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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - You are on the hunt for the perfect travel companion to accompany you on your next great adventure. But even if you're flying solo, this is a perfect time to plan a special vacation or embark on a quick summer getaway. Nevertheless, you must be careful about how much you disclose today because other people's expectations may not match up with your desires. Share what you must, but keep your most unconventional thoughts to yourself until you know you are in like company.

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Get Yoked: Back Exercises For Extreme Thickness

“She just came up to you and told you your back sucks?” This was Dr. Jim Stoppani‘s reply when I told him that my wife critically analyzed my back development, finding it lacking. To be fair, I had specifically asked her about my physique development, and she was kind enough to provide an honest answer. (Note: cameras and video also work well for analysis, but as a married man, I knew I should ask my wife.) Once she said it, it hit me like a ton of bricks - a mighty load for my then-feeble back. Here‘s the solution, because you don‘t want to make the same mistakes I have.

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Along Came a Spider Curl

My biceps aren’t big, but they do have detail and a bit of a peak, and I owe both to two things: my genetics, and spider curls. I can’t offer much help in the genetics department (talk to your parents about that), but I can provide you with some solid info on what I consider the No. 1 exercise for hitting the outer head of the biceps brachii muscle, which is the one responsible for providing that peaked look to a flexed biceps.

Get a Leg Up

There are so many unique training principles you can use to build bigger, stronger quads. I should know, because I tried just about all of them during my competitive days to ensure that my lower body was as impressive as my chest , back and arms . Because of my willingness to try anything and everything on leg day, I succeeded in creating a great pair of quads that helped me win seven Mr. Olympia titles. Here are four of my favorite leg-training principles

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6 Signs You're Lifting Wrong

If you're experiencing any of these things, it may be time to change the way you train.

4 Most Common Mistakes of New Lifters

Understanding and preventing these 4 common mistakes most lifters make when they begin to regularly lift weights can help you reach your goals faster and make the gym a regular part of your every day life. Sticking to the basics and training consistently are the keys to achieving long-term results and will help you avoid the pitfalls of doing too much, too soon.

The Power of Raw Food

You don’t have to shut of your stove permanently if you’re trying to reap the benefts of raw foods. Instead, simply look for opportunities to work more raw foods into your diet. Mix berries into your oatmeal and raw almonds into your Greek yogurt. Use large leafy greens, like collards or Swiss chard for “sandwiches.” Raw salsas can gussy up chicken, and grated raw kohlrabi or zucchini makes a good base for meat sauce in lieu of starchy pasta. You can even elevate convenience items like frozen pizza by adding raw vegetables.

Build Sleeve-Splitting Arms

HOW IT WORKS The main way we know to build muscle is by lifting heavy weights , but we assume you’ve done enough of that already; and if your arms are still skinny, you need to try another method. One of these is focusing on the eccentric (lowering) portion of a rep, which causes more damage to the muscle (a necessary component of making it grow) and is associated with greater rebuilding of that muscle. Another is isometric holds—stopping at the hardest point in a rep’s range of motion. Finally, there’s volume: Lots of sets and reps have been shown to exhaust the muscles like nothing else and force them to grow. Hey, we can’t explain exactly why it works, but at least we know it does.

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Add Muscle, Subtract Fat: The Clean Bulk That Works

Worse, many bulks ignore good nutrition . “The biggest myth is that you can eat whatever you want when you’re bulking,” says Nate Miyaki, CSSN, CPT, fitness author and coach. Although you’ll gain weight and size with a loose diet, you’ll also get fat and compromise your health.

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.

Sweat: The Next Biofuel?

Of course, this sci-fi tech comes with a few caveats. It appears the fitter you are, the less power you are able to generate because you secrete less lactic acid. Also, the device is now only capable of producing four microWatts, just enough to power a small LED light.

Shredded Abs Without Ab Exercises

If your abs are nonexistent, but your diet is in order, the problem may be that you’re performing too many isolation exercises or relying too much on machines. If your body is always supported and locked into one position, your core doesn’t have to stabilize it. Try doing standing exercises and concentrate on classic strength-building moves like squats, dead-lifts, overhead presses, and bent-over rows. Your core is engaged in all these lifts to protect your spine, so you’re getting ab work while training other muscles—and you won’t get bored as with sit-ups.

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!

Get Jacked & Shredded With the Stronglifts 5X5 Program

With summer coming up, it’s the dream scenario for any guy who loves going to the gym. I'm talking about getting shredded and jacked all at the same time. But how do you best accomplish this goal? One of your best and safest bets is to go with the stronglifts 5x5 approach - a highly effective program used by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mentor Reg Park .

Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better

What the results do show, however, is that physical activity may be an important part of keeping children’s brains active and open to learning. Physical education class and recess may be just as important to doing well in school as time spent in a classroom. “We are hoping our work encourages more support of physically active lifestyles,” says Chaddock-Heyman. She and her colleagues are continuing their work with a five year trial in which children are randomly assigned to an aerobic fitness program or not, so their white matter changes and their academic performance can be tracked.


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Phil Heath's Competition Prep Nutrition Plan

Have you ever wondered what the competition diet of a 3X Mr. Olympia looks like? Look no further as brings you Phil "The Gift" Heath's nutrition plan, as he heads into the 2014 Olympia to defend his title!

The Ultimate Way To Grill Shrimp

3. Place the skewers on the clean, well-oiled grill grates and cook until the undersides are seared with grill marks, about 1 ½ minutes. Flip and brush the tops with the basting sauce. Grill until the opposite sides are seared, about 1 ½ minutes. Flip, brush the tops with the basting sauce, and sprinkle the shrimp on each skewer with 1 Tbsp of the breadcrumbs. Grill until the crumbs begin to brown, about 2 minutes. Flip the skewers, and repeat with the basting sauce and the remaining breadcrumbs. Grill, turning occasionally, until the crumbs are toasted and the shrimp are opaque, about 2 minutes more. 4. Transfer each skewer to a dinner plate. Sprinkle with oregano and serve hot with lemon quarters. Makes 4 servings.

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10 Must-Haves for Any Man's Medicine Cabinet

Still stocking the same bottle of Advil you took to college with you? Sounds like it’s time to hit the drugstore. Whether it’s a pounding headache, stuffy nose, or a nasty case of heartburn, the following OTC meds and first-aid essentials can make some of the most annoying ailments more bearable. Be sure to read the label on any OTC drug before taking it, as different brands will have their own product-specific instructions for dosing, extraneous warnings, and expiration dates.

7 Rules of Being a Great Workout Partner

Forget about the dumbbells , kettlebells , Olympic weightlifting platforms, pull-up bars, cross trainers and even your lucky deadlifting t-shirt. The most important piece of ‘equipment’ in the entire gym is that guy standing above you on the bench press, making sure you don’t decapitate yourself while going for a new PR. That’s right, a great workout partner can motivate you, keep you accountable, push you harder and keep you from killing yourself. But with great power comes great responsibility. Here are the key traits that make for a great workout partner.

Growth Surge

Some supplements, when taken in large doses for a short period, might be just the thing for blasting through that plateau. Combining the following ingredients at the prescribed doses for one full week could give your muscles everything they are asking for and then some. Instead of the usual beat-down tactics, you’re taking an alternative route to the same end by jacking up your power and energy while igniting your growth triggers. It’s an opportunity to get back on the path to huge, which isn’t such a stellar word for Scrabble players, but it is a kick-ass word for bodybuilders.

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.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Pectoral Perfection

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Pectoral Perfection

Save Your Joints

Intense training can cause significant strain on ligaments and tendons, leading to inflammation and degeneration. Manage pain and stay in the gym with our doctor’s advice.

3 Prehab Moves for Any Workout

Lying Dumbbell External Rotation Lie on your right side, supporting your head with your right hand. Hold a dumbbell with your left hand, keeping your left elbow bent 90 degrees. Hold dumbbell in front of stomach with left elbow at side. While keeping left elbow tight to side, rotate dumbbell upward until forearm becomes vertical. Pause. Return dumbbell to start. Do all reps then switch sides.

Skincare 101: The Perfect Shave

You’ve had a razor in your hand for years, but it never hurts to sharpen your skills. Consider these six tips the refresher course you need to get that super-close, irritation-free shave you’ve been striving for.

Foods That Prevent Hair Loss

Everyone loses hair each day, so there’s no need to freak out every time a few follicles trickle out. Hair is continuously growing, but, in turn, some strands reach their “old-age” and come out. Genetics, however, means some guys have fewer strands growing in to replace them. By the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some level of hair loss, according to the American Hair Loss Association. But have no fear—nutritional deficiencies can contribute to increased hair loss by weakening hair shafts that cause breakage and slow re-growth of new hairs. This can potentially be reversed with the right diet. Len Glassman, a certified health nutritionist, trainer and owner of the Personal Best Training Center , offers up the necessary nutrients that will keep the hairs on your head there longer. 9 Daily Habits That Make You Look Older>>>

NFL Fit: Training Tips from the Cincinnati Bengals

has gotten an inside look at how five NFL teams changed their game in preparation for the 2014 season. These hard-hitting stories will reveal what the players have been doing differently during this offseason compared to last year, in addition to providing workouts for you to try on your own. Check out what it really means to be NFL Fit with our exclusive preseason coverage.

