Fighter Diet Presentation Reel
Fighter Diet Presentation Reel
The Rock - HERCULES Press Tour: Mexico City
The Rock visits Mexico City on the worldwide HERCULES press tour. Follow The Rock: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRock Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dw...
The Subjectivity of Pain
How should we approach pain to optimize our potential as individuals and athletes within the fitness community?
STRONG Life Podcast: Minimalist Lifestyle & The F**K YOU Test!
Download the podcast HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/strongcasts-podcast/id740235285?mt=2 Let's talk about the power behind the Minimalist Lifestyl...
Quest Chips Baked Fish - Zane Hadzick
A high protein and delicious tasting meal! Cheddar Cheese Sour Cream Quest Baked Fish! Easy, tasty, and quick!
My Favorite Shoulder Mobility / Health Exercises
http://zacheven-esh.com/start-here My Favorite Shoulder Mobility / Health Exercises
Ben Pakulski Trains To Build a Massive Chest with John - Part 3
http://tinyurl.com/MI40Xtreme - Ben Pakulski Trains To Build a Massive Chest - IFBB PRO Ben Pakulski teaches how to train for chest hypertrophy to get insane...
Building a Bigger Bench by Brandon Lilly-JTSstrength.com
Brandon Lilly, owner of a 584 raw bench press, takes you step by step through warmup, setup, execution and programming for maximum pressing power. Check out ...
The Rock Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The Rock , aka Dwayne Johnson, took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over the weekend after he got called out by Ronda Rousey . The challenge, which was created to build awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, challenges people to either donate to ALS research or douse themselves with ice water within 24 hours of being challenged. He, in turn, challenge Channing Tatum, Mark Wahlberg and Brad Slater.
Kids Receive Speech To Remember
Rhode Island Little League coach Dave Belisle delivers a meaningful speech to his players after their loss to Illinois.
Unlock Gains With a Shorter Range of Motion
Try it on a variety of compound and isolation moves. For example, on dumbbell overhead presses, lower the weights until you feel a mild stretch in your shoulders, but don’t go all the way down; then press them back up three-quarters of the way. Because the weights aren’t supported by the joints or connective tissues on either end of the range of motion, the muscles (in this instance, the deltoids) work at their max throughout the entire set.
The Big Arms Solution
It may seem obvious now that we’re having the conversation but your best bet is to use heavy weight and low reps and perform compound movements that require the arms (triceps and biceps) to take up a lot of the work with the help of some larger muscles. By infusing some calculated bouts of heavy work into your arm training, you will build greater strength, which allows you to use more weight on your higher-rep “pump” work days. If you want your arms to be huge like a strongman and ripped like a gymnast, follow this workout program 2-3 days a week until you curse the tightness of your sleeves.
7 Reasons Your Rotator Cuffs Hate You
With the amount of stress you put them through, it's no wonder your rotator cuffs are angry.
Healthy Tip of the Day
A quick and easy tip to keep you in top shape.
8 Cardio Tips to Burn 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.
High Intensity Training Gets Intense Results
Challenge your muscles & metabolism with this high intensity training workout.
8 Barbell Moves to Burn Fat and Build Muscle
In a workplace where the typical nine-to-five has become a night spent at the office, we understand that time, especially in the gym, is of the essence. To accommodate for limited gym time, try one of the best techniques to jack up your heart rate and harden your body: the complex. A complex is a series of lifts combined in a nonstop, continuous movement using the same piece of equipment.
Ramp Up Your Race Prep - Spartan Race
The Spartan is no ordinary race. You'll need to lift heavier, run faster, jump higher, and compete smarter than ever before just to survive. That's where we come in. If you plan on conquering 10 punishing miles of diabolical obstacles, typical race training will have you falling painfully short. Ancient Spartans trained for decades to prepare for battle. We'll have the unbreakable new you ready in time for race day.
Late Night Carbs and Body Fat
Answer: No doubt the origin of this belief stems from the notion that carbohydrates simply turn into fat, especially carbohydrates that are not being used. However, the fact is the conversion of carbohydrates to fat, a process called de novo lipogenesis, does not occur to any significant degree in people (it does in rodents which is perhaps another origin of this myth). It would first take the glycogen stores in your body to be filled and then consuming 700-900 grams of carbs on top of this over the course of multiple days for de novo lipogenesis to occur at any significant degree as multiple studies have shown.
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Gain 10 Pounds in a Month: Food Selection
Sure, going to McDonald’s and scarfing down two Big Macs, large fries and a Coke on a regular basis will help you gain weight—but it’ll be the wrong kind of weight. Building quality muscle minus a protruding belly takes a well-formed plan, one that has you eating the right types of foods at the correct times and in optimal proportions. It might seem complicated, but we’ll break it all down for you, nice and simple. Then all you’ll have to do is train, eat and track your results in the mirror.
