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Epic Olympia Showdown: HEATH vs. CUTLER, 2011

4-time Mr. Olympia champion Jay Cutler fights it out with ultimate victor, Phil Heath in this amazing contest!

Online Training & Coaching - Zach Even-Esh

Zach's inspiration in training comes from the Golden Era of Bodybuilding & Days of Old School Strength. His mission is to help You kick ass & take names in Life AND Lifting without the hype, fancy fads or gimmicks. Zach's Commitment To Your Success Is Unmatched. He Knows What It's Like To Go From A Weakling To An Unstoppable BEAST In Charge Of His Life, Business & Destiny. Zach Made It Happen Through The Iron and Now it's Your Turn!

Sagittarius Horoscope for Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - You may add to the stress of the day by taking on more than you can handle. Thankfully, you're able to talk your way out of a difficult situation of your own creation, but it could leave you dissatisfied and feeling on edge, nonetheless. Unfortunately, working harder and accomplishing more won't solve your dilemma now. Instead of seeking additional distractions, just accept the assignment in front of you without question. Quality counts more than quantity today when it comes to cultivating peace of mind.

6 Testosterone Boosting Foods

Get back to building muscle and burning fat with these t-boosting power foods.

Muscle & Fitness Hers Moves to Muscle & Fitness

The addition of Hers creates a single, cohesive site for fitness enthusiasts of all types.

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Links Brains' With Jimmy Fallon

Can anything Arnold says be funny? He teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to find out.

Shoulder Greater Loads With the Snatch Press

Generally speaking, the heavier you lift, the bigger you get. But strict shoulder pressing limits your poundage. By combining a snatch and press, you use your hips to get more weight overhead, so you can then lower it slowly to your shoulder, overloading the deltoids.

10 Tips To Break Through Your Fat Loss Plateau

If you’re carrying too much fat — specifically around your lower abs — you might have low testosterone levels. But the consequences of “low T” resonate far beyond love handles: it can hurt your health, sex life, and overall mood (which might be related to sex life). To raise your testosterone levels, you need to focus on heavy, total-body lifts that stimulate a lot of muscle growth, demand an intense neural drive, and unleash a massive hormonal response. Heavy strength exercises also speed up your fat loss compared to bicep curls and calf raises, which will shed fat faster. Your workouts must consist of heavy squats, deadlifts, lunges, barbell presses (flat bench or overhead), heavy rows, and carries. Also, lift as heavy as you can while using great technique.

48 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes -

Tired of drinking the same boring, bland tasting proteins shakes? Try these superb shakes and mix things up with fresh ingredients and a variety of supplements.

The 20-Minute Fat-Burning Kettlebell Complex

The kettlebell is not only one of the most effective versatile pieces of equipment, it's also one of the most convenient. If you're tight on time, or looking for a quick workout you can do anywhere with minimal stuff, all you need is one bell.

Get 25% Stronger in 12 Weeks

The third and final phase of the “25% Stronger” program helps you max out your strength levels by gradually decreasing the volume of your workouts while increasing the amount of weight you move. You’ll begin the last phase at the top end of the strength range (seven reps). Each week, you’ll perform fewer sets and reps - five of five, four of four and finally the last week in which you perform three sets of three - so your body is fresh for the final tests in Week 13.

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Pre-Workout Nutrition

What you need to know for a great workout.

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.

Six Shocking Approaches to Shoulder Training

It’s ironic that the shoulder joint is capable of such a wide range of motion and, yet, shoulder training almost always focuses on the same few exercises performed in the same fashion and even the same order: overhead presses, side laterals, rear laterals. Bodybuilders often incorporate a variety of machines and exercises into their back training (which also relies on shoulder joints); however, imagination and innovation frequently fail when it comes to deltoids. If you can’t remember the last time your delts were sore after a workout, the following six approaches will re-energize your shoulder training and revitalize your growth.

A Workout Plan for Every Type of Guy

Whether you’re looking to burn fat, build muscle, or start a new regimen -- simply begin by disciplining your mind, because we’ve compiled a list of workout plans for every man. From the beginner to the devoted gym rat, follow this guide designed to build your best body.   

