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The deadlift is a technically challenging move to learn, but it has great carryover to everyday activity. Here are 6 common technique errors to avoid so you can lift from the ground like a pro!

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Music Mindset: Don't Wait For Tomorrow - Born Fitness

Want to change your mindset? You might be surprised how just a few words can change your fitness point of view and put you on a path to success.

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Sagittarius Horoscope for Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015 - All the promises in the world won't overcome your current self-doubt if you're stuck on a memory of a past failure. You may not have the luxury of engaging in a long, drawn out emotional process. Instead, acknowledge the inarguable facts and start from there. Be as realistic as possible about your goals, but don't stop believing in your dreams. Persistence is your secret weapon in your battle against the clock.

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Fighter Diet is proud to offer superlative excellence in customer service and support to our global customer base. Our product lines are perpetually expanding and we welcome your inquiries for improvement. We value your loyalty and thank you for your continued support.

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How Many Sets is Enough

The American College of Sports Medicine Journal in 2002 published “A Meta-analysis to Determine the Dose Response for Strength Development.” Looking at the results, in a number of different studies, scientists determined advanced trainees need to perform an average of four sets to make the same gains that a beginner could make with one set. A number of studies show that high-volume, multiple set protocols cause a much more favorable hormonal response contrasted to single set protocols. Recently, science has questioned the role of the acute hormonal response and its role in hypertrophy, but a 2010 meta-analysis entitled “Single vs. multiple set of resistance exercise for muscle hypertrophy” shows the superiority of multiple sets for hypertrophy, echoing the findings of “Quantitative analysis of single vs. multiple-set programs in resistance training.”

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Instant Muscle: Delt Developer

The front raise is the most popular exercise for the anterior part of the shoulder and the most frequently misused. Use a bench set to an incline to perform a stricter movement that forces the delts to work alone—without body English to swing the weight up.

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Arnold's 1974 Mr. Olympia Chest and Back Workout

Arnold Schwarzenegger cut the range of motion on his bench presses one-quarter of the way from lockout in order to keep tension on his pecs. On wide-grip pullups, however, he lowered his body until he felt a deep stretch in his lats, which activates them better. Arnold used this routine on Mondays and Thursdays.

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3 Reasons You're Not Ripped

But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do isolation exercises. Calf raises, concentration curls and dumbbell kickbacks will always have their place in bringing out the finer points of a physique, but they’re not what’s going to make you shredded. Compound (multi-joint) movements need to be the foundation of your program, since they’re the exercises that will build the most muscle, and hence keep your metabolism revving.

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T NATION on Twitter

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Do You Train Too Hard?

Overtraining happens; here's how to avoid it.

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Kaatsu! Japanese Tourniquet Training

Kaatsu! Japanese Tourniquet Training

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24 Laws Of Eating For Muscle - Bodybuilding.com

"I eat eight times a day," says Orlando fireman and Twinlab Muscle Militia captain Jason Wheat, a former defensive lineman in college football who now competes in powerlifting. "I split my macros into eight meals so I'm eating a meal about every 2.5 hours. I like to eat that often so I'm never hungry. When I get hungry or miss a meal, I tend to want to cheat, or overeat. If I do get hungry and need a snack, my go-to is either a tablespoon of peanut butter or a handful of almonds, which I would count against my macros for the next meal."

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Build Gorgeous Glutes With Ashley Hoffmann - Bodybuilding.com

Workouts that hit your glutes and hamstrings are difficult. Because you're going to be working so hard, it's important to nail your pre- and post-workout nutrition. "I like to have a pre-workout meal that's quick and easy to digest," says Hoffmann. "My favorite is a protein shake mixed with some oats and peanut butter."

