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Sagittarius Horoscope for Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - Until quite recently you believed that your life was running on track, but you might start to question your direction when the Virgo New Moon Eclipse activates your 10th House of Career. It's challenging to have faith in your chosen path when your inner feelings don't seem to match up with your outer circumstances. But don't fret about the obstacles that prevent you from reaching your destination today. You may already be exactly where you're supposed to be without knowing it yet. Allow time for your head to catch up with your heart and for the universe to answer your prayers.

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.

Build Muscle Mass While Preventing Joint Damage

Bodybuilding is all about mass: building more muscle mass means lifting more mass in the gym. No bones about it, you must train heavy to get huge. Just take a look at the poundage hoisted by some of the sport’s biggest pros, such as Ronnie Coleman, Markus Rühl and Dorian Yates. These guys train hard and heavy and it shows. The irony of training with a lot of mass to put on muscle mass is that it has the opposite effect on joints. Lifting heavy weights actually reduces the mass of cartilage.

Build Big Shoulders Without Pain

Don't let achy shoulders ruin your upper body training. Try these seven exercises to painlessly build big shoulders.

Training Style: Volume Training

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Build a Better Six-Pack with Two Workouts Per Week

Build a Better Six-Pack with Two Workouts Per Week

8 Reasons Your Biceps Are Flat

Wondering why your arms won't grow? See what's missing from your diet and training regimen.

8 Ways to Build Shoulder Strength and Stability

Follow these tips to save your shoulders so you can keep going strong at the gym.

6 Worst Things You Can Do to Get Stronger

If greater strength is your primary goal, you'll want to avoid these strength-sucking pitfalls.

9 Foods That Will Kill Your Sex Drive

Has your sex drive gone M.I.A? What turns us off may very well start with what we’re eating — causing you to suffer from a low sex drive. As we age, the foods that we eat can have an impact on testosterone levels , which ultimately helps determine what’s going on below the belt. To ensure that your next romantic rendezvous won’t go soft, consider cleaning up your diet by tossing these foods to the wayside.

J.J. Watt Eats Almost 9,000 Calories A Day

Since that day back in February, Watt's calorie count has drastically increased between 6,000 to 9,000 calories a day, depending on his activity. Fifty slices of bacon, 20 chicken breasts, and 13 whole avocados, Watt was soon nearing 9,000 calories. Soon enough, cheat days came back into the picture, and brunch became a weekly food regimen. "Brunch is my favorite meal, had a massive potato pancake omelet. Then I had stuffed French toast with berries and stuff. The omelet is still pretty darn healthy. The stuffed French toast was the cheat meal, but that was delicious," says Watt.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Pectoral Pointers

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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.

The 5 Worst Things to Do if You Want to Build Stronger Legs

If you want strong legs , it goes without saying that you can’t skip leg day. But what if you hit legs religiously every week and you still can’t gain strength in the lower body? Here are five big mistakes people make when trying to achieve strong legs. Make sure you are not doing any of them.

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The Truth about Detoxes

Be wary of aggressive cleanses, since they come with risk factors of their own, Ring says. People with diabetes , hypertension, or other health conditions that require a regular consumption of food should not try an extreme cleanse, she says. And people on prescription medicine need to consult a doctor first. “We know what we eat impacts absorption and metabolism of medications,” Ring says. “For example, somebody on hypertension medications may experience a significant drop in blood pressure on a cleanse, leading to lightheadedness or cardiac concerns.” The scientific evidence supporting trendy cleanses is thin, she says. Charcoal, for example, is starting to appear in products labeled for detoxing, but there’s very little evidence it does a body good. While there is research to support the benefits of intermittent fasting for insulin sensitivity and cellular aging, the scientific jury is still out on more exotic cleanses. Charcoal isn’t unsafe in small doses—it’s used to treat poison and overdose patients in emergency rooms—but it also absorbs a lot of nutrients, meaning that a charcoal cleanse could result in a nutrient deficiency.

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Attack Your Abs Right With These Hardcore Core Exercises

Generally speaking, there are two common core-class styles: high-energy “washboard abs” versions, where the majority of time is spent on dynamic exercises like crunches, situps, leg lifts, and rotational exercises like Russian twists and woodchoppers; and more mellow, Pilates-style mat classes that focus on static holds like planks, Supermans, and glute bridges, but spice them up with focused pulses that work deep-down muscles. Neither is objectively better—both will work your abs to exhaustion and, if taught correctly, give you a solid workout—so finding the right one is more about preference.

