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June 17th, 2010   
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In this issue:

  • This Weeks Exclusive Articles
  • Hard Gainers Morning Glory by Mike Scialabba
  • Run Like Hell! by Mike Scialabba
  • Live From the Forums - Who's Talking About What & Quote of the Week
  This Weeks Exclusive Articles  

Rag on the Mags #6 - MuscleMag International: July 2010

‘Rag on the Mags’ is a feature in which we will to review the current crop of Muscle and Powerlifting publications as they come out each month (normally before they hit the newsstands).

The basic idea here is that we will present you with the CliffsNotes® of the pertinent info, allowing you to determine if it’s worthwhile for you to run a comb through your hair, head into civilization, and plunk down roughly six-bucks for the issue.

You can be assured that I have no agenda to give the thumbs up or down for a particular issue, I’ll just tell it how it is. We present to you the July 2010 issue of MuscleMag International!

Read the full article here

Author: Steve Colescott

Rag on the Mags #5 - Power: June/July 2010

‘Rag on the Mags’ is a feature in which we will to review the current crop of Muscle and Powerlifting publications as they come out each month (normally before they hit the newsstands).

The basic idea here is that we will present you with the CliffsNotes® of the pertinent info, allowing you to determine if it’s worthwhile for you to run a comb through your hair, head into civilization, and plunk down roughly six-bucks for the issue.

You can be assured that I have no agenda to give the thumbs up or down for a particular issue, I’ll just tell it how it is. We present to you the Juny/July 2010 issue of Power!

Read the full article here

Author: Steve Colescott

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  Mini Article 1  

Hard Gainers Morning Glory

by Mike Scialabba

The number one problem I see guys who call themselves 'Hard Gainers' struggle with is food, particularly breakfast. Now the problem isn't always food selection, more so overall calorie consumption.

When you truly are a hard gainer, staying lean isn't the issue, it's obviously gaining mass. Keep that in mind when planning your meals and be sure you're planning meals that are rich in muscle building ingredients, clean proteins, low glycemic carbohydrates, and good fats.

However in the end, just make sure you eating your automobile weight in calories.

Here's a tasty way to increase the calorie content of your breakfast in a hurry, while enjoying every single bite!

Morning Glory

Ingredients:

1 cup dry organic quick oats
2 scoops chocolate Nitrean
½ cup crushed deluxe nuts
½ cup sliced banana
1 tsp coconut oil
¾ cup water

Directions:

Mix 1 cup of dry organic quick oats with ¾ cup water.

Microwave 1 minute. Add all other ingredients and stir. Add water for desired consistency.

Eat, enjoy, grow.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 1032
Protein: 65
Carbs: 85
Fat: 48

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Mike is the Director and Owner of the Missoula Underground Strength Training Center located in Missoula, Montana. He’s an Expert Strength Coach and has been in the business for nearly a decade working with hundreds of individuals utilizing conventional and unconventional training methods. Be sure to check out his blog!

If you have any questions on this article, feel free to post them on the forums here: Morning Glory discussion thread

  Mini Article 2  

Run Like Hell!

by Mike Scialabba

Take a break, sit down, and relax for a minute. Sip on a nice hot cup of tea, and maybe read the paper. Or you can just rip your car up to the drive through of the nearest coffee stand, order up a big fat green tea, and roar off at a million miles a minute listening to death metal, plotting your next dead-lift PR. Whatever works. Just as long as you take some time for Tea!

I know. Weight lifters don't run! Especially if you wanna be big! However, I'm not telling you to run. I'm telling you run like hell!

No going for a leisurely jog or an easy beach laden 5k. I'm talking about something most runners don't know of, never heard of, and will never do or try. It's not running. It's running like hell!

So what the hell is it?

Prowler Sprints

The prowler is a unique type of sled designed for pushing. It has bar placements for the hands to either be placed high, or extremely low, putting the body at an aggressive angle, which brutally attack the hips, hamstrings and core.

It also has pins for Olympic plates to be added to increase the load, increasing the punishment. Sprints behind this masochist tool are usually performed 20 to 40 yards at a time.


The Prowler - Perfect for some Self-Punishment!

Sled Drags

The sled is a flat piece of iron in which you can load weight onto. It's capable of being attached to a tow rope and harness, therefore allowing you to sprint full speed ahead with anywhere from 20-100lbs being slung around behind you.

Sled drags are usually performed with distances ranging from 20 to 60 yards at full effort.

Tire Rolls

Tire rolls are unique, and uniquely brutal. To perform this you need a tire ranging from 500-700lbs. You also need a big husky friend to help you stand it up, unless you're in the bad ass department and can do it on your own.

Once the tire is standing, you'll need about 200 yards of flat street, or 50 yards of slightly vertical feet. From there, you'll push the tire and attempt to reach full speed rolling it down the street attempting to direct it straight. Once you near your desired finish line, you'll sprint around the tire and try to bring it to a stop before you take out a school bus or small house.

Hill Climbs

Hill climbs are probably the easiest to perform because all you need is a hill and ridiculous motivation. Target a hill that gives you an aggressive 40 yards, yet still allows for a 10-15 yard approach to build up speed.

Get your speed and rock that pig!

Running like hell not only helps quad, hip, and hamstring development, but also dramatically aids in fat loss and cardiovascular capacity.

No need to fear muscle loss or looking foolish here.

Run like hell!

If you have any questions on this article, feel free to post them on the forums here: Run like hell discussion thread

  Mini Article 3  

Live From the Forums - Who's Talking About What

Tom Mutaffis Q&A

Tom Mutaffis has reopened his Q&A section. For those that don’t know Tom, he is a successful strength athlete competing in strong man events. He offers forum members advice on routines, nutrition, and recovery.

Check out the discussion here - Tom Mutaffis Q&A

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If You Owned a Gym

Have you ever dreamed of opening your own gym? What kinds of equipment would you have in there? What rules would you have for the members? Forum members give advice on what they would do if they opened their own gyms. There are some good suggestions and some funny ones too.

Check out the discussion here - If You Owned a Gym

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Mixing Fruits and Vegetables

Forum member Flowtron ran across a study that claims you should not mix fruits and vegetables in the same meal. His study says that different types of foods use different enzymes and can cause digestive problems. Not everybody agrees with the findings.

Check out the discussion here - Mixing Fruits and Vegetables

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Zercher Squats

It’s that time of year again. Some of the guys in the power lifting forum are having a Zercher Squat contest. Last year the guys put up some big numbers. The videos are already being posted and it looks like these guys are going to be putting up even bigger numbers this year.

Check out the discussion here - Zercher Squats

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Finding the Right Supplement

There are so many supplements on the market it’s hard to decide which one will benefit your goals the most. Forum members discuss the supplements that help them the most. Chris Mason, co-owner of AtLargeNutrition, posts a video with his personal recommendation.

Check out the discussion here - Finding the Right Supplement

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HCT-12 Test Group Journals

The HCT-12 test group journals have just been released in the HCT-12 journal section. Be sure to check out their progress and see their transformations. Some of them include before and after pictures. There will be an article written by Daniel Roberts soon, so stay tuned.

Check out the journals here - HCT-12 Test Group Journals

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Live From the Forums - Quote of the Week

“A deload usually refers to a longer time period than one training session where you are trying to decrease the overall training stress to recuperate and super-compensate from recent heavy training.”Sean S

Check out the discussion here - How do you Deload

 
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