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Dexter Jackson Delt Workout 2 Weeks Out | Mr. Olympia 2015

2008 Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson trains Shoulders with Charles Glass at Gold's Gym Venice, 2 weeks out from the 2015 Mr. Olympia contest.

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Build A Back Like Arnold's

Instead of locking himself into a cut-and-dry scheme of 4-5 sets of 8-10 reps, Arnold would instead pick a number – say 50 or 60 – and complete as many sets to failure as it took to reach that number. Usually, this meant starting off with a set of 10-12 quality reps, with the numbers quickly falling off after that. By his last set, it wasn’t uncommon to be trembling through 4-5 reps. But that didn’t matter. What did matter was that he put in the work it took to get his lats growing.

Sagittarius Horoscope for Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - Your current exuberance is off the charts; you see unobstructed horizons every which way you look. It feels as if nothing can stop you now. However, your exhilaration is a mixed blessing because you may be so confident that you don't pay attention to the obvious clues. You might even believe that the rules of the road are made for everyone except you. Instead of courting disaster through denial, improve your game by embracing self-imposed limitations. Judicious use of the brakes ensures a safe journey.


It’s easy to see how much progress your child is making with the Progress Tracker. In addition to the display of total number of learning activities completed in each category (books, songs, puzzles, games, and art), there are easy-to-read graphs that show progress both by academic level and by curriculum subject.

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9.   Build with basics. Afer his stunning second to Coleman at the 2001 Mr. Olympia, it seemed inevitable Cutler would soon have a Sandow on his mantel. He sat out the 2002 Mr. O when an undersized Coleman looked especially vulnerable. Then came 2003, when a nearly 300-pound Ronnie Coleman shocked the bodybuilding world. Cutler was second again, but the gap between him and first had widened. In the aftermath, Cutler, who had been relying increasingly on machines andcables to refine what he assumed was enough size, went back to the basics. He knew he had to pack on pounds to hang with Ronnie, so he trained Ronnie-style: deadlifts, barbell rows, T-bar rows, barbell bench presses. Free-weight basics formed the core of his routines in 2004 and have remained there ever since.

The 30 Best Abs Exercises of All Time

Regardless of where you fit on that spectrum, effectively training the core comes down to the three planes of motion: frontal, sagittal, and transerve. Hitting all three with different exercises in a circuit keeps your workout intensity high, maximizes your progress toward sculpted abs, and can even lead to greater fat loss .

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The 5 Best Deadlift Variations

Choose the deadlift(s) that work best for you and start building full-body strength.

6 Reasons Your Bench Press Sucks

Fair or not, the bench press has become the yardstick of lifting prowess for gym rats nationwide, and if you want to become top dog at your local gym, you'll have to press respectable numbers. If your bench hasn’t improved since Vanilla Ice last hit the airwaves, it's time to make some changes.

10 Power Foods for Size & Strength

When it comes to the infinite number of foods that you can put in your body, there are good foods and there are bad foods. Clearly, you know to avoid the bad foods whenever possible, but when it comes to choosing the very best foods for your physique goals, that's an even harder decision. FLEX is here to make it easier for you to find the best of the best--we call them Power Foods.

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.

Surprising High-Protein Foods for Weight Loss | Eat This Not That

Dubbed the next big thing in grains, teff has some calling it “the new quinoa,” and Lisa Moskovitz, RD, says that label is well deserved. “It’s a more complete amino acid-packed protein than quinoa itself,” she says. “That makes it great for anyone who wants to keep calories low and protein high.” Moskovitz says the health benefits don’t stop there. Teff is “also a good source of fiber, in addition to containing 30 percent of your daily value of blood-pumping iron.” All that fiber and protein add up to one key element in your slim-down efforts: appetite control.

Anytime Gains

HYPOTHESIS: Research confirms that our muscle strength is lowest in the morning and greatest in the late afternoon (5 PM - 7 PM). So if you consistently train in the late afternoon, you should be able to get bigger and stronger than if you consistently train in the morning.

