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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - You would do anything to avoid being dragged into an emotional squabble today yet it becomes more difficult to stay on the sidelines as time goes on. You're not interested in choosing sides because you don't want to fuel unnecessary conflicts. Nevertheless, you can still be an outspoken community member who warns about the pitfalls of spreading fearful negativity. Follow your own spiritual path and let your love light shine as a beacon for the rest of the world to follow.
Best Pre-Workout Foods
Bananas “They’re nature’s PowerBar,” boasts Dr. Louise Burke, head of Sports Nutrition at the Australian Institute of Sport and coauthor of The Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance: Peak Nutrition for Your Sport . Bananas are loaded with digestible carbohydrates (read: fuel) and are packed with potassium, which aids in maintaining nerve and muscle function. The body doesn’t store potassium for very long, so a medium banana before a workout will help keep nutrient levels high. Villacorta especially recommends bananas for morning exercisers: “Get up and eat a medium banana with 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt. Wait about 30 minutes and then hit the gym. Your body will need the carbohydrates and protein.”
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15 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Men
When you walk into the gym and every single bench and squat rack is taken by a bigger, stronger guy or by that “bro” doing curls in the squat rack, you could just turn around and walk out and say you’ll come back later. However, that isn’t an option when you’re trying to be your best you, because you know consistency is key. That one day off can lead to a week, which can lead to a month, and so on. Add these moves to your arsenal and watch the fat melt off your midsection all while building muscle, without skipping a day.
The Texas Chest Massacre
In more than 20 years of bodybuilding, I’ve watched six Mr. Olympias and dozens of other pro bodybuilders and world-champion powerlifters train, not to mention all varieties of unknown meatheads willing to do anything to get big. My fellow Warren witness, photographer Kevin “Hardcore” Horton, has observed a similar quantity and quality of trainers, and he concurs that for raw intensity, brutal atmosphere and ludicrous feats of strength on nearly no carbs, this was as good as it gets.
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.
28 Days to Lean Meal Plan
You're training hard every day with your program, going heavy on the weights and sweating up a storm with cardio. Newsflash: While that's critical to your ultimate success, that's just not enough for you to lose the fat you want to.To reach your get-lean goal, you must also follow a get-lean diet. Why? Even if you work out hard for an hour every day, that still leaves 23 more hours for you to wreck all your hard work in the gym with just one slip-up: a measly handful of chips, a beer with the guys or a burger at lunch. Diet is a huge, so to speak, part of the fat-loss equation. It's the backbone of your entire plan, the foundation of a hard body.Bodybuilding nutrition consultant Jim Juge says nutrition determines your success or failure, plain and simple. "The diet is 65% of what you need to get in shape," he says. Juge would know, as he's helped countless dedicated people reach their goals, from achieving their best body ever to placing first in bodybuilding competitions.You've got 28 days to get to your goal, so we've recruited Juge to help you every step of the way. He's adapted a traditional bodybuilding competitor's diet for a non-competitor (that means you!) who wants to look his best, shedding as much fat as possible in a very short time.
28 Days to Six-Pack Abs Workout Program
First up is the diet. This will become your most important component because it takes the most discipline, and if you’re not getting rid of the fat and water, then your abs are going to seem more like a two-pack. With the diet, don’t drastically cut carbs, instead burn them. Keep carbs constant until your abs are truly ready to be seen, then a quick cut will rip out the final drops of water. This is the biggest mistake I’ve seen, dropping carbs too fast and too much, which reduces energy and forces “skinny fat” syndrome instead of good fat burning. Increase your protein to 50-60 additional grams per day and amino acid intake to 10-20 grams per day of supplementation; do this while increasing your veggie intake, so that you can get your calorie count where it needs to be to shed the excess poundage. To reduce excess water weight, add natural diuretic-based products that have dandelion and green tea extract and uva ursi and cranberry. Also, make sure to hit a fat burner that cooperates with your gut, and keep tabs on your indulgences. When you’re out, resist the urge to consume heavy or sugary drinks and fatty foods.
8 Things You Should Do Before Every Workout
A solid pre-workout routine begins long before you step into gym shorts or break a sweat. And like everything else, sloppy prep translates to sloppy execution. That can lead to uninspired training sessions or injury, both of which inhibit strength and muscle gains , or weight loss. So to help you craft a sound pre-training regimen, we asked Patrick Solano CSCS, strength and conditioning specialist at the UFC Gym in Torrance, California for his pre-workout necessities.
10 Ways To Gain Muscle
The must-do principles for anyone looking to bulk.
5 Ways You're Wasting Your Workouts
Working out three or more days a week is a big time commitment. Don’t you want to make sure you’re getting the best results for your effort? See faster gains by eliminating these self-sabotaging habits.
