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Strength Coach GREATNESS | AJ Roberts • Zach Even-Esh

In STRONG Life Podcast Episode 93, AJ Roberts and I discuss how Strength Coaches can achieve all around Success. AJ is a close friend of mine who is also a former world record holder Powerlifter from Westside Barbell. His experiences span from setting world records as a Powerlifter to being the brain behind multi million …

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The god of thunder adjusts to civilian life before 'Ragnarok' hits.

This Average Joe Got Jacked

Years of yo-yo dieting left Joe feeling defeated. It wasn't until he hit the weights that he understood the true definition of flexible dieting.

The Most Incredible College Football Plays of the Millennium

These players dropped jaws—both fans' and opponents'—with their amazing feats on the field.

Kevin Levrone 2 Weeks Out from the Olympia - The Last Rep

In episode 17 of The Last Rep with Bob Cicherillo, bodybuilding legend Kevin Levrone updates everyone on his Mr. Olympia prep. Hear how he is progressing at the age of 52, what he is doing this for, how he feels with his regained size & more!

Jay Cutler & Flex Wheeler - Olympia Q&A Part 2 - Mr. Olympia 2016

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Countdown to the 2016 Olympia: Flex Lewis

Since Coach @neil_yoda_hill1 let the cat out the bag on his IG here are photos taken last week at 4wks out I will post them on mine since they already circulating the socials! Follow the snapchat: Flex-Lewis - Join the FREE members section where you can see more members only photos unseen. Blogs/ Vlogs/ and Daily training Blog updates going into the @mrolympiallc. Sign up its FREE all about giving back! ---------------------------------------------------- #Repost @neil_yoda_hill1 ・・・ Pictures taken last week at 4 weeks out of Team #Y3T Athlete @flex_lewis . . Counting down the days before hitting the stage again at the 2016 @mrolympiallc Giving his everything to be the last man standing and giving back to All the Fans and Sport. . . As a Team and unit we try to give back as much as possible so everyone can learn a little, be motivated and Educated, Thanks for all the Suport to Everyone that pushes us to be the Beat we can be! . . @this_is_bodybuilding . . #TeamFlex #TeamBSN #TeamV5 #TeamWeider #TeamY3T #MrOlympia #History

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The Bench Press Workout Routine

Hold the bar with an overhand, outside-shoulder-width grip. Your shoulder blades should be squeezed together and your entire back arched. Take the bar out of the rack (you can have a spotter help you) and squeeze the bar hard. Lower it to just below your sternum and then push your feet hard into the floor to help you press the weight up. When the bar is halfway up, begin flaring your elbows outward to lock it out.

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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.

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Soccer Strength: 9 Exercises That Will Help You Add Power to Your Game

“Some players have a tendency to put [strength training] off to the side,” says Webb, who uses different exercises and techniques with his players, including lower body pushing, squats, deadlift variations, bench pressing, dumbbell rows, TRX variations, and vertical pushing with pull-downs. "Look at Real Madrid, the team that won the Champions League in 2016, and look at Ronaldo—that guy is an absolute athletic specimen. There's a certain level of strength and fitness that you need, and the most important thing is getting an adequate level of strength.”

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Wide Grip for Wide Lats

A lat’s function is arm adduction, either from above (for example, lat pulldowns) or in front (rows). Though wide-grip pulldowns are superior, some weightlifters avoid this movement because they’re able to move more weight with a close grip. This isn’t because the lats are working harder; in fact, it’s because the lats are sharing more of the load with other muscles, such as the biceps. In short, if they aren’t already, wide-grip pulldowns should be the foundation of your lat routine.

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The 15 Best Fit Butts on the Internet

These fit ladies are the epitome of #squatspo.

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The 15-Second Kettlebell-Bodyweight Interval Workout

There's nothing worse than having to cut out on a workout because you don't have enough time, or the routine just has way too many exercises. If you're the type of guy that loves the no-small talk, get-in and get-out workout we've got a short, sweet and simple one to try. We stopped by The Training Room Online in Point Pleasant Beach and Avon, New Jersey to get a 20-minute sweat sessions workout from owner and head trainer, Mike Stehle.

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Target Each Triceps Head for Massive Arms

The triceps make up two-thirds of the mass of your upper arm. If the tape measure isn’t moving like you hoped, make sure you aren’t neglecting them. The term triceps means three heads: the medial, the lateral, and the long head. The long head’s origin is on the scapula, or shoulder blade. The origins of the medial and lateral heads are on the humerus. The origin of the long head allows you to stretch it by raising your arm above your head. The medial and lateral heads do not stretch as you raise your arm because they aren’t connected to the scapula. To place more emphasis on the long head, use movements with arms extended or above the head. To place more emphasis on the medial and lateral heads, use movements with the arms down and close-grip pressing movements.

