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The Meek Shall Not Inherit the Mass

Sep 10, 2012
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[Editor's Note: Welcome to a new weekly feature here at ProSource.net, Monday Morning Motivation. This new column will kick off your week with fresh ideas for reinvigorating your daily regimen with plateau busters, unusual exercises, and other ways to shake things up and get better results. Let us know what you ...

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Ride The Wave

Sep 6, 2012
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[Editor's Note: This week we have a special guest at Muscle Mechanics in the person of C.J. Murphy. C.J. is a celebrated training expert and owner of Total Performance Sports Gym & Athletic Training Center in Everett, Massachusetts, a recent recipient of a "Best of Boston 2012" award from Boston ...

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Overcoming Overtraining

Sep 4, 2012
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[Editor's Note: This week at The Big Picture we welcome a new writer to the ProSource family. Patrick Striet is the owner of FORCE Fitness & Performance LLC, a private fitness training facility in Cincinnati, OH. He has written for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, elitefts.com, and Livestrong.com. He is also ...

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DETONATE YOUR DELTS

Aug 30, 2012
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Goal: Detail Bodypart: Rear Deltoid Sometimes in the pursuit of a bigger, better physique, we can lose sight of the totality of bodybuilding. Training programs are often directed at adding meat to the money areas like quads, chest and back but all too often, the lowly rear deltoid is lost ...

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Pick Up the Pieces

Aug 28, 2012
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Developing your physique is a matter of consistent, intense, training with proper nutrition, right? It would seem like that is the answer, but often times hard training and eating right do not deliver the gains you might expect. That is because, unfortunately, you may be overlooking some important intangibles. Here ...

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CRUNCH THOSE CALVES!

Aug 23, 2012
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Goal: Size, Strength 
Bodypart: Calves Quick...look at your calves. You probably don't even realize the face that you just made. That's because most people who are serious about building a stronger, better looking body are likely to express disgust and disappointment when they peek at their calves. Some people think ...

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MASS the MyoZene Way

Aug 21, 2012
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Synergy. Defined by Webster's as a combined effort that results in a total effect greater than the sum of its parts. You may know it better as that perfect timing when the beautiful blonde you've been stealing glances at on the cardio equipment finishes up her workout and walks by ...

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BACK IT UP!

Aug 16, 2012
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Goal: Size, Strength Bodypart: Back When it comes to training back, lifters are quick to brag about repping the entire stack at the pulldown station or rowing a bar full of clanging plates. But how many pull-ups can you do? Five? Ten? It's not a surprise that few people run ...

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Best Effect BCAA Timing

Aug 14, 2012
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BCAAs have been a staple of bodybuilding supplementation for many years now. Years of research have established BCAAs (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) as one of the most productive supplements on the market--every bodybuilder worth their weight in whey is consuming them. Problem is, many times consumption is haphazard. As evidenced ...

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BIGGER BICEPS

Aug 9, 2012
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Goal: Size, Strength Bodypart: Biceps Those who want bigger biceps must do...(insert your exercise of choice here). Did you say barbell curls? Congratulations on being predictable. Like many of the other primary mass-builders we've covered in this series, barbell curls are great in that they allow a lifter to use ...

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Whey Leads the Way!

Aug 6, 2012
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[Editor's Note: Here at ProSource, we virtually invented the modern era of whey protein supplementation with the introduction of our super-premium NytroWhey line of 100% whey protein isolate formulations over a decade ago. And, of course, we've been leading the way ever since, incorporating every new advance in protein science ...

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Hit the Floor Ready For More!

Aug 6, 2012
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Before I changed careers, and became a strength coach, I had an office job. I spent eight to ten hours per day staring at a computer screen and writing reports. I'm not complaining--it was a steady job that did wonderful things for my bank account. But as a result I ...

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Shock to the System

Jul 31, 2012
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If you're like me, you've spent a lot of time thinking about what training truly is. You've broken it down 100 ways--twisted each variable, and thought of each variable from a multitude of perspectives. Is it sets, reps and rest? Is it exercise selection? Is it the desired outcome? Questions ...

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Huge Hams

Jul 27, 2012
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Goal: Size, Strength Bodypart: Hamstrings How many exercises do you use in the pursuit of beefier hamstrings? One? Two, maybe, if you include the seated leg curl? You may feel limited by the boring, one-dimensional hinge that is your knee but there are better ways to target your hamstrings. One ...

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Expressway to Extreme Growth

Jul 25, 2012
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Do you know what nutrients are best consumed in combination with your regular workouts?  A great many people consume increased amounts of protein because they know when combined with a consistent heavy resistance training program it can help facilitate greater adaptations to their training.  These desired adaptations are often increased ...

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6 Ways to Enhance Performance Today

Jul 24, 2012
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When it comes to getting lean and muscular your dietary consistency and performance in the gym are the two factors that will define your success. Just as you work to be more adherent and compliant to your diet each and every day, you should also be striving to lift more ...

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Smith Machine Strategies for Chest

Jul 18, 2012
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Add size to lagging pecs without the almighty barbell bench press Goal: Size, Strength Bodypart: Chest Everyone worth his salt in the gym will tell you that you need to bench to get bigger pecs. Loading big plates on a bar and defeating gravity for rep after grueling rep is, ...

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Huge and Lean: Body by Vectron

Jul 18, 2012
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Introducing the "Mass and Lean" Customized Vectron Workout Program Getting big and ripped has always been a two-part process -- until now, that is. A unique supplemental protein matrix is changing the way bodybuilders everywhere approach their craft. Now, you can try ProSource's Vectron for yourself, along with a training ...

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The Athletes' Guide To Sports Drinks

Jul 16, 2012
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Beat the summer heat with a new wave of sports drink offerings Sales of sports drinks are in the hundreds of billions worldwide.  It's no surprise there are a lot of choices and a lot of new companies that want a piece of this growing market.   Sports drinks traditionally were ...

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Travel Training

Jul 16, 2012
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[Editor's Note: This week's Big Picture column features the first appearance of Todd Bumgardner, MS, CSCS, a new contributing writer here at ProSource. Todd is co-founder of Beyond Strength Performance, a provider of expert personal and online training services. He has a MS in Exercise Science from California University of ...

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QUAD BUSTER

Jul 12, 2012
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Build bigger quads with this alternative to the all-mighty squat Goal: Size, Strength Bodypart: Quads Without question, those looking to build bigger legs -- bigger everything for that matter -- should use the barbell squat. This move remains the best overall exercise for lower body size and strength and overall ...

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Beat the Binge

Jul 9, 2012
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Using Protein Timing to Fight Cravings for Junk Calories There is nothing worse than irresistible cravings for foods you shouldn't be eating while you're trying to get and stay lean. What makes these cravings more difficult is deciphering the genesis of those cravings. But with the dietary protein tricks I'm ...

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Riding High Again

Jul 3, 2012
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A Revitalized Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy Eyes the UFC's Top Ranks Once More For the man they call "The Outlaw," May's welterweight match-up in UFC 146 against Duane Ludwig might as well have been High Noon in front of the Last Chance Saloon. A loss would have put Dan Hardy's ...

