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Sagittarius Horoscope for Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Your mind is like the sea that has washed over the tide wall and your thoughts are breaking the molds of containment. Although it feels as if nothing can stop you now, your confidence borders on denial. It's a bad idea to disregard the laws of the road or the rules of engagement today. But you might feel even freer once you agree to color within the lines. Ironically, sometimes the right constraints grant you the independence you seek.

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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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Tri Prioritizing

You need to make your triceps training a priority in your workout program. You state that you hit your triceps after training chest and shoulders. Although matching triceps with chest and shoulders to create a “push” workout is good in theory, in practice it causes the last of the three pushing muscle groups — in this case, your triceps — to suffer. They’ve already taken a beating as secondary movers in all of your chest and shoulder exercises, so by the time you’re ready to focus on isolating the triceps muscles, they’re drained.

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4 Quick Tips To Naturally Boost Your Testosterone Levels

You may have heard so much about the importance of performing compound exercises for boosting testosterone levels naturally.   Following workout plans designed around the fundamental compound exercises such as the bench press, the squat and the deadlift is the ultimate way to accomplish this. Studies have shown that the more muscles under tension simultaneously, the more testosterone is released by the body. Although not as much as the compound movements, any type of resistance training has shown to help increase levels of natural testosterone in the body.

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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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The Best Moves for a Bigger Back: Part 1

Sumo deadlifts, conventional deadlifts , beyond the range (from a deficit), rack pulls - it doesn’t matter, just do them. The back not only works antagonistically to stabilize the torso (and spine) it works to lock out the weight to finish the movement. Deadlifts, by definition, are an exercise where you can move big weight .

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What Your Food Cravings Really Mean

Craving: fries What your body wants: fat If you are fancying fried food, chances are that your body needs some fat. Our bodies need fat to survive, so if you restrict it too much, you'll get cravings. Instead opt for fats that are good from you from oily fish, nuts, seeds or add some olive oil to your food. If you really have to have fries, oven baked sweet potato fries drizzled with olive oil are a good substitute for fries as they absorb less oil and you get additional nutrients from the yams.

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Flash Of Brilliance

He may be the fastest human to walk the earth, but competing in the Olympics is as much a mental feat as it is a physical one. Learn how "The Lightning Bolt" keeps his head in the game.

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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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Musclepharm Combat 100% Whey at Bodybuilding.com - Best Prices on Combat 100% Whey!

COMBAT 100% WHEY is a low-carb, high-protein, great-tasting protein supplement with minimal fat and low sodium that delivers fast digesting protein sources to build and maintain lean muscle mass. Combat 100% Whey combines two of the fastest digesting, most efficient, and cleanest protein sources available: Whey Protein Isolate and Whey protein Concentrate. Whey protein has the highest bioavailability among complete proteins (protein that contains a complete amino acid profile of all 9 essential amino acids) and also has the highest absorption rate among any other proteins. Whey protein isolate is a concentrated whey protein molecule “isolated” to remove any impurities such as fats, or sugars. This process, in turn, reduces the size of the molecule making it easier for the body to absorb and faster to digest. Additionally, Combat 100% Whey is low in sodium at only 65mg per serving. This can reduce the risk of excess water retention, further ensuring that the mass that you put on is the mass that you intended.

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Iron Abs, Healthy Spine | T Nation

If you struggle to engage the posterior chain to stabilize the pelvis, a great variation for the partial range of motion crunch is placing your legs on a weight bench in a 90-90 position. From this position, add a pad to the back to create the perfect position to gain muscle tension and recruitment, and to safely train the spine using a controllable and strategic flexion. It's best to get the hips flexed to over 45 degrees which helps the pelvis to stabilize more effectively.

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The Rock Previews His First Shoe with Under Armour

EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEAK: It's a good day in footwear. Big s/o to my boy @stephencurry30 for sending me pairs of the new #CurryLux's. Dope color ways in suede and leather. Droppin' Aug 13th! Aaaaand FINALLY.. what the world has been waiting for.. a lil' shoe we'll call #RocksFIYA for now, 'cause you'll chase your greatness in them by the only way we know how.. EARNING IT. Been training in these beasts for a year now so by the time they drop to you at the top of 2017 - you'll know I've given my blood and sweat in them and kept it 💯. And one more thing.. they're slightly aggressive. As alphas are.😉 Blood, sweat and respect. First two we give, last one we earn. #CurryLux #RocksFIYA #GoodDayInFootwear #UnderArmour #BloodSweatAndRespect

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The 5 Best Exercises for Women

Stepping into a gym can be intimidating when you’re not sure where to start.  It can seem even more daunting when you want to incorporate strength training and the weights sections of your gym are crowded with muscley guys who are grunting and throwing dumbbells on the ground. But building muscle has many healthy benefits, including helping you burn more fat and calories at rest, making you stronger for everyday activities, and possibly even preserving brain health.  Here, certified personal trainer Yami Mufdi shares the five best exercises for women. Incorporate them into your fitness routine and start seeing results in a few weeks!

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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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7 Reasons Guys Get Stuck With Skinny Legs

Don't just blame genetics—there might be a problem with your training routine that's preventing you from adding muscle to your wheels.

