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The 6 Most Overrated Things in Fitness | T Nation

The one thing that lifters have over runners is that we have the ability to alter our training loads, methods, means, and frequencies more easily. Running is a single modality. So let's learn from runners and their commitment, but also be damn thankful that as lifers we have more wiggle room that'll allow us to be healthier, stronger and more resilient for the long haul. That is, if we're smart enough to use the tools in front of us.

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The 10 best chest exercises for beginners

How to do it: Set a bench to a decline angle and take a dumbbell in each hand. If it's a steep decline angle, secure your shins under the pads of the bench. If your bench doesn't have pads, lessen the decline and keep your feet planted on the floor. Position your hands shoulder-width apart and start with your arms extended straight up with a pronated grip (palms out). "Squeeze your pecs and lower just one arm down under control, pausing briefly at the bottom position, then press up until the arm is extended again," King says. "Complete the desired reps on the same arm, making sure the other is completely locked out the entire time, and your pecs are engaged." Switch sides after all reps are done.

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5 tips for maximizing your lat exercises

5. Another great lat exercise is the bar row or dumbbell row, and this tip applies to both: Besides pulling your arms toward your sides, your lats also pull your arms down and back. A good way to visualize the movement: using both hands to close the trunk of your car. This definitely over-simplifies the motion, but it should give you a picture, and emphasize why you should not swing backward to complete even heavy reps .

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The Best Muscle-Building Breakfast | T Nation

Breakfast eaters tend to stay in better dietary control throughout the day compared to breakfast skippers, who tend to get fatter over time. Studies back this up. This is partly due to the fact that skippers often overeat at night, and partly due to the sensitivity of muscle vs. fat tissue, which changes over the course of the day. In fact, even if daily calories are kept the same, breakfast eaters tend to lose more fat than breakfast skippers / late-night eaters.

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Tip: Do the Opposite | T Nation

Is your incessant desire for a 500-pound bench press tied to any worthy context outside of just having a huge bench? If you're a competitive powerlifter, and powerlifting adds purpose to your life, your answer is yes. But for the rest of you, maybe not. Only you can answer this question, and it's probably worth some exploration.

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Tip: Supplement Your Training With Band Work | T Nation

There are several ways you can vary these movements, such as simply changing band thickness or the positions in which you perform your band work. Things like banded pushdowns can be done with a single-arm variation, and banded pull-aparts can be done from a variety of positions: eye-level, behind the neck, etc.

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Dymatize ISO100 at Bodybuilding.com: Best Prices for ISO100

ISO100® is simply muscle-building fuel. Each serving contains 25 grams of protein and 5.5g of BCAAs including 2.7g of L-Leucine. Known worldwide for quality, taste and purity, ISO100 is produced to our highest quality standards. ISO100 is formulated using a cross-flow micro filtration, multi-step purification process that preserves important muscle-building protein fractions while removing excess carbohydrates, fat, lactose and cholesterol. ISO100 is made with pre-hydrolyzed protein sources to ensure fast digestion and absorption.

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The Ultimate Grip Strength Test | T Nation

Once that baseline has been established, you're ready to try hanging from just one arm. If you can't meet that 60-second minimum, you'll need to do some remedial two-arm hangs before moving ahead to the one-arm version. Keep doing them until hanging for a minute is no longer difficult. This shouldn't take more than a few weeks of training for someone who's already in decent shape.

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Tip: Is Stevia Making You Sick? | T Nation

First, eliminate all the foods (including stevia) in the Asterceae family for 2-4 weeks and see if you notice a difference. If you want to test to see which food you're most sensitive to, add them back in one by one for three days (some symptoms don't show up right away) and see if you have a reaction. Repeat this for as many foods as you want. Give yourself a three day break between foods to help distinguish one food from another.

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Tip: Two Tricks for Perfect Squats | T Nation

Coaches use a lot of verbal cues to help people fix their squat form. A "cue" is something like "chest up!" or "spread the floor!" etc. Cues and demonstrations usually do the trick, but there are other options that work better for some people: tactile (touch) cues and something called "movement blocking."

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The Best Muscle-Building Breakfast | T Nation

Breakfast eaters tend to stay in better dietary control throughout the day compared to breakfast skippers, who tend to get fatter over time. Studies back this up. This is partly due to the fact that skippers often overeat at night, and partly due to the sensitivity of muscle vs. fat tissue, which changes over the course of the day. In fact, even if daily calories are kept the same, breakfast eaters tend to lose more fat than breakfast skippers / late-night eaters.

