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Sagittarius Horoscope for Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014 - You may take on too many tasks today, only to feel frustrated that you didn't finish everything you started. Although your self-judgment can be overly harsh now, others probably only notice what you did, rather than what was left undone. Don't waste energy over analyzing your behavior; instead, enjoy the variety of activities that fill your day. Sometimes the most significant experiences are the transient ones that have no apparent tangible value at all.

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Body Shredding Burpees

There are a few different approaches to burpees , but the CF standard form is: 1) Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart. 2) Drop into a squat, driving your hips back and down while reaching for the ground in front of you with your arms. 3) Transfer your weight to your hands, kick your feet back, and land in the top of a pushup position. 4) Immediately bring your feet back under you— ideally you can shoot your feet up in between your hands, with your legs almost extended. Jump vertically to finish the movement, then immediately begin the next rep.

The Power of Raw Food

You don’t have to shut of your stove permanently if you’re trying to reap the benefts of raw foods. Instead, simply look for opportunities to work more raw foods into your diet. Mix berries into your oatmeal and raw almonds into your Greek yogurt. Use large leafy greens, like collards or Swiss chard for “sandwiches.” Raw salsas can gussy up chicken, and grated raw kohlrabi or zucchini makes a good base for meat sauce in lieu of starchy pasta. You can even elevate convenience items like frozen pizza by adding raw vegetables.

Kai Greene: Back Workout

Unless Heath was privy to the numbers on the judges’ scorecards, he knew how close it was based only on crowd reaction—and when the place went ballistic every time Greene was called out, Heath had every reason to worry. The pose that got the biggest rise out of the crowd: Greene’s rear lat spread. Not only did he display freakishly huge lats that nearly went down to his hips, he also presented them in exquisite detail. Every few degrees he moved his arms, the landscape of his back musculature completely transformed; with his elbows drawn tight to his rib cage, it looked as if two giant seashells were buried under his skin, facing each other across his spine.

12 Laws of Fat-Burning

No question about it,  burning fat  is a 24/7 endeavor. To keep the fires hot, you need to eat every 2-3 hours throughout the day. Not only that, but you must choose the right foods in the right amounts to keep your metabolism revved up so your  six-pack  will be ready for its close-up. The way we see it, there are 12 fundamentals - laws, if you will - that are all you need to shed that unwanted blubber from your midsection and elsewhere. Most of them are nutrition-driven, but training comes into play as well. Your mass-gaining phase is over for the time being; now it's time to get lean. These 12 laws of fat-burning will help get you there.

Go Wide for Super-sized Shoulders

Being that the deltoid is a three-headed muscle, it is important to work each of these heads equally in order to bring about proportional and complete development. It should be noted that the rear (posterior) head gets plenty of stimulation from the rowing movements that are performed on back day, and that the front (anterior) head is hit hard any time you rep out on a press or flye for chest. All of the extra work that these two deltoid heads receive can often lead to the side (lateral) head falling behind.

10 Reasons You're Holding onto Body Fat

If you’re not shedding belly blubber fast enough, then chances are you’re flubbing one of these training or nutrition tactics.

Perfect Peaks in 3 Biceps Moves

Full range of motion for full development is a good guideline but like most rules, there are some exceptions. In this case, the partials are used to overload specific ranges of motions for strength building, allowing the biceps to handle very heavy weight at peak contraction. Keep in mind you need to start from a full hang and end in the starting position. Barring injury, keep the supinated (underhand) grip for the greatest bicep overload.

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Life gets busy and chaotic, and taking an hour to train your legs every Tuesday and Thursday isn’t always possible. Good news: Daily workouts don’t have to take all day! These fast-paced circuits are a great way to maximize your time, burn fat, and get the most from your trip to the gym. Crush your workout and spare your schedule with these athlete-recommended training sessions!

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!

Two Spine Mistakes Revealed

The take-home point is this: It’s important to remember that the vertebrae are treated with such special care when weight training because it encases the spinal cord which receives stimuli from the brain and sends it to nerves, which fire your muscles. These vital processes can be inhibited when the cervical spine is held in a compromised or awkward position (like flexion) that can act to dull that electrical current. In other words, keeping the cervical spine neutral matters just as much as it does for the rest of the spine, in order to get the most out of your lifts – especially when it pertains to the upper body.

