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STRONG Life Podcast Episode 90 QnA Style: Strength Coach Gym Business, Training Large Groups of Athletes & Abundance Mentality. This episode gets more dialed in being the 2nd time I ran a Live Facebook QnA. You can catch the Live QnA episodes by following me here: Here are the topics and questions covered in …

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016 - You might consciously decide to maintain a serious attitude today while the Moon is constrained by somber Saturn in your sign. However, you can't seem to make the ripples of excitement disappear as bountiful Jupiter connects with electrifying Uranus. Unfortunately, you may already be overloaded with work and it's not a good idea to voluntarily add anything else to the pile. Nevertheless, you're driven to capture the elusive thrill before the lightning show ends. Staying calm in the midst of a creative storm is your key to receiving the gift of cosmic awareness.

10 Training Tips for Gaining Lean Muscle

Hitting the gym twice a week is fine if you want to maintain the muscle you already have, but if you are shooting to add some size you should consider increasing your training frequency to 4-5 times per week. Even though these sessions may need to be a bit shorter to allow for recovery , the increased exposure to a training stimulus can be helpful in packing on mass .

Top 10 Best Biceps Exercises

How-To: Grasp a barbell or EZ-bar and lean your chest against the angled side of a preacher bench, keeping your back tight and knees slightly bent. (You can also use a dumbbell and train one arm at a time.) Make sure your armpits fit securely against the top of the pad, with your triceps pressed into the flat side of the bench. Hold the bar straight toward the floor with a supinated (palms-up) grip. With your head neutral and eyes focused forward, curl the weight in a smooth arc, squeeze your biceps hard for a one-count, and slowly lower back to the nearly elbows-straight position.

Big Ramy's Six Essential Exercises

Big Ramy constructed one of the most Brobdingnagian backs ever beheld with more machine rows than free-weight rows. Yes, barbells and dumbbells provide more freedom of movement than most machines, but mechanical contraptions also have a couple of key advantages over ’bells. First, sitting against a machine’s chest pad locks you in place, so you can’t sway and distribute stress from your lats to your spinal erectors. Second, you’re usually able to get a stronger (and longer) contraction with a machine. Finally, Elssbiay often selects an iso-lateral machine (meaning the two arms move independently). This allows him to find a slightly different pace and range of motion for each arm; or he can work each side independently, doing the reps of a set for his right side and then the reps for his left side.

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Top 10 Squat Mistakes

But with any complex exercise, there’s a lot of room for error and the squat is no exception. Here are the top 10 mistakes people make with squatting, why they’re bad and exactly what you need to do to avoid them.

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.

7 Must-Dos for Muscle Growth

Stay true to these growth guidelines and your muscle manufacturing will multiply.

28 Days to Massive Arms Workout Program

This program takes the less is more approach. If you’re already following a body-part split, your bi’s and tri’s are getting plenty of stimulation in your chest, shoulder, and back workouts. You don’t need to do much more than that. That’s why this program asks only that you devote one day to direct arm training, and let a conventional body-part split take care of the rest.

Best Fruit for Bodybuilding

The problem with fructose arises when the liver glycogen levels are full. At this point, fructose gets converted to fat and that helps to increase the size of the fat cells. Since we aren't equipped with fuel gauges to tell us how full our livers are, many bodybuilders opt for avoiding fruit all together. But such extreme measures are not necessary. There are actually a few times when fruit is not only okay—it's actually helpful.

16 Sex Positions to Try in 2016

Have your New Years resolutions already fallen by the wayside? Try replacing them with some resolutions you'll actually want to keep, like a resolution to get more creative in the bedroom. Sex therapist Vanessa Marin is here to share 16 sex positions you should try in 2016. You'll find detailed descriptions of each position, along with tips for taking the positions to the next level with sex toys, lube, fantasy roleplays, and more. Look through them with your partner and pick one position to try each month. Ranging from easy to acrobatic, romantic to raunchy, you're sure to find a new favorite position. Disclaimer: Always make sure your partner is comfortable and up for trying new things in your sex life, no matter what that may be.

12 Top 5 Triceps Training Mistakes

As the name suggests, your triceps have three heads: long (upper inside), medial (lower inside) and lateral (outside). The heads always work together, so it’s impossible to isolate one from the others. However, the angle of your arms changes the emphasis, stressing the heads differently. Too many bodybuilders are unaware of how various exercises hit their tri’s, and thus they typically overemphasize their lateral heads and underemphasize the long and medial heads.

