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We all want a flatter stomach, more defined abs, or a smaller waist to accentuate that V-taper. So you would think that training abs would be popular, but in reality, a lot of us don’t take our ab training very seriously. If you want perfect abs, you need to train them as intensely as you
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In hot pursuit of the Olympia title he feels is his destiny, Derek Lunsford moves mountains of iron and follows a diet so strict it would make a soldier on MREs shudder. But the engine that runs the effort and keeps this rocket ship of sculpted flesh accelerating toward the showdown for the Sandow is
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Raise your hand if you absolutely obsess over peanut butter but have to limit yourself so you don’t sacrifice your hard work in the gym. Sound familiar? Now imagine that you can have all the peanut butter flavor with virtually none of the fat. That’s precisely what you get with PBfit: 87 percent less fat and
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There’s the kind of back that looks kinda big and vaguely threatening if viewed from the perfect angle, drenched in that sweet half-natty lighting. And then there’s a back so terrifyingly thick, it defends you against attackers without you even realizing they were there. Any guesses which kind Arnold Schwarzenegger has? Even at age 71,
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I would never suggest that you have to follow all of my programs to the letter, as written, with no wiggle room to change exercises. It’s your workout, after all, and you should be able to do whichever exercises you prefer—especially if you’re working around an injury or have limited equipment available. I recently gave
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If you’re a lifting enthusiast, walking into Strong and Shapely Gym in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is like wandering down Main Street in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. In an era of corporate-owned franchised “fitness centers” with identical equipment offerings—none of it interesting—this gym feels like a different species entirely. Bob Bonham started Strong and Shapely
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When we think about improving our health, it’s usually something we are trying to achieve in the short term, but the long term also requires consideration. The body runs down and changes as we age—and we have to give it the right nutrition and supplementation. The goal is to keep it running not only efficiently
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You’re used to throwing a scoop of protein powder into your pancake batter and using stevia to cut back on sugar, but these Signature recipes take healthy transformations to a whole new level. Whether it’s tangy BCAA cocktails, unique baking tips, or favorite childhood treats, we’ll show you how to make your favorite recipes low
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Let’s play a quick game of fill-in-the-blanks. Simply add the missing words to these sentences: Manufacturers of [blank] are not required to conduct research on safety and effectiveness of their product. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must prove a [blank] is unsafe before it can be taken off the market. I know what you’re
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Subscribe To Podcast | More Episodes Listen To Podcast Episode #63 Podcast Episode 63: Alyssa Ritchey – From the Farm to Weightlifting on the World Stage. Alyssa Ritchey started out as a hyperactive farm girl, then traveled through the gamut of sports including gymnastics, track and field, skateboarding, bikini, and CrossFit. Now she’s a record-setting
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Conventional wisdom about how women should eat, exercise, and look is often negative, self-defeating, and downright degrading. Magazines and over-hyped media encourage women to eat less, warn us not to lift too heavy, and offer numerous “secrets” about how lose weight. Because, you know, a woman’s happiness is inexorably tied to the number on the
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Aesthreadics Tapered Weight Belt Recommended by Nick Collias, executive editor The quality and attention to detail hit you right away when you unwrap a leather lifting belt from Aesthreadics. The 7-millimeter-thick tapered model from this up-and-coming belt maker is conditioned and broken in from the start, resulting in a natural-feeling belt that stays put, cinches
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The sumo deadlift is the black sheep of all deadlift movements. It’s the misunderstood cousin of the conventional deadlift, and it gets a lot of hate, primarily by noncompetitive lifters. In my opinion, there is no controversy surrounding the sumo deadlift—just a joke taken completely out of context. The anti-sumo proponents believe that the sumo
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