The 7% Body-Fat Diet

We estimate that the average weightlifting guy walks around at about 15% body fat. This is well within healthy levels, but it’s not going to turn many heads on the beach. (Reminder: Beach abs are carved in winter.) To look that good, you need to get below 10%—the point at which most guys can see some definition—and preferably as low as 7%. That seems to be the magic number associated with adjectives like shredded, diced, and genetically gifted (haters always gon’ hate). The plan is simple: six-pack, 7%, eight weeks. let’s go.

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The 6-Week Built for the Beach Program

Week 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be prepared as split routines (two body parts per day) segmented into 3-4 supersets (two exercises performed one after the other) per session. Split routines are a classic 'bodybuilding' approach to build muscle and burning fat. The supersets, which are a major component to this program, will force you to work more aggressively, revving your metabolism and resulting in more fat loss. At the end of each workout will be an abdominal/core circuit. Rep ranges will vary between 6-15 repetitions to maximize hypertrophy (muscle growth). Rest periods will also be kept to a minimal, 30-60 secounds, max.

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The Evolution of Jay Cutler's Training

When a 19-year-old Jay Cutler won the heavyweight class at the NPC Teen Nationals in 1993 , Branch Warren took home the light-heavies and the overall. Three years later, Jay took his pro card on his first attempt at the 1996 NPC Nationals. He did it by besting a heavyweight class that included Tom Prince (second), Orville Burke (third), Bob Cicherillo (eighth), King Kamali (11th), and Bill Wilmore (13th). Willie Stalling won the light-heavyweight class and overall title that year (Dexter Jackson was sixth in Willie’s class).Bodybuilding glory didn’t come immediately for Cutler: He placed 12th in his pro debut at the 1998 Night of Champions (he would come back to win it in 2000); he was third at the 1999 Ironman Pro, and fourth at that year’s Arnold Classic (he’d win his first ASC in 2002 and take the Ironman title a year later); and in his Olympia debut in 1999, he was 14th (a year later he was eighth). But when he hit his stride, very few could hold their own against this mass monster. What Cutler might have given up to a few other competitors in aesthetics, he more than made up for with sheer mass and a seeming yardstick’s measure of width through his shoulders.

The #1 Best Exercises For Men According to 8 Trainers

Although we all have preferences when it comes to choosing our favorite way to get fit, whether it be CrossFit, HIIT workouts, endurance exercise like running or cycling, or something else alltogether, there are certain exercises that every man should be doing. To find out what the most crucial, best moves are for guys, we turned to the experts for their wealth of knowledge on fitness trends that are here to stay. But asking a trainer to pick his or her favorite move is right up there with asking a dad which child is his favorite. It’s not easy. But we went ahead and asked anyway and got some pretty great answers.  Unlike fad workouts, these 8 moves have stood the test of time and whether you're a body builder or marathoner, they can help you get fitter and stay injury-free.  So here are some of the best, expert-recommended exercises to get you building muscle mass, burning fat, and transforming your body in no time.

Dorian Yates' Advice on Choosing a Training Strategy

Early in my training, I had discovered Mike Mentzer and greatly admired both his Herculean physique and his systematic approach to bodybuilding. The more of Mike I read, the more I found myself agreeing with his training principles, which included using less volume, less frequency and greater intensity. I decided to put his philosophy to the test and fashioned my own form of training from his “Heavy Duty” system. Long story short, I went on to win six consecutive Sandows and built a reputation of being a rather good bodybuilder.

The 4-Exercise Metcon Full Body Workout

A four-exercise total-body metcon (metabolic conditioning) circuit designed by L.A.-based celebrity trainer Andy McDermott. You perform clapping pushups, squat jumps, and hanging knee raises with a minute of jump roping at the end. Go nonstop for 15 total minutes.

