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Why The All-Time Greats Love Push-Ups, And You Should, Too

Think push-ups are overrated? Learn how two icons used this classic move to build strength, and find ways to work the mighty push-up into your own day!

STRONG Life Ep. 126: Strength Training & Life Lessons From the 70s, 80s & 90s • Zach Even-Esh

STRONG Life Episode 126 with Jim Steel. In this episode, we kick things off with some throwback stories from the 70s, 80s and 90s and then dig into our current day training methods. Jim and I (as always) discuss all kinds of topics strength related, in no particular order, the following topics: - Sport Camps …

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Zaevion Dobson's Legacy Lives On In His Gym

Zaevion Dobson gave his life to protect others in his community. The Lift Life Foundation worked to build a memorial to help his legacy live on.

The Return of Flex Wheeler at the Olympia | Unleashed EP. 33

Why isn't Shawn Ray going after Flex's comeback like he did Kevin Levrone? Shawn gives his Unleashed opinion of Flex Wheeler's return to the Olympia stage as a Classic Physique Bodybuilder. Watch and let us know what you think.

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VIDEO: The 3-Move Muscle-Maker Workout

Yep, three moves. And the play is simple. Hit the gym focused and prepared to train aggressively. Load the bars heavy and feel each and every rep. Hit the showers and pound a shake.

Tip: The Total Back Exercise | T Nation

A lot of people think of this as a hamstring move, but if you're going heavy you'll know the brutalization they cause for the erectors, lats, and entire upper back. This is a total back movement. When your strength on this lift goes up, don't be surprised when your deadlift goes up right along with it.

8 Injections That Heal Injuries | T Nation

Thankfully, we now have many more injection options available to us to help speed up the healing of injuries. In an ideal world, you could go to your local walk-in clinic to request any one of these injection methods and have it covered by your health insurance plan. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. These are specialized procedures that require specialized doctors to perform them and one, in fact, is more of an underground thing that you'd have to initiate on your own.

Tip: The Best Nuts for Your Nuts | T Nation

Protect your man parts and stay virile just by adding these nuts to your diet. Here's the science.

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We Asked 20 Women: What Are the Most Annoying Things a Guy Can Text?

Some might argue the emergence of text messaging was the greatest thing to happen to relationships. You blast out a quick note to say you're on your way to dinner, send a late-night (possibly drunken) love confession that won't wake her at 3 a.m., and keep a conversation going throughout the day that makes you both feel connected. But along the way, we've adopted some less-than-endearing habits.

Optimum Essential AmiN.O. Energy at Best Prices for Essential AmiN.O. Energy

There are times when you want a hefty dose of caffeine for pre-workout performance. But on other occasions, like first thing in the morning or a late afternoon pick-me-up, what you’d get from a cup of coffee is more appropriate. ON’s Essential Amino Energy™ offers the best of both with a formula that delivers 100mg of caffeine from natural sources per 2-scoop serving. Decrease or increase the energy level as the occasion demands. Each serving provides 5 grams of micronized amino acids.

The Workout to Build Explosive Strength

These are the kinds of exercises that fighters train with, as well as wrestlers and football players—anyone who needs to move like a cheetah and hit like a bull. In addition, lifting weights with maximum velocity burns calories, and forces the central nervous system to recruit the maximum number of muscle fibers. One look at the bodies of the kind of power athletes mentioned above, and you know that explosive training yields aesthetic results too.

The 6 Best Sex Positions and How to Train for Them

This position involves you being partially upright while only leaning a little weight into your partner's legs. This is going to use all the muscles along your posterior chain to stabilize you so you don’t collapse on her. A strong back and hamstrings along with the stabilizing postural muscles will prevent the embarrassment of having to switch positions because your lower back hurts or that you don’t have the strength to hold the posture. The best exercises for this are deadlifts, bent-over rows, and band pull-aparts.

Build Lean Muscle By Carb Cycling

Carb cycling is very simply the idea that we alternate between high-carb and low-carb days depending on our activity level for the day. On intense lifting days we eat a high-carb diet, and on rest or low-intensity days we eat a low-carb diet. It sounds simple…because it is.