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Creatine

Most of the studies performed on creatine indicate that supplementing with it significantly enhances athletic ability due to its ability to produce higher muscle force and power during short bouts of exercise. The subjects used in these studies have mixed athletic ability and training status, from relatively untrained novices to competitive college-level athletes. Some of the exercise performances that are improved include: various types of short-term, all-out cycling, sprinting, repeated jumping, swimming, soccer, kayaking, rowing, and of course weight-lifting, which was discussed above. The greatest improvements in athletic performance seem to be found during a series of repetitive high-power output exercise bouts. For example, following a short rest period (20–60 seconds) after a short sprint, speed may be increased on the second bout of sprinting. Athletic performance during these latter bouts of exercise can be increased by 5-20% with creatine over the placebo group. This means that athletes in sports such as football and soccer, in which continuous play typically lasts for only a few seconds, can expect a significant boost in performance from creatine.

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Bulk Up Without Lifting a Weight

For example, do the body weight squats at a good strong pace, setting your legs up to be explosive for the squat jumps. Fatigue should set in during these jumps, which is, of course, great for muscle building as you move forward with the workout. “Then finally, the iso hold is like the icing on the cake,” Nguyen says. “Because the muscle has nothing left already and I’m still asking it for more. So ultimately, it breaks more muscle cross fibers so that you get growth, and that’s the bulk part of it.”

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7 Cheap Sources of Healthy Protein

Looking for the best high-protein foods? The choices are easy—lean red meat, poultry, fish and soy are among your best bets. Throw cost consideration into the mix, however, and suddenly things become less obvious. A wild Alaskan salmon steak is not an everyday option for most guys. (Plus, would you rather spend your dough on things you can't get in a supermarket?) But, that doesn't mean you need to be in an upper tax bracket to get your daily protein fix. It just means you need to find less expensive protein sources to include as a regular part of your diet. We've put together a list of protein-packed sources that won't put you in the poor house. 

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4 MMA Total-Body Circuits

has the muscle endurance and stamina to go toe to toe for five five minute rounds and still have the ability to go that extra mile at the end of each round. They are the elite of the elite and if you’re looking for a way to burn fat and train like a fighter, or just simply look like one then look no more. We spoke to

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The Smart Way To Build A Fat-Loss Diet - Bodybuilding.com

Smart fat loss isn't about seeing what you can survive. Crash dieting is a recipe for burnout, metabolic adaptation, and even fat gain. Layne Norton and Sohee Lee have a better way to earn results that last!

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6 Perfect Post-Workout Meals

Eating quality food post-workout is crucial…you know, if you expect to make gains and stuff. The science on recovery is a little War-and-Peace-y in its complexity but you can boil it down to a few nutritional musts: in order to optimize your results, you need to replace the amino acids and glycogen lost during your workout.

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We Tried It: Coffee with 40 Times More Caffeine

Attention, java junkies: Dreams you didn't even know you had just came true. It turns out there's a red-headed scientist in California who's using professional-grade lab equipment to brew coffee that's 40 times stronger than your regular morning mud, and it's so damn smooth that you wouldn't dare taint it with cream and sugar.  

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Enter the Dragon

James “Flex” Lewis established himself as the best 212-and-under bodybuilder when he won the 212 Showdown at the 2012 Olympia Weekend. Since that win, Lewis has remained undefeated. While it takes a great physique to win a bodybuilding contest, it’s the mind behind the muscle that gets the body into the gym and onstage to do what it does. Here FLEX the magazine talks to Flex, the man, about the mindset and training methods that have taken him to the very top of his division.

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4-Week Fat Loss Lies - Born Fitness

You want abs in 4 weeks? Let's be honest, it's probably not going to happen. Here's how to see around fat loss lies and realistically transform your body.

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Ab Exercises That Can Cause Injury

Sure, we all covet abs that could grate cheese—but less so if getting them leaves your lower back in shreds, or your posture so crappy that no one can see the washboard beneath your hunched shoulders. And, if you really think about it, your spine is really only supported by those core muscles between your rib cage and your pelvis; bad training can set you up for all sorts of lumbar problems. For abs that are both functional and brag-worthy, best to reconsider these 6 moves.