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Making Cardio Count

Jun 29, 2012
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Nutritional Strategies for Optimized Fat Loss Cardio For most of us cardio has one purpose... to burn fat. We don't get our endorphin rush from racking up miles of endless jogging but instead pulling hundreds of pounds off the ground, pushing it off our chests, or over our heads. This ...

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ALL CAPS

Jun 27, 2012
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Bolder shoulders begin with this foundational move Goal: Size, Strength Bodypart: Shoulders The shoulders are a fun muscle group to train. We use the term "fun" subjectively, of course. But the fact is that a smart, well-rounded shoulder routine can have a drastic impact on your overall physique appearance -- ...

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TARGETING TRICEPS

Jun 21, 2012
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Carve out a beefy set of horseshoes using this multi-joint triceps workout Goal: Size, Strength 
Bodypart: Triceps What is the best mass-builder out there for triceps? Some might argue that it's the skullcrusher because it targets the meaty, long head of the triceps. Some might be quick to say that ...

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Grow Finer With Fiber

Jun 14, 2012
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First Class Fiber Can Be the Secret Ingredient to a Better Physique As an athlete dedicated to your diet, physique and exercise regimen, you certainly have spent a great deal of time and energy counting carbohydrates and protein.  Amazing amounts of helpful information have come from science labs and athletes ...

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ELEVATED CHEST GAINS

Jun 13, 2012
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Grow your upper pecs by mixing in an occasional top-heavy chest routine Attention, lifelong bench pressers: You aren't doing yourself any favors by starting every routine at the flat bench. In fact, if you compare your southern-heavy chest with the chests of the men you aspire to look like, the ...

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Dream Big

Jun 13, 2012
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Optimizing Sleep for Better Gains [Editor's Note: Today we're launching a new weekly column called "The Big Picture: Integrating Supplements, Lifestyle and Workouts." It will feature short takes on bodybuilding strategies, much like our weekly Muscle Mechanics Series, only it won't be focused purely on exercise routines. Instead, The Big ...

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SUCCEEDING VIA PLANK FAILURE

Jun 1, 2012
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A quick tip to maximize the benefits of this isometric abdominal exercise If you've been training for any length of time, you have probably experimented with various ways to take your muscles past failure. From forced reps to supersets to giant sets, there is no type of advanced technique that ...

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Building the Perfect Stack

Jun 1, 2012
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Customized supplement stacks maximize results for every body type For some, getting large and lean is a difficult task, for others it is a breeze. Regardless, you should choose your supplements based on your bodybuilding goals and genetic body type. Over the past few years there have been numerous products ...

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BEST 3 MOVES FOR SPORT, PART III

May 30, 2012
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If you've been taking our advice to heart the last two weeks, you're at least partially committed to making yourself a better athlete. Two weeks of deadlifts and split lunges have also introduced you to a whole new level of sore in the glutes. This week, the focus shifts slightly ...

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Pass the Test

May 29, 2012
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Supplement Articles, ZMA
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in supplement science circles it's usually a sure sign of second-rate quality. When it comes to the ingredients that make up our bodybuilding supplements, you'll find that there's very often one manufacturer who leads the way ... and a bunch of ...

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BEST 3 MOVES FOR SPORT, PART II

May 24, 2012
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In the second part of this three-part series, we're looking at another exercise that can boost your body's overall appearance while also increasing your ability to run faster, jump higher and lift more while decreasing your risk for injury. Taylor Simon, MSc, BA, CSCS, co-director of Taylored Fitness in Kingston, Ontario, ...

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FABRICIO WERDUM GETS X-FIT

May 23, 2012
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It is a staple element in every fight movie -- the hero, ravaged in the biggest bout of his life, questions himself and everything he has accomplished. In a moment of despair he looks deep inside and commits to rebuilding his body for an amazing comeback in the ring or ...

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BEST 3 MOVES FOR SPORT, PART I

May 18, 2012
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It's good to train for strength and size but unless you're planning on someday setting foot on the Olympia stage, simply training for appearances can be a very limiting pursuit. Even bodybuilders will tell you that they're not as strong as they look and that they're definitely not (in general) ...

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Destiny Comes Knocking

May 17, 2012
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Destiny has come knocking for Frank Mir, the two-time UFC heavyweight champ, and he aims to throw open the door and make the most of it. A couple of months ago, Mir was still on the long road to his redemption, training for a fight against Cain Velasquez, when rumors ...

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The Best Boost

May 11, 2012
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[Editor's Note: We'd like to introduce another supplement expert and writer to our readers here at ProSource.net, Travis Van Dyke. Travis will be weighing in semi-regularly on supplement and performance enhancement issues. Welcome aboard, Travis!] You can't fool serious bodybuilders with hype and empty science. For far too long, supplement ...

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BOOSTING METABOLISM

May 10, 2012
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Goal: Get Lean Bodyparts: All Those who want to get lean, almost universally, are impatient folks. They don't want to get lean tomorrow, or see a shredded physique pro staring back at them from the mirror in a few months - they want it today. While proper dieting is crucial ...

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STRENGTH SESSION: BICEPS

May 3, 2012
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Goals: Strength Bodypart: Biceps A lot of dudes talk about wanting "stronger looking" biceps. Rarely do you hear a guy talking about wanting his biceps to actually be stronger. Why not? Increasing strength in this muscle group can yield a host of other benefits, not the least of which includes ...

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TURNING BACK TIME

May 1, 2012
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As our bodies age, our strength and vitality fade. We trade physical pursuits for less taxing endeavors, a nod to the inevitable decline of our bones, muscle and connective tissue. This is the fate that awaits us all, right? Actually, no. Emphatically ... no. The symptoms of aging have a ...

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Sizing Up The Situation

Apr 27, 2012
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Exclusive ProSource Interview: Mike Sorrentino Is Ready to Lead Jersey Shore Into Its 6th Season Snooki and JWoww in Jersey City? Pauly D in Vegas? More than ever, it's all up to The Situation on the Jersey Shore. Here at ProSource, we've been big fans of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino ...

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Dominate with Carbohydrate

Apr 26, 2012
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Strategizing Carb Intake to Maximize Fat-Loss and Muscle-Gain Results Want to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time? Want to have a ripped physique but also have super-freak strength? Having a great training program like the Ripped Strong Program and doing some cardio will get you far, but ...

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Ronnie In the Ring?

Apr 23, 2012
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Big Ron vs. Dwayne Johnson? Hulk Hogan? Kurt Angle? We Asked, Ronnie Answered. By now, we all know how the typical post-retirement interview with a former sports superstar goes. The star talks about past glories and says he doesn't miss the spotlight at all. Ronnie Coleman, however, as long-time fans ...

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TARGET: VOLUME

Apr 19, 2012
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Goals: Strength, Size Bodyparts: All Sometimes, it's hard to know if you're making any progress in the gym. Visually, you may notice a new vein pop up in your forearms, or there may be a little more shadow framing your six-pack. But these can be very subjective measures. A more ...