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Tip: Fake Natties Are Unethical Losers | T Nation

And don't give me the "yeah but lots of people use steroids in the Olympics and they're banned" excuse. True. But that's probably not much better. There is no Natural Olympics or Non-Tested Olympics. So everybody who wants to compete ought to compete at the same place.

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Tip: Get Your Head Out of Your Science-Butt | T Nation

Another thing to keep in mind while frowning over ingredients lists and palpating your torso for tumors is dosage. Chemicals are often measured in parts per million (PPM) or parts per billion (PPB). One part per billion is equivalent to one piece of lint from a gym sock floating around in your average 24-Hour Fitness center. Stuff that's truly dangerous in large amounts isn't going to be a problem when we're talking about PPM or PPB.

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Whole Eggs vs. Egg Whites

When you’re seeking protein and nutrients on a low-carb diet, choose whole eggs over egg whites. Whole eggs are still a very low-calorie food, despite the fact that they contain more calories from fat than they do from protein. Keep in mind that dietary fats slow protein absorption, allowing it to stay with you for longer. Whole eggs also have a better amino acid profile to help support bodybuilding results. When your goal is to get in protein quickly, choose egg whites, but at all other times of day go with whole eggs, or mix whole eggs with egg whites to provide a broader range of nutrients. - FLEX

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7 Protein-Packed and Carb-Rich Foods

Prepare It:  Although many gadgets promise an easy way to separate the yolk from the white, the quickest, easiest method is to simply use your own clean hands. For this six-egg-white omelet recipe, crack six eggs into a medium-size bowl. Next, using clean fingers, lightly grasp the yolks, lift them out one by one, and discard. With a fork or whisk, whisk the egg whites with salt, pepper, and any of your favorite herbs until well-combined and a few bubbles have formed on top. Spray a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place it over medium-high heat and add egg whites. After about 15 seconds, reduce heat to medium. Pull in on the edges of the omelet with a spatula and slightly tilt the pan so the uncooked egg runs under the cooked portion. Continue this around the perimeter until most of the uncooked egg disappears. Then fold the omelet in thirds, as if you're folding a letter to fit it into a business envelope. Using the spatula, carefully slide it from the pan to a plate and eat it immediately.

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Velocity Diet® Plan - The New Science of Rapid Body Transformation - Biotest

I soon asked Chad Waterbury to write a custom training plan, specially designed just for those on this diet. To test out the latest version of the plan, I put T Nation reader Gus Pancho on the latest version of the V-Diet. Gus is 37 years old and lost 40 pounds and nine inches from his belly during and after his Velocity Diet experience.

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Slow Metabolism, Advice on Physique?

I can't understand why I have such high fat on such a low calorie diet. Also i tend to just get fat when i try to bulk, even if it's clean. I do cardio as well, when my legs are capable.

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5 Worst Things to Do to Build Bigger Shoulders

Although presses overhead most strongly activate the anterior (front) deltoid head, they are still the best exercises for manifesting overall muscle mass in the shoulders. I don’t know too many “delt-monsters” out there who do not include at least one form of pressing in every shoulder workout. However, like laterals, overhead pressing exercises are also performed incorrectly much of the time. In an effort to use more weight, many trainees use a very short range of motion, only bringing the bar about halfway down before pushing back to the top. Now while this might look cool, the only thing these people are accomplishing is working more triceps than delts. Another common error is leaning back (often again to be able to use bigger weights) during presses, which shifts much of the emphasis off the delts and onto the clavicular pecs. So, sit upright and always use a full range of motion!

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15 exercises to develop the best glutes in the gym

How to do it: Stand tall with a dumbbell in each hand, arms to your sides. Put some slack in your knees so they're in a neutral position, slightly bent. Extend one leg back; this non-weight-bearing leg should extend straight back until it's parallel to the floor, while your planted leg remains engaged and planted firmly to the floor. Your weight-bearing knee should be neutral to just slightly bent to avoid hyperextension. Sink your arms toward the floor when you draw your elevated leg back, moving with the flow of gravity. Use your glutes to pull yourself back to the upright position.

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6 Perfect Post-Workout Meals

The Perks: Breakfast for dinner? Uhhh…yes. Plain egg whites just get too boring, forcing you to ditch your high-protein meal for a Krispy Kreme when you are burned out on traditional bodybuilding foods. Keep the yolks for the extra omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals. Make them taste good with some bacon (turkey bacon is a great, lower-fat option) and increase nutrient density and texture with the veggies. Nothing says post-workout breakfast like eggs. This post-workout is perfect for those on low calories and carbs, but need the protein to retain muscle and fat to decrease hunger.