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The 10 Worst Things You’re Doing for Your Muscles

But sometimes our habits in and out of the gym unknowingly can sabotage our hard work—or at least make us less efficient in producing the results we’re striving so hard to achieve. Here are the 10 worst things you’re doing for your muscles and what you can do instead.

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Are You Too Busy to Work Out? Me Too. - Born Fitness

"I'm too busy to work out," is the most common reason for not making it to the gym. Here's how you can work out, live, boost your fitness without stress, and still be healthy.

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The Best Upper Body Workout

DIRECTIONS  The first time you perform the workout, you’ll hit 25 reps for the main lifts by completing five sets of five, as shown. If you repeat the workout, perform six sets of four reps. In the next session, do eight sets of three. Do not perform this workout more than twice a week, and allow at least three days before repeating it. On each lift that you use the 25-rep rule for, spend the first three or four sets warming up so that only the last two are done with heavy weights.

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The Secret of Change - Born Fitness

Here’s some health advice you won’t see mentioned anywhere: most fitness and diet tips are limited. They are the fuel to living a better life, but they are not the engine. In other words, good nutrition and an effective exercise plan help and are necessary, but ultimately they are both just pieces of the puzzle. And without...

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Start Here - Zach Even-Esh

Zach's inspiration in training comes from the Golden Era of Bodybuilding & Days of Old School Strength. His mission is to help You kick ass & take names in Life AND Lifting without the hype, fancy fads or gimmicks. Zach's Commitment To Your Success Is Unmatched. He Knows What It's Like To Go From A Weakling To An Unstoppable BEAST In Charge Of His Life, Business & Destiny. Zach Made It Happen Through The Iron and Now it's Your Turn!

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Lolo Jones Says She Can Last A Minute Against Rousey

Jones does admit that she isn't much of a fighter, but she thinks she can make it to a minute against Rousey. Currently, Jones holds the world record in the 60 meter hurdles at 7.72 seconds, and she also competes with the U.S. Olympic bobsledding team -- allowing her to easily gain and drop weight for various events. Jones is usually 30 pounds heavier when she is bobsledding and not running.

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Your Diet and Exercise Plan Is Not Working. Here's Why. - Born Fitness

Here’s some health advice you won’t see mentioned anywhere: most fitness and diet tips are limited. They are the fuel to living a better life, but they are not the engine. In other words, good nutrition and an effective exercise plan help and are necessary, but ultimately they are both just pieces of the puzzle. And without...

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How to Get Big

There is no “simple” answer to your question, but that doesn’t mean getting big is overly complicated. If you’re a beginner, the best way to get started is with a basic routine like some regularly featured in FLEX. However, the long-term “secret” is to get to know your body: what exercises it does and does not respond to, and what training frequency suits you best. For instance, I always found that my biceps grew quicker with barbell curls rather than dumbbell curls.

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Eight 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 Straight-Up Chest Workout

Nothing fancy here. Just tried-and-true exercises in hypertrophy -- friendly rep ranges (8–12) and a press-flye superset finisher for good measure. “This combination of a multijoint and single-joint move will really force the muscles to respond,” says Ryno of the final two exercises in the workout. “The way I see it, great muscle symmetry is built around a nice, fully formed chest. That’s why I stuck to pure mass-gaining rep schemes and basic movements. You don’t need to get too clever to build bigger pecs. Hit your presses hard and balance that out with some isolation flye movements and you’re good to go.”

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The Freedym Show with Ryan Lee

It's an honor to be among the first to provide a rating and review for Ryan Lee's new podcast, The Freedym Show. I've been a fan of Ryan's work for a long time, but as soon as I learned of his decision to dedicate himself to the Freedym brand, I knew that something special was about to happen in the entrepreneural world. Yes, the show rocks as only Ryan can rock. Yes, the guests deliver value bombs left an right due to Ryan's superhero energy and ability to get the best out of people. But, this show is the right topic at the right time hosted by the right guy to provide a vehicle for millions of people who yearn for a leader to take them to the promise land of lifestyle freedym. Listen. Learn. Live the freedym lifestyle. Let Ryan take you to where you want to be. He's the right guy at the right time to show you the way while you have fun doing it. Go Ryan go!