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CLASH OF THE TITANS

Apr 19, 2012
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The ProSource Interview With UFC Fighter Rashad Evans on the Eve of His Championship Bout [Editor's Note: In the end, Evans / Jones in UFC 145 was as close and as competitive as everyone thought it would be. Rashad Evans went the distance in an epic clash of light-heavyweight titans, ...

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Many More Dragons To Slay

Apr 18, 2012
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The ProSource Interview With Bodybuilding Legend and Business Icon Rich Gaspari Watching Rich Gaspari bound up onto the stage at his Muscle Beach Hall of Fame induction recently--the physique of a serious bodybuilder hardly concealed by a conservative short-sleeved polo and slacks--it's easy to forget that it has been almost ...

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SUPERSETS 2.0

Apr 5, 2012
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Goals: Strength, Size, Detail Bodyparts: All Supersets are one of the most common pre-contest techniques employed by bodybuilders and fitness models. This preferred, high-intensity protocol entails training opposing muscle groups in succession with little to no rest. (NOTE: Compound sets involve doing two exercises in a row for the same ...

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5 WAYS to Maximize Steady-State Training

Mar 29, 2012
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Use these tips to get the most out of your low intensity cardio Goals: Conditioning, Fat Loss Bodyparts: All The reputation of steady-state cardio has taken a "HIIT" in recent years with the volumes of research affirming the fat-burning benefits of high-intensity cardio. Still, "some" cardio beats "none" and if ...

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BODYWEIGHT 2.0

Mar 22, 2012
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Take your workouts to the next level with these bodyweight variations Goals: Strength, Conditioning Bodyparts: Legs, Chest Most hardcore gym devotees read the term "bodyweight exercise" and yawn dismissively. Bodyweight exercises don't build quality muscle, they say to themselves before heading to the squat rack. But remember -- building your ...

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Making an Impact

Mar 20, 2012
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Niners Special Teams Ace Shares His Workout Wisdom San Francisco emerged as one of pro football's most exciting stories in 2011, as they shook off a disastrous 6-10 season in 2010 to go 13-3, win their division, and come within one overtime score of advancing to the Super Bowl. After ...

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All Fired Up

Mar 15, 2012
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New Zycor Torches the Competition, Emerges as #1 Selling Fat Burner [Editor's Note: Although we were aware that the new weight-loss product from BioQuest was primed to make a huge impact in its category, nothing could have prepared us for the remarkable customer response we've seen for Zycor. From the ...

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LEGS WITH FINISH

Mar 1, 2012
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Shock your legs into new three-dimensional growth Goals: Size, Strength, Details Bodypart: Legs If you live and die by the squat, we commend you. This exercise, which recruits a huge amount of muscle, is fundamental to total body growth. Starting your routine with the squat is a sure-fire way to ...

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The Cure for Boring Cardio

Feb 23, 2012
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Put Your Body Fat on Notice with High-Intensity Interval Training We all want to burn more fat, but the thought of cardio can leave us feeling ill. For anaerobic types who are used to going hard, resting and going again, the thought of pounding away on a treadmill is less ...

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PYRAMID PRINCIPLE

Feb 23, 2012
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This simple tweak to your regimen will add strength and size faster Goals: Size, Strength Bodypart: All When you do your sets "pyramid" style, how do you go about things? If you're like most, you do what you learned to do when you were a rookie weight lifter -- start ...

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When Your Workout Stops Working

Feb 17, 2012
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5 Reasons You're Not Seeing Results and What You Can Do About It If you've ever watched a hamster on a wheel, you've seen a perfect corollary to many a bodybuilder's predicament. That is, an endless burst of energy, leading nowhere. So many of us settle for no results from ...

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THE SMITH PARADIGM

Feb 15, 2012
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A Contrary Opinion: The Smith Machine as Your One Key Mass-Builder Goals: Size, Strength Bodypart: Legs Almost by default, hardcore bodybuilders will tell you that there is no substitute for free weight training. Some will go on to tell you that all manner of machines in gyms should be summarily ...

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Are you Carbohydrate Intolerant?

Feb 3, 2012
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The Science of Turning Carbs Into Energy Rather Than Fat Carbohydrates are a staple in most people's diet, especially athletes. Official dietary guidelines encourage Americans to consume more than half their energy from carbohydrates.  So carbs must be good for us right?  After all, the government is a trustworthy source ...

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INTENSITY: DROP SETS

Feb 2, 2012
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Take your muscles past failure using this proven training technique Goals: Size, Detail Bodypart: All Building a better body requires failure. But when we say "failure," we don't mean failure of the "bar getting stuck on your neck" variety. We mean deep, muscle-shredding failure -- the kind that sets the ...

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6 REASONS TO SQUAT

Jan 26, 2012
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For sheer reward versus time invested, you can't beat squats Goal: Size, Strength Bodyparts: Legs It is an almost universally feared exercise for its ability to summarily crush one's ego ... and blood sugar and pain tolerance and ability to hold down a meal or walk like a homo sapien. ...

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REVISITING REP RANGES

Jan 19, 2012
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Follow the science on rep ranges to maximize results year-round Goal: Strength, Size, Conditioning Bodyparts: ALL As gym rats we are creatures of habit, slaves to nostalgia. We love doing what's comfortable, what's worked in the past. We love to revisit yesteryear's routines and to relive the athletic prowess of ...

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Answered Prayers

Jan 9, 2012
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Gloria Fernandez Sheds 85 Lbs Thanks To Family, Fitness-Training and Her Faith Perilously overweight and fighting depression and chronic illness, Gloria Fernandez had a choice: Give up and allow her health to continue deteriorating -- or fight back. She chose the latter, learning how to eat, train and supplement on ...

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An Exciting New Era of Fat-Loss Power is at Hand!

Jan 4, 2012
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Zycor: An in-depth investigation BioQuest is known for innovating some of the most efficacious and respected supplements in the fitness field. This is no surprise, since they have worked with some of the industry's best scientists from many disciplines to advise on the latest and most promising compounds to formulate ...

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MERATRIM: Advanced New Herbal Formulation Delivers Dramatic Weight Loss Results

Dec 29, 2011
Posted in: Research & Development, Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Research Articles
Researchers recently presented their stunning findings on a novel and exciting herbal weight loss formulation called Meratrim, at the 29th Annual Scientific Obesity Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Their report focused on the efficacy and tolerability of this synergistic formulation comprising the extracts Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana for weight management, ...

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FIT IN 15: CHEST, NO REST

Dec 21, 2011
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Another super-targeted 15-minute workout for your on-the-go holidays Goal: Size, Detail Bodyparts: Chest, delts, triceps You may have heard all you want to hear about vascularity, pumps and vasodilators, but there's actual science backing the pump. Higher volume training draws more blood and fluids to working muscles, placing a stretch ...

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FIT IN 15: DEADS & PULL-UPS

Dec 21, 2011
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Goal: Staying Lean, Building Muscle Bodyparts: Low back, hamstrings, lats, glutes, biceps, forearms * Use your bodyweight. --Perform all 10 supersets consecutively, with no rest in between. --Aim for 5-10 pull-ups on each set. Doesn't look like much, does it? Maybe you're an ace at the deadlift and even if ...