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Tip: Combat Muscle Loss With This Fat | T Nation

The exact mechanisms for why this anabolic effect is taking place is unclear. Some research has indicated that in combination with an anabolic stimulus, the mTOR pathway's activation gets augmented. Other researchers link this muscle-building effect to the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3s or increased amino acid utilization because of the enhanced insulin sensitivity.

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Tip: A Better Way to Lunge | T Nation

While the forward lunge theoretically places more of an emphasis on the quads (due to the more vertical torso angle), this isn't necessarily a good thing when it comes to longevity. More quad emphasis usually leads to more external loading and more front-sided knee pain, especially with harsh changes of directions in and out of the bottom position.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Looking off into the distance is often easier for you farsighted Sagittarians than seeing something that's right in front of your nose. However, you might not get very far in your vision-questing while delusional Neptune squares the Sun in your 7th House of Partners. It's inadvisable to head out today without the company of a fellow traveler. Collaborating with a like-minded friend changes the energy now. Deepen your understanding by engaging in meaningful communication. Your presence in the present moment averts a developing power struggle in the future.

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Tip: You Need to Be Doing Ring Pull-Ups | T Nation

Using rings in place of a bar is a lot like using dumbbells in place of a barbell. Since the hands aren't fixed in place on a bar, the wrists, elbows, and shoulders can move freely into the most comfortable position. Anyone experiencing wrist, elbow, or shoulder discomfort during pull-ups will find the rings to be a worthy alternative.

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Operation Build A Bigger Deadlift!

It’s hard trying to keep up with the guys while training but somehow I always manage. Today’s training was nothing short of hard, extreme, exciting and different. In fact, I haven’t squatted for months and months and today, I decided to try some squats. To my surprise I didn’t forget how and I had no knee pain.

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Tip: Combat Muscle Loss With This Fat | T Nation

The exact mechanisms for why this anabolic effect is taking place is unclear. Some research has indicated that in combination with an anabolic stimulus, the mTOR pathway's activation gets augmented. Other researchers link this muscle-building effect to the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3s or increased amino acid utilization because of the enhanced insulin sensitivity.

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Tip: How to Stay Lean and Still Build Muscle | T Nation

Does lifting make women bulky? Many still seem to think so. But if you want to help them get in shape without scaring them off, here's the script you need to follow.

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Build muscle with the pushup challenge

Want to bang out 100 pushups? Here's the workout from Men's Fitness that will help get you there.

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10 Tips to Get Your Body Beach Ready

Lets face it…being in a calorie deficit, which is necessary for getting lean, is not always a walk in the park. There are times where your blood sugar will drop, your tummy will cave in, and you will be tempted to eat a giant bag of M&M’s for relief! However, the result in that case is certainly not very beneficial when the goal is 6-pack abs in a short time. I have found the best way to kill off hunger and bring energy back to normal is to consume a huge glass of cold water with 5-10 grams of powdered BCAA’s mixed in. Many companies put out flavors that taste almost like Kool-Aid so this is actually an enjoyable treat.

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7 ways to build muscle in the pool without swimming

How to do it:  Fix the Clutch Paddles to your hands by sliding the designated rubber tubing around your wrist and middle finger, and placing your thumb in the thumb hole. Get into an athletic position (feet planted wide, knees bent, core engaged) or a split stance. Perform biceps curls, keeping the Clutch Paddles facing up (hands facing the pool) to create as much resistance as possible, Isaly says. "Make sure to keep your elbows anchored to the side of the body throughout the entire exercise," he adds. At the top of the curl, rotate your wrists so the paddles are now facing the pool floor (hands facing you). You'll press the paddles down to work your triceps, then immediately go back into the curl.

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Eat like ‘The Rock’: 7 muscle-building recipes Dwayne Johnson would love

Johnson fuels his gains and makes sure he has the size he needs for his film roles by sometimes eating up to 5,000 calories per day. That can change depending on the movie role, but, either way, Johnson is all about eating right and getting the right amount of protein.