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The Incredible Hulk Training Program

Take a look around the next time you’re walking down the street. You’ll notice a lot of dissatisfied men—men who feel they have a bit too much Bruce Banner in them and not enough Incredible Hulk (the size and strength of the Hulk, mind you, not all the rage and destructiveness). Afterward, take a look in the mirror. Are you one of these men? If so, you need a training protocol that will considerably enhance your muscular size, strength, and power—if not quite to Hulk proportions, then, at the very least, surpassing Banner’s.

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Cost Effective Nutrition for Bodybuilders

The good news is that you can get in enough protein, and it’s very affordable. First, though, FLEX needs to address a misconception you may have: You don’t grow exclusively from consuming protein—you need only about one gram per pound of body weight each day. Let’s go a little on the high side, though, and use your target weight: You should aim to get in about 180 grams of protein every day. What you really need to support muscle growth is the proper amount of quality calories. Follow these budget-friendly tips.

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6 Ways To Cheat Right

Let's face it; dieting isn't a whole lot of fun. But it's always nice to know that the glorious cheat day is just around the corner. That said, making the most of your cheat days as a means of helping you get leaner is a simple matter of making wise choices while you're (kind of) pigging out. With these tips, cheat days won't just be about eating your favorite foods, but getting learner too.

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How a Ripped Guy Works Out

There seems to be hundreds of different approaches to building muscle and losing fat through diet and/or exercise. And while getting shredded is certainly not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, there are a few universal eating and fitness rules that do apply to everyone, no matter what your goal. First, get your diet in check with these tips on  how to eat to get ripped . Then, follow these ground rules to speed up your results in the gym, too.

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From travel bags to shoes to clothes and accessories, America makes everything you need for an awesome Fourth of July (and beyond).

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Snuffing Out Body Weaknesses

No physique is perfectly balanced. Here’s how to identify and correct weaknesses.

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The 24-Year-Old Who Slashed His Body-Fat Percentage In Half! - Bodybuilding.com

I also started following the HodgeTwins on YouTube and got hooked. They have a great workout channel with tons of useful tips. I started following the Arnold Blueprint workout here as well. I tracked my calories obsessively, using macros from a calculator I found on Bodybuilding.com for cutting. Intermittent fasting combined with an idea called carb backloading, in which I eat almost all of my carbs later in the day, dramatically increased my weight loss.

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STRONG Life Ep 60: Cory Gregory on Mental Toughness, Dedication & Work Ethic - Zach Even-Esh

Zach's inspiration in training comes from the Golden Era of Bodybuilding & Days of Old School Strength. His mission is to help You kick ass & take names in Life AND Lifting without the hype, fancy fads or gimmicks. Zach's Commitment To Your Success Is Unmatched. He Knows What It's Like To Go From A Weakling To An Unstoppable BEAST In Charge Of His Life, Business & Destiny. Zach Made It Happen Through The Iron and Now it's Your Turn!

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SoulCycle and Planet Fitness To Go Public

Both SoulCycle and Planet Fitness will go public, hoping to expand their businesses drastically and cashing in on the expanding culture of fitness we’ve seen over the last five years. The high-end indoor cycling studio filed on Thursday, while the $2 billion franchise-model box gym chain has released plans to go public next week.

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HRT: Animal Hellraiser Trainer - Series Overview - Bodybuilding.com

Go through the 3 Hellraiser overviews below for complete details on HRT training, nutrition and supplementation. Watch the videos. Don't miss a step. To survive the halls of hell for 12 solid weeks, you need as much info as possible. Think you've got what it takes?

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