Working Out Isn't Enough: Advice for Desk Workers

The review mentions that standing alone creates enough of a stimulus to prevent catabolism. They recommend five minutes of standing for every thirty minutes of sitting. My own recommendations are to stretch while you do this. It may look silly, but get over it. It’s important, and your health is worth a comment or two. People might even join in when you mention you are working to prevent back pain and death. I don’t want back pain or death, coworker, do you? Then you best be stretching your hip flexors.

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.

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Do Carbs Make You Fat?

While it’s true that lower carb diets provide many health benefits and can help with weight loss, low carb does not mean no carbs. When you’re training and exercising, your needs for carbohydrates increases. And if you’re trying to gain muscle, carbs are an essential part of the equation. What’s more, for many people, white rice is, in fact, one of the best carbohydrate sources because it isn’t associated with stomach distress, allergies, bloating, and it’s not loaded with sugars that are linked to diabetes or obesity.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Double-Split Routine

Get terminated with this hardcore double-split routine from the Oak himself.

Best Pre-Workout Snacks for Morning Exercise

Before you hit the gym for an am workout, power up with one of these 8 high-energy foods.

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.

Pancakes Made Better

Traditional pancakes are white-flour belly bombs, loaded with gluten that can irritate your digestive system. Fortunately, you can make great-tasting, gluten-free flapjacks in even less time and with fewer ingredients than traditional recipes. Using bananas and almond butter as a binding agent yields sweet and flavorful pancakes without any processed carbs to spike your insulin and promote fat storage. Combined with four whole eggs, our recipe offers more protein than you’d get in conventional griddle cakes, too.

What You Need to Know About H2O

Sure, hydration is important to survival, but if you are healthy and have access to clean water, death by dehydration probably isn't a major fear. So why should you be concerned with hydration? Even mild dehydration can begin to compromise your health and stifle the effectiveness of your workout. Here are the top four reasons to make sure you stay hydrated at all times.

Finding Happiness - Born Fitness

I did not know who you were until I read this blog post too. I want to thank you for writing this inspiring blog post. I have failed and judged many times in life and sometimes it can be easy to believe what all the negative people tell you. It’s really good to read a blog post that I can relate to and get the reminder and encouragement to constantly believe in myself and push on. Thanks again Adam! I’m inspired.

7 Exercise Swaps for Total-Body Balance

Although barbell exercises are usually the best way to increase strength and muscle fast, they often disguise muscular imbalances, which can and often do hinder growth. It's important to work unilaterally (one side at a time) as well bilaterally (both sides at a time). Ryan LaPlaga, C.S.C.S., provided us with seven barbell exercises, and counterparts, that can be used to eliminate muscular imbalances that may be holding you back.

5 Protein Bars for On-the-Go Nutrition

The nutrition bars at the checkout have their time and place. We explain when and where.

Are You Making These Nine Beginner Mistakes?

But even after you ditched the training wheels, you could still make grave rookie mistakes—mistakes that sabotage your progress and leave you frustrated, confused, and exhausted. Even if you worked out for years , it could still happen.

Good Times: With Steve Simeone

So Steve is a friend of mine, and yours. I dare you not to laugh. He makes you wanna build a fort, stay up late, beat up on your brother, order pizza and eat ice cream, all in one night. This podcast is a throw back to when we all were young and life was simple. Steve has the best heart and not only do you need to tell others about this podcast, but you are now charged with going to his shows when he comes to your city, and you gotta bring your friends. Cause I can say with a 100% conviction that they will leave his show happy and glad to have gone. I am soo stoked that Steve Simeone has his own podcast and look forward to all the great guests and laughs. If I know anything about Steve it will be like we are sitting around cracking jokes and having a good time. One more thing, thanks Steve for all the laughs!

The Best Diet-Friendly Dessert (How to Make Protein Ice Cream) - Born Fitness

Why? For starters I love it. It tastes awesome, it’s healthy , and it’s the perfect way to finish my night. But I also find that this creation satisfies my sweet tooth and doesn’t leave me craving foods that are much worse. In fact, I’ve shared this with every client that struggles with cravings, and they’ve found the same thing. And when you consider that desiring treats is usually the hardest for people when they are adjusting to a healthier diet, this is the perfect way to break up the monotony and help with the transition.