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4 Classic Exercises to Build Up Your Biceps

Try these four classic exercises and apply the tweaks we explain in the exercise descriptions. These minor changes are enough to keep your muscle fibers guessing, and when your body’s guessing, it responds by growing.

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Shed Water Naturally

Asparagus is one of the most popular vegetables among dieting bodybuilders. That’s possibly because it looks like a mini green spear, but more likely because it improves your physique’s appearance by encouraging your body to drop water. Asparagus is also high in micronutrients such as folic acid and vitamins A, C, E, and K, and it contains the amino acid asparagine— a natural diuretic.

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How to Do 100 Pushups Straight

“Train three days a week. On Day 1, do 3–4 sets of weighted pushups for 12–15 reps. Day 2, bench-press for 3–4 sets of 8–10 reps. Day 3, do regular push-ups for 2–3 sets of 20–25 or more reps. Each week, increase the load on the first two days and increase the reps on the third. You’ll get there in a few weeks to a few months.” — Kevin Neeld, Director at Endeavor Sports Performance in Sewell, New Jersey

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Top 5 Muscle-Building Exercises for the Back

When you see someone walking around the gym with a  big back , you can guarantee they can jump up and kill 15-20  pull-ups  without even breaking a sweat. See the connection? Pull-ups and chin-ups are two of the best mass builders for the back. Targeting the lats, shoulders, biceps and grip, these exercises have so many different varieties, you’ll never get bored.

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The Case for Cheating

One reason you stop burning body fat while dieting is that metabolic rate (the amount of calories you burn naturally) begins to stall. Cheat meals can help keep your metabolic rate elevated, allowing you to burn more body fat over the long haul. After intense exercise, digestion is one of the ways our body expends the most calories. - FLEX

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How a Former Drug Kingpin Transformed His Body and Created a Prison Workout Phenomenon

He was a natural—“I was always a hustler,” he admits—and he became so successful as a dealer that he decided to devote himself to it full time after being expelled from the University of Albany during his freshman year for (what else?) dealing drugs. And by the time he was 23, he personally oversaw an empire generating $2 million a year in profit. “I felt like nobody could stop me,” he says now, looking back. He was a small-time kingpin, living large—and he had the physique to prove it: At 5'8", he weighed a staggering 231 pounds. He owned four cars, and he and his crew routinely blew through money on girls, gambling trips to Atlantic City, and lavish Caribbean vacations—sometimes ringing up as much as $30,000 in a single day.

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Test Boosters

For guys, testosterone’s functions can’t be overlooked if the goal is to keep your sex and gym lives healthy. The hormone plays a key role in both building lean muscle mass and maintaining a healthy reproductive system. Take a look at this compilation of proven test-boosting ingredients to see how they can help you keep your test levels in top shape.

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5 Reasons Your Workouts Aren't Working

With the current state of the U.S. obesity epidemic, cardio certainly shouldn’t be demonized, but if your main focus is building strength and size, it shouldn’t form the backbone of your training. Steady state cardio at a moderate pace helps to build heart strength, but it also tailors your body towards type I muscle fibers – those with the least potential for growth. Your cardio training should mimic your strength training. That means the bulk of your time on the treadmill should involve intervals that feature brief periods of intense activity followed by recovery periods of light jogging or walking. The high intensity intervals allow you to increase muscle-building hormones and hit the bigger type II muscle fibers all while offering a great cardio workout .

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How To Fix Your Posture - Born Fitness

The simple fixes you can make to end the pain  you feel when you stand, sit, or are even lying down. The greatest lie ever told is that adding exercise will ensure your body will never hurt again. Yes, a smart training plan can go a long way towards preventing injury and feeling great. But your...

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The CrossFit-Bodybuilding Hybrid Training Program to Build a Better Body

Bodybuilding makes you big and strong. CrossFit builds power, agility, and endurance. Now, imagine what you would get if you combined the two, taking the multitude of CrossFit techniques used to maximize athleticism and added to them the old, reliable exercises bodybuilders employ to maximize aesthetics? The answer: This hybrid program, which promises to get you into the best condition of your life—big, lean, and unbelievably powerful—in just four weeks flat.

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What Really Matters About Creatine

There’s one supplement second in popularity only to protein, called α-methyl guanidine-acetic acid.

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FitJoy FitJoy Bars at Bodybuilding.com - Best Prices on FitJoy Bars!

