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Sagittarius Horoscope for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Although the idea of less involvement with others sounds great today, you might find it challenging to retreat into your private world. Nevertheless, you have a specific list of chores to finish and you don't want to be distracted by everyone else. Thankfully, you can accomplish an amazing amount of work in a very short time if you concentrate on your goals. Mental Mercury's trine to ingenious Uranus in your 5th House of Creativity triggers so much innovative thinking that you will emerge the hero with time left over for rest and relaxation.

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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.

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Whey Or Casein For Muscle?

From my experience, it’s in one’s best interest to utilize a ratio of 70% cold-filtered whey protein isolate plus 20% micellar casein and 10% hydrolyzed whey peptides. Combining both fast- and slow-assimilating, high-quality protein sources provides the benefit of initial high blood amino acid levels and an insulinotropic response from whey protein isolate and hydrolyzed whey peptides, while the micellar casein sustains blood amino acid levels for up to six hours, which elicits an anticatabolic effect.

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Train Like a Boxer

To find your stance, start with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your feet standing on the same imaginary line. To get a good stagger, righties should move the left foot forward so that the heel is now touching that imaginary line, and shift the left foot back so the toe is on the line. (Lefties do the opposite.) Bring your weight into the balls of your feet and soften your knees. Bring your dominant fist up so you’re just touching the side of your chin with your index finger, and bring the nondominant fist up to about cheek height. Keep your elbows in close, touching your ribs. “If you let your elbows flare out, it leaves your body exposed,” Strout says. “Keeping your elbows tucked also increases the power of your punches.”

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Her Carnitine by NLA for Her at Bodybuilding.com - Lowest Prices on Her Carnitine!

Her Carnitine is our stimulant free weight loss and energy supplement.  When you supplement with Her Carnitine, your body will utilize long-chain fatty acids for energy by transferring them into the mitochondria which can be used at the cellular level for energy production.  Burning up and utilizing these free fatty acids for energy will expedite your fat loss goals, promoting a leaner and healthier body composition.  To increase results, we definitely recommend stacking Her Carnitine with other fat burners or fat burning ingredients.  The ideal fat burning combo is stacking Her Carnitine with Her CLA, Her Garcinia, and Shred Her.  This combo will increase the body's thermogenesis, help utilize free fatty acids and use them for energy, and rev your metabolism when training for long distance running and/or high intensity lifting.*

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Think outside the power rack. Build your scrawny quads. Try these squats: https://www.t-nation.com/training/tip-front-squat-on-the-smith-machine … pic.twitter.com/7MA1dT3Kxp

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Tip: The T-Boosting Capsule You Need to Take | T Nation

Basically, if you use forskolin to increase levels of cAMP, you end up mimicking the effects of mild calorie restriction and exercise, without actually reducing calories or even exercising, and it does this without making you all jumpy and sweaty-palmed like a lot of compounds that burn fat. Of course, if you add some actual exercise to the picture, you naturally get much more impressive results.

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As Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson begins his YouTube career, his good friend Lilly Singh AKA iisuperwomanii gives him a tour around the remote volcanic island where all of your favorite videos get made!...

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10 Superfoods That Will Make You Fat

While it's not easy to keep junk out of the house, making a concerted effort to keep it sparse will result in tremendous health benefits from weight loss and boosted energy to strengthened immunity and cancer prevention. But it’s not just the junk you have to watch out for. A pantry stocked full of heart healthy oils, fueling whole grains, and clean nut butters should pave the road to those toned muscles you’ve been pining after, but only if you practice portion control. 

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Why the 2016 Rio Olympic Gymnasts' Bodies are So Much More Muscular

You know you have to get in certain macros if you want to put on muscle. So do the guys on the 2016 Olympics team. “We’re paying more attention to what we’re eating—along with our training—that helps us increase muscle size as well,” confirms Dalton. But the guys in 1984? Not so much: “The only thing we ever worried about was what we were going to eat the night before the meet.  A lot of people wanted to eat a huge carb dinner just because that’s what we thought was supposed to help us. And where did we learn that? Just anecdotal evidence, people talking, it really was incredibly unsophisticated,” says Daggett. That’s not to say it was “bad” at all—that was just where the latest in science and high performance research was then. The 2016 guys are lucky in a sense, but just wait until 2048. We can only imagine what insane science will be available then to guide athletes in training and nutrition. It’s almost certain that what we’re doing now will seem quite unsophisticated as well.

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4 Moves for Bigger Traps

Building big traps is a necessity for a symmetrically sculpted upper torso, and most guys usually give these muscles attention at the end of their shoulder workout. But to really build some shirt stretching traps, you've got to isolate this area with a variety of exercises that target the upper, middle and lower section of these muscles.

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Fake Stories to Tell if you Actually Met your Girlfriend on a Dating App

It makes no sense, but meeting online is fine while meeting on Tinder will raise some eyebrows. But telling people you met on an online dating site—rather than an app—will let you tell the whole story (how her blurry selfies totally captivated you, how you texted her the nerdiest—and wittiest—pickup line in the history of the universe) without any of the hookup-app judgment. After all, more than one third of marriages begin online these days.

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Kai Greene on Twitter

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Joe D's Pre & Post-Workout Nutrition/Supplementation Recommendations - Official Website of Joe DeFranco & DeFranco’s Gym!

Joe starts this weeks podcast by sharing some bad news and some good news regarding #OperationRebuildJoeD. The rest of the show is dedicated to pre & post-workout nutrition/supplementation.