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I wrote customer support late Friday night after I couldn't see my back issues. They got back to me immediately and let me know that back issues will be available this week. Awesome to hear back so quickly otherwise digging the new updated app!

10 Best Outdoor Workouts to Burn Fat and Build Muscle

Last winter, we shared eight intense indoor workouts to get you in top-notch shape while avoiding the harsh weather. Fast-forward a few months and it’s summer—and time to get ripped quick. A great way to blast fat is to train outdoors, where there is plenty of room to sprint, throw things, and simply show off your inner athlete. Training outside also provides a change of scenery from a sweaty, bustling gym to a technology-free zone. Get lean fast with these 10 outdoor workouts designed to burn fat on any terrain. 

Gifted Guns

With a nickname like the Gift it’s no secret that Mom and Dad passed along more than a fair share of favorable muscle-building genes.  But like all great champions, even Heath has had to put in his work to make pretty good arms really good, and then even more to take really good arms to the next level and beyond, to where they are now. The gains may not come as easily for us, but the Gift’s training wisdom is something the rest of us can apply in our own quest for attention-grabbing arms. So, here’s how Mr. Olympia built two of the best guns on the planet.

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5 Mental Tricks for Better Workout Results

“Light weight,” eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman says as he settles under a bar for a max-rep set of bench presses at 495 pounds. Little verbal cues like this represent the tip of the iceberg for what people have used to help them get through tough workouts. The brain is willing, after all, even if the flesh is weak. Our panel of experts chipped in on some of the psyche ups that they use to push the envelope in the gym.

Pre-Exhaust Your Chest For Maximum Growth

What is pre-exhaust training? As the name suggests, taking a single-joint “isolation” movement to failure and then finishing with a heavier multi-joint “compound” movement is called pre-exhaustion training. A practical example would be doing leg extensions before front squats (for the quadriceps), or cable flyes before the bench press for the chest.

Improving The Fitness Industry - Born Fitness

I blogged about something similar to this just yesterday. I was coming more from the perspective that negative attitudes with people that I really want to help, shouldn’t be a DE-motivator for me. I want to help as many people as I can as a trainer, but it’s not my problem if they don’t want the help. I can’t control that. I can only be the healthiest ME I can be and I have to stop worrying about people who say they could care less about going to the gym/being healthy/cutting out the sugar etc. It’s taken me awhile to accept that. It can be very discouraging as a trainer and or a fitness professional to hear those words “I know I’m fat and I don’t care.” Luckily, I think with blogs like this and social networking and the abundance of trainers and professionals out there trying to make a positive impact really does help. Sorry I got a little off the topic here but it kind of goes along with what you were saying.

The Beast is BACK!

Roelly Winklaar trains back as he prepares for the 2014 IFBB Chicago Pro!

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Blood Shred: Joe Manganiello’s Werewolf Workout

“In the book, I talk a lot about the mental aspect of training ,” he says. “A lot of people don’t understand how mental it is. Anybody can pick up a weight and do a weightlifting movement. It’s easy. The physical isn’t really what it’s about—it’s the mental side that holds people back from achieving their goals. As a discipline, I relate weight training to a samurai who studies calligraphy—the calligraphy becomes a hobby that unlocks the technique of sword fighting. There are so many similarities between the two. For me, training [impacts] my acting, but it also trains me for life. It’s training me to be present in each moment, to be present in each rep and stay in the workout. It’s about making each rep better than the last all the way through the workout. And once you get to the end, those are the reps that really count. Those are the money reps.”

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Rip it Good

There are many different types of “fat burner” supplements on the market, but perhaps the most popular and effective category is thermogenics. Thermogenics work by boosting the body’s metabolism. That is, you burn more calories during a given activity, even if you’re just sitting on your butt watching Pumping Iron again. Most products achieve this effect by increasing norepinephrine (a neurotransmitter that the nervous system releases; it is basically a form of adrenaline). Synephrine is one supplement that raises norepinephrine. Try doses of five to 20 milligrams (mg), from a standardized Citrus aurantium extract, once or twice daily for amaximum of 40 mg per day.

The Big 25

As reported in our Gym Bag (April 2007), scientific research on heat shock proteins indicates they may boost muscle growth. To increase HSP levels in your muscles, sit in a sauna or soak in a hot tub or hot bath after a hard training session. Ingest 500-1,000 milligrams of vitamin C, 400-800 international units of vitamin E and 200-300 mg of alpha-lipoic acid postworkout to combat the free radicals that can stifle heat shock protein-induced growth.