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Ripped Strong Program

Dec 9, 2011
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A Comprehensive Program For Adding Rock-Hard Mass While Improving Strength This program is designed to give you huge muscles, defined cuts, and super strength. Furthermore, it is also designed to give you the best recovery possible while allowing you to hit each major muscle group in a week -- a ...

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All in Good Time

Dec 5, 2011
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Using Nutrient Timing To Fuel Your Training Goals For many people, nutrient timing is popular because it puts you in the driver's seat for controlling all things good and bad with your diet.  For researchers, nutritionists and dietitians, nutrient timing is a critical nutritional element that plugs in key nutrients ...

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BEAT THE HOLIDAY BUFFET

Dec 1, 2011
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Goal: Staying Lean Bodyparts: All Thanksgiving weekend will be just the beginning. Soon, you'll be invited to a multitude of holiday parties, each teeming with cocktails, cocktail weenies, pies, pudding and an otherwise tantalizing lineup of indulgent, high-calorie foods. That's great, but without a better strategy and a little self-discipline, ...

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ELEVATE YOUR GAME

Nov 17, 2011
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Go from weakling to warrior by building these two exercises into your routine Goal: Performance Bodyparts: All You train to look great but you also want to BE great. But if you're getting burned deep in your flag football league, or if your above-the-rim game has started to head south, ...

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The Cure for Protein Sticker Shock

Nov 10, 2011
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Hard times are getting harder. Budgets are tighter. And now, recession-weary athletes are experiencing Protein Sticker Shock. Customers who visit some of ProSource.net's bigger retail competitors are reporting jaw-dropping price increases on powdered proteins, particularly products from high-profile manufacturers with high overhead and ancillary costs. Here at ProSource, we know ...

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PUSH PRESS

Nov 10, 2011
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Use some calculated body English to build bolder shoulders Goal: Size, Strength Bodyparts: Shoulders Those who play by the rules tend to live cozy, conventional lives, devoid of the extraordinary, free from improvisation. But when it comes to your physique, sometimes you have to throw the rule book into the ...

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Turn Up The Volume!

Nov 7, 2011
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Muscle Cell Super Saturation for the Ultimate Results [Editor's Note: We'd like to introduce another well-credentialed supplement expert and writer to our readers here at ProSource.net, Andrew McInroy. Andrew will be weighing in semi-regularly on supplement and performance enhancement issues. Welcome aboard, Andrew!] Think you have a great nutrition, training ...

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HANG CLEAN

Oct 27, 2011
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A power movement to build mass in your shoulders and back Goal: Size Bodyparts: All Saying that explosive, Olympic-style lifts are not for you is like saying that you are perfectly content with your current (and perhaps deficient) levels of strength, size and athleticism. The fact is that these types ...

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A Lasting Impression

Oct 21, 2011
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A Comprehensive Plan For Keeping Your Summer Physique All Winter Long The beach chair is back on a hook in the garage. The top is back up on the convertible. The grill is in the shed. A thousand great summer memories are just that now. Memories. All the hard work ...

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TRICEPS MASS MOVES

Oct 20, 2011
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Are you using the right exercises in your quest for bigger arms? Goal: Size Bodyparts: All The pulley on your gym's triceps pressdown machine is worn. It's ragged. It's tired. It is fatigued from years of overuse by lifters that have become over-reliant on this single-joint movement for building better ...

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Bodybuilding on a budget

Oct 7, 2011
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7 Must-Have Supplements That Deliver Maximum Results from Minimum $$$ There are a lot of supplements marketed to bodybuilders, and you could spend a lot of money experimenting with different products in an effort to gain an edge. Fortunately, attaining your ideal physique does not have to cost you an ...

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BRING IN THE BANDS

Oct 5, 2011
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Blow Past Plateaus and Build Strength with LVR Training Goal: Strength Bodyparts: All When it comes to getting strong, there are no magic wands, no miracle programs -- no substitutes for hard work and a willingness to push yourself harder week to week. But there may be some strategies worth ...

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4 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR DEADLIFT

Sep 29, 2011
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Gain Strength and Size With These Tips for Maximizing Your Lift Goal: Strength Bodyparts: Back, legs In the strength game, there are few names that are more respected than Marty Gallagher. Let's be honest: A man who can deadlift 744 pounds from the floor at a bodyweight of 235 pounds ...

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HARD & HEAVY HAMS

Sep 8, 2011
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Build a Set of Pro-Quality Hamstrings With a Maxed-Out Romanian Deadlift Goal: Size, Strength, Detail Bodyparts: Hamstrings Take a look at any Mr. Olympia or Arnold Classic winner. While the physiques may boast different show-stopping qualities, one common bond that all champs share is a beefy, sickly-striated set of hamstrings. ...

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ABS: GO LOW!

Sep 1, 2011
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Use this Lower Abs-Focused Routine to Turn Your 6-Pack Into an 8-Pack Goal: Strength, Detail Bodyparts: Lower Abs It's a sad fact that most guys who think they have good abs are only partially correct. More often than not, the upper half of their rectus abdominis -- the wall of ...

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SHOULDERS: RELOADED

Aug 18, 2011
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A Back-to-Basics Routine with a Twist for Huge Delts Goal: Size, Strength, Detail Bodyparts: Deltoids Many mistakenly think that wearing a sleeveless shirt with pride is all about having a great set of arms. But the reality is that the visual impact of big bi's and tri's is diminished if ...

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Accept No Substitute

Aug 17, 2011
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One Form of Creatine Remains Bodybuilding's Most Clinically Validated Super Supplement When it comes to surviving and thriving amidst scientific scrutiny and the popular criticism of so-called "experts," creatine monohydrate is king. Indeed, no supplement has ever walked away with a reputation as sterling as that currently possessed by creatine ...

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DYNAMIC ABS

Jul 28, 2011
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Break out of your stale abs routine with a high-energy workout Goal: Strength, Detail Bodyparts: Abs Crunch. Three sets of 15. Reverse crunch. Three more sets. Side crunches? Of course. Same routine. That kind of abs routine is fine and good. We hesitate to say that because well over half ...

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LESS CARDIO, MORE RESULTS

Jul 21, 2011
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Use intervals to save workout time and reveal your best summer body Goal: Get Lean Bodyparts: All High-intensity interval training, or HIIT. Please tell us you've jumped on board with this proven, effective method of burning bodyfat. What's that? You haven't? Well allow us to quickly make the case for ...

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Forging Strong Bonds

Jul 14, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Supplement Articles, ProSource: Joint Command
[ Editor's Note: Big muscles and weak joints are a recipe for disaster. One tear, one frayed joint, one hamstring pull can derail your productive exercise regimen for weeks or months at a time. That's why we at ProSource are always closely monitoring ongoing research in the science of joint ...

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SPOT REDUCTION: MYTH NO MORE?

Jul 14, 2011
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A Bodypart-Specific Training Regimen Supported By New Clinical Research Goal: Get Lean Bodyparts: All Spot reduction is the idea that you can lose fat from certain areas of your body by targeting those areas with specific exercise. Case in point, the legions of infomercial-marketed abs training products that would have ...

