Lorado / GettyFor all the challenges of an obstacle course race—miles of running, fire pits, soaking-wet cargo nets—it’s easy to overlook one of the basic movements in the repertoire: crawling. Big mistake, says American Ninja Warrior turned professional obstacle course racer Kevin Bull: “A lot of people slow down when they get to that point of the course,” Bull says. “But you’re going to be tired, and when you lie down on the ground, it’s a pretty big incentive to not go fast.” THE TECHNIQUE Go flat on your stomach. As you crawl, rotate your knees out so your hips can hug the ground as close as possible. Push the insides of your feet into the ground—especially if you’re climbing an incline under barbed wire. If you’re going down a hill, though, swim through the mud “almost like a freestyle stroke,” Bull says. [RELATED1] TRAIN FOR PAIN Practice crawling with your eyes closed. In Bull’s first race, simulated rainfall splashed mud into his eyes, temporarily blinding him. He navigated by grabbing the shoe of the person in front of him— but, as...
The size of the dose and weight of the patient may have significant effects on outcome.
Sure, anyone can look up the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for the macronutrients and vitamins they consume every day. Unfortunately, those numbers, at least for protein, are too low to support maximum healthy muscle growth.

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Chris LundAfter earning his pro card in 1997, Venezuela-born bodybuilder Gustavo Badell competed in more than 30 IFBB shows over the course of his 15-year career. Nicknamed the “Freakin’ ’Rican” after moving to Puerto Rico in his early 20s, Badell earned acclaim for taking third at the ’04 and ’05 Mr. Olympia competitions. With a contest weight of 245 pounds (at a height of 5'7", mind you), Badell was a certified mass monster. This was in part due to his high-volume approach to training. His workouts could contain upwards of 36 sets and take more than two hours to complete. But they paid off. Two body parts Badell managed to blow up were his legs and back. Below, we outline his insane regimens so you can see whether you have the grit to grind through them. Remember to keep the weight lighter, as 32 sets is no laughing matter. Go too heavy and you’ll risk burning out. BADELL'S BACK ROUTINE Pullup (warmup) | SETS: 4 | REPS: 8–12 Behind-the-Neck Pulldown | SETS: 4 | REPS: 12–15 Weighted Pullup | SETS: 4

