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Sagittarius Horoscope for Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - You're so eager to rush off to the next amazing activity you can't even contain your excitement. Everything looks like it's coming up roses, but you are less in touch with reality the more extreme an imagined adventure seems. Scaling your expectations down to size is the first step to getting your life back on solid ground. Don't wait for the looming reality check to force you to do what you already know needs to be done. Your preemptive strike clears the air more efficiently than being struck by the lightning of karma.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Do You Train Too Hard?

Overtraining happens; here's how to avoid it.

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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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7 Best Moves for Crazy Obliques

Want the tapered waistline of a fitness model? Streamline your sides with these can’t-miss moves for obliques.

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The Amazing Teacher Who Lost 100 Pounds In 1 Year! - Bodybuilding.com

I DO use a heart rate monitor with the A300. I bought one with the H7 strap, and that's okay, but who the heck wants to wear a chest strap? So I bought a Scosche Rhythm HRM and I have been AMAZED with it's accuracy. With it you don't have to wear a chest strap (you wear it on your forearm during workouts). Activity tracking is in such a rapid state of flux right now, though. It's gonna be a whole different game a year from now. By then, I think we'll have consistently accurate and reliable optical HRM devices (the Fitbit Surge and Charge technology isn't there yet, at least not for weightlifting activities, that is).

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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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5 High-Protein Recipes An Idiot Could Make

These muscle-building dishes are as easy to make as they are delicious.

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The Cure for Stubborn Calves

For full calf development, use all three foot positions either in the same workout or alternate each time you train calves.

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Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle in 4 Weeks

The second half of the program is all about maximizing size with slightly higher reps and an emphasis on intensity. Rep ranges move up to 10-12 for most exercises, which is ideal for promoting muscle hypertrophy (growth). Overall volume increases slightly during these two weeks, mainly due to the addition of isolation exercises that you’ll perform before compound movements for your chest, back, shoulders and legs. Called pre-exhaustion, this technique dramatically increases workout intensity. You fatigue the main target muscle with an isolation exercise, then hit it in this fatigued state with a compound move, which if done right will lead to your main muscle failing before assistance muscles give out. (For example, for chest the dumbbell flye hits the pecs directly, so your triceps shouldn’t end up being the weak link and cause the termination of the set during the bench press).

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The PUSH Challenge

BSN goes where no supplement company has gone before, to bring to you an exciting, emotional and inspiring reality video series.  Three contestants from across the globe will embark on a once in a lifetime opportunity - to train with 3x 212 Olympia Winner, Flex Lewis and his world famous trainer, Neil Hill.

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How to Build Muscle and Burn Fat At the Same Time

Don’t be the person in the gym who checks your phone between every set, breaking any intensity you could have established. Instead, work in a focused, continuous manner that stimulates muscle growth and fat burning. Leave the phone at home or in a locker. Instead of resting between three sets of the same exercise, consider alternating an upper body pull (such as pull-ups) with an upper body push (push-ups) or a lower-body push (squats).  That way you keep yourself moving. There’s a reason CrossFit’s philosophy of performing AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of a workout circuit in the allotted time is so challenging—and effective.

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Time Crunch Training: 15-Minutes to Wider Shoulders

The workout is another 4-exercise giant set , combining different loading patterns and movement speeds. If you’re unfamiliar with the clean high pull, you can replace it with a Barbell Upright Row to the chest. As you fatigue in the later rounds, during the overhead press, avoid leaning backward and over arching your back. Try placing one foot in front of the other, to help you stay upright.

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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.

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Gustavo Badell's High Volume Back Training

One Mr. Olympia record is likely to stand the test of time—greatest leap in standings. Gustavo Badell jumped 21 places from his first Olympia to his second. The Venezuelan-born Puerto Rican barely made a ripple during his first six professional years. In 17 contests, he made only one posedown. But that qualified him for the 2002 Olympia—where he got punked, 24th out of 25. When he next qualified, he placed a shocking third in the 2004 O. The following year, he repeated that bronze spot. Badell won only three lesser pro shows over his 38-contest, 15-year pro career, but his back-to-back Olympia thirds in 2004–05 mark bodybuilding’s most improbable upsurge.

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Weightlifter Invents First Gravity Lift Bench Press

Still, it's easy to succumb to the cocky little voice in their heads yelling, "Come on! This is easy! Just one more!" Next thing you know, your muscles betray and a simple set turns into a life-or-death struggle. It's a wonder that no one has thought up a fix until now: enter the Maxx Bench .

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How Many Times Per Week Should You Train?