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LONDON CALLING

Jul 8, 2011
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Elite-Level Track Athlete Leroy Dixon Takes Aim at London Olympic Gold in 2012 When U.S. track athlete Leroy Dixon lines up for a dash at history during the 2012 Olympic Games, a nation will stand at the ready to cheer him on. What they may not realize is that this ...

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7 Surprising Benefits of Taurine

Jul 6, 2011
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Recent Research Puts the Spotlight on a Versatile Super Amino Up until recently, support for taurine as an ergogenic aid has not been a hot topic in research journals and bodybuilding forums, but recent developments suggest that is about to change. Indeed, the latest science shows that taurine can significantly ...

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FOUR-BY-FOREARMS

Jun 30, 2011
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High-yield techniques for a Popeye-like set of forearms Goal: Size Bodyparts: Forearms If someone says that you have great biceps and triceps, they might as well say that you have arms without finish. Because without an equally striking set of forearms, you are limiting how good you can look in ...

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Eating Round the Clock

Jun 21, 2011
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Significant Gains Accrue Like Clockwork With These Nutrient Timing Strategies "What to Eat?" and "How Much to Eat?" are always two major concerns in the minds of people who want to get bigger and for those who also want to get smaller.  Meanwhile, the last five years of research have ...

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4 WAYS TO BURN FAT ALL DAY

Jun 16, 2011
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Maintain Your Rock-Hard Summer Hardbody With These Rules to Live By Goal: Fat Loss Bodyparts: All Knowledge is power, but sometimes too much information is as bad as too little. There are times when it helps to boil things down to the basics and nowhere is this more applicable than ...

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3 REASONS YOU'RE NOT STRONG

Jun 9, 2011
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Goal: Strength Bodyparts: All There's strength training, then there's training to get strong. Learning how to differentiate between the two can be of critical importance for those who are displeased with their strength gains, says Sean Waxman, CSCS, a former national-level Olympic weightlifter and owner of Waxman's Gym (www.waxmansgym.com) in ...

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There Can Only Be One

Jun 7, 2011
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Brute Strength Propels Doug Madewell in His Quest to Be World's Strongest Man "My biggest goal is to be the World's Strongest Man. Hey, who wouldn't want a title like that? It just sounds cool." Admit it -- it does sound cool. So it's hard to blame  29-year-old strongman competitor ...

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Half the Heft

Jun 3, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Transformation Stories
Christina Cores Overcomes Adversity on Her Way From 240 Lbs to a Trim 118 lbs Sometimes the first step along the journey to losing significant weight is to set down all the emotional baggage you're carrying. That's what Christina Cores learned as she embarked on the long, hard journey from ...

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QUADACITY

Jun 2, 2011
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Make a Bold Statement with Front Squats, the Ultimate Massive Quad Builder Goal: Size, Strength, Detail Bodyparts: Quads Nobody actually likes to squat. Even though it is the crown jewel of lower body training, it's incredibly demanding and, if done right, leaves you with the hobbled gait of a brain-hungry ...

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BE A BODYWEIGHT BEAST

May 26, 2011
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Retool your Physique with A Dips and Pullups Regimen The alpha male crowd would have you believe that your worth is determined by how many plates are clanging on the bar when you're squatting. Well, there probably isn't a guy out there who doesn't want to have a better squat, ...

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GROWTH while you SLEEP

May 20, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Supplement Articles
Deep Sleep Supplement Support for Maximum Recovery and GH Release Slow-wave (deep) sleep is necessary to balance hormones in the body that are essential to muscular recovery and growth. The largest contribution of deep sleep to recovery is the release of growth hormone from the anterior pituitary, which sets up ...

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TIMED DELTS

May 19, 2011
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A "Time Under Tension" Strategy for Producing Cannonball Delts Goal: Size, Stamina Bodyparts: Shoulders Bodybuilder Craig Richardson says it enough that it could be his personal motto: "Your muscles don't know weight - all they know is stress and fatigue." Naively, most of us non-IFBB-card-holding types still consider the almighty ...

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12 MINUTES TO RIPPED

May 12, 2011
Posted in: Featured Content, Training Articles, Muscle Mechanics, Articles by ProSource
5-10-15 workouts to keep your regimen fresh, intense and productive Goal: Strength, conditioning Bodyparts: Total body If you've been training for a decade or more, then you know. It used to be that tough workouts were defined by how much time you spent in the gym. "Oh, I trained legs ...

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Quality Before Quantity

May 6, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Supplement Articles, Protein
Protein.  It is easily the most important ingredient to any athlete that continually stresses their body in the pursuit of more muscle.  What are the differences?  What should you look for?  This nutrient's popularity and the technology that has gone into its development have created a double-edged sword. Go back ...

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UNILATERAL ACTION

May 5, 2011
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Wanna be 20% stronger instantly? Try training one limb at a time Goals: Strength Bodypart: Arms, Legs Forgive the geopolitical comparison, but when it comes to lifting heavy weight, it doesn't always take a coalition of muscle. Sometimes, unilateral action is just what the situation calls for. Bench press. Barbell ...

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Protein Guidelines for the MMA Athlete

Apr 29, 2011
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How Much? What Type? And When? The Science Behind Success in the Octagon Training for most mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes is physically and metabolically demanding, often involving multiple sessions per day dedicated to mastering numerous disciplines, strength and power training, and cardiovascular endurance. The overall high frequency of fighting-specific ...

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CENTURIES OF GROWTH

Apr 28, 2011
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An extreme-volume technique to gain new muscle growth and density Goals: Size, Detail, Endurance Bodypart: All You might think that true muscle failure - the kind that triggers beasty new growth - can only be achieved when your body can no longer move a moderate-to-heavy weight. Ten good reps, then ...

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FLEX & FLEXIBILITY

Apr 20, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Muscle Mechanics, Training Articles
Simple Stretching Tips to Lift Heavier, Recover Better and Workout Longer Goals: Flexibility Bodypart: All After a heavy leg day, replete with plenty of squats and leg presses, the last thing you want to do is ...well, actually, you don't really want to do anything after a big leg day. ...

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TRICEPS: GO BEYOND THE PRESSDOWN

Apr 14, 2011
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Long Head Workout for Meatier Triceps Goals: Size & Strength Bodypart: Triceps, long head Ask a guy to flex his arms and you're more than likely going to receive an enthusiastic, front double biceps pose. But if he really wants to show off, maybe he should be hitting a side ...

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Figuring All the Angles

Apr 12, 2011
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Superstar Pro Wrestler Kurt Angle is in Peak Form As He Considers His Options for 2011 and Beyond When it comes to tallying professional wrestling achievements, few stars past or present can tick off an incredible list like that attributed to Kurt Angle. Fourteen-time world champion in the biggest promotions ...

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Non-Stimulant Diet Support

Apr 12, 2011
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L-carnitine Emerges as a Promising Alternative for Transformational Results [ Editor's Note: Athletes who are sensitive to stimulants have long had few alternatives when it comes to diet support supplements, which are typically beefed up with caffeine, synephrine, and yohimbine, all potent stimulant compounds. Below, noted supplement science expert Dwayne ...