Clock Watching

If your goal is to shorten your workout, do not sacrifice intensity for time. Make sure you get enough rest between sets. Intensity, after all, is the strength or power with which you resist the weight, and it has to be at or near its maximum for every set. Just as I never lollygag my way through a workout, neither am I concerned with rushing it. I don’t count seconds or minutes between sets, but I do rest just long enough to catch my breath so I can give a hearty effort on the next set. Now, I’ve reached a level of efficiency where I get an optimum workout in a very short amount of time.

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Five Hot Dogs That Aren't Too Hard on Your Body

Light a fire under the classic cookout staple with a host of healthy and tasty ingredient alternatives.

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5 Summer Cocktails for 150 Calories or Less

Green-tea ice cubes, ginger vodka, and other smart ways to build tasty, ab-friendly summer cocktails.

The Better-Skin Diet

Skincare is clutch, but the key to a healthy complexion starts with what’s on your plate. The right foods can improve skin’s appearance, prevent wrinkles, and protect against sun damage.

Eating for Muscle Mass: 8 Questions Answered

We had nutritional questions about putting on mass, and celebrity trainer Gunner Peterson had answers.

7 Things You Didn't Know Yoga Could Do for Your Body

If you practice yoga five days a week you’ll just turn into a Gumby doll, right? Eh, maybe. Though a regular yoga practice does increase flexibility and help strengthen and lengthen your muscles, there are some not so obvious benefits to getting your “om” on regularly. From better bowel movements to steamier sex, you might be surprised what a little time on the mat can do for you.

Layne Norton Live Q+A (Meet & Greet) - SFN EXPO

This is the hidden page for Layne Norton’s Scottish Closed Q+A Session. There are only 100 spaces available with 161 of you asking for first chance, so you need to book instantly to secure your place. This is a 2 hour personal meet and greet, photo opportunity with Layne, followed by an amazing Q+A session to take your training and nutrition to the next level! ADDED BONUS: You get a half price weekend ticket (optional) to the SFN Expo 2014 for booking your place, so you can see Layne’s follow up seminars at the show!

Why You Should Never Skip Legs!

Why You Should Never Skip Legs!

Get Shredded: 6-Week HIIT Starter's Guide

But as with any training methodology, progression is the key. Sprinting farther, faster or more often is ultimately what’s going to have you looking like an Olympian. This starter’s guide is a simple, effective way to introduce yourself to the benefits of sprinting over the next six weeks.

8 Ways to Get Stronger Than Ever

Break through strength plateaus and open up a whole new world of weightlifting with these eight ways to overload your lifts.

3 Mass Building Combos

1) WHEY PROTEIN, GLUTAMINE AND OATMEALWhey is a quickly digested protein source rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). Supplementing with BCAAs can help prevent the breakdown of muscle. A small protein/carb snack before training can promote a more anabolic hormonal environment. Since oatmeal is a good source of slowly digested carbs, it can counteract decreases in energy and glycogen levels. When combined with whey protein and a glutamine supplement, the carbs in the oatmeal can help you maintain muscle during training.

Healthy Recipes: 5 Muscle-Building Protein Goodies

Muffins make for a great on-the-go snack, but they're generally so calorie- and sugar-laden that their dietary pitfalls far outweigh their convenience. Thankfully, these muffins not only pack a substantial dose of protein but also sneak in some kale to provide a huge boost of vitamins and minerals to each muffin.

Cracking The Muscle Code by Adam Bornstein via Fitocracy

Most coaching and training programs on the market are based around unsubstantiated theories and dogma. Cracking The Muscle Code is the first program which puts all claims to the test to figure out what actually works when it comes to building muscle. At the end of the program we will crack that muscle code for you

10 Steps To Great Squatting Technique - Juggernaut Training Systems

As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first two parts of this series if you’re just tuning in: Part 1:  Setting up for a Huge Squat Part 2:  Dont Get Stapled – How to Make it Through Your Sticking Point   The squat, as with all the competitive lifts, requires great strength throughout […]

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