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How To Look Better In Your T-shirt

While attacking the large muscle groups in your upper body—your back, chest, shoulders—is obviously important, the key to looking great in a t-shirt is in the finer details. In other words, it’s all about targeting the little muscles within the bigger muscles. For instance, your biceps are comprised of two parts—the biceps brachii (at the top of your shoulder) and the brachialis—which starts a bit lower down and helps you bend your elbow.) Many people only focus on the former, but targeting the smaller component of the biceps — the brachialis—adds the extra level of detail. That’s why we included the Hammer Curl in this routine. Turning your palms to face each other makes your brachialis muscle do more work. 10 Different Ways to Do a Curl >>>

Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show

I have been waiting for Joe D to put out a podcast for the longest time! And once again Joe has over delivered to his audience. The first show was jam-packed with so much info I can't imagine how good the rest of the shows will be. DeFranco is the most well rounded coach in the world so I expect lots of great training information for a wide range of athletes and washed up meatheads (Joe's term for former athletes) alike. He also has a knack for making things very simple and practical. Whether you're training for the NFL Combine, looking to improve your running form, or trying to get abs for the summer, this should be your #1 podcast. I could listen to this guy speak all day. Kudos coach D. Jon (DeFranco follower since 2006)

Get Stronger: 7 Reasons to Never Neglect Squats

Squatting variations like barbell back squats and front squats are a favorite among powerlifters, bodybuilders and other athletes for one reason: they work. Not only are they effective for building an insanely strong lower body; they also deliver a number of numerous benefits including increased hormone release and improved flexibility.  Read on to find out why you should put aside your pride and make squats a staple of your weekly routine.

Back Width: Genetics vs. Training

I don’t want you to get sidetracked with the idea of adding width to your back while neglecting thickness; these two attributes go hand-in-hand in back development and, to get both, you need to train for both. Three exercises that work well to add width and thickness are barbell rows, T-bar rows and seated cable rows. I recommend alternating barbell rows with T-bars from workout to workout and finishing up your back training with seated cable rows. Then, every third workout, throw in three sets of single-arm dumbbell rows for an extra stretch.


Lose body fat without losing muscle by doing heavy weight lifting and being smart about your nutrition. Rapid weight loss methods such as those used by athletes to make weight classes can have many negative effects and increase injury risk. There are a few training and dietary methods that will allow you to avoid this.

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10 Workouts That Work Better Than "Cardio"

The key to making an interval workout is including movements that challenge your entire body in a single exercise. Aim to include at least two exercises back to back before allowing your body to recover. Catch your breath in between rounds, but don’t allow yourself to recover fully before attacking the next set. Include at least a day of rest in between workouts as these intervals are intense, and you'll see results a treadmill could never replicate. To get you started, try these 10 alternatives to traditional  cardio .

Take Your Training to the NEXT LEVEL

Follow our 8-week video series for expert advice from Sadik Hadzovic on how to raise the bar on your workouts by taking conventional exercise to the NEXT LEVEL. Push through plateaus, challenge yourself, fight boredom and see results with these NEXT LEVEL moves.

The Skinny Jean Routine

Wish you could fit into those razor-thin, 26-inch waist pants all those artsy kids are squeezing into these days? We didn’t think so. And we also know you don’t want to be one of those dudes who works hard to get a massive upper body only to turn into a “Don’t Skip Leg Day” meme. Sure – upper body and core workouts are great, but balance needs to be established. It’s just not sustainable to carry around tree trunk arms (we’re being very generous here) on a pair of chicken legs. So, here you have it – a MEN'S FITNESS leg day workout that will have you limping to work the first time and, eventually, struggling to fit your bulging quads into your pant legs after several repetitions.

6 UFC Full-Body Workouts For Strength, Endurance and Fat Loss

Directions : Stand with your feet half a foot apart. Quickly, bend at your knees drop your hands down to the floor. At the same time, kick your legs out behind you. With your body in a straight line, do a push up. Quickly bring your feet back in, bring your arms behind you, and jump forward as far as you can, propelling your arms to help drive your body forward. Land on both feet and assume the initial stance. 

Why You Need to Get to Know Pseudograins Now | Eat This Not That

My friend’s hunch was spot on. Dieters often turn to staples like quinoa because they know they’re healthy picks, but eating the same thing day after day can be duller than dull. Luckily there are other pseudograins—gluten-free seeds and grasses that are prepared and eaten like grains—similar to quinoa that can add some variety to your dinner plate. These superfoods are typically high in protein and fiber, offer an array of amino acids and have a low-glycemic index so they don’t spike blood sugar levels like simple carbs such as white rice. Here are four you should definitely get to know.