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ABS IN FIVE

Apr 7, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Muscle Mechanics, Training Articles
A build-and-burn routine to build better abs in no time flat Goals: Strength, Detail Bodypart: Abs (rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis) No, we're not trying to move in on the Six Minute Abs dynasty. Actually, a quick web search will show you that everyone in the universe has already done that. ...

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RAISING THE DEAD

Mar 31, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Muscle Mechanics, Training Articles
Build Strength, Size and Detail With This Targeted Deadlift Routine Goals: Size, Strength, Fat-Burning Bodypart: Whole Body Anyone who has ever spent time in the gym trying to get freaky strong can (and should) tell you that your gains start and end with the deadlift. If you're not familiar with ...

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Hard Times

Mar 31, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Transformation Stories
Newly Rock-Hard and Massive Josh Andrews Aims for Bodybuilding's Elite Pro Ranks "I was big and I could throw the weight around pretty good, but I was soft. I was like a big teddy bear." Today, Josh Andrews can look back on his "teddy bear" days with a sense of ...

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LEGS, SIMPLIFIED

Mar 24, 2011
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Keep Your Leg Progress on Track With This Challenging Home Routine Goals: Power, Strength, Detail Bodypart: Legs When it comes to building legs worth showing off - the kind whose size and detail speak to their power and strength - there is no substitute for the squat. Regarded by many ...

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Running For Respect

Mar 16, 2011
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Grambling State's All-Time Leading Rusher Frank Warren Sets His Sights on the Pros The buzz surrounding the upcoming pro football draft has been all about the media-anointed breakout talents--Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller, Georgia wide ...

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SHIFTING GEARS

Mar 10, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Muscle Mechanics, Training Articles
Learning how to manipulate the pace of your reps can drastically affect your gains Goals: Strength, Size & Shape Bodypart: Chest Slow and steady wins the race. This fable-inspired mantra may hold true for the tortoise and the hare but in the weight room, "slow and steady" is only part ...

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New Clinical Study Further Validates the Efficacy of a Key Ingredient in T-Boosting Powerhouse AndroTest Extreme

Mar 10, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Supplement Articles, Research Articles
So many products in the sports supplement field have a short shelf life. They represent marginal advancements (or, more commonly, no advancement at all) on existing science in their category. Every once in a while, however, a product arrives that is so advanced it actually takes the rest of the ...

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Cross Country Runner

Feb 25, 2011
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Ultra Marathon Man Dean Karnazes Sets Off to Run from California to NYC in 75 Days! This may be Dean Karnazes's greatest feat yet. And that's saying a lot. By now, there's probably nothing left to occupy the realm of the physically impossible for Dean Karnazes when it comes to ...

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Mixing It Up With Mike Goldberg

Feb 23, 2011
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The golden voice of the UFC not only talks the talk, but walks the walk With a forceful front kick, Mike Goldberg backs up his opponent before he unleashes a powerful right cross. Undaunted his opponent steps forward, then Goldberg fires off a left jab, that's quickly blocked, an overhand ...

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Is Protein Thermogenic?

Feb 21, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Research Articles, Supplement Articles, Protein
Increase Calorie Burning Efficiency and Control Appetite by Boosting Your Protein Intake The balance between the amount of calories you are eating and the number of calories you are burning is a key factor which dictates your ability to lose weight, maintain optimum weight, and improve your body composition. While ...

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The Fastest Woman in the World

Feb 17, 2011
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World Leading Hurdler and Team Supreme Member Kellie Wells Overcomes Adversity on Her Way to the Top Hurdles weren't the only obstacles Kellie Wells has had to overcome on her way to emerging as the most dynamic women's track and field star since Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated the sport in the ...

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Gain the Ultimate Pre-Workout Edge with GlycoCarn, a Revolutionary NO Pump Compound

Feb 9, 2011
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[ Editor's Note: Industry experts and bodybuilders alike have been keeping a close watch on a remarkable development in the pre-workout supplement category . Arginine-based muscle pump complexes have long been the supplement of choice for athletes looking to enhance sports performance and nutrient delivery to muscle tissue. Recently, however, ...

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Old and New Paradigms in Carbohydrate Nutrition: Slow and Fast Carbs

Feb 3, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Diet Articles
For decades, carbohydrates (aka carbs) have been the mainstay of what sport nutritionists consider an optimal diet.  Many athletes view carbs as an obligate nutrient that should be consumed before, during and after exercise in order to prevent fatigue, enhance performance, and speed recovery. While there is an empiric basis ...

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Staying Power

Jan 19, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Transformation Stories
Lifestyle Secrets that Helped Tiffany Roberts Lock in Her Astounding Physique Transformation Is there anything more exciting than a radical, positive transformation of the way we look and feel? The days go by and the pounds drop off, revealing the leaner, firmer, more vital and vigorous self we always knew ...

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CREATINE SUPPLEMENTATION: BENEFITS EXTEND BEYOND EXERCISE PERFORMANCE

Jan 10, 2011
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Supplement Articles, Creatine, Research Articles
With nearly 2 decades of solid research, most athletes are well versed in the performance benefits of creatine supplementation.  But there is more to the story. Emerging research has revealed some new and exciting outcomes linked to creatine supplementation. Here’s a recap of novel findings from new studies showing benefits ...

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Paying His Dues

Jan 5, 2011
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Formidable NPC Competitor Michael Moore Hones His Physique and Keeps His Eyes on the Prize The road to greatness can be a long one in any sport, though no path is longer or more torturous than that which exists in bodybuilding. This is due, in large part, to the exclusivity ...

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DON'T SKIP THE DIP!

Dec 9, 2010
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Training Articles
Dip Tips for Building Your Chest and Triceps First, an indisputable fact. The dip is one of the toughest and most productive upper body exercises you can do. Done using just your bodyweight, this basic, compound movement can produce significant gains in muscle size and marked gains in strength in ...

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The Beast Unleashed

Nov 30, 2010
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Marine Corps Sergeant David Douglas Takes Aim at the Power Lifting Elite You'd never know it today, but the man they call The Beast was once turned away by his high school football team because he was too small to play any position on the field. He can laugh about ...

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From Couch to Coach

Nov 24, 2010
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This formerly obese wife and mother is now a certified trainer competing on stage As anyone who has made the life-changing decision to do something about their obesity knows, it usually takes an eye-opening experience to enact change. For some, it's receiving test results from a physician that serves as ...

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The Lowdown on Low Carbohydrate Dieting for Bodybuilders

Nov 22, 2010
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The most effective dietary approach for shedding body fat is to restrict carbohydrates. Most bodybuilders figure this out intuitively or they have been given advice by fellow weight lifters. As a scientist who has studied the effects of low carbohydrate diets for over 10 years and is a former competitive ...

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The Arizona Fall League - Major League Baseball's Crystal Ball

Nov 17, 2010
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"The Best of the Best." These are the words baseball insiders use to describe the competition at the Arizona Fall League. An elite baseball league that plays its season each October in the desert sun of Phoenix, the Fall League invites only prime, just-on-the-cusp prospects to play. Its alumni bears ...

