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4 Dirty Insider Tricks to Blast Through Your Gym PR’s

Tell me if this has ever happened to you…

You’ve been going to the gym for a while, following a great workout routine. You want to get in shape. You want to look good for the summer and for the girls.

Maybe you even bought my book “Body of an Alpha,” and you’ve been doing the routine to some great success. For whatever reason though, you just can’t seem to lift anymore. It seems like you’ve hit your “genetic potential.”

Well let me tell you, the term “genetic potential” is a crock of horse shit. You can always be better, always run faster, always jump higher, and always lift more weight…the only question is HOW? When you understand the “how” you can do almost anything.

…and that’s what I’m going to share with you today. Over the years I’ve encountered all manner of witchcraft, voodoo trickery, and fly-by-night scams, and I’ve learned to separate the facts from the bro science. So with this in mind, here’s four insider tips that I use to blast past my personal records.

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6 Daily Habits for Higher Testosterone Levels

To become a badass alpha male you have to live like a badass alpha male. As the masculine philosopher Aristotle once said:

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore, is not an act, but a habit.

Your identity, then, is nothing but a sum total of your habits. What you do everyday, day in and day out, determines the direction of your destiny.

Adopt the following 6 habits and move towards a life of more energy, health, virility, and, of course, higher testosterone levels.

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7 Best Bodybuilding Foods That Should Always Be In Your Kitchen

Ask anyone who’s been in the game long enough…muscle isn’t built in the gym, it’s built in the kitchen. That old saying may be a cliche, but it’s absolutely true. If you’re not eating some of the best bodybuilding foods out there, then you’re robbing yourself of gains.

Going to the gym breaks your muscles down. It tears them apart, but that’s only half the battle. The other half is when you build them back up by eating well and resting long enough. Interestingly enough, most guys actually mess up HERE rather than in the actual gym.

If you want to build that lean, shredded physique that everyone so desperately wants, you need to eat right. There’s no way around this—abs are built in the kitchen, not in the gym. Without the proper nutrition, all of that hard work you spent lifting weights will just go to waste.

So with that in mind, I have a specific “go to” list for all of my favorite muscle-building foods, and I always have every single one of these in my kitchen. With that in mind, and without further ado, here’s my seven best bodybuilding foods that should ALWAYS be in your kitchen.

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Top 5 Bodyweight Shoulder Exercises For Cannonball Delts!

If there is any body part that just screams “alpha male”, it would have to be the shoulders. Big, broad, cannonball shoulders are the most noticeable feature of a well-defined upper body, and having them will do wonders for the looks you get from young, fertile women.

Having six pack abs and an Adonis belt certainly helps… but without the wide shoulders that give you that nice “V-Taper” look, you’ll just look like some skinny dude with abs.

If you want to be athletic and fit, you are going to have to have strong shoulders—period. “How do I strengthen my shoulders though, Jon?” you might be asking. Well, there are many, many exercises to do so.

I personally recommend lifting weights, as they’ll offer the most resistance and thus the biggest opportunity to grow your muscles. If you want to be jacked, you have to lift weights.

But, sometimes it isn’t possible to lift weights. Maybe you don’t have enough money for a gym membership. Maybe you’re on vacation and need a quick workout to to while you’re in the hotel. Hell, maybe you just don’t want to go to the gym, because it’s thirty minutes away.

Whatever the cause may be, here’s my top five bodyweight shoulder exercises.

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Ostarine (MK-2866): The Full User’s Guide (Update 2019!)

Ostarine, otherwise known as MK 2866, is one of the strongest and most popular SARMs on the market—and it isn’t hard to see why.

Within just a matter of a few weeks, you can experience god-like increases in strength, enhanced physical performance, and crazy euphoria.

Over the past few years, SARMs such as Ostarine, have been exploding in popularity, due to their strength, and minimal side effects.

Thanks to advancements in modern science, you can now take a few drops of clear liquid every morning, and experience all of the benefits of taking illegal steroids with almost none of the negative side effects [1].

This is the power of SARMs: increased strength, enhanced physical performance, and fat shredding like never before.

Today however, I’d like to focus on a particular SARM known as Ostarine, or MK 2866. It’s by far one of the best SARMs, and for good reason.

Today, we’re going to be exploring everything you need to know, from the Ostarine side effects, to dosages, and exactly how to take it.

So, strap in, get yourself a cup of coffee, and let’s get to it!

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Paleo Shopping List: 5 Essentials For Every Kitchen!

Finding a good paleo shopping list is a little tricky, especially since our modern society hasn’t quite caught up with recent health discoveries. Studies have shown time and time again that eating a nourishing, whole-food based diet is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

We’ve all heard about the paleo diet, haven’t we? It’s been all the rage in health magazines and publications lately. It’s a diet that promises to have its practitioners eat solely what would have been available to one of our wholly nomadic and primitive forebears—with the choice of obtaining said food with Acheulean hand-axes and fire-hardened spears being strictly optional.