The 8 Best Things You Can Do For Your Metabolism
Metabolism is a fancy word for how your body regulates energy consumption. Someone with a higher metabolism burns more calories even at rest than someone with a lower metabolism, and can therefore get away with eating more food —even junk food. But a high metabolism isn’t a privilege reserved for a select few who were lucky enough to be born with it. You can raise yours and reap the benefits. Here are the 8 best things you can do.
The Full Body Stability Workout
Stability training refers to performing exercises while on an unstable surface with the goal of activating stabilizers and trunk muscles that may get negelcted with other forms of training. Whether you're doing stability ball training or unilateral exercises like the ones in this workout, core strengthening is a surefire to prevent future back pain. Unilateral training, lifting weight on only one side at a time, prepares you for movements in daily living and sports that bilateral movements (using both limbs at the same time) may not cover. Keep your core tight during this full body stability workout designed by Mike Strevel, Training Manager at DavidBartonGym, to build strength, prevent injury, and improve balance, coordination and performance.
2014 Fitness Tech Guide
The fit life can be a lot more fun and easier to maintain with the right trunk of gear. Sure, you can lace up some old kicks, shove your gym clothes into a plastic bag, and haul your rump to the gym, but c'mon—it's the 21st century. Better technology and gear make our lives easier—and a lot cooler, like we're on the set of a very fitness-oriented "Minority Report."
Fighter Diet News
Fighter Diet News, by Pauline Nordin: Get Buff, Get Lean
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).
4 Elbow-Friendly Moves for Bigger Triceps
Very few exercises will pack mass on your triceps like dips. But, here is the problem. Dips can be very problematic for many lifters who have had a previous shoulder injury or a shoulder that isn’t working quite right. So here is what we do; use chains. We’ve used chains for everything from deadlifts, to curls, to pressing exercises; and we can use them here. Using chains for dips offers a unique solution for beat up shoulders.
Time to Grow Muscle
Scientists have hypothesized that muscle hypertrophy is not purely function of rep ranges but the actual duration of the set. One recent study from McMaster University in Canada published in the Journal of Physiology seemed to confirm that, concluding that prolonged muscle contraction was the most important variable for increasing muscle size. The study compared light loads using a tempo of one second up and one second down or using slow reps of six seconds up and six seconds down. The study found the slow reps were superior because of the amount of time that working muscles were under tension.
The Best of #CaughtBeingHealthy
We're going strong in the middle of our #CaughtBeingHealthy Instagram Contest and hundreds of folks have already started tagging their fit-inspired photos. Join the party! The winner gets a sick bike-and-hike trip to Yosemite National Park courtesy of WanderWe and Jamba Juice. Get more info and details on the contest right here and in the meantime, check out some of our favorite #CaughtBeingHealthy photos so far!
A Bite from This Critter and You May Never Be Able to Eat Red Meat Again
A bite from the critter can cause severe allergic reactions to red meat with symptoms ranging from facial swelling to difficulty breathing. As of now, doctors are unsure if the allergies will last, but to be safe, pack plenty of tick repellent whenever you'll be spending time in the woods. After all, a bug bite isn’t worth giving up burgers forever, is it?
10 Grooming Products Guys Should Steal from Their Girlfriends
10 Grooming Products Guys Should Steal from Their Girlfriends
Cook Like a Pro: The Secret Playbook
it releases some of its own juices,” Forgione says, “which is why cooking it in a broth is smart.” Take a couple of fillets of halibut or cod, season them with salt, and place them in an ovenproof sauté pan. For broth, you need just three ingredients: clam broth (1 cup), lemon juice (½ cup), and white wine (½ cup). Mix those together and add whatever herbs you happen to have on hand—fresh bay leaves, a sprig of oregano, some basil or parsley. Pour broth into the pan until it reaches halfway up the fillets. “Leave the tops showing so you get color,” says Forgione. Bring liquid to a simmer on the stove top, then transfer to a 400° oven for 5 minutes. Transfer to plates and squeeze with lemon.
Muscle Recuperation & Anabolic Hormones
Researchers wanting to examine the anabolic factors involved in muscle recuperation took resistance-trained men and had them perform a leg routine consisting of leg presses and squats. They examined testosterone and took muscle biopsies to find out what was going on inside the muscle (i.e., IGF-1 and MGF, growth factors related to tension overload inmuscle). They were interested in the recovery process of muscle and serum hormones (testosterone and free testosterone) after intense leg exercise, and what happens in the blood and in muscle seven days after the workout.