28 Days to Lean Meal Plan

You'’re training hard every day with your program, going heavy on the weights and sweating up a storm with cardio. Newsflash: While that'’s critical to your ultimate success, that'’s just not enough for you to lose the fat you want to.To reach your get-lean goal, you must also follow a get-lean diet. Why? Even if you work out hard for an hour every day, that still leaves 23 more hours for you to wreck all your hard work in the gym with just one slip-up: a measly handful of chips, a beer with the guys or a burger at lunch. Diet is a huge, so to speak, part of the fat-loss equation. It's the backbone of your entire plan, the foundation of a hard body.Bodybuilding nutrition consultant Jim Juge says nutrition determines your success or failure, plain and simple. "The diet is 65% of what you need to get in shape,"” he says. Juge would know, as he'’s helped countless dedicated people reach their goals, from achieving their best body ever to placing first in bodybuilding competitions.You've got 28 days to get to your goal, so we've recruited Juge to help you every step of the way. He'’s adapted a traditional bodybuilding competitor's diet for a non-competitor (that means you!) who wants to look his best, shedding as much fat as possible in a very short time.

How to Build the Perfect Program

Don’t try to guess the best moves. Use this guide to prioritize your training and build strength, size & muscle.

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Intensity Amplifier: Bicep Blast

When you head into the gym, the box, the track or wherever it is that you choose to work out, you've probably got a plan written out, it's on an app or it's mapped out in your head. You've got everything covered from start to finish, except for the intensity. Sure, your intensity can be written and be prepared for, but when it truly shows is when you set the workout log to the side and get to work.

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.

Extra Strength for Your Biceps

You know the adage: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. When you aim to improve your physique, you don’t use the same approach day after day; instead, you diversify, incorporating several different movements, angles and loads. And when something stops working for you in the gym, common sense dictates that it’s time for a change. Yet there are some who play to the adage, repeating the failed workouts of yesteryear in hopes that this time will be different. One of the joys of lifting weights is that you have hundreds of options at your disposal, and there may be no greater ally than dumbbells in the quest for a better body.

Six Bodyweight Workouts That Actually Build Muscle

Pack on muscle to your frame with these low-impact routines.

The Big 25

Add the farmer’s walk to your cardio regimen. Hold moderate to heavy dumbbells at your sides with your abs pulled and take long strides, walking until you can no longer grip the dumbbells. Rest 90 seconds each time you fail and then go again, striding for 10-20 minutes total. This gives you the calorie burning of cardio while increasing your grip and core strength.

The 20 Fittest Foods

We not only tell you which foods made the list, but how much of each you should eat on a weekly basis. So read on to see how you can make your diet more fit.

Ashley Hoffmann's Fall Muscle-Building Guide! -

Building muscle requires more calories than maintenance mode. However, dramatically increasing your calories in one fell swoop may cause some undesired gains. "If you've been staying lean through the summer, you were probably on a fairly low-calorie diet," says Hoffmann. "For fall, start adding calories slowly so you can pack on muscle and avoid gaining fat. Give your body time to adjust to your new goal—there's no need to go from zero to sixty overnight."

The 7% Body-Fat Diet

If you’re already working out and in decent shape, you’re probably halfway to 7% body fat—hovering at around 15%. We’re going to take you through the other half of the journey. (If your body fat is currently higher, that’s Ok. We can’t promise you’ll get to 7% in eight weeks, but you may cut your number in half.) The strategy is to gradually increase your  weight training  and cardio while cutting calories and carbs. The last few weeks will be challenging, but remind yourself that it’s only for a short time. Follow the meal plan we’ve outlined for all eight weeks. We’ve given you parameters for your workouts, but the specific exercises, sets, and reps are up to you. Since nutrition is the most important aspect of getting lean, you need to hit the macronutrient numbers we’ve listed. You can adjust the meals you eat a bit to suit your palate, but try to replicate the numbers as best you can. To help make your diet more enjoyable, we’ve provided recipes for three delicious meals that won’t derail your progress.

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10 Adventurous Sex Moves You've Never Tried

Why settle for a good romp when you can have a great one? From an unexpected guaranteed-to-get-her-off position to a new way to use that pull-up bar, we’ve got the expert-approved tricks that will convince her you’re a certified sex god.