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What Is Elite in Powerlifting?

The second goal was to be number one or as high up as possible in the top 100 in my weight class. Things are a bit different today than in the past. We used to have the Powerlifting USA top 100; each month had a different weight class and the current standings for the top 100 in that class. When at Westside we would go to meets and most of us wouldn’t even collect trophies. We were there to post a total and to try to move up that top 100 list. Powerlifting USA is no longer in publication so the new source of current rank is Powerlifting Watch (I guess — to be honest, I couldn’t even tell you anymore). Also, back then there wasn’t a separation or distinction as there is today with raw versus gear. Powerlifting was powerlifting and you did what was needed to get stronger. The only separation between classes was open or drug-free, and even that separation didn't matter for the top 100. For the top 100, everyone was together.

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35 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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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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The 4 Toughest Push-Up and Pull-Up Workouts | T Nation

How to Do It: Get in a push-up position, lower yourself to the ground, and explode up with maximum force, clapping your hands before returning to terra firma. Pretend your hands are touching hot coals. Do the reps quickly, exploding back up into your next rep as soon as you reach the down position. If you can do 25 reps in a row with good form, you're a badass.

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Top Secrets From the Pros

This is the good stuff. These are the things that they do that you probably don’t do. We’ve assembled the 40 most unique training tips from 40 pro bodybuilders, champs who span more than a half-century, from first Mr. Olympia Larry Scott to fast-rising current superstars like Justin Compton. Though rarely performed or discussed, these exercises, techniques, and set-rep schemes helped grow a tremendous amount of contest-winning muscle, and they can be incorporated into your program to generate similar gains. There’s no need to hack into any networks. We’ve got the secrets.

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Yoke Your Traps for the Ultimate Upper-Body

As long as you're  training upper  traps for that Dwayne Johnsonesque, yoked-out look, it’s a good idea to hit the other two portions of the trapezius muscles as well: the middle and lower traps. Not so familiar with those? They’re part of the back musculature and are involved in most pullup, pulldown, and rowing movements, but zeroing in on them via isolation exercises promotes balanced development that enhances posture and reduces injury risk.

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Henry Cavill's 'Justice League' Workout Routine

Gone are the days when an actor playing Superman—“Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!”—could get away with stuffing his spandex suit with scrawny arms and flabby abs. Nowadays, movie superheroes have to appear powerful enough to actually perform those acts—well, as much as is humanly possible, anyway.

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10 Ways to Get Better Results in Half the Time

If you really want to maximize your time spent in the gym, you've gotta go back to basics. Seedman's first—and most important—tip is to master form, technique, and movement mechanics. "The better your form is, the more muscle stimulation you’ll create with each repetition of every set," he explains. Poor technique does the opposite. Lifting improperly not only increases your risk for injury, it minimizes the effectiveness of your training sessions. It's not exclusive to machines and free weights either. "I commonly see individuals perform pullups or chinups with faulty posture and incorrect shoulder mechanics, making the movement very ineffective for targeting their upper back," Seedman says. "They have to perform an almost-endless number of sets before achieving any significant stimulation in their back muscles." Ask a trainer in the gym (or a buddy who knows his stuff) to watch you while you perform a pullup. Correct any errors in your posture, grip, and execution. With proper technique, a few sets of pullups will be intense, for one, and more than enough to stimulate strength and size gains to the targeted muscles.

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Fat Loss: 5 Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | T Nation

Most men don't understand how much fat they actually need to lose in order to get lean. I'm not talking about "apartment complex pool shape" lean, I'm talking head-turning lean on a beach in the Caribbean. That's one of the biggest misconceptions guys have in regards to body image. They think they're more jacked than they are. And 20 pounds of fat loss later, they still aren't that lean. Sometimes 40 pounds later is what it takes.

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15 Easy Fish Recipes for Guys Who Can’t Cook

Think delicious and healthy fish dishes are relegated to a fine dining experience? Well you thought wrong! Fresh (and canned and frozen) fish is a snap to make no matter what your cooking skills may be. Preparing fish at home is a no brainer when you’re eating well and trying drop the flab and gain muscle. Not only is it low in fat and packed with protein, its also loaded with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D (an essential vitamin that many people are deficient in).

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Summer Olympics 2016: The 25 Fittest Olympians in Rio

These super-talented athletes are the top competitors in their sports—and they're all looking to bring home gold medals from Brazil.

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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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Weightlifting Shoes: The Best New Pairs for Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting

Whether you’re ready to step up your power cleans or you’re just looking for a way to squat big weight more comfortably, take a look at these proven and popular picks to wear at the gym.

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15 Exercises to Develop the Best Glutes in the Gym

How to do it: Lie on your back with your feet planted firmly on the floor with your knees bent. If you're just starting and using your bodyweight, reach your arms straight up over your chest and clasp your hands. If you're using dumbbells, place the weight (plate, kettlebell, dumbbell(s)—comfortably on your pelvis and hold it steady. To really activate your glutes, thrust your hips up toward the ceiling, driving with your legs, and dig your heels into the floor. Lower your hips until they're hovering right above the floor level, then repeat.  

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