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Per BernalABS AND THIGH A hands-behind-the-head pose in which the competitor flexes abdominals and one leg. ARNOLD CLASSIC One of two esteemed bodybuilding events, held in Columbus, OH, each March. BIKINI The least muscular female division; emphasizes beauty. BODYBUILDING Where the big boys compete. Contests are judged on size, shape, symmetry, and conditioning. Unlike the amateurs, open pro shows for men and women have no weight divisions, so, to steer clear of the behemoths, lighter men usually compete in the 212 division. CALLOUT When the head judge calls closely matched competitors to the center of the stage for side-by-side comparisons. Members of the first callout typically ll out the top places. CLASSIC MEN’S PHYSIQUE In this division, aesthetics, symmetry, and leanness are at a premium. Weight limits, pegged to height, rebuke mass monsters. CONDITIONING From smooth to ripped, a measure of leanness. DEFINITION Visibility of muscles due to lean conditioning. DOUBLE BICEPS A pose in which the competitor flexes both arms, this is the classic “make a muscle” pose. Struck in both front and rear versions. FIGURE Halfway between bikini and physique, this women’s division stresses...
There are a lot of things that make Franco Columbu unique. At 5'5", he’s the shortest Mr. Olympia, winning the Sandow in 1976 and, at 40, in 1981. Pound for pound, he’s arguably the strongest champion bodybuilder of all time. He deadlifted 750, squatted 665, and bench-pressed 525, all while weighing less than 200. In 1977, he finished fifth in the inaugural World’s Strongest Man despite some competitors weighing more than 100 pounds more than him and his dropping out after dislocating a knee. And he must be the only chiropractor to have cameos in both Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator. What really stood out about Franco, however, was his torso in the ’70s. Despite standing nine inches shorter, he was as wide and thick as his best friend Arnold Schwarzenegger. His chest and back still rank among the best of all time. In fact, no one has owned a denser upper chest than this Sardinian strongman. His pecs seemed to spill out of his sternum, and uniquely deep crevices separated the upper and lower regions. Columbu credits a regular barrage of free-weight, compound basics for his spectacular...
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s wealth of training knowledge translated directly into one of the best physiques of all time. Here, he answers your questions on training, nutrition, and intensity. In his days as reigning Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger penned a monthly column, appropriately titled “Ask the Champ.” It appeared only in the Weider magazines, where readers could send him training questions and receive their answers directly from Arnold in this public forum.  In more recent days, the Austrian Oak wrote a column, “Arnold’s Page,” in FLEX every month. Some months, questions were answered; other months, he discussed a training topic that should be of interest to a majority of our readers. Either way, it’s the same great information dispensed by the most famous bodybuilder the world has ever known. From the archives of Weider magazines dating back more than 30 years, we’ve compiled what we believe are some of the most compelling topics and questions Arnold has ever addressed. The result is a comprehensive, meat-and-potatoes Arnold Schwarzenegger training seminar.  ARNOLD'S CHEST WORKOUT >>   ARNOLD'S BACK WORKOUT >>   ARNOLD'S SHOULDER WORKOUT >>   ARNOLD'S BICEPS WORKOUT >>   ARNOLD'S TRICEPS WORKOUT >>   ARNOLD'S LEG WORKOUT >>   ARNOLD'S CALVES WORKOUT >>   ARNOLD ON INTENSITY >> 
Courtesy of WWEAfter the chaos at Extreme Rules on Sunday, Alexa Bliss managed to retain her Raw Women's Championship title. But Ronda Rousey wasn't thrilled about that. Rousey was suspended from Raw for 30 days after brutally attacking Bliss weeks ago. Unfortunately for Bliss, that didn't stop Rousey from interrupting the match between Bliss and Nia Jax on Sunday night's Extreme Rules in an attempt to get revenge on Bliss for stealing the championship from under Rousey's nose at Money in the Bank. Luckily, Bliss' friend Mickey James was able to stop Rousey by hitting her with a kendo stick, and Bliss kept her hold on the belt. On Raw Monday night, Bliss appeared in the ring with James to brag about her victory yet again, only to get a surprise guest: Ronda Rousey, who showed up to Raw despite having two days left in her suspension. Much like she did a few weeks ago, Rousey went...
BG017 / Bauer-Griffin / GettyIt's common knowledge that Dwayne Johnson is ripped from head to toe, with one of his most prominent features being a formidable set of pecs that put most gymgoers to shame. But in a recent Instagram post, Johnson revealed that his two-year-old daughter Jasmine was a bit confused about his gargantuan chest. Great to recharge the batteries this weekend, back home with all my girls and teaching this lil’ tornado how to swim. Took my shirt off and she said, Daddy I like it your brown boobies..Thank you baby, but daddy has pecs, not boobies. #KickThoseLegs #UseThoseArms #MrBrownBoobs A post shared by
Courtesy of F45Fitness star Paige Hathaway didn't take a traditional route to fitness stardom, but she pretty much paved the road to the top when it comes to making a living as a fitness influencer. With an Instagram following of 4 million (and counting) and more than 5.5 million likes on Facebook, she's in a spot where many aspire to be nowadays—on everyone's social feeds.  Hathaway, who grew up in Minnesota and Oklahoma, is a self-made success who comes from humble beginnings. Her sheer drive to succeed took her farther than she ever thought possible, especially considering bikini competitions and traditional fitness modeling weren't her passions. Now, she inspires millions of fitness fanatics to dedicate themselves to living their best, healthiest lives. To help others fall in love with fitness the way she once did, Hathaway holds "Fit in 5" challenges in which participants can win thousands of dollars for transforming their lifestyles and physiques over the course of a five-week program. She's also the latest ambassador for F45 Training, a global fitness franchise where studio-goers take 45-minute functional fitness classes to burn fat and get fit. F45's combination of HIIT,...

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