Believe It or Not, Cardio Builds Muscle

If you avoid cardio because you think it may negate or slow your  muscle gains , think again: According to a new review of 14 studies, aerobic training like running, walking, and cycling not only doesn’t diminish leg muscle mass—it actually increases it. In several of the studies reviewed, both younger and older men who did about 45 minutes of cardio  four days a week at 80% max heart rate increased leg muscle size by 5% and 6%, respectively. “Aerobic exercise, if done properly, can lead to as much muscle growth as you’d expect with resistance exercise,” says study author Matthew Harber, Ph.D. “Intensity is more important than duration, so if the goal’s growth, work up to 80% of your max heart rate.”

The Butcher

Today you will train hamstrings and calves.  Among hardcore trainers and rows of underused equipment, you’ll do 15 sets for hamstrings and nine for calves while being observed by an inquiring FLEX scribe and a tireless FLEX photographer. You live for this. You are Jay Cutler.

5 Ways to Deal With Anxiety and Stress

2. Move your body.  There’s not much that ails you that exercise won’t help fix, and anxiety is no exception. “You can break the pattern of circular thoughts by exercising regularly to remove yourself from that place of worry and release endorphins,” says Smith. “It doesn’t work for everybody, but for many people just going for a hard run will help you feel really different.” Scientists say physical activity may improve mental health by helping the brain cope better with stress. It also has a preventative effect: People who get regular vigorous exercise are 25 percent less likely to develop an anxiety disorder over the next five years, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America .   If you need new incentive to get out and move, visit to find a group of likeminded runners, cyclists, or other sports enthusiasts to go play with.

6 Muscle-Building Exercises You Can’t Do Wrong

Bad technique also goes beyond injuries: it kills performance. You’ll never lift the weight you can truly lift, and you’ll shortchange your muscle growth. You’ll use the wrong muscles, worsen your posture, and never achieve great results.

Eat to Beat Stress: 10 Foods That Reduce Anxiety

Here's some good news to keep in mind the next time you're stressed out: Eating may be a stay-calm trick. We're not talking about stuffing yourself with your typical go-to comfort food, such as mac and cheese or French fries, because that will only leave you feeling guilty and even more anxious. Instead, feed your face with one (or more) of these 10 superfoods to feel at ease fast.

The 20 Fittest NFL Players of 2015

These guys aren't just top gridiron talent—they're the strongest, fastest, and nastiest beasts in football.

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“I tend to train my arms pretty quickly. I don’t rest much between sets — maybe 30-60 seconds. This is because biceps and triceps are smaller muscle groups that don’t tax the heart a lot. So there’s really no reason to rest, other than to regain enough strength to perform the next set. A minute is more than enough time to accomplish that.”

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Good guesses, but wrong for our purposes on both counts. In fact, these are both scientifically tested training methods that you can use to tune up your pursuit of more strength and size - no driver's license or college degree necessary. They both center on pyramiding, a technique used by lifters for generations, which involves going up or down in weight from set to set.  Simple enough, but DeLorme and Oxford fast-forward the concept into modern day, getting specific and squeezing more benefits out of pyramiding for you in the process.

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The 9 Most Basic Facts About Losing Love Handles and Belly Fat

Unlike women, who tend to distribute extra pounds all over, men hoard all of theirs in one spot: the belly, producing unattractive love handles and the potential for cardiovascular disease and other health ailments. Unfortunately, getting rid of love handles and belly fat isn’t as easy as it is to get them in the first place. It takes a concerted effort around the clock, not just during a one-hour daily workout. But, there is some good news: a lot of small lifestyle changes can make those love handles disappear—if you recognize the facts of the matter. The Fat Guy's Guide to Losing Weight >>> Pete Williams is a NASM certified personal trainer and the author or co-author of a number of books on performance and training.

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Injury Chronicles: 3 Tips for Recovery & Strength Training

Although I felt confident of my self-diagnosis, I took my own advice and went to the doctor, where he performed simple range-of-motion tests similar to what my physical therapist friends and I had done. We landed on the same conclusion: it was a minor pec tear, but there was nothing minor about that to me. Like you, I’m not the average person who doesn’t care about whether I can perform at a high level. I explained to the doctor that I was a performance coach and that lifting is a major part of my life. Although it seemed I had solid strength and very good range of motion, I wanted an MRI.

