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Stevenson discusses his educational and practical experience and explains how each of his disciplines have contributed to his life and approach to bodybuilding.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015 - People can't help but experience your inspirational side now that the evocative Moon is back in your fiery sign. Your passionate appeal could motivate others to subscribe to your ideas today whether your perspective is accurate or not. Naturally, you wouldn't mislead anyone intentionally, but the pictures you now paint with your words can be so pretty that everyone wants to participate in your story. Though telling a tall tale might be fun for a while, adhering to the facts will keep you out of trouble.

10 Best Old School Exercises

"What we would do is superset flat bench dumbbell flyes with decline pushups. We'd put our feet pup on a bench and then there were these low wooden boxes—maybe 4" tall—that we would place our hands on to get that extra stretch at the bottom. This is a killer—really pumps up the pecs. Four sets of 8-12 reps done this way burns your chest out pretty well."

Next Level Training

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.

Vince McMahon's Back to Business Workout

“On the bent-over row he can do 315 for 10 reps,” says Mike Monteforte, McMahon’s trainer and workout partner. “He has unbelievable strength in his back.” After completing a body part, the two
 will then do a CrossFit-inspired workout consisting of battling rope slams, sled drags, sledgehammer swings (with a hammer named Big Jack, an allusion to the AC/DC song), and sprints. After that—yes, there’s more!—he does a circuit of ab exercises. The whole training session takes 90 minutes.

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.

11 Ways to Fix Shoulder Pain

To fix your cranky shoulders, you need to find good replacement exercises, improve your posture, and move better. Here are eleven great tips (in no order of importance) that will get you feeling great again.

The 6 Worst Exercises for Heavy Lifting

At some point, if you want to build a no-nonsense physique you are going to have to lift some heavy pig iron .As discussed in a previous article , this can be done safely, but only with certain exercises. It all comes down to movement selection—performing the wrong moves can be unsafe and a good way to get acquainted with a local orthopedic surgeon.

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Stretch or Contract?

The resistance-training program was performed three times a week and involved a combination of free weights, machines, and body weight. Knee-extension exercises were performed for 3–4 sets of 8–10 reps at 80% (short-length group) or 55% (long-length group) of full range of motion 1RM. Quadriceps strength, vastus lateralis architecture, anatomical cross-sectional area, and serum IGF-I (insulinlike growth factor 1) were measured at Weeks 0, 8, 10, and 12.

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The 8 Best Muscle-Building Foods For Vegans and Vegetarians

You don't have to be a meat-eater to gain muscle and build mass so long as you're eating high-protein food sources.

8 Cardio Workouts for the Guy Who Hates Cardio Workouts

Torch fat, build muscle, and boost endurance with these eight brutal cardio routines that don't suck.

Science Behind the Supps: Performance Series

If you’re planning to lean out in time for summer, make sure you have a strategic supplementation plan that will effectively melt fat off your body while helping you maintain a pump in the gym. A fat burner and pre-workout will be your foundation, followed by a trio of supps that will work to preserve that hard-earned muscle mass. The musclebuilding trilogy will take your fitness to new heights: expediting protein synthesis, boosting strength, and increasing energy levels. An effective yet simplistic plan is the real strategy for a summer shred.

The New Rules For Getting Ripped

As easy as the models and athletes in our magazine make being lean and ripped look, we’ve got to be honest: it couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s hard, it takes time, and it demands an unwavering degree of discipline. In our ongoing efforts to assist you in sculpting the body you’ve always wanted, we’ve laid out the gold rules to getting ripped.

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10 Foods That Should Always Be in Your Pantry

Be sure to have these foods on hand to fuel your body for optimal performance in the weight room.

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7 Reasons Your Pecs are Flat

While the Bench Press can certainly be your ticket to a Schwarzenegger-like chest , what many trainees fail to realize is that it is not a simple as lying on a bench, unracking the bar, and pushing it from point A to B. In order to properly and forcefully engage the pec-fibers, proper body positioning, range of motion, and performance technique must be meticulously adhered to.

25 Foods You Shouldn't Eat

These snacks, meals, and beverages aren't doing your health or physique any favors. Cut them from your diet—now and forever.

7 Simple Tips For Getting Lean This Summer! -

Summer is the season of lean, but even if you didn't manage to sculpt your dream beach body last spring, you certainly don't have to hide under oversized T-shirts at the beach! With these summer shred tips from fitness models and NLA sponsored athletes Jessie Hilgenberg and Lais DeLeon, two of the fittest women in the fitness industry, you can kick-start a summer transformation that will leave you feeling great and ready to soak in the sun's rays!

5 Muscle-Shocking Methods You Forgot All About

To introduce rest-pause training into your routine, start by picking one exercise at the beginning of your routine, preferably a heavy hitter like back squats, bench press, etc. After a thorough warm-up, load the bar with a weight that equates to somewhere between your 3- and 5-rep max. Get under the bar and perform one repetition. Rest 15-30 seconds, then repeat. Aim to complete 10 sets. Once you can get all 10 with good form , increase the weight for your next session. Because rest-pause training can be extremely taxing, start with only one or two exercises a week and progress up.

7 Ways to Never Get a Dad Bod

The soft, round look doesn't work for everyone. Here's how to avoid it.