The MuscleTech Clear Results Challenge
In just three months, the synergy between the training, food and MuscleTech products is sure to produce the namesake of this program: Clear Results. Results you’ll see in the mirror with increased muscle mass, and results you’ll feel in the gym when heavy sets of squats, bench, and all other exercises feel considerably lighter than they used to.
Body Transformation: Mitch Ellis Learned Dedication At A Young Age
When I was cutting for my first show, I had to learn a lot about how my body reacted to certain foods. Also, I had develop a lot of self-control when eating. While my roommates were drinking milk shakes, I stuck to protein shakes. When they went to Taco Bell, I was eating rice and chicken. It was a little difficult, but I kept my eye on the prize and I believe I accomplished what I set out to do at the competition: bringing home a trophy.
Post-Workout Snack Idea: Corfu Savory Yogurt
Take that protein-rich Greek yogurt up a notch. How? By adding savory super-food ingredients that pack fiber, folate, and healthy fats.
8 Questions to Ask Your Personal Trainer
At one point or another, fitness enthusiasts are likely to either hire a trainer, get the opportunity to train with one, or just pick a trainer's brain for knowledge. Choosing the right questions to ask a potential personal trainer and knowing the right answers to those questions is the best way to get the most bang for your buck. Before you decide to work with one, consider asking these eight essential questions for being productive in a training program.
‘Raising Asia’: Is Lifetime's Asia Monet, 9, The Next Beyonce?
I love Asia and I love watching the show. I just wish her mother would chill out a little and stop giving Asia such a hard time. Every time the camera shows her face, she’s squinting her eyes and looking at Asia with disapproval. I am a 75 year old grandmother, raised 4 daughters, all dancers. I can tell you from experience that they all need encouragement and praise. All Christy does is cut her daughter down and complain. Asia is a phenomenal dancer and I just love her. Just wanted to say my piece. Now I feel better. Thanks for listening.
The Best Single Kettlebell Workout
offers a distinct set of benefits from a pair. Your body will have to compensate for the imbalance by recruiting your core muscles more intensely, and working one side at a time will make for longer sets with a greater cardiovascular demand. Done as a circuit, the exercises that follow raise your heart rate even further, making this workout a great adjunct to a strict diet for fat loss.
The Countdown-Your-Reps Workout
One muscle-building strategy is a concept known as time under tension (TUT). The idea is that the longer you can keep tension in your muscles during a set, the more you’ll exhaust them, forcing them to grow to adapt. One way to increase TUT is by doing more reps (duh). The other is to pause an exercise at a point in its range of motion and hold it for time. With countdown sets, you accomplish both simultaneously, delivering the maximum stimulus.
Muscle in Minutes: Legs
When I think of athletes with huge quads, I think immediately of Olympic lifters. The key to their quad-bloated success? They perform a ton of fronts, heavy. So we start the week off with heavy front squats to get the quads growing and move right on to hamstrings. The hamstrings are made of primarily fast-twitch muscle fibers, so a hearty diet of high-rep sets on leg curls isn’t really doing them any favors. It’s important to with stick with heavy weight, in this case via the Romanian deadlift, which targets the muscle across two joints (the knee and the hip). By the time you get to the lunges, you are pretty spent but it’s crucial to hit the glutes, hams and quads just a little more in this short of a workout.
Arms Workout For Women: A Girl's Guide To Guns
Who says biceps curls are for dudes only? Here's why every lady should be training her biceps and triceps for stronger, better-looking arms!
6 Tips to Deadlift Better
You’ll notice during my deadlifts, I tuck my chin at the lockout. I actually want to keep my head in a more “neutral” position and have it follow the angle of my torso. As your torso comes up, so should your head. I typically say, “ take your head with you . “ This means when I hit the lockout, I should be looking straight ahead
Get up close and personal with CrossFit’s most technically demanding, ego-fortifying exercise.
So what then can we make of one of bodybuilding’s most eccentric characters? Because Kai Greene—he himself a star of the screen, one of seven IFBB pros featured in Vlad Yudin’s 2013 documentary Generation Iron— has a training approach that defies plausibility.
The 5 Best Foods for Turning Her On
Chef, author, and Men’s Fitness food columnist Candice Kumai shares her favorite sex-boosting foods—plus tips on how to mix them into your date-night dinner. Attempt these recipes together, because hands-on is always best.
The Truth About Cardio and Muscle
Assuming you’re eating sufficient calories to grow muscle , and performing only a moderate amount of endurance training (i.e., not training for a marathon), you should have no trouble gaining size with a lifting-meets-aerobics program. Aerobics will actually make you a more efficient lifter. A competitive powerlifter with a 475-pound bench press, Nuckols regularly incorporates steady-state training into his program: “It helps you increase your training density, volume, and frequency by aiding in recovery during your workouts and between your workouts. Being able to work harder and recover from more work is the simplest way to make more progress.”