The 8 Best Exercises for Blood Flow Restriction Training

Steve Michalik, a former Mr. America, once remarked that he’d eat grease from a crankcase if it would help him build muscle. We’d never ask you to go that far, but to take your gains to the next level, you have to be willing to try approaches that are unconventional, counterintuitive, and risk making you look funny in the gym. To that end, we propose you give blood flow restriction (BFR) training a shot. It entails tightly wrapping your limbs to reduce their blood supply while repping out with light weights. Sound scary? At least we’re not asking you to eat grease from a crankcase. (And, by the way, BFR is safe and works like a charm.)

2015 Olympia Live Webcast

For a bodybuilding enthusiast, there is no better place to be than alongside the thousands of fans who will fill the Orleans arena, cheering on your favorite Open & 212 Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, and Bikini athletes. If you can't make it to Vegas in person, you can still get it on all the action and not miss a beat, as delivers a live stream of the main events, brought to you exclusively by .

The 15 Most Basic Facts about Building Muscle

Getting stronger isn’t just about what takes place in the gym, though that’s a key component. How you tackle the rest of your day and night, including sleep, goes a long way to determining how or if you build muscle. Read on for the 15 most facts about muscle building from how to eat, train, live, and more.

How to Get a Kickass Combat Workout—Without Getting Your Ass Kicked

Any guy who’s ever watched professional boxing has wanted, at some point, to earn a boxer’s chiseled, powerful physique and test himself in the ring—until, that is, the punches started landing. But the only practical way to get that combination of full-body training—bottom-up strength, speed, agility and cardiovascular endurance—was to join a gym and commit yourself, Rocky -style, to a one-on-one trainer. But with the rising popularity of UFC and mixed martial arts, many black-belt-level gyms—boxing, mixed martial arts, Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai (a badass ancestor of kickboxing) places—have expanded their offerings to include programs for the average Joe looking to develop a fighter’s raw fitness. And most of your standard gyms offer basics classes such as kickboxing. Here’s how to get a kickass workout without getting your ass kicked.

The No-Situp Ab Workout

When you think of ab exercises , the first one that usually comes to mind is the situp. While the situp is OK when performed properly, there's other options that place less strain on the neck, spine, and lower back, especially for people who spend countless hours sitting or working at a computer. "Spinal flexion," which basically means you sit in a hunched crunched position for too long, is similar to a situp, and over time, can cause numerous problems including poor posture, pain, and decreased performance.

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Retro Athlete: Larry Scott

How the original Mr. Olympia built his celebrated biceps.

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4X Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler Trains Back

Jay Cutler takes you through his six favorite back exercises.

Five Foods to Eliminate from Breakfast

Whether you have time for a home-cooked breakfast or you're grabbing something on the go, you want to choose foods that keep your energy up and excess weight off. Here are five foods to eliminate from breakfast—and ban from your pantry altogether. 

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Keep Body Fat in Check with a 35-Gram High Protein Breakfast

Over a 12-week period, participants were instructed to report their feelings of hunger, and log their daily intake of foods and drinks. Their body weight and body composition were measured at the beginning and end of the study’s duration, and they each wore a device that measured their minute-to-minute glucose levels throughout the day.

Six Things People Get All Wrong About Abs

There are so many myths out there about abs so we decided to cut to the chase and dispel six of them for you. Change up your game with these tips, and in four weeks the other guys will still be doing crunches while you reap the benefits.

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9 Ways to Cure (And Prevent) Shin Splints

Shin splints—when left untreated—quickly become one of the worst running-related injuries that’ll hinder your workout. You can get them by increasing your running frequency, intensity, or duration. Plus, improper form or poorly-fitted shoes can also cause them to inflame. The effect? Lots of burning lower-leg pain that can cripple your workouts and keep you from racing. Learn how to prevent and treat shin splints, so you don’t go in to fall marathon season behind.

Get a Flat Belly With This Natural Pre-Workout Energy Booster | Eat This Not That

While that’s not yet a reality, researchers now say that such a drink does in fact exist for your workouts. Simply downing a few cups of coffee before you lace up your kicks can help you get more out of your workout by boosting your motivation, according to a recent Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness study. To come to this finding, a group of Brazilian researchers asked 14 men to exercise with and without caffeine. On caffeinated days, the study participants were given about 5 milligrams of the energy booster per kilogram of body weight—which, for a 150-pound person is about two or three cups of java. An hour later, the men were asked to rate their exercise readiness and perform three sets of bench presses and leg presses until failure. On caffeinated days, the men were able to complete more reps of both exercises and reported feeling more prepared to hit the weights than on caffeine-free days.