5 Bad Habits That are Ruining Your Training Results

While it is true that sleep does lower your metabolism, sufficient sleep is mandatory to derive maximum results from your workout. If you have been getting less sleep, or sleeping at odd hours, the chances are, your body is getting a shorter recovery span from your workout. Shorter recovery phases lead to lesser benefits of the workout. Moreover, lack of sleep makes you feel tired, depressed, and you often end up eating more to counter these feelings of agitation. Our body recharges itself when we sleep and we wake up feeling more energetic, consequently working out better. The opposite happens when we don’t get enough sleep. So, get sufficient sleep at proper hours to receive the benefits of your workout.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - Your mind is on the long-term trajectory of your career and you wonder why your progress seems to be stymied now. You might feel frustrated if your ambitious strategy isn't creating the forward movement you expected. Nevertheless, this is not a smart time to walk away from your current plans. Make another attempt and fiercely focus on accomplishing your goals. Psychologist B.F. Skinner wrote, “A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”

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The Arnold Schwarzenegger Era Diet

     For the young people of today, Arnold's impact on bodybuilding is underappreciated. He is thought of by some youths as being ancient history, or an actor who started in bodybuilding. It is important to realize that if he had not achieved a level of unprecedented greatness in his time, the motivation and standards for other competitors would not have been as extreme. He and his contemporaries learned to manage food through observation, trial and error, and communication with their peers. Along with relatively primitive protein powders, they demonstrated that achieving an enviable physique is possible through basic nutrition and discipline. Of course, the muscular strength and mass were augmented by the use of anabolic steroids. However, these gains were possible by sitting down at the table rather than shaking and stirring whey shakes, along with handfuls of capsules. Their diets were low-glycemic load diets, high in protein, and rich in fruits and vegetables. This is a practical approach for natural and enhanced bodybuilders, as well as those wishing to manage their weight for health purposes.

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The ultimate barbell-only abs workout to sculpt a six-pack

It’s true that front squats are a leg exercise and overhead presses primarily work the shoulders, but both are also major abs builders. Your core has to work hard to keep you from collapsing forward on the front squat and from bending backward on the overhead press. The suitcase deadlift, on the other hand, makes your core tense to prevent you from bending sideways.

5 workouts that build muscle and mass fast

Want to get a workout in that can help you build muscle and get big fast? Here are five ways you can do that to add some size and strength to your body:

Armed & Ready

IFBB physique competitor (and manager of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) Dany Garcia is no stranger to tough workouts. Her seven-move upper-body routine strengthens and sculpts the biceps and triceps from multiple angles for attention-getting results.

Retro Athlete: Franco Columbu

There are a lot of things that make Franco Columbu unique. At 5'5", he’s the shortest Mr. Olympia, winning the Sandow in 1976 and, at 40, in 1981. Pound for pound, he’s arguably the strongest champion bodybuilder of all time. He deadlifted 750, squatted 665, and bench-pressed 525, all while weighing less than 200. In 1977, he finished fifth in the inaugural World’s Strongest Man despite some competitors weighing more than 100 pounds more than him and his dropping out after dislocating a knee. And he must be the only chiropractor to have cameos in both Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator.

The Truth: How To Burn Abdominal Fat!

It's the million-dollar question, and many companies are making more money instead of offering answers. But you don't need to spend a dime to tighten and tone those abdominals, though. You only need to understand a few things about the human body.

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The Wolverine Workout: 4 Weeks to Shred Like Hugh Jackman

Main lifts are based off a percentage of your 1-rep max (1rm) in that lift, and the percentage changes each week (see the percentage charts to determine what weight you should use). Rest between sets is listed in seconds. Flexibility work such as static stretching and foam rolling should be performed at the end of each session.

5 ways to look bigger than you really are

Chin ups, rows, and pulldowns need to become your new best friends. Put bench press and biceps curls on the back burner and focus on adding width to your upper body. A wide upper back will have much more impact on your presence than an overtrained chest will, also because all the back training will open up your shoulders and improve posture. You’ll look wider just because you’re standing taller and more open.

Arnold's Training Techniques for Greater Muscle Growth

Let’s use lateral raises as an example. After reaching failure on a straight set, I lifted the dumbbells out to my sides only 5" or so and held them there for 10 seconds. That may not sound like such a big deal, but believe me, it provides a painful end to a set. When I was seeking an even greater burn, I’d do this another time or two after resting for 15 seconds, almost like rest-pausing. Give it a try the next time you feel you’ve hit a plateau. This works similarly with pullups. At the end of a set, lift yourself only a few inches above the bottom of the rep and hold this position for as long as you can. What a way to force your lats to grow wider.

Week 1 Day 4 - Raw High Box Squats....

I did some high volume reps with the straight bar. I felt like I needed to be wheel chaired to my car afterwards since I did way more than my intended plan. Stupid meathead....