I would like to thank FitJoy and the Cellucor rep team that hooked me up with each of the FitJoy flavors that are ready to go! Here my thoughts! The FitJoy formulas vary across the different flavors but they are all generally pretty excellent. Each bar delivers 20 grams of a dairy protein blend. The bars also deliver a whopping 10-13 grams of fiber and contain only a little bit of sugar 3-5 grams. The bars have a decent amount of fat, between 7-8 grams. Each bar is only around 220 to 230 calories. The FitJoy bars have top-notch formulas. The protein quality and amount is great, while the carbs are kept in check and the fat is a healthy, robust amount. The saturated fat content is a little on the high side for a protein bar, but that really is the only criticism I can point out. Formula is 10/10! The FitJoy flavors were very impressive. For a high-fiber content protein bar, I was blown away by the flavor and texture. The softness of the bars was remarkable. Don't get me wrong, they are still very chewy, but compared to other high-fiber content bars they are soft. Additionally, warming up the bars further reduces the chewy quality.

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Life Happens

Sometimes you're too busy to exercise. Or don't feel like eating healthy. Life happens, and when it does, here's what you should do.

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How to Stay Committed to a Plant-Based Lifestyle

The saying that “old habits die hard” is certainly true when you’re trying to make a significant change in your diet. It can be difficult to adjust to the tastes of meat substitutes and switch up your entire eating routine. And if you prepare meals for more than just yourself, it can be even more difficult to get your whole family onboard with your new commitment.

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The Top 75 Must Follow Blogs To Better Your Health & Fitness - Empowered Health and Fitness

Just as the title says, today we are looking at the 75 best friggin health, fitness and wellness blogs that can help you in every area of life pertaining to your health! Whether you want to pack on some gains, find better workouts, eating better, losing fat, proper form, diet ideas and more, these blogs go beyond having your back on these topics! Check out our list and let us know if and how these blogs end up helping you as well as if you would like to add any other blogs in the health/fitness that can help us all in the comment section below!

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5 Worst Things to Do to Build Bigger Shoulders

If there is one muscle group that can truly set you apart from the rest of the pack it is the shoulders. Why do I say that? Well, because the delts live in three-dimensions, with heads in the front, sides and back. Onlookers can see just how developed your shoulders are no matter where around you they are standing. In addition, big, thick, and wide delts are not only noticeable when in a tank top or topless, but also when wearing a dress shirt, sweater and even a suit. In other words, no other muscle screams, “I lift hard and heavy” like the shoulders do.

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Curls Curls Curls!

When it comes to building sheer mass, there is no better exercise than the barbell cheat curl. I would start the movement with a barbell at thigh level, shoulder-width grip, and nudge it into motion with a slight “kick” from my body. I’d choose a weight that was too heavy for me to curl using strict form, but not so heavy that I had to rely solely on body English to get the weight from point A to point B. The idea behind cheat curls is to get the barbell past your sticking points and let your muscles get stressed fully at the points where they would normally find the exercise easy. Because you’re stronger during the negative phase of a lift, the heavier weight used for cheat curls also lets you work the biceps during the all-important downward half of the movement.

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5 Moves for a Concrete Core

Want to be stronger on every lift? Start with these five foundational moves for your core.

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Ultimate Recovery Guide: 6 Keys to Recovery

You cannot, as many people think, “catch up on” sleep. The body doesn’t work that way. You need to get at least eight hours of sleep every night - 10 if you can. Consider it part of your workout, and schedule it just as you would a training session.

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The 20 Most Badass Bomber Jackets for Men

Bomber jackets—or "flight" jackets—have a bit of history to them. They were originally designed during the WWI-era to keep pilots warm when flying against the freezing winds in a non-enclosed cockpit. Fast forward to now, and the bomber jacket has evolved into one of the most badass fashion statements a guy could sport. (Proof on the following slides.)

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Best Traps Ever

Deadlifts and shrugs place the greatest loads on the upper traps, while seated rows and bentover lateral raises target the middle and lower traps. In order to fully activate the traps on seated rows and bentover lateral raises, spread the shoulder blades at the bottom of the movement and then retract and squeeze them together at the top.

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53 Joe DeFranco's Industrial Strength Show
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56 7 Protein-Packed and Carb-Rich Foods
57 Tips For Arm Training by Maxx Charles
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60 I Hate the Deadlift Lockout
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62 The Double-Duty Body-Weight Workout
63 How to Start a Contest Diet
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65 Born Fitness Recipes: Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes
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78 5 Reasons You Need to Squat
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