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7 Reasons to Put Fat in your Protein Shakes

Protein. Every bodybuilder cherishes protein. We cherish it so much that we drink it. We drink a lot of it in the form of protein shakes. But what if I told you that you could add another vital nutrient to your shake that would make the shake healthier for you, make your protein work better for you, up-level your performance, and allow you to think with more clarity and focus? Now here's the kicker: what if I told you that that nutrient was fat? Don't go crazy on me. I know, despite the idea that there's a carb phobia, most of you are still also afraid of fat. Well, here are 7 simple reasons why you should consider adding some healthy fat to your next protein shake:

The Ultimate Boot Camp Workout

Looking to lean out for the summer ?  This is the ultimate workout to get it done. If you lay it all out during this session, you’re bound to burn at least 500 calories by your last rep. Not to mention, this full-body strength and conditioning workout increases your metabolism so you'll continue to burn hundreds of calories hours after your session.

The One Chest Move You Should be Doing

All of us meatheads are the same. We love to bench press and incline press. We have done these exercises so much that we may have had to take a break from them at times to either progress or avoid injury. The bench press is fun to do, but it is not the only chest exercise that you should be doing.

20 Tips for Torching Fat

Don’t let Old Man Winter turn your fit physique into a fat one. Use these rules of thumb to stay lean beneath those layers of clothing.

6 Things You Should Never Do Before a Workout

There have been hundreds of articles written about how to best prepare for a killer workout, discussing everything from what to eat, which supplements to take , and how to get your mind “right.” However, with this piece I decided to take a different approach and talk about some of the things you should AVOID doing before pushing and pulling the heavy iron . Ready? Here we go.

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Why Am I Always Hungry?

How to eat less, feel full, and lose weight fast—without even realizing it.

10 Ways to Train Like a Pro

Myofascial release is deep-tissue work that deactivates painful trigger points (muscle knots) and adds suppleness to your body. You can do this yourself by using a foam roller, lacrosse ball, softball, golf ball, or massage stick. “Make smooth passes and if you happen to feel a knot or tightness, roll out that point for a little to get that specific area to relax,” says Joe Kenn, C.S.C.S., head strength and conditioning coach for the NFL's Carolina Panthers. “That muscle group is going to fire when you’re doing your movement.” Having tight glutes will hinder your ability to squat, bend, and jump," Kenn adds. Do tissue work before workouts to prepare for action and post-workout for recovery.

VIDEO: These Shoes are Banned by the NBA—and They've Been Blowing Up Ever Since

Meet Ryan and Adam Goldston, 28-year-old founders of APL (and former college basketball players themselves). Their "Lock 'N' Load" technology gave players an "unfair competitive advantage" because it helped increase their vertical leap. Now, the Goldston twins are bringing their game-changing tech to running shoes. MEN'S FITNESS Digital Director Mike Simone recently sat down with the Goldstons in our studio to talk about the shoes that combine high performance with high design. The 8 Best Tech Product for the Summer >>>

Aml Pre Workout - FRUIT PUNCH (16.89 Ounces Powder) by Advanced Molecular Labs at the Vitamin Shoppe

Warning AML™ Pre-Workout is not for use by persons under the age of 18. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not exceed recommended dosage. This product contains 400mg caffeine. Caffeine-sensitive individuals and others sensitive to stimulants should not consume this product. DO NOT consume synephrine, caffeine, or thyroid-boosting compounds from other sources, including but not limited to Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors(MAOI), antidepressants, allergy, asthma, cough or cold and weight control drugs, or products containing phenylephrine, ephedrine, pseudo ephedrine or other stimulants while taking this product. Consult your physician prior to use if you are consuming prescription drugs, over the counter products, or other dietary supplement products, and if you have a medical condition or family history including but not limited to heart, liver, kidney, or thyroid disease, depression, anxiety, or psychiatric disorders, seizure disorder, difficulty urinating, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, recurrent headaches, enlarged prostate or glaucoma.

Labrada Jamie Eason Signature Series Peanut Protein at

Peanut butter flavors are always top sellers in the protein bar and cookie market. As a shake, peanut butter tends to be a favorite as well. While we could have easily formulated a great tasting peanut butter flavored whey protein, our goal was to be the first to offer a peanut protein powder, made exclusively from peanuts and natural ingredients that tastes incredible, has multiple uses and could benefit most any consumer. With Jamie Eason's Peanut Protein Powder, we are excited to off a product that can be used as a spread, a topping, or a shake that will give you all of the protein you need with less of the fat.

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