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Back To My Roots: Kettlebell & Bodyweight Workouts • Zach Even-Esh

Hey Zach, thanks for this post. It reminds me very much of Jason Ferruggia’s explanation about why he switches to body weight exercises for months. To quote him: “It’s perfect for guys who want to take 60-90 days off of heavy weights to let their joints heal up a bit, or for those of you who train at home with limited equipment. I personally always run at least four months of pure bodyweight training each year and highly recommend it to all my clients.” Glad to see two very big names think in a similar fashion about this.

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STRONG Life Ep 88: SPARTAN FIT with Joe DeSena • Zach Even-Esh

Spartan Fit is about the total package of physical, mental, and spiritual. I’m sure that when I read or listen to it, I’ll learn so much about the philosophy of making movement part of everyday life. That’s a tip that I can pass on to everyone: family, friends, co-workers. It’s about getting comfortable being uncomfortable, and resetting your frame of reference through hard-ass physical work so that the rest of your problems don’t seem as daunting anymore.

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Flexatron: Armed for Battle

Rhoden's biceps and triceps are the epitomy of balanced size & shape. Year by year his arms keep growing along with this career where he currently stands as a top contender for every major title in bodybuilding.  To build these guns, Rhoden trades off between triceps and biceps moves in a quick but deadly efficient 45-minute session. Here, he offers a blow-by-blow account of the action.

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The 8 Worst Things to Do After a Workout

In previous articles I have discussed some things you should not do before a workout , and during your actual workout. Now it's time to complete the “tale” by delving into some post-workout missteps that you should avoid at all costs.

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Poke Recipe Variations: How to Make Two Perfect Post-Workout Recovery Meals

Poke bowls are so popular in their home state of Hawaii that even liquor stores sell them fresh. But unless you’ve spent time in the Aloha State, you probably haven’t heard of them. That’s about to change. The term poke (POH-kay) means to section, slice, or cut. And that’s exactly what you’re getting with a poke bowl—a raw salad that combines tuna with fresh veggies and a bed of grains such as brown rice. Together, the bowl contains everything you want after a big workout: protein, fiber, and good fats—with hardly any calories. With poke spots popping up all over the country, we asked Drew Crane, co-founder of Wisefish Poké in NYC, for a quick tutorial on making our own.

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Five CrossFit-Inspired Workouts and Challenges to Test Your Limits

Let's put whatever workout routines you're following to the side right now—it's time for a challenge or break from the typical grind. These one-off workouts will test your muscular strength and endurance, and push you past pain thresholds. Sound a little too intense? That's OK. Take on each workout at your pace, focus on your form, and gradually make progress. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or workout-lunatic we're got a challenge to fit your abilities. And with the 2016 CrossFit Games in full swing this week—there's a little bit of added motivation to get you going.

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6 Moves for Stronger Knees

Get into a pushup position with a roller at the base of your ankles. Turn your toe in towards the midline of your body in order to expose the muscles of the shin and address them. Press your shins firmly down on the roller and gradually inch up towards your knee. You completely control the pressure in this movement. For more intensity really lay your body weight into the foam, for less ease back on the throttle. I like trying to move my foot up and down during the rolling and search for hot spots. 45 seconds to a minute on each leg should suffice and free up those important lower leg muscles.

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5 Alleged 'Synthol Freaks' Who Went Too Far

Synthol, a site enhancement oil (SEO), is a chemical that some "bodybuilders" use in order to make muscles appear enormous. It is composed of 85 percent oil, 7.5 percent benzyl alcohol, and 7.5 percent lidocane—which makes up 100% of the reason why you should never use the stuff. Synthol abuse can turn muscle into rock, potentially leading to amputations. Yet, some guys will do whatever it takes to achieve a monstrous look.

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The Best 45-Minute Chest Workout

Some studies have reported that a 45 minute workout is an ideal training format for growth and development. Typically, your body is in a building state after a 40-45 min. session. In other words, it is at it's strongest during that time. Any additional time added or infused into the program puts your body in what we call a "recovery mode" because of fatigue. Moreover, this is the phase when most injuries occur. (That's why we're creating a series of 45-minute workouts. Stay tuned for the best routines for back, legs, and more.) Eraldo Maglara is a National Stength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer. 

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Jay Cutler's 7 Tips for Building Huge Triceps

Jay Cutler's 7 Tips for Building Huge Triceps

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The Anatomy & Biomechanics of Developing Barnyard Shoulders

Poliquin™ Editorial Staff, "Tip 32: Count the Tempo of Your Exercises When Weight Training To Get Stronger", Life Style by Poliquin, 11/1/2012,  http://www.lifestylebypoliquin.com

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Summer Olympics 2016: What 17 Olympians Say About Training for Rio

The star athletes of the Olympic Games tell us about their intense training, their favorite workouts, and what it takes to win gold.

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Tip: 3 Rules for Lifters Who Love Coffee | T Nation

If you're a slow metabolizer and sensitive to caffeine, stop drinking coffee by noon. Even If you're a fast metabolizer, avoid coffee after 3 PM. Drinking coffee too late in the day can drive up cortisol levels. Remember, as the sun goes down so does your cortisol levels. Sunset is the signal for your body to start reducing the production of cortisol which allows for the production of melatonin, critical for sleep and recovery.

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7 Ways to Make Your Biceps Workout Harder

These tips and tweaks will have your guns growing again in no time.

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6 Things You Should Know About Creatine

The jury has been in on creatine for a while — it works. Here's what you should know about this muscle-building supplement.

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9 Ways to Cut Water Weight and Reveal Your Abs

There is good news though, you can naturally help your body get rid of that extra water so that you can reveal those hard-earned abs. Note: flushing excess water to reveal muscle definition will only work if you have a low body fat percentage. If you don't fall into that category just yet, work on getting there before you blame water weight for hindering your reveal. Check out these tips to help you showcase that six-pack.

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