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6 Reasons You Still Have a Gut
Assuming you’re not eating your meals from a trough, you’re selective about what foods you consume, and you’re exercising consistently, you might be perplexed as to why the inner tube around your waistline won’t disappear. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always cut and dry. While you’ll need to do some investigative work, we have ideas that’ll help you solve the mysterious case of the inflated spare tire.
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The Game Changer Diet
Paying attention to calories and macronutrients (protein, carbs, fat) is the bottom line when it comes to slashing fat, building lean muscle, and achieving your ideal physique. This transformative diet plan is set up to create a caloric deficit (you’ll burn more calories than you’ll consume) for optimum fat loss, while maintaining sufficient protein to build new muscle and just enough carbs to fuel the energy and recovery demands of high-intensity workouts .
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Jimmy Kimmel on the Killing of Cecil the Lion
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Eight Ways to Salvage a Bad Workout
Workout rescue 911! Pluck success from the jaws of workout disaster.
The Four-Move Workout for Your Lower Abs
The lower part of the abs is the most stubborn area to remove excess bodyfat. There are some diet and training tricks to help the process along, but you'll need a workout to complement your other efforts.
The Beach Body Arms Workout
Beach season is here, and your bi's and tri's are looking flat. The following are some smart choices to make when training the arms to get the most out of your reps, get a major pump , and spark muscular development.
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Cheat Your Way to Massive Gains
For those not using cheat reps, I ask only one question: “Why Not?” The mention of the word “cheat” to most athletes basically starts with “no way” but ends with “how can I get away with it.” While I’m not suggesting that cheating in athletics is acceptable, I willfully admit that it’s a part of sports. Whether intentional or not, a little cheat here and there can go a long way, and has made a positive difference in the out- come and end result. At first pass, cheating, in anything, has a negative connotation to it. When you dive a little deeper into the mechanics of a good cheat with respect to building muscle, somehow the negative quickly becomes a positive.
Show Off Muscles: Neck, Forearms, and Calves
In the gym, you’re only as strong as your weakest link, so you can’t expect massive leg development or a huge squat without a solid set of calves. Likewise, you’re going to have a tough time developing rock hard pecs if you have weak hands and skinny forearms. And that barn-door shoulder width and V-taper we’re all after can’t possibly be attained with a pencil-thin neck as your foundation. These muscles need work, especially if you haven’t been hitting them directly, and the benefits of training the “ancillary” muscle groups are myriad. In fact, your body wants to maintain some level of equilibrium when it comes to size, so if you focus on these forgotten groups, your toil will result in quick gains in both strength and mass.
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Over the past few years, the plank has become more and more popular in gyms, and for good reason. It’s a great addition to crunches and leg raises and is a worthy exercise for beginners or anyone who has neglected developing core stability. If you can effectively hold a plank for 60 to 90 seconds, it may be time to increase the challenge. This can be done by adding external load (weight vest), external stimulus (planking on an unstable surface) or movement. Enter the “seal walk,” which is essentially a moving plank. Generally speaking, you are “walking” around in a push-up position on your hands with your feet sliding behind you.
There are three potential issues to consider when setting up this exercise:
Space: While 30 to 40 feet is ideal, a 10- to 15-foot straightaway is viable.
Sliders: This exercise is performed with a pair of slider products such as Valslides or HavykSliders. However, a pair of cheap furniture sliders from a home-furnishing store will work just as well.
Conducive flooring: Carpeted or wood floors work best with most slider products.
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8 Tips to Burn More Fat
This helps you with the simple philosophy behind fat loss : Burn more calories than you take in. If your goal is fat loss, incorporate 4-6, 30-60-minute cardio sessions per week into your training schedule.
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Keep Building Muscle as You Get Older
better lean muscle shape, and improving muscle density and quality. If you have the self-control to do this, it pays of in a big way. I personally have found that the years from my 35th until now have been my most productive years by far. So while I haven’t been putting on massive amounts of muscle due to age as well as to engaging in other types of training (like MMA), I have in my bodybuilding training been more attendant to the quality and refinement of my physique. My training routines, as a result, have become much shorter and more efficient. I’ve been less focused on the poundage moved and more on the “feeling” of the muscle contracting.
3 Simple Rules for Gaining Greater Mass
There is no doubt that you can build mass on heavy weight and lower reps (1-5) but the load needed to gain mass on a low-rep program is difficult for the most of us. Unless you have a 400-pound bench press, 500-pound squat, and 600-pound deadlift, you will need some more reps. In order to cause enough stimulation for muscle growth, you need to have a higher time under tension (TUT) to cause enough microdamage to the muscle tissue. Conversely, if you train too light (15-25), you will not have enough load to stimulate strength in the long run. Different rep ranges on occasion help to break up the monotony but with proper nutrition and recovery, the 5-10 rep range will be the perfect prescription to gain mass.