6 Sex-Boosting Foods

Experts weigh in on what to eat to boost stamina in bed.

The Essential Bigger Back Training Routine - MuscleMag

5) Know your angles. There are lots of rumors out there with regards to back training, but remember this first and foremost: How and where your lats get hit depends on the position of your elbows relative to your torso. Wide-grip rowing moves requires that your elbows stay out wide from your body and therefore hit the upper lats, middle traps and rhomboids (wide-grip pulldowns work only the upper lats); reverse-grip and close-grip exercises in which your elbows are tight to your sides better target the lower lats. Choose your exercises accordingly.

Hot Shots Set to Serve It Up at Wimbledon

Sharapova is coming into Wimbledon on a high after winning the French Open a couple of weeks back. Even with that win, she enters the fray as the fifth seed. It's hard to believe that it's 10 years since the Russian won her one and only Wimbledon title, but the 6'2" 27-year-old just might be the one to beat in this year's tournament.

The Guy's Guide to Affordable, Upscale Wine

The global  wine market has never felt so wholly disrupted as it does right now. “A huge discrepancy has emerged between the price and real value of well-known classics, which are often bought on name alone,” says veteran wine dealer Patrick Emerson, based in Charleston, SC. But there is a flip side to that. “The reality is, there are so many outsider alternatives around that not only taste better but also cost a fraction of the price.” So, instead of traditionally popular go-tos such as Bordeaux, Emerson recommends reds from the Italian region of Taurasi, made from the lesser-known aglianico grape. “In the American market, it’s $30 a bottle and easily the equivalent of a $300 bottle from somewhere better known.”

Believe It or Not, Cardio Builds Muscle

If you avoid cardio because you think it may negate or slow your  muscle gains , think again: According to a new review of 14 studies, aerobic training like running, walking, and cycling not only doesn’t diminish leg muscle mass—it actually increases it. In several of the studies reviewed, both younger and older men who did about 45 minutes of cardio  four days a week at 80% max heart rate increased leg muscle size by 5% and 6%, respectively. “Aerobic exercise, if done properly, can lead to as much muscle growth as you’d expect with resistance exercise,” says study author Matthew Harber, Ph.D. “Intensity is more important than duration, so if the goal’s growth, work up to 80% of your max heart rate.”

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“My wife and I started Adam’s online training program together right after we had our first child. We had opposing goals: My wife wanting to drop some baby weight and I needed to gain some weight following a long sickness.  Adam tailored a diet and training program for our separate goals and updated as we progressed.  We had a blast working out and cooking together.  We both reached our goals and beyond.  We now feel better and healthier than ever.  I highly recommend Adam and Born Fitness.”

An In-Season Training Guide for Baseball Pitchers

About the Author Mark Watts is the Director of Education at™ and the NSCA Ohio State Director. He has a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in elementary education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Mark has been working with college athletes in over 20 different sports at the Division I, II, and III levels for over 15 years as a strength and conditioning coach. Prior to elitefts™, he coached athletes at Denison University, the United States Military Academy at West Point, Allegheny College, and Clarion University. He has also completed strength and conditioning internships at the University of Tulsa and Ohio State University. Mark is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association. He started competing in powerlifting in 1997 and is an amateur Strongman competitor in the master's division. Mark is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is a USMC veteran.

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51 Hormone Control
52 The 15 Most Important Exercises For Men
53 HOLY SH*T! It's the Healthiest Protein Cereal in the World! - Protein Pow
54 5 Hydration Myths—Busted
55 The Best Cardio Machine Workout
58 Kai's 10 Big Back Principles
60 Train Like Ronaldo: Build A Body For A Better Game
61 The Best Muscle Building Exercise... Ever
62 12 Great Uses for Protein Powder
63 20 Fittest Foods for Men
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67 Fix Your Boring Warm-up
68 Arnold Schwarzenegger: Power of the Pyramid
69 1982 Mr. Olympia Chris Dickerson At The 2013 Tampa Pro Show!
70 Mom Strong - Juggernaut Training Systems
71 Do Front Squats to Strengthen the Abs & Lower Back
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