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Leg Workout Tips for Mass (SKINNY LEGS EDITION!)

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Date: 2017-11-22 01:42:26

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Anyone that has ever struggled to build muscle has likely dealt with skinny legs and become frustrated trying to add mass. In this video, I’m going to give you 4 leg workout tips for mass that will help even the hardest of hardgainers to pack on size and start bulking up your legs in no time.

The first thing that most guys with skinny legs get wrong is that they allow their ego and self consciousness get in the way of what they should be doing in their leg workouts. No doubt, it can be a bit intimidating to watch others around you squat multiple plates while you are struggling to lift even one big plate for clean reps. That’s ok. Everyone starts somewhere and if you choose to start further ahead of where you should be it is a mistake that is going to hold you back for years to come.

Most guys with skinny legs will put more weight on the bar than they can handle in the squat and then proceed to crank out quarter reps. Not only is this robbing your legs of the stress that they can handle but you are doing this at the exclusion of doing the reps you should be doing to build bigger legs the right way. What you need to do is lower the weight to those that you can handle and get your intensity not from the heavier weights but from the high rep sets that you do in good form through full range of motion.

The next thing the hardgainer has to do for his legs is learn how to properly push from the ground. There is no way that you are going to lift as much weight as you can in your leg workouts unless you learn how to push through your feet. An equal and opposite force is needed to lift the weight that is on your shoulders during a squat. There is no better place to learn this than with the deadlift exercise.

The deadlift demands that you push through your legs during the first half of the left, beyond which point it becomes a pulling exercise. If you practice just the first half of the deadlift or combine it in one and a half rep fashion, you will build more strength through the legs off the floor. The will dramatically help you to increase your squat and lift heavier weights over time.

Multi-dimensional leg training is also important to fully developed legs. Almost all of the leg exercises that hardgainers use only stress the legs in the sagittal plane. Squats, leg extensions and leg curl are all one plane exercises that don’t mimic the functionality of the legs and limit the amount of growth that can be had by training the adductors and abductors of the legs as well.

Finally, I like to include exercises for the legs that are technically easier to perform than the squat and allow for someone just starting out to add weight faster. The Bulgarian Split Squat is a great exercise for doing this since it literally puts you in the right position to perform the exercise. The quads get loaded and the safety of the exercise is intact since you can simply dump the weights if you need to at the bottom of the squat without risk.

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My 4,000 Calorie Bulking Programme – Meal By Meal Breakdown

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Date: 2017-11-20 20:43:42

In this video I take you through a full day of eating when I’m in the middle of a bulking phase. I also highlight some key points and things to be aware of when building mass.

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Arnold’s Favorite Biceps Exercise (MADE BETTER!)

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Date: 2017-11-19 01:32:33

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is no doubt legendary and known for his incredible biceps. In this video, I cover Arnold’s favorite biceps exercise and attempt to make it better by adding some additional science to do so. The bicep exercise is the 21 curls. Seven reps in the bottom half of the dumbbell curl, seven in the top half and the final seven done through the full range of motion.

The issue with the way this exercise for biceps is performed is that we usually select one pair of dumbbells or weights to complete it. Doing this, we are limiting our strength throughout the whole exercise to what we can not only curl in just the full range of motion final seven reps but those same reps performed in a fatigued state.

We can do better than this. The key is taking advantage of the strength curve on the biceps curl. If you break the curl up into three parts (as we do in the 21’s) you realize that the two easiest portions of the lift are the first half and the second half, with the hardest part being in the middle one third. Breaking it down even further, of the two easier portions of the lift the first half is slightly easier than the last.

If you wanted to get the most out of the exercise you would want to match your strength to the curve. You actually can do this. Instead of grabbing the weights that you normally use to perform bicep curl 21’s, reach for a pair of dumbbells that is two steps up the rack. For instance, if you can curl 35’s for 21 reps, opt instead for 45 pounders and perform the first 7 bottom range reps.

From here, don’t rest at all and drop down to the next lightest pair of dumbbells. In this case it would be the 40 pounders. Here you want to do the 7 reps in the top of the range of motion. Again, accommodating for the drop in strength and fatigue that is accumulating this would be a good match of the strength that you still have in your biceps.

After this, you finally grab the weights you were going to use for the entire 21 curl and perform only the last 7 full range of motion reps. Here you should feel fully challenged like never before because you matched your biceps strength curve in all points in the range to weights that were challenging in all parts. If you want to build biceps as big as Arnold’s you definitely have to take your training seriously. If you want to give yourself every advantage to see your fastest results then you want to start training like an athlete.

If you want a program that will help you to build bigger biceps like Arnold while still holding onto your athleticism and overall functional development be sure to head to http://athleanx.com and get the ATHLEAN-X Training System. Start training like an athlete and build your best body ever in the next 90 days.

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Jeff vs Jesse (AND THE LOSER IS…)

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Date: 2017-11-17 01:46:23

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The wait is over. The showdown between Jeff and Jesse is on. A dead arm hang, whoever can hold it longer without their feet touching the floor. Oh wait, there’s a catch. I have to strap an extra 90 pounds to my waist while Jesse gets to hang there with just his bodyweight.

In case you missed the stakes…if I win, I get to shave Jesse’s ugly beard. If he wins, I have to eat a 5,890 calorie five pound gummy bear.

Thanks to everyone who has been a supporter and subscriber to this channel and helped to get us to 4 million subscribers. We are just getting started. I promise you nothing but my greatest content and videos as we march ahead to 5 million together. My sincere gratitude and appreciation for every one of you. Onward to athlean!

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How To Lose Fat Eating Carbs

High Carb Fat Loss

Rusty Moore and Mark Kislich just released their newest course about high carb fat loss which they are offering at big discount price for 2 days only.
Here’s a short info what this course about.

Now You Can Get the Lean Body You Have Always Desired… Without Avoiding Carbs or Starving Yourself to Death.

How to Lose Weight Feasting on Delicious Carbs.

We have been tricked into believing that carbs are the reason so many people are struggling with excess body fat. We are told to reduce carbs and increase fats if we want to lose weight. Here’s the irony:

Your body RARELY stores carbs as body fat to any significant degree.

Almost all of the fat you see on your body comes from the fats you eat. Your body doesn’t even change or convert the fat you eat before it gets stored as body fat.

Eat a lot of saturated fat? Saturated fat is what will get stored on your body.

Use a bunch of vegetable oil? Your body fat will contain that same type of fat.
For the most part…
Your stored body fat is simply the reserve tank for the excess dietary FAT that you EAT.

Where does the body store carbs? Excess carbs get stored in your muscles as glycogen.

The only time your body attempts to convert carbs into fat is when your muscles are 100% full of glycogen. Your muscles rarely reach this point. The average person can store up to 1,500-2,000 calories of glycogen. It takes sustained extreme overfeeding of carbs before your body begins the process of converting carbs to fat.

Here is the link to the course: High Carb Fat Loss

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