In a University of Rio de Janeiro study, subjects were divided into three groups to train with a different weekly frequency: twice per week (Tues., Thurs.); three times per week (Mon., Wed., Fri.); or four times per week (Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri.). Each group used the same full-body routine each workout. Strength improvements for bench press, lat pulldown, and leg press were measured at four and eight months.

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8 Reasons You Should be Using Coconut Oil

After being labeled as a “bad” saturated fat for years, coconut oil is enjoying a new resurgence in public opinion, with researchers touting it as one of those “wonder” foods with antibacterial, anti-fungal, and even fat-burning properties. If you haven’t jumped aboard the coconut oil bandwagon, here are eight reasons you should.

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7 Reasons to Get Fit in Your 20s

A perk to being lean, fit, and muscular in your 20s is that it certainly won’t hurt your odds in the romance department. But believe it or not, there are more important reasons to hit the gym and get in shape while you’re young. To highlight a handful of them we spoke with certified personal trainer John Rowley.

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The 30 Best Abs Exercises of All Time

Everyone is different; some may get abs from soley working the belly to exhaustion while others may get their abs to pop without a single situp. But to train the core effectively, it comes down to the three planes of motion: frontal, sagittal, and transerve. Doing abs exercises in a circuit style keeps the intensity high and will likely lead to more fat loss.

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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."

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The Best Workout Ever, According to Science

It seems like every other week there’s a new study touting the best way to work out. And, really, how you do it depends a lot on your goal—someone looking to gain muscle mass may hit the gym differently than someone training for a triathlon. A few specific trends have emerged in recent years regarding working out for general fitness, and more specifically how to elicit the optimal metabolic response—that “afterburn” effect of continued calorie consumption for up to 48 hours after a session—e.g., the biggest bang for your effort and time. What the studies have in common: taking a circuit approach to resistance training, using heavy-but-manageable loads, alternately working multiple muscle groups, and rotating through the exercises with little or no rest in between.

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Freeman vs. Schlierkamp

Somehow in their collective 98 pro shows Toney Freeman and Günter Schlierkamp—the two best over-six-foot-tall bodybuilders of the 21st century—competed against each other only twice. Despite Freeman’s being only 3ó years older than Schlierkamp, their careers followed different trajectories. The latter made his pro debut at 24 in 1994 and posed for the final time at 36 in 2006. In contrast, Freeman debuted at 36 in 2003, and he’s still posing today at 48. Freeman has seven pro titles, while Schlierkamp has only one, but that one is worth seven, because it was over the reigning Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman in the 2002 Show of Strength.

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Straight Up Quads Workout for Bigger, Stronger Legs

For a typical gym rat who’s neither a competitive bodybuilder nor a serious athlete, the best bet may just be a leg workout that incorporates mass-building principles as well as a quick dose of explosive movements. The following workout offers just that. It addresses power through box jumps; hypertrophy via front squats in a moderate rep range and drop sets of hack squats ; and, for good measure, a hefty workload for your stabilizing muscle fibers with unbalanced lunges. Frankly, it’s a great routine for the guy who wants to look good from the waist down at the pool this summer and also have the ability to engage in the occasional pick-up game without getting embarrassed.

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Celebrating the Journey

My journey as a bodybuilder began 5 years ago in 2010 where I first competed in the NPC Battle on the Coast where I won the Heavy Weight class and the Overall for the show and then the NPC MidFlorida Muscle Classic where I won the Heavy Weight Class.  It is safe to say that after going to shows for many years and to finally compete in one that I was hooked and realized I wanted to succeed in this sport.  In 2011 I competed in the NPC Hurricane Bay where I won the Heavy Weight class and the Overall and then made the 1st call out in the Heavy Weight class at the Southeastern USA.  I took 2012 off from competing so that I could put on some size and also pursue another goal of becoming a firefighter.  After conquering that goal and then going on to get hired on by the City of Eustis, Florida I was able to refocus back on competing.  So in 2013 I competed in the NPC Battle on the Coast where I won the Heavy Weight over 35 and the Masters overall classes and then competed in the Team Universe that same year where I made 1st call out in the Heavy Weight over 35 class.  Last year I competed in the NPC MidFlorida Muscle Classic where I won the over 40 and open for the Heavy Weight class as well as the Masters overall and Overall for the show, made the 1st call out at Team Universe in the Heavy Weight over 35 and over 40 classes and then competed in the Heavy Weight class over 35 and over 40 at the North American Championships.

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Study: How Much Protein Do You Need?

What's more: It's not just about how much you get in a day; timing is important too. Spreading out your protein intake during the day allows for muscle synthesis to continue over a 24-hour cycle, so your body never stops maintaining its muscles. That means no more bagel-and-cream-cheese breakfasts, no matter how much chicken you plan to scarf at dinner. (And if you're like the average American guy, dinner is where you get the biggest dose of protein, according to a chart in the study.)

