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General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Tim, great interview that I will be sharing with others. It is interesting how we typically hear about generals or CEOs of organizations while lower ranking members of organizations don’t seem to get the same spotlight, yet form the backbone of any organization. They are the ones at the end of the day who must execute on the plans and directions that are given to them. I believe success is highly correlated to execution. I would love to hear more from these men and women on how to lead from where you are at, no matter what level of an organization (leading both up and down the organization). An example would be Tom Spooner, a former Special Forces and Delta Force operator. I have read/heard him speak very eloquently about his time in elite units of the military, transitioning from the military to civilian life, PTSD, and TBI (traumatic brain injury). I think he would be a great interview for you and your listeners.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - Constraining your excitement about what you hope to accomplish is difficult, but the day's events require you to tone down your initial enthusiasm just a notch. Your intentions may be honorable, but you might discover that you have bitten off more than you can chew now. Don't waste time kicking yourself if you aren't living up to your high ideals. Your knack for seeing the glass as half full rather than half empty is one of your strengths. Use your natural optimism to propel your progress in the days ahead.

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4 Moves to Build Abs of Steel

Obtaining a flat stomach or a set of 6-pack of abs takes a lot of work and discipline. You need to eat quality foods in the proper portions and workout hard at least three days a week to get in shape. But there is some so called "mental" benefits from training your abdominals. Feeling your midsection work hard for some reason gives us the feeling that we are making some progress to reduce our waistline. As a trainer, I know that just because I am hammering away at various abs exercises does not mean that I will magically get a nice six-pack .

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The 8 Best Ways to Switch Up Your Plank

Planks are the new sit-ups for modern-day  core training . People like numbers so instead of doing 300-500 sit-ups every night, they’ll form a statue-like creature on the floor next to their bed and be motionless for as long as possible. But, as with anything, we must apply the Principle of Progressive Overload to ensure continued progress. No one in their right mind wants to hold their planks longer and longer—thankfully, progressive overload can be applied by other means.

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Open Your Growth Window

One of the most crucial times of day for supporting muscle growth is immediately after workouts. When you finish training, you’ve damaged muscle tissue and you may have driven your body into a catabolic state where it breaks down muscle tissue to repair the muscles you’ve just trained. Your tank is likely on empty, too. But you don’t need food at this time. What you need is a range of fast-digesting carbs and amino acids that drive nutrients to your working muscles, protecting all of your muscles against breakdown. Here’s what you should take in as you’re walking out of the gym to get you back into a maximal anabolic state—before you go devour a clean whole-food meal.

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Breathe Life into your Pecs with the Dead Bench

The amount you can dead bench compared to regular bench varies from person to person so it is difficult to try to put a percentage to it. Use the first workout to gauge where you're at, and program the rest of your cycle off this number.

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10 Week Plan for Getting Huge and Strong

Getting stronger now means that when you return to your normal workouts, you’ll use more weight than before, thus placing greater overload on the muscles for more growth. Just take a look the thickest and freakiest muscled bodies on IFBB Pro League stages — men such as Ronnie Coleman, Johnnie Jackson and Branch Warren, to name a few. The majority of the most massive physiques in bodybuilding have their roots in powerlifting and it’s no coincidence that these men sport muscles that really are as strong as they look.

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Boost Your Metabolic Rate

You can throw a curve ball into your nutritional approach by reducing your total daily carb intake for three days. Cut back to 100-150 grams (g) of carbs per day, emphasizing low-glycemic carbs such as oats, rye cereal, rye bread, red potatoes, yams and yogurt. Trimming your carb intake facilitates a small metabolic shift, coaxing your body to rely on bodyfat as fuel.Lower glycemic carbs also contribute to a smaller insulin surge than other carbs might generate. Although insulin is anabolic, it can increase the storage of fat. Three days of consuming fewer carbs can help prevent fat storage without forcing the body into nutrient deprivation. On the fourth day, carb up! Eat 200-250 g more carbs than you regularly ate before the three-day cutback -- in other words, if you consumed 300 g daily, take in 500-550 g on the fourth day.The high-carb day following three days of lower carbs helps fill the muscles and liver with glycogen (stored carbs). Bodybuilders have learned that this leads to greater growth. Such glycogen loading can also support growth factor (IGF) and thyroid hormones that contribute to a leaner physique.

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10 Ways to Build Strength Without the Size

Believe it or not, not every athlete wants to build massive muscles. Think about wrestlers, MMA fighters, gymnasts, or athletes who use their own body weight as their primary resistance, they need the strength, but the additional bulk can be more hindering than helpful. What’s important to consider is that strength is not solely a property of muscle, but rather a property of the motor system. So going for the pump, total muscle exhaustion and complete muscle annihilation is not the name of the game here. Your body increases its strength by a) recruiting more muscle fibers in a particular muscle group and b) increasing the firing frequency of your motor neurons (neurons and muscle fibers). Apply these methods below to jack up your strength, but not your size.

