Should You Take Protein Shakes?

First off, for all the absurd questions; like if protein will stunt your growth, shrink your junk, or if it contains steroids… The answer is NO to all of the above. Those are just stupid BS myths that get spread around by people who don’t have a clue what their talking about.

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REAL Christmas Eating Tips (Just Pig Out!)

It seems every fitness coach out there has the need to share some tips this time of year on how YOU can minimize the damage of over indulgence during the holidays. Well, I’m not your typical bodybuilding & fitness coach. But I’m still going to offer some Holiday / Christmas Eating Tips. However, my tips are going to be totally opposite of anything you’ll hear from any other fitness coach.

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12 Week Workout Program

How many days per week should you workout?
How many exercises should you do for each body part?
How many sets and reps should you do?
There are countless variables that come into play when designing a workout program. So in this blog post I’m going to clear up some of the confusion about working out and provide you a complete workout program that you can follow.

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5 Shortcuts To Build More Muscle Size

These days it seems that everything needs to be bigger, faster, and stronger. Going to the extreme is the norm. Everything from extra strength headache pills, to energy drinks, and high speed Internet. Bottom line is that people want change and they want it now! When it comes to bodybuilding things are no different we want results ASAP. The desire to build a better body unites all bodybuilding and fitness enthusiasts, but for most of us, the muscle gains come too slow and they never come easy. So we look for shortcuts. Is the secret to fast muscle gains training harder, lifting heavier, eating more, popping this pill, or slugging back the latest hyped up magic muscle drink. In this article we are going to dive into 5 of the most common workout “shortcuts” that people take and pick them apart to find a better plan of action. More often then not the best methods for building a stronger and more muscular physique involve a less extreme approach.

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Tarzan’s “JUNGLE MUSCLE” Workout!

Picture this… You are out in the middle of a lush green jungle, you are totally relaxed and asleep in a little thatched palm roof villa just off the beach, the soft gentle breeze is blowing in off the water, the sun is rising over the horizon, and you are gently awaken to the beautiful…

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The Most Anabolic Muscle Building Substance…

What’s The Most Anabolic Muscle Building Substance You Can Get Your Hands On? Is It A Black Market Steroid? Is It The Latest Bodybuilding Supplement Stack? Is It Some Exotic Herb From The Amazon Jungle? All the training, drugs, and supplements in the world won’t build an ounce of muscle mass without this one critical thing…

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Top 5 MASS Building Tips! (FREE e-Book)

Yesterday I sent out an e-mail sharing my Top 5 Fat Loss Tips to help you stay lean and ripped this Holiday Season. Note: If you missed that one you can watch the video right on my YouTube Channel by clicking here. Today I’m going to do a full 180 and share 5 Killer Mass…

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Bodybuilding Contest Results…

We just had an ACTION Packed Weekend with our local Bodybuilding Championships here in Newfoundland. There was a record number competitors with 65 men and women competing in the show. That’s A LOT of competitors especially considering that we are a pretty small province population wise. Both my girlfriend Trish and I competed. I placed…

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Build Bigger Bicep Peak With Dumbbell Hammer Curls On The Preacher Bench

When it comes to building bicep peak 2 of the best exercises you can use are the Hammer Curl and the Preacher Curl. Hammer Curls help work the brachialis, which is that “bump” of a muscle that’s between the biceps and triceps. The brachialis muscle looks awesome when developed because it adds more lines to…

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The Next YouTube Fitness Star…

I’ve got some pretty exciting news to share with you today… YouTube has created a program called “YouTube Next Trainer” where they are going to work with 16 different online fitness coaches from around the world, give them a $15,000 video equipment and promotional package. Along with a 12 weeks of video training directly from…

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Lee Hayward Bodybuilding Posing Practice Video

I’m currently in training for my next bodybuilding competition, the 2011 Newfoundland Provincial Championships that’s on November 19. Below is a quick video clip of a practice posing session that I did, this was shot 3 weeks out from the competition. My body weight is currently 200 pounds (and I’m 5’6 tall). My goal is…

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New Instructional Video: Lat Pulldown Workout

One of the best exercises you can do to help build a wide V-shaped muscular back is the Lat Pull Down. However, a lot of people will make some very critical mistakes when doing this move that actually limits it’s effectiveness. Lee Hayward demonstrating the “Close Under Hand Grip Lat Pull Down” for building back…

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Posing Practice Progress Pictures Taken Oct. 30

I’m currently 3 weeks out from my next bodybuilding competition. I’m going to be competing in the Newfoundland Provincial Championships on November 19. This is going to be my 13th bodybuilding competition… Lucky Number 13 LOL Things are going pretty good, I’m pleased with my progress thus far. Over the past few months I’ve dropped…

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Bicep Preacher Curls Done Right!

