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6 Best Triceps Workouts For Men

You can put together a hundred different triceps routines by fine-tuning variables like exercise choice and order, rep ranges, intensity, volume, and rest periods. But rather than making you sit down to try and figure all of that out, I've done the work for you here with six straightforward and effective triceps workouts.

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As a father or two young children, I wouldn't be in favor of them competing in physique competitions, or any other competitions for that matter. While physique is one hell of an emotional, physiological, physical, and psychological risk for highly plastic brains and bodies for a magnitude of reasons, I believe kids should be kids and not be lead into highly competitive activities or sports just to keep up with the Jones's.

Training to Failure: 5 Questions You Need to Answer

Taking every set in your workout to complete exhaustion might be a big mistake. Training to failure can build muscle and strength, but only if done right.

Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry

When it comes to “go-to” meals, stir fry’s tend to be a staple option. They’re quick, loaded with protein and vegetables, easy to make, and always taste incredible. This recipe offers a little extra flavor in the form of a unique mix of ginger and sriracha. The combination will leave you pleasantly surprises. (Or if you don’t like either ingredient, simply remove them and the dish still tastes great.)

The Making of The 21-Day Shred and the Shred Series

I was 130-pounds when I graduated from high school. I was skinny—and I hated it. I would eat and lift, eat and lift, eat and lift until eventually I started gaining size. It took a while—years actually. I spent hours and hours reading about nutrition and different training programs. I tried everything in the gym. You name it, I tried it. Things started to click the more I stuck with it. The programming that I started doing was working, and the way I was eating helped me build muscle while staying incredibly lean at the same time. The more I grew, the more motivated and inspired I became. The 21-Day Shred and the SHRED SERIES are a product of those years of experimentation. The reading, the research, and the guessing and testing has already been done for you. All you need to do is deliver on the work.

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Assault Sport recreates the pre-workout category with an exaggerated focus on strength & performance to more adequately fuel the athlete within. Anchored with Creatine Monohydrate, Assault Sport works to replenish the phosphate bond lost due to intense exercise, restoring what was once Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) to re-energize and re-fuel your muscles allowing you to maintain your muscular endurance and increase overall energy expenditure.* Additionally, Creatine Monohydrate has the affinity for drawing excess water into the muscle cells, keeping your muscles hydrated, nourished, and full.* Alongside creatine monohydrate are Beta-Alanine and Betaine Anhydrous. Beta Alanine is known to buffer lactic acid that builds up as a result of strenuous exercise.* By reducing this build up, the body can combat muscle fatigue and extend your workout even longer.* Betaine Anhydrous can aid in improved protein synthesis.* Also featured in Assault Sport is the Muscle Fuel blend which contains L-Glycine, an amino acid, and precursor to creatine, which fights muscle degradation by boosting the body’s natural supply of creatine, as well as help deliver glucose to the muscle, and L-Taurine, which serves as the electrolyte regulator, ensuring a proper balance of electrolytes is delivered to the muscle.

7 Cutting Mistakes Even the Pros Make

Think you're a seasoned dieter? If you're making these errors, you have a lot to learn.

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10 Best Shoulder Exercises

Not all rankings are created equal. In sports, for instance, lists of “the best” are about as meaningless as they are pervasive. Best player of all time, best teams, best games, best catches, best Twitter rant … they’ve all been done before in magazine pages, argued by blowhards filling airtime on radio and TV and plastered across the Internet as click bait. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? In the end, it really doesn’t matter at all, does it? Think of it this way: Determining that Michael Jordan is better than LeBron James or that the 1927 New York Yankees were better than the 1998 Yankees, who were better than the 1939 Yankees — we know, we know, damn friggin’ Yankees — isn’t going to improve your life. At most, it may earn you a free beer from a buddy in a drunken bar bet. See Also 10 Best Biceps Exercises Not all such lists, however, are totally devoid of worth. Take the one you’re about to read, counting down the 10 best weight-training exercises to develop your shoulders. Even if you disagree with the final outcome or grumble over the order, in the end, you’re left with something very valuable: 10 proven ways to build bigger, denser, wider delts.

