doing it. It’s OK if you don’t need a nice tapering waist. For athletes in boxing, baseball, and football, it’s all about functionality, but in bodybuilding it’s all about aesthetics. You want to have that nice, sharp look without stimulating oblique development. So no weights, period.
Build Lean Muscle By Carb Cycling
Carb cycling is very simply the idea that we alternate between high-carb and low-carb days depending on our activity level for the day. On intense lifting days we eat a high-carb diet, and on rest or low-intensity days we eat a low-carb diet. It sounds simple…because it is.
What Is The Best HIIT Workout?
When you do a cardio session at the same pace the whole time, your body goes into what is called steady state. This means that your body has adjusted itself to the speed you are going and tries hard to conserve energy (calories). You will be able to avoid this and burn more calories and FAT by doing the interval training." (Source: http://davedraper.com/hiit-cardio-training.html)
30 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Gut for Good
6. Go slow. Along with protein and healthy fat, you should consume a slow-burning carbohydrate at breakfast. We suggest two slices of whole-wheat toast or 1 cup of cooked oatmeal. The slow-digesting carbs improve fat loss by keeping insulin levels steady and increasing the amount of fat you burn during exercise. You'll also have sustained energy for the next several hours, as whole grains digest slowly and feed your brain and muscles gradually. Researchers from Loughborough University (England) found that when athletes ate slow-digesting carbs at breakfast and lunch, they had lower insulin levels and higher levels of fat-burning during the day compared to those who ingested fast-digesting carbs. They also discovered that test subjects who ate slow carbs spared muscle glycogen better during exercise due to greater fat use. In addition, the fiber present in 100% whole wheat has been shown to aid fat loss and keep you feeling full so you don't overeat.