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14 Foods to Kick Out of the Kitchen Forever

Hitting the grocery store every week isn’t easy when you’re swamped with work, the gym, friends, family—the list goes on. That’s why it’s even more important to have healthy staples in your pantry when you’re looking to maintain your fitness—and avoid the drive-thru. But some shelf-stable foods, like white rice, canned soup, and pasta sauce, can sabotage the health goals you’ve been gunning for. On the other hand, picking nutrient-dense, power-packed foods will help you train longer, build muscle, and give you more energy all around, says Jim White, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios. Click through this list for 14 food swaps to make STAT.

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Four 5-Minute Circuits for a Six-Pack

Your abs don't need much more than a clean diet and a quick beating in the gym from time to time. In fact, carving out a six-pack can be done with the compound moves you're already doing to build your chest, back, shoulders, and legs. These four routines will save time and combine the concept of isolating the abs, and hitting them with big complex moves. Add these routines to your big muscle days.

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The 6 Most Brutal CrossFit WODs

A CrossFit staple, the Filthy 50 is a brutal series of taxing exercises that’s likely to seem endless if you’ve never done it before. The circuit includes 50 reps of 10 different exercises, all done as quickly as possible. Do 50 box jumps with a 24-inch box, 50 jumping pullups, 50 kettlebell swings, 50 walking lunge steps, 50 knees to elbows, 50 reps of push press with 45 pounds, 50 back extensions, 50 wallballs using a 20-pound ball, 50 burpees (dropping all the way to the floor), 50 double-unders.

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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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Feel the Burn: Low Reps vs. High Reps

Ensure continued gains in strength and size.

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The Muscle-Building Standards: Build Huge Legs

The Standards are bare-bones muscle building tactics. Straight sets, moderate rest, and traditional exercises.

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Why You Shouldn't Rinse Your Chicken | Eat This Not That

While you may have thought you were doing the right thing by running your poultry under the faucet, research has shown that doing so is actually a very bad idea. You know all that bacteria lurking on the chicken you were hoping to wash away? First of all, the water isn’t going to kill it and, what’s worse, once the water hits the meat, the bacteria splatters all over your sink, hands and kitchen, according to the USDA. In fact, some European researchers say that the illness-causing bacteria can fly up to three-feet away from where the chicken is rinsed! The scariest part: Since it’s not possible to see where the bacteria is lurking, it’s almost impossible to clean it up, increasing the odds of foodborne illness.

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Top 6 Signs You're "Overrunning"

How to tell if your race training’s getting too intense—plus how to protect yourself as you pound the pavement.

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Breakfast Before or After a Workout?

The takeaway: Exercise routines in this study were very intense 60- to 90-minute sessions. Yet the researchers have said even less intense workouts could have similar results. The old something-is-better-than-nothing way of thinking! “I recommend exercising before breakfast, of course,” says Van Proeyen. But she can’t recommend an ideal breakfast menu: “Based on our findings we cannot say what the best breakfast is. However, a healthy, well-balanced fiber-rich breakfast—mainly consisting of carbohydrates—is the most optimal breakfast to maintain a good health in normal fit individuals.” We wanted to know if this trick would work with lunchtime workouts too. Turns out, it doesn’t. “Our subjects always performed the exercise after a 10- to 12-hour overnight fast, which is likely the most convenient way to stimulate fat oxidation.” The time between breakfast and lunch is only about 4 to 6 hours and that’s not enough time to maximize fat oxidation before the workout. Moral of the story: Set your alarm earlier each morning. Get your daily run out of the way, eat breakfast at your desk and enjoy a long, gym-free lunch break.

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Top Moves for Monster Quads

Perform leg extensions as you normally would, but as you near the top of your concentric contraction, turn your feet outward. Squeeze hard at the peak of the contraction. EMG studies have shown that this turning outward of the feet can stimulate greater electrical activity in the vastus medialis than normal extensions, which in turn may lead to greater growth in that region of the muscle. I feel this exercise is especially effective done one leg at a time.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Taking Fish Oil

However, fish oil is now the third most widely used dietary supplement in the United States—about 10 percent of Americans take the pill believing the omega-3 fatty acids will bolster their heart health — according to the National Institutes of Health . So, should we just flush ‘em down the drain? Of course not. Just because fish oil may not live up to the touted heart health benefits, doesn't mean there aren't other reasons to take them. You can also get the omega-3's in these foods if supplements aren't your thing. To prove it, here are five other ways you can benefit from fish oil.

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Eight Ways to Step Up Your Fitness Game

Your fitness goals are up to you. It’s your call whether you want to burn fat, build muscle , improve endurance, get better at a sport, or a combination of these. If you’re serious about reaching your fitness goals, you’ll need to do more than just make it to the gym.

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Five Foods to Eliminate from Breakfast

Whether you have time for a home-cooked breakfast or you're grabbing something on the go, you want to choose foods that keep your energy up and excess weight off. Here are five foods to eliminate from breakfast—and ban from your pantry altogether. 

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9 Habits That Make You Look Older Than You Are

The fountain of youth has yet to be discovered, but there are still ways to delay the aging process. Make these lifestyle changes if you want to start feeling and looking younger now.