Eat to Get Ripped

Now determine how those calories break down into grams of protein, carbs, and fat. Because getting ripped demands resistance training, and lifters need more protein than regular folks to repair muscle, set your daily protein intake at one gram per pound of body weight. You need carbs to provide energy for workouts and recover from training, so again, one gram per pound is good. As for fat, keep it low to keep calories under control (one gram of fat has more than twice the calories of a gram of protein or carbs) but not so low that you negatively impact hormones like testosterone: Start with 0.4g per pound per day.

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You need an individual dietary lifestyle   that speaks to your energy needs and is based on science. Here are ten superior dietary strategies you can use to create the best diet for your needs. Use them to avoid blind spots in your diet so that you know without a doubt that you are feeding your body instead of harming it.

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An impressive Supplement Facts box wouldn't be enough, however, it would have to live up to hype in the field—on the weight room floors of the most hardcore gyms in the world... In the shaker cups and blenders of the most committed lifters out there. It would have to mix with ease and taste great, making drinking multiple shakes per day a pleasure, not a painful chore. Because let's face it, if your protein powder tastes like shit, it is less likely you will drink it as much as needed to hit your daily macronutrient goals. Unacceptable. To be worthy of the Animal aegis, it would have to taste as good as it worked. And once again, in this regard, Animal WHEY is a triumph.

Zane: Hadzovic Could Have Best Body of All Time

Frank Zane had the best body we've ever seen, but he might have found a successor.

The 15 Best Slip-Ons For Men

Slip on a pair of these stylish-yet-casual summer shoes for men.

A Day in the Life of Jason Khalipa

In this video, the QALO ambassador shares his strict work ethic for succeeding in all aspects of his life. From his intense training to the time spent with his family, Khalipa shows he’s able to satisfy both his professional and personal obligations, while coming out on top every time.

Wine vs. Hard Liquor

One of the misconceptions about why alcohol is bad for a bodybuilder’s diet is that it’s high in carbs. Truth is, many forms of booze are quite low in carbs. Some red and white wines have less than four grams of carbs per serving (five ounces). And vodka and whiskey are examples of hard alcohol with less than one gram of carbs per jigger (1.5 ounces). Even light beers contain few carbs.

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The Skin Care Products You Need For Summer

Prevent sunburn, flaky skin, acne, and other warm-weather skin issues with these powerful grooming tools.

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7 Mosquito Repellents That Actually Work

The Fourth of July is the holiday that really kicks off summer. If you're celebrating outdoors with family and friends alongside a fire or fireworks, odds are you’ll be spending it with a horde of mosquitoes, too. (Actually, a group of mosquitoes is called a scourge, which means a person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering—isn't that fitting?)

The 4 Simplest, Hardest Workouts You've Never Tried! -

Every now and then, I get the urge to see what kind of pain I can handle, or the amount of effort I can give when I seemingly have nothing left. When I get this urge to test my grit, I want to find out how far I can push my entire body, not how many curls I can do or what my one-rep-max bench is. When this primal feeling overtakes me, I always turn to one of four tried-and-true challenge workouts.

10 Foods to Fight Aging and Keep You Lifting Longer

Chow down on these foods to consistently perform at your peak.

10 Misconceptions About CrossFit

CrossFit is all about promoting general fitness that carries over into every aspect of your life. But that doesn’t mean you might not need other workouts to hit your specific fitness goals, says Hughes. That’s because the number-one rule of training, called the principle of specificity, still stands: Your workout needs to match your goal. So, if you want to run a marathon, CrossFit can certainly improve your VO2 max, overall strength, and reduce muscular imbalances, but you are still going to need to go on long, tiring 20-mile runs if you ever want to cross the finish line. The same goes for triathlons, basketball competitions, football tournaments, you name in. Many CrossFit gyms even offer other forms of training to supplement your CrossFit workouts.

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The 10 Most Nutritious Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables harvested at just the right time in their peak season are more nutritionally dense because they’ve had time to mature and develop abundant nutrients. Sure, that grapefruit (a winter fruit) you eat every morning year-round tastes fine—since it was picked prematurely to ripen over the days- or week-long journey to your supermarket—but it isn’t giving your body its full potential in vitamins and nutrients. Take spinach, for example. Eating it in season provides up to three times more vitamin C than eating it out of season, according to the Cleveland Clinic .

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10 Unconventional Fitness Tools that Really Work

“The weighted jump rope is a great tool because it provides the perfect amount of resistance to challenge your lungs and muscles,” Hinds says. You can find a variety of styles, namely leather, beaded, or wire cable ropes that weigh about 1 to 2 pounds. The key is to use a weight that’s heavy enough to make your workout more demanding, but not too difficult where you lose your form. Jump forward and backwards (imitate running backwards) with the weighted jump rope to improve your speed, power, and conditioning—you’ll use completely different muscles and challenge your body, whipping it into fighting shape. 

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Good, but like so many 'commandment' type things, there are often exceptions to the rules. I've found that while obviously you want to limit lock-out, on my very last set for tris, usually something like a rope press-down, that locking out and holding it at full-extension really builds a pump. Granted, this is on a single-joint exercise so not a lot of weight is used, and its not done for the entire exercise, just if you do say a 3 set of 10 on press-downs, after the final set, drop the weight like 20% then do your final ones with lockouts flexing your tri as much as possible and holding for 5-10 seconds. I feel it more in my middle-tri than if I don't go to full lock-out. I can't imagine it does that much 'damage' to the joint, since people often do bench-press with hundreds of pounds with the arm locked-out...

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