Comprehensive Hamstring Training
If you want to maximize the development of any muscle, it’s imperative that you fully stimulate all the fibers within the muscle. In the case of hamstrings, achieving this task isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. This column will consider the three primary mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy—mechanical tension, metabolic stress, and muscle damage—as it pertains to hamstring training.
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Healthy, GMO-Free Recipes Every Grown Man Can Make
Along with the moshing, headbanging, and neon-orange hair, I became distrustful of the industrially processed food I’d grown up eating as a child. I wised up about what was really inside all the flashy packaging—the empty calories, the toxic farming practices. And as part of my rebellion against all things Establishment, I thumbed my nose at any food that came from a factory.
Why Do Squats Hurt? (And How to Fix The Problems) - Born Fitness
Squat Like a Pro: This could be a technique flaw, mobility issue or a weakness. The walls squat is simple way to test if this is an issue (without needing weight). Stand facing a wall with your feet about 6 inches away. Squat as far as you can. You will immediately see if your hips, ankles and upper back have any mobility issues and you’ll notice how your knees track.
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Whey protein is popular with active adults because it digests rapidly and is a rich source of amino acids for muscle recovery. Whey protein isolates are the purest form of whey and the primary ingredient in Gold Standard 100% Whey. Each serving provides 24 grams of rapidly digesting whey protein with low levels of fat, cholesterol, lactose and other stuff you can do without. There's no doubt this is the standard all other proteins are measured against.
Become Your Own Boss
We live in a technologically advanced era, and there are more resources at your disposal than ever for you to succeed. However, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel of what people want. If this is your first business, make sure that your idea or service add value to people’s lives. The best idea in the world might sound awesome, but if no one cares then your great idea will lead to plenty of headaches and lots of money lost. Leading to question three…
The Bodyweight Workout That Builds Strong Legs
Leg training is often associated with heavy barbell squats and leg presses stacked the brim with plates. Yes, that’s one way to train legs, but there's another way to work your lower body that’s sure to transfer into athleticism: bodyweight exercises.
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The Truth About the 7-Minute Workout - Born Fitness
Another issue is that these exercises are all bodyweight moves. That’s not to say bodyweight exercise can’t be effective. I’ve seen enough crazy YouTube videos to know that bodyweight moves does a body good. And they are also extremely convenient for anyone without access to a gym. But the greatest benefit of high intensity training—not to mention the circuit training study mentioned–wasn’t performed with bodyweight exercises; they were done with added resistance, says Schoenfeld, where the weight could be manipulated to correspond to a given rep-max. (In other words, a percentage of your max strength.) The use of bodyweight does not afford this benefit, and for those who are fairly fit it would be difficult to achieve a consistent maximum level of intensity for 30 seconds that would compare to doing a similar length of time with added resistance. To use the squat example: Doing 80% of your 1-rep max on squats for a similar period of time would be much more difficult than doing 7-minutes of bodyweight squats.
Are You Really Overtraining? (Or Just A Little Sore) - Born Fitness
If you’re concerned that you’re not recovering correctly, test your heart rate again. If your resting heart rate is significantly elevated, there’s a good chance you’re pushing too hard and need a break. Or, you can try HRV (such as the product by BioForce), which assesses your heart rate variability and provides biofeedback on your stress levels and recovery. It can indicate what days are best to push hard or back off. It’s new technology that makes it much easier to “listen to your body.”
The Gun Show Workout
You’ll finish the giant set with a high-rep flush on the overhead rope extension, which also targets the triceps’ long head. Using a slow, rhythmic style, the set should take at least 60 seconds to complete – ideally between 90 seconds and two minutes. Do not stop -- keep continuous tension on the triceps. Make sure you get a good stretch each rep to maximize muscle fatigue. This is a long range of motion move designed to enhance the size and appearance of your tri’s, so don’t cheat with partials. If you fail before 40 reps, turn around, set the pin to a lower weight and continue immediately.
8 Stupidly Easy Breakfasts You Can Make in 60 Seconds
That’s why we set out to create ten stupidly easy breakfast recipes that’ll fill up your stomach, but not your a.m. schedule. Our only criteria: Each recipe has at least two ingredients (for maximum nutrition) and a prep time under 60 seconds.
The Fastest Way to Do More Pushups
If your pushup score is lower than you’d like, there’s a quick fix that will help make your upper body more powerful and explosive. Follow this pushup protocol, trying to perform each rep as fast as possible, and after 8 workouts take the test again and see how you improved.
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7 Simple Tips For Getting Lean This Summer! - Bodybuilding.com
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!
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.
Never Commit These 10 Deadlift Mistakes
Get the inside scoop on the worst deadlift mistakes, why they’re bad and exactly how to avoid them.