11 Reasons You’re Not Losing Fat

Burn fat, lose weight and start seeing real results by getting rid of these bad habits.

Best Post-Workout Foods

“It all comes down to the carbohydrates and protein,” says Manuel Villacorta, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “They’re the two key things your body needs—and right after you work out is when your blood circulates best.” If your main goal is to build muscle, try to eat at least 30 grams of protein and 30 to 35 grams of carbs within about 15 minutes of your workout. If you’re just trying to stay in shape or shed a few pounds, you can take your time and eat within 45 minutes or an hour after your workout.

4 Dynamite Dumbbell Workouts For Strength And Size

Let these intense dumbbell workouts breathe new strength and size into your results. Put your back, chest, legs, shoulders in a position to succeed!

20 Muscle-Building Bar Exercises That Are Insanely Effective

They don't call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym , says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile workout tools you probably never think to utilize. They can accommodate tons of bodyweight exercises, they're available to pretty much anyone within distance of a playground or park, and they're adaptable for athletes of every fitness level, Hinds says.

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Dexter Jackson: Armed and Still Dangerous

2015 has been a record year for Dexter Jackson. On March 7, he won his fifth Arnold Classic (record) and made his 14th Arnold posedown (record) in his 15th Arnold (record). And he did it all at 45, making him the second-oldest male winner of an open IFBB pro contest and easily the oldest winner of a “major.” On Sept. 18 2015, when he strolled at his trademark glacial pace to center stage of Orleans Arena, “the Blade” set another record, one that he’d shared for the previous year with fellow Olympia victor Ronnie Coleman. It was his 16th Olympia entry, more than any other competitor in the O’s 51-contest history. Jackson’s Olympia career, highlighted by his 2008 victory, spans from his rookie year in 1999 to the present with no signs of halting. He is bodybuilding’s ultimate ironman, and his record-making 2015 is a testament to his sustained excellence. Throughout his long and distinguished career, the Blade’s colossal and shapely biceps and triceps have perpetually given him an edge. In honor of his 16th Olympia, we assembled Mr. Consistency’s 16 best arm-training tips.

H.U.G.E. Gym Class: Power Up

You snort an ammonia capsule, cringing at the synapse stinging; you clap your chalked palms, forming a storm cloud; your buddy swats your back, hard, and again, harder; you shout, loud, and again, louder; you stomp to the bar loaded with more than you’ve ever moved before; and. . . . Almost every bodybuilder has a powerlifting fantasy. After all, most of us don’t want to just look strong. We want it all. That’s why this month’s lesson is all about upping your numbers in the three powerlifts — bench press, squat and deadlift — as we break down the top five power-training blunders.

Shredded in 6 Days | T Nation

Obviously you didn't gain that much adipose tissue in two days. The reverse wouldn't happen either: you can't go to bed chubby and wake up lean. Yet something is happening, and it's visible to the naked eye.

22 Six Fat-Burning Ingredients You've Never Heard Of

Trying to get all of these ingredients would be overkill and a waste of your money. Instead, look for supplements that have two or more of these ingredients along with other known, effective fat-burners like green tea extract and caffeine. Sesamin is one product you can readily find as a stand-alone, and it goes great with any multiple-ingredient fat-burner. Regardless of the product you choose, follow label instructions closely for the best and safest way to take them. Supplements with the following ingredients will get you ripped up instead of ripped off.

6 Alternative Protein Recipes for Packing on More Muscle

Your protein palate shouldn't be limited to chicken and beef. Pork, bison -- and even ostrich -- are all lean sources of muscle-building protein, loaded with nutrients you might not be getting. Check out the two healthy ways to prepare each meat.

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The 4-Week Kettlebell Shred Workout Program

Perform the exercises in the order listed. For example, on Monday of Week 1, do 3 sets of 5 reps of the double kettlebell front squat followed by 3 sets of 5 reps of the double kettlebell press. Rest 4–6 minutes between sets. (That may seem like a lot of rest, but don’t rush your training—this is serious strength training, not a lactic acid smoker.) On Mondays/Thursdays use 5-8 1RM in the double kettlebell front squat  and double kettlebell press. For the kettlebell swings , beginners can probably use 53lb kettlebells, while advanced strength athletes use 70-106lb kettlebells.

