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Sagittarius Horoscope for Saturday, September 5, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Although your enthusiastic nature can often move mountains, optimism alone isn't enough to prepare you for the big changes ahead. Don't try to fake competence or you could find yourself in over your head before you know it. You must clearly demonstrate your competence before you ask others to accept you as their leader. Your passion is inspirational but all talk and no action won't get you very far today. Lead by example and not by command.

9 Best Exercises You're Not Doing

Sometimes the best exercise is the one you’re not doing. And why, exactly, is such a great move not part of your training? Probably one of two reasons: a) you don’t know it exists, or b) it’s so challenging that you’d rather skip it and do something easier.

Does Soreness Equal Muscle Growth?

There aren’t many ways to gauge the quality of a workout. Sure, if you achieve a new personal best on a given exercise, you know you’ve been doing something right. But after years of training, particularly for bodybuilders, the goal is not always to push our max lifts higher and higher. So how do we tell if a workout really “worked”? Most of us, including myself, usually look for muscle soreness a day or two after a workout. We call this delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). The pain and stif ness usually increase in the hours after a workout and then peak around 24–48 hours later. In most cases it subsides and is gone within six to seven days. DOMS is the least ambiguous sign we have to use as a gauge. Unfortunately, if you’ve been training consistently for a few years, you don’t get sore after most workouts. This can be discouraging to a lot of people and often leads them to do unnecessary (if not ridiculous) things in order to try to develop DOMS after a workout. But is this really necessary? Is DOMS an accurate indicator of the ef ectiveness of a workout?

6 Myths of Vegetarian Bodybuilding

Whether you’ve been a lifelong vegetarian or just recently started phasing meat out of your meals, you’ve probably been confronted with some misconceptions about your diet choices. Society and culture have led us to believe that we need to eat meat in order to grow big and strong.

Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle in 4 Weeks

The second half of the program is all about maximizing size with slightly higher reps and an emphasis on intensity. Rep ranges move up to 10-12 for most exercises, which is ideal for promoting muscle hypertrophy (growth). Overall volume increases slightly during these two weeks, mainly due to the addition of isolation exercises that you’ll perform before compound movements for your chest, back, shoulders and legs. Called pre-exhaustion, this technique dramatically increases workout intensity. You fatigue the main target muscle with an isolation exercise, then hit it in this fatigued state with a compound move, which if done right will lead to your main muscle failing before assistance muscles give out. (For example, for chest the dumbbell flye hits the pecs directly, so your triceps shouldn’t end up being the weak link and cause the termination of the set during the bench press).

25 Brutal Workout Finishers for Rapid Fat-Loss and Muscle-Building

You're soaking wet, you're tired, you're hungry, but the blood's still pumping and you know you've got a bit left in the tank. You also know it's that last bit of effort that will push you to the next level. It's what seperates a six-pack with a SIX-PACK. These 25 finishers are brutal additions to your already intense workouts. And if your workouts aren't intense, they are now.

Shawn Rhoden's Back Attack

Typically, Rhoden starts his workout with barbell or T-bar rows—the sort of free-weight basics that helped his mentor (and supplement company employer) Ronnie Coleman construct arguably the best back ever unfurled. Still, unlike eight-time Mr. Olympia Coleman in his prime, this year’s Arnold Classic contender doesn’t stuf all the iron he can on the collar of a T-bar. “I typically go up to six  plates,” he says of T-bar rows. “I want to get a good range of motion, a good stretch, and then a full contraction. I don’t want to have to use momentum to get the weight up. And I don’t want to go so heavy that I can’t concentrate on my back and start using my biceps.”

The Workout to Add Inches to Your Chest

Do this workout instead of your normal chest workout at most twice per week. Take at least one full day of rest between workouts. (You’ll need it.) Increase the weight you use from workout to workout while maintaining great technique.

The Six Best Supersets for a Sick Pump and Serious Muscle Gains

If you set up your supersets to target the same muscle group, however, you’ll benefit get way more stimulus on your fibers — both slow-twitch and fast-twitch — and you’ll get a sick pump, too. Try one of these supersets at the end of your workout and see the difference after you leave the gym.