…and while many readers of Masculine Development may opt to hunt down their bison dinners in Cro-Magnon alpha male fashion, I for one am too busy writing this blog. So with that in mind, it’s helpful to have a handy little paleo shopping list to check off as you go out.

Keep in mind that the paleo diet isn’t for everyone, though. Hardgainers often find it very difficult to form a paleo bulking diet without bodybuilding staples such as whole grains and other processed foods, but even so, everyone can benefit from having a few of these paleo shopping list essentials in their kitchen. So here goes.

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Ligandrol: The Complete Newbie’s Guide to LGD-4033 (Update 2019)

If you’ve been browsing fitness forums and bodybuilding websites over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed an interesting phenomenon.

More and more people have been discussing these revolutionary new chemicals called “SARMs,” with Ligandrol in particular.

Ligandrol, also known as LGD-4033, is currently one of the strongest selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) on the market.

Valued by fitness models, physique competitors, and bodybuilders alike, it’s extremely well known for its ability to create a cut and dry physique.

First off, though—what are SARMs? Most people aren’t aware of the benefits of SARMs, because they’ve been completely ignored by mainstream bodybuilding.

Steroids get all of the attention, but funny enough SARMs can actually be almost as effective as steroids. What’s better though, is they have ZERO of the nasty side effects that steroids do.

In this article, I’m going to present a complete beginner’s guide to Ligandrol, otherwise known as LGD-4033. So, strap in, and let’s get to it.

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How Long Does it Take to Build Muscle? (The Truth They’re Not Telling You)

So how long does it take to build muscle? Well, I remember back when I first started working out. I was maybe 15 or 16 years old, and I’d heard that girls liked guys with some muscle. So, being the testosterone-filled highschool student that I was, I decided to get a membership to my local gym.

I sat down with a personal trainer, and he opened up some program meant to forecast my results. It was supposed to show me what I’d look like after six months on his “program,” and holy shit was I impressed. According to his math, I could literally look like the fucking hulk after just six months.

No, that isn’t an exaggeration. I was 5’6″ and weighed about 115 pounds. By his estimate, I would somehow turn into a 6’3″ behemoth weighing 235 pounds within six months. Needless to say, he sold me on some ripoff program that cost $299 (if I remember correctly), and I walked away happy.

Turns out that building muscle is a hell of a lot harder than that, because six months later, I realized I’d been scammed. I literally hadn’t put on a single pound. I didn’t look any different, I didn’t feel any different, and I wasn’t any stronger. So if you want to avoid this hellish six months of wasted work, I suggest you read on.

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What Are SARMs? The Ultimate Guide For Beginners (2019)

If you’ve been lurking around bodybuilding forums over the past few years, you’ve no doubt seen the emergence of a new form of chemical enhancement. SARMs, otherwise known as selective androgen receptor modulators, are quickly becoming one of the most popular alternatives to steroids.

But still, many questions remain. What are SARMs? What kind of results do they give you? Are they legal? What’s the best SARMs stack? And perhaps most importantly, what are the potential side effects of taking it? The average lifter knows almost nothing about these compounds.

When taken wisely, SARMs like Ligandrol, Cardarine, and Ostarine can have incredible benefits. You will gain incredible strength, put on tons of muscle, and even keep most of it afterwards. The best part though, is that SARMs have almost none of the side effects that steroids tend to have.

With this in mind, I’ve compiled a definitive, ultimate guide on selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs). My goal is to cover everything you need to know about SARMs, so that by the end of this post, you’ll be rushing to buy some and put on some of that sweet, sweet muscle mass.

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3 Best Chest Exercises to Build Up Huge Pecs in Just 4 Weeks

For those who are naturally inclined towards fitness and building muscle, going to the gym and lifting, pressing, and squatting comes almost instinctively. Sure, nobody is born having exact prior knowledge in the matters of the body—it takes patience, dedication, and perseverance to truly achieve the potential of our bodies.

…but this being said, while it certainly does take a long time to get a shredded physique, there are a ton of shortcuts you can take along the way to make things easier on yourself. There’s supplements you can take, routines you can do, and even specific muscle groups you can focus on to quickly gain the appearance of being jacked.

One of which groups is the chest muscles. I’ve always had naturally large pectoral muscles from a young age, and even when I was a skinny little beanpole (at least in my view) people would complement me on them. Now that I’ve spent time building them up however, I frequently get girls rubbing them and squeezing them at parties (no joke).

The first thing that people associate with a “strong man” are the chest muscles. This association has been practically ingrained into our collective consciousness due to popular culture and celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman. Surprisingly enough, while it may take years to get pecs like them, there’s still a few ways to get killer pecs in just a short time.

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