Raise the Bar
CONCLUSION Lifters are much stronger on barbell bench presses than on dumbbell bench presses. However, the Norwegian team also found that dumbbell presses use much less triceps muscle than barbell bench presses. This is likely due to the fact that the movement is more of an arc with dumbbells, as your arms move up and together. The barbell, on the other hand, only allows the arms to move straight up. This allows you to fatigue your triceps on bench presses first. Then when you move on to dumbbell presses, the triceps won’t be the weak link and you can focus more on the pecs.
Oh, yes I do. The thing was falling apart, pages dropping out of it. Most people would’ve thrown it in the trash. I went and got it professionally bound again. But the story doesn’t end there. When I was in my early 20s and competing, Tom Platz was at the expo of one of the shows I did. I don’t usually wait in line to talk to people but I waited in line to talk to him. He was so down-to-earth, spent time talking to his fans. It wasn’t like he only wanted to collect his whatever [money] for a signed 8x10 and usher you along. That night me and my friend went down to the hotel lounge, and who’s sitting in the bar but Tom Platz. He sees us and beckons us over. We wind up sitting down with him for hours, Tom regaling us with tales of the Mecca [the original Gold’s Gym in Venice, CA] and the Golden Age of bodybuilding. After several rounds of alcoholic drinks, it’s 4 a.m. and Tom’s wife comes down to the bar to bring her husband to bed. What a guy! FLEX
Fouad “Hoss” Abiad knew he wanted to be a bodybuilder when heattended his first bodybuilding event, the 2000 Toronto Pro. The pro portion of the show was dominated by such bodybuilding legends as Markus Rühl (who won) and future Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson (runner-up), but it was the amateur part of the contest that stoked Abiad’s competitive fire. “A friend of mine, who I worked with at a bar, was competing,” remembers Abiad. “He was 220 or something like that, and I just thought it was crazy that he was up there, and I wanted to do it.”
Caffeine’s neuroprotective effects dependent on genetic makeup, says study
“Caffeine integrates with a dopamine receptor that regulates the flow of calcium into the cell. As dopamine is part of the human reward system, and the interaction of caffeine with it, it has been speculated that individuals with certain genetic variations are not “rewarded” to the same extent by a cup of coffee, and therefore would not enjoy the same protective effect as others. The newly published study shows that GRIN2A can be a part of such a genetic predisposition,”
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The 1-6 Principle
I’d like to take a break from high-rep training and do a strength cycle, but I don’t want to lose any muscle mass. Got any favorite workouts? You should try the 1–6 Principle, a training method that’s been popular with elite Romanian and Hungarian weightlifters. I first heard about it in 1991 from Romania’s Dragomir Cioroslan, a bronze medalist in the 1984 Olympic Games who went on to become the head weightlifting coach at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Before getting into this workout, consider that by performing only higher reps, you will not develop the most powerful fast-twitch muscle fibers. In a peer-reviewed article published in Sports Medicine in 2004, Andrew C. Fry reviewed studies comparing the muscle fiber types of bodybuilders, powerlifters, and Olympic-style weightlifters (those who perform the snatch and the clean and jerk in competition). What Fry found is that weightlifters had the highest percentage of type 2 (high-threshold) fibers when compared with the other two groups, and bodybuilders had the highest percentage of type 1 (low-threshold) fibers. The bottom line is that these muscle fibers can be developed only with heavy weights—more specifically, the heaviest weights you can lift for lower reps.
The Delicious French Dish You Must Try
If you still think French food is fussy, stuffy, and frou-frou, it’s time to rethink your stereotypes. Some food from France can produce the same rib-sticking, grunt-inducing effects of your favorite American fare. Take cassoulet, a dish that sounds pretentious, but is just named after the pot it’s traditionally cooked in. You don’t need this special pot to make the meal (a stockpot works fine) and you can find all the ingredients at any good grocery store in the U.S. Yes, it requires a little more than an hour to cook, but because you’re making a big batch, you can enjoy the benefits all week long. And the taste? This cassoulet has a seafood-slant, but still contains all the buttery, hearty, and rich flavors of meatier versions. The fennel adds a kick of licorice and the mushrooms dial up the earthiness. Sherry provides a sweet backbone. Pumpkin seeds and breadcrumbs spike the cassoulet with crunch. To make it into a meal, serve a bowl with a crusty baguette and a simple salad mixed with homemade vinaigrette . Sud de France Seafood Cassoulet Recipe by Paul Liebrandt, execut
Head and Shoulders Above
This brings us to Phil Heath’s shoulders. What was once a deficit is now a surplus. We should also mention the head on those shoulders, because the changes happened and continue to happen only because of meticulous planning and methodical execution.