John Cena Shows Some Love for Olympic Lifter C.J. Cummings

You've got to be one talented individual to impress the likes of WWE Superstar, John Cena , and that's exactly what C.J. Cummings is -- talented! Some have gone as far to call the15-year-old prodigy, "The Michael Jordan of Olympic Weightlifting." Many in the know see him as America's next great weightlifter who will put the United States weightlifting program back on the map after its 30-year drought in the world games. A heavy load to carry for sure, but one that C.J. Cummings has proven worthy of handling.

Protein Cauliflower Cheese Bake -

Sure, cheese has protein, but when it comes to fueling your gains, more is better. Add some extra pow to your diet with this delicious, protein-rich cheese bake!

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Getting to Work: Joe Manganiello's Fitness Evolution

I kind of had a foot in both of those worlds, and I think it gave me perspective on things. But I think that weirdness or those split-personality traits were what made Arnold Schwarzenegger so interesting to me. Because you had this guy who was built the way that heroes are supposed to be built. He came straight out of one of those comic books that I read. But when I read things about his life or saw him interviewed, as funny as he was being, as tongue-in-cheek as he was, you could tell that he was a very intelligent, book-smart person. And I came to find out that he’s a big chess player as well. So I think that those odd characteristics or the lack of wanting to be restricted into one group or another—just being yourself, being an individual—is what formed the basis of my friendship with him when we met on the set of Sabotage [the 2014 movie].

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Sexy Supermodel: Samantha Hoopes

SH: I have never been good at school, and not because I’m not smart or anything. I just really do not care to waste my time in a class [where] I’ll learn something and then forget it in a year. I just don’t like to waste time like that. I always knew I was going to do something else. I always told myself I wanted to be a GUESS model, and every night before I went to bed I would “put it out there.” I was definitely a party girl in school—I seriously wasted my parents’ money at Penn State. It just got to a point where I wasn’t going to graduate anytime soon, so I decided to drop out and pursue my modeling career. The whole experience has been crazy. Every day is a new challenge. I’m just winging it...and it seems to be working.

15 Easy-to-Follow Tips for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating

Instead of giving you an unrealistic and cookie-cutter meal plan to follow, we’ve put together a list of apps that can make your nutrition portion of your 60 Day Revolution a breeze. From setting goals to calculating your calories and macros, from planning your meals to create your shopping lists, from healthy choices when eating out and journaling your progress, these apps have you covered. Remember, the program is for 60 days, but what you will learn will last a lifetime.

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy | Eat This Not That

Good for: Muscle recovery It's true: Spinach is muscle fuel. But not because it instantly turns you lean and sexy. Researchers from Rutgers University found that a compound in the leafy green increases protein synthesis by 120 percent, helping your muscle tissue to repair itself faster after you work out. The problem, however, is that you'd have to eat Popeye-sized quantities to experiences dramatic results (we're talking almost 2 pounds of the iron-packed veggies a day). The good news is that spinach isn't the only option when it comes to foods that will help you lose weight and feel better than ever—even when you're not exercising.


Eat nuts for better body composition and optimal health. A review in the journal Nutrition shows that people who eat nuts regularly are less likely to be overweight, and they have less chance of gaining fat over time.

4 Triceps Boosters To Increase Your Max Bench

Set up the bar in a squat rack so that it is a few feet off the ground. Lie down on the ground, under the bar so that your eyes are directly under the bar. Grip the bar with the same grip-width that you use on the bench press. Unrack it and lower it towards your chest. Your upper arms will make contact with the floor before the bar reaches your chest. From this position, press the bar up and repeat. Don’t bounce your arms off the ground — control it down and explode the weight upward. Also, keep the movements as close to how you bench press as possible (i.e., still try to lower the bar to the same point on your chest). You can also expect to move more weight here since you’re pressing through a shorter range of motion and because your triceps are closer to full extension. This move is most valuable for improving bench press lockout.

Steve Kuclo's Road to the Olympia

Come behind the scenes with The Kingsnake as he preps for the 2015 Olympia.

5 Must-Have Summer Fitness Gear Items

This bike is featherweight, lightning fast, and tough enough to take on rough terrain (and city potholes). Best of all, it folds up superfast, so you can easily carry it into your building or stow it in your trunk. The 20-inch Kinetix Pro X wheels, 10 speeds, and adjustable stem and seat mean you can even take the bike on long distances without sacrificing comfort. ($1,950, )

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