5 Killer Moves for Shredded Obliques

Even if you are not at a body fat level where your obliques look good, you still need to train them. The oblique family plays a major role in many different movement patterns and is an essential part of the core. These muscles need to be trained both for function and for show.

Are you Ready for Some NFL Cheerleaders!

Another season of football is almost upon us. As usual, stars will be made, reputations will be forged and controversies will be aplenty. No matter what happens, for the majority of teams in the league, a squad of cheerleaders will be on the sidelines to help push their players to victory. Check out some of the finest cheerleaders in the NFL.

Michelle Lewin Shows Off Her Hard Work

Michelle Lewin is one of our favorite athletes, and she has been working hard in the gym this summer and looking like a million dollars on the beach. Check out this gallery and links to the some of the workouts that have her in such killer shape.

5 Oral Sex Misconceptions Women Hate

Correction: Read Her Body Language  You’re reluctant to ask her point blank what she wants, and she’s just as unwilling to tell you what she needs. So, you need to prove every woman wrong and show her you’re paying attention by being alert to her body language. Namely, pay attention to any pressure from her hands. “If she’s holding your head, and pulling you closer, it means ‘tongue me deeper,’ Cox says. “Pushing your head away means you’re being too rough; slow everything down, relax the pressure and simply lick gently.” How to tell if you’re hitting the sweet spot? “If she’s holding you firmly but seems relaxed, you’ve got it right,” Cox adds. 

5 Everyday Benefits of Stronger Abs

“Exercises that cause you to stabilize teach your body how to react in sports performance or life situations where you need it–running, jumping, and any other situation that requries a quick reaction,” says Hinds. “Crunches or situps, although they make muscles burn, aren’t going to help athletic performance because the body isn’t put in an unstable environment where the upper and lower abs are engaged together.”

The Best Workout Ever, According to Science

It seems like every other week there’s a new study touting the best way to work out. And, really, how you do it depends a lot on your goal—someone looking to gain muscle mass may hit the gym differently than someone training for a triathlon. A few specific trends have emerged in recent years regarding working out for general fitness, and more specifically how to elicit the optimal metabolic response—that “afterburn” effect of continued calorie consumption for up to 48 hours after a session—e.g., the biggest bang for your effort and time. What the studies have in common: taking a circuit approach to resistance training, using heavy-but-manageable loads, alternately working multiple muscle groups, and rotating through the exercises with little or no rest in between.

21 Foods You Should Never Be Without

Eating the right foods to feed  your muscles and fuel your physical endeavors can be compared to an expert-level Sudoku puzzle: confusing and frustrating, and you don’t want to meet the guy who’s good at it. In reality, designing a meal plan that’ll help you achieve your fitness goals is as simple as buying these 21 foods and constantly replenishing them. These choices are heavy on antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats , protein, and slow-burning carbs; and light on chemicals, empty calories, sugar, and trans fats. Bottom line: If you were stuck on a desert island with these foods and a barbell, you’d hit all your training goals.

Try This 2-Minute Fix to Boost Your Fitness at the Office

To remember your healthy hourly stroll (you may want to give your boss a heads-up first, lest he/she read some intrigue into your wanderings), set an app or timer and get creative to form some new habits. For example: Instead of drinking water out of a huge bottle at your desk, use a small glass and refill it often; take the long (as in, opposite) route to the copier; get coffee from across the street, not the kitchen; walk downstairs and back; and use the restroom at the far end of your work area.

Living the Lean Lifestyle

Getting in shape is hard. But once you get there, maintaining your fit body isn't all that much easier. Keeping up a strong and shredded physique involves more than intense workouts and a commitment to eating right. It’s a round-the-clock mindset of living lean.

Behind the Scenes: Miles Teller's October 2015 Cover Shoot

Miles Teller is the consummate chameleon: Whether he's in an Oscar-worthy crowd-pleaser ( Whiplash ), big-budget blockbuster ( Divergent, Fantastic Four ), or physically demanding biopic (the upcoming Bleed for This ), he hits it out of the park. At his baseball-themed cover shoot, Miles talks about his transformation to play boxer Vinny Paz, his personal style, and the most game-changing advice he's ever gotten, courtesy of his dad.

Best and Worst Beers for Weight Loss | Eat This Not That

And therein lies the rub. If you can limit yourself to one or two a day, then you can get the health benefits without too many extra calories—if you choose wisely. Here's a rundown of what, exactly, you're really getting each time you reach for a cold one.

Miles Teller: The Superstar Who's Officially in the Zone

How the boyish standout in last year’s little indie that could, "Whiplash," whipped himself into leading-man form—first as a superhero, then as a shredded pugilist.

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