20 Foods an Athlete Would Never Eat

Top performing athletes know that nutrition is king when it comes to gaining an edge over their competitors. However, no matter what your goal is—carving out your six-pack, increasing your stamina—the gateway to success lies on your plate. An athlete’s diet is more than just calories in and calories out—it’s fuel. The right foods increase your energy, promote muscle growth, and aid in muscle repair. The wrong ones set you back. When it comes to chowing down, there are certain eats a serious athlete just won’t touch.

B Built by Broser: Lying Overhead Biceps Curl

Step-by-step instructions to properly execute this effective cable exercise.

The 21 Hottest Girls in Surfing

Summer, we hate to see you go, but we love to watch you leave… For our farewell ode to warm weather and lazy-days, here are the current hottest women of surfing. As the wave competition still snaps on for these ladies in hotter locales, these top athletes prove that the end of our favorite season has never looked better.

5 ways you're wasting your workouts

A couple hours of missed sleep, unexpected bad news, or even a traffic jam on the way to the gym may make it more difficult to get in the zone for a workout, but if they make you bail on your training, you need to question how serious you are about your goals. Some of the best workouts happen on days when you least expect them, so get in the habit of at least showing up at the gym and going through your warm up. You may not feel up to grinding through your whole workout, but you can still get enough work done to make it worthwhile, and you’ll keep the habit of exercising regularly—no matter what.

41 Tip: Don't Do This After You Eat Protein | T Nation

It's probably easy enough to remain sitting or standing after a meal to ensure proper absorption, but what about all of us who have a protein drink/meal before beddy-bye? Or worse yet, those of us who wake up specifically at some point in the night to quaff some extra protein and then go back to bed?

SPF Best of the Best Pro-Am Meet Results — The Power of the Crew

Being back in a team environment changed my tune. Every lift is intently watched, form is constantly critiqued, the feedback loop is always present and everyone has a job to push each other. This simply can’t be replicated when training alone with nothing but a camera for feedback. A camera can’t judge the look in someone’s eyes. The camera can’t catch body language between sets that says it’s time to go for a PR or it’s time to shut down early. Proof is in the total. At the age of 45, after well over a decade of competing, and after just eight months back with a good crew, my total jumped 114 pounds. Eight months; 114 pounds.

Sylvester Stallone Posts Cryptic Message Hinting at Drago Possibly Returning in ‘Creed 2’

It looks like Sly may be looking to ‘Rocky IV’ for inspiration on the upcoming ‘Creed’ sequel, potentially rehashing the feud with one of Rocky’s greatest opponents.

11 food swaps to cut 500 calories a day from your diet

Each food alone will reduce caloric intake by at least 100 calories per serving, so combine five and you’re already stripping away those 500 extra calories off your plate—and the more swaps, the more potential for fat loss.

Boost Testosterone Levels with Coffee

Now, a Nutrition Journal study also indicates that men who consumed caffeinated coffee have more testosterone. In the study, subjects were assigned to caffeinated and decaffeinated groups. Participants consumed five 2g portions of instant coffee per day (caffeinated or decaffeinated Nestlé’s Taster’s Choice), which was mixed with approximately six ounces of boiling water and consumed with every meal as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Why You Can't Bench Press More Weight

When you lower the weight, your chest is not the center of support. The muscles in your back are really the base for this part of the movement. That’s why during the down stroke you want to squeeze your shoulder blades together and keep them locked and tight to create as much tension as possible. More important, it’s why you want to build a bigger, stronger back.

Carbs: When, How Many, and What Kind | T Nation

How many carbs do you need? Sadly I can't give you your ideal number, but I can provide a range based on my experiences. Most hard training athletes will need a minimum of 200 grams a day, and much more on hard training days. And they won't need to go below 120 grams on off days. I've seen many who drop their carbs way too low on non-training days and end up in the "metabolic wasteland" where they're so low on carbs they feel like crap, and aren't low enough to be in a ketogenic state and use ketones.

The Perfect Penis According to 105 Women

Study authors sent out a questionnaire to the women (ages 16 to 45) asking them to rate eight penis parts by level of importance. Then those women observed, judged, and rated images of men's penises on a scale from one to five.

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Tip: How to Really Stretch Your Groin | T Nation

Stretching your groin can be hard because most lifters are too tight in other areas (hamstrings, hip flexors and thoracic spine) to be able to access many of the groin stretches available. As a result, you can't even "reach" your groin muscles to stretch them in the first place.

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