One of the best bicep isolation exercises that you can do is the Preacher Curl. However, most people do this exercise WRONG… But I’m not pointing fingers at anyone, because up until very recently I was one of those people who screwed up and made a critical mistake when doing preacher curls. Part of the…

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“Beat The Machine” For Maximum Muscle Growth

As you get more advanced with your workouts a good goal to shoot for when doing machine exercises is to “Beat The Machine”. Now what I mean by this is to stick to a particular weight stack machine exercise as a regular part of your workouts. Each week strive to better what you did the…

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Better Than Squats… Killer Quad Workout!

  Over the past couple weeks I’ve been reading the “Vince Gironda Manifesto” and it’s an awesome book that’s jam packed with the old-school training and nutrition methods that the bodybuilders of yesterday did to build their classic lean muscular physiques. One of the things that really stood out as I was reading the book…

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Gironda “Lat Pulls” for a wide V-shape back!

If you are looking to build a wide V-shape muscular back… Then you should try the Vince Gironda Lat Pull in your next back workout! Vince Gironda Doing The Low Pulley Lat Pull Variation. He also did a ‘high pulley’ variation of this move, which I demonstrate in the video clip below… Vince Gironda is…

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Vince Gironda “Old-School” Bodybuilding Methods…

If you are a fan of “old-school” bodybuilding, then no doubt you are also a fan of Vince Gironda. And if you are not, then you should be! Vince Gironda – The Legend & Myth He was known as the Iron Guru and a lot of today’s effective training methods have developed from the basis…

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Bicep & Tricep Dumbbell Super Set Workout

This Bicep Curl & Tricep Extension Super Set Combo is a great way to finish off an arm workout and really pump up the guns! What you do is take a single dumbbell and perform a set of 1 arm dumbbell curls. Then switch sides and do a set of curls for your other arm.…

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Have your cake and eat it too…

Yesterday (Oct. 4) was my birthday and I turned 33 years young… Now normally when your birthday rolls around you’ll enjoy a nice dinner and indulge in some birthday cake as well. But this time around I’m in the middle of a strict low carb pre-contest diet and I’m only 6 weeks out from my…

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Cheap Protein Sources…

When it comes to following a good bodybuilding diet plan the Number #1 thing that you need to focus on is meeting your protein intake. You need to consume a minimum of 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight daily in order to build muscle. So if you weigh 175 pounds, you need…

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Is Skip La Cour REALLY “Natural” ?

I’m sure you’ve heard about Skip La Cour’s new Simple Bodybuilding Nutrition program by now. But if you haven’t, then you can check it out for yourself over at Skip’s website: www.SimpleBodybuildingNutrition.net Anyway, the feedback from this program has been very positive. Skip has been coaching bodybuilders to get in top contest shape for over…

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Simple Bodybuilding Nutrition [Video]

The NUMBER #1 thing that is going to make the biggest difference in your overall bodybuilding & fitness success is your Nutrition Program. However, the problem with this is that there is so much conflicting crap out there these days that it can be mind boggling! That’s why I put together this video clip to…

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Top 10 Bodybuilding Nutrition Tips

Top 10 Bodybuilding Nutrition Tips: This is a guest article by: Skip La Cour Author of Simple Bodybuilding Nutrition Skip La Cour is a expert at getting people in the best shape of their lives through following simple, but proven methods for building muscle and burning fat. He is one of the most successful Natural…

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Nutrition – It’s What Separates The MEN From The BOYS!

I’ve been involved in this whole bodybuilding and fitness game for quite a while now. I started working out in 1990, entered my first bodybuilding competition in 1995, and put my first bodybuilding website online in 1997. Since that time I have had the opportunity to train, coach, and get real world feedback from hundreds…

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21-Day Fast Mass Building for FREE!

Just the other day I posted up free copies of 2 killer muscle-building reports: The Death Of Bulking & The Anabolic Amplifier Effect ———————————— Note: If you never downloaded them yet, you can do so right now at: https://leehayward.com/blog/gain-7-pounds-in-21-days ———————————— These 2 reports outline a unique cycle-diet & training plan that competitive bodybuilders have been…

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FREE Muscle Building e-Book!

Do You Have Stubborn Muscles That Just Refuse To Grow, No Matter How Hard You Train Them In The Gym? That’s why I’ve put together my Muscle Specialization Training Guide. This is a FREE e-book that covers unique muscle building specialization moves for each and every bodypart

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How he gained 7 pounds of muscle in 21-days…

Hey there, It’s your muscle building coach Lee Hayward here with special surprise gift for you… 🙂 You see it was about this time last year that I revealed my “Best Kept Secret” for quickly packing on lean rock hard muscle mass without getting fat in the process. I shared this “Special Program” with my…

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Advanced Push Up Workout

I’m a huge fan of doing push ups in my workouts… They help to build up the chest, increase strength in all your pressing exercises (i.e. bench press, shoulder press, etc.), and they also help to strengthen your core from balancing and holding your body in position. However, as you get more advanced in your…

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My Very First Muscle Up!

I just set a new personal record in the gym the other day! You see I’ve been working on doing a “Muscle Up” for quite a while now. And just the other day I finally was able to do my very first Muscle Up! If you are not familiar with a “Muscle Up”, it’s basically…

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