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Why Do I Look So Lean At 15% Body Fat?

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Date: 2017-10-20 15:18:13

Even when I’m at 14-16% body fat, how can I look noticeably leaner than someone who has a much lower body fat percentage? Why is it that my abdominals are still clearly visible and overall muscle definition is still relatively impressive?

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Bulking and Cutting Gone Wrong!

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Date: 2017-10-20 00:33:39

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Bulking and cutting is one of the most classic methods of adding muscle as fast as possible. The theory is that by eating in caloric excess you are providing your body with an abundance of nutrients from which you can add lots of muscle along with some obligatory fat. Once you reach the size you want, begin cutting and dieting to lose the excess fat and end up with nothing but lean muscle gains. What happens when all doesn’t go to plan?

In this video, I’m going to show you one of the biggest mistakes and misconceptions when it comes to bulking that people overlook. The limiting factor in how big you get and how fast is never going to be about the number of calories that you consume but rather the host of other things that matter much more than a simple food threshold.

For instance, if you want to build muscle you have to start with the right genetics. You can cram tons of calories down your throat all you want but if you have the muscle building genetics of Pee Wee Herman you are not going to be happy with the end result. Likely you will just wind up being skinny fat and without any appreciable amounts of muscle.

The same can be said for the distribution of muscle fibers in your body. Someone that is predominantly type I or slow twitch muscle fibers is going to have a much harder time adding muscle to their frame despite the fact that they are cramming down the calories. Now there isn’t anything you can do about either of these two things since they are determined by your genes. That said, there are other factors that are very much in your control.

What you are doing in your training is key to these. If you are not bringing enough intensity to your workouts or if your workouts are either too long or too frequent and not providing enough opportunity for recovery then again the amount of calories you eat will not overcome your mistakes. Recovering from your hard workouts is always going to be a much more important factor in muscle growth.

You may say that food intake is part of this process and you would be right, however sleep and training frequency are also parts of the equation and can dictate to a much larger degree the success you see in your muscle building pursuit. Again, if you are meeting the requirements of getting in enough calories, adding excess with the thought that you will speed up the process and add more muscle more quickly simply isn’t true.

So instead of focusing on the amount of food you eat, worry about the quality. Aim to meet your daily requirements based on your activity level and then focus the rest of your efforts on the things that are more directly impactful on your muscle growth. Limit your body’s cortisol by resting more, keeping stress to a minimum and training hard but not long. Supplement with good high quality protein and muscle building supplements.

If you are looking for a program that gives you an eating plan day by day along with step by step workouts and supplement suggestions, head to http://athleanx.com and choose the right ATHLEAN-X Training System for you. If you are looking to add size then you will definitely want to look into the Max Size program for building muscle fast.

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What Is The Most Accurate Way To Measure Body Fat?

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Date: 2017-10-18 19:08:16

I went on a mission around London to get as many different body fat readings as possible in one day. The goal was to compare all of the results and to discover which method is the most accurate.

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The Triceps Workout “Master Tip” (EVERY EXERCISE!)

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Date: 2017-10-18 00:43:54

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If you want to get more out of every triceps exercise you do in your triceps workout then you are going to want to do what I’m showing you here. In this video, you’re going to learn the tricep master tip. This is the single best tip that you can apply to your tris that will allow you to get them to gain more muscle mass without costing you extra time in the gym.

First it helps to start with some anatomy. The triceps muscle is composed of three heads, the long, medial and lateral head. The long head of the triceps is the one that provides the most bulk to the belly itself and is the one that helps to fill up the shirt sleeves the best. In order to work the long head and get it to fully contract you must take your arm behind your body at the end of the rep and get complete extension of the elbow.

It is important to note that not every exercise has you finish with your arm behind your body however. This is ok. What it does underscore is how important it is to not forget to complete the extension of the elbow so you can maximize the contraction of the other two heads of the triceps. Here is where we tend to miss the mark. Mostly, this is because we have been taught that it is a bad thing to “lock out” our joints into extension.

That is simply not true. Taking a joint to full extension is never a bad thing as long as you don’t have any pre-existing condition that would preclude you from doing so (like bone chips in the elbow). The only time locking out is a bad thing is when you add velocity to the process and lock out forcefully without a controlled contraction. In the case of the triceps muscle, as long as you are smoothly completing the extension and taking the elbow through its full range of motion you are not at risk for doing damage to the joint and are actually putting your triceps in their best position to respond to your training.

The master tip ensures that you complete every rep of every triceps exercise by extending your elbow fully. This can be applied to the dip, triceps extension, pushdowns, or even close grip bench presses. If the exercise allows for the arm to also be extended back behind the body as well then you should take advantage and make sure you do that too. Full contraction of the long head of the triceps is always going to give you a more complete triceps squeeze because of the highest involvement of all three heads of the muscle.

If you are not sure if you are extending enough you can always do the technique that I share with you here. Back off about an inch at the end of every repetition and then contract again and attempt to take your elbow into even more extension than you just had. This is a great way to get as far as your joint is going to allow you while also making sure not to overextend or jeapordize the health of the elbow because the speed has been removed.

If you try this triceps workout master tip you should feel the difference instantly. The thing that the master tip should provide is an instant ability to do it with no extra equipment, it should work right away and it should be felt like no other tip before. If you try this and feel what I’m talking about and are looking for more ways to get more out of every workout you do, head to http://athleanx.com and get the ATHLEAN-X Training System.

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4 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes

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Date: 2017-10-15 17:11:16

Spice up your life with these 4 simple and quick to make chicken recipes.

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Middle Easter Chicken Skewers:

– 1 cup 0% fat greek yogurt
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 teaspoons paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon cumin
– 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (if you like spice)
– 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
– 1-3/4 teaspoons salt
– 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
– 5 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 large red onion, cut into wedges

Chicken Breast Stuffed & Wrapped:

– 2 rashers of bacon
– 2 tablespoons goats cheese
– 3-4 sun dried tomatoes
– spinach

Breadcrumb Chicken:

– 1 cup breadcrumbs
– 1/2 cup peanut flour
– 1 whole egg, 1 egg white
– BBQ seasoning, garlic salt, pepper + salt

BBQ Pulled Chicken:

– 1½ cups BBQ Sauce
– half white onion
– 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

 

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