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Low Carb Myths

Glucose marks the beginning of the energy utilizing pathway known as glycolysis, which yields a molecule called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. ATP is the true currency of energy in the human body. Every cell in your body runs on a steady supply of it to function. Without ATP, nothing happens. This is especially true for muscular contraction. When you are working out hard and your muscles are pumped, ATP is consumed. Since this energy cycle begins with a molecule of glucose, it comes as no surprise that carbohydrates have mistakenly become the star of the show in terms of the traditional scientific and textbook definitions of our dietary source of energy. The truth is that dietary fat is a far more efficient feeder of this pathway of energy production, but not if your body is too used to carbohydrate ingestion. The longer you have ignored and bypassed this path, the more atrophied and inefficient it becomes. The body can become so used to an unnatural steady sugar intake that our physiology can “forget” about the dusty path of using dietary fat for energy. Still need more convincing? Well, just look at the state of our health as a society ravaged by the toxic effect of a sustained elevation of insulin in response to the steady stream of carbohydrates being fed to us.

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6 Things You Should Do After Every Workout

“You don’t need to eat protein within 30 minutes of your workout,” he says. “Most research shows that it comes down to your overall protein intake throughout the day. The anabolic window for the body to recover is anywhere from 24-36 hours after your workout, so consistent feeding and getting protein and essential amino acids in every meal is what you’re looking to do. The problem is it’s hard to make recommendations [on protein amounts] because it depends on things like your fitness goals and body size.”

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Biolayne | The official website of Dr. Layne Norton

In this episode Layne and Sohee talk with Bret Contreras, Courtney King, and Steve Cook and CRUSH a lot of fitness myths. There are too many myths busted to type out, so you should just listen and enjoy.

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Everything fit guys need to know about wet cupping

Next, the therapist will heat the cups with a flame to create a vacuum once it's applied to the skin. Alternatively, the therapist can use an air pump to suck out any air from the cup and effectively tug the skin up. For wet cupping, the cups are left on the body for 5-10 minutes or longer, causing small blood vessels to burst, which forms discoloration and temporary bruising. You can reduce the possibility of the marks with dry cupping if the therapist applies oils to the patient's skin, and then drags the cups to various points so they don't linger on one spot for too long.

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Retro Athlete: Dennis James

If I were ranking the best crab most-musculars ever crunched, at the top of the list would be Ronnie Coleman, Markus Rühl, Dennis Wolf, and Dennis James. Coincidentally, those last three all hail from Germany. But James, born in 1966 to an American GI and a German woman, was always American. And in 1998, as a 5'8" super-heavyweight, he romped to a surprising victory at the NPC  USA Championships in a country in which he’d never resided. The next year, he began a 14-year, 38-contest pro career that included three wins and six Olympia top 10s (highest O placing: fourth, 2003). He never had the most aesthetic or high-def physique, but what DJ possessed was a surplus of density. A phenomenal crab most-muscular requires extreme shoulder width and stupendous deltoid and chest thickness. During the ’00s, Dennis the Menace possessed all of the above and more.

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7 foods you should eat every day

When it comes to diet, here are a lot of don’ts—don’t eat this, don’t cook that. It’s exhausting trying to keep up with all the foods you shouldn't eat. Plus, focusing on forbidden foods can hold you back in a couple of ways. Because this kind of mindset is not sustainable, you're setting yourself up to fail at your new eating approach. You could also be missing out on essential nutrients if you’re not actively trying to include a variety of foods at every meal. Instead of blacklisting all the bad stuff, here’s a list of foods you should include every day.

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The 10 best at-home dumbbell workouts

You don’t need a gym membership to have a solid daily workout routine. Seriously. While it's nice to have the camraderie and competitive components of a big box or boutique gym, you can just as easily pack on muscle and hone a leaner, more defined body right in your own living room. While bodyweight workouts are great, adding some dumbbells to the mix can really takes things up to the level you'd get at a gym.

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Faith And Fitness Saved Aaron's Life

I almost got the surgery. I set up an appointment with a surgeon and had a date in February 2014. I'll never forget the moment everything clicked. I was sitting at my computer desk, completing the intake information and answering health-risk questions, and I realized I was in my early 30s and didn't want to have major surgery. I'd only been to the hospital once before, and that was for high blood pressure. I checked out lap-band before-and-after videos—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Then I paused and realized there was one thing I hadn't done yet at that point—pray.

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8 Things You Should Do Before Every Workout

“Most pre-workout supps are similar in that they contain caffeine and amino acids that’ll help your veins and arteries dilate to increase blood flow,” he explains. “Take it 30-minutes prior to your workout so by the time you’re in the gym you’re at the peak of its effects.”

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