The 20 Worst Foods for Your Muscles

You’re working hard to get ripped. You've been hitting the gym, getting enough sleep—but if you don’t eat the right foods, you'll slow down your progress. You need to choose meals and snacks that will feed your muscles and fuel your body. A well-balanced diet—that will do just that—includes whole grains, fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and low fat dairy. Muscles also love branch chain amino acids (BCAA) which can be found in foods like lean meats, poultry, low fat dairy, and peanut butter. But what you should eat aside, there are also foods that can sabotage all your hard work—here are some of the worst 20.

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5 Rules for Building Bigger Triceps

The man who wants  bigger triceps  cannot live on pressdowns alone. Too often, we see guys in the gym—and maybe you're one of them—working his triceps to death at the cable pressdown station. Ten sets, 15 sets... whatever it takes to get them sore. But what the pressdown-happy masses don't seem to realize is that this exercise emphasizes the lateral (outer) head of the triceps. So if that's all you do, the other two heads of your tri's are going to be underdeveloped and you'll never get the kind of growth you're hoping for.

How to Get Abs

Most people think if you want to lose a lot of weight, you should cut out carbs. Newsflash: Veggies are carbs, too! In fact, it’s a bad plan to cut ‘em all out, even if your definition is narrowed to starches and grains. “Carbs are the body’s fuel,” Ziesmer says. “if you’re not eating enough, your body won’t have the energy to burn off fat, or to build the muscle to get those abs.” Not to mention, when people cut out entire food groups, they tend to undereat—which triggers starvation mode. In that case, “the body’s response is to burn muscle first because it wants to hold onto fat.” Ziesmer recommends designing your meals with lean protein (poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and beef or meat with “loin” in the name) and high-quality carbs such as veggies and whole grains, and focusing your carb intake surrounding your workouts when your body will need the energy most, both to get through the session and rebuild afterwards.

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Supplement Your Mass

We know why you’ve neglected to step it up – with so many different supplements on the market today, you don’t know what to take, when to take it or how much of it to take. Well, leave the planning to us. Here, we give you a supplement plan for gaining mass that starts simple and progresses steadily, brining you to a hardcore mass supplement program while building big time muscle along the way.

White Rice vs. Brown Rice

Rice is a classic bodybuilding food, but white and brown rice have different benefits. Both are great sources of carbs, but white rice causes more of an insulin spike due to its very low fiber and fat content. Brown rice also increases insulin release, but the fiber and fats help reduce this. Therefore, at times of the day when you aren’t training, the carbs from brown rice are much less likely to go to body-fat storage than those from white rice.

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IFBB Pro Flex Lewis presents 60 Seconds with Flex featuring Y3T founder/coach Neil Hill. Today's tip is the Leg Press. Focus on your form to get full contraction by keeping the tension on your thighs without locking out. READ MORE »

Sagittarius Horoscope for Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016 - Brilliant insights pop out of thin air while your nerves are stretched tight by practical issues. Taking center stage seems natural now that the hardworking Virgo Sun is shining in your 10th House of Career. Concentrating on immediate tasks while polishing your skills raises your status on the job, but a lack of focus could reduce your effectiveness. If you aspire to turn your life in a radical new direction, lay down a solid foundation with disciplined competence to create a future that aligns with your dreams.

The Top 30 Muscle-Building Foods

Eggs have been vilified for years as artery-clogging foods. But further research into the role of dietary cholesterol and heart disease shows that for most people, the two are not linked. Eggs have since returned to the spotlight as a health food, especially for building serious muscle. The cholesterol found in eggs yolks serves at the scaffolding for steroid hormones, and the ½ a gram of leucine in each egg is like throwing gasoline on your muscle-building fire.

The 10-Minute Belly-Off Workout

Set a timer for however long you have to workout—even if it’s just for 10 minutes. Do as many reps of each of the exercises you can, and make sure to count them. Stop a set when your form starts to break down, and rest for the time needed. Make sure you write down the total number of reps for the workout. Each of the times you repeat the workout with the same time period, try and do more total reps. Try to get the workout in four to six times per week.

The Single Best Workout You Can Do With Your Dog

He's your best friend—so why not train alongside him? Take Duke for a ramble with this simple technique.