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5 Fat-Burning Speed and Agility Drills

How to do it:  You need a start line, plus a first sprint line, a second sprint line, and a third—and longest—sprint line. Each sprint will be twice as long as the last. For example, on a basketball court, start under the basket, sprint to the first foul line, touch, and then sprint back to the start. Next, sprint to half-court, touch, and then sprint back to start. Then, sprint all the way down across the court, touch the end line, and sprint back to the finish (under the basket). That's one Death Valley. (Note: Do these on an open running space such as a basketball court, tennis court or driveway—grass may be too slippery.)

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Six Ways to Kick Your Metabolism into Overdrive

We know that genetics certainly plays a role in the speed at which you process calories. Some are more blessed than others. But science has also taught us that there are ways, both through specific exercises and food choices, that can augment (or suppress) your metabolic rate. Unfortunately, there is a roller coaster-like process that is almost unavoidable, called life, that occasionally gets in the way. In any case, the more you understand about why and how your body responds to various stimuli, the better you’ll be at dialing in your best physique ever.

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8 Things You Should Know About Protein

Get the scoop on this essential macronutrient for optimal muscle gains and training performance.

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6 Testosterone Boosting Foods

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

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NPC Shawn Ray Classic August 15 2015 ... coming soon

The 2015 NPC Shawn Ray Classic will be coming to Baltimore, MD on Saturday August the 15th. The event will be held at the Chesapeake Arts Center located just miles away from downtown in Brooklyn Park, MD. For tickets and more information please visit http://www.shawnrayclassic.com

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Have Sex With Her

She may be beautiful and smart and everything you're looking for, but that still doesn't mean you should sleep with her... at least not yet.

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Master the One-Arm Pull-Up

Once you can complete the above workout, you'll want to do some training on an actual chin-up bar. "When you've built up some strength from the pulldowns, the next step is to do regular pull-ups," Sandler says. "But there's a catch: Lower yourself with one arm, then pull up with two arms, alternating lowering yourself with your left and right arms." By placing the stress on your individual arms for a portion of the movement, you'll get an idea of how strong you're getting. Plus, the negatives-heavy set-up will help you to build plenty of strength for the work ahead. No rigid sets-and-reps scheme for this step—just make sure you can complete a few reps (3-5) with decent form before moving on to the big dog.

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Ditch drug tests to make sport more honest, claims the UK's most successful bodybuilder

"It would be more honest if testing was abolished. With the drug tests throughout the ages, you actually create more of an imbalance because the people with the funding and the doctors can really avoid getting a positive [test] and they will be at a bigger advantage than someone from a poor country or with less facilities. So does testing make it a fairer or even sport?"

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The Best Swiss-Ball Butt Workout

The glutes do more than just round out the back of your pants. They’re the strongest muscles in the body and the main engine behind lifting huge amounts of weight on the squat and deadlift. Your butt helps you run faster and jump higher, too, so when this workout, designed by Michael Schletter, C.P.T.,  brings up your backside, remember that it’s not just for the ladies (though she'll definitely appreciate it). 

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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.

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HIIT 100s: Carve Up Your Physique in 6 Weeks

With Hundreds, you’ll do 10 sets of 10 reps for one exercise per muscle group. Sounds the same as GVT, right? Not exactly. HIIT is incorporated via the rest periods between those 10 sets. You’ll start with just 60 seconds between sets at the beginning of the program and progressively drop rest periods by 10 seconds over six weeks until you have no rest and are doing 100 reps straight through. The two forms of training are technically different, but late in the HIIT 100s program, when you’re resting only 10 or 20 seconds between sets of 10, there’s little to distinguish them as far as the toll they take on your body.

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Amateur Golfer Paige Spiranac is Taking the Internet by Storm

The self-professed "fitness addict" is working hard to get on the LPGA tour.

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MuscleTech Anarchy at Bodybuilding.com

Warnings: For adult use only. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not use if you have had a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Inhalation may amplify the inflammatory airway response in people with asthma. Consult a medical doctor before starting a diet or exercise program or if you are taking any medication(s). One serving of this product contains up to as much caffeine as 2 cups of coffee. Caffeine sensitive individuals may experience the following symptoms, including (but not limited to) restlessness, nervousness, tremors, headache, anxiety, palpitations, increased heart rate, or difficulty sleeping. Do not combine with other sources of caffeine or stimulants. Some individuals may experience a harmless tingling sensation from the concentrated performance dose of beta-alanine. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

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Why Tom Cruise Is Making Stunt History In Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Known for doing his own stunts in the past 4 MI movies, Cruise takes his acrobatics to a whole new level in MI5.

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