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Overnight Sensation

Nov 12, 2010
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Cincinnati's Pitching Phenom Mike Leake Makes the Jump from College Ball to the Big Leagues After Cincinnati picked PAC-10 Pitcher of The Year Mike Leake with their first pick in last year's major league baseball draft, the organization fully expected a bright big league future out of the young right ...

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ProSource - Lift Heavy to Get Lean

Nov 5, 2010
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, BCAA, Training Articles
LOAD UP, LEAN DOWN Why heavy lifting is best when it comes to getting sickly shredded There are certain gym mantras that have managed to withstand the test of time such as "No pain, no gain" and "You have to squat big to get big." You'll get no argument here. ...

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ProSource.net Featured Athlete Profile - Monty Mabry

Nov 2, 2010
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It all starts with a dream. For Monty Mabry, it started with the superheroes in the comic books of his youth, continued on to winning the NPC Mr. Virginia Overall Championship in 2003, and on to the present day, where he is more determined than ever to win his IFBB ...

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Glory Days Again

Oct 18, 2010
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Transformation Stories, Diet Articles, Superfeature Articles, Featured Content, Training Articles
Former High School Athlete Recovers His Rock-Hard Physique Call it "Former Athlete Physique Syndrome." You see it at every level, from high school to the pros. Athletes live a highly active lifestyle. They work hard, play hard ... and eat a lot. Then comes the day when the uniform comes ...

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ProSource.net Featured Athlete Profile-Top NPC Contender Ryan Matter Shares His Fitness and Bodybuilding Secrets

Oct 15, 2010
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Sometimes that has meant persevering in the face of the loss of loved ones. Or using water weights and a tree when no other equipment was available for a workout. Sometimes it meant resorting to some unusual methods of bolstering protein intake. (We'll let Ryan tell you that one.) A ...

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The Ultimate Bodybuilding Protein for Your Extreme Transformation Solution

Oct 4, 2010
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If you're serious about getting big and lean, it's time you knew about a new protein powder called  Vectron. This powerful protein supplement is scientifically engineered to help men lose fat and muscle up.  Losing body fat can be a very tricky endeavor. To achieve real fat loss, you need ...

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ProSource.net Featured Athlete Profile

Sep 30, 2010
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Troy Tate At ProSource, we meet some of the most dedicated, focused, mentally tough people you could ever encounter in any walk of life. They're businesspeople, athletes, students and, most importantly, success stories. They share a common desire to maximize their performance and physique potential. They know what it is ...

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OLYMPIA WEEKEND 2010: CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF MAKING LEGENDS

Sep 27, 2010
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Andrew Oye's Pro Muscle Report, Gossip
The Item: Expanded Event Coverage/Contest Results 2010 OLYMPIA Las Vegas threw a birthday bash for the Olympia, which celebrated its 45th Anniversary over the weekend (September 24-25, 2010). The fitness and physique world's best athletes got together to party like college kids and to battle like warriors in their respective ...

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REAL WORLD TESTOSTERONE

Sep 24, 2010
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Wondering if testosterone boosters are right for you? Here's an in-depth look at the newest and most effective strategies for improving T levels in the body for maximum bodybuilding gains. Perhaps no other area in the sports supplement marketplace has been subject to as much debate and conflicting information as ...

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Iceman On The Hot Seat

Sep 24, 2010
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MMA Legend Chuck Liddell Talks Comeback, Training, And His New Supplement Line Years from now, MMA fans may argue about who was the best fighter every to step into the Octagon, but there will be no disagreement at all about who was the toughest. Nobody "out-toughs" The Iceman. Famed for ...

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THE PROSOURCE MASS-BUILDING WORKOUT

Sep 20, 2010
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Training Articles, Featured Content
Take advantage of the colder weather to hunker down in the gym and pack on pounds of new muscle. The beaches are closed, the pools are covered, and a chill is in the air. While many lament the end of summer, for dyed-in-the-wool bodybuilders, autumn doesn't signal an end, but ...

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A STRONG FINISH

Sep 10, 2010
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Postpone Fatigue and Enhance Performance with Beta Alanine Beta-alanine has quickly become a favorite performance supplement based on the simple fact that it works. This nonessential amino acid has proven itself time and again in studies for enhancing performance in trained athletes and regular joes alike. The bulk of the ...

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6 Steps to a Better Bench Press

Sep 10, 2010
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Maximize your strength in the king of all upper body exercises with this helping of iron-clad wisdom Ask a guy to show you his muscles and he'll likely flex his biceps. But if you ask him how strong he is, he'll likely tell you how much he benches. That's because ...

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15-Year NHL Veteran Langenbrunner Eyes 2010-2011 Season

May 13, 2010
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New Jersey Devil Jamie Langenbrunner is still going strong in the NHL, and has a third Stanley Cup on his agenda. Jamie Langenbrunner has carved out a 15-year-career in the National Hockey League (NHL) by being tough, tenacious and gritty. He's not the flashy type to put up 80, 90, ...

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3 Ways To Get Beach-Ready For Summer

May 7, 2010
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Don't let another summer pass you by. Lean out while protecting muscle with these three easy tactics. Is your body beach ready? If not, there's hope — if you're willing to watch what you eat, supplement wisely and get more exercise. These three quick-hit tips can help. 1) Burn Calories ...

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Drive Muscle Growth with a Perfect Ratio of Protein and Carbs

Apr 27, 2010
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Support your bodybuilding regimen and rebalance your diet with a more precise intake of carbohydrates and protein. When it comes to extreme muscle mass gain, some of the best advice I ever got probably came from my mom. "Everything in its proper place and time," she used to say. In ...

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Hoop Dreams: Improve Your Vertical Leap

Mar 20, 2010
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Grow Those Stubborn Calves and Quads (and Enhance Your Vertical) with  this NCAA-Quality Lower-Body Workout.         Does the 2010 NCAA Tournament have you wishing you could play above the rim? You may not achieve the lofty heights of Michigan State's Durrell Summers or Kentucky's John Wall, but this "mad ...

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Is Cardio Undermining Your Mass-Gain Regimen?

Mar 10, 2010
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Five Tips for Integrating Effective Cardio Exercise into a Successful Muscle-Building Plan As a personal trainer, one question I get more than just about anything else is, "will cardio undermine a mass-gain weight training regimen?"  For years, many in the hard-core bodybuilder community preached against incorporating cardio and/or aerobic training ...

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Arnold Classic 2010: Kai Greene Repeats as Champion

Mar 8, 2010
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The Item: Arnold Classic 2010 Results Bulletin The Scoop: On March 6, 2010, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, OH, IFBB Pro Kai Greene was crowned the overall winner of the 22nd Annual Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Championships, making it two in a row. Young phenom Phil Heath placed 2nd ...

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2010 Arnold Sports Festival Preview

Mar 1, 2010
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The Scoop: Fitness and fun for all ages, the world's largest multi-sport fitness event - the 2010 Arnold Sports Festival - is upon us. This coming weekend, the international sports and fitness community will converge on Columbus, Ohio to witness and participate in 44 sports and events (March 4-7). The ...