Women: Building Beautiful Shoulders

There are many muscles that originate or insert into the shoulder joint, and for well balanced shoulders each must be developed to some degree, but the most important muscle to concentrate on as far as AESTHETICS is the DELTOID, the most superficial of the muscles encompassing the shoulder. To build beautiful shoulders, you have to target each “section” or “head” of the multipennate deltoid muscle:

The Best Bodyweight Workout of All Time

HOW IT WORKS The circuit we’ve designed here doesn’t let up. When you train any squat variation, plus the pullup and the dip, you work nearly every muscle in your body, and your heart will race to supply them with blood and oxygen. Performing a decreasing number of reps—10 to 1—helps you keep the workout going even as you get fatigued. It'll also get you leaner, and build the endurance that'll build the fitness you need to rattle off a high number of reps in one shot. Plus: Feel free to use this workout to  win bar bets about how many pullups you can do.

The Very Best Push-Up For Pecs and Power | T Nation

In a push-up, hand release or regular, you have to lift 60-65% of your body weight. So if you're 180 pounds you're pressing between 110 and 120 pounds. This can be fairly light if you're remotely decent at any horizontal press. So if you can bench 265 pounds, then your push-up will be 45% of your max – not hard. Of course the hand release will make it a bit tougher, but it's still fairly light.

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"Muscle weighs more than fat, so it’s easy to think you aren’t making head- way,” says Bauer. Instead of gauging your progress by the pound, track the size of your waist or simply look at the way your clothes are fitting. Or monitor tests of your fitness. “Track how long it takes you to run a mile or how many pushups or situps you can do,” says author and celebrity trainer Kathy Kaehler. You can also measure everything you’re eating each day and make sure the amounts of calories and fat are going down while the protein and fiber rise.

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That's thanks in part to a slew of Hollywood stars already jumping on board with Chris Pratt making the first high-profile attempt at the challenge with wife Anna Farris. The couple do a great job at speaking from their hearts and talking about the cause, plus it's also super entertaining to watch the stars attempt the challenge.

35 Strong Traps, Healthy Shoulders | T Nation

The upper traps have gotten a bad rap in recent years and training them directly has become somewhat of a fitness no-no. But for athletes and lifters who are stuck in spine-extension based postures and can't raise their arms overhead, training the upper traps can be a game changer for overall shoulder health and performance. The key? Ensure they're trained with upward rotation.

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Nitric Oxide (NO) is one of the most powerful muscle building compounds in the human body, so it’s no surprise that countless products claim to be able to offer increased levels. While it’s true that many of these products will boost NO levels, the truth is that none of them are able to do so to such an extent that you notice increased size and strength like we’d expect…until now. PLASMAJET® is a one-of-a-kind NO revolution that places the power for maximal hypertrophic growth firmly in YOUR hands!

Recipe: Chocolate Protein Flan

When the milk gets hot enough to drink but not hot enough to burn your mouth, remove it from the heat and add it to a big glass bowl containing your whey and gelatin.

The Very Best Push-Up For Pecs and Power | T Nation

In a push-up, hand release or regular, you have to lift 60-65% of your body weight. So if you're 180 pounds you're pressing between 110 and 120 pounds. This can be fairly light if you're remotely decent at any horizontal press. So if you can bench 265 pounds, then your push-up will be 45% of your max – not hard. Of course the hand release will make it a bit tougher, but it's still fairly light.

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The Skinny Guy's Workout Program to Build Muscle

Hard-gainers or ectomorphs believe it's difficult for them to gain muscle because of genetics. But more often than not, they're training too hard, not allowing enough time to recover, and not eating enough. Seriously, it boils down to the simplest of setbacks. But these workouts provided by Ben Bruno , a strength coach in North Andover, MA, will set you up for success.

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The Starch That Burns Body Fat - Biotest

Like fiber and protein, resistant starch is very filling. Basing your diet around satiating foods will help you maintain a healthy body fat level with less effort. It'll also help you avoid overeating or binge eating and, of course, it'll help you lose fat. One study had participants eat either low-fat muffins or muffins high in resistant starch. The resistant-starch muffins improved satiety and the length of satiety. Another study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that adding 24g of resistant starch to two separate mixed meals resulted in test subjects ingesting 300 fewer calories over the following 24 hours.

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