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A Day With Darden: Clint Darden Training Camp -- Saturday, August 15, 2015

2. Clint doesn't have his "OWN" program. Clint's gift is in knowing what existing program will work best for you and then being able to tweak it to fit your needs. He takes all the guess-work out of what program YOU should do. You will leave knowing exactly what program will work best for you. How many programs have you read, studied and purchased in pursuit of the "one" that will work best for you? I will guarantee that the money and time spent on searching is more than the cost of spending a day with Clint, not even lincuding all of the technique work and other training information he will be able to provide you with before the end of the day.

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The 8 Worst Things to Do After a Workout

In previous articles I have discussed some things you should not do before a workout , and during your actual workout. Now it's time to complete the “tale” by delving into some post-workout missteps that you should avoid at all costs.

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Super Pump Shoulder and Arm Workout

The concept of spending hours upon hours in the gym is long, long gone. High intensity in shorter time is where it's at these days, and rightfully so, it works. To save you some time, ISSA-certified Monica Eiler lays out a quick and hardcore workout for your shoulders and arms in under 20 minutes.

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5 Critical Tips for a Better Workout

Follow these techniques to maximize your training efforts for optimal muscle-building results.

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6 Top Sex Positions And How to Train For Them

Start by reaching your arms overhead and bend forward reaching your hands towards the ground. Place hands on the ground and jump or step your feet back into a plank position. Slowly lower yourself down in a pushup position till you are on the ground and then, leaving your legs down push your upper body up and off the ground arching your back and looking straight up into your Upward Facing Dog pose. From here, come back down to the floor and push your hips towards the ceiling into Downward Facing Dog. From this position, jump or step your feet back up to in between your hands and slowly come back to standing stretching your arms overhead. Repeat.

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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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This limited run shirt is available as a bonus courtesy of BSN to every NPC competitor registered for the event, pick up will be at weigh in on Friday, June 19th. It is now available for purchase to fans worldwide before the event.

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24 Laws Of Eating For Muscle - Bodybuilding.com

"I eat eight times a day," says Orlando fireman and Twinlab Muscle Militia captain Jason Wheat, a former defensive lineman in college football who now competes in powerlifting. "I split my macros into eight meals so I'm eating a meal about every 2.5 hours. I like to eat that often so I'm never hungry. When I get hungry or miss a meal, I tend to want to cheat, or overeat. If I do get hungry and need a snack, my go-to is either a tablespoon of peanut butter or a handful of almonds, which I would count against my macros for the next meal."

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The Best Anytime Workout

Set a timer for however long you have—even if you’ve got only 10 minutes.  Complete as many reps as you can of each exercise, and count them. Stop a set when your form breaks down, and rest as needed. Make note of your total number of reps for the workout. Each time you repeat the workout with the same time period, try to complete more total reps. For example, if you worked out 10 minutes on Monday and then 25 minutes on Wednesday but could manage only 10 minutes again on Friday, try to get more work done in Friday’s session than in Monday’s. Try to perform the workout four to six times per week.

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Are Planks Overrated? - Born Fitness

I would say plank, stability ball plank and one-legged plank might be some of the most overrated.  Hey, I am not saying these are not effective in producing core recruitment, but I am saying that these exercises are simply not fun or as challenging as they could be. In fact, I say that the plank in recent years has made training less social and actually castrated the pushup. Face it, you can’t really make a connection with your gym partners while you worry about the elbow pain you feel while face down during a 5-minute plank.

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Kaatsu! Japanese Tourniquet Training

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Ab Exercises That Can Cause Injury

Sure, we all covet abs that could grate cheese—but less so if getting them leaves your lower back in shreds, or your posture so crappy that no one can see the washboard beneath your hunched shoulders. And, if you really think about it, your spine is really only supported by those core muscles between your rib cage and your pelvis; bad training can set you up for all sorts of lumbar problems. For abs that are both functional and brag-worthy, best to reconsider these 6 moves.

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WWE Chief Vince McMahon Is Still Making Gains

Vince McMahon, of course. Chairman and CEO of WWE, pioneer of pay-per-view television, and the man who recast pro wrestling from a fringe pseudo-sport into a family-friendly sports-entertainment phenomenon that millions of fans now enjoy around the world. Though he has long played a despicable corporate tyrant on WWE broadcasts, the real McMahon has stayed true to his humble roots and, very visibly, his love of weight training. Verging on 70 years old, he’s 240 pounds and hovering at 5% body fat, and he’s not about to trade the weight bench for a rocking chair. Read how he’s training after more than 50 years in the iron game, and see if you can keep up!

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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.

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The Project Flex Camp Experience

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Brock Lesnar Hurls Car Door Into 'WWE Raw' Crowd

Brock Lesnar’s strength knows no boundaries. The former UFC heavyweight champion hurled a car door a few dozen feet and into the crowd of the Allstate Arena in this week's edition of "WWE Monday Night Raw," hurting one fan in the process.

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