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Arizona Slugger Mark Reynolds Stays in the Zone

Feb 22, 2010
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It was a warm evening in Phoenix last August, and the Arizona Diamondbacks were getting ready for a three-game home stand against the New York Mets. As both teams loosened up before the game, Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds stepped into the batting cage to take his hacks at ...

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60 Minutes to Maximum Anabolism: MyoZene Overview

Feb 18, 2010
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Paramedics and other emergency personnel will attest to the fact that, in emergency scenarios, the sooner immediate care can be provided, the greater the chance a victim will survive.  Similar statements can be made regarding the timing of nutrients after an intense exercise bout. In this respect, evidence continues to ...

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Follow a Vegan Diet Without Compromising Your Performance

Feb 17, 2010
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An Exclusive Interview with Professional Ironman Triathlete and World Renowned Fitness and Nutrition Expert Brendan Brazier [Editor's Note: Though the great majority of bodybuilders could not imagine undertaking a rigorous workout regimen without the fuel provided by plenty of chicken breasts, egg whites, beef, and animal-protein-based supplements, there is a ...

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Reflections on Mark McGwire and Baseball's Steroid Era

Jan 12, 2010
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This week, former Home Run king Mark McGwire finally came clean on his steroid use. But in this day and age of advanced legal supplementation, is "cheating" even necessary?   On January 11, 2010, 12 years after the then-magical, now asterisked baseball season in which he did battle with Sammy ...

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Eight Is Not Enough: Ronnie Coleman To Return to Olympia Stage in 2010

Nov 5, 2009
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An Exclusive Interview with Recently Unretired Ronnie Coleman As He Seeks a record 9th Mr. Olympia Title It's official: bodybuilding icon Ronnie Coleman will make his highly anticipated return to competition at the 2010 Mr. Olympia. Tied with Lee Haney for most Olympia wins at eight, the 46-year-old Coleman's return ...

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Q & A with NFL Great Bill Romanowski

Oct 6, 2009
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The NFL's Most Feared Linebacker Has a New Passion: Nutrition 53 Perhaps the fiercest linebacker the game of football has ever seen, Bill Romanowski was known for his tenacious and fearless style of play during his illustrious 16-year career in the NFL.  With a sheer passion and drive second to ...

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Lift Safe: 7 Tips for Avoiding Serious Injury

Sep 30, 2009
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A terrible accident in the USC Trojan's weight room left tailback Stafon Johnson hospitalized -- a stern reminder to all of us that safety while training is a serious issue. Here are seven tips you can use to help avoid injuries while hoisting heavy iron. As ubiquitous in the gym ...

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Transformation Inspiration: How New Mom Tammy Stewart Lost 40 Pounds in 4 Months

Sep 24, 2009
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Supreme Protein and a targeted workout regimen help  Tammy Stewart gets her "pre-baby body" back ... minus another 15 pounds. After giving birth to her beautiful daughter Maddisyn, Tammy Stewart found herself in the same position as many mothers, finding the extra baby weight she gained during her pregnancy wasn't ...

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Unstoppable: NFL Star Running Back Brian Westbrook

Sep 11, 2009
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The NFL's Most Explosive Running Back is determined to lead his team to a Super Bowl Championship With the start of the NFL season at hand, football fans everywhere are anxiously anticipating success for their favorite teams.  While the media attention has been mainly focused on a select few storylines ...

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The Fitness Secrets of the Stars

Sep 9, 2009
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We take physical fitness very seriously here at ProSource. Looking great and feeling great is what we're all about. But there are people out there who are even more obsessed than we are. Hard to believe, but true. For those individuals-and we're talking elite athletes and celebrities here-being ripped and ...

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Top NL Rookie Tommy Hanson Emerges as a Breakout Star

Sep 8, 2009
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As major league baseball enters the last full month of the regular season, there are still multiple team and individual titles up for grabs all over the league.   The American and Nation League wildcard race is as tight as ever, and although "King Albert" (Albert Pujols) is clearly the favorite ...

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THE POWER OF LCLT

Jul 22, 2011
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Fat-Oxidizing Agent L-Carnitine Linked to Enhanced Recovery and Growth [ Editor's Note: In the supplement industry, new products usually appear months or even years after scientific breakthroughs, as manufacturers scurry to keep up with current science (or merely issue "copycat" formulations approximating new technologies already brought to market by the ...

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Lowest Prices! Huge Selection! The Industry's Best Customer Service!

Nov 3, 2010
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Many companies claim to have the lowest prices. Many companies say their customer service is best. But their empty promises, shipping delays, and sneaky billing surcharges tell a much different story. At ProSource, we've earned your trust and our status as America's #1 Sports Supplement Superstore the hard way: By ...

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Arizona Diamondback Star Mark Reynolds Wraps Up a Breakout Season

Oct 7, 2009
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You notice it everywhere Mark Reynolds plays these days. As soon as he steps into the on-deck circle, a sense of anticipation begins to build. The aimless chatter in the stands subsides and fans en route to the concessions swiftly return to their seats. Everyone, it seems, knows about the ...

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In Search of Power Pt. 8

Sep 3, 2009
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Training Articles, Featured Content
Of the many comments I have received from users of the "DMC" system, one of the most humorous ones is that I have titled the product somewhat incorrectly. Calling DMC "dance inspired fitness" gives some readers an idea that it is "lighter work" and deflects the truth that the program ...

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Half The Man He Was: Justin Petruzziello Loses 140 Lbs

Jul 30, 2009
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Featured Content, Transformation Stories
ProSource premium supplements play a key role in a remarkable return to peak health and vitalitySometimes we can become so focused on one or two barometers of success—often measured in terms of status or wealth or power—that we can lose sight of what's truly important, and our quality of life ...

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The constant evolution of Prosource products: Ultra PS Gold

May 29, 2009
Posted in: Articles by ProSource, Supplement Articles, Featured Content, ProSource: Ultra PS Gold
The constant evolution of Prosource products: Ultra PS Gold   Whenever a new or an improved product is introduced in the sports supplement market it is subject to intense and detailed scrutiny. Let†™s face it, in this weakened economy with all the hype and inferior-grade supplements rushing into production for ...

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World Premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Apr 30, 2009
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It's not true that Hugh Jackman owns the entire world, these days. It just seems that way. The accomplished actor and reigning People Magazine "Sexiest Man Alive" has appeared in a string of critical and commercial big-screen blockbusters in recent years and is now poised to cement his reputation as ...

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Rebuilding A-Rod

Apr 10, 2009
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As Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery, ProSource offers an expert training routine he could use to get himself back on the field and playing better than ever. Love him or hate him, you have to admit: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has had an extremely challenging (and ...

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High, Heavy & Hardcore

Apr 2, 2009
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Popular opinion be damned: You can combine heavy weights and high repetitions for maximum power and muscle gains You may not have the strength of eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman, but that doesn't mean you can't train like him, at least in one key regard: the number of reps you ...

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Nytrowhey Extreme Recipes

Feb 22, 2007
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