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The 10 Best Bodybuilding Exercises You Can Do

With so many great exercises available to choose from, picking the ten best bodybuilding exercises is a tough (and somewhat subjective) task. If you could only pick ten exercises to do the rest of your training days, the following (in no particular order) would be the ones I would recommend to pack on more muscle for a strong, powerful, rock-solid physique.

Hide's Road to the 2016 Olympia - Part 1 Delts and Bis

8 weeks out from the Mr. Olympia, DaveMadMax catches up with Gaspari Nutrition athlete Hidetada Yamagishi for a killer shoulder and bicep workout. Hear him talk about what prep has been like, what LIFE in general has been like, and everything in between. Don't miss Part 1 of this awesome series!

The Functional Workout Routine

Because here's the reality: While very few of us will get paid to be a musclebound barbarian on camera, almost everyone will face the daily battles against heavy objects—toting carry-on luggage into the overhead bin, hefting a bag of dog food into the truck, or helping your buddy carry that overstuffed recliner up three flights of stairs to his new apartment.

Best CrossFit Workouts to Gain More Power

To build power, which is crucial for daily life activities as well as all sports, we need to build both strength and speed. The workouts below are set up to train for both elements and allow the appropriate rest time for both, with the strength work (requiring more rest between sets) performed separately from the high intensity plyometric work (requiring little to no rest between sets).

8 Power Fruits for Better Health

There’s something important you’re not doing—and you’re far from alone in your torpidity, because most Americans are every bit as lax as you are on this score. Too many guys aren’t filling the recommended half of their plates with fruit and vegetables, and if you’re part of this crowd it’s something you’ll need to address, because your diet is likely deficient in the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals your body needs for optimum health—and no, canned fruit and fruit juices don’t count.

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The Ultimate Triathlon Gear Guide

What's the best type of wetsuit for your tri and does the climate/water temperature differ between where you're training and competing? (Short answer: yes.) What are the most effective gadgets and accessories to keep your workouts on track so you're constantly improving but not overtraining? What clothing will keep you most comfortable transitioning from swim to bike to run? And how do you even begin to find the right bike?

How to Do 100 Pushups Straight

“Train three days a week. On Day 1, do 3–4 sets of weighted pushups for 12–15 reps. Day 2, bench-press for 3–4 sets of 8–10 reps. Day 3, do regular push-ups for 2–3 sets of 20–25 or more reps. Each week, increase the load on the first two days and increase the reps on the third. You’ll get there in a few weeks to a few months.” — Kevin Neeld, Director at Endeavor Sports Performance in Sewell, New Jersey

The 10 Best Exercises for Tennis Players

So before you hit the court—or start feeling the effects of tennis elbow, a product of tight shoulders—it’s important to open up your shoulders, as well as your hips, and improve the side-to-side movements so crucial for chasing down volleys and firing off accurate backhands. Try these ten movements to improve your game, and you'll be winning more sets and matches, too.

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Bad Shoulders or Low Testosterone?

Which format is better? First, consider that because people have such busy schedules today, they sometimes skip the last few exercises in their workouts. If structural balance is a major concern for you, perform these exercises first. To show you why, I’ll tell you about a woman I trained years ago who broke the world record in the bench press. Before she broke that record, I determined that weakness in the muscles that externally rotated her shoulders was affecting her strength. To correct this structural imbalance, I had her perform workouts in which she performed rotator cuff exercises before she bench pressed.

10 Exercises That Suck

DO THIS INSTEAD: The blast-strap push-up. Blast straps (available at ) are basically nylon leashes with metal handles that can loop around a chinup bar, tree limb, or practically any other apparatus and provide the means to do a limitless number of body-weight exercises. Using them to perform pushups forces each shoulder to stabilize itself, increasing muscle activation. Wear a weighted vest or rest your feet on an elevated surface, and you'll have an exercise that fries the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core.

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8 Things You Should Do Before Every Workout

A solid pre-workout routine begins long before you step into gym shorts or break a sweat. And like everything else, sloppy prep translates to sloppy execution. That can lead to uninspired training sessions or injury, both of which inhibit strength and muscle gains , or weight loss. So to help you craft a sound pre-training regimen, we asked Patrick Solano CSCS, strength and conditioning specialist at the UFC Gym in Torrance, California for his pre-workout necessities.

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.

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