Jonah Hill Seeks 'The Rock' to Whip Him Back in Shape

Unfortunately, his latest LB count does not bode well for his heart-throb status, or his health. So to turn things around quickly and get his physique back to the one that got him an Oscar nod a few years ago. According to OK , Jonah sought out the best fitness motivator in the biz -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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.

8 Game Changing Protein Powder Hacks

Portable protein powder is part of the everyday routine for those of us who are serious about maximizing the benefits of our workouts. But it seems like no one’s really mastered the most convenient way to get that post-lift protein fix. No shaker cup is perfect… there are a few annoying protein powder hassles that we all know and hate - the lazy volcano water fountain that won’t let you fill the shaker all the way, the protein chunks cemented in the creases of your cup. So let’s fix that BS. Your shake should feel like a reward, not a pain-in-the-ass.

The Double-Complex Cardio Workout to Melt Fat

One study revealed that barbell complex-styled interval trainees burned nine times more fat for every calorie burned than those who participate in long, slow distance cardio. So stash the road shoes in the closet, leave the ellipticals to the skinny cardio bots and try a complex out. Fry fat, move better, and cut your cardio time in half with these options.

On Trial: Wrist Straps vs. No Straps

Clearly, being able to complete one or two additional reps on every set of your back workout with a given weight is a definite advantage in developing back mass and strength. Although most training experts will tell you to only use wrist straps during the final sets, when your grip strength is lessened due to fatigue, our study shows that straps allow for more reps during every set.

Why You Need to Work Concentration Curls into Your Routine

A recent study found that they activate the biceps more than any other arm exercise.

Cost Effective Nutrition for Bodybuilders

The good news is that you can get in enough protein, and it’s very affordable. First, though, FLEX needs to address a misconception you may have: You don’t grow exclusively from consuming protein—you need only about one gram per pound of body weight each day. Let’s go a little on the high side, though, and use your target weight: You should aim to get in about 180 grams of protein every day. What you really need to support muscle growth is the proper amount of quality calories. Follow these budget-friendly tips.

The Perfect Workout

has to wreak havoc on your joints—but we’re about to break it. In fact, you can have a great-looking body without wrecking it along the way. This plan incorporates careful programming, mobility, and corrective exercise to help you safely build both muscle and strength.

How Much Protein Do You Need on Your Weight Loss Diet Plan? | Eat This Not That

Now, for the fun part: eating! The fewer calories you consume, the greater the proportion of calories that should come from protein, says Donald Layman, PhD, a professor emeritus of nutrition at the University of Illinois. And no, that extra protein won’t wreck your kidneys: “Taking in more than the recommended dose (which is currently 46 and 56 grams, per The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) won’t confer more benefit. It won’t hurt you, but you’ll just burn it off as extra energy,” Mark Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, who studies exercise and nutrition at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, says. But be warned: Taking in excess calories , from protein or otherwise, can lead to weight gain, so be sure to stay within the recommended calorie range for your goal.

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Bulk Up Your Legs With German Volume Training

German Volume Training is a protocol of 10 sets of 10 repetitions of a compound movement, using a 20-repetition max, or approximately 60 percent of the athlete’s one-rep max. Rest periods of 60 seconds up to three minutes have been advocated; however, rest depends on the movement being performed, the load used, and the anaerobic capacity of the athlete.

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The Deep Chest Workout

If you’re looking to put more size on your chest, look past those same old bench-press routines you’ve been doing—you know, the ones that stopped working for you years ago. And, honestly, just the bench press by itself isn’t that good a muscle builder for the pecs, anyway. Instead, it’s pre-exhaustion training that’ll allow you to get more out of conventional chest exercises and see a bigger, deeper chest inside of a month.

Armed For Battle

“ I can’t build my arms like guys who have short arms. Phil Heath’s arms in contest shape are 21 inches, but look 24 inches; same with Dexter’s. I have a six-foot wingspan. When my biceps and triceps get stupid, my arms will be 24 and change, but I want striations all the way around. Going for just the biggest arms would straight-up kill me, because they wouldn’t have the detail I need to win onstage.”

From Russia With Glove: Putin Posts Terrible Workout Video

"His cable crossover form is crap," Tuthill says. "[That's] weird because it's such an easy exercise. His reps are fast and bouncy. That exercise is all about getting a good contraction, and it doesn't look like he's getting any. Meanwhile, the prime minister [Medvedev] is doing some legit pullups. It's telling that we only see Putin doing lat pulldowns. Whenever two guys are working back and it's time for pullups, the weaker guy always opts for pulldowns."

10 Ways to Fight Fat

’Tis the season to show the world the reason you spend all that time in the gym! But if you want to really make sure that those few pounds of fat are gone in time, consider some help from supplements. Supplements work through a number of mechanisms to help your body burn more fat . To maximize their effectiveness, combine ingredients that work synergistically to enhance both fat release and elimination. Here, we break down the most popular fat-burning ingredients by their mode of action. Find out here which ingredients to look for in a commercial fat burner, or build your own synergistic stack.

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.

The 10 Most Nutritious Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables harvested at just the right time in their peak season are more nutritionally dense because they’ve had time to mature and develop abundant nutrients. Sure, that grapefruit (a winter fruit) you eat every morning year-round tastes fine—since it was picked prematurely to ripen over the days- or week-long journey to your supermarket—but it isn’t giving your body its full potential in vitamins and nutrients. Take spinach, for example. Eating it in season provides up to three times more vitamin C than eating it out of season, according to the Cleveland Clinic .


7. Seated half press in power rack. As a testimony to the effectiveness of this exercise, consider that Pat Casey is the first man to have bench pressed 600 pounds and that seated presses were one of his favorite exercises – he claims a personal best of 400 pounds. This variation of the seated press is one that powerlifting guru Louie Simmons has promoted extensively; it is excellent for packing meat on the lateral head of the triceps, which is often the most underdeveloped of the triceps muscles. You can tell when it’s developed, though, as it will make the back of the triceps look like an X, in addition to making you appear to be considerably wider.

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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.

6 Ways to Lose Your Beer Belly

With barbecue season in full swing, and tailgating parties coming fast, the beer will be flowing freely. This may be fun in the short-term but in the long-term it will wreak havoc on your physique. If you have enjoyed yourself too much this summer and have accumulated a beer belly, use these 6 tips to get your gut back on track.

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5 Farmers' Market Recipes for Summer

Navigating the unfamiliar world of farmers’ market produce can make you want to hightail it back to the supermarket with its limp greens and depressing lighting. At least there you know the difference between a head of lettuce and a head of broccoli. But when you’re surrounded by towering baskets of Hobbit-like ramps and rhubarb or fiddleheads and fennel your culinary know-how can take a serious hit. If you can’t even figure out the basics—Do these go in a salad? Can I eat the stems and the leaves? Do I buy one or a bunch? Do I cook them or eat them raw?—chances are you’re not going to have a game plan for what to do with the newfangled fruits and vegetables when you get them home. Before you abandon your quest for fresh food and skulk back to your old standbys, start here. We’ve got five simple recipes that incorporate some of our farmers’ market favorites along with tips on what to look for when tackling the outdoor produce aisles.

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5 Game-Day Recipes That'll Keep You Jacked

If you’re a football fan, it’s easy to spend the next 16 Sundays eating like an offensive lineman. But beer and brats take a toll on your belly—so change things up once in a while with food that’s festive, flavorful , and even good for you. A few simple swaps will turn a heart-stopper into a power meal.

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The 10 Most Underrated Celeb Physiques Ever

Terry Crews and Dwayne Johnson get enough love. Here are some guys who could use more props.

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The 14 Most Jacked Movie Villains of All Time

These bad guys use their brains and brawn to strike fear into all foes who cross their path.

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The Rock Stays Focused, Shrugs it Off in the Gym

When it comes to sculpting his mountainous physique, Dwayne Johnson is all business at the gym. Over the years we've shared Johnson's inspirational training tips and words of encouragement to get you pumped. Whether it's a hardcore upper body workout or a leg-thrashing routine, the man is driven to push himself to the limit to achieve the best possible results.

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